Skip to content

Tag: Hardware

Hung Server/VMs post ESXi 5.0 upgrade

I have a home lab running vSphere on some PowerEdge T110 servers. My environment was running 4.1, but I recently (6 months ago!) decided to upgrade to 5.0. After I upgraded I started to experience VMs becoming inaccessible on a single server. I attempted to log into the Tech Support Mode on the ESXi server and noticed that once I typed in my password the server hung and never returned. Upon reboot the issue was resolved, however this issue kept reoccurring. My other servers were working without issue so I first looked at hardware. The server experiencing the issue reported no hardware issues and the ESXi logs looked relatively clean.
So what was going on?