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vNICs (both uplinks and VM's vNIC) are blocked on N5K DVS after upgrading to ESXi 5.1

Hello Gents,

I cought into weird situation after upgrade VMware ESXi 5.0 to 5.1 on UCS C200M2. Before upgrade I have had server with configured static adapter-fex VNICS and floating/dynamic vm-fex interfaces working perfectly in DirectPathIO mode for VMs. Initial deployment was done according Cisco N5K VM-fex operation guide for   NX-OS 5.1(3)N1(1). There were vCenter 5.1, 2xN5K and 2xC200M with ESXi 5.0 integrated so that N5K DVS was brought to vCenter and hosts could be added to DVS. One of C200M2 (still on ESXi5.0) has no problem while operating VM-Fexs and adapter-fexs while part of its uplinks are on VSS and othe part on DVS (in fact there are none VMs on VSS, so all the workloads use DVS).

But upgraded C200M cannot operate with DVS correctly: any vmks, vm networks, VMs connected to DVS lose network connectivity.

Attached picture illustrates diag of connectivity status (uplinks/ets are blocked).

VEM are fresh and running:

~ # vem status -v
Package vssnet-esxmn-next-release
Version 4.2.1.2.2.1a.0-3.1.1
Build 1
Date Sat Sep 28 18:47:14 PDT 2013

VEM modules are loaded

Switch Name      Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks
vSwitch0         128         6           128               1500    vmnic0,vmnic1
DVS Name         Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks
N5KDVS-1         256         14          256               1500    vmnic3,vmnic2

VEM Agent (vemdpa) is running

~ #

~ # esxcli software vib list | grep cisco

cisco-vem-v162-esx             4.2.1.2.2.1a.0-3.1.1                Cisco     PartnerSupported  2013-11-11

Do anybody have an idea why it is going wrong?

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vNICs (both uplinks and VM's vNIC) are blocked on N5K DVS after

Does that VLAN exist on the switch?

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vNICs (both uplinks and VM's vNIC) are blocked on N5K DVS after

Of course they exist.There is unpatched server with ESXi 5.0 near upgraded server and it works perfectly.

Finally I downgraded server to ESXi5.0 again and VM-FEX functionality restored.

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