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

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Latest VMware Update Applied Yet Still Missing Update

We are running an HP server with VMware ESXi 5.5. This host happens to run our vCenter 5.5 Windows Server 2008R2 server. Because the VMware Update Manager is part of vCenter, I can't use it to ...
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On a VM, do logical vs physical disks still matter?

My brother is using a hosting provider which is providing his company with a VM with Windows Server 2008 R2. They unfortunately have to run the whole stack on one server, so my brother at least ...
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Tape drive unusable on 14.04 ESXi VM

The problem I've got an Overland ArcVault connected to my system (actually a virtual machine, with the standalone SCSI card it's connected to in passthrough mode), but it seems like the named tape ...
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MCE Error Codes/Pink Screen - Should they be a cause for concern?

So I recently purchased a server grade system along with all server grade peripherals. I'm licensed for ESXi 6 and have all recent patches installed. System has been running around 2 weeks now and ...
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PowerCLI - Network nested ESXi

Is there a way to configure the management interface of a nested ESXi Guest over PowerCLI? I'm looking to automate the configuration of a nested ESXi VM for testing customer configurations / ...
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VMware ESXi, uploaded virtual machines won't start

We just installed a new ESXi server to our office (LENOVO TS140, ESXi 6.0.0). If I create a new virtual machine on ESXi, it works well, but we have a lots of old virtual machines (not that old though, ...
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How to install Vmware tools to Redhat Atomic Host

We are looking at deploying RHEL Atomic Host on top of ESXi. We need (Open) VMWare Tools on top of the Atomic Host OS to take snapshots and send over heartbeats. Since yum is not available in the OS, ...
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How to made local network in VMWare ESXi 5.5? [closed]

I want to make alternative for mikrotik or cerio routers for ESXi. I need to setup virtual machine with debian and configure iptables. It will work like router. And i need to made local network in ...
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Only one virtual host can reach the gateway at a time?

I've installed vSphere 6.0 and gotten one host up and running. But it seems that no matter what I do, only one host can reach the gateway at one time. Any other hosts brought up can ping other virtual ...
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FreeBSD VMware and CAM status: SCSI Status Error

I'm running a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p19 on a VPS (VMware). My ISP is experience a rapid data growth, and these messages spontaneous started to show up in our logs a week ago. Sep 25 09:00:50 srv03 ...
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How can a VMware datastore be moved to a different device?

I have two disks physical disks and only one datastore at the moment. I would like to move my datastore from Disk2 to Disk1. I'm sure this is possible but I cannot figure out how to do it from the ...
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How to disable SSLv3 on esxi5.5

I tried to disable the SSLv3 and enable the TSLv1.2 on my esxi server by changing the following options on /etc/vmware/rhttpproxy/config.xml by adding TLSv1.2. and restarted the hostd and rhttpproxy ...
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Achieving File Server Redundancy

We are in the process of moving all servers (or virtualising physicals) into a central datacenter connected via MPLS. Currently we are fully redundant on most aspects - RDS Farms, SQL Clusters, ...
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App not using all cores on VM after migrating host

We have a DL380 G7 with 2x Xeon E5645 processors running at 2.4Ghz, on which we had ESXi 4.1 installed with a few VMs. One of our VMs had Windows Server 2008 R2, with 4x vCPU and 12GB RAM. This was ...
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Can't log into console on ESXi 5.5 server

I'm having the strangest problems with an ESXi 5.5 server. Due to problems getting it added into vSphere, I need to log into the console to do some troubleshooting. I can log into the menu system ...
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Export ESXi VM an OVF Template

I'm looking to export a lot of ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.0 vm's as OVF templates - Windows and Linux. It seems like a straight forward process but I'm curious if these process can be detrimental to the vm ...
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Testing VMware replication on the same storage

We have two sites setup with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) using VMware Replication to synchronize VMs. I need to validate the procedure for the site switch-over but I can use only one site. My ...
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Packet capture on ESXi host

I have an issue I am trying to track down and I believe the problem is with physical networking hardware. I have read the VMWare documentation on the pktcap-uw command and I know I can use it to dump ...
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VMotion Migrations and MySQL Databases

I am currently tasked with evaluating VSphere and VCenter server. I read about the VMotion feature: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-VMotion-DS-EN.pdf This could come in very handy for us. ...
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VLAN Communication between Cisco ASA 5510, and VMWare ESXi 5.5

I've having a problem, where my Cisco ASA 5510-v8.2 can't communicate with VM's in a VLAN specific port group. The Cisco ASA is currently sitting in front of a group of VM's that have public IP's. ...
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anything alternative to VMCI technology in ESXi <5.5 for ESXi 6.0?

I have written two applications which I should place them on two different virtual machines. These two apps, need a fast communication between them. as I needed more than 1Gbps, CPU friendly link, I ...
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windows 2012 new installation and EVENT ID 407 408

i just bought server from reliablesite.net which i think its not reliable at all. and installed new windows server 2012 R2 on one of vps..i set an ip address and got remote to server and installed ...
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HP c7000 blade enclosure - find esxi version from the XML response

I'm using the http://server.ip/xmldata?item=all to pull/read information about the c7000 blade enclosure. I receive a 5000+ line response from the enclosures with 500+ different XML tags, listing ...
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ESXi host loses connectivity to embedded USB storage

Referencing ewwhite's SF question/answer here: What happens when the USB key or SD card I've installed VMware ESXi on fails? I have a real simple question. We deal with this constantly and a ...
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unable to upgrade fom powercli 5.5 u1 to 5.5 u2 , as i am getting the following message "Installation cannot continue.. ,

I have Powercli version 5.5 release 1. and I want to upgrade it to 5.5 release 2 build 2068190. so I try installing Powercli 5.5 u2, and during the installation I faced this problem :- Although I ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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ESXi 6 Free Limits / Restrictions

I've played with ESXi on a local server and wanted to know with the free version could I create VM (CentOS), install WordPress on the VM and host a few websites for my customers (each customer having ...
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esxi traffic Shaping

There's a good description of how traffic shaping works on a esxi Standard Switch here. In short, there are three settings: average bandwith peak bandwith burst size Traffic can be sent with peak ...
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How do you unstage ESXi 5.5 patches

I accidentally staged some patches to a standalone VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 host server. Because this host server runs the vCenter/Update Manager as a guest, I can't use the staged patches and must ...
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Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest

We are running a standalone VMware 5.5 host server (HP ProLiant) that is not part of a cluster or even a SAN with other hosts. It has a number of patches that need to be applied to it and I'm ...
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ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check

In the BIOS of my server I have 2 X 2.26 quad cores, however in VMware I only see 2 cores per CPU ? Surely this isn't right? Processor Cores and Processor sockets should show as below: ...
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VMware systems not working on SRW2048 swtich

I received an old Linksys SRW2048 gigabit switch and have used a straight-through serial cable and the console port to reset the flash config back to defaults so that it is configurable for our ...
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Clone/Copy Windows Server 2012 running on VMware ESXi 5.5.0

I am pretty new to server administration, I have a server machine running WMware ESXi 5.5.0 and there is a Windows Server 2012 running "inside" it (because of being running as virtual machine, it only ...
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List all files on VMware datastores - PowerCLI/SSH?

I've a requirement to list all files across all datastores in my moderately sized VMware vSphere environment (30 ESXi hosts). Knowing a bit of Powershell I thought this would be easy but the process ...
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ESXi 5.5: more than one hour to power up a Win2K VM

Around one year ago I installed an ESXi 5.5 to virtualize an old physical Windows 2000 server that, unfortunately, cannot be easily upgraded/migrated/replaced. Main ESXi datastore was created on top ...
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NFS datastore on ESXi 4.1 breaks win2k8r2 host

I have an NFS server running on Win2k8R2 and an ESXi 4.1 host that uses NFS as a datastore for ghettoVCB backups. No server authentication; unmapped user access by uid/gid; vmkernel port with it's ...
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How to make VMs get LAN IPs from ESXi 6 Host

I have a very simple setup where my ESXi host is hooked up to the LAN just as other regular PCs. I have created a few VMs on that host and want to be able to access the LAN as if these were hooked up ...
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How can I get VMHost's operating system and serivce pack info using Get-VMHost

I am trying to get the VMHost operating system info , but I can not find the required scripts. I tired this :- Get-VMHost which return a lot of info about the VMHost,, but the operating system ...
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Unable to get the DHCP server + NIC using “Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel”

I run the following command inside my powercli 5.5 release1:- Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel where I got these info :- VMotionEnabled ...
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unable to get the IP,Mac, and other network info using (Get-VMHost).NetworkInfo

I am using powerCLI verion 5.5, and I wrote the following script:- Get-VMHost |Export-Csv -Path c:\test.csv -NoTypeInformation –UseCulture I got info for the vmhost such as used memory, build, ...
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How to expand a NTFS partition that is in the middle?

I am running into an issue expanding my C:\ drive, which is in the middle and I have carved space before/after it for other stuff. This is a virtual environment (VMware) and the OS is Windows 2012 ...
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HIGH CPU UTILISATION OF VM

we are facing a peculiar behavior in our production environment. We are using vmware vsphere 5.1 as our visualization solution and have many production machines running on it. It is a cluster of 3 hp ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 DirectPath I/O PCIe Device Not Working

I'm attempting to attach a NIC to a specific VM on my basic ESXi 6.0 setup. DirectPath I/O should allow me to do this, and the machine I'm running ESXi on does support VT-d (Dell Optiplex 990 with an ...
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Upgrade Dell T320 Perc h310 Raid to h710 resulted in lost datastore

I am in trouble! So we bought this server a year and a half ago. Its a Dell T320. It came with a Perc h310 Raid card. I'll be honest I messed up the install. I didn't know about the SD cards and ...
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Best practice for 24 Disk Array

we have just migrated for our old fibre SAN storage to an IBM v3700 storwize with 24 SAS 600GB disks. This storage is connected directly to two IBM ESXi 5.5 servers each with two 6Gbps multipath SAS ...
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VMWare ESXi and iSCSI via FreeNAS

I've recently been setting up a sandbox ESXi environment with a VM running FreeNAS providing a volume which is connected as a datastore on the host via iSCSI. I've created a VM on this datastore and ...
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BUG CONFIRMED: No performance data for VMXNET3 in ESXi 6.0?

Did ESXi 6.0 completely removed the performance data for VMXNET3 or is there is a way, how can enable throughput logging/graphing for VMXNET3? In ESXi 5.5 the ESXi client showed the network ...
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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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VMXNET3 receive buffer sizing and memory usage

Background We had an incident where a Windows failover cluster suffered an interruption. A post-mortem showed that the node was "removed" as described in this article. We've only recently migrated ...