TS200 Server – Kernel Debug errors :(

1st February 2011 0 By Simon

Well having a single Win 2008 R2 server running Hyper-V is proving to be a bit of a problem for me.

Over the last couple of weeks I have installed my virtualised environment onto three of my four TS200 servers. I am running 2 ESXi boxes with the third machine running Win 2008 R2 with my DC running on the ESXi cluster and my vCenter server running on my Hyper-V machine.

All was good for the first couple of days, however over the weekend I started experiencing issues with my vSphere client dropping connection to the VC, upon closer examination I have discovered that my Hyper-V box is experiencing Kernel Debugs and powercycling, it’s doing this every 24 – 36 hours and I haven’t managed to figure out why (that may be a lie as I have seen some disk errors in the event logs that may be the cause but a little investigation so far shows no problems with the disks).

I may well have to trash the Hyper-V side of the server and move everything over to vSphere (which I know I should have done in the first place).

First things first however, I will be moving the vCenter server off my RAID 5 array (hardware raid using the Lenovo\LSI Raid Controller with the Hardware Feature Key) and see if it’s a problem with the array (will remove the controller from the server in it’s entirety) and power up the server for a couple of days.