Hostd fails continuously on ESXi 6.0 Update 2
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Hostd fails continuously on ESXi 6.0 Update 2


Article ID: 327811


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VMware vSphere ESXi


  • Hostd on ESXi 6.0 Update 2 fails continuously.
  • Running the command /etc/init.d/hostd status returns a message similar to:

    hostd is not running.
  • Running the command ls -1 /var/core | grep hostd-worker returns an entry similar to:


  • In the /var/log/hostd.log file, you see entries similar to:

    Failed to get physical location of SCSI disk: Failed to get location information for naa.600c0ff00025d308b29de55501000000lsu-hpsa-plugin Unknown error.

  • Running the command localcli software vib list | grep lsu | awk '{print $1}' returns a result similar to:
  • Adding the ESXi host to vCenter Server fails with the error:
Cannot contact the specified host
  • The /var/log/vpxa.log file contains errors similar to:
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> warning vpxa[7DD7FB70] [Originator@6876 sub=hostdcnx] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Could not resolve version for authenticating to host agent</time>
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> verbose vpxa[FFD40AC0] [Originator@6876 sub=hostdcnx] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Creating temporary connect spec: localhost:443</time>
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> verbose vpxa[FFD40AC0] [Originator@6876 sub=vpxXml] [VpxXml] Error fetching /sdk/vimServiceVersions.xml: 503 (Service Unavailable)</time>
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> warning vpxa[FFD40AC0] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3</time>
  • The vpxd.log file shows entries similar to:
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> error vpxd[7F6B9043D700] [Originator@6876 sub=HttpConnectionPool-000001] [ConnectComplete] Connect failed to <cs p:00007f6b2ec89120,>; cnx: (null), error: N7Vmacore3Ssl18SSLVerifyExceptionE(SSL Exception: Verification parameters:</time>
--> PeerThumbprint: 83:8A:28:D9:3F:85:7B:BF:47:59:E3:70:19:CC:F1:8E:EC:AD:60:36
--> ExpectedThumbprint:
--> ExpectedPeerName:
--> The remote host certificate has these problems:
--> * Host name does not match the subject name(s) in certificate.
--> * unable to get local issuer certificate)
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> info vpxd[7F6B7AC87700] [Originator@6876 sub=vpxLro opID=f1882261-d0a2-4888-bd02-5dc050d7309b-125932-ngc-d4] [VpxLRO] -- FINISH task-internal-2350701</time>
YYYY-MM-DDT<time> info vpxd[7F6B7AC87700] [Originator@6876 sub=Default opID=f1882261-d0a2-4888-bd02-5dc050d7309b-125932-ngc-d4] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-internal-2350701 -- datacenter-21 -- vim.Datacenter.queryConnectionInfo: vim.fault.SSLVerifyFault:</time>
--> Result:
--> (vim.fault.SSLVerifyFault) {
--> faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
--> selfSigned = false,
--> thumbprint = "83:8A:28:D9:3F:85:7B:BF:47:59:E3:70:19:CC:F1:8E:EC:AD:60:36",
--> msg = ""
--> }


This issue occurs when the upgrade replaces the new esx-base, but keeps the higher version of the lsu plugins.


This issue is resolved in VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3, available at VMware Downloads.

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