Tag Archive: Troubleshooting

May 10 2009

Troubleshooting Links

General

Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 (VMworld 2006)
VI3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis (VMworld 2007)
Tips for Troubleshooting VMware ESX Server Faults (VMworld 2006)
When disaster strikes VMware
VMware Technical Support Guide
Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 1 (VMworld 2007)
Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 2 (VMworld 2007)
VI3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis (VMworld 2007)
Troubleshooting VMware Infrastructure 3 (VMworld 2007 Lab)
Common System Management issues in VMware Infrastructure
Common Licensing issues in VMware Infrastructure
Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products
VI Problem Resolution Paths

Converter

Best practices for troubleshooting VMware Converter
Converter Problem Resolution Paths

ESX/ESXi

Troubleshooting common VMware ESX host server problems
Tips for Troubleshooting ESX Server 3.x Faults (VMworld 2007)
Troubleshooting ESX
Collecting diagnostic information for VMware ESX Server
Troubleshooting a VMware ESX Server Upgrade Failure
Troubleshooting permissions errors when connecting to an ESX Server host with the Virtual Infrastructure client
Troubleshooting host architecture incompatibility
Troubleshooting a VMFS that is out of heap memory

Network

Network Problem Resolution Paths
Troubleshooting VMware ESX network performance
VI3 Networking:Advanced Troubleshooting
Common Network issues in VMware Infrastructure
VI3 Networking – Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting (VMworld 2007)
VI3 Network Scenarios and Troubleshooting (VMworld 2006)
TCP/IP Troubleshooting: A Structured Approach

Performance

Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems

Storage

Troubleshooting SCSI Reservation failures on Virtual Infrastructure 3 and 3.5
Storage Problem Resolution Path
Identifying shared storage issues with ESX 3.x
Troubleshooting VMFS-3 datastore issues
Troubleshooting fibre channel storage connectivity
Troubleshooting ESX and ESXi connectivity to fibre channel arrays
Troubleshooting LUN connectivity issues
Troubleshooting iSCSI array connectivity
Troubleshooting ESX Server and ESXi connectivity to iSCSI arrays using software initiator
Troubleshooting ESX and ESXi connectivity to iSCSI arrays using hardware initiators
Troubleshooting NFS server connectivity
Troubleshooting ESX Server and ESXi host connectivity to an NFS Server
Troubleshooting connectivity issues to an NFS data store
Troubleshooting the failed process of adding a data store from a Windows Services NFS device
Troubleshooting a LUN that is extended in size past the 2TB/2047GB limit
Troubleshooting a virtual machine outage across multiple hosts connected to the same array

vCenter Server

Preventing a VirtualCenter predicament
VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics (VMworld 2007)
Troubleshooting Adding an ESX Server Host to a VMware High Availability Cluster
Diagnosing an ESX Server that is Disconnected or Not Responding in VirtualCenter
Diagnosing a VMware High Availability cluster configuration failure
Collecting diagnostic information for VMware VirtualCenter 2.x
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that fails to clone from VirtualCenter
Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails

Virtual Machines

Resolving VMware ESX problems without pulling the plug
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has stopped responding
Troubleshooting unresponsive guest operating system issues
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has no network connectivity
Troubleshooting a failed VMware Tools Installation in a Windows Operating System
Troubleshooting a failed installation of VMware Tools in Linux
Troubleshooting the installation of 64bit guest operating systems
Cannot power on a virtual machine because the virtual disk cannot be opened
Investigating if an ESX virtual machine is powered on
Verifying ESX virtual machine file integrity & how to rename a virtual machine
Verifying ESX virtual machine file names
Verifying that ESX virtual machine storage is accessible
Virtual Machine seems to install VMware Tools but Tools never get installed

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Apr 28 2008

Top 10 things you must read about VMware Troubleshooting

  1. Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 1 – A VMworld 2007 presentation on troubleshooting storage issues including multipathing, vmfs, SAN snapshots and VCB.
  2. Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them – Batch 2 – A VMworld 2007 presentation on troubleshooting issues with the service console, networking, VM snapshots, vmfs and extents.
  3. Tips for Troubleshooting ESX Server 3.x Faults – A VMworld 2007 presentation on troubleshooting ESX faults including hardware, host, VMM, Guest OS and application faults.
  4. Troubleshooting VMware Infrastructure 3 – A VMworld 2007 lab manual with troubleshooting tips for the networking, VirtualCenter, vMotion, Virtual Machine, DRS/HA and more.
  5. VI3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis – A VMworld 2007 presentation that provides in-depth detail on the ESX server logs and how to use them to troubleshoot problems.
  6. VI3 Networking – Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting – A VMworld 2007 presentation on troubleshooting virtual NIC’s, switches and other networking functions.
  7. Using esxtop to troubleshoot performance problems – A VMware Tech Note on how to use the esxtop utility to troubleshoot performance problems.
  8. Troubleshooting Vmware ESX Server 3 and Vmware VirtualCenter 2 – A VMworld 2006 presentation with tips for troubleshooting ESX, VirtualCenter, Licensing Server, VC Database and vMotion.
  9. VirtualCenter 2 Diagnostics – A VMworld 2006 presentation covering how to troubleshoot problems with VirtualCenter.
  10. Performance Troubleshooting – A VMworld 2006 lab manual with detailed information on performance troubleshooting.
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