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

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vcenter isn't seeing open vm tools

Centos 7 DVD is packaged with open vm tools. But this is what I see in vCenter: VMware actually recommends running Open VM tools. When I tried to install vmware tools I got this message: open-vm-...
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ESXi Host Supported Maximum Physical Hard Drive

Does anyone know what is the maximum physical hard drive space a single host of ESXi 6.0 can support? And no, this is not that dumb because Microsoft only supports a maximum storage of 64 TB. I am ...
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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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how to “configure host” in MegaRaid Storage manager 13.01.04.00

I have created a virtual machine on ESxi host and installed Megaraid Storage manager on the virtual machine. i can see local host dicovered on MSM but when i configure Esxi host ip and try discovering ...
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esxi vmware iscsi-datastore lost after power outage

I usually just try to find my own solution until it just works, this time not so much.. I have a ESXi cluster, with 2 hosts and 1x datastore cluster. Earlier today after a power outage, everything ...
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ESXi USB passthrough not working for Windows 2012R2 guest

A USB device (Feitian HID dongle) is physically attached to a VMWare ESXi host (5.1.0). The USB dongle is configured in passthrough mode for a Windows 2012 R2 (VMWare Level 8) host. The Windows host ...
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ESXI 6.0 u2 multipathing configuration with group by prio

Is it possible to change the path grouping policy of ESXI 6.0 multipathing to group_by_priority? In essence I want to work with the grouping priorities given by a SAN storage. I didnt see any specific ...
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Why doesn't memory consumed by balloon driver not show up in top?

On an overallocated ESX host, guest is allocated 80GB RAM. The balloon driver kicked in at some point, and is consuming quite a bit of memory. # vmware-toolbox-cmd stat balloon 52381 MB Now guest-...
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esxi arp cache not showing VLAN neighbours

On my ESXi 5.5 host I have 3 VLAN's plus one management (non-VLAN) LAN. When I print the arp cache (as show below) I notice that only the management LAN addresses are show (192.168.1.x). How do I ...
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Separate VMWare ESXi monitored by one Security Onion instance - possible?

I'm running multiple VMWare ESXi (free) instances installed on blade system. Is there any possibility to monitor this multiple instances (which are not using any distributed vswitch - each has its own)...
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Add vmtools to linux installer ISO

Is there a way to add vmware tools to a linux installer (debian or redhat)? Curious if I could create a linux ISO would already have vmtools installed. So when I boot the vm for the first time to the ...
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Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2012 BSoD

I have an Exchange 2016 Server which bsods with about 14 days inbetween. The server is virtual and exists in a clustered vmware environment with storage via iSCSI. None of the other Windows servers we ...
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VMware 5.5 Host Not Updating Time From NTP

I have 2 HP ProLiant VMware 5.5 hosts and I have configured the time sync on them to use NTP. I have pointed the NTP to the n.north-america.pool.ntp.org servers. I have restarted the time service ...
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Can't create a bridge vm between two standard vswitches

i have an esxi 6 host with two vswitches and a vmkernel portgroup assigned to each one. each of these vswitches are assigned to a physical intel nic (hp ml110). i then created a linux vm (ubuntu) with ...
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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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Running All Microsoft products vs VMWare/backup/AV for small network

Recently a company that I work for is getting IT advice to upgrade their infrastructure (for approximately 30 on prem users). We are a not-for-profit and get deep discounts on many products (...
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Windows Server 2008R2 crash with too much RAM

We have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008R2. When we allocate 200GB RAM it is amazingly stable and runs forever with no issues. We upped it to 350GB and it immediately became unstable. ...
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Same LUN trough FC and iSCI to different hosts

On my small vMware lab I'm presenting the same LUN to both ESXi hosts, one from FC and another from iSCSI. iSCSI finds the devices but doesn't mount the datastore. As I can see disks have different ...
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ESXi free with 2 VMs dedicated for FEM analysis on a HW RAID1 2x SATA 7.2k ML150 Gen9

I need to build a new server/super workstation for FEM calculations to replace current dual-boot solution, where either windows or unix is working at the time. This new unit is planned to have 24C/48T,...
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vmware esxi - vmkfstools returns error when trying to copy thin vmdk

When trying to copy a thin vmdk on esxi 5 using vmkfstools like this: vmkfstools -i IPFire-flat.vmdk -d thin IPFire-Template-flat.vmdk I get this error: DiskLib_Check() failed for source disk. ...
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VMware ESXI cpu and memory addition

I am looking to install the free version of ESXI on my server but am possibly upgrading it in the future. I currently have 1 CPU and 48GB of RAM. I would be looking to add another CPU and memory for ...
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Matching esxtop memory values with what I am seeing in vcenter

Found this pic online just to use as an example: Take a look at papaya. Its MEMSZ is 4096 and GRANT is at 2084. When I look at it in vCenter it says this VM has only consumed a couple hundred megs! ...
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High availability links on VMware ESXi

I have a cluster of 3 VMware ESXi6.0 hosts which are not licensed for VMware Distributed Switch. Currently, these hosts are configured with a static LAG between 2 ports on the server and a port each ...
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vSphere cannot see HP iSCSI LUNs

When attempting to add storage under vSphere 6.0 (Add Storage > Disk/LUN), required HP volumes are not available to add. Can someone please offer some advice? The HP SAN is visible within the iSCSI ...
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No LUN available to extend datastore

I have a HP DL380G5 with ESXi 5.5 and x4 146GB Sata disks in a RAID5 array. I have added one more disk to the server exactly as the other ones and, using SmartStart CD I managed to add the disk to the ...
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VMWARE Guest Storage VMDK vs RDM-V vs RMD-P

When is it best to use VMDK, RDM-V or RDM-P? I have always defaulted to using the standard VMFS5 Datastores with VMDK files for each server. However I typically use RDM-V when I need an excessive ...
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Can't use unallocated space on a Win 2k8 R2 VM

I'm hoping someone can help me with this because after 2 days of googling I've come up with nothing. I have a file server that I have converted from a physical to a virtual on an ESXi 6 host. I have ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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VMware vcenter client unable to log in

I restarted our DC this morning and now we are unable to log into the client to see all the VM'S the credentials are correct but it says there wrong... Did I need to do something before rebooting and ...
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How does a winkydink Teradici offer high res, full FPS, 3D rendering on ESXi 5 VDIs for AutoCAD/SolidWorks/1080p YouTube applications? [closed]

How does such a small Teradici card offer high resolution, full FPS 3D graphics (1:38) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXA4QMmfY5Y&feature=player_detailpage#t=97s for ESXi 5.0/5.1 VDI environments?...
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DL180 G6 - ESXI 6.0 - P410 - Lost access to volume Issue

We have a DL180 G6 Server with a P410 RAID Card. The server has the following three RAID arrays. 4x2TB - RAID 10 4x2TB - RAID 10 2x2TB - RAID 1 2x2TB HD's are configured as hot spares ...
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Converting VM from XenServer to VMware

I have XenServer non-paravirtualised VM and I want to convert them fro using in my ESXi infrastracture. Is it possible to do it with Essentials Plus pack ? What tool do I have to use?
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Local console does not appear on ESXi 6.0 server

A VMWare ESXi 6.0 server used to be controlled via a serial console, but now has IPMI card with VGA redirection. During the ESXi boot process, there's a running list of "Loading /xxxx.tgz", then "...
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Connect to esXi host from CentOS client with vCLI with RSA Pub/Priv Key

So I successfully setup vCLI on CentOS 7, and I am trying to connect via SSH, but since I set up RSA authentication without Password authentication (on the esxi host), I was wondering if anybody knows ...
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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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Can't increase the virtual drive size any more?

Please see attached picture, This is exchange server and I have 3 virtual hard drives, each of them can't not be increased any more, any idea why and how to fix this?
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ESXi FibreChannel Woes

I just recently got VMWare ESXi installed on one of our servers. I installed some fibre channel cards (QLogic) and for some unknown reason they show up in the storage adapters tab as an ISCSi Adapters....
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Vmware - Consolidation is needed, but I want to revert

Last night I took a snapshot of a VM before adding a new disk and running an offline defrag of Exchange (using the newly added disk as the temporary path). When I woke up today the server was offline,...
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Configure STONITH for esxi host CentOS guests

I am just doing some initial researching into STONITH and am finding that it can require Hardware to reset the failed nodes. Something called an IPMI can be used. I was wondering how something like ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Installation Blue Screen - PXE Installation on ESXI

So the story begins with the PXE automated installation on dedicated servers and virtual servers. I am trying to boot operating systems using PXE (using ipxe scripts) and perform automated ...
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Accessing VMWare Management Network from a different subnet

Here's the scenario... We've got a VSphere ESXi 5 box running on a 9.x subnet, our office runs from the 1.x subnet. We can access the VM's running on the box without issue (which also have 9.x IP's) ...
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VMWare vSphere packet loss

I have a Dell Blade Enclosure with 14 blades and ESXi 5.5 on it. On blade 7 and 14 I have round about 65 % packet loss when I ping the ESXi Management interface. On all other blades there ist no ...
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Eucalyptus or OpenNebula or… for a Linux and Windows build server private cloud

We are setting up an 8-machine build farm. Most of these builds need to happen on a specific flavor of Linux (Fedora 10 as of now), while some of them will happen on several different Windows VMs. We ...
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“Unballooning” RAM that's been ballooned by VMware

Given the constrained RAM situation described in this question, what is the cleanest method (manual or programmatically) to: Identify VMware virtual machines whose RAM has been reclaimed by the ...
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How does VMware ESXi differentiate thick-lazy and thick-eager vmdk

I'm using ESXi 6.0.0, and come up with a question. How does ViClient/ESXi know if a thick vmdk is lazy zeroed or eager zeroed? I checked the .vmdk content(several hundred bytes) from command-line ...
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Definition of CPU Ready for vmware ESXi host compared to CPU Ready for a guest?

We had a guest with poor performance. CPU Usage and CPU Ready for the guest was within normal range. For the host the CPU Usage were normal (70%), but the CPU Ready for the host seems to correlate ...
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ESXi disaster recovery plan

I have a Vmware infrastructure where I am using the free version of Esxi 5 . I cannot as a result use vmotion and the other cool features that come with a paid ESXI. I am using snapshots for the ...
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Guest VMs cant reach each other on Different ESXi Servers

I have two vSphere EXSI 6 servers both setup with the same vSwitchs and connected to the same physical switches Server 1: eth0 => vlan143 (mapped to CORE/Management vSwitch) eht1 => vlan140 (...
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Determine which server in VM environment to forward request to based on host header(s) on one network adapter [closed]

As the question title states: I'm trying to figure out how to discern which web server to pass network traffic to based on the host header of said request. I'm working with one network adapter on the ...
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handle fork bomb on a virtualized environment XenServer / “FreeBSD jails”

I am used to work with FreeBSD jails but I wanted to give a try to XenServer 5.5 / Vmware ESXI 5, hoping it can really limit resources per VM, after installing a couple of Virtual Machines, I tried to ...