I created a new VM via the “New virtual machine" wizard at my ESXi 4.1 server, after configuring the correct network settings and added some disks I started the VM.. but received this warning:
Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to 1672×1254. To use the configured maximum resolution of 2560×1600, increase the amount of video RAM allocated to this virtual machine by setting svga.vramSize="16384000" in the virtual machine’s configuration file.
- Edit the VM settings
- Select: Video card
- Select: “Auto-detect video settings”
- Power on your VM… and it’s working
Today I did some maintenance in the datacenter. I upgraded last month to vCenter 4.1 and the ESX hosts from 4.0 to 4.1. Today was planned to update some virtual hardware from 4 to 7 but after I upgraded and started some Windows 2008 SP2 VM’s I can’t connect mappings and receiving some errors from the loginscript. After some troubleshooting I saw that some local disks (.VMDK) are offline!
Goto Disk Management > Right click on the offline disk, select: Online
Okay, the disk is online.. my data is back without any dataloss but my shares are gone. You only need to restart the VM again to resolve this issue.
Upgrading virtual hardware in ESX 4 may cause Windows 2008 disks to go offline.
Upgrading virtual hardware from version 4 to version 7 may cause Windows 2008 disks to go offline.
Creating a new virtual machine on hardware version 7 may cause Windows 2008 disks to go offline.
Note: The first disk (C: drive) is not affected. Any additional disks may be affected and show marked as Offline within Disk Management.