ESXi host performance issues and the importance of thermal paste

01 Jul

A totally interesting read on how the team in VMware resolved an issue with a non performing HP blade. The final take away from this is:

  • Thermal paste really can impact performance!
  • HP Active Health System logs should (but don’t) include when CPU’s clock down to prevent overheating.
  • CPU clock throttled error message don’t appear in ESXi logs.


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Posted by on July 1, 2016 in Operations, vmware, Windows


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