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Monthly Archives: May 2009

New articles published for week ending 5/31/2009

VMware ACE
Blank printing sometimes occurs when the compression level for the virtual printer in the guest is set to "No Images" (1010551)
Date Published: 5/27/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery fails to connect when invoked from a linked vCenter (1011236)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware ESX
Multipathing policies in ESX 4 (1011340)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
What is Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) and Native Multipathing (NMP)? (1011375)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Snapshot LUN detection in ESX 3.x and ESX 4 (1011385)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
ESX 4.x handling of LUNs detected as snapshot (1011387)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905401-BG: Updates vmkernel and hostd RPMs (1010957)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905402-BG: Updates VMX RPM (1010958)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905403-BG: Updates aacraid driver for Adaptec (1010960)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905404-BG: Update to tzdata package (1010961)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905405-BG: Updates Kernel Source and VMNIX (1010963)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESXi, Patch ESXe350-200905401-I-BG: Firmware Update (1010964)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1009938: Virtual machines in Lab Manager environment might stop responding due to a heavy load on LUN (1009938)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905401-SG: Update to VMware-esx-tools RPM (1009940)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905402-SG: Updates to esxcfg-firewall script to enable and disable FTP client service (1009941)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905403-BG: Virtual machines in Lab Manager environment might stop responding due to a heavy load on LUN (1009942)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905404-BG: Update to FTP client service (1009943)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1009944: Update to time zone information (tzdata) package (1009944)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905405-BG: Update to time zone information (tzdata) package (1009945)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Inaccurate Monitoring and Health Status seen in VI Client, VirtualCenter, or vCenter Server (1010716)
Date Published: 5/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
Mapping VMware High Availability Heartbeats and Communication Paths (1010991)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM
Overview of Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) (1011308)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM
Growing a datastore from the Service Console in ESX 4.0 (1009125)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM
Out of Range DSUB Analog error when installing ESX 3.5 (1010602)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware ESXi
Deleted the Management Network vSwitch on ESXi (1010992)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware Fusion
Mounting a virtual disk as a MacOS volume (1010989)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware ThinApp
Shortcuts for Native Applications Override Shortcuts for ThinApp Packages (1011232)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware vCenter Lab Manager
An ESX host is unavailable after its password is changed (1011209)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM
Cannot add a template to a configuration (1011278)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Stopping or starting VMware vCenter Orchestrator (1011303)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware vCenter Server
A virtual machine appears powered on in VMware Infrastructure Client after it is powered off (1011398)
Date Published: 5/29/2009 12:00:00 AM\
ADAM installation fails with error 28037 (1011410)
Date Published: 5/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
The VirtualCenter message of the day keeps reappearing (1011391)
Date Published: 5/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
VirtualCenter 2.5 upgrade fails with a ORA-30036 error (1010653)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM
vCenter Service Status and vCenter Hardware Status plug-ins fail (1011274)
Date Published: 5/25/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Licensing Site Recovery Manager (1010979)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

VMware View Manager
After a desktop is checked out, a printer added to the host might not be visible in the guest (1011420)
Date Published: 5/28/2009 12:00:00 AM \
DE (German/Deutsche) keyboard input is not handled correctly in desktops opened from View Client using HP RGS protocol (1009990)
Date Published: 5/27/2009 12:00:00 AM \
Command-line parameter -screenMulti enables Multimonitor for HP RGS desktops (1010375)
Date Published: 5/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
During Daylight Savings Time, View Administrator displays the last backup time as one hour earlier than the actual backup time (1011390)
Date Published: 5/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
View 3.1 Agent must be installed last and uninstalled first to avoid losing third-party registry entries (1011279)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM
Troubleshooting issues with video in View Manager (1010945)
Date Published: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

ESX Patches May 28

A new bunch of patches for ESX 3.5 and 3.0.x have been posted this week.  If you’re still in the old Virtual Infrastructure 3 world, you might want to look in to the latest patches as they contain security and critical updates.

ESX 3.5.0 Classic

Patch # Summary KB
ESX350-200905401-BG VM Shutdown & Host Reboot  KB:1010957
ESX350-200905402-BG VM Shutdown & No Host Reboot  KB:1010958
ESX350-200905403-BG VM Shutdown & Host Reboot  KB:1010960
ESX350-200905404-BG No VM Shutdown & No Host KB:1010961
ESX350-200905405-BG VM Shutdown & Host Reboot KB:1010963
ESX350-200905401-SG VM Shutdown & Host Reboot  

ESXi 3.5.0

Patch # Summary KB
ESXe350-200905401-I-BG VM Shutdown &  Host Reboot KB:1010964

Patch Download and Installation

See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.

New articles published for week ending 5/24/2009

VMware
ESX

Storage
VMotion fails with a generic DMotion error (1009113)

Date Published: 5/22/2009
ESX
service console not impacted by OpenSSL security vulnerabilities with
CVE-2009-0590, CVE-2009-0591, and CVE-2009-0789 identifiers
(1010917)

Date Published:
5/22/2009

Slow
Performance with Dell PERC Controller (1011213)

Date Published: 5/21/2009
Controlling LUN queue depth throttling in
VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4 (1010922)

Date Published: 5/21/2009
The
esxupdate -l query command lists an incorrect time stamp after upgrading to ESX
Server 3.5 Update2 (1010928)

Date Published: 5/21/2009
The
vSphere Client overview performance charts use zeroes to denote missing data
samples (1010972)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

After
uninstalling and reinstalling the vSphere Client, previously installed and
ignored certificates do not result in a security warning (1010955)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Changing
the default value of MaxBurstLength for the software iSCSI adapter might cause
loss of connection with the EqualLogic storage system (1010712)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Avoiding
performance issues when using ESX/ESXi 4.x with NetApp storage devices with ALUA
(1010713)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Disabling vNetwork Distributed Switches
(1010718)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Ports on
a vSwitch are not freed when hot removing network adapters from virtual machines
(1010719)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Windows
Performance Utility log files contain incorrect Last values for data counters
(1010728)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Intel MT
or PT Dual Port NICs drop CDP packets on ESX/ESXi 4.0 hosts
(1010741)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Changes
to CIM host configuration variables in ESX/ESXi 4.0 (1010745)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Network
traffic fails when a vSwitch VLAN ID is configured with HP VCM Ethernet Network
profile External VLAN ID (1010758)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Low
memory conditions might impact SCSI status (1010762)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
VMotion
migration of virtual machines that use Brocade NPIV with softing zone fails
(1010765)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Running
vSphere CLI 4.0 commands against ESX/ESXi 3.5 systems (1008940)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
On ESX
hosts, DHCP failures might occur in the service console during heavy loads
(1010421)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

ESX host
is non-compliant even after application of host profile succeeds
(1010450)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

LUN
filtering mechanism during RDM creation (1010513)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Only one
Seagate SCSI device can be supported by an ESX/ESXi host (1010548)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Lockdown
mode does not lock down machine (1010549)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Cannot
add an ESX Server 2.5.x host to vCenter Server 4.0 when Check Host Certificates
is enabled (1010553)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

Unclaiming all paths to a storage device
while several paths are dead makes the device unavailable when later attempts to
reclaim the paths are made (1010570)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
VMotion
Migration of a virtual machine that uses NPIV fails (1010571)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Target
limitations with Qlogic qla4xxx drivers (1010604)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
vcbSnapAll command fails
(1010105)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Running
multiple vCenter Server processes simultaneously causes Qlogic iSCSI HBA port
errors (1010617)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

VM run
on thin-provisioned disk might become unresponsive (1010618)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Naming
conventions for single-port and multiport Emulex HBAs in ESX
(1009474)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

TCP
Segmentation Offload (TSO) over IPv6 with e1000 Virtual Adapters
(1009548)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

VMFS
Lock Volume is Corrupted (1009565)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Connectivity to NFS Server Lost
(1009566)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Connectivity to NFS Server Restored
(1009568)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

VMFS
Resource Volume is Corrupted (1009569)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
VMFS
Volume is Locked (1009570)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Context-sensitive help not accessible in
Internet Explorer 7 (1009801)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Soft
lockup messages from Linux kernel running in an SMP-enabled virtual machine
(1009996)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Solaris
virtual machines might not power on on virtual hardware version 7
(1010070)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Network
receive packets dropped at the virtual switch (1010071)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Creation
of named pipe or output file name in the form of any path in the service console
fails (1010138)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

Virtual
Machine Communication Framework (VMCF) Features are Experimental in the vSphere
4.0 Release (1010182)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

Power
supply status displayed as red when supply unit is removed
(1010286)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

pNIC
loses connectivity on IBM x3850 servers with Intel 82571 NICs
(1010313)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Alert
messages are logged when extents in a spanned volume go offline
(1010314)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Loss of
network connectivity on SLES8 virtual machine (1010315)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Disabling VMotion on an ESX/ESXi host
(1010376)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Disabling the vCenter Server Agent
(1010394)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Configuring disks to use VMware
Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters (1010398)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
vm-support might fail on ESXi systems
with many VMs if run on the root partition (1010611)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
vSphere
Client Help is not accessible on systems using Internet Explorer Enhanced
Security Configuration (1010791)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Sometimes the upgrade from ESXi 3.5 to
ESXi 4.0 fails when the host is trying to reboot (1010734)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Management Controller firmware
information not displayed in hardware status (1010708)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
ESXi
VMware Tools for Linux do not include pre-build kernel modules for unsupported
guests and the RPM format package for tools (1010714)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
IBM
X3650 fails to boot from SAN disk when local disk is present
(1010909)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

"URB
timed out – USB device may not respond" message appears during reboot of ESXi
Installable from a USB drive (1010940)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Collecting diagnostic information for
VMware ESXi Server 3.5 (1010705)

Date Published: 5/19/2009 12:00:00
AM

VMware
vCenter Orchestrator

Orchestrator log files
(1010956)

Date Published:
5/21/2009

Collecting diagnostic data for VMware
Orchestrator (1010959)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

VMware
vCenter Server

Read permission is required on the root
drive of the directory where vCenter Server is installed (1010938)

Date Published: 5/21/2009
Automating VMware Tools upgrade in
vCenter Server 4.0 (1010796)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Installing Linked-Mode and ADAM
(1010801)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

The overview performance charts don't
appear if the vCenter Server host is renamed (1010725)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Upgrading VMware Tools on multiple
virtual machines (1010735)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Checking compliance of a host profile
(1010731)

Date Published:
5/20/2009

Applying a Host Profile to a host or
cluster (1010732)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

A vCenter 4.0 error is encountered when
enabling the following plugins: Virtual Server Service Status and Hardware
Status (1010641)

Date
Published: 5/20/2009

vSphere Client might fail to connect to
the vCenter Server (1010106)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Cannot enable vCenter Hardware Status and
vCenter Service Status after changing vCenter Server name (1010567)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
Disabling the vSphere Web Access service
in vCenter Server (1009420)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
How to create default alarms when
upgrading to vSphere 4.0 (1010399)

Date Published: 5/20/2009
vCenter Server service might not start
automatically if the machine is rebooted repeatedly (1010072)

Date Published: 5/20/2009 12:00:00
AM

VMware
View Manager

Cannot create a new linked clone
automatic pool with a custom OU (1009197)

Date Published: 5/22/2009
Reconfigure Connection Broker and
Security Server Instance Pair (1010795)

Date Published: 5/19/2009
Troubleshooting Provision error (missing)
Desktop Composer VcFault message in View Manager (1010841)

Date Published: 5/19/2009 12:00:00
AM

Let’s get this vSphere party started right!

Those may have been the words of Flavor Flav in Fight the Power, but we don’t think he had cloud computing on his mind. But now that vSphere 4.0 is officially launched, we want to make sure you have access to all the latest KB articles and content we have been busy creating to get you started on the right foot.

Also, here’s our hand picked top ten list of KB articles we think you’ll be interested in.  Don’t miss the best practices articles!

Top vSphere Knowledge Base Articles

New articles published for week ending 5/17/2009

VMware ESX
Cannot locate module and block-major-XX error appears in /var/log/messages (1009985)
Date Published: 5/15/2009
Windows Persistent Route stops working (1010644)
Date Published: 5/14/2009
Changing Beacon Probing settings using the command line (1010736)
Date Published: 5/14/2009
Site Recovery Manager Test Failover fails intermittently (1010692)
Date Published: 5/12/2009
ESXi console message: OEM Policy File is dirty. Settings not respected. (1010720)
Date Published: 5/12/2009

VMware Fusion
Unable to launch virtual machine when Fusion is not in the default location (1010211)
Date Published: 5/14/2009
Deleting Parallels tools (1009119)
Date Published: 5/14/2009

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Enabling and Configuring Linux Core Dump (1009887)
Date Published: 5/14/2009
Conversion of a physical source with software mirrors fails (1010409)
Date Published: 5/13/2009 

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Failure to create LUN snapshots when performing a Site Recovery Manager test failover (1009638)
Date Published: 5/14/2009

VMware View Manager
VC Fault error in VMware View when attempting to create a pool (1010487)
Date Published: 5/14/2009

VMware VirtualCenter
Virtual machines might fail to migrate if the VMware VirtualCenter Server service is stopped during the migration operation (1010352)
Date Published: 5/13/2009
New alarm to trigger a script or send an email fails (1010666)
Date Published: 5/12/2009

New articles published for week ending 5/10/2009



VMware Converter


Unable to import a backup image or third-party virtual machine
(1010476)

Date Published:
5/5/2009



Migrating virtual machines between ESX hosts without shared storage
(1010167)

Date Published:
5/4/2009



VMware ESX


Identifying hardware causes for purple screen errors
(1010195)

Date Published:
5/8/2009



Using stack trace information to diagnose purple screen errors
(1010196)

Date Published:
5/8/2009



VMFS volume becomes inaccessible during SAN LUN replication
(1010609)

Date Published:
5/7/2009



How to Disable Guest Operations in the VIX API
(1010103)

Date Published:
5/5/2009



VMware Fusion


Support for Windows 7 and the Aero theme
(1010544)

Date Published:
5/6/2009



VMware View Manager


Enabling verbose logging for View Composer related components
(1010388)

Date Published:
5/6/2009



Unable to deploy linked clones and provisioning fails with the error reject prepare
(1010431)

Date Published:
5/5/2009



VMware VirtualCenter


Customization of Windows Vista or Windows 2008 fails
(1010449)

Date Published:
5/7/2009



Port Forwarding in VirtualCenter cannot use Tomcat ports
(1010350)

Date Published:
5/5/2009



VirtualCenter cannot authenticate domain account users
(1010094)

Date Published:
5/5/2009

New articles published for week ending 5/3/2009

VMware ESX
Identifying Symmetrix devices using the esxcfg-mpath and symdev commands (1010402)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904403-BG: Updates bnx2 Driver for Broadcom (1010128)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904405-BG: Updates Kernel Source and VMNIX (1010130)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904406-SG: Updates vim-common, vim-minimal RPMs (1010131)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904407-SG: Security Update to BIND (1010132)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904408-SG: Security Update to the openssl Package (1010133)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904409-BG: Updates vmkctl RPM (1010134)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Virtual machines lose network connection after VMotion (1009103)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

The esxupdate command with the -f/–force switch fails (1009961)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Driver fails to load after change from BusLogic to LSI Logic (1009984)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

ECC Agent support in ESX (1010114)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Low swap keeps patches from installing (1010238)
Date Published: 4/27/2009

VMware vCenter Converter
Where to download the Converter 4.0 boot CD (1010367)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Connection to a Linux source fails despite correct SSH configuration (1009153)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Troubleshooting the boot failure of a Linux virtual machine converted from a physical computer (1010241)
Date Published: 4/27/2009

VMware View Manager
Error is displayed when user removes smart card immediately after entering the PIN (1009955)
Date Published: 4/28/2009

VMware Virtual Desktop Manager
Backing up the ADAM database in VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (1010285)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware VirtualCenter
Live clone of a virtual machine with an independent disk fails (1010396)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Cannot customize RHEL 5 images (1010204)
Date Published: 4/28/2009

New articles published for week ending 5/3/2009

VMware ESX
Identifying Symmetrix devices using the esxcfg-mpath and symdev commands (1010402)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904403-BG: Updates bnx2 Driver for Broadcom (1010128)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904405-BG: Updates Kernel Source and VMNIX (1010130)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904406-SG: Updates vim-common, vim-minimal RPMs (1010131)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904407-SG: Security Update to BIND (1010132)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904408-SG: Security Update to the openssl Package (1010133)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904409-BG: Updates vmkctl RPM (1010134)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Virtual machines lose network connection after VMotion (1009103)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

The esxupdate command with the -f/–force switch fails (1009961)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Driver fails to load after change from BusLogic to LSI Logic (1009984)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

ECC Agent support in ESX (1010114)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Low swap keeps patches from installing (1010238)
Date Published: 4/27/2009

VMware vCenter Converter
Where to download the Converter 4.0 boot CD (1010367)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Connection to a Linux source fails despite correct SSH configuration (1009153)
Date Published: 4/29/2009

Troubleshooting the boot failure of a Linux virtual machine converted from a physical computer (1010241)
Date Published: 4/27/2009

VMware View Manager
Error is displayed when user removes smart card immediately after entering the PIN (1009955)
Date Published: 4/28/2009

VMware Virtual Desktop Manager
Backing up the ADAM database in VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (1010285)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

VMware VirtualCenter
Live clone of a virtual machine with an independent disk fails (1010396)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Performance Overview Plugin shows Stats report service internal error (1010353)
Date Published: 4/30/2009

Cannot customize RHEL 5 images (1010204)
Date Published: 4/28/2009

Resolution Paths Published

Many common tech support issues in VMware products can be solved using what we call Resolution Paths. Resolution Paths are collections of modular steps that can be used to solve tech support issues.

Being modular, they can be re-used in other resolution paths. A good example is using the ping command to test network connectivity. This step is used in all kinds of troubleshooting procedures. Put a number of these steps together, and you have a method.

Down the very first left hand column of each resolution path are common issues that customers encounter. To the right of each these are VMware’s recommended steps to resolving these issues. Each and every one is hyper-linked directly to our Knowledge base article on that topic.

These can be very handy and can save you having to make that call into Tech Support. Click the links below.  There’s one for each potential problem area.

Capacity Planner

Converter

Fault

Hosted

Install

Lab Manager

Licensing

Network

View Manager

OS

Storage

System Management

ThinApp

Top 20 Articles for April 2009

Here are our top 20 most used articles for the month of April.

Upgrading to ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Best Practices (1003889)

Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) processor support (1003212)

Best practices for using and troubleshooting VMware Converter (1004588)

Restarting the Management agents on an ESX Server (1003490)

Troubleshooting startup issues or manually reinstalling Fusion (1003484)

VMware Partner Activation Codes (PAC) Explained (1003303)

Consolidating snapshots (1007849)

How to configure networking from the Service Console command line (1000258)

Troubleshooting Adding an ESX Server Host to a VMware High Availability Cluster (1001596)

Increasing the amount of RAM assigned to the ESX Server service console (1003501)

Resignaturing VMFS3 volumes that are not snapshots (9453805)

Restarting the ESX Server Management service (1003631)

Virtual machine does not power on because of missing or locked files (10051)

Cannot power on a virtual machine because the virtual disk cannot be opened (1004232)

Committing snapshots from within the Service Console (1006847)

Powering off a virtual machine hosted on ESX host from the command line (1004340)

Sample configuration of virtual switch VLAN tagging (VST Mode) and ESX Server (1004074)

Verifying ESX virtual machine file integrity (1003743)

VMotion CPU Compatibility – Migrations Prevented Due to CPU Mismatch – How to Override Masks (1993)

Diagnosing a VMware High Availability cluster configuration failure (1003691)