Module ‘MonitorLoop’ power on failed error – unable to power on vm

Came across this amazingly obtuse error today trying to deploy a new VM Module 'MonitorLoop' power on failed And was unable to power on the vm. I was surprised to find that despite the data store having some free space, this error actually indicates there is not enough space to inflate the Swap file (being … Continue reading Module ‘MonitorLoop’ power on failed error – unable to power on vm

ESXi Hosts Losing Connectivity to VMFS Datastores

A customers environment was losing access to VMFS datastores on a regular basis. Events in the log showed this: Lost access to volume xxx due to connectivity issues. Recovery attempt is in progress and outcome will be reported shortly. Further info can be gleaned by checking the hostd log. SSH onto the host and use … Continue reading ESXi Hosts Losing Connectivity to VMFS Datastores