Internal scenario recently. Some Ubuntu Server guest VMs running on top of vmWare ESXi server. Everything running fine, no issues, then the Ubuntu guest VMs will just randomly become utterly unresponsive.
Nothing happening before, the only thing on the Ubuntu guest logs are just a crap ton of carrot jibberish:
Luckily I came across this post related to Mastodon that described the exact same event:
Related #1: Join Mastodon
And releated info from vmWare:
Related #2: vmWare 2151480
After applying the recommended work arounds and subsequently updating the environment this appears to have been stabilized.
vmxnet3.rev.30 = FALSE
<li> <span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;">Power on the virtual machine.</span> </li></ol> </li> <li> If you do not want to power off the virtual machine, disable the receive data ring for each vmxnet3 vNIC on the VM by running this command: <p> ethtool -G <em>ethX</em> rx-mini 0 </p> <p> <strong>Note</strong>: Replace ethX with virtual machine interface name.</li> </ul>