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1answer
55 views

How to determine VMware ESX server requirements for n VMs?

I am going to buy a high-end server for my department's daily usage. On this server, I am planning to launch 2 DB servers, 2 Application Servers and around 10 ordinary development PCs on the VMware ...
2
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1answer
1k views

ESXi host losing connection to vCenter

I'm having a very odd issue with a single ESXI host. I have 2 identical hosts, core i3, 6 nics, 16g ram. 4 of the nics are used for Management, vmotion, vm network, all on different vlans. They ...
2
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2answers
199 views

vmware on unsupported hardware, should I avoid at all costs?

I have a relatively old Supermicro Superserver 6015v-m3 with a x7dvl-3 motherboard, checking compatibility on vmware website, is compatible only with esxi 3.1 I ignored and tried installing esxi 5.5, ...
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3answers
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What happens when the USB key or SD card I've installed VMware ESXi on fails?

An SD (SDHC) card installed in an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server running VMware ESXi just failed :( I encountered some ominous looking messages on the vCenter console and in the HP ProLiant ILO event ...
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1answer
62 views

ESXi Virtualization server hardware [closed]

I am currently in the process of selecting hardware for a homelab ESXi server. My requirements are running around 30 virtual machines simultaneously with a GNS3 Cisco backbone running in the ...
5
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3answers
535 views

Hardware checks for Dell R820 Servers through Nagios using SNMP

We use Nagios for monitoring. Is there a way to create hardware checks using SNMP MIB for R820 servers running ESXi5.x on them? Right now we are using this python plugin: current python plugin But ...
7
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1answer
409 views

Enabling VMware EVC on Westmere E5645 CPU only accepts “Nehalem” mode

Take the following system, a Supermicro VMware ESXi host with Intel Westmere E5645 CPUs. Part of our deployment process is to set the appropriate Enhanced vMotion Capability (EVC) level for the ...
0
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1answer
392 views

HP ESXi WBEM Agent Not Showing Power Supply Data

Server: HP ProLiant DL 380 G5 ESXi: 5.0.0 U1 (HP Custom Image) HP SIM: 7.1 (CentOS 6.3 VM) I have my basic hardware monitoring up and running. I cannot see events for power supply failure within HP ...
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1answer
137 views

Can you list virtual hardware of a guest via the CLI in ESXi 5.0?

Can any one tell me of an ESXi line command that can be used to list the different virtual hardware components assigned to VMWare guests running on ESXi, with vcenter? E.g. I want to find out how ...
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2answers
157 views

huge amount of TCP connections on 1GE port [closed]

I have a Rackmount server with ESXI 4 and on top I have 12 VMs with Centos 5.X. I have 2 CPUs with 6 core each (total of 12) and 40GB of RAM. all VMs are connected on one 1GE port. I need to know if ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Troubleshooting ESXi hardware freeze with PCI Passthrough

I have a Supermicro X9SCM board with a Atheros AR5008 PCI Express card (D-LINK DWA-556, Device=0024&Vendor=168C). The card can successfully be marked for PCI passthrough in ESXi (I tried versions ...
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1answer
49 views

Optimum size for nodes in a virtualization cluster [closed]

I'd like to get some advice on what factors influence the decision of how large (in terms of resources) you would decide to size each node of a virtual machine cluster (VMware, Xen, etc), and in what ...
1
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1answer
471 views

SAS controller on Dell power edge 2950 server

My knowledge on Dell server is growing daily, however there are many areas where I still require assistance. For example, Our institution recently purchased a LT2000 tape library system. This also ...
0
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3answers
146 views

Server for Virtualization-what important things to consider

I want to replace a bunch of aging desktops running various unit tests with a single server running virtual machines. These tests are memory and processor intensive, take time to run (up to 12 hrs in ...
3
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4answers
939 views

Using a server as an iSCSI SAN for VMWare?

I've currently got 3 ESXi servers (free version), using direct attached storage. I want to move to shared storage, because direct storage is very limiting. There are about a dozen VMs, most are fairly ...
0
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1answer
286 views

Convert EMC AX150 to iSCSI?

I've to an EMC AX150 SAN, with two FC controllers in it. And no existing FC infrastructure. Since the controller cards seem to be modular (you can get 1 or 2 of them), is it possible to obtain iSCSI ...
0
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1answer
346 views

motherboard selection for VMware ESX or Xen

any motherboards using compatile NIC chipsets for VMware ESXi4.1 or Xen 3.4? all major manufacturers ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte seem to be using either Realtek or VIA based chips for NIC which so not have ...
1
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1answer
4k views

VCenter Server shows error on Hardware Status for hosts

I'm running VMware ESXi on two Dell PowerEdge R610 servers, with a third server, a PowerEdge R410 running vCenter Server. We have an Essentials license. In the past I used to be able to open vCenter ...
2
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4answers
2k views

What hardware would I need (approx) to run ESXi server?

I am considering to purchase off-the-shelf commodity hardware in order to build server that will host virtual machines using ESXi server. Intended purpose for this server is NOT mission critical ...