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

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Does ESXi 6.0 Support any PCIe x1 SATA RAID Controllers?

I'm trying to find a PCIe x1 SATA RAID controller, that is supported by ESXi 6. I've spent hours searching the ESXi compatibility site, however I have yet to come across one. Is this a fruitless ...
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How to consolidate snapshots in ssh command line for esxi 5.5?

Is there is a way to execute consolidation disks for snapshots in SSH console for Esxi 5.5 without to have to delete all snapshots and don't have to use vSphere client ?
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VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel

I want to config pass-through for FC in VMware ESXi 5.5 (FC HBA: ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA) follow the link https://tinkertry.com/usb3passthru. But when I turn on the virtual ...
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Virtual disk expansion

I'm running a virtual image (which happens to be our server for a number of programs) on a machine running ESXi 5.5.0. Although the host computer has a SSD of about 200GB, the virtual image was ...
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Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without physical switch?

I have two physical hosts without switc and single WAN connection. host B running many backup software and other tools. Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without phisical switch? Look ...
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What are the steps to export a VM from KVM to ESXi?

I want to be able to export a KVM based VM to an ESXi 5.1/5.5 host. My current methods ends up with the VM not being able to boot on the ESXi host. (I have tried importing the same .ova on VirtualBox ...
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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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How to check if a vm is running on an esxi by command line? [closed]

How can i check, if a vm is actually running on one of my esxi hosts by command line? I know, that i can ping it, when i have the ip adress at my hand, but that has to do with the things inside the ...
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How to connect to a vm on esxi by command line?

I want to connect to a vm running on an ESXi host by command line. With VmWare Workstation, i can use this command to start an view a local vm: vmware.exe -X -q <path>\MyVM.vmx With ESXi, i ...
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Connecting two ESXi servers via LAN

i have an issue with configuring two ESXi servers to communicate with each other. My configuration looks like this: 2 ESXi servers with 4-4 Ethernet ports. ETH01 on each server is used for internet ...
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How would I know if I should I be disabling virtual NUMA on VMs running older applications?

From VMware's docs: Virtual NUMA topology is available to hardware version 8 virtual machines and is enabled by default when the number of virtual CPUs is greater than eight. You can also ...
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If two VMs are on the same ESXi server, and they access each others files, is the file access optimized some how?

If you have two physical machines on a physical network, in order to share files, they have to traverse the network, and network equipment to get to each other. Even if you have two VMs on two ...
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VMware Integrated OpenStack with a single cluster

I'm currently in the process of deploying VMware Integrated OpenStack for a testing installation which will move into production later. In the current stage we have three ESXi hosts, more will be ...
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Restore and Backup Hypervisors

So, I have two hypervisors (Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi) running on bare metal in two diferent machines. What I need is to make an installation and configuration in two other machines with the same exact ...
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Finding or estimating sequential vs random distribution of existing system (VMware / SAN)

IOMeter testing says the IOPs of the storage subsystem can range from hundreds of IOPs for 100% random loads to tens of thousands IOPs for 100% sequential loads. Is there any way I can measure or ...
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How do I load VMDK backups into a VMWare server?

It's a long story, but one of my VMs ended up not being backed up through Veeam, but we DO have the raw nvram, vm*, and log files. It appears that I need to load it onto our ESXi server's datastore. ...
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ESXI 6.0 system disk boot failure

My Poweredge 2950 running esxi 6.0 has worked for a long time. Running raid5 on 4 2TB disks. And one 1TB for system and VM. First I notised that I could't open console on my VM's. After a reboot some ...
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Incorrect memory hp ProLiant ML110 G6 in VMWare

My ESXi server is report that it only has 8GB where as it actually has 16GB. I do not have physical access to the machine. How could I go about verifying this information? I am currently using the ...
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Mounting disks of remote ESXi pair as a LUN in local ESXi server

Imagine a pair of servers with fiber channel adapters. Normally each one can connect to the shared SAN storage using its HBA and fiber cords, Now, eliminating the SAN, is it possible to interconnect ...
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HCI Servers Build… Starwind VSAN or VMWare vSAN? [closed]

I'm hopefully going to build a few HCI node servers, with this chassis: Supermicro | Products | SuperServers | 2U | 6028UX-TR4 I'd like to do 3 nodes, hyperconverged with a VSAN software. 2 ...
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SSH to ESXi server with Expect immediately closes

I am writing a VM deployment tool that needed to start VMs on an ESXi server. To do this I am using Perl's Expect module to spawn an ssh client to connect to the server and use vim-cmd to manage the ...
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DHCP Server with multiple network interfaces and different subnets

I am trying to set up a dhcp server (isc dhcpd on debian 8 (vm inside an esxi environment)) with 4 network interfaces, eth0-3. The dhcp server should serve a different subnet on the interfaces eth1, ...
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How to match a drive seen by esxcli to the virtual drive seen by RAID storcli

I have a small project to collect the RAID-level information on VMware ESXi. I have a ESXi host with LSI RAID controller setup. I'm able to run storcli on the host to get the RAID controller ...
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VMWare ESX: Intermittent network connectivity when guests are on same host

ESXi 5.5.0, Build: 2403361 on Dell R620 Servers 2 phys servers, 1 SAN, 15+ VMs Issue: In some cases, when guest A and B are on the same phys server, network communication between the two is ...
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Virtual socket vs core per socket Best practise [duplicate]

Is this right way of assigning 8 Cpu's on Vmware? I have research but couldn't find a right answer. What is the difference between virtual socket and core per socket.
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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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VMware snapshot merge vs delete on “DELETE ALL”

A simple version of this question has been asked before (and links to VMware site for simple scenarios exist) - but this is a bit more complicated. I have 4 snapshot scenarios under VMware esxi 5.5: ...
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Veeam Backup failing. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writers data

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 VMWare VM that is failing Veeam backups with the following error: Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: VSSControl: 1 Backup job failed. Cannot create a ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 possible in-band interface

I wish to create a private network in VMWare ESXi 5.5 that would allow a dedicated in-band interface between a guest and the hypervisor. We can then use that in-band interface to run pyvmomi to ...
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datastore is gone from Storage but its exist

I have ESXI 5.5 installed on my dedicated server. unfortunately after rebooting the server (hardware reboot/hot reboot) "Datastore2" isn't in Summary --> Storage. But fortunately "Datastore2" folder ...
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VMware ESXi - Mixing 5.5 and 6.0 in the same datacenter

I currently have 2 clusters, both containing 5.5 hosts. Cluster A hosts the brunt of my servers, cluster B hosts a couple servers, but is primarily used as a off-site backup location for all my Veeam ...
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Debian 8 dpkg extremely slow

Using debian 8 (fresh installation), i downloaded webmin using: wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.780_all.deb then i installed it using: dpkg --install ...
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How does vCenter alter ESXi Host connectivity to Guest VMs?

Prior to installing vCenter, I had been using vSphere (local thick client) and was able to authenticate to the ESXi host and click "Open Console" to control guest VMs. After installing a vCenter ...
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VMware - trigger alert when a VM moves to a particular datastore?

We have a VMware cluster that doesn't have SDRS enabled. We would like to know when a VM moves to a particular datastore on that cluster because that datastore is non-performance storage. I can't ...
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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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vSphere Cluster Management Network

I have a questions regarding where to place the management network for ESXi. I know that it should be separated from other traffic. i have a management network that I have setup already that I use to ...
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Is it a good a idea to create a fake raid 1 for guest on ESXi?

I have an old server with software raid and I would like to install ESXi with 2 hard disks. I have read that I can install a guest (i.e. Ubuntu Server) and add two hard disks in different datastores ...
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Where is the right place to install the ESX vSphere?

I have one server with 6 hotplug 300G SAS HDD. Where is the right place to install the ESX vSphere? 6 HDD RAID10 for datastore and ESX vSphere together -------- OR -------- 2 HDD RAID1 for ESX ...
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Auto reconnect two identical USB devices in VSphere

I have two identical APC UPS's that have USB controllers. I want to map both of the USB ports from the ESXI host to a VM and always have those USB devices reconnect, including if they are unplugged or ...
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How do I move vCenter Server Appliance to a vDS?

I am trying to migrate both the only vCSA and the VMKernel interface in my ESXi host from a standard vSwitch to a vDS, and that gave me all kinds of mess. How to do that properly? Bear in mind that ...
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Dell R730 with QLogic 2660 16Gb FC HBAs connected to a Brocade 300 8Gb FC Switch? Will it work?

We have a standard shop with 3x Hypervisors running VMware vSphere 6.0. The hypervisors are currently connected via 8Gb FC link to a Brocade 300 (8Gb FC) switch, which is then connected to our ...
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Cluster Shared Volume on ESXi 5.5

Our organization runs ESXi 5.5 on three hosts, 8x1Gb NICs, and a 6Gbps DAS using shared SAS to each host. All Windows VMs (2008R2+). We have a proprietary in-house application that was designed to ...
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Two-node VMware HA cluster - admission control policy?

I normally setup larger clusters than a 2-node cluster with shared storage, but we have built a cluster specifically for hardware based GPU's for a few VMs and thus new hardware and just a 2-node ...
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Hot expand RAID5 unit on 3ware 9650se

Can I migrate a 5 disk RAID5 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one at a time with larger ones (2TB to 3TB)? I imagine the command would look something like this in my case. ...
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What version of libc.so is compiled in ESXI 6

In ESXI 6.0 what is the version of the library at '/lib64/libc.so.6'. This would be most helpful if someone could run that and post the info. For example my ESXI 5.5 current has: GNU C Library vmware ...
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VMware snapshot + An error occurred while saving the snapshot msg.snap-hot error

I am using VMware version 5.5 (that manage 57 different VM Linux machines –red-hat version 6 until 7 ) In the VSphere Client (tasks and event), I saw the following error: (on Linux machine name – ...
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Reverting LVM to separate partitions

I have an VMWare Virtual Machine (Ubuntu Server 11.04) that's using three VMDKs, then all of them are parte of an LVM. The problem I'm facing is at the creation time every one of those VMDKs were ...
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Synology DS1813+ RAID 5 with iSCSI IO wait perfomance issue

I'm have RAID 5 on Synology DS1813+ (DSM Version: DSM 5.0-4493 Update 4) with 8 ST4000DM000-1F2168 disk, usind as NAS and iSCSI/NFS targer for ESXi. In low read/write rate from disk have more io ...
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iSCSI opcode[89], error(-65539)

I have error iSCSI target (Synology DS1813+) used as NAS: Jan 19 12:03:55 SRV1 kernel: [23311947.266497] iSCSI: iSCSI: EPIO[/volume1/@iSCSITrg/iSCSI_3_Extent_LUN-LUN1_000], opcode[89], ...
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Why doesn't the Internal USB port boot ESXi 6 on my Microserver Gen8?

I'm trying to run ESXi 6 off the Internal USB 2.0 port on a HP Microserver Gen8. No matter what I try it will not make any attempt to boot the internal USB to load the hypervisor. I installed ESXi 6 ...