How to use VMWare ESX command line to force NMI panic on RHEL guest O/S

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  • We have a server that stops responding but nothing is recorded in messages. When this occurs, our only option has been to reboot the server.


  • VMWare ESX 3 or later host
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM guest

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