VMWare ESXi is an installable/embeddable virtualization platform based around the ESXi Hypervisor.

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HP t410 smart zero thin client RDP Client error Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having an issue with 2 of my HP Smart Zero t410 thin clients. They each RDP into an XP SP3 virtual machine hosted on a virtual server running VWWare ESXi 5.0.0. Randomnly in the morning they'll ...
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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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VMware EVC - New host in vCenter 5.1 not in EVC generation options

We installed a new host on our infrastructure. The specifications of the other hosts are as follow: Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5620 @2.4Ghz Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5606 @2.13Ghz ...
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Multiple vCenter Services for redundancy

I've been reading up on linked mode, but this only applies to the management on multiple clusters from a single vCenter via linking other vCenter's into it. My question is - can you have two servers ...
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Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request was issued, but it shouldn't have expired for at least 600 seconds

When I click save & restart VMWare Replication Appliance VRM service: Getting this error Error applying startup configuration: Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request ...
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Can't ping guest from another computer but can ping VM Management [on hold]

Just installed ESXi 6. Added a virtual machine to it. All IPS got assigned via DHCP server on my router. What is strange is I can't ping guest OS, but I see DHCP lease for it on my router including ...
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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target?

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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Buying new server - stock 512MB or 1GB raid cache upgrade? [closed]

I'm buying a new server to replace two or three old Server 2003 R2 boxes and the system I'm looking at is the Lenovo (IBM) Express x3500 M4 - in particular the 7383ENM model. This includes: 6-core ...
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Restore an entire virtualized domain to earlier state?

We have set up a lab environment in our office to run various cybersecurity simulations. We are using ESXi 6.0 (VMWare) and we have a domain controller with 3 servers. I know that snapshotting domain ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Backup configuration

I have an ESXi 5 which I will format the OS. Since I have a lot of configuration on it I want to backup the configuration. VMWare suggest this method. Anyone can confirm that this will work?
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HP DL180 G6 - SD Card slot

I have ESXi 5 installed on HP DL180 G6 on RAID. This server is part of the vCenter and it's connected with HP P2000 Storage. For some reason all VMs on that server a very slow and "restart" of the ...
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How to mount host's VMFS datastore from a guest?

I'm trying to backup VMs using a CentOS 6.5 VM and a tape library, the tape library is connected via SAS pass-through and it mounts on CentOS. The backup will be done copying the entire VM folder on ...
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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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How to get public IPs on ESXi VMs?

We have a dedicated server with a hosting provider. We are running ESXi 6.0. The server has a single public IP which is currently being used for the management interface. The provider has also ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 and Openstack

I have a private cloud of Openstack running KVM compute. I'm looking to add other hypervisors into the Openstack private cloud as well. Namely, vmware and hyper-V. I know VMware has been researching ...
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VMWare ESXI vNetworking - vSwitches bridged by multiple multiple Layer 2 bridge hosts

I want to create a multi-VM pfsense cluster ESXI. For those that are not familiar with pfsense, consider it a Free BSD based router/switch (with many features on top of it, but not necessary for this ...
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Incredibly slow snapshot removal

I have an ESXi box with HP LeftHand storage exposed via iSCSI. I have a virtual machine with a 1TB disk, of which 800GB is consumed. The disk is thick provisioned on the LeftHand storage. A snapshot ...
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What to do, if esxi host becomes inaccessible?

When i connect with vSphere Client to esxi host, i see an error: An unknown error occured. (The request failed because of a connection failure. (Unable to connect to remote server)). I can ping ...
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How can I reliably determine the hardware version of a VMWare Guest from inside the guest?

I am attempting to determine the "hardware" version of numerous VMWare VMs. I don't have access to the vSphere console. The VMWare Tools Service is installed, and C:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare ...
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Why doesn't ESXi see the LUN in my Server 2012 iSCSI target?

I don't see what I'm missing here. In Server 2012, I installed the roles, created the virtual iSCSI disk, selected "create a new target" for this disk, named it, grabbed the IP and IQN of the ESXi ...
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ESXI 5.5 NFS to NFS copy is slow

i'm running esxi 5.5u2 standalone with 3 datastores , (local , netapp (nfs) and synology (nfs ) There are two Gigabit network adapters configured. One per vswitch. One for storage and the other for ...
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Bare Metal Provisioning [closed]

For bare metal provisioning of: VMWare ESXi Ubuntu CentOS Are Ubuntu MAAS and Spacewalk the only Open Source options for bare metal provisioning or are there other non-proprietary options? The ...
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VMware tools warning: Couldn't restart RpcOut channel

I have a recently converted a 2008R2 RDS server to a VM. I'm getting the following error in the Application event logs: [ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Couldn't restart RpcOut channel; bad things may ...
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Installing VMWare ESXi onto Dell PowerEdge 1950 [closed]

Yesterday I bought a used Dell PowerEdge 1950 server and I am trying to install Esxi 5.5 onto it. I downloaded the ISO file onto a bootable USB. I plug the USB into the front USB drive, but when I ...
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esxi 5.5 datastore went missing, disk still visible

I put the host into maintenance mode, installed some RAM and rebooted to find the guests wouldn't boot. A datastore has gone missing, but I can still see the disk via SSH and the vsphere client. The ...
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Issues customizing a RHEL7 VM deployed from a template on VMware

In compliance with VMWare's VM customization matrix, I am testing this out on vSphere 5.5 Update 2d. I create the template with a RHEL 7.1 DVD and point anaconda to a kickstart that looks like this: ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.5 Windows Guest Network card not active after reboot

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 servers have no network access after a reboot Not all VMs affected, but multiple VMs and mulitiple hosts. Windows Network configuration shows the correct ...
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VMware infiniband configuration

I have a server which is intended to be a vmware host. This server has two Infiniband Mellanox ConnectX-2 dual-port cards. What I want to do is to make the following setup: The first card should work ...
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How to install VMware 5.5 and higher on HP BL460c G6

I have an HP ProLiant BL460c G6 with the HP NC532i Dual Port 10Gbe BL-c Adapter installed. VMware won't install on this machine stating the network device is not found. This happens with both the ...
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VMware vSphere 6.0 free versus Essentials versus Open Source? [closed]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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VMWare ESXi configuration corrupted on every boot

I've got a problem with configuration appearing as corrupted every time we restart our ESXi server, we get a PSOD and stops booting during the initialization process. This is a test environment, ...
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MongoDB frequently switching primaries

We are running a Mongo 2.6 replica set with 3 members: primary, secondary, arbiter. Nearly every day our MongoDB is switching which server is primary and this causes all connections to that DB to be ...
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ESXi Not Booting from USB

I hope you can help, because I'm stumped. I've got an old HP DL385 G2 server. I have successfully installed VMWare ESXi 6.0 to an old 16GB Corsair Voyager flash drive. Because I didn't like the USB ...
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Connectivity issues to hosts over MPLS

Original thread on VMware for reference: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/490718 Hello, We have been troubleshooting an issue that prevents our vCenter server from connecting to some of our ...
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Reducing Linux LVM size

this server has an Ubuntu 10.10 LVM volume created out of three "thin provisioning" VMWare ESXi disks of 1.76tb each and one 700Gb "thick provisioning" disk. Here's the space used according to pvs: ...
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iSCSI steps between 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s [closed]

So, I am in the process of building out a iSCSI system based off freeNAS. This is being connected to a few (around 20ish) ESXi 5.5 boxes. These ESXi boxes only have the boot drive and a few Gb of ...
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HDD in RDM in ESXi 6.0 really slow performance

I have a HDD configured as RDM in ESXi 6.0 and the drive transfer speeds are really slow. Running a local tool, such as CrystalDiskMark, give normal speeds. But the transfer rate from it to a wired ...
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ESXi very slow with WD reds

I have a small company and we offer tech support to small companies. I've been using the HP Gen8 MicroServer in most of them as a replacement of homebuilt computers for some time. Sometimes customers ...
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VMware View clipboard redirection / PCoIP and Virtual channels

I'm having an issue with clipboard redirection on Horizon View. Here are the GPO settings I'm using: Copy/Paste between the virtual machine and physical workstation doesn't seem to work still ...
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restore default firewall config for esxi 5.5

While trying to add a new firewall rule file I accidentally copied my new XML over the top of the primary /etc/vmware/firewall/service.xml config file. I'm booting our free ESXI 5.5 server from a USB ...
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External IP shows me ESXi web client [closed]

Recently i installed Vmware ESXi on my proliant server and created some VM there , opened ports on mikrotik router and installed nginx web server and when i tried to reach it via external ip it gets ...
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Convert Vmware version 2 virtual machine to Hyper-V---General Road map needed

I have taken over the management an old VMware host. I believe it is VMWare version 2 by what it says in the Control Panel/Programs of the Windows 2008 R2 server. I would like to convert/migrate one ...
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Restart ESXi from remote while having a PSOD

I wondered if it is possible to access some functions of a ESXi Server over the network, while the server has a PSOD. The Server is running ESXi 5.1. The server cannot be pinged, but is there some ...
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How to automatically remount iscsi drive, after network errors on Vmware + FreeNAS

Is it possible to force Ubuntu to remount, rescan storage in time manner, to automatically mount it in rw mode? I have a Ubuntu virtual machine on VMware server. And have physical FreeNAS server ...
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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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How generate 70-persistent-net.rules for esx?

I have 300+ VMs of ubuntu build on from one ova. On vm there are 5 network adapters. I need from inside vm rename them regarding to VMware ESX order. For example naming in different scenarios: ...
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Can I exclude volumes from vMotion in ESX?

When I do vmotion, the VM's vmdk is usually on a shared storage array (unless I use storage, etc., but let's assume this is enterprise with a SAN). What if I have 2 volumes: one is the VMDK for the ...
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Checking if two virtual machines are running on the same host

Is there a way to see if several Virtual Machines are running on the same host? Specifically, I have three VMWare VMs (each running a Ubuntu Server 14.04) and I have tried to compare different pieces ...
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Nginx on VM on ded. root server has very slow download rates

I'm running VMware ESXI on a kimsufi dedicated root with 100Mbit/s network access. As the root has only 1 public IPv4 available and ESXi cannot NAT its VMs, I assigned the public IP to VM#1 which is ...