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

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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 ...
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Ansible playbook running ad-hoc command

could somebody please help, I am trying to create an Ansible playbook for our VMWare virtual hosts but the playbook will not work. If I run the same command on its own, it succeeds. Single command ...
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Monitor servers in ESXi environment

I have my own environment on a ESXi host, so without access to the vCenter env. So I'm unable to setup nagios monitoring at first. In my environment I have different kind of servers: * Linux (Custom ...
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X Server config on Vmware

Im trying to get KDE running on an Oracle Linux box which runs on vmWare (VMware vCloud Director / ESX) After installing X and KDE i got the following error: # startx [...] VMware: No 3D enabled (0, ...
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No available VMware CPU licenses BUT assigned license count does not match the real used count

My vSphere client 5.1.0 shows a license key for 6 CPU (6 is displayed in both Assigned and Capacity columns) but ONLY two 2-socket hosts (i.e. 4 CPU) are listed. Therefore two CPU licenses are unused. ...
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Running multiple web applications in docker swarm on vmware host

I'm trying to understand how to run multiple web applications on a Docker swarm that is running on VMWare hosts. And how to have external DNS resolve to the ip address of the container that is ...
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How can I lower the ESXI acceptance level when a forced install has been done?

I'm trying to install a .vib on an ESXi server. This specific one needs an acceptance level of 'community'. I tried to set the level from partner to community as follows: # esxcli software ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.x - Megaraid controller and SMIS - correct way to monitor/manage controller?

I found some information online: How to Enable RAID Monitoring and Configuration under ESXi 5.x as well as here on ServerFault here: How can I get an email alert when RAID array is degraded? VMware ...
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VMware write eager zeros after disk creation

It would be nice to be able to convert a Lazy Zeroed disk to an Eager Zeroed disk after disk creation in VMware - is this possible? I understand the basic difference between Thick Provision Lazy ...
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How can I configure multiple virtual host physical network interfaces as a network switch? [closed]

At times, an open physical port on a virtual host would be useful as a switch port. In this configuration, two or more virtual host ports would behave as if they were ports on a standalone network L2 ...
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how to configuring secondary IP subnet that is directly routed to WMware ESXI main IP

I have a ESXI 5.1 which comes with a /29 Block IP (EX. 70.60.50.0/29) and the ESXi management address is frist usable addres 70.60.50.2, also i have a secondary /27 IP block (10.20.30.0/27) which is ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 black screen on all guests after services.sh restart

I'm using VMware ESXi 5.5.0 1331820 with a eight Windows guests. Sometimes I can't connect anymore via vSphere Client to the host. A restart of the hostd and vpxa doesn't resolve the problem. So, I ...
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Vmware - Consolidation is needed, but I want to revert

Last night I took a snapshot of a VM before adding a new disk and running an offline defrag of Exchange (using the newly added disk as the temporary path). When I woke up today the server was ...
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ESXI 5.5 Doesn't see full hard drive

I have an ESXI 5.5 host which I've had up for a while (whitebox build) and I've recently replaced one of the internal hard drives due to failure (not raid, directly connected to the SATA controller). ...
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Use Vsphere Replication seprately from SRM?

I currently have two VSphere 6 sites. Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is installed and configured (using array-based replication) to fail over to the backup site on a failure. Before I installed SRM, I ...
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How to export vCenter VM itself

I need to make a backup of the vCenter VM itself in OVF format. If I connect to vCenter using the vSphere client, the export to OVF option is greyed out. If I instead connect to one of the ESX hosts, ...
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Vmware 6 - snapshot on one host fails

Running Vmware Sphere 6 + Vcenter server standard. Have two virtual machines running. vcenter virtual machine ubuntu virtual machine I can take a snapshot of vcenter virtual machine, bu can no ...
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ESXi 5.5 remove @vsphere.local from login

How can I change the vsphere login from administrator@vsphere.local to administrator? I have searched around. Either it cannot be done or it is common knowledge, because I cannot find a solution. The ...
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Unable to clone a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM (VMware) that is a member of a domain

Are you able to clone Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs that are members of a Windows domain and apply a customization specification? I'm trying to clone a running Windows Server 2012 R2 VM via VMware. ...
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Guest customization with ESXi

I have already opened a issue for pyvmomi (https://github.com/vmware/pyvmomi/issues/312), but no answer so far. Basically what I want to do is run the Guest customization after I have deployed a OVF ...
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CentOS 7 in an ESXi VM cannot see port 80 requests

I am running CentOS 7 in an ESXi VM. I have disabled iptables and selinux. And I am simply trying to run Apache on this version of CentOS 7, which I think is working fine: [root@am1 etc]# systemctl ...
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Create Embedded Hypervisor from pendrive for IBM System X (x3850 M2)

I have an IBM x3850 M2 (7233). There is an USB port on the inside of it which - according to its manual - is for an embedded hypervisor. I plugged the an empty pendrive into the internal socket and ...
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1 NIC and 2 different IP on 2 VM on VMWARE [closed]

I have a test server which has single NIC and I have 2 VM on that server. What i need to do is assigning different IP address to those VM. So the host is located at 192.168.100.67. would that be ...
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How to determine the VM limits thresholds on CPU limit from inside a VM or VPS

I was asked to recently to verify that a purchased VM , was provisioned with the appropriate compute from a hosting company. I suspect they are throttling the machines access to the cpu at 8% or 10% ...
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HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 server keeps crashing (full speed fans)

I have a problem with a HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 server. Most of the time it runs fine, but after several weeks of uptime, the server crashes out of the blue. This happened about 5 times now. When it ...