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

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unable to upgrade fom powercli 5.5 u1 to 5.5 u2 , as i am getting the following message "Installation cannot continue.. ,

I have Powercli version 5.5 release 1. and I want to upgrade it to 5.5 release 2 build 2068190. so I try installing Powercli 5.5 u2, and during the installation I faced this problem :- Although I ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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VMware Lab - Nested Storage Issues

So ... I am getting serious issues when it comes to anything to do with nested storage. I can't seem to install any OS's to a Datastore regardless if it's iSCSI or NFS. I can just about sit DSL on a ...
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import running Guest VM from ESXi5.5 to ESXi 5.5 on [closed]

Can you please answer the following scenarios. What is the procedure to copy or migrate GuestVM from one ESXi to another ESXi while the guestvm is running state. Like In KVM we can copy .dsk file ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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ESXi 6 Free Limits / Restrictions

I've played with ESXi on a local server and wanted to know with the free version could I create VM (CentOS), install WordPress on the VM and host a few websites for my customers (each customer having ...
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esxi traffic Shaping

There's a good description of how traffic shaping works on a esxi Standard Switch here. In short, there are three settings: average bandwith peak bandwith burst size Traffic can be sent with peak ...
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How do you unstage ESXi 5.5 patches

I accidentally staged some patches to a standalone VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 host server. Because this host server runs the vCenter/Update Manager as a guest, I can't use the staged patches and must ...
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Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest

We are running a standalone VMware 5.5 host server (HP ProLiant) that is not part of a cluster or even a SAN with other hosts. It has a number of patches that need to be applied to it and I'm ...
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ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check

In the BIOS of my server I have 2 X 2.26 quad cores, however in VMware I only see 2 cores per CPU ? Surely this isn't right? Processor Cores and Processor sockets should show as below: ...
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VMware systems not working on SRW2048 swtich

I received an old Linksys SRW2048 gigabit switch and have used a straight-through serial cable and the console port to reset the flash config back to defaults so that it is configurable for our ...
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Clone/Copy Windows Server 2012 running on VMware ESXi 5.5.0

I am pretty new to server administration, I have a server machine running WMware ESXi 5.5.0 and there is a Windows Server 2012 running "inside" it (because of being running as virtual machine, it only ...
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List all files on VMware datastores - PowerCLI/SSH?

I've a requirement to list all files across all datastores in my moderately sized VMware vSphere environment (30 ESXi hosts). Knowing a bit of Powershell I thought this would be easy but the process ...
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ESXi 5.5: more than one hour to power up a Win2K VM

Around one year ago I installed an ESXi 5.5 to virtualize an old physical Windows 2000 server that, unfortunately, cannot be easily upgraded/migrated/replaced. Main ESXi datastore was created on top ...
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NFS datastore on ESXi 4.1 breaks win2k8r2 host

I have an NFS server running on Win2k8R2 and an ESXi 4.1 host that uses NFS as a datastore for ghettoVCB backups. No server authentication; unmapped user access by uid/gid; vmkernel port with it's ...
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Replication for GSWEBDISPDEV has an RPO violation - vSphere Replication - Warning [closed]

Kindly help me in resolving this issue. Issue - Replication for GSWEBDISPDEV has an RPO violation. Type - vSphere Replication Trigger Time - 8/20/2015 17:29 Status - Warning This virtual machine ...
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How to make VMs get LAN IPs from ESXi 6 Host

I have a very simple setup where my ESXi host is hooked up to the LAN just as other regular PCs. I have created a few VMs on that host and want to be able to access the LAN as if these were hooked up ...
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How can I get VMHost's operating system and serivce pack info using Get-VMHost

I am trying to get the VMHost operating system info , but I can not find the required scripts. I tired this :- Get-VMHost which return a lot of info about the VMHost,, but the operating system ...
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Unable to get the DHCP server + NIC using “Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel”

I run the following command inside my powercli 5.5 release1:- Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel where I got these info :- VMotionEnabled ...
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unable to get the IP,Mac, and other network info using (Get-VMHost).NetworkInfo

I am using powerCLI verion 5.5, and I wrote the following script:- Get-VMHost |Export-Csv -Path c:\test.csv -NoTypeInformation –UseCulture I got info for the vmhost such as used memory, build, ...
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How to expand a NTFS partition that is in the middle?

I am running into an issue expanding my C:\ drive, which is in the middle and I have carved space before/after it for other stuff. This is a virtual environment (VMware) and the OS is Windows 2012 ...
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HIGH CPU UTILISATION OF VM

we are facing a peculiar behavior in our production environment. We are using vmware vsphere 5.1 as our visualization solution and have many production machines running on it. It is a cluster of 3 hp ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 DirectPath I/O PCIe Device Not Working

I'm attempting to attach a NIC to a specific VM on my basic ESXi 6.0 setup. DirectPath I/O should allow me to do this, and the machine I'm running ESXi on does support VT-d (Dell Optiplex 990 with an ...
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Upgrade Dell T320 Perc h310 Raid to h710 resulted in lost datastore

I am in trouble! So we bought this server a year and a half ago. Its a Dell T320. It came with a Perc h310 Raid card. I'll be honest I messed up the install. I didn't know about the SD cards and ...
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Best practice for 24 Disk Array

we have just migrated for our old fibre SAN storage to an IBM v3700 storwize with 24 SAS 600GB disks. This storage is connected directly to two IBM ESXi 5.5 servers each with two 6Gbps multipath SAS ...
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VMWare ESXi and iSCSI via FreeNAS

I've recently been setting up a sandbox ESXi environment with a VM running FreeNAS providing a volume which is connected as a datastore on the host via iSCSI. I've created a VM on this datastore and ...
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BUG CONFIRMED: No performance data for VMXNET3 in ESXi 6.0?

Did ESXi 6.0 completely removed the performance data for VMXNET3 or is there is a way, how can enable throughput logging/graphing for VMXNET3? In ESXi 5.5 the ESXi client showed the network ...
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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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VMXNET3 receive buffer sizing and memory usage

Background We had an incident where a Windows failover cluster suffered an interruption. A post-mortem showed that the node was "removed" as described in this article. We've only recently migrated ...
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VMWare ESX 5.1 Input/Output Error when copying or deleting a file

I have an ESXi 5.1 server (free version) with two 500G drives mounted and assigned to one datastore. I am not able to delete or move certain files in the datastore. I don't have vMotion. This is not ...
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Get-VMHost does not show the server Networkinfo and number of processes

I run the following powercli 5.5 command , to get info about a host vm :- Get-VMHost |Export-Csv -Path c:\VM.csv -NoTypeInformation –UseCulture and I got these info :- State ConnectionState ...
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ESXi refuses AD join, “The host does not have a suitable FQDN”

I have an ESXi 6 hypervisor (esx.ad.example.com) that I want to join into an AD domain (ad.example.com) with one DC. Both domain controller (dc.ad.example.com) and hypervisor have an IPv6 address and ...
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ESXi with 1 public IP address [closed]

I have a dedicated server with online.net, and I am setting up esxi 6.0, but I want to have multiple VMs with internet access as well as port forwarding. I have KVM/Console access to the server. I ...
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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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vcenter server failed point to new server

The machine that was running my vcenter server/database for my esxi host failed and is unrecoverable. My ESXI host v5.0.0 is still pointed at that old server and I am only able to login with the ...
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VMware esxi bandwitch monitoring per VM

is there a way to monitor monthly bandwitch usage per VM on VMware ESXi. My server is in colocation and unfortunetly i can't use SNMP on virtual machines or network equipment to do that.
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VMware ESXI Behind ASA5506-Xs using Public IP is Not Communicating

Here is the lay of the land. Everything works but I cannot get data flow from ESXI Server or it's VM's I want them using public addresses from behind the router. The Vmware ESXI Hypervisor on a Bare ...
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CentOS VM deployed on ESXi 5.5.0 has no 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: Running the same VM multiple times [closed]

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 [closed]

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: ...