0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2010 10:51 AM by rickblythe

    ESX Server PSOD

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      In some cases ESX Server has been known to produce what many call a PSOD, or Purple Screen of Death. Other terms you might hear for the same thing might be:

       

      • crash debug screen

      • machine crash screen

      • ESX Server PSOD

      • Purple screen crash report

      • Decode purple screen error

      • BSOD

       

      These are all valid descriptions for what is more accurately known as a Machine Code Exceptions, which are described in detail in the Knowledge Base article:

      Decoding Machine Check Exception (MCE) output after a purple screen error (1005184).

       

       

      We suggest you start with this KB article should you encounter one of these crash reports on your ESX host.

       

       

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