ESXI 5.1 Diagnostic Tools
Posted on 2014-04-10
Is there a non convoluted way of diagnosing ESXI hosts in order to determine what issues they could be having? Or is it all shell based read only and not repair integrity options/upload your diagnostic info to VMware for analysis options?
One of our ESXI 5.1 hosts is having some sort of issue where the two server 2008 VMs are no longer booting as a result of getting stuck classpnp.sys file holding the boot process up (server 2008 boot disk repair utilities dont work). But a Ubuntu VM is running fine...well it was for a few days, now it is not running anymore. Finally when I select the host within VMware Vsphere and then navigate the the running VMs the entire Vsphere client locks up.
I have no idea what the hell is going on, so I would love to be able to run diagnostics on this host. I guess I am relegated to the shell and copy and pasting long volume ID numbers, with many non intuitive switches.