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ESX3.5 Freezing Up

I have two identical servers one contiually freezes-up and I have to either reboot or power-off. I have reinstalled ESX3.5 OS they are both connected to an OpenFiler 2.3 by iSCSI. Any help would be appreciated.Thx!

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Texiwill
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Hello,

I have two identical servers one contiually freezes-up and I have to either reboot or power-off. I have reinstalled ESX3.5 OS they are both connected to an OpenFiler 2.3 by iSCSI. Any help would be appreciated.Thx!

Sounds like a hardware issue I would do the following:

1) Open the box up and reseat memory, processors, cards as well as look for obvious issues such as loose heat sinks etc.

2) Verify the BIOS is setup properly and you have the proper levels of firmware

3) Run memtest86+ for at least 24 hours preferably 48

4) Run vendor hardware diags for at least 24 hours preferably 48


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Edward L. Haletky
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