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

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Add RAM to VMware VM with scheduled task?

I need to add RAM to a web server on a production environment. The server is a Windows 2008 server VM running on ESXi 5 that does not support hot plugging of memory. I want to add RAM to it and it ...
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Why should I need a tweak to force VMware ESXi 5 to sync time with Windows NTP server

I'm plagued by a seemingly simple but actually troublesome problem, so I ask for help here. Symptom I installed an instance of VMware ESXi 5.1 inside VMware Workstation to learn about various ESXi ...
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VMware EVC mode

I have a production cluster of 6 Nehalem based and two Sandy Bridge-EP based blade servers. To enable vmotion across this cluster in vmware, I need to lower the Sandy bridge blades to nahalham using ...
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Unable to connect to ESXi 5.1 after upgrading to 5.1 U2

I upgraded my ESXi 5.1 U1 to ESXi 5.1 U2 using SSH, after upgrade complete and I restart the server I couldn't connect to the Server using vSphere Client but I could connect to it using SSH after few ...
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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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Lotus Domino Stat reports High Disk Utilization on vmware

Looking at the Statistic Reports on Lotus Domino 8.5.3 that is running on VMWare esxi 5.5, the logical disk utilization and queue length are ridiculously high value that are not real. The values on ...
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VMware Tools are installed but inactive. Scientific Linux 6.4, ESXi 5.1.0, vCenter 5.1.0

Basic information: VM OS is Scientific Linux 6.4 x86_64, installed as minimal, with network-support and access to EPEL repository. Hypervisor is ESXI 5.1.0, build-1065491. I don't have the rights ...
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vSphere - Allocate 100% CPU to 1 VM / 88% efficiency [closed]

EDIT 2: My application benefits from hyper-threading A. Yes I know what the technology is and what it does B. Yes I know the difference between a physical core and a logical one C. Yes turning HT ...
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best way to load balance dual esxi

Im hosting a few websites on a single ESXi box that runs Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7. Now I would like to make sure that if the host goes down, the websites will still be live, so I've ordered a ...
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P420i Array Management in ESXi 5.5

I have a HP 380p Gen8 server with ESXi 5.5 running on it and HP Smart Array P420i. I've installed 4 new hard disks on it and want to put them in a RAID 6 array (Although RAID 10 would be OK too). ...
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Using a single APC UPS via network switch to gracefully shutdown many servers

Here is my situation. I have 10 Dell servers in my rack with 8 1500VA battery backups. I would like to take 1 of those battery backups and connect it to my network switch and use a software solution ...
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Does it make sense to create a “private” host-only network or vSwitch for VM-only communication on a VMware vSphere host?

Currently I have one vSwitch with a few networks on it, which talk to other devices and use VLAN tags. I have Internet, Internal, Management (VMKernel), and WWW (LB pool). However, for things like SQL ...
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Windows Server 2012 (NFS) as storage for ESXi 5.5 problems

Setup: 1 ESXi Server with 12 NIC's 1 Virtual Vcenter on ESXi Server 1 Windows 2012 Server with NFS and 4 NIC's (VM Storage) To-do: Connect 3 NIC's without a switch and team them I set up an ...
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Configuration Defaults for VMWare vSphere Virtual Machines

We have a number of hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.5 all attached to a vCenter instance. We access and manage all of our VMs with the vSphere Web Client. A number of people who do not necessarily have ...
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com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure between Java app & database VMs

Am getting increasingly frequent JDBC Communications link failure errors between a Glassfish 3 + Java 7 server VM and a MySQL 5.6 Both VMs are hosted on the same ESXi 5.5 enterprise host (as part of a ...
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Wrong time on RODC after dcpromo

My team has been experiencing this strange problem: After doing dcpromo (followed by reboot), the time on the newly promoted RODC rolls back to the year 2011. Before dcpromo, the time is correct. ...
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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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Which is the safest way to back up and upgrade?

We are having VMware ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.5. Before upgrade some of our team members advised us to take a backup of VMs. Now the problem is we don't have SAN or Net ...
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ESXi 5.5 HDD and Tape drive paths

I got a new Dell server with a PERC H310 (2 HHD in RAID 1) and a SAS 5/E adapter for a Dell Power vault 4 tape Drive. I installed ESXi 5.5 with a windows 2k8R2 and a Debian virtual machine. I'm ...
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How can I defend against a DRDoS exploiting NTP server on an ESXi host?

Recently, we had some problems with one of our ESXi servers, caused by the NTP Server DRDoS Amplification Attack using ntpdc. How do I configure the NTP server on ESXi to not be exposed to this DDoS ...
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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 ...
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Error code 10054, in my app event log

I am recieving an error in my application event log of a server as shown below: The agent was unable to send data to the MOM Server at (server.domain). The error code is 10054, An existing ...
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ESXi host time not syncing with NTP servers

I have 2 NTP servers (AD 2003 machines) and some ESXi hosts, which are configured to sync time from these 2 servers. I found the time is not in sync between these hosts and servers. And time in each ...
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Fresh ESXi Install, Strange Routes

Hoping someone can explain and/or confirm this in their ESXi setup. On a fresh install of ESXi, when I ssh in and run esxcfg-route -l, I see the following: Network Netmask Gateway ...
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Install ESXi for 2 servers on Dell Array

I have 2 Dell servers: PowerEdge R710, Dell PowerConnect Switch 6224 and an array: Dell EqualLogic PS4100. I need to install ESXi on my 2 servers. (Im just learning about VMWare, SANs, I have only ...
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ESXi + KVM-over-IP

I have a server running ESXi and a KVM-over-IP switch. I know traditionally SSH/RDP/VNC are used to access the virtual machines running on the ESXi server. However, I was wondering if it is possible ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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Fatal error when installing ESXi 5.5

I am trying to install ESXi 5.5 to a computer that ESXi 5.1 is installed before. I am doing installation using the CD-Rom. After I select the boot options in the boot menu, installation starts. After ...
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ESXi host losing connection to vCenter

I'm having a very odd issue with a single ESXI host. I have 2 identical hosts, core i3, 6 nics, 16g ram. 4 of the nics are used for Management, vmotion, vm network, all on different vlans. They ...
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How should I copy my VM templates between vSphere datacenters?

Background/Environment Architecture: My current environment for $corp_overlords$ is set up in a hub-and-spoke model with a technologically well-endowed home office hub (SAN, bladecenter/bladesystem ...
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accounting on vSphere/ESXi [closed]

I'm wondering is there a way to do resource accounting on ESXi. More specifically: we have researchers who want to use a VM to do heavy calculations using a considerable amount of CPU and we'de like ...
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Vmotion issues between hosts

Just added two new hosts to our infra, there is an issue with vmotion, the test vm moves over to the hosts no problem but I cannot ping or connect to the vm from outside vsphere once I move it too the ...
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Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector Backup Strategies

I'm trying to get information on this connector but most of what i'm finding seems to be rather old info. My ultimate goal is to have my production virtual machines (esx 5.1) backed up to EC2 servers ...
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Where the VM files are stored on VMWare ESXi? [closed]

Here is my situation right now, I have a server in a datacenter with some VMs on it which I sold as VPS, Right now the DataCenter has suspended my server because of hack attempt by one of my VMs. They ...
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Does renaming Virtual server automatically rename vmdk file

I have been using vmware for years, not sure why I dont know the answer to this one. If I rename my virtual machine, simply right click, rename and rename the sever, does that rename the vmdk file as ...
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Initiator disconnected from target during login equallogic san

I have a Dell Equallogic San and it is being accessed by many VMWare hosts (Esxi v5.1). Today morning I could find an error like iSCSI login to target " " failed for the following reason: Initiator ...
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Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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ESXi 5x: Changing number of IOPS per path sees dramatic improvements

I'm a bit embarrassed that I've never seen or used the -iops parameter as part of the esxcli deviceconfig options. I stumbled upon an article and proceeded to benchmark before and after using various ...
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Does a vCenter need rights to read the Active Directory?

I'm completely lost with SSO and Active Directory. First i had an ESXi 5.1 standalone with vCenter virtual appliance with windows server 2008 r2 active directory, worked great. Later upgraded to 5.5 ...
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Physical switch not learning MAC address of virtual machines

I have a virtual environment running vSphere 5.1. I have two ESXis with a vDS between them. There is, for the purposes of the discussion, just one portgroup on that vDS configured to use a VLAN. The ...
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SQL Server 2012 Cluster BSOD

I'm trying to set up a SQL Server 2012 SP1 "AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance" on top of a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster (cl01) consisting of 2x 2012 R2 nodes (sql1 and sql2). Hosted on VMWare ESXi ...
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ESXi Password Recovery or Migration Path

I am unable to connect via vSphere or SSH to an ESXi hypervisor box that manages two important virtual machines. I do not recall changing any passwords and the data centre does not have any ...
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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server i went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. Witch i expected ...
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vmware tools - understanding guest active memory

I'm using vSphere 5.1. According to here, guest active memory in "Resouse Allocation" tab is: Amount of memory recently accessed From other hand, in "Performance" tab, active memory means from ...
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ESXi Physical to Virtual Migration Unused Hard Drive Space

I figured I would ask before I built a test environment to try this out. I have a physical server that has a somewhat large amount of physical storage. It is running SQL and would prefer to do a cold ...
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VMware vCenter Server + VDS - Measure monthly traffic per VM

Is there a way to measure the monthly traffic per VM without having direct access (eg: SNMP) on each VM? I am aware that there is VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager software which claims to provide ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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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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How to clone vm esxi without shutdown vm?

How do we cloning the VM from VMWare ESXi without shutdown it? The VM is now on production so it will be impossible to shut it because it will create network impact.