4 02, 2013

Converting VMware Workstation Thick Disks (VMDKs) to Thin

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 February 4th, 2013|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Workstation|0 Comments

Recently, I built a new machine for my lab (for those interested in the story, here are Parts I, II and III).  I put a 512GB SSD in the new machine with the aim to thin-provision all virtual machines but still get good performance, due to the high number of IOPS/read/write you get from SSDs.  Once [...]

30 05, 2011

Resolved: The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated unexpectedly

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 May 30th, 2011|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|11 Comments

A few days back, we were hit by a problem on one of our vCenter servers (vCenter 4.0 Update 1) in that the "VMware VirtualCenter Server" service starting failing.  The message in "System" event log was "The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this n time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 300000 milliseconds: Restart [...]