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

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CentOS VM deployed on ESXi 5.5.0 has not IPv4 address

This is what I have tried: I deployed a Centos7 VM on my friend's ESXi 5.5.0 and it works fine. I install the same copy of ESXi on my desktop and migrate my VM to my own newly installed ESXi server. ...
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Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches

We bought some Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with QLogic/Broadcom BCM57810 PCI Express cards, and connect them to Cisco 4900M switches - the 10Gb links don't work reliably. They will sometimes not ...
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Error in kick start file for esxi installation along with OVF deployment

I am trying to deploy OVA on ESXi as part of post installation script but I am getting error when this script gets executed. I manually executed these lines in ESXi and they work well. Any one has any ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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Unable to connect to a ESX host using asp.net WMI. Error The RPC server is unavailable

I have wrote the following class inside an asp.net web application to get info about a Unix-based ESX hosts:- public ActionResult scan() { ConnectionOptions connection = new ...
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iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)

Good morning everyone, I recently bought two unmanaged NetGear 1gb switches to replace our older unmanaged Cisco 1gb iSCSI switches. Right now, the only devices currently connected to this network ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming NFS Share ESXi

Having some strange issues with NIC Teaming when using 2012 R2 NFS for an ESXi 5.5 Datastore. Firstly I teamed two Intel NIC's on a separate VLAN via a Gigabit switch to two Intel NIC's on ESXi and ...
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ESXI Server Behind ASA5506-X Router, How to Permit VM's to Access Outside Internet?

I have an ESXI Server, It works fine attached to the DSL Modem in bridge mode, All the VM's work, BUT. When I move the esxi servers cat5e cable from DSL modem to a dedicated interface on the Cisco ...
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ESXi: Running the same VM multiple times

I installed the vmware ESXi (6.0.0) to a dedicated PC, client computers use vmware workstation 11 to access the virtual machines and to upload them. Right now, If a user uploads and starts a virtual ...
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Deleting large snapshot with limited datastore space [duplicate]

I've read best practices for using snapshots in ESXi, unfortunately I inherited system with VM's running on snapshots for longer than they should be. In one instance that's concerning me, the delta ...
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How do I move files from an ESXi datastore onto a VM?

I uploaded two 15GB .WIM images onto my ESXi 6.0.0 datastore. I have a VM that I would like to image using those .WIM files from within a WinPE environment but can't access the files from within the ...
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VMware Cloning with POWERCLI with nested folder

I'm trying to clone some Virtual Machines using POWERCLI, but when I set the target location I'll have the error "Could not find Folder with name" ... My folder estructure is like: DC1\destfolder ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server - nagios monitoring [on hold]

I have a VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server and I want that my Nagios server can monitor it. How can I install the nagios-tools on the ESXi 5.5.0 server?
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delete a snapshot created before LVM extension

I believe that snapshots and disk extensions are not friends, having said that... Is it safe to delete a VMWare snapshot created before adding a new virtual hdd to my LVM partition? What I mean is: ...
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Adding disk to VmWare ESXI 5.1

We had some issues with our disk and had to replace it. We reloaded VmWare ESXI on new disk and currently trying to attach the old disk again to server. We are not sure if we should proceed further ...
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vSphere folder permissions

How do i set permissions on a folder to see al VM's in that folder but do NOT however see an sub-folders that contain VM's? Top-Folder - VM-1 - VM-2 - SUB-Folder -- VM-3 -- VM-4 So in ...
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Finding correct IOPS to set limit with ESXi 5.5u2 and vSphere

We're running an ESXi 5.5u2 hypervisor that has a mirror of 2 15k SAS drives with a couple of VMs inside and we noticed some services become briefly unreachable if another VM is using all the IO. So ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.1 Datastore issue [on hold]

We are facing issue with VMWare ESXI 5.1. The server shows datastore size as zero : ==================== /vmfs/volumes/52d5e3cf-8c40b19d-9284-002590dbae7c # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available ...
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How to disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete to reboot the VM hosted in a Vmware Esx Server?

I have a Linux VM hosted on a Vmware ESx Server5.5, in the production environment. And I need to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete option. So that While working on the Console option in the vSphere Client ...
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vSphere | VMs are balooning and swapping | sched.mem.max paratmetar does not exist

I have two VMs in ESXi5.5 environment that are swapping memory. After a long research I found out the below two articles where it is explained that one must compare the values of memsize and ...
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VMware ESXi map entire drive to VM

I recently attempted to setup a virtual machine inside ESXi and I'm trying to get it to have access to an entire secondary drive in the server for data storage and whatnot. When I go into 'Add ...
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VMware Vsphere ESXI 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vsphere ESXI server 6 trial with vcenter server and vsphere client 6 on Windows server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work but I want to go one step further ...
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ESXi 6.0 crashes on install

I have ESXi 6.0 downloaded and installed to a bootable USB drive. The drive boots the installed but when the installer starts to load the kernel, the computer reboots and the process just repeats. ...
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Booting hypervisor and network stacks using PXE Server

I am trying configure server using PXE boot. I successfully installed ESXi hypervisor using PXE and would like to know if there is a way by which I can specify Virtual machines at the time of PXE ...
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Why doesn't VSphere show VMWare Tools as installed?

I just installed a fresh openSuSE 13.2 VM onto ESXi 6. I did the VMware-install.pl process and it completes successfully, reporting as installed. However, both our monitoring software (What's Up ...
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Creating Offline Test environment

So I'm trying to create a test environment that hosts a copy of one of the domain controllers in production and I was wondering if anyone has some insight on the best way to perform the "copying" of ...
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Virtual web server configuration dmz [closed]

I have 2 rx300 server with Esxi and I want to use one of these as web virtual server with 2 VM running: - Mail server - WEB server for enterprise website and ecommerce. the esxi server has an iscsi ...
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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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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

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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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 ...