lunedì 11 febbraio 2013

ESXi 5.1: Stuck on running usbarbitrator start

Today I experienced an issue while restarting an ESXi 5.1 host.

Boot took a very long time and was stucked on:

running usbarbitrator start

Looking for a solution I stepped into this KB: Accessing USB storage and other USB devices from the service console

Previous KB states that this issue is due to USB Arbitrator service which manages USB passthrough. This service does not support simultaneous usb connections both from usb devices and from usb service console.

After host booted up (it took almost half an hour) login to ESXi console and diasble usb arbitrator service autostart on next reboot

chkconfig usbarbitrator off

KB suggest to reboot the host, actually for me once booted up host it worked fine, so if you need to disable usb arbitrator service without rebooting

service usbarbitrator stop

That's all!!

3 commenti:

  1. it's weird , i cannot find "service " in ESXi 5.1.0 (build-914609)

    ~ # service; uname -ar
    -sh: service: not found
    VMkernel ESXi01 5.1.0 #1 SMP Release build-914609 Nov 18 2012 12:01:37 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  2. Instead of service, use /etc/init.d/usbarbitrator stop

  3. Lol, "Is the service loaded for a long time? Turn it off!"
    This solution is suitable only for those who will not connect usb media to virtual machines.