System Management Software 1 SEL Fullness – IBM Lenovo Flex x440 hardware

After rebooting the server, started seeing this error message System Management Software 1 SEL Fullness – IBM Lenovo Flex x440 hardware. This server has ESXi hyper visor operating system and it is a IBM Pureflex hardware. And also an alarm received like ‘Hardware sensor state‘ error (Status of other host hardware objects). Logged into the… Read More »

VMware recalled its newly released VM Tools Version 10.3.0

Yes, its true – VMware recalled its newly released VMware Tools Version 10.3.0 as they found two issues with vmxnet3 driver which are being investigated. The identified issues are – network disconnection issue and a PSOD (Purple Screen of Death) issue (yes, unfortunately of the host). VMware Tools Version 10.3.0 Recall and Workaround Recommendations (57796)… Read More »

VMware Tools version 10.3.0 known issues – VMXNET3 is losing connection

VMware has released VMware tools version 10.3.0 in the month of July 2018. However, its been identified that, serious issues with network stability associated with VMware Tools v10.3 on Windows Systems (Virtual guests). If you are not yet running version 10.3 or planning an upgrade to version 10.3 of the VMware Tools on Windows Servers,… Read More »

What is UEFI Primary and Backup banks?

It is System admin’s task to make sure all the Server UEFI firmware version up to date. System Administrators should know the below points regarding UEFI Primary and Backup banks. IMM2 provides dual banks both primary and backup of isolated IMM2 firmware image to improve system availability and to provide system recovery function. During normal… Read More »

A general system error occurred – vmodl.fault.SystemError

While I’m trying to migrate the guest VM to different host, it is throwing this error – A general system error occurred – vmodl.fault.SystemError. Guest is in powered off state and trying to migrate the guest VM from one Cluster to another with in the same vCenter. Trying to figure out the situation, but not… Read More »