[Chugalug] ESXi Server Odd Behavior

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 18:33:24 UTC 2014


We have 1TB, its been running nonstop since we got it
On Mar 22, 2014 1:54 PM, "Mike Smith" <mikeosmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> If those are amd6200s don't go beyond 256gig of ram. Had terrible
> stability with those.
>  On Mar 22, 2014 12:54 PM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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