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ESXi Health Status Messages

Posted on 2012-08-20
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hello Experts,

This one's been bugging for a long time and I finally decided to seek an answer. I find lots of people with the same issue but all the answers/suggestions direct the questioner to fix a hardware problem.

I've been using ESXi 4.1 (Dell edition) on my PE 2900 with PERC/6i card for over two years (running fine) but with the ESXi vSphere Health Status screen displaying disturbing messages (attached screen shots). The event log does not have any hardware issues.

I just rebuilt this server with new drives. Thought that getting all the firmware updated and ESXi 5.x installed would show me a clean Health Status screen - but no.

I installed Win 2008 r2 with the latest Dell drivers and OpenManage, checked the status and everything says it's fine. All the hardware checks out fine and the system appear very happy. Also checked the RAID via the BIOS and all is fine.

Is this just something I have to live with? Thanks for any light that could pointed my way.
Question by:Zistrol
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Accepted Solution

wullieb1 earned 1200 total points
ID: 38314421
Not errors.

Those are just the usual health alerts that can be checked on your server.

I've got them on my installs on Dell PowerEdge R710 servers as well.

As long as they are normal then don't worry about them.
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ID: 38314960
Do you use the VMware or OEM Dell versions of ESXi to install on Dell Servers ?

We use Dell ESXi on our Dell Servers (Dell 2950 and R710), and do not have these messages in our Health Status.

Expert Comment

ID: 38314980
Ours is the VMware edition.
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Author Comment

ID: 38317455
The ESXi 5.x that I installed was the latest from the Dell site. The VMWare version shows the Health Status screen.
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No issues in our Dell PE2950 or R710, checked this morning.

We are running the latest Dell ESXi 5.0, plus latest updates from VMware.

Author Comment

ID: 38337768
Thanks for your answers. I did get a response from Dell tech support and they quoted Experts Exchange.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38337787
Thanks for the timely feedback. I just seems that for all the extra $$$ you spend on these solutions they should be able to talk to each other better. I've built my own (SuperMicro, LSI, etc) and the health log run clean and lean.
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I would agree, Dell, HP, IBM and others still need to work out the kinks, that exist!

Update to the latest R710 v7.0.0 firmware!

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