Thursday, July 25, 2013

Command to force ESXi to PSOD (Purple Screen of Death)

You can run the below mentioned command on esxi shell
(local or ssh).

vsish -e set /reliability/crashMe/Panic 1


Ajay Kalla said...

But why anyone will do that ?? :-/

Jonathan Gray said...

I wanted to so I could PSOD in a controlled environment to verify VMware Fault Tolerance was ok for a workload. VMware includes a test failover feature, but it's for a single system.