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VCP: VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 Study Guide
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Chapter 10 Performing Basic Troubleshooting 2
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Topics Performing Basic Troubleshooting for ESX/ESXi Hosts Performing Basic Troubleshooting for VMware FT and Third-Party Clusters Performing Basic Troubleshooting for Networking Performing Basic Troubleshooting for Storage Performing Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS and VMotion 3
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Common Installation Issues Issue Mitigatio n Hardware compatibility Vmware Hardware Compatibility portal Partitioning or Disconnect host from the installation volume SAN during installation location IP and hostname Identify NIC connected information to management network and correlate to the PCI address in installation 4
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Monitoring ESX Server System Health vSphere provides hardware health monitoring Components monitored are: Processor Memory Fan Voltage Temperature Power Network Battery Storage Cable/interconnect Software component Watchdog 5
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How to Export Diagnostic Data 2 ways Use vSphere Client Highlight the ESX host in the inventory and export the diagnostic bundle from the File menu Navigate to Administration /System Logs on the Home page and click Export System Logs Use the CLI Log into the ESX server’s console and run the vm- support script. The file format for the ESX host’s diagnostic bundle is TGZ On the local server, use the tar command to extract and create a directory to view the files that make up the log bundle 6
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Considerations for VMs Identify VMs that can be moved to other hosts to help evacuate the host for maintenance Identify VMs that can use vMotion Plan management of VMs that cannot use vMotion Ensure sufficient spare capacity on hosts to receive VMs that VMotion moves off the maintenance host When using a DRS cluster, DRS tracks: Host CPU and memory usage and provides an at-a-glance chart to see if there is enough spare capacity on the other hosts When a DRS cluster is not in use,
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