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Determining the cause of an unexpected server reboot

I've taken a look at this and it doesn't really help in my situation, although it does give some interesting background information. Basically, I logged into a Windows Server 2008R2 machine that I was ...
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628 views

VMWare BOOTMGR is missing in Windows Server 2008

One of our SQL server VMs (running in ESX) became completely unresponsive so it was Powered Off. I know, not exactly the best thing to do, but it's been done and since the VM was Powered On, we're ...
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468 views

High availability virtual machines

I've been reading a lot about high availability virtualization, either via Hyper-V or VMWare. In that context, essentially high availability means that the VM is hosted by a cluster of physical ...
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1answer
229 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 deathly slow in ESX 3.0.2

Can anyone suggest some tuning tips for running 2 small (1CPU,3GB RAM) Windows Server 2008 R2 VMs within ESX 3.0? The VMware tools install just fine, save the SVGA driver. I suspect that is the ...
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343 views

Windows 2008 R2 Capi 2 errors

We have a couple of Windows 2008 SP2 servers running on a ESX 4.1 host. The problem is they have started to report are CAPI2 errors such as; Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2/Operational ...
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VMware ESX virtual machine, Windows 2008 Server R2, memory full but process total nowhere near?

We have set up a TFS 2010 server on a Windows 2008 R2 server, and it has recently started to time out and give long operation timings. When I log on to the machine I can see that task manager ...
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93 views

Possible to install SVGAII drivers on ESX3.5, build 64607 for Windows2k8 R2?

I have ESX3.5, without any of the updates. I installed Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and then installed VMWare tools which defaulted to the standard VGA driver. Graphics performance is horrible. I go to update ...
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586 views

vmware copy production server to a test server

We are currently using Vmware infrastructure at my work where all our production servers are virtual. At the moment we are not having any good test servers and I have been thinking that it should be ...
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could a NFS volume export to VMWARE ESX used for Windows 2008 cluster?

Linux NFS export to VMWare ESX. Could this be used as shared storage for two Windows Virtual machines inside the ESX? "cluster in a box" "Windows 2008 R2 needs support for SCSI-3 persistent ...
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4k views

How to copy files from/to VM within VMWare ESX with host-only network?

I have a group of isolated virtual machines running on VMWare ESX server and connected to "host-only" vSwitch (it's not connected to any physical adapter). All machines are running Windows Server ...
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System time keeps reseting to 4 hours in past event thought time zone is correct and time is being synced

I have a Windows 2008 server - 32bit - running in an ESX environment. I can manually sync the time to a time server (time.microsoft.com, tick.gatech.edu, or any other time server) and the time is ...
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Can I utilize the full performance of a hypervisor's physical CPU cores when running a high CPU usage appliciation inside a VM?

I currently have an IIS application pool running on a physical server with 2 x quad core processors that has an average of 50% utilization across all cores. I need to make this application highly ...
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Unable to clone backup DC VM - Cannot create a quiesced snapshot - Windows Server 2008 64-bit

I'm having a problem creating clones of my backup domain controller VM. When I try to create a clone of the VM using vSphere Client I get the following error message: "Cannot create a quiesced ...
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273 views

Memory Utilization Issues

We currently have an issue in production where the data center is reporting that our servers are reaching >90% memory utilization. These server have 2GB of RAM. The data center folks are reporting ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Core Disk Space Requirements/Recomendations

I'm in the preparation stage to roll out a few Windows 2008 R2 Server Core in my VMware ESX environment. In looking over the documentation it looks like Server Core can operate in a little as 6.5 GB ...