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Top 20 Articles for November 2014

Here is our Top 20 KB list for November 2014. 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. Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 (2005205)

2. Troubleshooting Fusion virtual machine performance issues (1015676)

3. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053)

4. ESXi host cannot initiate vMotion or enable services and reports the error: Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size.Cannot expand (2085618)

5. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1025914)

6. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager and Horizon View (2015112)

7. Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows (1003417)

8. An ESXi 5.x host running on HP server fails with a purple diagnostic screen and the error: hpsa_update_scsi_devices or detect_controller_lockup_thread (2075978)

9. Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x (1027206)

10. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX (10051)

11. Installing Windows in a virtual machine using VMware Fusion Easy Install (1011677)

12. Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.5 best practices (2052329)

13. Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components (2033620)

14. Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 5.x Inventory Service database (2042200)

15. Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2053132)

16. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESX/ESXi (1007566)

17. Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host (1003490)

18. Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x and 5.x (1033696)

19. Troubleshooting networking and internet connection issues in VMware Fusion (1016466)

20. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file (1002511)

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