OUR DC has been running perfectly for months and months with no issues.
Today we found the server to be very sluggish and attempted to reboot it via RDP
After about 45mins I managed to get to restart - many services are failing and still sluggish.
I fear I may be recovering from backup
I dont know if the issue is OS related or VM or both.
I see that there are snapshots now in the datastore? I dont fully understand how the vm manages its disks etc, I just know that more files are in the store now with .000001 etc for both our C and D disks.
What is happening here?
I copied the original vdmk to another esxi server we have to rule out hardware etc
It booted up but was not current!!