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Top 20 KBs Here is our Top 20 KB list for February 2015. 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. ESXi host cannot initiate vMotion or enable services and reports the error: Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size. Cannot expand (2085618)
  2. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053)
  3. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager and Horizon View (2015112)
  4. Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 (2005205)
  5. Installing vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2052334)
  6. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server 4.x and 5.x (1025914)
  7. Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi/ESX (10051)
  8. Re-pointing and re-registering VMware vCenter Server 5.1 / 5.5 and components (2033620)
  9. Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX/ESXi using the vSphere Client (653)
  10. Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x (1027206)
  11. Correlating VMware products build numbers to update levels (1014508)
  12. Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 5.x Inventory Service database (2042200)
  13. Installing or upgrading to ESXi 5.5 best practices (2052329)
  14. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESX/ESXi (1007566)
  15. Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host (1003490)
  16. Unmounting a LUN or detaching a datastore/storage device from multiple VMware ESXi 5.x hosts (2004605)
  17. Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 best practices (2053132)
  18. 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)
  19. Methods for upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2058352)
  20. VMware Response to CVE-2015-0235 – glibc gethostbyname buffer overflow, aka “Ghost” (2105862)