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

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Locked out of ESXI

I was not looking, and accidentally changed the management VLAN (VLAN 1) to VLAN 100. on this server, there was only one vSwitch configured. It is setup with a physical NIC (NIC 1) setup in networking....
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Monitor DELL hardware on VMware ESXi 5.5 server

Despite researching this topic quite a bit online (to be fair I'm not a full time sysadmin) I'm unable to figure this out. We have a bunch of VMWare ESXi 5.5 servers, some of which are integrated ...
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VMware VDS ERSPAN decapsulation on Cisco Nexus 7k and mirrored to local port

We are setting up a mirror/span/rspan/erspan to get traffic (DC's live as VMs in ESX Cluster) to our Microsoft ATA server. The problem that we are running into is that a traditional RSPAN is not ...
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Generating certificate signing request for ESXi 5.5

I would like to replace the (self signed) SSL certs on various ESXi 5.5 hosts with ones generated by our own CA. I found docs on the VMware site on how to overwrite the key and cert files on the ESXi ...
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Disk performance drops in VMWare ESXi 4.1 / 5 Linux Guest

I'm benchmarking disk write performance using this command: dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/test.dmp bs=1M count=256 conv=fdatasync After a random time and random number of attempts, the file system ...
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VMware: Cannot access VMware Using Client, but can with other methods

VMware Esxi 6.0 I am on the VMware Desktop Client The VM is of Windows Server 2008. I would log in using IP address 192.196.1.19. using root and password. Day 1-3 worked fine. Day 4 doesn't work. ...
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NTP Service Esxi Vmware

Almost every post I find online has an easy solution for this and I feel I tried them all with no luck. I have a VMware host running ESXi 4.1 and the time is not syncing with my time server. The ...
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Which RAID configuration is better for hypervised Virtual Machines with three 300GB SAS drives [duplicate]

Probably a noob question, but I'd like some guidance on which RAID configuration is best in this server scenario. I am aware of and understand the different RAID configurations, but am after guidance ...
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Nexus 1000v Port Channel to Virtual Machine

Is it possible to setup a Port-Channel between a Nexus 1000v Switch and a ESX Virtual Machine? Context: I am running a Checkpoint Firewall cluster as Virtual Machines on an ESX server. I want to ...
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Does ESXI Require New Drives Be Part of a Datastore to be seen by Virtual Hosts?

I posted a similar question to SuperUser and got not response, so I apologize if I've broken rules by posting here, but I'm at a crossroads on my server setup and need a bit of help. I am new to EXSI ...
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How Do I Remove Files Stored In a VMDK?

I am a developer, not an IT guy, but I am the one responsible for managing our servers currently. I have run into a problem... apparently our SQL backups are much bigger than I anticipated, and on ...
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Can you connect a SAN directly to a HBA with Fibre Channel?

I am in the process of sourcing our company's first SAN as we have the need for high availability/shared storage. I have noticed fibre channel switches are extremely expensive, and for redundancy we ...
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Get total committed size of a VM across all datastores

Unfortunately I have only a single ESXi host for testing right now, but I will eventually be running this script on a vSphere setup with multiple hosts. I want to get a VMs total committed size ...
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Turning on a virtual machine in esxi remotely without full access to the dedicated server

so a bit of background. I've setup a virtual machine via esxi on an ovh dedi, for a friend to use (via tightvnc/teamviewer). However he's not needing it running most of the time, and to save on cpu ...
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Send linux kernel paramters to VM guest in VMware

I have research a lot about this but I can't find anything that answers my question. My question is how would I send/pass linux kernel parameters to a VM guest in VMware vsphere (so I don't need to ...
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ESXi 5.5: Clone a VM to template using CLI (on Linux)

How can I clone a VM to a template from Linux CLI. I tried using VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI) in vain, couldn't find an option to do so.
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IIS Websites running out of memory

I have a server that is hosted by the parent company as of recently. This server is running two websites. One is a memory hog, the other is much smaller in scale. We had a situation today where the ...
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Move Unallocated Space Between Disks

I am running Ubuntu's latest LTS. In /dev/sda I have sda1 and sda2, both are using a couple hundreds of MiB with a couple of GiB allocated. So far so good. In /dev/sdb I have just one partition, sdb1 ...
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How can I get just 5 min intervals from an ESXi host?

I'm connected to an esxi host with the powershell snapin (not a vcenter server). ESXi servers are supposed to aggregate realtime data (20 sec intervals) into 5 min intervals right? Can I get just ...
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ESXi 6.0 has stopped mounting NFS Shares

After a reboot of a ESXi 6.0 server it will no longer mount several NFS shares being hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Previously these shares were working fine, but now any NFS mount is met ...
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ESXi host memory usage seems high with no VMs running

I have set up an ESXi 6.0 Update 1 installation on a HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8. This is using the HP-provided image for ProLiant servers. With no VMs running the host memory usage is 1714 MB, ...
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Modifying qemu without screwing up my current install

I currently have kvm installed on my Debian laptop: kvm --version QEMU emulator version 2.1.2 (Debian 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u5a), I want to modify it to supported nested virtualization (ESXi VMs). ...
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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 E5-...
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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 ...