Posts Tagged ‘ESX3.5’

VMware KB1007566 – Monitor Snapshot Deletion

VMware updated a KB today on how to monitor snapshot deletion.  This is especially useful for large snapshots that “time out” for vCenter because they take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  I have been using this exact procedure for years and never thought to blog it…for some insane reason. Read the KB here. Basically, […]

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VMware KB1011170 – Checking Zero vs EagerZero Disk Status

VMware has released a KB with a handy vmfstools command to check your VM’s disk status.  If the VMFS output shows a “Z” it is Zerothick with blocks that have not been written to yet. Read the article here. This allows you to check the disk status for options such as Fault Tolerance or Microsoft […]

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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 KB1003490 – Restarting ESX Management Agents

You will find these instructions in other How To posts and links here, but I thought I would post a simple KB from VMware for quick reference.  service mgmt-vmware restart, will NOT cause a Guest to reboot or go down. Click here for the article.

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8 ESX 3.5 Patches (4 Critical) – 8/31/09

8 new patches have been released for ESX 3.5 only.  These do not apply to ESX/i 4 or older versions of ESX/i 3.x. ESX350-200908401-BG – General ESX350-200908402-BG – Critical ESX350-200908403-BG – General ESX350-200908404-BG – General ESX350-200908405-BG – Critical ESX350-200908406-BG – Critical ESX350-200908407-BG – General ESX350-200908408-BG – Critical

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VMware KB1010213 – Basic SCSI Storage Troubleshooting

VMware has posted a new KB with some useful quick troubleshooting for slow storage issues.  I personally use DAVG/cmd frequently with our Fiber DMX infrastructure. Check out here.

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VMware ESX 3.5 7-30-09 – KB1012543

VMware has released ESX 3.5 patches.  6 Patches, 4 are Critical.  KB1012543 is most interesting overall.  Hit the jump for links and more information.

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Disconnected Hosts – Hostd

Good article about troubleshooting Hostd (mgmt-vmware) issues.

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