Intel microcode issue affecting E5-2600 v2 series processors

We recently experienced a number of recurring, unexpected restarts of guest VM’s, all Windows 2008 R2 servers running MSSQL Server 2008. These VM’s were all hosted on ESXi 5.0.0 build-1489271 (update 3). All hosts in the cluster are relatively new HP DL380p Gen 8 servers, with two Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 processors @3.3GHz. My first … Continue reading “Intel microcode issue affecting E5-2600 v2 series processors”

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FIX : PSOD on hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors

If you’re running ESX/ESXi on either HP or Dell hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors and were affected by the PSOD issue, then you will be happy to know that both vendors have now released BIOS updates to address this. My understanding is that this was actually a problem with the AMD microcode rather … Continue reading “FIX : PSOD on hosts with AMD Opteron 62xx series processors”

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FIX : HP ESXi 5.x Management Bundles

HP have just released updated VIB’s to address the bug in the Feb2013 release of the ESXi management bundles. Download both ZIP files and import them into your VUM repository for deployment; HP Agentless Management Service for ProLiant Gen8 HP Insight Management WBEM Providers Limited for ESXi Remediate using VUM; A quick check before deploying … Continue reading “FIX : HP ESXi 5.x Management Bundles”

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BUG : HP ESXi 5.0 Complete Bundle Update 1.6

There is a bug in the latest HP ESXi 5.0 bundle update 1.6 (released Jan/Feb 2013) which reports a hardware status warning with your HP Smart Array P410 controller. Once you install the latest VIB’s you will see this warning on the hardware status tab; To fix this; Remove the VIB’s for HP ESXi 5.0 … Continue reading “BUG : HP ESXi 5.0 Complete Bundle Update 1.6”

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