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

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Cannot connect to Vsphere Webclient

I have a problem connection to the VCenter Web Client. I can connect and do some administration from the VLAN that the Vcenter server is on and this is working fine. But if I connect from our client ...
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High packet in discard percentage

We have several servers running VMWare ESXi 4 on which are virtual machines running OpenSUSE and Windows 2008r2. We also have a server monitoring these vm's using OpenNMS. For several of the OpenSUSE ...
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Should I consolidate multiple identical VMs into BSD jails?

We run a number of Openfire XMPP/Jabber servers. Due to the way Openfire works, we cannot easily run multiple Openfire instances on one server, so I have 5 identical VMware ESXi VMs, each with CentOS, ...
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Delivering EMC ISM by NETLAB+

I have made an EMC class with 15 students on NETLAB+. I have done the Pod cloning and assigned a single linked Pod to each student. But when students log into the class, everybody is connected, like ...
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Increasing collection level for performance counters in vCenter 5

I want to simply increase the collection level of some of the Network performance counters to 4, when I look in performance for the host, and click 'Advanced', switch to look at the Network ...
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How to keep ip parametersafter updating network card on Windows?

I have several windows server running as a VM on ESX 4. After updating network card from flexible to e1000, I need to reconfigure ip parameter in the VM. Is there anyway to keep those parameters on ...
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Setting up a VM to use a different IP range than vSphere/ESXI host

I currently have a server that is running vSphere 5 (ESXi). My management interface (VMKernel) has an address of 173.198.215.78 and the gateway on that one is 173.198.215.78. It appears to be set up ...
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Equallogic ESXI 4.1 Slow read performance

We experience a slow read performance with a high read latency in vSphere/ESXi on our Equallogic iSCSI array (14x 750gb in RAID10). We checked already very much but cannot find anything. Setup: ...
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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Veeam FastSCP: how does one initiate intra-server transfers?

Read the data sheet, boasts that you can copy files directly from one ESXi host to another: "Inter-server copy: Copy files directly from ESX to ESX. Files are copied directly from one ESX to another, ...
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How to add vSphere Client users with custom roles to a VM by Command?

I'm trying to automate the user creation process for VMs. Currently I follow these steps manually on vSphere Client: Click Inventory Click Node Click Local Users & Groups Tab Right Click -> Add ...
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Can Solaris 11 boot from one disk but load the OS from another?

I'm trying to convert my bare metal Solaris 11 Express box into a virtual machine but I can't get it to boot. I've already asked Is it possible to boot from a passthrough lsi2008 under esxi? but I ...
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FreeBSD ixgbe driver not working

I recently got a brand new Dell PowerEdge R610 server, I installed VMWare ESXi 5.0 on it and attempted to install FreeBSD as guest OS for squid caching. The server has a PCI-E Intel X520-T2 10Gig ...
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VMware Sysprep with Custom Unattended.xml

I was looking into using VCenter for deploying VMs and wanted to take advantage of the built-in template features and the ability to make use of unattended.xml files. I have a Windows 7 template that ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1: how to create a new user with root permissions

In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh. ~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash The user jdoe has all ...
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MPIO in a VSphere ESX 4.1 cluster with an Equallogic PS4000

I'm having an issue with a client of ours. We've set up Round-robin multipathing to their san from their ESX cluster, we have it configured so that two NICs on each host are added to a port group, ...
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How to collect api the “CPU Ready” statistic for each VM on ESX on an OpenSolaris box

I'm on an OpenSolaris box and I want to monitor the VMs on an ESX box. VMware has a remote tool kit in perl for linux and a remote esxtop for LINUX, but is there a way to collect ESX statistics on a ...
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Network issues in Centos 5.6 guest at esxi

I have installed esxi with some VM's. Ubuntu server was the first and was fine. With his own external ip. CentOS 6 was installed and configured the network with other external ip. Everything ok. ...
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vmware-mount not Connecting to remote ESXi Server

I'm trying to use vmware-mount version 1.2.1 to mount a virtual disk from an ESXi 4.1.0 server on Ubuntu 10.04. My command line looks like this: sudo vmware-mount -v "datastore/VSA1" -h ...
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Low performance between VMware and backupexec

I have a dedicated HP backup server, connected to an HP autoloader(SAS). The server is connected through 1 Gbps (network interfaces bridged) IPv4 to the network, where I from BackupExec 2010 R3 ...
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VMware Esxi with Kingston SSDNow (No Trim but S.M.A.R.T Garbage Collection)

I recently posted asking whether Trim is supported on VMware Esxi (here) and found out it is NOT. I've read that some SSDs, such as the Kingston SSDNow have hardware garbage collection. Would this ...
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No VMKernel Dump File on PSOD for ESXi 4

On PSOD no VMKernel Dump File is written to disk and no message is written to screen (the screen is either blank or full of dashes). I need this data to understand why the system crashes; any help as ...
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Trouble with embedding html email with Send-MailMessage in PowerCLI/Powershell

I am new to Powershell, I am a junior admin for a VMware environment. I am trying to automate a weekly report for snapshots in PowerCli. I am making the script in Powershell. I have made a simple ...
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esxi host remote driver update?

We have a Power Edge R410 Server which is running on VmWare ESXi. Recently my boss has been making an update from 5 to 5.1 and the datastore has been gone. We try to recover and seems like the problem ...
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Cannot connect VMWare VMs to datastore ISO but can connect to same ISO on local PC via Console

VMWare 4.0U4b (I know...) I am unable to connect new or existing VMs to ISOs contained on any of the datastores. I was able to however boot from an ISO on my local PC connected via the Console. I ...
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ESXi 5.1 Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation boots to GUI but claims that it can't access the medium to install?

I've tried changing the settings on the iso and it just won't let me install it: "Setup was unable access files needed to continue. This should be caused by an error on the CD Media or the CD is ...
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Automount old array in VMware ESXi 5.5 (free)

Background: Using the free ESXi, we had problems with corruption in the VMware OS files after an array failure. Because of large volumes of data and limited time (this is a production system), and ...
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EC2 UserData analog for Windows on ESXI

Are there any analog of the ec2 user data for the Windows on ESXI? I want to solve following task: when new instance starts at the first time on ESXI hypervisor it need to be bootstraped with some ...
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“A virtual machine fails to power on with the error: Thin/TBZ disks cannot be opened in multiwriter mode” - after disk size change in client

I tried to increase the size of my clustered virtual disk (2 vms) though the vSphere client. Big mistake apparently. Now when I attempt to start the vms, I get "A virtual machine fails to power on ...
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VMware CLI cannot seem to find where to create VM?

I have installed VMware CLI 5.5 on a CentOS box to bash-script VM functions, including creating VMs. I can not find the right command to create a VM. Has anyone created a VM using esxcfg or ...
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ssh server stops on ESXi 5.5 for no reason

I have a ESXi host that I have never been able to access via ssh. I have tried every tutorial I can find on enabling ssh via the command line and the vSphere client to no avail. I enable the ssh, ...
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What happens on an SQL Server when a snapshot is taken by VMWare?

Recently I saw in our SQL Server logs that a snapshot could not be taken at the specific time and he retried it later on. During that timespan we had a huge performance problem. Besides the SQL Server ...
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EXSI4.0. 2 different kernels - one boots other locks up immediately, how to check initrd difference

I have a ESXI4.0.0 (v4) host, where I am trying to install a guest. The host machine is a regular Intel PC. I have 2 different ISO images (heavily modified version of SLES for a commercial product), ...
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Replacing failed drive on a ESXi host

I have a failing drive on my ESXi 4 host and I'm going to replace it. There is no fault tolerance (RAID), each drive on its own. I'm planning do offline dding old drive to new one but I'm not sure ...
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VMWare - NAS - Setup

We're a new company, setting up infrastructure to support our service arm. For this project we have .. Three hypervisors running ESXi 5.5.0 A Synology NAS device. Permission to do what needs to be ...
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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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Local storage for Server 2012 file share under ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.5 server with two local disks, one is 300GB and the other is 2TB. The configuration is for a small organization that will have two Windows 2012 servers - one Domain Controller and the ...
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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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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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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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ESXi 5.5 Unable to connect to a ESXI

I've lost connection to several ESXi 5.5. First, I saw they lost connection with vCenter (5.5 SLES Appliance). Then I tried to connect directly to the ESXi using the vSphere Client, and got Error ...
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NTFS Share vs. NFS Datastore on VMware 5.5

I am currently using Physical Server 2012R2 of 10TB RAID5 mapped as a NTFS share to the Virtual Machine, which is a Camera Server 2012R2 hosted on VMware 5.5. Storage Server is used only for all video ...
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ESXi 5.5 crash on passthrough

HW: whitebox i7-4771 on gigabyte Z87X-UD5H, Adaptec 6085H sas controller VT-d and VT-x enabled in bios. Problem: Freshly installed ESXi 5.5 update 1 Mark sas controller for passthrough, reboot ...
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Untangle running on ESXi sending tagged VLAN to Cisco switch not working

basically here is my setup: [Host A] = A hypervisor running ESXi 5.0 [Switch A] = A Cisco 2960-S Series 48 port switch [Switch B] = A Cisco 2960-S Series 48 port switch [P-Router] = *A physical ...
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Spanned datastore - Is there way to find out on which specific LUN(s) resides flat .vmdk file?

vSphere SDK guide tells that: "If any of the LUNs within a VMFS volume fails or becomes unavailable, only virtual machines with data on that LUN are affected. All other virtual machines with virtual ...
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Server 2012 slow performance on ESXi 5.5

I'm having performance issues with a virtual Server 2012 that is installed on an ESXi 5.5 (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-iso-5.71.3). The hardware server is an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. The server 2012 is acting as ...
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VMware ESXi RDM Shared Disk and Multipathing

I have set up a RAW mapped storage device which is shared between 3 VMs. In the guest OSs the disk shows up fine but when I try to set up multipathing I can only see one path. In the virtual machine ...
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ESXi - change to thin - virtual disk filesize is the same

running ESXi 5.5 here with a datastore on a single SSD. Now, I thought about changing to thin disks from thick and found that I could use a tool on the ESXi host to do that. However, the file size of ...
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Convert to uki to install on IBM bladecenter

I am remotely managing an IBM blade center, while reading the documentation on how to install OS using the administration page, I found this part it talks about uploading a UKI file, and install it on ...
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Migrating a VMware ESXi 3.5 image from one server to another

The primary reason we're migrating is to keep all our configuration settings ... php, mysql, Apache Solr ... the same when we change servers. The existing server is behind a firewall and that's all ...