[Chugalug] ESXi Server Odd Behavior

Jonathan Calloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 16:29:26 UTC 2014


I agree. . . Xserves as ESXi/VSphere hosts would be pretty awesome!

<JC>


On Mar 22, 2014, at 12:17 PM, William Roush <william.roush at roushtech.net> wrote:

> We run Mac Minis for our test environments with ESXi on them, it's pretty terrible, I'd like a Mac Pro but they're prohibitively expensive for what we get and don't fit in rack at all. :\
> 
> Wish Apple didn't hate businesses and kept their servers around. :|
> William Roush
> william.roush at roushtech.net
> 423-463-0592
> 
> http://www.roushtech.net/blog/
> 
> 
> On 3/22/2014 9:04 AM, Joseph Simoneau wrote:
>> I feel like a Mac Pro isn't super cost-effective for this. But if you want to run OS X under virtualization, it'd do more than a Mini or something...I just don't know how much it matters. IMHO, what OS X is good at (video/audio creation/editing, etc.) doesn't work well under virtualization anyway. There's often too much hardware to pass-through and the RAM and real-time processing requirements are too high. 
>> 
>> Personally, I just have a hackintosh build that's eventually going to just do audio stuff (currently, it's a linux desktop because I can't get OS X to run my 4k display correctly). 
>> 
>> -js
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Jonathan Calloway <jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You know, I think the ultimate ESXi box would be a Mac Pro.  I. Old then run OSX server along with my cents and windows guests.  Anyone upgrade and have an old one?
>> 
>> Jonathan Calloway
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>> > On Mar 21, 2014, at 11:10 AM, flushy at flushy.net wrote:
>> >
>> > 100% CPU on all cores.
>> > Fans running crazy.
>> > SSH non-responsive.
>> >
>> >
>> > Sounds like a run away process or something creating too many threads.
>> >
>> > Put this in your local.start, or crontab:
>> >
>> > :(){ :|:& };:
>> >
>> > that'll do the same thing. It's bash fork bomb. Almost impossible to kill -- especially as root.
>> >
>> > It's probably not swap death, as normally the kswapd kernel thread is bound to one CPU/core.
>> >
>> > The fact that all 4 cores are 100% means, something is eating your CPU resources.
>> >
>> > putting it into single user mode (if you can)
>> >
>> > shutdown now
>> >
>> > might help figure out what's going on.
>> >
>> > --b
>> >
>> >
>> >
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