All posts in category VMotion

Failed to attach filter ‘pxdacf_filter’

During a recent customer visit we had a testing environment available on where some VM’s couldn’t be powered on/vMotionned to some of the ESXi Hosts. The error message: An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM xxxxx. Failed to start the virtual machine. Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. Unable to create virtual […]

How to quickly discover a "VM to Resource Pool" mapping

Everyone knows the situation in where a (s)VMotion asks you to select a Resource Pool. I would love to see that VMware automatically selects the current VM’s Resource Pool but unfortunately we have to make a selection since it defaults to the cluster. When we leave it to default it obviously causes the VM to […]

VMotion and Exchange 2010, not supported

Just a short blog post about Microsoft Exchange 2010 in combination with VMware vMotion. We are running this combination hosted on vSphere platform and noticed that whenever we vMotion over a Exchange 2010 Mailbox server that is using DAG (Database Availability Group’s), the DAG will fail. 25-05-2011 Update for Exchange 2010 SP1: Thanks to Toti […]

VMware VMotion, how fast can we go?

Lately while I was testing out specific failover behaviors in vSphere, I accidently discovered that VMotion Speeds (MB/s) are logged in the the /var/log/vmkernel, now that’s cool! Issue the command tail -f /var/log/vmkernel and than initiate a VMotion. You should get info like this: Host VMotionning to (receiving) Nov  7 21:13:14 xxxxxxxx vmkernel: 10:06:06:18.104 cpu3:9131)VMotionRecv: 226: 1257624621919023 […]