Category Archives: Troubleshooting

vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 6 – Network Troubleshooting

In vSphere, networking problems can occur at many different levels. It is important to know which level to start with. Is it a virtual machine problem or a host problem? Did the issue arise when you migrated the machine to … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 5 – Storage Troubleshooting

If a virtual machine cannot access its virtual disks, the cause of the problem might be anywhere from the virtual machine to physical storage. As you can see below, there are multiple types of storage, it’s important to determine what … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 4 – Virtual Machine Troubleshooting

Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Before we jump into troubleshooting virtual machines, let’s review some of the typical virtual machine files you will run into. Typical Virtual Machine Files File Usage Description .vmx <VM-Name>.vmx Virtual machine configuration file .vmxf <VM-Name>.vmxf Extended configuration … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 3 – vSphere Installation Troubleshooting

This part of the series will cover some of the common issues with vSphere deployments. We will split this section into two sections. The first will cover ESXi host troubleshooting during installation, the second will cover vCenter deployments at installation. … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 2 – vSphere Troubleshooting Tools

Before you can troubleshoot issues, you need to understand the various tools that are out there. In this section, we will discuss some of the tools that VMware provides and how to identify the log locations for additional troubleshooting. VMware … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 1 – Introduction

vSphere Troubleshooting Introduction Before we begin, we need to start off with an introduction to a few things that will make life easier. We’ll start with a troubleshooting methodology and how to gather logs. After that, we’ll break this eBook … Continue reading

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