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VMware: ESXi requires the Execute Disable/No Execute CPU feature to be enabled

September 17th, 2012 70 comments

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

 

Solution:

Restart the host, press F9 to boot in BIOS mode

Advanced Options > Processor Options > No-Execute Memory Protection, then configure: Enabled

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More information: VMware

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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VMware: Call “PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents” for object “propertyCollector” on vCenter Server “VC” failed

January 14th, 2011 8 comments

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

 

Warning message:

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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:

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VMware: How to downgrade VM hardware level 7 to 4

April 9th, 2010 5 comments

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.

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Time to downgrade:

Download and start: VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1

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– Click: Convert Machine
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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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Hardware: Performance tweak Windows 7 64-bit with OCZ Agility 60 GB SSD

March 10th, 2010 1 comment

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

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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VMware: Tweaking my ESXi whitebox memory – Asus P6T SE + OCZ Gold PC3

February 11th, 2010 No comments

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:image

 

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.

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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Software: HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner

January 21st, 2010 1 comment

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 .

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Download: Here

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VMpros: Getting new VMpros.nl ESX 4.0 server – Part: 1

July 28th, 2009 No comments

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..

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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