Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)

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Unknown - Disk timeouts

Source:  Mike Laverick

Submitted by: Mike Laverick
Date: 29 Oct 2007
Build: ESX 3.0.2  build 52797
Hardware: ProLiant DL385 G1
Cause: Unknown. I had a VM with very full disk (stored on my SAN). I was doing some kind of search for big or malicious files because it was unusually full for what the VM’s purpose is (its a domain controller). Perhaps this increased the I/O in the VM to such a degree that I got disk timeouts on the SAN. My SAN is jurrasic and only runs at 1GB…
Resolution: Shutdown ESX host and power on again

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