Fix backup proxy problem


Problem HotADD

Configuration file has unexpected changes and during backup proxy virtual machine terminates

Symptoms

VMware has released a new KB to fix a backup problem on an ESXi 6.5. During backup, the proxy backup takes the invalid state. The following symptoms appear.

Entries into hostd.log

  • info hostd[15A03B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmsvc.vm:/vmfs/volumes/580692bf-a861cb5a-1083-e83935c5e190/smf-xxxproxy-007/smf-xxxproxy-007.vmx opID=5953cf5e-3-a90a user=vpxuser:ADMIN\nwadmin_svc] State Transition (VM_STATE_ON -> VM_STATE_RECONFIGURING)
  • error hostd[15640B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmsvc.vm:/vmfs/volumes/580692bf-a861cb5a-1083-e83935c5e190/smf-xxxproxy-007/smf-xxxproxy-007.vmx opID=5953cf5e-3-a90a user=vpxuser:ADMIN\nwadmin_svc] Could not apply pre-reconfigure domain changes: Failed to add file policies to domain :171: world ID :0:Cannot allocate memory
  • info hostd[15640B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmsvc.vm:/vmfs/volumes/580692bf-a861cb5a-1083-e83935c5e190/smf-xxxproxy-007/smf-xxxproxy-007.vmx opID=5953cf5e-3-a90a user=vpxuser:ADMIN\nwadmin_svc] State Transition (VM_STATE_RECONFIGURING -> VM_STATE_ON)
  • error hostd[15A44B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmsvc.vm:/vmfs/volumes/580692bf-a861cb5a-1083-e83935c5e190/smf-xxxproxy-007/smf-xxxproxy-007.vmx] Expected permission (3) for /vmfs/volumes/5ac38771-f9105baf-f368-c25883f002d0/smf-app-comm-dev-054 not found in domain 171
Entries into vmkernel.log
  • cpu49:68763 opID=4c6a367c)World: 12235: VC opID d03205b-b9-17ed maps to vmkernel opID 4c6a367c 2018-06-08T05:40:53.264Z cpu49:68763 opID=4c6a367c)WARNING: Heap: 3534: Heap domainHeap-54 already at its maximum size. Cannot expand.

Resolution

For resolve this problem, you need upgrade your ESXi to the version ESXi 6.5 PO3 or ESXi 6.7 U1. This issue is resolved in these version.

Link of the KB VMware

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/56453

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