During upgrade my HP DL360 G5 ESXi 5.0 u1 hosts to ESXi 5.1 I received a purple screen with warning message:
The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue.
VMware ESXi requires the Execute Disable/No Execute CPU feature to be enabled
Restart the host, press F9 to boot in BIOS mode
Advanced Options > Processor Options > No-Execute Memory Protection, then configure: Enabled
More information: VMware
I wanted to update my templates with the latest VMware Tools and VMXNET3 adapter. After converting a template to a VM I tried to edit the settings. I received the following error:
Call “PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents” for object “propertyCollector” on vCenter Server “VC” failed
The only way I could fix this issue was deleting the VM (already converted it to a VM) from the Inventory and re-add it to the Inventory. Now I was able to edit the VM hardware:
After some problems with my ESX 4.0 host I want to move some critical VM’s to my ESX 3.5 u4 host.. but my upgraded hardware level (7) is not compatible with my ESX 3.5 u5 host. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to perform this downgrade:
I want to downgrade my Windows 2008 64-bit with XenApp 6 with hardware level 7 to hardware level 4.
Time to downgrade:
Download and start: VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1
- Click: Convert Machine
Last week I bought a brand new OCZ Agility Series 60 GB SSD for my workstation as OS disk. I started a fresh Windows 7 64-bit installation and made some software tweaks for optimal performance. Down here some of those little settings to maximize your performance.
I already upgraded the firmware to the latest level v.1.5
My computer specs: click here
Few days ago I read some information about memory tweaking on my PC / USB ESXi 4.0 whitebox. I got the this hardware configuration at home:
- Asus P6T SE (HCL)
- Intel Core I7 920 2.66 GHz, 4.8 GT/s, 4x 256kb, 8 MB, Boxed
- OCZ Gold 6 GB, PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, 8, Non-ECC, Kit Of 3
- OCZ Fatal1ty 700 Watt, 20+24 Pins, 80 Plus Rating
- Network Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
- 2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 1 TB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, S-ATA II/300
- Antec Gamersgear Twelve Hundred Black
- XFX GeForce GTX 275
- Samsung SH-S222A DVD-writer 22x
- Storage ESXi: cheap NAS, nothing special, only too slow
The OCZ Gold 3 stripes with 2 GB each are default rated on 1066Mhz, but they can communicate with 1600Mhz (triple channel!). Time to change some settings in the bios of my Asus P6T SE motherboard.
Guillermo Musumeci has written a good tool for removing HP Proliant Support Pack, also a good tip @ Twitter: “Nice tool before p2v action” indeed, you must remove all driver software before you start p2v .
Jaja, eindelijk is het dan zover, vanmiddag kwam UPS mijn nieuwe (tweedehandse) server afleveren. Dit pakket kost me denk ik 3 weken ziektewet (40 kilo) maar het resultaat mag er zijn:
HP ProLiant DL585 G1
CPU TYPE : Quad (4) AMD Opteron 64-880 Dual Core
CPU Speed: 8 x 2,4 Ghz
Geheugen : 8 GB DDR PC2100 (8 x 1GB)
Schijven: 2 x 72 GB 2 x 36 GB (15K)
2 x HP NC7170 Dual Port PCI-X Gigabit Adapter
Kon natuurlijk niet wachten met installeren..