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Top 20Here is our Top 20 KB list for November 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. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx
  2. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer database in VMware View Manager and VMware Horizon View
  3. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server
  4. Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x, ESXi 5.x and ESXi 6.x
  5. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX
  6. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x
  7. Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi 5.x and ESXi 6.0.x
  8. Backing up a Changed Block Tracking enabled virtual machine in ESXi 6.0.x returns incorrect changed sectors
  9. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file
  10. Unlocking and resetting the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password
  11. Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 best practices
  12. Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host from the command line
  13. ESXi host cannot initiate vMotion or enable services and reports the error: Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size.Cannot expand
  14. Powering off a virtual machine on an ESXi host
  15. Generating and importing a signed SSL certificate into VMware Horizon View 5.1/5.2/5.3/6.0 using Microsoft Certreq
  16. Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions
  17. Using a Dell Perc H730 controller in an ESXi 5.5 or ESXi 6.0 host displays IO failures or aborts, and reports unhealthy VSAN disks
  18. Updating vCenter Server 5.5 to Update 3 fails with the error: Warning 32014. A utility for phone home data collector couldn’t be executed successful
  19. Information about the error: state in doubt; requested fast path state update
  20. Estimating the time required to consolidate snapshots for VMware ESX and VMware ESXi