Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

Metadata & Data Integrity issues observed in certain conditions with VMFS volumes

Objective of this article is to understand the types, causes and remediation of data integrity issues that may manifest in a VMFS volume.


Types of Corruption

The data integrity issues may arise on two different segments in a volume

  1. Metadata
  2. Data

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VMware tools installation fails Error 25028

VMware tools upgrade or installation fails with error messages similar to ,

 

Error 25028.Setup failed to install the VMCI driver

Setup failed to install the mouse driver automatically.  This driver will have to be installed manually.”, “VMware Tools Installation”

Setup failed to install the SVGA driver automatically.  This driver will have to be installed manually.  Instructions for how to do this will appear at the end of installation.

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Network storm observed when an NFS datastore is removed abruptly from an ESX host

Issue Description:Un-presentation of an NFS datastore without first un-mounting from the hosts results in a network traffic storm in the infrastructure.

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