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

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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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What is Best Practices for time management in RHEL/CentOS 7 in VMware?

NTP, CHRONY, OPEN-vm-tools... Best Practices for time management in RHEL/CentOS 7? Hello. I am (finally) working on creating a CentOS 7 VMware (ESXi) Template - currently ESXi/vCenter 5.5+. Past ...
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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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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 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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How can I keep a third-party cloud provider accountable for guest VM performance?

I support an ERP system for a manufacturer. We're experiencing intermittent application performance issues on our database, hosted on VMware by a third-party cloud provider. (They're a smaller ...
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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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ESXi host only using 45% percent of physical memory but why are SWAP and MEMCTL not at 0?

ESXi host (version 5.5.0) is only using about half of physical memory, but when I look at esxtop I see: SWAP /MB: 1136 curr, 854 rclmtgt MEMCTL /MB: 7986 curr, 7986 target, 103832 max I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove all Snapshots Stuck at 25% for the past 14 hours ESXi 5.1

I have an ESXi 5.1 host server with a Server 2012 VM server which I am monitoring remotely that hosts the email application Domino. I was using a third party VM backup software called Iperius which I ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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Most Secure Way To Setup Virtualized pfSense Gateway

I currently have a pfSense router and am interested in virtualizing it because of the plethora of benefits of virtualization. I am interested in doing this in the most secure way possible and have ...
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Increase RAM usage for IIS server

I am running a large scale ERP system on the following server configuration. The application is developed using AngularJS and ASP.NET 4.5 Dell PowerEdge R730 (Quad Core 2.7 Ghz, 32 GB RAM, 5 x 500 GB ...
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ESXi network setup for VMs which connect to the Internet through PfSense [closed]

Using ESXi v6 with the following setup: One standard Switch: vSwitch0 vSwitch0 has one uplink physical adapter (Internet connected, and this is the only physical adapter) vSwitch0 VM Network has 3 ...
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VMware deploy OVF template causes vApps error

I have a VMware vSphere essentials license, which includes one license for vCenter Operations Manager Foundation. When I try to deploy the OVF template of vCenter Operations Manager Foundation, I ...
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Moving a QLogic fiberchannel card from one ESXi host to another

We are trying to upgrade an DL360 G6 ESXi host with a DL360p G8. The G6 has a Qlogic ISP2532 FC card inside and everything works fine. Since I don't have a spare FC card, I need to use the same card ...
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Can't query most DNS servers from ESXi guests

I'm having some issues doing DNS lookups against most DNS servers from the guests on my ESXi 5.5 host. I'm saying most because I can do DNS lookups just fine against the DNS servers I've configured ...
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Boot from VMware snapshot file after accidentally deleting related snapshots

I'll preface this with the obvious: I am dumb. I am currently working from home on some scheduled maintenance on a production server running on a vm -- a bitnami redmine/svn stack to be specific. I ...
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CentOS7 install on ESXi6 shows blank black screen after selecting install or test from menu

I'm trying to install a fresh version of CentOS7 on a new ESXi host we have setup. I can create the VM just fine, and select the CentOS7 ISO from the datastore. Once I boot the VM up and open the ...
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Backup CentOS VM on Remote Server without snapshots

I have a VM with CentOS Server installed, which is for Email and Web Services, on a free esxi. The entire esxi has 2 TB usable and the CentOS server has 1.5 TB provisioned. Another CentOS VM that runs ...
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Unable to revert snapshot: “the vendor of the processors in this machine is not the same”

Recently we moved to a new Intel-based ESXi 6.0 server from an older ESXi 5.5 AMD-based server, both with 64bit processors. We just copied the VMs folders from the old server to the new one, then ...
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CPU frequency governor for virtualized guest in VMware

CPU frequency governor can scale the CPU frequency up or down in order to save resources. In a physical server usually have sense, but I don't know if this is applicable for a virtual guest running ...
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New-VM cmdlet stalls when create a new VM (works fine in vCenter)

Not sure were the issue is here. I can interactively create a VM in vCenter with exactly the same settings and it creates the VM like instantly. I just tried to do this with New-VM and it stalled at ...
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setting up modern IE vm's in esxi from nfs datastore without laptop having to be open all the time

i'm setting up a esxi machine at work, but I've got some troubles. For installing, I've got a local datastore, this doesnt give problems. But, I'm using the microsoft modern IE windows versions, I ...
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How to force power off a VM in vCenter web console?

When right click a VM in the vCenter web console I only get the option to "Shut Down Guest OS". When I connect directly to the host and look at the VM I have both options to "Power Off" and "Shut ...
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ProFTPD on ESXI 6.0 [closed]

I'm running ESXI 6.0 and I've installed ProFTPD according to this tutorial on my server to gain ftp access. It works however after 3 hours or so I won't be able to connect to it anymore and I'm ...
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Add date using echo without calculating [closed]

I should add the line to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root on my ESXi: /bin/echo "0 3 * * 6 /ghettoVCB-master/ghettoVCB.sh -g /ghettoVCB-master/text.conf -f /ghettoVCB-master/text.list > /var/log/...