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Vmware Datastore Disk Size: Timeout during execution




I have got on 1 vmware server this following error: Timeout during execution Sometimes it will say the diskspace but most of the time it's given a timeout. Is this is known problem?

Please let me know what to do.

Kind regards,


esx prtg vmware

Created on Dec 2, 2013 2:13:56 PM

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Hi Lesley,

this error may happen when you have many datastores connected and / or at least one datastore is answering slowly to the df-request.

Please increase the "Shell Timeout (sec.)"-setting for these sensors to 10 or 20 seconds (defaults to 5 seconds).

Kind regards


Created on Dec 3, 2013 2:21:54 PM by  Dieter Loskarn [Paessler Support]

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