Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1471532
Workstation completely frozen when using ESXi and VMXNET3 adapter
Last modified: 2017-07-16 13:34:08 EDT
Description of problem:
I have Fedora Workstation 26 (issue found on 25 too) running on ESXi 6.5 on a Xeon-D processor. I am using the LXDE spin.
When using VMXNET3 as network adapter, the VM sometimes freezes and becomes completely unresponsive: the UI freezes, cannot connect via SSH, etc. Forcing a hard reset of the VM seems to be the only possibility.
The crash happens "randomly", but an action that causes it to happen every time is to visit "speedtest.net" using Google Chrome (no issue with Midori, however).
Changing adapter to E1000e solves the problem.
Steps to Reproduce:
Can happen randomly, but a way to trigger it any time:
1. Install Google Chrome
2. Visit speedtest.net
Note: I've noticed the crash also when not using Google Chrome, randomly. I am not able to find another way to reproduce the issue 100% of the times.
System completely frozen and requires a hard reset. UI is frozen, can't connect via SSH, etc.
System should work as normal.
Using Fedora 26 as Workstation (same issue on 25). Using the LXDE spin.