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Reboot Problems with ESX 3.5 and HA

Scott Lowe blogged recently about a problem with VMware's ESX 3.5 Update 3. VMware's KB article says that VMs "may unexpectedly reboot when using VMware HA with Virtual Machine Monitoring on ESX 3.5 Update 3".

The problem affect ESX, ESXi (the free, embeddable version of ESX), and VirtualCenter (now known as vCenter). The article does not say that earlier versions were affected. The article was last updated on Dec. 5, and no further updates have appeared.

There are two workarounds listed, and neither are very appealing. One involves disabling VM monitoring with HA (yuck), and the other is quite kludgy. Let's hope a real fix is out soon.

Posted by Keith Ward on 12/18/2008 at 12:48 PM


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