Wednesday, May 07, 2008

vmkping error: syscall version mismatch (compiled: 0x7616c4e3, kernel: 0x50f63116)

Today after I configured an ESX 3.0.2 Update 1 server, I wanted to use vmkping to test vmkernel IP stack. However, it returned an error stating "syscall version mismatch (compiled: 0x7616c4e3, kernel: 0x50f63116)". Odd, since it doesn't look like an network issue, which was what I was always getting. After a search online, found a VMware KB 1002880 posted on Feb 2008 at http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/dynamickc.do?externalId=1002880&sliceId=2&command=show&forward=nonthreadedKC&kcId=1002880. The KB states that only commands vmkping and ramcheck are affected, and all other system utilities, ESX Server stability and reliability are not jeopardized.Ok, I was planning to patch it anyway.

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