After upgrading or installing VMware ESXi 5.5 p08 or p09, you encounter unpredictable hangs, stops or moves and crashes of virtual machines. Check for the required ESXi patch levels mentioned in the blog.
Due to a known issue affecting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x with ESXi 6.0 P03 (Build 4192238), consult VMware support before upgrading to the affected combination of products. Check VMware KB 2146873 for further information.
Support Issue: Unresponsive VMs after VMware vMotion
VMs configured with large virtual hardware resources and memory-intensive workloads might become temporary unresponsive after vMotion with VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0. Read VMware KB 2144984 and configure your host accordingly.
Support Issue: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Guest OS Causing Network Issues
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has incompatibility issues with VMs running on VMware vSphere. This incompatibility impacts VMs that use the VMware VMXNet3 virtual network adapter type. For a solution of this issue, check Microsoft KB 3125574.
Support Issue with SAP kernel on Windows Server 2008 & Current Hardware
You recently changed your hardware or moved your running SAP system to virtual environments using the newest processor generations. You determine crashes of different SAP executables of SAP kernel release 7.45 on an irregular base.
Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere: Updated Best Practices
VMware recently published its guidelines for use and configuration of availability and recovery options. Furthermore, an updated version of its best practices guide for Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere is now available.
Updated versions of the guide 'Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere' and of the 'VMware Best Practices Guides' for vSphere 6 has been published by VMware. Furthermore, check the blog Protecting SAP Systems Running on VMware with Azure Site Recovery.
After upgrading or installing VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 and VMware ESXi 6.0, you encounter unpredictable hangs, stops or moves and crashes of virtual machines. Check SAP Note 2237937 for further information.
New SAP Notes on Monitoring VMware Virtual Environments
SAP collects configuration and performance metrics for its services and support. SAP Note 2266266 explains the set of metrics available on vSphere 5.5U3 and higher. SAP Note 1482272 explains the metrics on recent vSphere versions.