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

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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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ESX3.5 migrate running VM from disconnected host

I have a cluster of 3 VmWare ESX 3.5. After the entry "Update VirtualCenter Agent" in the log (started at night, automatically?!?), the VCenter cannot connect to the host been updated, but the vm's ...
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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: ...
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PXE boot a VMware guest by specifying the IP configuration in the guest's boot options. No DHCP available

I am in a situation where I do not have control over DHCP on a subnet. I have a Satellite server that I want to use to provision VMware guests. The Satellite is on a different subnet and VLAN. Is ...
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VMware ESX Server - Automated infrastructure and VM Provisioning [closed]

We would like to automate test infrastructure deployment for test automation with Jenkins. That's greatly appreciated if you can share your experiences and any tools to be suggested. Should the script ...
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Where's my memory?! Nginx + PHP-FPM front end webserver slows to a crawl

I'm not sure if I have a problem with a memory leak (as my hosting company suggests), or if we both need to read http://linuxatemyram.com. Maybe you clever people can help us out? This is a front-end ...
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Add Zabbix S.M.A.R.T. monitor to ESXi 5

I have a ESXi 5.1 host with 3 Hard Disk (1 SSD, 2 Magnetic) and I want to monitor them, especially for the S.M.A.R.T Data, that is critical and preannunce an HDD break. Since I'm really unfamiliar ...
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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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network issue ubuntu 8.04 in vmware esx

ok, this is really pissing me off I have one ubuntu 8.04 instance running on vmware (esx) which decided after a reboot to stop resolving dns requests, I also cant connect to it using ssh although I ...
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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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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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How can I run docker on windows server 2008 r2 running in vmware?

I am trying to demonstrate the usefulness of docker. I have been able to build images and show prototypes on my work laptop running windows 7. However I now need to move the docker image unto a ...
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Changing vSphere License Key

I have some vSPhere 4 standard licensed hosts in vCenter that had the key entered during install. I now want to change the licese key for these servers to use new Enteprrise Plus licenses that are ...
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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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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 ...