There are many reasons a guest VM can have an unstable network connection. Here, I’ll detail one of the lesser know causes. This issue was previously unknown but is now listed as a known issue with the versions of VMware Tools current as of the time of this writing. It’s a well-known and well-documented practice […]
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The hostd service is the life-blood of your ESXi host. Because hostd is involved in so much of the behind-the-scenes work of ESXi it can be easily affected by changes in storage or network topology. Here is how to recover when hostd is unresponsive.
After a 6 hour round of maintenance one night, we ended up with a fouled External PSC and vCenter server. VMware wanted us to pull logs from the ailing systems but we had restored from backup leaving the non-functioning VMs in place with a different name. Obvously, we couldn’t boot the VMs in the Production […]