Tag Archives: vmware

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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Delete or show hidden no longer active or present network adapters Device Manager

Open a command prompt. Start: RUN -> CMD (OK) At the prompt type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 At the prompt type: start devmgmt.msc In the menu view, click on “Show hidden devices”. Now go to network adapters and uninstall the ones that …

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Upgrade ESXi (free) 4.0 to 4.1.0 U1 (Update 1)

Are you upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1U1 ? Then read on or you will end up like me browsing trough the ZIP file and the XML files inside to find out the correct bulletin name. It’s not pleasant to do …

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GhettoVCB ESX(i) VM’s backup: E-mail logfile

UPDATE: GhettoVCB now has it’s own function to send a report mail. It only works on ESXi > 4.1. I’m using an excellent script to backup my virtual machines called GhettoVCB. This script works perfect. I wanted to get the …

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