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Force network messages from VM's on same ESXi to gateway

In the context of introducing ESXi we would like to know if it is possible to force messages destined from VM_A to VM_B on the same ESXi towards the gateway. The reason behind this seemingly strange ...
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Change a virtual machine Notes attributes in esxi shell

I have tried to change via ESXi shell the attribute field with the following command: vmx -s attributes=new notes /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VM/VM.vmx but it doesn't change the attributes and ...
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327 views

Booting Linux 2TB+ partitions

I am using VMware ESXi vSphere 5.0.0 and mounting a 6TB LUN from my Dell EqualLogic SAN. I am presenting the LUN using RDM (Raw Device Mappings) so as to be able to see all 6 TBs. So far, so good. ...
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2answers
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What precautions should I take when joining my virtual center to Active Directory?

I have virtual center that manages a few ESX hosts and I would like to join it to my Active Directory domain. What things should I consider when making this move? Is there any reason why I would want ...
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1answer
2k views

Problem copying/downloading Virtual Machines from ESXi 3.5 server

I have a ESXi 3.5 server that has 3 virtual machines on there that I cannot copy/download the virtual machine OR vmdk files from. I have tried the following options with their results: NOTE: all ...
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ESXi 3.5 Corrupted (flat & delta) vmdk files

Today, I found that one of my VM hosted in ESXi 3.5 cannot be started, the error in /var/log/messages was Mar 14 00:56:21 vmkernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } Mar ...
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3answers
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How can I create a copy of a vm in vSphere Client running on ESXi 4.0?

I'd like to create copies of the VMs located on my datastore that I can put up temporarily on a different server while I perform some maintenance on our main virtualization server. Aside from using ...
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VMWare ESXi 3.5 “Could not power on VM: No space left on device”

We have several VMWare ESXi boxes, and on some we get this message when trying to power on virtuals: "Could not power on VM: No space left on device Failed to power on VM" The Datastore is 67G, we ...