VMware P2V BSOD Windows Server 2003 R2
Posted on 2013-11-29
We've P2V'ed about 5 servers running Windows Server 2003 R2. They p2v'd fine without errors but a few days later the servers started BSOD with x050 errors.
I have opened a case with Microsoft, but to date they haven't solved the problem. We have tried a process of elimination using msconfig, but cannot get a consistent response -- sometimes it looks like backup software, sometimes it looks like vmtools. The dump file didn't show us anything.
Also, we were looking at the possibility of incompatible CPUs. Something about going from multi cpus vs single cpus, but that doesn't seem to be it --so far.
On one server, I did a repair by reinstalling over the old OS, but that seems to cause other problems.
These servers are in production and used 24 hours a day. I would hate to have to rebuild them. My goal is two fold -- get these servers stable and then figure out what part of the P2V process caused the issue.