I am wondering if there is a simple way to test the "health" of my vSphere/ESXi 5.5 environment. I have fairly recently replaced the previous IT manager. Since then I am looking to put things such as automatic back up of VMs, which we never previously had, relying solely on shadow copy for file restores.
I have been trialling a version of Altaro, which seems to fit the bill, however, I am getting error messages and failed backups. I have been in contact with Altaro who have been really good, but they are saying they can lots of errors in the vmkwarning.log which could be causing issues with the backups and which may affect the VMs in general.
2015-10-23T06:25:19.353Z cpu8:14118080) WARNING: HBX: 1713: HB [HB state abcdef02 offset 3907584 gen 9 stampUS 8194248481598 uuid 55acca9d-c70ed854-c888-0024e863b7f8 jrnl <FB 15660400> drv 14.60] was aborted on vol ‘Drobo’, disk contents unknown
2015-10-23T06:26:03.353Z cpu8:14118080) WARNING: NMP: nmp_DeviceRequestFastDeviceProbe:237: NMP device “naa.6001a620000033343031303030313035” state in doubt; requested fast path state update…
I am not confident that the vSphere environment has ever been 100 % right, so trying to get an idea of where to start.
Any assistance would be great.