VMware ESX is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware, Inc.

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Dell 1850 What version ESX can I use?

What version of ESX can I run on dell 1850? I have a chance to build a test lab with four 1850 servers and would like to run the latest version if I can. Thanks Knothead00
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HP smart array controller not recognized by VMWare ESX 3.5 installer

I have been thrown in the deep end by being given a HP proliant DL380p gen 8 new server to install. The server has 8 146GB SAS HDDs. I have used ACU to config it into 1 Logical drive. of ~1TB ACU ...
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Why not use vmware tools for time synchronisation?

We have two VMWare environments running a bunch of (mainly) Redhat 5.9 and 6.4 guests. We are having issues with time drift (minutes ahead per week). We use ntp, syncing to the local domain ...
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ESX Free: Creating clones of VMs to run concurrently as a branch version

I have ESX free (most recent version 5.X) installed on a standalone server with an internal datastore in a RAID 5 setup. The VMs will be Windows mostly with some Linux and will be dedicated to ...
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VMware esxi and windows server 2008 R2 DC

We are going to install vmware esxi 5.1 on one HP Proliant DL380p G8 server with 4x300GB HDD and make some of our service through that server. we have very small business and only 32 clients. so I ...
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How to reduce time for cloning in vm?

1 . I have 10 hosts and i need to add 5 guest os to each host machine . Am cloning from one vm to another. It is taking almost 40 to 50 mins to complete is there any solution to reduce time to vms ? ...
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Memory leakage threat on vmware esx that runs on server 2003

I run ESX on server 2003 with two virtual machines (A and B). Suppose that "A" uses a chunk of physical memory. After I shutdown the virtual machine "A", what happens to the data of "A" in the RAM of ...
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May i known about vCenter Configuration of VMs automatic startup and shutdown configuration delay time different [closed]

Please May I known ..vCenter already Installed on ESXi 5.0 and already installed VMs on vCenter .. in ESX host configuration=>VMs Startup/Shutdown=>properties=>System setting.. Default Startup delay ...
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ESXi5 VMs are not startup in configuration of VMs startup and shutdown

my client site is 6 ESXi5.0, 2ESX for clone servers ..in this two esx configuration one for VMA servers for Plam secure device and one for APC UPS managers.. for this esxi VMs start up and shutdown ...
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Networking with VMware, physical adapters and iSCSI

New VMware user here, setting up my first environment. I have an ESXi host that has four physical NiCs (NiC0, NiC1, NiC2, NiC3). I have installed ESXi, the VCVA appliance, and several VMs ...
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upgrading from ESX4.0 to ESXi5.0 on new hosts/hardware

We recently purchased new VM hosts, and we're trying to upgrade our current ESX 4.0 environment (3 hosts, running about 15 VMs and VCenter) to the new hosts which are running ESXi 5.0. Do I need to ...
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Is vSphere the correct tool for setting up on-demand virtual machines? [closed]

Sorry for such a basic question but...I was wondering if vSphere is the correct tool to use for provisioning virtual machines to users? Basically, I have development and QA teams working on multiple ...
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using vmkfstools to move a snapshot

I am trying to move a snapshot from an esxi 5.0 vm to another datastore, but when I tried to use the datastore tools I got the following error, "error caused by file" with a path to the vdmk file. So ...
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disadvantages MTU over 1500

What disadvantages have to set the MTU to the maximum possible value in ALL network adapters on a network (including virtual switches vmware esx)? Why do not the producers as a default? I do not ...
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How to detect, in the guest operating system, if the vmware tools are out of date?

I'm trying to find a generic way of checking, in the guest operating system of a virtual machine, if the VMware Tools are out of date. The best way I have found so far has been to check the output of ...
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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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How to recreate a vmx file?

As the title says does anyone know how to create a lost vmx file? The files in which we still have are the associated VMDKs and the log file
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Invalid device backing in VM settings

I am trying to figure out how the prior admins managed to get some guest network adapters into an "invalid device backing" state. According to a support article ...
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How do I activate my inactive datastore on the command line?

Have two volumes on a datastore on ESXi 5.1. On the GUI, one shows up greyed out and the word "(inactive)". The other doesn't show in the GUI at all. However, on the commandline: ~ # esxcli ...
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Possible MAC conflict in ESX

I have two virtual machines that are 10.1.1.10 and 10.1.1.20 in an ESX. I try to access theses machines by another network 192.168.1.0/24. The problem is that when I can ping one machine, I can not ...
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Secure a VMWare Image without Manual Password Entry

I stand before the following task: A VMWare "template" (based on SLES11) with custom software, that is to be distributed to some clients. They will receive a client specific copy of the template and ...
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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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How to Shrink a Volume on Equallogic SAN

I extended a disk on a DB server (so we could temporarily restore a database) and I would like to shrink the volume back down now that the data has been deleted. I deleted the data and shrank the ...
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VMware ESX/i syslog content

I am working on an expansion of our monitoring footprint, and we are currently looking at including data from our visualized environment. As our monitoring license is based on logged volumes, and we ...
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Increased number of cores from 2 to 4 on VMWare VM; Windows reports “two processors”

I had a VM with two cores. I powered it down and changed the settings to four cores. Here's what I see: System (right-click on My Computer > Properties) reports "(2 processors)" Task Manager shows ...
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How do I expand a VMware Thick Provisioned Eager Zeroed drive?

I have a drive that is VMWare Thick Provisioned with a format of Thick Provisioned Eager Zero. I need to expand this drive by 10Gb, but unlike Thick Provisioned Lazy zero, I can't expand that drive ...
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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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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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Dataguard needed for onsite virtualization?

In moving both an Oracle DB and it's corresponding dataguard box both to a Virtual Environment, (Same site, same VM Infrastructure) Does it make sense to keep the dataguard setup? The VM ...
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MySQL High Availability with VMWare/DRBD/Heartbeat still common practice?

Is it still common practice to use a DRBD/Heartbeat solution for a high available MySQL Instance when the whole environment is virtualized (in our Case VMWare) Are there other/better solutions out ...
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Veeam/VMware - Creating a virtual lab folder/resource pool error

I am trying to create a virtual lab, but have an error with the host options. We have 2 production hosts and one host I'm using for testing. When I try create a virtual lab, I get and error under the ...
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esxi 5 web console modifications

I have been a bit perplexed by the whole "web console" for esx 5. I" I hope to add a few html pages and some python scripts server side to the "welcome page" so that I can have a self contained ...
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VCenter Upgrade Does not work

Task/Details We need to upgrade our Vcenter enviornment from v4.1.0 Build Number: 799345 to v4.1.0 Update 3 Build Number: 816786 Problem After backing up the database and the SSL certificates we ...
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Vmware 5.1 Essentials Host with Ubuntu VM - Should I Raid the Guest OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it necessary to have RAID in a virtual machine? I am in the processing of building up a new VM Host with Essentials 5.1. The server will house several guest OSes ...
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Under what circumstances could adding a CPU to an “underutilized” VMware vSphere 4.1 VM increase performance?

Scene: 16-core VMware ESX 4.1 host. Presume that the host is not over loaded in any single resource at all. Storage latencies are very low, total memory utilization is below the physical ram amount, ...
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vSwitch configuration with 12 uplinks

I have been doing a lot of research on vSwitch configurations, but I think I am more confused now after all of the reading that I have done. So here is my situation 3 ESX Hosts (12 nics each), 1 ...
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Random servers in Citrix farm suddenly bluescreens (mostly 0x0000008e and 0x0000007e)

I'm responsible for a Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 farm. Starting Friday 30. November, my servers started to crash randomly. So far we've experienced 80 crashes, so it's obviously becoming an ...
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VMWare Host Not Responding - VMs are Disconnected (ESXi 3.5)

I have inherited a VMWare environement ESX v3i 3.5. I am not fluent with VMWare ESXi so bare with me. Two days ago, when I opened Virtual Centre, one of the Hosts showed up as Not Responding. The ...
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vCenter 5.1 — adding v5.0 host doesn't bring in templates

I just set up a vSphere / vCenter 5.1 installation. I added two older hosts (v5.0) to this installation. I just noticed that while all VMs have been added to the inventory, none of the templates ...
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Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?

Background / Setup I've got a fresh install of vCenter Server 5.1 and associated components. I've taken all steps (as far as I can tell) to enable FT, and it worked the first time (yanked a power ...
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vCenter Server: This host currently has no management network redundancy

Background I'm on a new VMWare install consisting of: 1 vCenter Server (containing inventory service, SSO, vCenter server, and web client server) 2 ESX Servers configured in a HA group Problem ...
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vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?

Problem I just finished separately installing vCenter Server 5.1. I installed the components separately but on the same machine using a local SQL 2008 R2 DB (not SQL express). Everything appears to ...
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Steps after installing vCenter Server?

I'm working with: Two new ESX servers that I'm configuring A new Server 2008 R2 machine that I'm using for vCenter. I took the following steps: Installed the Hypervisor on the 2 ESX machines ...
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SAN as a service vSphere SIOC

I have a rather unusual predicament. Data centre provided SAN as a service which sounded good at the time :(. I am running ESX 4.1 across multiple hosts. I am getting alerted quite regularly about ...
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MSMQ Resilience

I have a requirement for a resilient MSMQ setup on VMWare ESX5. I am aware that we cannot allow the queue storage to be shared as it must be installed on physical disk mount, e.g. it cant be an CIFS ...
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vlans broadcast works but ping doesn't

i have a server with ESX5, have a Standar Switch(vswitch1) with one physical NIC attached, vswitch1 VLAN ID is set to All(4095) so it can see traffic on any VLAN, connected to vswitch1 i have 2 VM, ...
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esx5 debian VM vlan setup

i have a server with ESX5, have a switch with about 20 vlans, this is how setup the trunk port interface GigabitEthernet0/1/1 description ToOper port link-type trunk undo port trunk allow-pass ...
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connecting same VM to two vSwitches in VMware vSphere 5.1

I have installed VMWare ESXi 5.1 on a Whitebox recently to use it as a home lab, even though I have a very little knowledge about VMware ESXi and vSphere, but I found that it is most suitable ...
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Creating VMs (VMware) Automatically

We receive roughly 10 emails a day for new vm creations or take downs and I am wondering if its possible to create a webapp that would allow the customer to pick and choose what they need on this VM ...
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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 ...