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Sunday, January 16, 2011
SERVER 2008 R2 and PROPER VIDEO DRIVER
We recently started seeing some issues with Server 2008 R2 virtual machines locking up when using the MMC for a long period of time. These were running on a vSphere 4.1 hardware version 7 virtual machines.
It appears the fix is changing the Video Driver to the VMWARE SVGA 3D WDDM driver and adjusting video RAM for the virtual machines to 32MB. See these links for more info:
I am a Virtualization Architect for Novant Health, with 25 years of IT experience, and for the last 15 years I have had a dedicated focus on our Virtual infrastructure and strategy. I am a VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, and VCP550. Novant Health is a integrated system of 15 medical centers, 1,123 doctors in 343 clinical locations serving 3.5 million people throughout NC, SC, Virginia, and Georgia with 24,400 employees. We have a large and very successful Epic EHR implementation. I have been with Novant Health for 25 years. I was a featured speaker at the first annual NC/SC VMware Summit Event in 2008. I have been a speaker at several VMUG events in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. I have been invited to blog for Virtualiziation Review and join VMware's Cloud Team. The past two years I have actively participated with a Healthcare Virtualization Community program ran by VMware that connected all VMware Healthcare customers on the east coast via Socialcast and monthly meetings geared towards sharing knowledge and best practice to help each other be more successful for our patients!