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

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ESXi single ip setup

I have a ESXi server that has just one ip, which is assigned to the host. Is there a way to map certain host ports to the vm's that it runs, or should I just order extra ip's at my hoster? Thanks.
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ESXI 5.1 - Losing access to management interface on vSwitch1 when vSwitch0 loses network access

I'm probably missing something obvious here, but, I am trying to make some adjustments to the Vkernel Port management interface on vSwitch0 that is set to VLAN ID: All (4095). So I don't disconnect ...
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Arima NM46X installing ESXi 'Unsupported microcode level 0x01000039'

I have an Arima NM46X dual Opteron server that I am attempting to install ESXi 5.1 on. During the loading of the installer, I am receiving the below message: VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (WMKernel Release ...
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Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
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How to export a VMWare ESXi 5 VM into a file to restore it later?

As I've bought a server it had a RAID controlleer which was not supported by VMWare ESXi 5, so I had to install it in a bare non-RAID configuration. Now as I've bought a supported RAID controller I am ...
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ESXi server under DoS attack, can I use SSH to determine where from? [duplicate]

My VMWare ESXi 4 server appears to be under a Denial of Service attack. I am getting massive packet loss to the server (60+%) and am barely able to load any services on the VMs running on the host. I ...
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ESXi 5 host-only test environment

I'm setting up a test environment. I have ESXi installed with a few operating systems. I'm trying to have these few operating systems in host-only mode they don't don't talk outside the host but I ...
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ProLiant DL380 G4 ESXi host - How to check RAID status of local storage

In a data center we have a few ESXi hosts. We're migrating all the data off the machines, but first we would like to check the RAID/SMART status of the local drives. Is there any way to do this via ...
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Force a downsize of a vmdk disk

I have a thick virtual disk (vmdk) file that is purely just a file-store. I currently have it configured to take up 2TB, however, there is only one 900GB partition on it. I read somewhere that the ...
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Scheduling VMWare ESXi 4.1 VM Restart

We had a virtual machine running on a VMWare Server host on Windows Server 2003. The machine is set up with non persistent disks. We had a windows task schedule set up that ran a batch file to reset ...
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VMware vsphere essentials plus network cabling

I'm not sure how many NICs I need to use to have vmotion support with my SAN. See the link for a picture, it's laughably crude. Sketch
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ESXi add datastore without partitioning

I've recently started playing with ESXI and now want to move all my current data (movies etc) to an openfiler vm image. Currently I have esxi 4.1 running off a Patriot XT memory stick and a 500gb hdd ...
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Access a Physical Drive in a Ubuntu VM on ESX 4

I am in the process of playing around with ESX and one of the projects I took on is converting my old NAS to a VM. This was pretty straight forward but now I have some problem with storage. The NAS ...
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Extremely slow NAT within a VMWare ESXi host using Linux VMs

I have a VMWare ESXi host attached to a fast network. The host runs two virtual machines: Gateway Client The gateway has two network interfaces, one that's bridged to the external network ...
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VMWare ESXi 3.5 “Could not power on VM: No space left on device”

We have several VMWare ESXi boxes, and on some we get this message when trying to power on virtuals: "Could not power on VM: No space left on device Failed to power on VM" The Datastore is 67G, we ...
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host with default gateway as itself

I am facing a peculiar problem. Earlier we had 4 network segments in our production setup, say segment A,B,C and D. A,B and C are able to communicate with each other,the corporate lan and the ...
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VMware ESXi/vSphere Fault Tolerance vCPU Limit

So I am aware that VMs in FT mode are limited to a single vCPU. Is it possible to assign multiple cores to the single vCPU, and still have the VM support FT mode? Or are you forced to use both a vCPU ...
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should I use thick or thin provisioning

I have a linux vm with 40GB Thick provision Eager Zeroed. when I login to my ESXI Server I can see that the folder of the VM is about 40GB. I've created a 10GB file on the linux VM machine. I see ...
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Virtual pfSense Appliance on VMWare Host

I am having some issues setting up the WAN side of pfSense. I have ordered a dedicated box through a hosting service with ESXi loaded on it. Along with that I have 3 public IP addresses that will ...
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How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
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How can I migrate a RAID1 setup to larger drives on an LSI 3ware 9650SE?

I've got VMWare ESXi (the free version) machine that is booting off a 9650SE RAID-1 drive setup (two 1TB mirrored drives). I'd like to replace the 1TBs with 2TBs. Is there a safe way to do this? ...
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Vmware missing last snapshot data file what now?

Hi we had some problems with our server filling up because of snapshots then failing to turn on, I have managed to copy everything across and repair the snapshot descriptor files (hopefully). The ...
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Question about Consolidate Helper - 0

Recently I had an issue where a virtual machine had ran out of space and was suspended, a restart was able to to fix the issue but when I SSH'd in I noticed there were two large files (both delta.vmdk ...
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ESXi 4.0 with one public IP

Hello I've been trying to get this server working but so far no luck. I have an ESXi v4 server collocate where I'm being supplied one public IP. By default the management interface is attached to ...
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I need to get VMWare Server running inside of a VMWare ESXi virtual machine

Yes, I know running a virtual machine inside of a virtual machine is a bad idea. Yes, I know it will be very slow. However, our production system required VMs in VMWare server and I do not want to ...
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How to run a VMWare Server virtual machine in a ESXi virtual machine?

I installed VMWare Server 2 in a Centos 5.2 virtual machine which runs in a VMWare ESXi Server. When I try to start, via browser, a VM I created in VMWare Server, it gives me the following message: ...
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Where can I learn fundamentals about hypervisors in context of other hardware virtualization solutions? [closed]

I am interested in learning more about hardware virtualization, with a specific focus on hypervisors. I am competent to manage a server and would be able to configure an environment to work using ...
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cURL on ESXi 5.0?

How can I get cURL work on a ESXi 5.0 server? I know that cURL existed on previous versions of ESXi, for some reason there is no cURL in the latest ESXi. I'm trying to find a way to run a statically ...
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Additional IP's won't route on ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.1.0 server with one ip; needed additional ip's for the Guests, so I ordered 3. Now, when I try to assign the ip's to the guests, they are unable to access the internet. vSphere -> ...
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Install ESXi 4.1 on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v [closed]

Can I install ESXi on WIndows Server 2008 with Hyper-V? It stucks as in the printscreen:
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Connectivity issues when setting guest MAC to the same as the host MAC on ESXi 5

I am using VMWare ESXi 5. The ESXi 5 host has a NIC with the MAC XXXX:XXXX:XXXX I have created a console port for that card. I have added a new guest named COMP and manually assigned the MAC address ...