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

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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/...
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Encrypting all internal communication on an ESXi box

Lets say I have a large system made up of many VMs running on one bare metal esxi box. Each of these VMs are running application(s) that are necessary for the system. I do not have the ability to ...
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SSL error in VMWare ESXi 5.5 when trying to add Host to VCenter

Recently I installed a new VMWare EsXi 5.5 Server in an ASUS Server with 32GB of RAM, I have a couple of tplink additional NICs and had to add the drivers from VMWARE bundle to original ISO and rebuil ...
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Locked out of ESXI

I was not looking, and accidentally changed the management VLAN (VLAN 1) to VLAN 100. on this server, there was only one vSwitch configured. It is setup with a physical NIC (NIC 1) setup in networking....
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Monitor DELL hardware on VMware ESXi 5.5 server

Despite researching this topic quite a bit online (to be fair I'm not a full time sysadmin) I'm unable to figure this out. We have a bunch of VMWare ESXi 5.5 servers, some of which are integrated ...
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VMware VDS ERSPAN decapsulation on Cisco Nexus 7k and mirrored to local port

We are setting up a mirror/span/rspan/erspan to get traffic (DC's live as VMs in ESX Cluster) to our Microsoft ATA server. The problem that we are running into is that a traditional RSPAN is not ...
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Generating certificate signing request for ESXi 5.5

I would like to replace the (self signed) SSL certs on various ESXi 5.5 hosts with ones generated by our own CA. I found docs on the VMware site on how to overwrite the key and cert files on the ESXi ...
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Disk performance drops in VMWare ESXi 4.1 / 5 Linux Guest

I'm benchmarking disk write performance using this command: dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/test.dmp bs=1M count=256 conv=fdatasync After a random time and random number of attempts, the file system ...
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VMware: Cannot access VMware Using Client, but can with other methods

VMware Esxi 6.0 I am on the VMware Desktop Client The VM is of Windows Server 2008. I would log in using IP address 192.196.1.19. using root and password. Day 1-3 worked fine. Day 4 doesn't work. ...
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NTP Service Esxi Vmware

Almost every post I find online has an easy solution for this and I feel I tried them all with no luck. I have a VMware host running ESXi 4.1 and the time is not syncing with my time server. The ...
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Which RAID configuration is better for hypervised Virtual Machines with three 300GB SAS drives [duplicate]

Probably a noob question, but I'd like some guidance on which RAID configuration is best in this server scenario. I am aware of and understand the different RAID configurations, but am after guidance ...
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Nexus 1000v Port Channel to Virtual Machine

Is it possible to setup a Port-Channel between a Nexus 1000v Switch and a ESX Virtual Machine? Context: I am running a Checkpoint Firewall cluster as Virtual Machines on an ESX server. I want to ...
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Does ESXI Require New Drives Be Part of a Datastore to be seen by Virtual Hosts?

I posted a similar question to SuperUser and got not response, so I apologize if I've broken rules by posting here, but I'm at a crossroads on my server setup and need a bit of help. I am new to EXSI ...
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How Do I Remove Files Stored In a VMDK?

I am a developer, not an IT guy, but I am the one responsible for managing our servers currently. I have run into a problem... apparently our SQL backups are much bigger than I anticipated, and on ...
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Can you connect a SAN directly to a HBA with Fibre Channel?

I am in the process of sourcing our company's first SAN as we have the need for high availability/shared storage. I have noticed fibre channel switches are extremely expensive, and for redundancy we ...
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Get total committed size of a VM across all datastores

Unfortunately I have only a single ESXi host for testing right now, but I will eventually be running this script on a vSphere setup with multiple hosts. I want to get a VMs total committed size ...
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Turning on a virtual machine in esxi remotely without full access to the dedicated server

so a bit of background. I've setup a virtual machine via esxi on an ovh dedi, for a friend to use (via tightvnc/teamviewer). However he's not needing it running most of the time, and to save on cpu ...
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Send linux kernel paramters to VM guest in VMware

I have research a lot about this but I can't find anything that answers my question. My question is how would I send/pass linux kernel parameters to a VM guest in VMware vsphere (so I don't need to ...
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ESXi 5.5: Clone a VM to template using CLI (on Linux)

How can I clone a VM to a template from Linux CLI. I tried using VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI) in vain, couldn't find an option to do so.
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IIS Websites running out of memory

I have a server that is hosted by the parent company as of recently. This server is running two websites. One is a memory hog, the other is much smaller in scale. We had a situation today where the ...
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Move Unallocated Space Between Disks

I am running Ubuntu's latest LTS. In /dev/sda I have sda1 and sda2, both are using a couple hundreds of MiB with a couple of GiB allocated. So far so good. In /dev/sdb I have just one partition, sdb1 ...
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How can I get just 5 min intervals from an ESXi host?

I'm connected to an esxi host with the powershell snapin (not a vcenter server). ESXi servers are supposed to aggregate realtime data (20 sec intervals) into 5 min intervals right? Can I get just ...
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ESXi 6.0 has stopped mounting NFS Shares

After a reboot of a ESXi 6.0 server it will no longer mount several NFS shares being hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Previously these shares were working fine, but now any NFS mount is met ...