Category Archives: ESXi

Module MonitorLoop power on failed error when powering on VM on vSphere


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I was playing in the lab for our upcoming vSphere Clustering Deepdive book and I ran in to this error when powering on a VM. I had never seen it before myself, so I was kind of surprised when I figured out what it was referring to. The error message is the following: Module MonitorLoop […]

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Where did ESXi 6.5.0 build 7526125 go?


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I had two customers asking today what happened to ESXi 6.5 build 7526125. They downloaded patches and installed them in their test environment. Ready to patch some of their clusters they did a validation and found out that the patch (ESXi650-201801001.zip) has disappeared from the face of the earth. This patch included microcode for Intel processors, […]

Where did ESXi 6.5.0 build 7526125 go?” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.

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VMkernel Observations (VOBs)


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I never really looked at VOBs but as this came up last week during a customer meeting I decided to look in to it a bit. I hadn’t realized there was such a large number of them in the first place. My conversation was in the context of vSAN, but there are many different VOBs. […]

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Posted in ESXi, monitoring, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Various, Virtual SAN, VMware, vob, vsan, vSphere | Comments

Where to find the Host Client vSAN section?


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I had a couple of people asking already, so I figured I would do a short post on where to find the ESXi Host Client vSAN section. It is fairly straight forward, if you know where to click. Open the Host Client by going to https://<ip address of your host>/ui. Next do the following: Click […]

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How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI

This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using the Direct User Console Interface (DCUI). VMware recommends that you back up the configuration data before proceeding with any changes. Reverting an ESXi host is only available if the host was updated using one of the following methods: VIB installation or […]

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A look at All Paths Down in vSphere

Today we have a guest post from Karthick Sivaramakrishnan, who is a 3 year veteran at VMware. His primary field of expertise is vSphere Storage and Site Recovery Manager. This blog post is centered around how ESXi handles unscheduled storage disconnects on vSphere 5.x and 6.x. An unscheduled storage disconnect means some issue in the […]

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Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for December 2016. 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. Product offerings for vSphere 6.x Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to purchase and file Pay Per […]

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Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for November 2016. 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. Using the VMware Knowledge Base How to purchase and file Pay Per Incident support for VMware products Downloading, licensing, […]

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Top 20 ESXi articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for October 2016. 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. Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to purchase and file Pay Per […]

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How to recreate a missing vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file

This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the vmdk file. Note: VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor file. Watch the video to see the steps taken […]

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