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

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Add date using echo without calculating [closed]

I should add the line to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root on my ESXi: /bin/echo "0 3 * * 6 /ghettoVCB-master/ghettoVCB.sh -g /ghettoVCB-master/text.conf -f /ghettoVCB-master/text.list > /var/log/...
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How to force power off a VM in vCenter web console?

When right click a VM in the vCenter web console I only get the option to "Shut Down Guest OS". When I connect directly to the host and look at the VM I have both options to "Power Off" and "Shut ...
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ProFTPD on ESXI 6.0 [closed]

I'm running ESXI 6.0 and I've installed ProFTPD according to this tutorial on my server to gain ftp access. It works however after 3 hours or so I won't be able to connect to it anymore and I'm ...
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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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Encrypting all internal communication on an ESXi box

Lets say I have a large system made up of many VMs running on one bare metal esxi box. Each of these VMs are running application(s) that are necessary for the system. I do not have the ability to ...
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Can't complete interrupted update of ESXi 5 to U2

I've been trying to do an interactive update of VMware ESXi 5.0.0 update 1 to 5.0.0 update 2 via the installer image burned to a DVD. The first time I ran the update, all seemed to go fine at first. ...
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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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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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VMware ESXi: dynamic registration in DNS fails

I installed an ESXi server 5.5 in our test lab. Everything runs fine, the VMs I host on the server are able to do dhcp and get registered in the DNS. But I am unable to register the ESXi host itself. ...
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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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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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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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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the VMware ESXi limitations of the free Version

I am running an ESXi Vsphere Client Version 6.0.0 but with all the different documentation and changes I have trouble to understand my limitations. From the official documentation I see that my limit ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I virtualize multiple hosts into one virtual system?

I have 5 computer systems in our small office. From my basic understanding of Virtualization technology, I think I can virtualize the 5 systems into one big virtual system. I wish to confirm this. So,...
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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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Reset DELL iDRAC password without rebooting ESXi

For one of our machines we lost our root password for the iDrac7 Enterprise interface. The machine is running many virtual machines and turning them off would be a huge task. So, my question is: Is ...
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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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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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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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iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)

Good morning everyone, I recently bought two unmanaged NetGear 1gb switches to replace our older unmanaged Cisco 1gb iSCSI switches. Right now, the only devices currently connected to this network ...
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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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vSphere 5.5 guests are consuming ALL host memory

I've never had this issue before, but when I was enabling fault tolerance, it seemed to break something and now my guests are consuming ALL of it's memory on the host. I know with fault tolerance, ...
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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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Can you use a USB hard drive in ESXI?

I know that you can install ESXi 4.0 on a thumbdrive, but I was wondering if you could plug in an external harddrive to give extra storage to one of your VMs? We run a fileserver inside of ESXi that ...
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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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How to export a VMware ESXi 5 VM into a file to restore it later?

As I've bought a server it had a RAID controlleer which was not supported by VMWare ESXi 5, so I had to install it in a bare non-RAID configuration. Now as I've bought a supported RAID controller I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...