2
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3answers
161 views

How can I deploy template-based VM from Linux?

We are trying to provide our Linux engineers with a CLI to deploy VMWare vSphere VMs using templates. The vSphere CLI looks promising but the documentation doesn't mention templates. Does anyone ...
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1answer
210 views

SSH - Connection refused [closed]

I have setup on a server VMware ESXi 5.5.0. I have add the operating system Oracle Linux 5 I'm trying to setup ssh for local computers that runs on Ubuntu. But I get the error Connection refused. I ...
4
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1answer
88 views

Should new Linux VMs under ESXi 5.5 mount their filesystems with discard option?

When creating new Linux virtual machines using recent (>= 2014) distributions in VMware ESXi 5.5, should they mount their filesystems with the discard option ? I make the assumption that the VM's ...
4
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2answers
212 views

Resizing of volumes used as VMWare NFS datastores causes Linux VM issues

We had to perform a live volume resize of an NFS datastores VMWare uses on our Netapp. All of our Windows VMs were fine after the resize. However, some of our Linux VMs had issues. Some Linux VMs ...
1
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1answer
137 views

arp problems with transparent bridge on linux

I've been trying to secure my virtual machines on my esx server by putting them behind a transparent bridge with 2 interfaces, one in front, one at the back. My intention is to put all the firewall ...
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1answer
68 views

Identify VMWare Guest from within Linux Guest [duplicate]

Is there somewhere from a Linux guest that will show me if the VM is running on VMWare's hypervisor? Ideally a method that doesn't require vmware tools to be installed... maybe something in /proc or ...
3
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0answers
90 views

VMXNET3 nic loses the ability to update ARP table after N hours

I have a fedora 18 VM that stops updating the arp table on eth1 after running for a number of hours to days. There are other VMs on the same hypervisor that can access all of the same networks without ...
3
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1answer
61 views

Does ESX 5.X cache guest IO?

I am trying to find out if guest can see successful disk flush operation, but the host doesn't actually flush it to disk? How does ESXi work with guest I/O? Are they cached by ESXi before being ...
2
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1answer
121 views

Recommended version of vmtools for Ubuntu?

When I browse VMware's VMtools repository I see that they are up to date on CentOS, but not on (any version?) of Ubuntu. ...
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1answer
153 views

esxi 5 VMKernel and linux driver compatability mode [closed]

Many peoples around the web say, the esxi 5 kernel isn't based on linux kernel, but in the same times they say "ESX(i) includes a Linux driver compatability mode (drivers still have to be compiled ...
0
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2answers
941 views

Possible to install vmware tools 5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04?

According to this pdf, it should be possible to install vmware tools 5.5 for Ubuntu 5.5, but the kernel versions doesn't match for vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.2.0-29-generic-pae and the latest Ubuntu ...
2
votes
1answer
250 views

Which NTP source should I use in ESXi virtual machines?

I have a ESXi host running ~20 virtual machines (mostly EL6, but also one or two Windows Server 2008 R2). What is the best practice for timekeeping on virtual machines? I'm thinking about 3 ...
1
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3answers
2k views

How to delete old linux partition with ESXI?

I'm stuck with my ESXI deployment and I have no idea how to move forward with this. I have one of my server with Software Raid that used to be partitioned in Linux 6.2. 2 Sata drives partition in ...
1
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1answer
324 views

CentOS No Login Prompt After rc.local Executes

This is a CentOS 6.4 server with no GUI. After rc.local executes in the boot sequence, I am not presented with a console style login prompt. I can type characters on the screen but there is no login ...
0
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1answer
944 views

Disable all USB devices but keyboard/mouse/flash-drive

For security reasons, I would like to make sure no USB device can be connected to my servers running RHEL3 except keyboards, mice and flash drives. To sum up : What should work : Mouse Keyboard USB ...
3
votes
2answers
174 views

What is a proper procedure for unplugging fiber chanel from ESXi

In my DC admins have to unplug my FC connection from ESXi5 (from EMC VNX) (temporary, some maintance works). I have never done that before and have some doubt about my own procedure... My first ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

S.M.A.R.T data from disks behind LSI MegaRAID Controller in ESXi 5.1

I was looking at ways to get S.M.A.R.T info and R/W stats from drives behind LSI MegaRAID controller (9260-4i) in ESXi 5.1. ESXi has a command "esxcli storage core device smart get" to get S.M.A.R.T ...
6
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1answer
147 views

Installing vmware/xenserver on a linux operating system?

We're currently in the process of setting up a server here in a research environment. It would be ideal to use VMware ESXi, but (and I apologise if I get this completely wrong, I'm somewhat new to ...
0
votes
1answer
317 views

should I use thick or thin provisioning

I have a linux vm with 40GB Thick provision Eager Zeroed. when I login to my ESXI Server I can see that the folder of the VM is about 40GB. I've created a 10GB file on the linux VM machine. I see ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

how to expand disk on ESXI 5 linux VM?

I have created a LINUX machine with 2 disks. the 2nd disk is 100GB /wdata THIN provisioning. I stopped the VM and changed DISK02 to 200GB instead of a 100GB). when I do /proc/partitions I see ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

Best way to test disaster recovery in a virtual environment

We are using vCenter, eSXi 5.1 and Acronis vmProtect to run and backup a network of virtual machines, both windows and *nix based. it is the latter I am interested in today. Some of these still run ...
0
votes
1answer
456 views

VMware ESXi 5.1 - isolinux.cfg - Boot from SAN LUN?

I've created a custom scripted install disc for VMware ESXi 5.1 U1. I am trying to have an option (default) to boot to local disk or in my case LUN 0 that is presented from the SAN. The Hypervisor is ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

config linux router to allow ftp

I recently setup ESXi on a dedicated server and I tied to use /29 IP subnet for my VMs, due to datacenter policies I have to run A router-VM on my ESXi to route traffic to/from VMs. I get a single IP ...
3
votes
2answers
914 views

How to edit/add file in VMDK

I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine. I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there still a use for irqbalance on modern hardware?

This question has been asked before, but I believe that the world has changed enough for it to be asked again. Does irqbalance have any use on today’s systems where we have NUMA-capable CPUs with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

vmware | virtual machine vmdk hdd error

After power troubleshooting i get this message Reason: 5 (Input/output error). Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4d78ed66-47c6d550-de03-0017a4770002/tory/tory-000002.vmdk' or one of the snapshot ...
3
votes
1answer
156 views

Expanding Dell array on VMWare ESXi server

We need to expand an array (or add another array) on a dell server running ESX 3.5. The server is a PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6i Array controller. The physical disks have been added, but are still ...
2
votes
3answers
453 views

VMWare vSphere ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in a mixed environment [closed]

I'm considering some virtualization technologies in our University. And I really don't know which of them to use. VMWare seem to be the default choice, but with the free version of vSphere 5.1 (atual ...
1
vote
1answer
277 views

Using LVM to extend 2TB diskd on a linux VM?

Currently have mounted on one of my web servers a linux box on VMware with two external drives in. These are both 2TB drives which is the limit to what you can add into VMware. I want to use lvm to ...
1
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1answer
74 views

Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
4
votes
1answer
270 views

Linux server reboot brings down LAN network

I have a strange problem in my office network. I have a physical server which runs ESXi 4. Every time I reboot a linux virtual machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS) the entire LAN network goes down. ...
1
vote
3answers
259 views

Linux VMware data store larger then 2TB using lvm?

I'me trying to think of the best way to create one logical volumne on a linux VM to be over 2TB. I need to make one logical volume that is 8TB and have access to this amount on the my SAN. I know ...
2
votes
0answers
270 views

Why is %si (soft interrupt) in top so high on my VM when I run iperf?

When I run iperf as a client on a CentOS 5 VM running under vmware, why do I see such high %si values in top? We have more experience running Xen and XenServer, and a almost identical centos install ...
0
votes
1answer
449 views

Issues migrating a CentOS 4 xen guest to VMWare

I am migrating a xen guest. It is running a CentOS 4. I am using the same steps that have worked in the past for our RHEL5 and RHEL6 based systems but for some reason, I'm getting errors. Here are ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

Time jumps on guest system really shortly

I've got a ESXI-Server and a OpenSuse 10.3 distribution running on it as a guest system. In a java (6_17) application that uses Thread.sleep() to not hog 100% CPU, I noticed that it sometimes never ...
2
votes
2answers
755 views

apcupsd slave client keeps loosing and restoring communications with UPS master

On a VMWare ESXI 5.0.0 (vSphere Hypervisor - the free version) I have three server images. All running CentOS 6 - Linux. All are configured to run the apcupsd ( http://www.apcupsd.org/ ) daemon for ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mounting vmfs5 under linux?

Can anyone tell me if there is a safe (i.e. data won't be corrupted) a VMFS 5 filesystem under linux, where the VMFS 5 filesystem is already mounted by several ESXi hosts in a vSphere cluster? Thanks ...
1
vote
0answers
333 views

High packet in discard percentage

We have several servers running VMWare ESXi 4 on which are virtual machines running OpenSUSE and Windows 2008r2. We also have a server monitoring these vm's using OpenNMS. For several of the OpenSUSE ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Is it possible to migrate CentOS from (Mac) VMware Fusion into (Cisco VPS) VMWare ESXi?

Is there any solution to clone CentOS (full mirror) from Mac VMware fusion to VMWare ESXi on Cisco VPS server?
4
votes
1answer
650 views

Arp requests with odd source IP go unanswered

I'm having a server with network connectivity issues that I presume come from issues with arp protocol handling. Let's say the network topology is as follows: network 192.168.106.0, netmask ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

How to resize the disk of a Fedora guest VM in VMWare ESXi

How do I resize (specifically increase) the disk size of a Fedora guest VM running under VMWare ESXi 4.1? I have a Fedora 16 VM with an lvm2 formatted disk, and I've increased its disk size using the ...
1
vote
1answer
339 views

vmware unique cpu identifier

I'm looking for a way to generate, or derive, a unique CPU identifier. For example: If SERVER_A uses vmotion from HOST_A to HOST_B, I want to be able to tell the differences between the cpus. Any ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Increasing disk size of Linux guest in VMware?

After increasing the size of my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VM's OS disk by editing the guest VM's settings through the vSphere client, I do not see the increase in disk size when I check from within the OS (df ...
7
votes
2answers
641 views

VMWare vCenter/ESXi with FreeIPA instead of Active Directory?

Can vCenter authenticate against FreeIPA instead of Active Directory? If so, how would you set it up? We have a pure Linux environment (CentOS) and need to have vCenter and our VM's have the same ...
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votes
1answer
487 views

How much RAM do I actually have?

I have a RHEL 3 machine that is part of a VMWare cluster. In VMware mgr Im told the machine has 24Gb of RAM As built it had 8 GB of RAM Looking at /proc/meminfo Im told [root@vmware1 root]# cat ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

samhain corrupt record in the file signature database

in RHEL 5 server running as a guest in ESXi 4, we installed ESXi patches and then installed vmware tools update. when I run samhain -t update --foreground i get: there is a corrupt record in the ...
6
votes
7answers
563 views

Centralized virtualization (ESXi, XenServer) in a completely Windows-free environment

I'm looking into deploying a small (one or two host servers) non-production virtualization initiative for our company. We need it to be high performance and host shared resources for a number of ...
1
vote
1answer
288 views

Live Linux to VMware vSphere Hypervisor (former ESXi) fails at 1%

I am evaluating VMware vSphere Hypervisor (formerly known as ESXi). The server version is 5.0.0. My steps: Open VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (tried versions 4.3 and 5.0); Attempt to convert a ...
0
votes
1answer
440 views

VM can't ping localhost on ESXi 4

I have some problem, i have 3 VM (vm1, vm2, and vm3). vm1 is normal. ping to internal and external is OK, DHCP is OK. but vm2 and vm3 very strange. DHCP is OK but can't ping to internal and external. ...
0
votes
3answers
62 views

How to move file into virtual server

I have a ESXi server with a Ubuntu server host running. I need to move a script file from my desktop where I manage the host and guest(with vSphere), to a directory on the guest server. Any ...