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Top 20 Articles for October 2013

Here is our Top 20 KB list for October 2013. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.

  1. Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine performance issues (1015676)
  2. Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 (2005205)
  3. Broadcom 5719/5720 NICs using tg3 driver become unresponsive and stop traffic in vSphere (2035701)
  4. Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components (2033620)
  5. Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install (1011677)
  6. Troubleshooting networking and internet connection issues in VMware Fusion (1016466)
  7. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View Manager and Horizon View (1008658)
  8. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1025914)
  9. Unmounting a LUN or detaching a datastore/storage device from multiple ESXi 5.x hosts (2004605)
  10. Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host (1003490)
  11. Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows (1003417)
  12. Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine startup issues (1014534)
  13. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager 4.5 and later (2015112)
  14. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x (2004684)
  15. Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2053132)
  16. Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues for ESX / ESXi (multiple versions) (1008205)
  17. VMFS Heartbeat and Lock corruption on Dell EqualLogic Arrays (2049103)
  18. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX (10051)
  19. VMware Horizon View Best Practices (1020305)
  20. Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.5 best practices (2052329)