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How to solve performance problems with VMware ESXi 5.5 on old Dell PowerEdge 2900 hardware [closed]

I have a couple of old Dell PowerEdge 2900 servers that have come free and I would like to use them to host a mail server cluster. They are a bit old, but have been running workhorses for a while, ...
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Replacing failed drive on a ESXi host

I have a failing drive on my ESXi 4 host and I'm going to replace it. There is no fault tolerance (RAID), each drive on its own. I'm planning do offline dding old drive to new one but I'm not sure ...
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ESXi 5 Add an existing lun to datastore without formatting

We have two hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. Both are connected to a RAID 5 array via iSCSI. The lun is an existing lun with vm on it but it is not reconized by the hosts after the reboot. it is ...
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How can I reset the Storage Manager password on a IBM DS5020 Storage Array on network using telnet?

I have an IBM DS5020 Storage Array to which the Storage Manager password is lost, but it has been configured on a network and the IP Address is known. How can I reset the password remotely without ...
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Missing datastore in ESXi 5.5 after IP change on disk enclosure (N.B. FC connection)

I have the following setup. 1 HP DL380 G5 1 HP MSA2012fc drive enclosure with 2 FC controllers The 2 are directly connected via fiberchannel, 1 connection to the b controller of the MSA (no switch) ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Spanned datastore - Is there way to find out on which specific LUN(s) resides flat .vmdk file?

vSphere SDK guide tells that: "If any of the LUNs within a VMFS volume fails or becomes unavailable, only virtual machines with data on that LUN are affected. All other virtual machines with virtual ...
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How do I rebuild a VMhost datastore following a corrupted installation

My server was shutdown at the weekend for a planned power outage to our building. When I tried to the bring the server back up, along with some errors about logical drives that did not exist (now ...
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remount a iSCSI datastore in ESXI host after network faillure

I run ESXI 5.1 and all my virtual machines are in a NAS mapped by iSCI datastore. My router broke and obviously all the vm's where cut from their disks. What I understand is that when such event ...
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VMware ESX 3.x: How to connect two ESX server to a single VMFS datastore on SAN

I'm generally a networking guy but I'm trying to learn VMware. I'm running two ESX 3.x servers with virtual center. I know that it is possible to create redundancy or high availability by configuring ...
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Adding external datastore to esxi, expanding datastore

I have an esxi 5.1 on a 1U server, accessed using vSphere. There are two 160G HDD's inside on RAID1. I'm looking to expand the number of VM's and the required storage is going to exceed this paltry ...
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vSphere ESX 5.5 hosts cannot connect to NFS Server

Summary: My problem is I cannot use the QNAP NFS Server as an NFS datastore from my ESX hosts despite the hosts being able to ping it. I'm utilising a vDS with LACP uplinks for all my network traffic ...
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ESXi - What could be the cause of high write latency on a local datastore?

I have a ESXi 5.5 server and I'm experiencing high write latency on a local datastore. This datastore is on a virtual disk provided by a RAID card (two SATA disks on RAID 1). When I copy large ...
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ESXi: Can linked clones be on a different datastore than the parent?

If I have a Local datastore that is full, and a second NFS based datastore, can I create a linked clone of a VM on the local datastore, but have the data for the clone live on the NFS datastore? ESXi ...
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How does datastore layout effect disk IO in a virtual environment? [closed]

Having been working with virutal infrastructure, recently i have been facing some disk issues. I am aware that my disks are not fast disk so i have made move to upgrade to fast disk, secondly, vms ...
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Using API to get info about VMWare datastore

I need to create a report of datastore capacity, provision and usage. What is the best tool to do that? Vcenter API seems more concerned with creating VMs and such. Is this the right tool for the ...
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Storage vMotion fails with a DMotion error

I've ran into an issue where several servers that I've been trying to migrate to different datastores the past few days are unable to migrate properly. Rather than migrating like normal, the servers ...
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ESXi 5.1 local datastore no longer accessable

I'm running ESXi and just recently rebuilt a raid array, and now an existing local datastore is no longer accessable in ESXi. The details: Original Configuration: 1x usb drive (on the backplane) ...
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How to generate reports from large datasets Google Data Store using big query?

Has anyone tried running big data analytics on Big query using data generated in Google App Engine? We have an application that generates a lot of transactions which are stored in data store. We need ...
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Tool to monitor change in data

Is there Windows a tool I can run on my servers to report how much of a change in data there is day to day on our servers/file shares? I'd like to determine if a cloud backup is feasible or if too ...
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How to analyse performance ESXi NFS Copy between datastores

I'm having trouble with ESXi backup/restore performance. My setup: VMWare ESXi 5.0.0 on a HP ProLiant DL 360 G6, runnnig RAID 5 on a P410 SmartArray as SAS QNAP Nas (QNAP TS-809U-RP NAS 8 bays ...
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How can I know if a VM is used or not?

I am running ESXi 4.1. In my main datastore I have plenty of folders, some of them has logical names, while the others don't, they hold BASE configurations/images of clients that I duplicate and ...
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Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning

I'm looking for a good solution to a VMware ESXi environment issue where there's no vCenter available. What's the best way to move a VM from one datastore to another on a single ESXi host, while ...
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How can I speed up file tranfers on local storage in vSphere 5?

I have a few datastores on my ESXi server, as seen below. I am moving files from one datastore to another. It is just taking too long. I have done io testing on the hard disks, and I know they can ...
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How to share one physical hard-disk to multiple KVM guest in a Proxmox VE?

I evaluate PROXMOX VE 2.0 to migrate a live server. I have installed a server with the PROXMOX VE which hosts 4 KVM guests on two 300 GB HD's (RAID-1) and two 500 GB HD'a (RAID-1) as a data storage, ...
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LUN and VMFS 5 sizing assistance

I am working on setting up our vSphere 5 environment. With vSphere 5 you can go > the 2TB VMFS datastore size that you were capped at with in 4.x, etc. What size datastores are people using and ...
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ESXi: Allowing a guest OS to use other disk drives in server

I want to test a certain configuration on a new server that has 6 disks, configured as 2 virtual disks in RAID 1 and RAID 10 configuration. Configuration: 6 Total Disk Drives 2 x 250 GB RAID 1 ...
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Virtual Machine Backup ESXI 5

Is it safe to backup data from a virtual machine to a datastore on another drive within the same server? I only have one server currently running vmware, so I would prefer to be able to backup to a ...
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vmware esxi losing datastore

My vmware esxi server suddenly freezed this friday. When I looked up, what happend. I figured out lot of these messages in log Device t10.ATA_____WDC_WD10EARS2D00Y5B1 ...
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VMware ESXi Share Datastore

I currently have a server running ESXi 5 and have 2x 2TB on the server. ESXi is installed to a SD card and two datastores are created (one for each drive). I was wondering if there's anyway to share ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - how to move a datastore from local drives to a NFS or iSCSI share?

I currently have a couple vmware esxi servers with a data store using the server's local hard drives. I am going to set up a NAS server that will support NFS or iSCSI. I would like to mount that on ...
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How to remove inaccessible iSCSI LUN from vSphere ESXi 4.1/5 with Storage I/O Control enabled?

I am testing out a iSCSI SAN solution in my vSphere environment and have been adding/removing LUNs on the SAN host while some were left connected on ESXi hosts. I had enabled Storage I/O Control on ...
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Tools to Benchmark VMware Datastore

Is there a tool that can be used to determine the maximum IOPS on my Datastores? Due to the way the SAN is configured (poorly by the installer) it's difficult to calculate this and we want to know ...
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Shared DataStore

I am running an education environment and running out of disk space. Is it possible to use only one Virtual Disk (using HP EVA) as a data store for 6 individual Lab systems. We have a SAN installed ...
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Is there a reason(s) I should not create a datastore to house a single VM?

I was at a Dell EqualLogic training event and the speaker threw out the idea that it may not be a bad idea to create a single datastore to house a single VM rather than making a large datastore and ...
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vSphere machine wont start: Insufficient disk space on datastore

I am trying to add a virtual disk using a VMFS datastore with 1.98 TB of capacity and 85 GB used. I then power on the virtual machine, and it gives me the Insufficient disk space on datastore error. ...
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What network does a datastore (Esx 4) copy use?

First a brief description of my environment. I have 4 VMware ESX 4 clusters that I manage with one VC server. Each server has 6 NICs. 2 for iSCSI back to a EMC CX4, 2 for the Vm port groups and 2 for ...
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Do I have space to defrag a machine hosted on VMWare ESXi 4.1?

I have inherited what I think is a badly configured VMWare ESXi 4.1 system, I know very little about VMWare. It currently hosts 2 systems. They are both on the same datastore, which is on RAID 5. ...
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ESXi 4.1: how to make use of an iSCSI LUN bigger than 2 TB?

I have a ESXi servers (4.1 U1) connected to an iSCSI NAS, where 4 LUNS have been defined and presented to this host; all the LUNs are 3 TB in size. ESXi correctly sees the LUNs and acknowledges their ...
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VMWare Esx Increasing Datastore size to 8MB (Easiest way to do?)

We're using Esx and we have a file server with 1TB of storage along with the regular 60GB HD for the OS. I installed a trial of Veeam and all our Backups work great except the File Server which fails ...
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Plug in 6+ drives into a server (iSCSI/SAS expanders/SAN)

The company where I work has started to run out of disk space at 2.3TB. Originally it was a JBOD of a 1.5TB drive and a 1TB drive as a quick fix measure (yes I know this is bad, that's why I'm ...
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Vmware ESXi 4.1 iSCSI MPIO - What is wrong with these steps?

I'm trying to add another vm host to our SAN and I don't have good notes on how I got this working last time. (dumb mistake) I've pieced my steps together from a script I had for our production ...
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How to make USB thumbdrive space visible as a datastore to ESXi 4.1 U1? [closed]

I'm trying to create an All-in-one box which consists of ESXi running from an USB stick. Inside of ESXi there will be a vm which has been given direct access to a RAID controller for sharing it's ...
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VMware Server - Datastore size not updating after LVM resize (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have VMware server installed on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed to get to the VMware Infrastructure Web Access interface, however I didn't allocate enough space on my LVM initially to start adding ...
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Reading ESXI disk connected to Windows / Ubuntu Machine with SATA > USB

I have a single hard drive that has ESXI on it and a 140GB datastore. How can I using Windows or Live CD read the datastore and copy out the Virtual Machines that are located on it? I have a SATA > ...
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JNDI Datasource Problem on Tomcat 6, Hibernate

I am using Tomcat 6 as application server, Struts-Hibernate and MyEclipse 6.0. My application uses JDBC driver but I should modify it to use JNDI Datasource. I followed steps as described in tomcat ...
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ESXi add datastore without partitioning

I've recently started playing with ESXI and now want to move all my current data (movies etc) to an openfiler vm image. Currently I have esxi 4.1 running off a Patriot XT memory stick and a 500gb hdd ...
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What is the limit (if any) of datastores for ESXi?

Is there a limit to the number and type of datastores that can be attached to an ESXi instance? Specifically, is there a limit to the number of NFS mounts that can be added as data stores vs the ...
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Exchange Environment Not Working

I have just been given a client whose exchange server was not set up correctly. The server is running Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 as well. When I try to mount the store it is coming up with ...
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Migrated Virtual Machine Shows Up in Both Datastores

We're using Vsphere client 4.0.0 Build 208111 with Virtual Center Server same version and same build. I have one vm with only one disk that is shown on 2 different datastores. If I look through VMs ...