Server on single ESX node, rebooted and services fail
Posted on 2011-02-13
We've have this customer for about 1.5 years.
When they came to us, they required 2 servers on a dedicated server. So we put in a single vmware esx node (as they dont need HA) and used local storage to install 2 servers
1 to run exchange 2007
1 to run sharepoint on it
Last week, we rebooted 1 of their servers and it appears that the server came up, but no one could connect to it. After looking at the server, it looks like the vmware tools hadn't loaded and neither did ALOT of the other automatic services start up, didnt start and we were unable to start them.
To fix this, we had to rebuild the server and restore data.
Today, I have rebooted the Exchange server and this has happened again, to a different server on the same ESX host.
After logging into the console for ESX i can see an alert for disk usage which is red.
'Datastore usage on disk' - I'm not sure if this is any cause, but may be helpful.
Has anyone seen this issue before?