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ESX IP STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING BEST PRACTICE

VMware has released a new White paper about ESXi IP storage troubleshooting. In this paper, we: • Describe how you can analyze packet traces to identify functional and performance issues in an ESX IP storage environment. • Compare packet capture alternatives, and explain why we recommend an inline optical network tap connected to a packet […]

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VMware Skyline™ is radically transforming customer support

VMware Skyline is an innovative proactive support technology that brings high-performing technology and tools to the workbench to radically transform customer support. The VMware Skyline Collector uses automation to securely collect data and perform environment-specific analytics on configuration, feature, and performance data. The resulting information may radically improve visibility into a customer’s environment, enabling richer, […]

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ESXi show details about ramdisk usage

The command below will let you check the space that is free on the host for each of the ramdisk mount points. It also shows you the usage of inodes per ramdisk. system visorfs ramdisk list List the RAM disks used by the host. ~ # esxcli system visorfs ramdisk list Ramdisk Name System Include […]

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NetApp NFS APD issues – reduction of MaxQueueDepth

If you face APD’s in your environment you can follow the KB below to possible improve the situation. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2016122 https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1014696 When using NFS datastores on some NetApp NFS filer models on an ESXi/ESX host, you experience these symptoms: * The NFS datastores appear to be unavailable (grayed out) in vCenter Server, or when accessed through […]