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VMware vSphere Troubleshooting by Muhammad Zeeshan Munir

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Virtual machine troubleshooting

You can face some common problems with your virtual machine's life cycle in a vSphere infrastructure. I will cover some of the potential problems and how to troubleshoot them in the following sections:

  • USB-attached virtual machines
  • Fault-tolerant virtual machines

USB-attached virtual machines

In the recent versions of ESXi (4.0 and later), a USB device can be controlled by a virtual machine autonomously, and the virtual machine is fully responsible for managing it using VMDirectPath. Using VMDirectPath, a USB drive remains attached to the virtual machine while the virtual machine is transferred to other vSphere host systems. In the USB pass-through mechanism, the I/O requests can be accessed directly to or from the ...

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