VM Reset Stuck at 95% – Esx 5.0

Scenario: We have an Ubunutu (12.0.10) VM called btn-dnsng-v1¬†which was not responding on an ESX 5.0 host. It was only a test VM so not entirely important. Restart Guest wasn’t available (as VMware Tools wasnt installed) so we had to do a Reset.¬†Upon the reset the VM stuck at 95 percent and no other operations Read More…

Monitoring Storage Adapter Performance using ESXTOP

As you will see from the diagram below, this particular VMware installation is using a Software ISCSI initiator (vmhba38) Key: CMDS/s – Number of IOPS per second (READ/s + WRITE/s) and other SCSI commands such as SCSI locks, reservations, etc. These are normally nominal though compared to IOPS. MBREAD/s & MBWRTN = Self explanatory (in Read More…