How to decode VMware PSOD Purple Screen of Death crashes

Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Troubleshooting, VMware | 0 comments

If you have ever lost a host to a PSOD (Purple screen of Death) you know that they may as well be written in Greek.  Sure you used to think that reading a Windows BSOD was a pain, but the VMware PSOD takes this to a new level.

In the past trying to break down what caused your host to crash on your own was a big task. Most folks would require a call to VMware support if the host did not come back up afterwards. But now VMware has since written a nice document on breaking down the many sections of the PSOD screen. This will give you some insight on what might be going on with your ESX host.

You can have a look at the VMware document here.

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