I have two SQL servers on two different ESX host which have the VM license enabled.
Both have a lot of "Host Dropped Received Packets"
I see between 50 000 and 150 000 "host dropped received packets", on the Resources, Network tab.
SQL Server 1
SQL Server 2:
I Googled a bit and also have asked our VM team, Google and them think it's false positive.
I just think it's a lot of dropped packets and I would like a better explanation.
Does anyone here have the same problem? Have you fix it?
We're getting this data from the vCenter API. We poll every 2 minutes, but get 6 data points within each poll (thus the 20 second interval you see). If this is a false positive, it's coming from the VMware side of the house. I would love to hear if others are having the same issue though...
Thanks for the reply ManDevil.
VM team is checking for missing patch on ESX that can cause this kind of reporting.
My bet is that some NIC cards are not enabled on the esx host and they are logged as dropping packet... will see.
I will let you know when they finish their troubleshooting.
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