[Chugalug] ESXi Server Odd Behavior

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 16:42:16 UTC 2014


I'm testing ESXi on our Dell R815 48 core AMD box just to see how switching
from Xenserver to ESXi would fare.


On Sat, 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 Roushwilliam.roush at roushtech.net423-463-0592
> 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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