Get answers and solutions instantly by using VMware’s Knowledge Base (KB) articles to solve known issues. Whether you’re looking to improve your productivity, troubleshoot common issues, or simply learn something new, these most used and most viewed knowledge articles are a great place to start.
Here are the top 5 most viewed KB articles for SRM, vSAN, and Core Storage:
This VMware KB article provides guidance on how to determine the firmware and driver versions for your network and storage devices in ESXi, VMware’s hypervisor platform. The article includes steps for using the vSphere Web Client, PowerCLI, and other tools to access this information.
This VMware KB article explains how to identify disks when working with VMware ESXi, including how to locate a specific disk and determine its properties. The article also includes troubleshooting tips for common disk-related issues.
This VMware KB article walks you through the steps to change the provisioning type of a virtual disk in ESXi, allowing you to optimize your storage usage. The article includes detailed instructions for using the vSphere Web Client and PowerCLI.
This VMware KB article provides instructions on how to perform a rescan of the storage on an ESXi host, ensuring that any new storage devices are detected and added to your environment. The article includes steps for using the vSphere Web Client and other tools.
This VMware KB article explains how to reclaim deleted blocks on Thin Provisioned LUNs in VMFS, a VMware file system used for storing virtual machine files. The article includes detailed steps for reclaiming space and managing storage in your environment.
Here are the top 5 most used KB articles for SRM, vSAN, and Core Storage:
This VMware KB article provides detailed information about vSAN Health Check, a tool used to diagnose and resolve issues in VMware’s software-defined storage solution. The article explains how to run health checks, view results, and troubleshoot any detected issues.
This VMware KB article provides troubleshooting guidance for connectivity issues between ESXi hosts and iSCSI storage arrays using software initiators. The article includes steps for checking network connectivity, verifying configuration settings, and resolving common errors.
This VMware KB article explains the concepts of Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 6.x and 7.x. The article provides guidance on how to identify and resolve these issues, which can cause virtual machines to become unavailable.
This VMware KB article provides instructions on how to safely detach a LUN device from ESXi hosts. The article includes steps for removing the device from the host, verifying that it has been removed, and rescanning the host to detect any remaining devices.
This VMware KB article explains how to understand and troubleshoot lost access to volume messages in ESXi 6.x/7.x. The article includes information about possible causes of lost access, steps for resolving common issues, and recommendations for avoiding future problems.
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