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ESXi 5.1

VMware ESXi 5.1 Purple Screen Exception 14 – Beacon Probing

By Antti Hurme 18/12/2012 1 Comment 1 Min Read

VMware ESXi 5.1 has an interesting problem with the Purple (pink) screen of death (PSOD) when doing a warm boot. After entering maintenance mode of the host in question and initiating a reboot from vSphere client, the host will fail during shut-down process and show you a purple screen with the exception 14. This problem has been officially acknowledged by VMware since December 13th 2012 and the root cause for this problem is Beacon Probing, if…

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VMware ESXi 5.1 – RPC receive loop

By Antti Hurme 17/12/2012 No Comments 1 Min Read

Ever since up updated our environment from 5.0 to 5.1 we’ve been getting errors in our Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machines that have had VMware tools installed on them. Every few seconds we’ve received an Event ID 1000 with the Warning level on them, which is really frustrating as it floods the log files and it’s really hard to find anything in them. As it seems, vmware is aware of this…

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