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

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Are there any benefits to using a Distributed vSwitch for iSCSI?

I am designing our vSphere farm - we'll be migrating from ESX 3.5 to 4.1. I plan to set up a new farm using ESXi 4.1, and move the Virtual Machines on the 3.5 farm into it by shutdown, then import. ...
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VMWare VCenter Server 4.1 & Oracle

We have VCenter Server 4.1 set up to use Oracle database (11r2 with the latest patches). Everything works fine except the vcenter server starts very slowly, at the startup time one of the oracle ...
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ESXi 5 Hypervisor fatal boot error

For over 2 years now I've been running ESXi 5 just fine from a pen drive. I recently had to move the server to a new location and started seeing an issue. Once the system starts to boot, I get: ...
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Why is VMware ESXi 5.5 crashing?

I have a ESXi 5.5 box. I've been using VMware for several years and it has been rock solid stable. However I've had a few crashes today. I am building lots of VMs and doing a lot of I/O with ...
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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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vmware esxi wrong time after vmotion

After vMotion some guests went 2 hours ahead in time. 2 hours ahead of UTC is exactly our timezone. Why would it do that? AFAICS both source and destination hosts have the same configuration. But ...
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Exchange 2010 on VMWare - can I expand a partition with databases on it?

I have an Exchange server at a remote office that has a database partition that has grown considerably. It is running on VMWare vsphere 4.1. Normally on most VMs I would shut down the VM, and ...
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What is the performance impact of sw RAID in vmware ESXi VM?

There is a part of the infrastructure, where I have to do a sw raid on vmware esxi, because the SmartArray controller cannot be added and connection to the storage is not possible as well. So what I ...
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Why does a PXE-booting VM aggressively seek Reverse ARP?

Reverse ARP is.. well, pretty much dead, as far as I'm aware? One of the great Internet success stories in killing off a protocol? It's been deprecated in favor of BOOTP (and later, DHCP) for almost ...
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ESXi boot process / state storage

I've got a standalone ESXi server and I'm having problems with it losing config on reboot. I restored the config from a previous install and it reverts to that every time it's restarted. My current ...
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VMWare ESXi slow file copy to guest

When I copy a file from a physical Windows 7 machine over to a Windows Server guest on a VMWare ESXi the file copy is fast for a few seconds but then drops down to a crawl of 3Mbps. Everything is on a ...
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What hardware would I need (approx) to run ESXi server?

I am considering to purchase off-the-shelf commodity hardware in order to build server that will host virtual machines using ESXi server. Intended purpose for this server is NOT mission critical ...
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How do I get multiple displays to work a VM within ESXi4 (the option is there but won't work)?

I have recently upgraded to ESXi 4 and I noticed that under the Video Card tab (for VM Properties) there is the option to set 'Maximum number of displays' (1-10) and ability to reserve memory for a ...
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ESXi alerts to consolidate but there were no snapshots taken

I recently came a cross a disk failure on our server and got the disk replaced. Due to this disk failure there were certain issues which raised and now its going up and down. What my problem is that, ...
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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 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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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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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 ...