I have a client with a couple of hosts that I recently upgraded some hardware on. I added a 2nd CPU and maxed out the RAM on both hosts from like 8GBs to 32GBs of RAM.
We're using vCenter 5.1 and ESXi 5.1 Build 941893.
One of the hosts came up with a memory alert a few days ago. It said to go to the hardware tab. Going to the hardware tab Shows the 8 4GB sticks and above it on the "Memory" header it just says "Alert", with nothing in the details tab. Rebooting the host and looking for memory alerts or errors while booting shows nothing. I don't know where to go to get details on this memory error (see attached image).
The motherboard is an older Intel Motherboard: S5000PAL. It is one revision behind on the BIOS so I tried updating the BIOS using a USB DOS Bootable stick. Every time it tries to boot to the USB Drive it freezes (I tried front and back panel USB ports). I tried the USB drive on another system and it boots into it just fine.
I didn't have time to use the Intel Deployment ISO to update the BIOS but will do that on the next visit. I will also do an extensive memory test when I get there.
I chatted with an Intel rep and they didn't know where to go other than update BIOS and do a memory test.
Anyone know where to get more details on this from VMware?
I also removed all of the RAM and re-seated it but it still has the alert when booting back up.
I need to add more servers to this host but don't want to do that until I've resolved this issue.