Tag Archives: troubleshooting

vusb seen as an available network adapter?

sam.aaron/ July 23, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to install ESXi 4.1 on an IBM x3850 X5. Once the install was completed and I started configuring the host, I noticed something odd. I had a new vswitch and a network adapter that was defined as vusb0. WTF? At first, I thought I was imagining things. I opened the network adapters view, and sure enough there

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Online Dynamic Hard Drive in Failed State

sam.aaron/ June 27, 2013/ Daily, HowTo, P2V, Windows/ 0 comments

I ran into a new situation. Here’s the setup, I’m at a customer’s location performing a migration of VMs from one SAN array to another (svmotion). Ok, Not that hard – not really. As soon as you let your guard down — even on the simplest of things, that’s when you get bit by something or you discover a new

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VMware VirtualCenter Server Service hung on “starting”

sam.aaron/ May 30, 2013/ Daily, VMware/ 0 comments

Discovered something interesting earlier today. I went to go work in vcenter and found that it was unresponsive. Thinking that the machine had recently “autoinstalled” a patch and rebooted. I first thought that maybe the vcenter service hadn’t started. I opened services.msc and found that the VMware VirtualCenter Server Service stuck on “starting”. I had no way to stop, or

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SVMotion does not rename files – Duncan Epping

sam.aaron/ January 30, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, VMware/ 0 comments

Duncan Epping posted just a few days ago on his blog – YellowBricks.com of an issue with files not being renamed when you svmotion a VM. This is a royal pain. Here’s a scenario of why this is aggravating. You have a VM named “TestVM”. When it was created, it created the folder “TestVM” within a datastore with the VM’s

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Maximum Switchover Timeout

sam.aaron/ January 27, 2013/ Daily, ESX, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

I recently ran into an issue where I was having to svmotion some rather large VMs (1-2TBs) that stretched over multiple datastores. During the svmotion, the VMs would time out at various percentages presenting this error. Consulting with Prof. G (Google) presented a VMware KB Article: 1010045. That article states; “This timeout occurs when the maximum amount of time for

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