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

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VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 - Checking SMART info [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the SMART info for hard drives on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0? Thank you.
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How can an ESXi have 1 core and 4 sockets?

I know this is in reference to a vCPU, but even so, logically it doesn't make sense to have 4 sockets and a single core. That sounds to me more like you've filled one of the sockets with a single ...
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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device '6'

I am trying to install a Windows 8.1 from http://modern.ie on an ESXi 5.5 server using the vSphere client. When I try to deploy the OVF template I get the following error message: Failed to deploy ...
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What is the benefit of vSphere Standard from free ESXi if vCenter Center is still sold separately?

I'm trying to understand what is what in their vSphere suite. So, ESXi has a free edition --- I can install it and use it with vSphere Web Client. But when I buy vSphere Standard --- what else do I ...
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External HDD ESXi VM Snapshot backups

I have a couple of ESXi hosts running a few servers on each and would like to backup to my external drive plugged into one of my hosts. I have setup ghettoVCB scripts on each host with a list of my ...
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Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine running MS SQL 2005 on top of a VMWare ESXi 5.5 host on a SAN datastore. Consistently it has been "losing" 2GB of hard disk space per day and I can't ...
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When cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, how can I prevent MAC address conflicts?

I've run into the following problem on both VMware Fusion (for Macs) and with VMware ESXi/vSphere. Many of you are familiar with the problem, and it is described at VMware KB: "Networking does not ...
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VMware vSphere VM at 100% workload CPU when real load average is near 0

I'm using VMware vSphere 5.5 on an ESXi 5.5 Host to host a small private web site. Host server is an HP ProLiant 380 DL with 50 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD storage, 2 Intel Xeon 5550 CPU. There are 10 running ...
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vCenter Server Appliance - Additional users

Is it possible to add other users to access the VCSA interface ONLY https://ipaddress:5480 without AD or SSO configuration? I can see a number of tutorials on adding users via shell access but yet I ...
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How to find mpx (disk name) for kickstart script

I am trying to install ESXi 4.1 to a USB (embedded installation) using a script. I red the VMWare documentation and I believe I have to specified autopart --disk with the USB disk name. This is my ...
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vCenter baseline patch detail ouput

Within Update Manager I have a number of Baselines configured that show a number of updates available. When clicking the content a handy popup shows with all the relevant Patch Details... Is there ...
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ESXi 5.5 NIC teaming for Load balancing using Cisco Etherchannel

I am using Cisco 3750G stacked switch configured with etherchannel and connected to ESXi Server configured with NIC teaming; Load balancing as router based on IP Hash. Cisco Switch configuration: ( ...
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VMware Thinapp computer name

We are using Thinapp in conjunction with VMware View. This means the computer name will most likely change for a user every they log in since our pool is about 1000 desktops (View1, View2, View3 to ...
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Move an ESXi 5 image to anohter server

I have an ESXi 5 server with two large VMs. Both have several snapshots that have accumulated over time. I set up another ESXi to use as a backup system, but I am having trouble getting the images ...
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Many ESX hosts behind a router

Two ESXi servers (ESX1 and ESX2) on a LAN are connected to a router with WAN. A port forwarding rule has been created for ports 443 and 902 and it is possible to access ESX1. ESX2 uses the same ...
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No LUNs visible on ESXi 5.5 using Brocade 825 connected to EMC VNX 5300

We've just bought a new Dell PowerEdge R620 to replace the oldest of our 3 hosts in our vSphere cluster. The existing hosts are connected to our EMC VNX 5300 SAN using gigabit ethernet which is a ...
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Unresponsive ESXi 5.5 server

I have a host that is part of a 4 host cluster in HA. Sometime yesterday I noticed the host stopped responding, in the vsphere console it shows up greyed out as (not responding) and all VMs on it ...
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How to automating install software on 40+ virtual machine on ESXi [closed]

Now I am managing a Free ESXi 5.1 Server and I often create new virtual machine in linked clone for developer to testing. The number of VMs is about 40. I have to log in to these VMs and install ...
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Is it possible to deploy VMware vSphere 5.5 without Windows?

I ran into an interesting client requirement recently. I needed to perform a greenfield deployment of VMware vSphere 5.5. This was to use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)... The ...
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Get disk free space using ipmi from esxi

I want to get disk status of esxi server using ipmi. I can not find the right command to get this information: /usr/sbin/ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.x.x -U xxx -P xxx -S /tmp/ipmi-sdr-cache Which ...
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Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH

Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH. I'm not use vCenter, i trying connect directly. When i run services.sh restart then all is ok, and i can connect. ...
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Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine [closed]

I have installed an OVF on an ESXi standalone host, the virtual appliance is Linux base and i need to get access to the Linux Kernel of virtual appliance and do some change on it. it seems access to ...
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Agent converter Error ColdClone P2V to ESXI 5.5 server

I am Trying to convert a machine in a coldclone environment, because the current vConverter software does not support the raid system on a machine. Thus, i do not want to disable it. After reading ...
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Access to ESXI using Ansible (python)

I'm want to execute a command using Ansible on an remote ESXi but it seems that a module grp is missing. # ansible esxi -a "date" esxi | FAILED >> { "failed": true, "msg": "Traceback ...
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RAM hot-add HP Proliant - Esxi

I have to add some RAM to my HP Proliant DL385 g7 and I was wondering if I can hot-add the memory due to some mission critical VMs that I can't move because of lack of hardware. I use ESXi 5.5 as HV. ...
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Will this work: Manage ESXi host from a guest on the same system?

I have a VMware ESXi 5.5 standalone installation here and thus need the vSphere Client to mange it. Because vCenter is a. Too complicated for just one host b. too expensive. The client is only ...
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Increasing RAM and CPU in VMWare vCloud Director

Hi I have privilleges of "Organizational Administrator" in my company's private dev cloud. I tried to add a custom VM by selecting a VM in the organization's public catalog and tried to increase its ...
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Quitting Putty when GhettoVCB is running

I am currently backing up 12 VMs from an ESXi 5.1 host using GhettoVCB. I just started the script with Putty. I don't want to have to leave my computer on overnight. My question is, if I exit out of ...
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How many websites per virtual machine? [duplicate]

We are currently hosting about 10 of our own various websites on a virtualised host. Each website is hosted by its own virtual machine with its own apache. Some of the sites connect to a shared ...
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5 ESXi same hardware . 2 of them crash

I even could not find where to start research ! There is no pattern between crashes . 2014-08-27T13:48:01.033Z cpu0:32957)MCE: 1118: cpu0: MCA error detected via CMCI (Gbl status=0x0): Restart IP: ...
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Identifying what caused a server reboot

I have an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 that is running VMWare ESXi 5.5. It has been rebooting itself at seemingly random intervals for the past 24 hours. There is only a single VM running, and even if I ...
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vCenter SSO without AD?

I have an ESXi Server with a vCenter virtual appliance image and an image of a Windows 2008 TS. The Windows 2008 image has an external Ethernet connection configured to another network, so users can ...
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iSCSI SAN RAID 10 Performance — Poor Read, Good Write

I have a EqualLogic PS4000 SAN unit with the latest firmware, setup in RAID 10. I have 3 2TB Volumes on the SAN shared out via iSCSI on 2 eth ports on two different subnets. I have moved a test server ...
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How can I encrypt 2008 Server Running under esxi

I have a need to run multiple 2008 R2 VMs under the free esxi. Storage will be local to the host. As I understand it, BitLocker is not a supported option in a VM environment from either Microsoft or ...
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VMWare use of Gratuitous ARP REPLY

I have an ESXi cluster that hosts several Windows Server VMs and around 30 Windows workstation VMs. Packet captures show a high number of ARP replies of the form: -sender_ip: VM IP -sender_mac: VM ...
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VMware two vSwitches Guests can't communicate between them

I have some servers in this configuration: (complete configuration) And I am not able, from VMGuest1, to ping either VMGuest3 or VMGuest4. I can, however, ping Host1 and Host2, which are attached ...
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Host CPID, Geast CPUID and UserCPUID / what are they?

i found out that there are some IDs associated to the CPUIDs in vmx file of each virtual machine, these IDs are; hostCPUID.{Num} hostCPUID.80000001 guestCPUID.{Num} guestCPUID.80000001 ...
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VM load and ping problems after replacing server motherboard

Recently, we had to replace the motherboard of one of our servers. The procedure was done by IBM as it had guarantee. The server runs ESXi 5.1, with several virtual machines, including our main mail ...
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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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ESXi and Windows Server CPU parking

For those that don't know, CPU parking is a feature in recent Windows Server releases that allows Windows to pretty much drop a CPU core to zero use, and having nothing use it. It's been introduced as ...
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Limiting - IOPS in VMware causing servers to run VERY slow

I have servers running a few different iSCSI SAN units. I was trying to balance IO requests to the datastores, so I started changing the "Limit - IOPS" on my servers from unlimited to 100-400 ...
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vmware virtual machine keeps freezing

Strangely I have a virtual machine that keeps constantly freezing for some seconds or minutes. On the OS side, the CPU and memory used are quite low. On VMWare side, it's the same, the machine never ...
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Querying the VMware vCenter Database (VCDB) to calculate storage capacity

Attempting to figure out the storage capacity within a VBlock so I can further look into it's usage by host and vm. VBlock -- It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure ...
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ESXi 4: Access physical disk without creating datastore

Recently started experimenting with ESXi 4 on an older system. (I know, v5 is out but I don't have the required hardware yet) The system contains 3 physical disks: Disk A: 250GB IDE containing ESXi ...
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Why does ESX require so many restarts?

So more curiosity than anything while I wait for my upgrades but: I can upgrade all the packages in my Linux desktop, without one single restart. ESX is Linux based (or BSD?) why is it that when ...
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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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Link aggregation in ESXi 5.5 [closed]

I have a virtual machine on my ESXi server with Ubuntu installed on it. The server has 4 1Gb/s ports that I want to use them all for my virtual machine. An obvious (yet kinda stupid) way would be ...
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VMWare - Connecting two hosts (not physically connected) via a vSwitch

I have an esxi 5.5 host in Chicago and Dallas. Both servers are controlled by my vcenter server. I have a MySQL server in chicago that is accessed through an internal only vswitch from the servers on ...
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VMWare ESXi has two diagnostics partitions

I just installed a new VMWare ESXi 5.5 server and checked the partitions on old 5.0 ESXi and on the new 5.5 ESXi and the new one has two VMWare Diagnostics partitions but the old one has only one. ...
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rsync ESXI 5.5 out of memory in receive_sums [duplicate]

I statically compiled the latest rsync (3.1.1) & can successfully execute the command on my ESXI server. I am getting the following error from rsync however: ERROR: out of memory in receive_sums ...