the vmware virtual machine running donationcoder.com; we could see the cpu load go off the chart right as it started performing backups and it just never came down on its own and we couldn't get into the vmware console for it. very strange.
Agree. Didn't know that could happen. I always thought the hypervisor monitored the heartbeat and would just auto restart the VM if it detected a lockup.
Hmm... learn something new every day.