Collecting environment details is useful when checking the compatibility of components.

  1. Determine if Guest Introspection is used in the customer environment. If it is not, remove the Guest Introspection service for the virtual machine, and confirm the issue is resolved.
  2. Collect environment details:
    1. ESXi build version - Run the commanduname –a on the ESXi host or click on a host in the vSphere Web Client and look for the build number at top of the right-hand pane.

    2. Linux product version and build number
    3. /usr/sbin/vsep -v will give the production version
      Build number
      dpkg -l | grep vmware-nsx-gi-file
      SLES12 and RHEL7
      rpm -qa | grep vmware-nsx-gi-file
  3. Collect NSX Data Center for vSphere version, and the following:
    • Partner solution name and version number
    • EPSec Library version number used by the partner solution: Log into the GI SVM and run this command:
      strings <path to EPSec library>/ | grep BUILD
    • Guest operating system in the virtual machine
    • Any other third-party applications or file system drivers
  4. ESX GI Module (MUX) version - run the command esxcli software vib list | grep epsec-mux.
  5. Collect workload details, such as the type of server.
  6. Collect ESXi host logs. For more information, see Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi (653).
  7. Collect service virtual machine (GI SVM) logs from the partner solution. Reach out to your partner for more details on GI SVM log collection.
  8. Collect a suspend state file while the problem is occurring, see Suspending a virtual machine on ESX/ESX (2005831) to collect diagnostic information.
  9. After collecting date, compare the compatibility of the vSphere components. For more information, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.