VMware Problem

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I need help with vmware ESX server we have installed a new 2003 server onto the vmware host and it works fine but every now and then the server cannot be contacted not able to ping browse to it  the logs on the server donot indicate anything wrong

if i look at the vmware hostd log i see references to "ticket issued for mks connection to user:root" followed by "adapter server caught unexpected exception:vector::reserve" and then followed by "throw vmodl.fault.systemerror"

these errors coincide with the server not responding, i am not very famillar with vmware, can any one explain if these errors are a fault with vmware or do i need to look elsewhere

Question by:ciandirrane

    Author Comment

    the only way to correct problem is to restart server (not VMware host)
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    Accepted Solution

    I've used both Microsoft VS 2K5 and VMware and have never had a VM act like that. Not sure that it's VMware-related, but I guess it could be. My recommendation on this one is to contact support unless another 'expert' on here has something else you can try.

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    Could it be that the physical network adaptor on the host has a slight problem? Slightly faulty? or something wrong with the physical cabling?
    If your ESX servers are configured like ours, we have dedicated NICs just for VM traffic (3 x NICs multilinked) so sometimes a configuration like this would make it difficult to isolate if a specific link is failing or encountering issues becuase in our case, the host, etc would still be working fine..
    Just a thought ...

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the info guys I will revert to vmware support and see if they can shine any ligh on the problem

    Author Closing Comment

    Need to refer to Vmware

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