I have found a few oddities which are probably part/root of the problem but i'm not sure how to go about fixing: ~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on NFS 1.4T 568.4G 828.7G 41% /vmfs/volumes/isos NFS 119.2G 60.1G 59.1G 50% /vmfs/volumes/sql NFS 2.7T 976.2G 1.8T 35% /vmfs/volumes/vms ~ # cd /bootbank/ /tmp # ls scratch vmware-root The if i view syslog there are 3 messages: Ignoring volume (/vmfs/volumes/x) (does not meet size requirement - 261853184 bytes) followed by: Scanning 0 VMFS filesystems for scratch storage, using /tmp/scratch as scratch Whilst rebooting over IPMI i noticed Shift-R for recovery mode.
Features and known issues of ESXi 5.1 are described in the release notes for each release.
To view release notes for earlier releases of ESXi 5.1, see the VMware v Sphere 5.1 Release Notes.
Beginning with v Sphere 5.1, support level changes for older guest operating systems have been introduced.
For descriptions of each support level, see Knowledge Base article 2015161.
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