Automatically Reboot VMware ESX Host after Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)

  The default and recommended setting is to leave the purple screen of death up to help you notice that the host has died and also leave the PSOD up to help troubleshoot the issue because on reboot you can loose your logs. 1. Shell (SSH) into the physical host or access the host directly… Read more »

Restarting Management Agents on ESX Physical Hosts

Management services on physical hosts that are running VMware ESX can fail causing the following results: You cannot connect ESX/ESXi to VirtualCenter /vCenter Server You cannot connect directly to the ESX/ESXi host from the VMware Infrastructure Client / vSphere Client You cannot stop or start a virtual machine A virtual machine is shown as running… Read more »

VMware Anti Affinity Rules in VMware ESX

I recently had to setup anti affinity to separate two guest operating systems that were clustered using Microsoft Cluster. This ensured that each guest would not be on the same host, reducing the risk of hardware failure bringing down both hosts and the cluster. Other examples might be that you want your primary and secondary… Read more »