Yes, I can, but it may take a day or two.
are you after a full mem dump, kernel or small?
Keep in mind the kernel and full mum dump might be huge, even with compression.
If so, where do I upload this file to?
I have testing the same on XenServer 6.0 with current patch levels (01,02 and 04) and while it does not BSOD the physical computer, it does halt the XenServer hypervisor, black/blank screen, not even num-lock triggers.
I'm unable to test with Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI disabled as XS will not use binary.
Anyone out there want to test this on Intel kit, is there value in such a test?
Can you upload the vmware.log file? I'm not sure that it will reveal anything useful, but it can't hurt to look.
I can't find the log file, well one that was updated in the last day, so it contains no entries for the day of the BSOD.
I can't test this on my Intel as its not a Nehalem and does not support EPT.
Sorry to take so long to get back to you. We have been unable to reproduce this issue in-house. We will need a memory dump if we're going to learn anything more.
I've updated to 8.0.2 and the issue still appears. It's also happening when booting an installed nested Window 7, not only when installing Windows 7 as I mentioned earlier.
Can you please let me know where to upload the complete dump to?
If I turn off VT for the guest, there are no crashes.
If you get a chance, could you try the Workstation 2012 Tech Preview?
Do you know? I have exactly the same problem.
This is my config:
Asus P8P67 LE
Intel Core i5-2500
32GB Team Group Elite DDR3-1333 RAM
VMware Workstation 8.0.2
Now I'm gonna try VMware Workstation 2012 Technology Preview and see what will happen.
Can I ask you both to enable full debugging for your ESXi VMs and try to reproduce the issue? Go to VM->Settings, Click 'Options', 'Advanced', and select 'Full' next to 'Gather debugging information.'
Can you try increasing the memory allocated to the ESXi VM?
What are your settings for Memory under Edit->Preferences?
We believe we may know the cause of this problem. As a workaround, please try adding the following to /etc/vmware/config on your ESXi guest:
monitor_control.disable_mmu_largepages = TRUE
This problem should be fixed in the Workstation 2012 Tech Preview.
14336MB of 16380 (but I think that first number moves around)
Allow some VM memoryto be swapped.