reply to JoelC707
Re: ESXi PF Exception 14 Not sure if you've seen this yet but is definitely pointing towards a guest issue.
Did you update the guest tools "after" you upgraded ESXi to 5.1?
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West Point, GA
Yeah I've seen that too but knowing little about ESXi debugging, that meant less to me than a page fault error LOL. I did upgrade the tools after the upgrade, should I upgrade beforehand instead? Is there anything wrong with running the 5.1 tools on 5.0? I know you can download the tools ISO so it's certainly possible to upgrade first, I just never have done it that way (should I?).
From what I've read, the tools can be run prior to upgrade, and are backwards compatible.
Getting ready to move from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.1 here..
West Point, GA
That's sorta what I did, 4.1 U1 to 5.0 to 5.1. Most VMs had been upgraded to hardware version 8 but some were still on 7 and even after 5.1 I tried version 9 too. Good news on the tools, at least this way I don't have to worry about stripping out all the tools and reinstalling with the 5.0 version (since I'm not 100% sure which ones upgraded and which ones didn't).
So far, downgrading to 5.0 U1 has solved all of my problems. I do want to see about moving to 5.1 though so I'll probably have to take a spare system and run some sandboxed tests. Fortunately my Precision 690 runs ESXi nicely and has the storage space needed