Top 20

Top 50 Articles for 2013

Last week we posted our monthly Top 20 KB articles for the month of December. These posts are so popular we thought we’d provide the same list for the entire year of 2013. We also expanded the list to include 50 of our top KBs. You’ll probably notice some familiar titles here.

  1. Downloading and installing VMware Fusion (2014097)
  2. VMware Fusion 6 fails to start (2058900)
  3. Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install (1011677)
  4. Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 (2005205)
  5. Broadcom 5719/5720 NICs using tg3 driver become unresponsive and stop traffic in vSphere (2035701)
  6. Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components (2033620)
  7. Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine performance issues (1015676)
  8. Unmounting a LUN or detaching a datastore/storage device from multiple ESXi 5.x hosts (2004605)
  9. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1025914)
  10. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX (10051)
  11. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from VMware View Manager and Horizon View (1008658)
  12. Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x and 5.x (1033696)
  13. Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host (1003490)
  14. Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.1 best practices (2032756)
  15. Virtual machines fail while using 3D applications after applying Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0 (2040249)
  16. Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021193)
  17. Troubleshooting networking and internet connection issues in VMware Fusion (1016466)
  18. Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows (1003417)
  19. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager 4.5 and later (2015112)
  20. VMware Horizon View Best Practices (1020305)
  21. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk (VMDK) descriptor file (1002511)
  22. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x (2004684)
  23. Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues for ESX / ESXi (multiple versions) (1008205)
  24. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in ESX 2.5/3.x/4.x and ESXi 3.x/4.x/5.x (1007566)
  25. ESXi/ESX hosts in APD may appear Not Responding in vCenter Server (1030980)
  26. Installing vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021202)
  27. Uninstalling, reinstalling, and upgrading VMware Fusion (1014529)
  28. Removing a LUN containing a datastore from VMware ESXi/ESX 4.0 and 4.1 (1029786)
  29. Methods for upgrading to ESXi 5.1 (2032757)
  30. Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) processor support (1003212)
  31. Committing snapshots when there are no snapshot entries in the Snapshot Manager (1002310)
  32. Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine startup issues (1014534)
  33. vSphere handling of LUNs detected as snapshot LUNs (1011387)
  34. After making a change or restarting vCenter Single Sign-On server system, vCenter Server 5.1.x fails to start (2036170)
  35. ESXi 5.1 host becomes unresponsive when attempting a vMotion migration or a configuration change (2040707)
  36. Migrating the vCenter Server database from SQL Express to full SQL Server (1028601)
  37. Best practices for using and troubleshooting VMware Converter (1004588)
  38. Configuring syslog on ESXi 5.x (2003322)
  39. Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x (1027206)
  40. Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host (1014165)
  41. Troubleshooting printer connection issues in VMware Fusion (1014535)
  42. Uninstalling and manually installing VMware Tools in VMware Fusion (1014522)
  43. Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX (1015180)
  44. ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen with errors for E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053)
  45. Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms when virtual machines are running from snapshots (1018029)
  46. Methods of upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 (2021188)
  47. Converting a physical machine for Fusion, Workstation, or Player using Converter Standalone (2005129)
  48. Upgrading to VMware Tools 5.1 causes log spew with the message: Error in the RPC receive loop: RpcIn: Unable to send (2036350)
  49. Resetting a forgotten My VMware password fails (2020621)
  50. Cloning and converting virtual machine disks with vmkfstools (1028042)

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