Category Archives: VMware

NFSv3 datastore is much faster than NFSv4

Recently we have noticed in a few datastore the search operation is taking more time than expected and in our testing, it was identified that compare to NFSv4, NFSv3 results are better. Our testing is to first list files from … Continue reading

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NFS 4.1 datastores might become inaccessible after failover or failback operations of storage arrays

NFS 4.1 datastores might become inaccessible after failover or failback operations of storage arrays. When storage array failover or failback operations take place, NFS 4.1 datastores fall into an All-Paths-Down (APD) state. However, after the operations are complete, the datastores … Continue reading

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VCSA upgrade stuck in 88%

VCSA 7.0 U3b upgrade stuck in 88% Resolution Vami page was stuck at 88% for more than a hour. Removed the update_config file and restarted the VAMI, but update was not done. Downloaded the fp.iso patch and patched the VCSA … Continue reading

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VMs running on new MAC-Mini ESXi network issues.

We have a new MAC MINI 2019\2020 and old model (2018 ) running with ESXi 6.7U3 and noticed on new mac-mini VMs ( MAC\Windows\Linux) having issues connecting the network and downloading the files. The only difference is the network card … Continue reading

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IP customization is falling on RHEL 5 and 6 VM with SRM 8.3.1

Below is the issue we have faced after upgrading the SRM to 8.3.1 IP customization is falling on RHEL 5 and 6 VM with SRM 8.3.1 IP customization previous worked on these RHEL versions with SRM 6.5 IP customization work with RHEL 7 VMs … Continue reading

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Bug in vCenter running AMD EPYC Zen3 (Milan)AMD and EPYC 7713.

Recently we moved to AMD EPYC 7713 64 with Dell R6525 and noticed ESXi hosts showing 100% CPU and it is keep on intermittently fluctuating . When we checked the performance in ESXTOP it was very low and in our … Continue reading

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Guest OS Hung for GPU Enabled VMs

We are having NVIDIATesla V100-PCIE-32GB running SYS-1029GQ-TRT and for past few months we are facing the issue on VMs getting hung and it went to black screen and only option is to reboot the VM. Below are the details of … Continue reading

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Root cause for the VPXD Crash issue

Previous post I have explained about the vCenter and VPXD crash issue , after lot of research VMware support confirmed that the issue is because of the  Likewise failure that is fixed and pushed in 6.7 U3M, since VMware patches … Continue reading

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VC6.7 U3 VPXD crash issue.

Every week we had VC down issue and when we login using the SSH , noticed the VPXD service was stopped and when tried to stop it was getting failed. Using the vMon log , noticed it was showing the … Continue reading

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Tips to check VCSA sessions.

Below grep NumSessions shows the currently active sessions on the vpxd profiler. The longer query showing HttpSessionObject is checking for all HTTP sessions that were created over a certain period of time. The HttpSessionObject notes a unique session at a … Continue reading

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