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

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ESX Server 5.1 - Consolidation Error : Locked file

I try to consolidate a virtual machine that needs consolidation but I get the message: Consolidate virtual machine disk files Servername.mydomain.internal Unable to access file <unspecified ...
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How to make sure file in VM's folder is copied with VM when cloning VMWare Virtual Machine

I am running a vmware environment (Version 4 unfortunately) which requires me to use a bios rom file in order to run server 2012. I upload it to the root folder of the VM after creation, before boot ...
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Vmware ESX 5.1- Consolidate a VM

One of my virtual machines needs consolidation. If I start Consolidation, will my vm be unaivalable, or it will continue to work and do the consolidation in the background? thank you in advance for ...
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Struggling to convert VMware ESX Hosts to Hyper-V

I've been struggling to convert a VMWare ESX Server to Hyper-V now for a couple of days. I've tried MVMC 3.1 without success, and are trying SCVMM to do it, but I've run into a wall again. MVMC 3.1 ...
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Red Hat Clustering Fencing fails

I'm trying to demo (and learn) a Red Hat Cluster on ESXi 3.5 update2.I've set a shared fencing device with the info for my ESXi server. I try fencing a node from Luci, but it only tells me that ...
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SNMP OID for VMware Tools on a virtual machine

I have an ESXi host running several VMs. I use snmp to query that host for information. I need to find if VMware Tools is installed on some virtual machine. Is that possible? and If so, which OID is ...
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esx4 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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Can I get Vsphere cluster networks (and thier details) using Ruby?

(On linux) I am looking for a way to get my VMware Vsphere networks details using a Ruby script. I tried to find a way using rlane/rbvmomi on [1]: https://github.com/rlane/rbvmomi but I could nt ...
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Running 100 virtual machines on a single VMWare host server

I've been using VMWare for many years, running dozens of production servers with very few issues. But I never tried hosting more than 20 VMs on a single physical host. Here is the idea: A stripped ...
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VMware - persistent “Host memory status” alarm in vSphere

I have a particular VMWare ESX 4.1 host that has a very persistent "Host memory status" alarm. This is running on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server. The HP ILO and System Management agents don't know ...
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Issues with doing a P2V on Exchange 2007

I shutdown all Exchange services on the physical box and did a convert. Everything converted fine. Server booted up no issues and I could receive email from the outside world with no issues. But I am ...
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Can the veeam FastSCP tool be pointed at any SSH server?

The FULL veeam backup suite has a "Linux Target" option where you can point the backups to a Linux server over SSH - but it really has to be a Linux server, and it has to have perl installed and sudo, ...
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Is it ok to team NIC's from different vendors together in VMware ESX?

I want to achieve the best performance with my two servers (SAN and ESX). I have good RAID (LSI, SASes), that is showing 1GB/s result, so the bottleneck now is network part since I have only two NICs ...
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PowerChute with ESX - how to start the VMs

I have a setup with a couple of ESX servers and two APC UPS. The ESX servers are govern by vCenter and I've deployed vMA (provided by VMWare VM) on one of the ESX hosts and configure it to target both ...
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ESX NFS error "Cannot open volume: /vmfs/volumes/

I'm trying to add an NFS share to my ESX 5.5 server. When I try to add the share, I get the following error: Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateNasDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESXi ...
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Unable to mount datastore on second ESX 5.5 host

I have configured 2 ESX 5.5 hosts on my new Dell VRTX. I setup the virtual storage, assigned full access to both hosts, and was able to format and attach it to ESX1 without an issue. Unfortunately I ...
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ESX performance stats in Logstash

Dose anyone know if it is possible to collect ESX Performance Stats in LogStash/ELK stack? looking to see if I can collect ESXTOP data for use in the ELK stack.
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vmware deployment from Linux or Ubuntu

Is there a way to deploy VMWare virtual machines from Linux? By deploy I mean provision from remote esx. Thanks.
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howto plan RAID for ESX

eight 300GB SAS drives are available. Can ESX be put on one disk as RAID-0 and others as RAID-5 ? so that in the event of disk failure data (VMs) are safe. if os disk RAID-0 fails could that be ...
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Troubleshooting PXE-E11: ARP Timeout error under VMware ESXi 4 and HPSA 7.8

I am running HP Server Automation v7.8 in a lab environment on VMware ESXi, managed via vSphere 4. On the same host I have several small VMs for OS provisioning testing (512MB RAM, 10GB hdd, one NIC ...
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Cannot connect VMWare VMs to datastore ISO but can connect to same ISO on local PC via Console

VMWare 4.0U4b (I know...) I am unable to connect new or existing VMs to ISOs contained on any of the datastores. I was able to however boot from an ISO on my local PC connected via the Console. I ...
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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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Can i install Vmware ESX 3.5 on Dell Inspiron 560s Desktop - S241203IN8 - with Intel E7500 Processor

I am about to purchase DELL Inspiron 560s Desktop - S241203IN8. My purpose of buying this machine is to be able to install and learn VMware ESX 3.5 (VMware Infrastructure). Here is the two links, one ...
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Replication with Veeam causes timeouts on large VM's

I have been trying to replicate two of my larger VM's one being Exchange 2003 and once the snapshot begins to commit the server begins to time out. I have updates my ESX hosts from 4.0.0 to 4.1 and ...
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Is vSphere Web Client (Server) available on linux?

Is vSphere Web Client (Server) available on linux? Based on vSphere 5 Documentation Center it seems to me that only Windows platform is supported. It would be great not to run Windows in VirtualBox ...
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ESX or ESXi as FCoE or ISCSI or NFS target?

Is is possible to set up ESXi or more expensive ESX server as a storage target (FCoE, ISCSI or NFS, in that order) for other ESX servers? If so, how?
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VMware Grails application on one VM can't access MongoDB on another VM

I have two VMs in a VMware cloud that belong to the same VApp and so are behind the same edge gateway. The both have their own different internal ip addresses but I route services from the outside to ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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debugging irssi using 100% cpu

I have a debian VM I'm running on an ESX4.0 server. This VM hosts a number of users, each running an irssi session inside a screen instance. This is working quite well, except for one user. For ...
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Is it possible to virtualize a Genband/Broadsoft M6 voip telephony system?

I work with a company that runs a hosted VOIP platform originally known as the Genband M6 acquired by Broadsoft a few years back. This system is going end of life March 2016 and will no longer be ...
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PowerCLI Move-VM Returns failure but vm still moves

I have a script that is moving VM's from one datastore to another. I have other logic to protect the Storage backend and fabric from over subscription and to wait to submit new requests at specific ...
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conflict in network interface configuration of CentOS 6.5

I am trying to create 2 network interfaces, one with DHCP and the other with static IP on a CentOS VM running on ESXi Server. Content of file ifcfg-eth0 is as follows: DEVICE=eth0 ONBOOT=yes ...
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vmware site recovery manager - site A to B and B to A

I will Need to clarify few faqs on vmware SRM, my situation is, i have 25 VMs in site A, and 5 VMs in site B. I need to protect both sites and should be able fail back site A to B and B to A, does ...
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HP service pack for Proliant with ESXi 5.0

Server: ProLiant DL380 G5 currently system ROM: P56 10/25/2010 I would like to upgrade the system service pack with HP Service Pack for Proliant 2014.06.0_784915-001 ...
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“A virtual machine fails to power on with the error: Thin/TBZ disks cannot be opened in multiwriter mode” - after disk size change in client

I tried to increase the size of my clustered virtual disk (2 vms) though the vSphere client. Big mistake apparently. Now when I attempt to start the vms, I get "A virtual machine fails to power on ...
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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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vSphere 5.1 and iSCSI multipathing

I have a problem in configuring vSphere Cluster with iSCSI multipathing. Host in cluster have four physical interfaces. Host have four vmk interfaces for iSCSI, which mapped to individual physical ...
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Configuring a VMWARE server for software ISCSI

I have an IBM x3650 with the following components: 6 Gb NICs (all connected to an Extreme Networks x450 switch that also houses the ISCSI vlan and the SAN ISCSI connections) I need to configure ...
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ESXi 5 Add an existing lun to datastore without formatting

We have two hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. Both are connected to a RAID 5 array via iSCSI. The lun is an existing lun with vm on it but it is not reconized by the hosts after the reboot. it is ...
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Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?

Currently I'm using ESX (v3 and v4) to test a scripted OS (Windows 2003) and application install DVD. The DVD ISO (8GB) is mounted on a 1Gbps NFS datastore and the VMDK's (20GB) are on an SSD mounted ...
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bash code in rc.local not executing 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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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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vSphere ESX 5.5 hosts cannot connect to NFS Server

Summary: My problem is I cannot use the QNAP NFS Server as an NFS datastore from my ESX hosts despite the hosts being able to ping it. I'm utilising a vDS with LACP uplinks for all my network traffic ...
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3 NICs in VMware ESX 5.5.0 cannot connect to each other [closed]

I have a Vmware ESXi 5.5.0 hypervisor, installed on a desktop pc with 3 physical NICs. The first NIC is connected to the internet (WAN), the 2nd and 3rd NICs have Access Points installed (plugged in) ...
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ESX SAN overbooked, what happens if storage limit reached?

In ESX you can easily overbook the available storage with the Virtual Guests. What happens if a overbooked SAN reaches its capacity limit? Its not an actual problem i'm faced with, we just had the ...
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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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WANem doesn't boot after install

I'm using WANem live cd (based on knoppix) to perform network bandwidth tests. In order to keep the current configuration, I've installed it on hard disk (using the gui installation tool provided ...
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NetAPP Snap Manager for Exchange

I'm looking for feedback from anyone who is using a NETapp filer, with Snap Manager for Exchange. We plan to install one and the consultant has told us that our current virtual server running ...
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Why does RDP freeze on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual machine during high load?

We have noticed a problem where remote desktop sessions to a server will freeze when the server has high CPU load. Environment: VMWare ESX 4.0u1. Guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 (this is the ...
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VMWare various disk type advantages/disadvantages

As we all know, we can create various disk types in VMWare: 0 : single growable virtual disk 1 : growable virtual disk split in 2GB files 2 : preallocated virtual disk 3 : preallocated virtual disk ...