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Correlating %RDY in esxtop to CPU Usage in Guest

We recently upgrade a number of our VmWare hosts from 4.1 to 5.5 and noticed many of the VMs saw a step-wise jump in CPU usage as shown by the guest VM. We have not yet upgraded vmwaretools on any of ...
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Install rsync on VMware ESX 4.1 server

I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga) VMware ESX 4.1 (Kandinsky), and my plan is to backup the files from the box to a NAS in another host. I have already resolve the ssh ...
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Possible to install vmware tools 5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04?

According to this pdf, it should be possible to install vmware tools 5.5 for Ubuntu 5.5, but the kernel versions doesn't match for vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.2.0-29-generic-pae and the latest Ubuntu ...
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Machine in read-only mode, do I really need to restart?

In a combination of SAN controller failover and loss of power, several of our machines ended up in read-only mode. After restoring from the failover, I restarted all machines. This got me thinking if ...
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265 views

Slow Network Transfer Through Linux Firewall VM

We have a RedHat 5.8 VM running on ESX on top of Cisco UCS that is acting as a firewall using iptables. The box has multiple nics, one nic serves as the gateway to our network with the other nics ...
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High Load Average with modest CPU Utilization and almost no IO

The usual explanation for high load average with little cpu use under linux is too much IO (or more properly uninterruptable sleep). I have a service running on a cluster of 2-core VMs that exhibit ...
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VMWare ESX 3.5 Input/Output Error

I'm using Vmware ESX Server3.5 for running our Server VMs. In one of our datastore, the partition is used 100% and Its stopping the VM to power on. /vmfs/volumes/504a6db7-97ab1f09-f958-0024818a4940 ...
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Idle VMware Guests Resource Consumption

I want to setup a number of guests with multiple CPUs (4) and at least 4Gb ram running Ubuntu Linux. These machines will mostly be idle, but from time to time their workload will require all their ...
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VMWare ESX 4.1 Deploy Linux from template and DO NOT customise

Having spent some time on a nice prebaked linux template, I'm somewhat disappointed to discover that when I clone this template and clearly choose to NOT customise, it gets customised. Specifically, ...
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How can I get CentOS 5 to recognize an increase in drive space on my VM?

VMWare / CentOS 5.x My CentOS VM system was running low on space so a VMWare admin increased the storage space allocated to the VM. After powering off the system and restarting it, the OS is still ...
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188 views

IP Redirection with iptables and vsphere

I use ESX4.1 (vmware vsphere4) and I have one Public IP (X.X.X.X) in vswif0 and (192.168.1.1) in vswif1 and 2 virtual machines with local IP (192.168.1.2) and (192.168.1.3) I want to use iptables ...
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How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth

VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online - when the VM is running. The next expected steps for Linux system are: extend the partition: delete and create a larger one with fdisk ...
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Should Linux VM's in VMware/ESX have a swap partition?

On a VMware ESX setup what is the difference of these options?: a Linux VM with 1GB RAM and 1GB swap partition and the VM uses 1.5 GB ram a Linux VM with 1GB RAM and no swap partition and the VM ...
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1answer
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What happens when a disk fails in LVM?

I am configuring a linux server on an ESX 4.1 host. This server needs to have several TBs of data stored on it. We are currently debating whether or not to use LVM. Our current reasoning is that is is ...
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283 views

How can I create a vmware disk with XEN?

I found that in XEN I can use vmware-disk images. But can I actually create such a disk with pure XEN-means? I want to create a server with XEN and move the corresponding disk later to VMWARE (in a ...
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108 views

Checking the current time on an ESX server from the vSphere client

What is the easiest way to check the current time on an ESX server from a machine which has the vSphere infrastructure client installed on it ? In other words, is there any way to get the current ...
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How do I verify that my CentOS Guest on a VMWare ESX Host is Using the vmware tools network driver?

I can verify that vmware tools is running with /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status, but how can I verify that the vmware-tools network driver is being used by my CentOS guest? The host is VMWare ESX 4.1 ...
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1answer
316 views

Convert VM running on Linux hypervisor to OVF/VMDK

I have a bunch of VMs on a Linux hypervisor (cloudsigma.com to be precised). I want to convert these to deploy to an ESX hypervisor (opsource cloud server), but need to create an ovf with the vmdk. I ...
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How does Linux determine the SCSI address of a disk?

Greetings, I'm working with RHEL 5.5 guest VMs under VMware ESX 4. When I configure the virtual disks in the VM hardware settings, each disk has a SCSI address in the format "N:M". For example, "1:3" ...
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309 views

Vmware ESX 3.0.2 - vm guests are hanging constantly

I've got the problem that the vms of my vmware esx 3.0.2 server are hanging constantly (let's say every 3-5 minutes) for about 5-8 seconds. How can I track this issue down and get rid of it? Thank ...
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kdump issues - not saving memory dump / network issues

I have a VMWare VM on an ESX host that has LVM partitions. I've configured kdump with very basic configuration - ext /dev/mapper/logical-volume-name and path /data/crash. When I force a system ...
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How to get a content of a hidden file over https?

Now I am successfully using WebClient.DownloadString to get file content from ESX server. My URI is something like: ...
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241 views

iometer - cpu utilization not being returned

everything I want gets picked up from the dynamo process. Although for some reason the CPU Utilization isn't being presented and recorded. Any ideas? Thank you EDIT: SYSTEM - Linux x86_64, ...
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VMWare Converter - Remote Linux Install P2V

I am trying to get what I thought was an easy process working. Here is my situation. I have a remote linux server (running Debian) that I would like to turn into a VM so that I can do testing on it ...
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vrrp routing ping, but not other traffic

I've got two VMs running BusyBox (under ESX). These machines function only as load balancers. I'm using pen to do the load balancing on each machine which is working fine. But when I fire up vrrpd ...
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Vmware host time drift

How does one ensure that linux hosts, running on vmware infrastruction 3 or vmware 3 esxi remain in sync with the ntp server. I have found that a linux guest running under esx or esxi has a tendency ...
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Linux boot hanging after GRUB

Got an ESX server that's not booting after an array rebuild. Grub appears to be working properly, but I'm not getting any sort of response after the "boot" command. No error, no message, just a ...
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bash code in rc.local not excuting after bootup

Does anyone know why a system would not execute the script code within rc.local on bootup? I have a post configuration bash script that I want to run after the initial install of VMware ESX (Red ...
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2answers
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kickstart installation command paramters

Does anyone know of any listing of the different parameters that can be used in the command when installing a unix/linux host via kickstart? Specifically I'm look for ones in regards to ESX/Red Hat. ...