Troubleshooting storage issues when using VMware products
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Troubleshooting storage issues when using VMware products


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VMware vSphere ESXi


When using storage hardware in a virtualized environment, it is very important that this hardware remains in a healthy state, as it is the backbone of your environment. Without reliable storage, a virtualized environment can experience erratic behavior or even a catastrophic failure. This article attempts to point you in the right direction when experiencing any of these issues:

  • Slow performance
  • Unpredictable failures
  • Disk corruption, or virtual machine corruption
  • Alerts or alarms being received
  • Need to know best practices on how to properly set up and maintain an environment
  • Not enough storage space to install required resources


To maintain a healthy environment and troubleshoot the above issues, VMware recommends reviewing the below links:


Best practices and Informational:

How to:

Storage vMotion issues:

Snapshot issues:

Local storage issues:

Microsoft Clustering issues:

Storage arrays:

General Storage troubleshooting:

General storage resources: