VMware have recently published an article on the Knowledge Base blog regarding common fault resolution paths.
The blog post here reads
Many common tech support issues in VMware products can be solved using what we call Resolution Paths. Resolution Paths are collections of modular steps that can be used to solve tech support issues.
Being modular, they can be re-used in other resolution paths. A good example is using the ping command to test network connectivity. This step is used in all kinds of troubleshooting procedures. Put a number of these steps together, and you have a method.
Down the very first left hand column of each resolution path are common issues that customers encounter. To the right of each these are VMware’s recommended steps to resolving these issues. Each and every one is hyper-linked directly to our Knowledge base article on that topic.
These can be very handy and can save you having to make that call into Tech Support. Click the links below. There’s one for each potential problem area
This link is definitely worth bookmarking and keeping for when you are having issues.