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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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Spanned datastore - Is there way to find out on which specific LUN(s) resides flat .vmdk file?

vSphere SDK guide tells that: "If any of the LUNs within a VMFS volume fails or becomes unavailable, only virtual machines with data on that LUN are affected. All other virtual machines with virtual ...
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How do I rebuild a VMhost datastore following a corrupted installation

My server was shutdown at the weekend for a planned power outage to our building. When I tried to the bring the server back up, along with some errors about logical drives that did not exist (now ...
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remount a iSCSI datastore in ESXI host after network faillure

I run ESXI 5.1 and all my virtual machines are in a NAS mapped by iSCI datastore. My router broke and obviously all the vm's where cut from their disks. What I understand is that when such event ...
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Adding external datastore to esxi, expanding datastore

I have an esxi 5.1 on a 1U server, accessed using vSphere. There are two 160G HDD's inside on RAID1. I'm looking to expand the number of VM's and the required storage is going to exceed this paltry ...
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ESXi - What could be the cause of high write latency on a local datastore?

I have a ESXi 5.5 server and I'm experiencing high write latency on a local datastore. This datastore is on a virtual disk provided by a RAID card (two SATA disks on RAID 1). When I copy large ...
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186 views

ESXi: Can linked clones be on a different datastore than the parent?

If I have a Local datastore that is full, and a second NFS based datastore, can I create a linked clone of a VM on the local datastore, but have the data for the clone live on the NFS datastore? ESXi ...
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259 views

ESXi 5.1 local datastore no longer accessable

I'm running ESXi and just recently rebuilt a raid array, and now an existing local datastore is no longer accessable in ESXi. The details: Original Configuration: 1x usb drive (on the backplane) ...
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604 views

How to analyse performance ESXi NFS Copy between datastores

I'm having trouble with ESXi backup/restore performance. My setup: VMWare ESXi 5.0.0 on a HP ProLiant DL 360 G6, runnnig RAID 5 on a P410 SmartArray as SAS QNAP Nas (QNAP TS-809U-RP NAS 8 bays ...
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139 views

How can I know if a VM is used or not?

I am running ESXi 4.1. In my main datastore I have plenty of folders, some of them has logical names, while the others don't, they hold BASE configurations/images of clients that I duplicate and ...
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Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning

I'm looking for a good solution to a VMware ESXi environment issue where there's no vCenter available. What's the best way to move a VM from one datastore to another on a single ESXi host, while ...
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1answer
412 views

ESXi: Allowing a guest OS to use other disk drives in server

I want to test a certain configuration on a new server that has 6 disks, configured as 2 virtual disks in RAID 1 and RAID 10 configuration. Configuration: 6 Total Disk Drives 2 x 250 GB RAID 1 ...
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381 views

Virtual Machine Backup ESXI 5

Is it safe to backup data from a virtual machine to a datastore on another drive within the same server? I only have one server currently running vmware, so I would prefer to be able to backup to a ...
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3k views

vmware esxi losing datastore

My vmware esxi server suddenly freezed this friday. When I looked up, what happend. I figured out lot of these messages in log Device t10.ATA_____WDC_WD10EARS2D00Y5B1 ...
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VMware ESXi Share Datastore

I currently have a server running ESXi 5 and have 2x 2TB on the server. ESXi is installed to a SD card and two datastores are created (one for each drive). I was wondering if there's anyway to share ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - how to move a datastore from local drives to a NFS or iSCSI share?

I currently have a couple vmware esxi servers with a data store using the server's local hard drives. I am going to set up a NAS server that will support NFS or iSCSI. I would like to mount that on ...
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How to remove inaccessible iSCSI LUN from vSphere ESXi 4.1/5 with Storage I/O Control enabled?

I am testing out a iSCSI SAN solution in my vSphere environment and have been adding/removing LUNs on the SAN host while some were left connected on ESXi hosts. I had enabled Storage I/O Control on ...
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Tools to Benchmark VMware Datastore

Is there a tool that can be used to determine the maximum IOPS on my Datastores? Due to the way the SAN is configured (poorly by the installer) it's difficult to calculate this and we want to know ...
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Is there a reason(s) I should not create a datastore to house a single VM?

I was at a Dell EqualLogic training event and the speaker threw out the idea that it may not be a bad idea to create a single datastore to house a single VM rather than making a large datastore and ...
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3answers
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vSphere machine wont start: Insufficient disk space on datastore

I am trying to add a virtual disk using a VMFS datastore with 1.98 TB of capacity and 85 GB used. I then power on the virtual machine, and it gives me the Insufficient disk space on datastore error. ...
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391 views

Do I have space to defrag a machine hosted on VMWare ESXi 4.1?

I have inherited what I think is a badly configured VMWare ESXi 4.1 system, I know very little about VMWare. It currently hosts 2 systems. They are both on the same datastore, which is on RAID 5. ...
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ESXi 4.1: how to make use of an iSCSI LUN bigger than 2 TB?

I have a ESXi servers (4.1 U1) connected to an iSCSI NAS, where 4 LUNS have been defined and presented to this host; all the LUNs are 3 TB in size. ESXi correctly sees the LUNs and acknowledges their ...
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1answer
862 views

Vmware ESXi 4.1 iSCSI MPIO - What is wrong with these steps?

I'm trying to add another vm host to our SAN and I don't have good notes on how I got this working last time. (dumb mistake) I've pieced my steps together from a script I had for our production ...
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9k views

How to make USB thumbdrive space visible as a datastore to ESXi 4.1 U1? [closed]

I'm trying to create an All-in-one box which consists of ESXi running from an USB stick. Inside of ESXi there will be a vm which has been given direct access to a RAID controller for sharing it's ...
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3answers
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Reading ESXI disk connected to Windows / Ubuntu Machine with SATA > USB

I have a single hard drive that has ESXI on it and a 140GB datastore. How can I using Windows or Live CD read the datastore and copy out the Virtual Machines that are located on it? I have a SATA > ...
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3k views

ESXi add datastore without partitioning

I've recently started playing with ESXI and now want to move all my current data (movies etc) to an openfiler vm image. Currently I have esxi 4.1 running off a Patriot XT memory stick and a 500gb hdd ...
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776 views

What is the limit (if any) of datastores for ESXi?

Is there a limit to the number and type of datastores that can be attached to an ESXi instance? Specifically, is there a limit to the number of NFS mounts that can be added as data stores vs the ...
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2k views

Recover orphaned diskspace from ESXi datastore

I was uploading a big file (iso of +/- 6 Gb) and somewhere in the middle I've got an I/O error. Now I can't see the file in the datastore and I lost +/- 3 Gb. How can I delete the 'partial' file or ...
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Adding a datastore with ESXi

I've just set up ESXi 4.0 on my office server. I'm running a couple of vm's from my main 250GB drive. I want to create a backup of content in the virtual machines on the other 500GB drive. Right ...
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recovering ESXi datastore

I put ESXi on an old server, but the hardware died. The hard drive is fine, and I'd like to get the VMs I made on that server moved over to a new server. The problem is, the old server used IDE ...