Yearly Archives: 2014

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12 12, 2014

VMware: ESXi – hp-ams memory leak

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 December 12th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

A couple of moths or so, we had a strange/critical problem with our hosts(ESXi 5.1) in one our vCenter(v5.1). All hosts(around 20) start with a strange behavior. VMs were not able to start/stop or vMotion. On the hosts we cannot start or stop any service. When we try to go the ESXi console/shell we get [...]

14 06, 2014

VMware: ESXi 5.x HP NIC’s not found after firmware update

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 June 14th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

When applying the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) or the HP Service Pack for ProLiant on your HP servers your Network cards may stop working. In ESXi NIC's will not be found after firmware(in 5.x). Problem will occur in the models:    HP NC373T PCIe Multifunction Gig Server Adapter    HP NC373F PCIe Multifunction [...]

30 05, 2014

VMware: ESXi requires No-Execute Memory Protection enabled

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 May 30th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

Today building my new Virtual Home LAB I had an issue with my new HP DL360-G5. Note: VMware doesn't support ESXi 5.5 running on DL360-G5(in this case Intel Xeon 5150). But it runs smoothly without any issues. Even is not VMware supported in the HCL. When I was installing ESXi 5.5 (HP-5.73.21 build) on this [...]

6 05, 2014

VMware: vCenter 5.5 SSO one-way Trusts between Domains/Forests Bug

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 May 6th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

There is a bug in vCenter 5.5 with AD vs SSO that we found out and that is an hassle to big environments with several domains and have only one-way trust. I will try to use simple examples so that you can understand more real environments. Example: You have a global domain xpto.com and several [...]

18 02, 2014

VMware: ESXi 5.0 HP Smart Array P420i Controller issue

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 February 18th, 2014|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

Today we had an issue with an ESXi 5.0 Host. Is a HP DL360p Gen8, so we needed to reinstall the ESXi 5.0. These ESXI host have 4TB of local Storage, so we need to reinstall the ESXi without destroy the Local VMFS Storage. Downloaded the latest ESXi 5.0.0.update03-1311175.x86_64 and reinstall the ESXi in the [...]

12 02, 2014

VMware: Troubleshooting ESXi 5.5 snapshots issues

By | 2016-04-23T17:14:55+02:00 February 12th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

Today we had some issues with some VMs regarding snapshots and some VM operations. We had upgraded some several ESXi 5.0 hosts to a ESXi 5.5 and put them in a new vCenter 5.5b. Consequently the VMs HW were upgraded to v10. I don't know if this snapshots issues was regarding these migrations, but we [...]