Purple Screen of Death (PSOD)


Caused by powering on too many VM’s simulatanously

Source:  Andrew Wafaa

Submitted by: Andrew Wafaa
Date: Oct, 2006
Hardware: HP DL585 G1, 4xSingle Core AMD 2.2mhz, 20GB RAM, Qlogic HBA’s, Intel Pro1000 NIC’s
Build: Upgrade from ESX 2.5.3 to 2.5.4
Cause: Caused by powering on too many VM’s simulatanously?
Resolution: Use Auto-start/stop with a gap between each VM power on?

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