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  • 1.  How to set up watchdog in ESXI?

    Posted Mar 11, 2018 06:06 PM

    How do I set up watchdog performing specified action (eg. hard reset) of host when it becomes unresponsive (eg. kernel freezes)? Is there any form of virtualized /dev/watchdog?



  • 2.  RE: How to set up watchdog in ESXI?

    Posted Mar 16, 2018 04:23 PM

    While not exactly walking through the thing you need, you might want to take a look at this blog post https://www.vskilled.com/2015/11/automatically-reboot-an-esxi-host-after-psod/

    You can modify the method described in there exactly to your needs. The variable you'd want to change would be "Misc.BlueScreenTimeout"



  • 3.  RE: How to set up watchdog in ESXI?

    Posted Mar 15, 2019 10:50 AM

    In order to answer this question, I just published the hardward watchdog VIB for you.

    Hope this helps.

    See: GitHub - fangli/esxi-hardware-watchdog-driver: This is an ESXi VIB package for hardware watchdog heartbeating. If you ha…