The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

VMware vCenter Server


December 18, 2012  2:22 PM

How to troubleshoot a Purple Screen of Death on an ESXi Host

Posted by: Nathan Simon
vmware, VMware Certified, VMware vCenter Server

So your ESXi host is stuck at a PSOD or the “Purple Screen of Death”, what do you do? Well one would figure its hardware, but it also could be software related. Well I am going to tell you how to download and review the error logs. Mind you the way I am going to explain it is if the host can...

August 10, 2010  6:05 PM

Enhanced Vmotion Capabilities and You!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
core 2 duo, core i7, enhanced vmotion compatability, EVC, vCenter Update 1, vmware, VMware vCenter Server

Sometimes you need to enable EVC to make sure vMotion plays nice with your ESX Hosts, I used this document as a reference point to make sure everything would work once EVC was enabled.

March 18, 2010  3:05 PM

Configure an Alarm in vCenter Server to alert you if a Virtual Machine is running on a snapshot.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
alarm, alerts, commiting snapshots, snapshot, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware vCenter Server

Ever check on your VMs and they have been running on a snapshot for the last couple months? Committing a couple months worth of snapshots can take 1 to many hours depending on the hardware and disks present, well VMware has posted a video on how to create an alarm to alert you when virtual machines...


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