Archive for the ‘VMware’ Category

Scott Lowe moving to EMC

Even during an economic slowdown there are bright spots and opportunities.  Scott Lowe from Blog.ScottLowe.org is taking a new position with EMC as a VMware-Cisco Solutions Principal.  Congratulations to Scott! Scott has pledged to continue his already top-notch blogging, continuing in line with his new boss and another great blogger Chad Sakac. Read Scott’s post […]

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VMware KB1016262 – vCenter Agent Install Fails on ESXi 4 Host

VMware just posted an alert on this for ESXi 4 Hosts managed by either vCenter 4 or 4 Update 1.  If you remove and re-add the Host to vCenter, or upgrade vCenter to Update 1 you may experience this issue. At this time, there is no official fix, however it appears a reboot should fix […]

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VMware ESX4 Update 01 Removed from Update Manager

If you are looking to update your ESX4 hosts to Update 01, don’t look in Update Manager.  VMware has removed the update because of a bug with the HP Management Agents preventing the update from completely successfully and rendering the host inoperable. From KB1016070: “Note: If you want to install the update, you must download […]

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VMware KB1016070 – ESX 4 Update 01 and HP Management Agents Failed Upgrade

VMware has posted a bug when upgrading ESX 4 to Update 01 with HP Management Agents running.  (ESXi is unaffected) You may have your host end the update unsuccessfully, and in a non-responsive state.  To avoid this, disable all the HP Management Agents prior to running the update. Read the full article here.

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VMware KB1009607 – Pegasus CIMSERVER Memory Leak

VMware has acknowledged an issue that we have been battling for some time with a Pegasus CIMSERVER memory leak.  It has been fixed under ESX 4, as it does not use Pegasus, otherwise setup a CRON job for restart Pegasus periodically. This issue has been extremely frustrating in our environment for a very long time, […]

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VMware KB 1008886 – Unable to read partition from Add Storage Wizard

These are great instructions if you have received errors when trying to add a LUN to an ESX Host, and suspect that the LUN may not be READY, or write enabled these instructions can help you troubleshoot and/or fix the LUN. Read the KB here. If you are unable to re-write the LUN label, the […]

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VMware KB1005184 – Decoding ESX Purple Screen Error

VMware doesn’t use the “Purple Screen of Death” or “ESX PSOD” terminology in their documents so if you Google it, you won’t get directed to VMware.com and this document for this information.  I know in the past I have spent far too much time searching for PSOD information, so keep this link handy. This document […]

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VMware Patch/Maintenance Alerts Subscription

If you would like to receive VMware patching notifications, just go this page and enter your email address! Just enter your email here, and then select your Subscription preferences on the link they send you.

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