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 VM's powering off unexpectdly 
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I'm having an issue with my whitebox esxi machine. I'm running ESXi 4 on a Athlon x2, 8G RAM, 250G and 750G RAID 1.

The VM's are running win 2k3, freebsd, openbsd, centos, and opensolaris.

Occasionally the VM's will be powered off with the follwoing event entry:

Message from ***
VMware ESX internal monitor error ***
vcpu-0:VMM64 fault 2: src=MONITOR
rip=0xfffffffffc23e824 regs=0xfffffffffc008f40
Please report this problem by selecting menu item Help > VMware on the Web > Request Support, or by going to the Web page
"". Please provide us with the log file(/vmfs/volumes/4a42ce99-13e375c1-3a95-001b21106b57/node-a/vmware.log) and the core file(s) (/vmfs/volumes/4a42ce99-13e375c1-3a95-001b21106b57/node-a/vmware-core.gz, /vmfs/volumes/4a42ce99-13e375c1-3a95-001b21106b57/node-a/vmware64-core.gz, /vmfs/volumes/4a42ce99-13e375c1-3a95-001b21106b57/node-a/vmx-zdump.000). If the problem is repeatable, please set 'Use Debug Monitor' to 'Yes' in the 'Misc' section of the Configure Virtual Machine Web page. Then reproduce the incident and file it according to the instructions. To collect data to submit to VMware support, run "vm-support". We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement. We appreciate your feedback, -- the VMware ESX team.

info 6/27/2009 11:59:21 AM

I've searched google, and found some references to some old issues with ESX 3.0.1, but nothing recent.

I'm thinking there might be an issue with the hardware, but the system ran fine with FreeBSD, Fedora Core and CentOS as the OS rather than ESXi.

I've tried setting the CPU/Memory reservations and limits, and that doesn't seem to help.

I'm also having a problem that the vm's take anywhere from 5 mins to 1 hour to completely boot, occasionally failing with the error above.

Any ideas?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:34 pm
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How have you made out with this issue? If it's still a problem could you post a sample vmware.log file?

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Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:12 am
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