esxi 6.0: “create virtual machine snapshot” “a general system error occurred”

i’ve upgraded from esxi 5.5 to 6.0 a couple of servers. soon after i’ve discovered that ghettoVCB would fail on some of VMs while it worked fine on the others. i’ve started poking around and found out that for those VMs where backup failed i creation of snapshot would fail with the following error: while …

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convincing vmware that lun presented by hardware raid is based on ssd

i have esxi 5.5 running on top of dell r620. since few months server has raid1 based on 2x intel s3500 800GB drives. but vmware [or maybe rather the raid controller – dell’s h710p] has seen it as a non-ssd drive: i’ve found a solution here and here: log in to the vmware server via …

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vmware esxi 5.1 keeping mac address after moving to a new hardware

i had to move hard disks containing installed esxi 5.1 from one server to another. after i booted up a new server there was an unexpected surprise for me… vmware ‘kept’ the mac address assigned to the management interface from the old machine. so for a while i had duplicate mac address: legitimately on the …

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