Common system management issues in VMware Infrastructure


1003926
Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails
1003895
Stopping, starting, or restarting the VirtualCenter Server service
1003928
Troubleshooting the database data source used by VirtualCenter Server
1003971
Determining if a port is in use
1003979
Investigating the health of a VirtualCenter database server
1003996
Investigating Active Directory when it causes the VirtualCenter Server to stop or fail to start
1003684
Overview of migration compatibility error messages
1003718
Troubleshooting VMotion CPU feature requirement error messages
1004070
Diagnosing why VirtualCenter is not sending email alerts
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003409
Diagnosing an ESX Server that is Disconnected or Not Responding in VirtualCenter
1003480
Changing an ESX Server’s connection status in VirtualCenter
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003487
Testing port connectivity with the Telnet command
1003494
Verifying that the Management Service is running on an ESX host
1003495
Verifying that the VirtualCenter Agent Service is running on an ESX host
1003490
Restarting the Management agents on an ESX Server
1003496
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console
1004002
Diagnosing slow deployment of templates or clones from VirtualCenter
1004028
Troubleshooting slow template deployment on a single template
1003496
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console
1004089
Configuring the speed and duplex of an ESX Server host network adapter
1004050
Troubleshooting template deployment or cloning when it fails
1005593
Determining the correct version of sysprep to use
1005594
Ensuring VirtualCenter Server is the only VMware product installed on host
1005870
Ensuring the guest operating system type is set correctly
1003870
Diagnosing the Virtual Infrastructure Client when it fails to connect to an ESX host
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003494
Verifying that the Management Service is running on an ESX host
1003487
Testing port connectivity with the Telnet command
1003887
Troubleshooting permissions errors when connecting to an ESX Server host with the Virtual Infrastructure client
1003869
Diagnosing the Virtual Infrastructure Client when it fails to connect to VirtualCenter
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003895
Stopping, starting, or restarting the VirtualCenter Server service
1003487
Testing port connectivity with the Telnet command
1003561
Troubleshooting the VMware ESX Server Management Service when it will not start
1003631
Restarting the ESX Server Management service
1003564
Investigating disk space on an ESX host
1003634
Troubleshooting the firewall policy on an ESX Server
1003496
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console
1003807
Unable to connect to an ESX Server host using Secure Shell (SSH)
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003906
Verifying that the Secure Shell Daemon is running on an ESX Server host
8375637
Enabling Root SSH Logins on ESX Server 3
1003808
Configuring the ESX Server host firewall for SSH
1003487
Testing port connectivity with the Telnet command
1003691
Diagnosing a VMware High Availability cluster configuration failure
1003692
Verifying a feature is licensed
1003735
Identifying issues with and setting up name resolution on ESX Server
1003713
Configuring name resolution for VMware VirtualCenter
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003714
Verifying and reinstalling the correct version of VMware VirtualCenter Server agent
1003734
Diagnosing VMware VMotion failure at 10%
1002662
Unable to set VMkernel gateway as there are no VMkernel interfaces on the same network
1003728
Testing VMkernel network connectivity with the vmkping command
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1003735
Identifying issues with and setting up name resolution on ESX Server
1003736
Verifying time synchronization across environment
1003791
VMware VMotion fails if target host does not meet reservation requirements
1003496
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console
1003780
Troubleshooting migration compatibility error: Device is a connected device with a remote backing
1003839
Troubleshooting Virtual Machine loses network connection after VMware Vmotion
1003486
Testing network connectivity with the Ping command
1002811
Port security on the physical switch causes a loss of network connectivity
1003792
Diagnosing VMware VMotion failure at 90-95%
1003490
Restarting the Management agents on an ESX Server
1003736
Verifying time synchronization across environment
1003791
VMware VMotion fails if target host does not meet reservation requirements
1003496
Checking for resource starvation of the ESX Server service console
1003659
Identifying shared storage issues with ESX 3.x

Common Fault issues in VMware Infrastructure

1007819
Dealing with an unresponsive virtual machine
1007802
Confirming a virtual machine is unresponsive
1007805
Locating a virtual machine log files on an ESX host
1000674
Can’t stop or kill virtual machine
1004344
Identifying causes of not being able to power cycle ESX Server virtual machines
1007808
Ensuring a virtual machine is not inaccessible due to a VMware VirtualCenter issue
1007813
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has become unresponsive because of an ESX host
1007814
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that is unresponsive because of configuration issues
1007818
Dealing with unresponsive guest OS issues
1007808
Ensuring a virtual machine is not inaccessible due to a VMware VirtualCenter issue
1003895
Stopping, starting, or restarting the VirtualCenter Server service
1002687
Virtual machine stops responding in a Power On state in VirtualCenter
7114568
Cannot Power on Virtual Machines, “Not enough licenses installed to perform operation” Error Message
1004592
Vmware VirtualCenter console displays handshake error.
1007813
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has become unresponsive because of an ESX host
1003751
Verifying that ESX virtual machine storage is accessible
1004144
ESX Server virtual machines stop responding due to shared storage connectivity issues
1003755
Verifying sufficient free disk space for an ESX virtual machine
1003564
Investigating disk space on an ESX host
1003659
Identifying shared storage issues with ESX 3.x
1006791
Server stops responding and shows errors on a purple screen
10051
Virtual machine does not power on because of missing or locked files
1003690
Ensuring your hardware is functioning correctly
1004005
[Internal] Third Party System Management agents in the Service Console
1007814
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that is unresponsive because of configuration issues
1005734
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that stops responding or fails when the CD-ROM entry is ATAPI
1001637
Virtual machine does not power on and there is high CPU reservation
1002025
Virtual machine stops responding during backup
1002836
Why snapshot removal can stop a virtual machine virtual machine for long time
1003164
Guest stops responding after connecting a USB CD-ROM
1007818
Dealing with unresponsive guest OS issues
1004007
Investigating operating system disk space
1007577
Do not use guest OS performance tools to monitor virtual machine performance
1007866
Using Windows Event Viewer to identify the cause of an unresponsive or failed virtual machine
1004764
Unable to shutdown Windows using Shutdown Guest option

Common Network issues in VMware Infrastructure

1003675
Network adapter does not appear in the Virtual Infrastructure Client
1003685
ESX Server host network adapter compatibility
1003686
Verifying the integrity of the physical network adapter
1003893
Troubleshooting a virtual machine that has no network connectivity
1003786
Verifying virtual network adapter is present and connected to the virtual machine
1003899
Verifying the networking within the guest operating system
1000797
IPSec within a Windows virtual machine
1004883
Network cable of a virtual machine appears unplugged
1003969
NIC team failover, failback, or VMotion results in loss of network connectivity
1003685
ESX Server host network adapter compatibility
1004087
Network performance issues
1004088
NIC teaming in ESX Server
1004099
Configuring promiscuous mode on a virtual switch or portgroup
1001805
Choosing a Network Adapter for Your Virtual Machine
1004109
ESX Server host or virtual machines have intermittent or no network connectivity
1003916
Verifying ESX Server hardware (System, Storage, and I/O) devices are supported
1003724
Verifying a network link
1003825
Configuring a VLAN on a portgroup
1001938
ESX Server Requirements for Link Aggregation
1004089
Configuring the speed and duplex of an ESX Server host network adapter
1003796
Verifying ESX Server host networking configuration on the service console
1002811
Port security on the physical switch causes a loss of network connectivity
1003804
Spanning tree protocol (STP) in an ESX Server environment
1003686
Verifying the integrity of the physical network adapter
1003806
Configuring VLANs in an ESX Server environment
1004127
Sample configuration of external switch VLAN tagging (EST Mode) and ESX Server
1004074
Sample configuration of virtual switch VLAN tagging (VST Mode) and ESX Server
1004252
Sample configuration of Virtual Guest VLAN Tagging (VGT Mode) on ESX server

About Alex Hunt

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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One Response to Common system management issues in VMware Infrastructure

  1. vamsi says:

    Thankq alex.. Its most useful doc…

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