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vSphere - unable to increase disk size of windows guest disk

ESX 5.5, vcenter 5.5, vsphere 5.5 Reading vmware kb's, it sounds like I should be able to come in here and increase disk size... But can't.... Shut down guest. Still can't. There are no ...
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how to stop esxtop gracefully which is running in batch mode?

I am running esxtop in batch mode using the below command: esxtop –b –a –d 10 –n 2000| gzip -9c > perfData.csv.gz This is going to run for a little over 5 hrs, but I want to stop it gracefully ...
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Need to know how to change ip address and hostname after deploying OVF template

In ESX, I export OVF of my VM (configured as dhcp). Then In another ESX, I use "deploy OVF template" from file menu. My new VM appears working, except I could not change the IP address and hostname. ...
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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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Nexus 1000v VEM fails on 2 out of 8 hosts

I have 8 ESXi hosts. I do a fresh install from the installable CD directly to 4u1. We have another 2-node cluster with a working Nexus 1000v primary & secondary. Everything's up and running. I ...
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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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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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Running Windows Server 2012 on vSphere 4.1

I know it's not supported, and won't be officially supported, but has anyone had success getting a Windows Server 2012 VM running on a vSphere 4.1 box? Thanks for the help.
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Intel modular server - blinking yellow led - clear,confirm the warning

Masters, Today we got tow warning from intel modular server, as you see below. How to clear this warning and how to stop warning led blinking? (i'm sure there is no problem, but can't clear/confirm ...
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linux + how to verify VM defintion disk after redhat installation

We have couple of Linux servers all them are VM red hat Linux ( and they created by the Vsphere client , ) I want to know how we can capture on the Linux OS the following 1.Thick provision lazy ...
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vmware iscsi adapter not seeing LUNS

Have three virtually identical boxes. However one box after enabling the storage adapter and adding dynamic targets (where it actually sees the targets) after a rescan I still don't see the available ...
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Difference between GPVM and LVM when referencing virtual servers?

I've been advised that there are two types of VMs available for enterprise use, but unfortunately have not been able to identify any resources that can explain what these are. The pricing between the ...
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vCenter Email Alerts

We have 4 ESX hosts in a cluster managed by vcenter (5.5). We have the Dell Open Manage integration suite which adds 100's of additional alarm/alerts to vcenter. We want to setup email alerts for ...
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Allowing outbound internet access with NSX while maintaining micro segmentation

I am getting into the world of VMware's NSX product for the purpose of micro segmenting VM's in the datacenter. That is to say, living in the same network space but not being able to talk to one ...
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Nexus 1000v Port Channel to Virtual Machine

Is it possible to setup a Port-Channel between a Nexus 1000v Switch and a ESX Virtual Machine? Context: I am running a Checkpoint Firewall cluster as Virtual Machines on an ESX server. I want to ...
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vSphere 5.5 guests are consuming ALL host memory

I've never had this issue before, but when I was enabling fault tolerance, it seemed to break something and now my guests are consuming ALL of it's memory on the host. I know with fault tolerance, ...
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Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without physical switch?

I have two physical hosts without switc and single WAN connection. host B running many backup software and other tools. Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without phisical switch? Look ...
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Anyone using VTL for backups?

I would like to know if VTL is really a valid option nowadays? Is anyone here using it and why actually? Does it have any benefits compared to a regular server stuffed with SATA drives in RAID6/10? ...
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Maximum HD space on VMware [closed]

What is the maximum physical HD space I can put on ESXI 6 server? I want to purchase 24 qty 4 TB Hard Drives. Thanks. Already bought an Areca 24 sas raid
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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 ESX: Intermittent network connectivity when guests are on same host

ESXi 5.5.0, Build: 2403361 on Dell R620 Servers 2 phys servers, 1 SAN, 15+ VMs Issue: In some cases, when guest A and B are on the same phys server, network communication between the two is ...
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Virtual socket vs core per socket Best practise [duplicate]

Is this right way of assigning 8 Cpu's on Vmware? I have research but couldn't find a right answer. What is the difference between virtual socket and core per socket.
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How to configure VM IPs on VMWare ESX Host

I have rented a server from So You Start that runs VMware ESX 6.0 on it. I have bought IPs to use them in my VMs bu t the problem is i cannot make them run VMs. I did exactly what this guide says for ...
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VMware - trigger alert when a VM moves to a particular datastore?

We have a VMware cluster that doesn't have SDRS enabled. We would like to know when a VM moves to a particular datastore on that cluster because that datastore is non-performance storage. I can't ...
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Install Open-vmtools for Ubuntu 14.04 without internet connection

I don't use Ubuntu so much and I hate it when things change at every version. Now The procedure I always used to install vmtools on an ESX seems old and pushes you to install the Open-vmtools. .....
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ESX 6 arp fails in back 2 back link

we are having a strange problem with back 2 back connection between an ESX 6 and CentOS 7 machine. Hoping to find a solution on stackoverflow The story is below: - we are using a CentOS 7 directly ...
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PowerChute for VMware ESX4

I am looking for a free way of installing PowerChute for VMWare. The 2.2.3 and 2.2.4 Linux versions do not support VMWare ESX even though I think prior versions did. APC is now charging $100 for ...
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What is causing a vm to exhibit packet loss?

We have a pretty nice piece of hardware set up to run multiple virtual machines in vmware and one of the vm's is an instance of Windows Server 2003 running SQL Server 2005. For some reason we ...
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Disaster Recovery for VMWare ESX

We need to formulate a plan for disaster recovery a VMWare installation. The components are two ESX hosts and a NAS unit. We're wondering what everyone here uses for their farm? We have a few ideas ...
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ESXi 5.5 remove @vsphere.local from login

How can I change the vsphere login from administrator@vsphere.local to administrator? I have searched around. Either it cannot be done or it is common knowledge, because I cannot find a solution. The ...
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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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ESX: Get VM uuid/name from within VM

Is there a way to get a VM's name or UUID from within the VM itself, for a VM that is running on a VMWare ESX server? If so, what is the way? My use case is: I'm cloning a bunch of VMs. A program ...
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How to calculate amount of memory needed for Solr

I run solr application on a VM with 41G of memory and I saw that the solr consumme a big amount of memory. I appended 16G to the VM in spite of that solr consumme all memory available in 30min. My ...
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ESX + Sysprep.inf + Template= unhappy computername

I am trying to create a template in ESX that I can automate with PowerCLI. Everything works great so far, but because I have some specific settings, I had to create my own sysprep.inf. Now, the ...
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How to deploy OVA with ovftool and force vCenter get changes or avoid orphaned VM?

I am using an ESXi for tests purposes. I am creating an instance of product from an OVA, getting its IP and running tests for this IP. This ESXi is connected to vCenter(20+ ESXes). But I am using an ...
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Virtual Audio Cable not working on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have Virtual Audio Cable successfully installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 virtual machine. It seem like driver works (new audio device in Device Manager group and VAC control panel works ...
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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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Determine memory modules installed without looking inside the box

Is there a way to determine the physical memory configuration of a server that's running ESX Server or XenServer? If the server was running bare metal on Windows, I'd use the excellent CPU-Z utility ...
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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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Risk when deploying virtualized production servers without in-house virtualization expertise?

I've been asked to evaluate moving three production servers to a virtualization platform. The servers currently run Windows Server 2003 with a mix of applications that, given a catastrophic failure, ...
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Copy VM folder from ESX 3.0.1 host

I am in need of the ability to copy files/folders from an ESX 3.0.1 datastore. Unfortunately, this version does not allow this via the VI client, and as such I have been looking to do this using SSH/...
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ADO 2.8, VMWare and SQL Server - sudden bulk dropped connections

We have an overworked server currently running a single SQL Server 2000 instance on physical hardware, and about 40 different apps interact with it on a daily basis. Last year, the RAID controller ...
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Understanding VMFS storage usage

please help me understand something regarding used and available space on a datastore holding thin provisioned vmdk files. Im having an ESX 4.1 U3 VMFS 3.48 datastore called "storage1". This is 1....
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Linux OS installed as a guest OS on VMware Workstation v10.0.2 doesn't show all partitions as is shown when installed ona physical HP server

I'm very new to VMWARE. I've a customized RHEL 6.6 for one of my application which if install on a physical HP Gen8 DL380p server, shows the partitions /apps, /,/boot,/tmp,/var,/usr,/swap When I use ...
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Naemon stopping itself

I'm currently running Naemon on a CentOS7 which as you can read it in the title, stop himself for some reasons I don't get. This problem started when I tried to add some check for monitor my Esx's and ...
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Using PowerCLI Versus using asp.net WMI to scan and retrive informaion about ESX hosts

I want to scan and view information about ESX hosts which have "ESXi 5.0 Update 1" as their OS inside my asp.net web application. mainly to be able to retrieve the ESX specification and all the vms ...
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How shall I set up my ESX Server 3 partitions?

I have rebuilt my IBM x360 server. Now, I am reinstalling my VMware ESX Server 3 on it, and I have the following drive arrays: Array A is set of 3 36GB U160 (directly on server, channel 1 of my IBM ...
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copy vmware vmdk files while vm is running

I need to copy some VMs from one datastore to another. I'm running ESX 3.5 U3, VMs are mostly Windows-based. I don't care about data integrity since it's only to test NetApps deduplication on the ...
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VMware View 6.0 Windows 7 Lock Screen

I'm running VMware View 6.0.1 with Automated Windows 7 X64 Pools. Domain/AD-Level: Windows Server 2012. My Problem is that after about 15 Minutes inactivity Windows 7 will lock the Workstation (Press ...
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ESX 5.5 Maximum File Size

We have a ~24TB Datastore (a single LUN mapped via a DAS) which has a VMFS5 Datastore. My understanding was with ESX 5.5 and VMFS5 you can have file sizes up to 62TB (as per this article: http://kb....