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VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:49 am

I see several "VM generic warning" in my infrastructure.
There are VMs that have no other warnings/errors but this one.
I have read "Alarm Details", but I have no idea what to do on this warning. :?
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:48 am

Dmitry,

This warning is being triggered by a certain event (VmMessageWarningEvent) from vCenter server. Basically this is just a generic event for warning messages from a VM, those events do not fit into any other specific vCenter Server event. So If I were you would also check other alerts for this VM to get more details.

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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:47 am

Vitaliy S. wrote:So If I were you would also check other alerts for this VM to get more details.
Thanks.


Vitaliy, I emphasized earlier that "There are VMs that have no other warnings/errors but this one." :)
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:33 pm

And what about other events on this machine?
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:55 pm

There is no other alarms/events on both bookmarks "Alarms" and "Events".
I even rebooted the VM in order to see if other events/alarms would appear.
After reboot there is information events only.
Should I ask support?
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:00 pm

I'll watch more.
I`ve just rebooted my hosts and restarted all VMs.
I also deleted all alarms in Veeam Monitor.
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:50 pm

I've seen these warnings and errors in my lab, but every time it happened there was a huge list of other events for the VM within both Veeam Monitor and vSphere Client. Please keep us updated on your findings.
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:12 pm

BTW, I understood the reason for this warning.
When VM starts there is one and only warning "Insufficient Video RAM" on tab "Events". I believe that this is the reason.
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:31 pm

Makes sense, thank you for the update.
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:05 pm

Is it possible to redefine "Insufficient Video RAM" event as "info", not "warning"?
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:22 pm

Dmitry, try creating a custom alarm based on the event type. Just specify "Insufficient Video RAM" on the event substring on the Rules tab.
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Vram generic Error

Veeam Logoby James@JC » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:52 am

[merged]

Hi i was wondering if anyone else had seen the following generic alert?

I am slightly puzzled as i am only seeing this from 2 of my VMs and the build is the same across the board!

What would trigger the VRam to show this alert?


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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:29 am

Hi James,

I have performed a quick search and it seems like this problem is a common one and can be observed when the virtual machine's Video RAM configuration is more than what is available to the virtual machine:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micros ... Id=1024990
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micros ... Id=1014593
http://www.peppercrew.nl/index.php/2011 ... l-machine/

You've said that you're using the same build for all your VMs, but could you please tell me if you've also deployed these VM from the same template?

Thanks!
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Re: Vram generic Error

Veeam Logoby rbrambley » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:16 pm

James@JC wrote:[merged]

Hi i was wondering if anyone else had seen the following generic alert?

I am slightly puzzled as i am only seeing this from 2 of my VMs and the build is the same across the board!

What would trigger the VRam to show this alert?


Image


The easiest thing to do is use the vSphere Client to change the VM's video card settings to auto-detect. The following screen shot is from a running VM. You have to power it down in order to make the change and select the "auto-detect video settings" radio button on top right

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Personally, I've noticed auto-detect is rarely / never configured, so I assume it is not the VMware default. Not sure.
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Re: VM generic warning

Veeam Logoby James@JC » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:35 pm

That was spot on, thanks for the quick response!

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