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

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Delivering EMC ISM by NETLAB+

I have made an EMC class with 15 students on NETLAB+. I have done the Pod cloning and assigned a single linked Pod to each student. But when students log into the class, everybody is connected, like ...
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Increasing collection level for performance counters in vCenter 5

I want to simply increase the collection level of some of the Network performance counters to 4, when I look in performance for the host, and click 'Advanced', switch to look at the Network ...
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How to keep ip parametersafter updating network card on Windows?

I have several windows server running as a VM on ESX 4. After updating network card from flexible to e1000, I need to reconfigure ip parameter in the VM. Is there anyway to keep those parameters on ...
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Setting up a VM to use a different IP range than vSphere/ESXI host

I currently have a server that is running vSphere 5 (ESXi). My management interface (VMKernel) has an address of 173.198.215.78 and the gateway on that one is 173.198.215.78. It appears to be set up ...
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Equallogic ESXI 4.1 Slow read performance

We experience a slow read performance with a high read latency in vSphere/ESXi on our Equallogic iSCSI array (14x 750gb in RAID10). We checked already very much but cannot find anything. Setup: ...
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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How to add vSphere Client users with custom roles to a VM by Command?

I'm trying to automate the user creation process for VMs. Currently I follow these steps manually on vSphere Client: Click Inventory Click Node Click Local Users & Groups Tab Right Click -> Add ...
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Can Solaris 11 boot from one disk but load the OS from another?

I'm trying to convert my bare metal Solaris 11 Express box into a virtual machine but I can't get it to boot. I've already asked Is it possible to boot from a passthrough lsi2008 under esxi? but I ...
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VMware Sysprep with Custom Unattended.xml

I was looking into using VCenter for deploying VMs and wanted to take advantage of the built-in template features and the ability to make use of unattended.xml files. I have a Windows 7 template that ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1: how to create a new user with root permissions

In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh. ~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash The user jdoe has all ...
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MPIO in a VSphere ESX 4.1 cluster with an Equallogic PS4000

I'm having an issue with a client of ours. We've set up Round-robin multipathing to their san from their ESX cluster, we have it configured so that two NICs on each host are added to a port group, ...
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How to collect api the “CPU Ready” statistic for each VM on ESX on an OpenSolaris box

I'm on an OpenSolaris box and I want to monitor the VMs on an ESX box. VMware has a remote tool kit in perl for linux and a remote esxtop for LINUX, but is there a way to collect ESX statistics on a ...
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Network issues in Centos 5.6 guest at esxi

I have installed esxi with some VM's. Ubuntu server was the first and was fine. With his own external ip. CentOS 6 was installed and configured the network with other external ip. Everything ok. ...
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vmware-mount not Connecting to remote ESXi Server

I'm trying to use vmware-mount version 1.2.1 to mount a virtual disk from an ESXi 4.1.0 server on Ubuntu 10.04. My command line looks like this: sudo vmware-mount -v "datastore/VSA1" -h ...
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Low performance between VMware and backupexec

I have a dedicated HP backup server, connected to an HP autoloader(SAS). The server is connected through 1 Gbps (network interfaces bridged) IPv4 to the network, where I from BackupExec 2010 R3 ...
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VMware Esxi with Kingston SSDNow (No Trim but S.M.A.R.T Garbage Collection)

I recently posted asking whether Trim is supported on VMware Esxi (here) and found out it is NOT. I've read that some SSDs, such as the Kingston SSDNow have hardware garbage collection. Would this ...
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No VMKernel Dump File on PSOD for ESXi 4

On PSOD no VMKernel Dump File is written to disk and no message is written to screen (the screen is either blank or full of dashes). I need this data to understand why the system crashes; any help as ...
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esxi arp cache not showing VLAN neighbours

On my ESXi 5.5 host I have 3 VLAN's plus one management (non-VLAN) LAN. When I print the arp cache (as show below) I notice that only the management LAN addresses are show (192.168.1.x). How do I ...
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Can't create a bridge vm between two standard vswitches

i have an esxi 6 host with two vswitches and a vmkernel portgroup assigned to each one. each of these vswitches are assigned to a physical intel nic (hp ml110). i then created a linux vm (ubuntu) with ...
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Matching esxtop memory values with what I am seeing in vcenter

Found this pic online just to use as an example: Take a look at papaya. Its MEMSZ is 4096 and GRANT is at 2084. When I look at it in vCenter it says this VM has only consumed a couple hundred megs! ...
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vSphere cannot see HP iSCSI LUNs

When attempting to add storage under vSphere 6.0 (Add Storage > Disk/LUN), required HP volumes are not available to add. Can someone please offer some advice? The HP SAN is visible within the iSCSI ...
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Connect to esXi host from CentOS client with vCLI with RSA Pub/Priv Key

So I successfully setup vCLI on CentOS 7, and I am trying to connect via SSH, but since I set up RSA authentication without Password authentication (on the esxi host), I was wondering if anybody knows ...
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Configure STONITH for esxi host CentOS guests

I am just doing some initial researching into STONITH and am finding that it can require Hardware to reset the failed nodes. Something called an IPMI can be used. I was wondering how something like ...
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Definition of CPU Ready for vmware ESXi host compared to CPU Ready for a guest?

We had a guest with poor performance. CPU Usage and CPU Ready for the guest was within normal range. For the host the CPU Usage were normal (70%), but the CPU Ready for the host seems to correlate ...
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Most Secure Way To Setup Virtualized pfSense Gateway

I currently have a pfSense router and am interested in virtualizing it because of the plethora of benefits of virtualization. I am interested in doing this in the most secure way possible and have ...
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CentOS7 install on ESXi6 shows blank black screen after selecting install or test from menu

I'm trying to install a fresh version of CentOS7 on a new ESXi host we have setup. I can create the VM just fine, and select the CentOS7 ISO from the datastore. Once I boot the VM up and open the ...
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setting up modern IE vm's in esxi from nfs datastore without laptop having to be open all the time

i'm setting up a esxi machine at work, but I've got some troubles. For installing, I've got a local datastore, this doesnt give problems. But, I'm using the microsoft modern IE windows versions, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where should I look to find out what cause my server hang?

I just had a Windows 2012 R2 guest on ESXi 5.5 stop responding. Resetting the machine from the vsphere client worked. Restarting the machine from there resulted in a message saying something like ...
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VMware Horizon View 6 Connections Fail w/ Changing Server Names

One of our Horizon View machines has intermittent issues connecting to its host via PCoIP. I do not have extensive Horizon View experience, but when looking through connection logs, I noticed that ...
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How to deploy OVA with ovftool and force vCenter get changes or avoid orphaned VM?

I am using an ESXi for tests purposes. I am creating an instance of product from an OVA, getting its IP and running tests for this IP. This ESXi is connected to vCenter(20+ ESXes). But I am using an ...
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can't access one specific OS over vpn, using locale ip

My situation: 2 physical servers. server 1 has a windows server 2012 running. server 2 runs esxi 6.0, with two versions of windows 10, lets say windows 10 1 and windows 10 2. before today, ...
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ESXi 6.0: halt command doesn't work in Centos VMs

I have a ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor ( latest version as of today ) and i'm having some problems with Centos VMs. "halt" command simply doesn't work. The VM will remain powered on but totally frozen ( ...
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vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. Connection timeout

vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. System error message: Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server failed. The request failed because the remote server took ...
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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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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 ...