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Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)

Contributor(s): Tom Walat

A Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) is a diagnostic screen with white type on a purple background that is displayed when the VMkernel of an ESX/ESXi host experiences a critical error, becomes inoperative and terminates any virtual machines that are running.

Typically, the PSOD details the memory state at the time of the crash and includes other information such as the ESX/ESXI version and build, the exception type, register dump, what was running on each CPU at the time of the crash, backtrace, server uptime, error messages and core dump information.

The core dump (or memory dump) is a file that contains further diagnostic information from a PSOD that can be given to VMware support to determine a root cause analysis for the failure.

The term Purple Screen of Death is a play on the Blue Screen of Death, the informal name given by users to the Windows general protection fault (GPF) error.

This was last updated in September 2013

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This is Venu, in my infra am not configured any tool to get the logs as you mention above like memory and Build version and other.
in my scenario am not able to get the logs can you please help me to how to get the logs where to get.
Note:- in ILO consaole i am not able to log-in to troubleshoot it's getting PSOD, i trained so many time reboot same error.


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This is Binata, in my infra am not configured any tool to get the logs as you mention above like memory and Build version and other.
in my scenario am not able to get the logs can you please help me to how to get the logs where to get.
Note:- in ILO consaole i am not able to log-in to troubleshoot it's getting PSOD, i trained so many time reboot same error.
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