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Sep 30 2011

VMWare ESXi 5.0 on IBM x3250

My IBM x3250 (4364-K1G) server just suffered some changes because there was a problem with VMWare ESXi 4.1 Update 1 and the RAID 1 setup. No matter what HDD’s i used i couldn’t install ESXi 4.1 Update 1.
There were write errors during ESXi 4.1 install process.
On it’s hardware side now it has 2×1 TB HDD’s (Seagate) in RAID 1 on the same LSI 1064E hardware RAID controller.
Also now it has only 4 GB of RAM.
Speaking of software, now it runs VMWare ESXi 5.0, with the old virtual machine (Ubuntu Server 64bit) that was running on ESXi 4.1 Update 1.
ESXi 5.0 on IBM x3250 4364-K1G
For the moment I am experiencing some performance issues in VMWare when i have high I/O activity : “device performance has deteriorated. I/O latency increased” but i’ll detail this in another post that you can read here.

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