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Notification to customers using ESX4.0 or 4.1

Disabling the sfcb process

There have been several incidents where the sfcb process on ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1 has become heavily loaded and as a result has caused the Service Console CPU usage to reach close to 100%. To prevent this incident to occur, if using ESX 4.0 or ESX 4.1, please run the commands below to disable the sfcbd-watchdog service.

Procedures to disable the sfcbd-watchdog service

1. Log in to the Service Console as root user and run the following command:
# /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog stop

2. Run the following command to stop the sfcbd-watchdog service from starting at boot:
# chkconfig sfcbd-watchdog off


When the sfcbd-watchdog service is disabled, no updated hardware status information will be received-hardware status information provided through Health Status views of the vSphere Client and related alarms of the vCenter Server will be unavailable.

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