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

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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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Horribly slow MySQL (InnoDB) updates, multiple workers [migrated]

I've created a PHP daemon that reads records from a MySQL InnoDB-table, analyses it and then updates the record. This process is spread between multiple workers (and servers) using Redis. However, ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Get disk free space using ipmi from esxi

I want to get disk status of esxi server using ipmi. I can not find the right command to get this information: /usr/sbin/ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.x.x -U xxx -P xxx -S /tmp/ipmi-sdr-cache Which ...
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Accessing vSphere ESX/ESXi server through python

I'd like to automatically obtain a list or array of the VMs (mac address/name/resource pool) currently created on a vSphere server and use it in a python app. Can someone please suggest a good ...
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Does VMware ESx server run a operation system of its own to manage the the hardware(like a host OS) inside of VMware ESx server [closed]

Does VMWare ESXi software run a host operating system in itself (bare metal hypervisor). I know that the vSphere client is used to manage the VM's created inside of the server but what about the ...
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iSCSI paths are alternately active and dead after connecting second ESX server

Multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) reside on an ESX server (ESX1) and are stored on iSCSI. Connecting a second (ESX2) to iSCSI seems to work fine as a VM is created and stored on iSCSI. However inactive ...
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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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Server 2012R2 Thick Provisioned Disk VSphere

I have a Server 2012R2 VM running on a VSphere ESXi 5.0.0 (1489271) Host. It has been updated and patched to allow support for 2012R2. Within my VM I have several disks (Thick Provisioned). However, ...
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How can I disable/suppress the warning I get for having SSH enabled on an ESX/ESXi host?

I administer a large number of ESXi hosts, and in order to do that efficiently, I pretty much need to have SSH allowed into the hosts at all times, as it's just far too burdensome to enable and ...
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using zabbix to monitor vmware datastores

The current vmware infrastructure is a mix of ESX and ESXi at 3, 3.5 and 4.1 releases. What I would like to achieve is being able to monitore the free space of the datastores through zabbix which is ...
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VMWare tools not installing with an error

VMWare tools not installing on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Chef to manage the installation, but the Apt commands fail if run manually. I'm using the VMWare tool Debian repo. Example: $ cat ...
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Determining the cause of an unexpected server reboot

I've taken a look at this and it doesn't really help in my situation, although it does give some interesting background information. Basically, I logged into a Windows Server 2008R2 machine that I was ...
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Disable VMware BIOS Legacy Diskette

In the main tab of VMware BIOS setup utility there is an option to disable "Legacy Diskette A" (and B). Which is the option to get this by means of the vmx configuration files? I tried: ...
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pfSense on failover won't route with GW on a completely different subnet

I'm trying to install a pfSense with an IP failover (requirement from online.net) but I can't get the server to route the requests. Last time I got it working with the following commands: route ...
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Auditd on VM - disappearing rules

I have FTP virtual server on ESX with two virtual hard disks. That hard disk is a vmdk files on data store, not on local storage of VM host. One virtual hard disk is for system, second for FTP shares. ...
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Does 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' create a functional backup of the guest?

If I create a snapshot with: 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' I can then transfer the file that creates to another system, or even to another vmware ESXi system. Setting aside the fact that ...
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Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?

If I am running a modern vmware ESXi system, I can drop in a statically linked rsync binary and rsync files to any destination over SSH. I'm trying to understand why most (all ?) backup of vmware ...
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How can I prevent the compromise of a Domain Controller on ESX stored in a unsecured location?

A client of ours has a DC that will be located in an insecure location. RODCs and separate domains/forests are not permitted by management. All the servers will be located on a VMWare ESX server. ...
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How to give ESX users view-only access to the vSphere console?

We have a bunch of users that have vSphere and have access the vms on ESX 5.0 server. I'd like to be able to give them access to the vSphere console so they can view what's happening but not interact ...
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VMware ESXi vSphere Client to administer multiple EXSi servers

I've got two servers running VMware ESXi, 10.0.0.4 and 10.0.0.6. At the moment when I'm using the vSphere Client to administer them I only log into one of those servers at a time. So if I want to ...
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Correlating %RDY in esxtop to CPU Usage in Guest

We recently upgrade a number of our VmWare hosts from 4.1 to 5.5 and noticed many of the VMs saw a step-wise jump in CPU usage as shown by the guest VM. We have not yet upgraded vmwaretools on any of ...
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How to determine VMware ESX server requirements for n VMs?

I am going to buy a high-end server for my department's daily usage. On this server, I am planning to launch 2 DB servers, 2 Application Servers and around 10 ordinary development PCs on the VMware ...
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Change Block Tracking settings not retained for a VM on VMWare 5.5

I'm trying to enable Change Block Tracking as per this VMWare KB article but the setting ctkEnabled is not being retained in the advanced options or being added to the vmx file. The setting ...
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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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Foreman and ESX Integration, docs and examples; rolling out VMs

We're seeking a scripted/automated solution to facilitate rollouts of VMs in a uniform manner. Since we use Puppet, Foreman is of interest. However, there doesn't appear to be documentation (yet?) ...
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ESX Packet Loss

I'd like to test my software with some amount of packet loss. I see that I can do this with pfSense in the traffic shaping. But that's a lot of hassle to set up and create a couple of extra virtual ...
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Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
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Bad disk performance on HP DL360 with Smart Array P400i RAID controller

I have a HP DL360 server with 4x 146GB SAS disks and a Smart Array P400i RAID controller with 256MB cache. The disks are in RAID 5 (3 disks + 1 hot spare). The server is running VMware ESX 3i. The ...
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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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VMware or Xen support for AIX on pSeries architecture

I tried to find an explicit confirmation on VMware website if there is any chance we could virtualize AIX running on pSeriese architecture (P5, P6 and P7), but in vain. so far we have only one ...