Thursday, August 10, 2017

ESXi boot slow/stalled/stuck at "iscsi_vmk loaded successfully"

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Problem: ESXi boot slow/stalled/stuck at “iscsi_vmk loaded successfully”

Cause: Unfortunately this is normal due to:
  • Dynamic Discovery.
  • Software iSCSI Adapter LoginTimeout=XX causes XX second timeout for each Dynamic discovery.
Solution 1: Leave it alone !!
Solution 2: Reduce LoginTimeout (Dell recommends LoginTimeout=60)
Solution 3: Make it all static.
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