Category Archives: Troubleshooting

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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New Webinar: VMware Administrator’s Troubleshooting Guide

Altaro is a great blog sponsor of mine and reached out to me recently to see if there was interest in doing a separate project with them. A vSphere troubleshooting webinar. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular … Continue reading

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vSAN Troubleshooting Tools

Before you begin it is important to realize that vSAN is a software based storage product that is entirely dependent on the proper functioning underlying hardware components, like network, storage I/O controller and the individual storage devices. You always need … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Scenario – Content ID Mismatch

One of the most frustrating issues that comes up with VMs can be snapshots. In fact, our first few virtual machine troubleshooting scenarios will be focused on snapshots. Occasionally you will receive errors that return a content ID mismatch error … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Scenario – Orphaned Virtual Machines

When a virtual machine is orphaned, you should begin by trying to determine if a vCenter reboot has occurred. Occasionally if you try to move a machine through a vMotion migration to another host and the vCenter is rebooted it … Continue reading

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