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HP VAAI plugin missing from Vmware ESXi 5.1 U1 HP Customized edition sep 2013

HP has left out the VAAI plugin in the September 2013 ISO’s for ESXi 5.1 and 5.5. People adding a hosts to a SAN (like a P2000G3) will have troubles without this plugin.
New VMFS-5 Datastores that are created on a host that has the VAAI plugin will use ATS-Only locking mechanism for the datastore. Adding another host without this VAAI plugin will keep that host for correctly seeing the datastores.

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MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM

VMWARE ESXi 5.1U1 My VM would power off without apparent reason. Looking in to the logs this error appears. MONITOR PANIC: Unable to decompress PPN from swap slot for VM I believe the underlying storage (a single SATA disk in …

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VMware image customization in progress

Recently I came across an issue with a virtual machine that was deployed from a template. After the newly created virtual machine was booted up it seemed that the generalization did not fully complete. The password was not changed and …

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VMware ESXi 5.1 on USB stick won’t boot Proliant DL380 G5

Installation using the cdrom was succesful but after restarting the server won’t boot from the USB stick. Make sure you set the correct BIOS options to allow to boot from USB. If still doesn’t boot than it probably has to …

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