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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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Is it possible to copy a (.ISO) file that lives on an NTFS file-system within a VMDK file to the datastore VMFS using ESX SSH terminal?

I have several .ISO DVD backup files stored on a virtualized Win2008 server. Is there a simple way to mount the NTFS partition stored in a VMDK file using the ESX SSH terminal so that I can copy it ...
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Single/Mulitple LUN for massive VM hosting

I'm building a iscsi storage system for hosting about ~500 Vmware vm running concurrently. And I have a disk array with 15 disks, I only need moderate write performance but at least raid1. so, that ...
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1answer
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esx 4 vmfs3 RAID REBUILD

I have a ESX 4.1 Server with a storage on RAID 60. After the rebuilding of the RAID the vmdk-files are not working in my VM. On starting VM i have this error Cannot open the disk ...
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howto access esx filesystem

need to copy VM files (vmdk etc) to usb disk for backup purposes. tried booting with partedmagic 4.9..but cannot access the vm files on disk. any thoughts?
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ESX hosts lose connectivity with iSCSI SAN LUNs

I've been experiencing this issue for a couple of months now where my ESX hosts lose connectivity with my iSCSI SAN vmfs volumes. As a results the ESX hosts enter a nonresponsive mode the associated ...
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VMFS undelete in ESX4i [closed]

So, I have this friend that deleted a VMDK that had all his family photos on it. ESX4i did not prompt him that the disk was in use, and he thought he was deleting a disk that belonged to another VM. ...
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VMFS recovery - how do you proceed?

The more I look into ESX the more often i have to handle cases where the partition table of a disk with a VMFS volume gets corrupted. The reasons for this can be * idiot user * failed update * power ...
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Is there a way to check to see if your VMFS partitions are aligned on storage?

I'm running ESX 3.5 currently, and about to set up 4.0 on a new HP EVA4400. Once the servers running 4.0 are up, I'll be migrating all of the 3.5 VMs over to the new datastores using Storage vMotion ...