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

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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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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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pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control

I'm running VMWare ESXi Free on a rented box. I have 2 physical NICs, 1 connected to the Internet, one connected to the Private Network in our DC. Each NIC is connected to a vSwitch and each vSwitch ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hardware checks for Dell R820 Servers through Nagios using SNMP

We use Nagios for monitoring. Is there a way to create hardware checks using SNMP MIB for R820 servers running ESXi5.x on them? Right now we are using this python plugin: current python plugin But ...
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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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ESXi PCI passthrough SmartArray P812 with 12TB MSA60

I have an HP Proliant DL 360 G6. ESXi is installed on the array controlled by the on board RAID controller (P420 I think) ESXi recognizes the P812 RAID controller but when I put PCI passthrough on it ...
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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 do I configure pfSense in a virtual machine as a firewall?

Here is my network: Client -- WAN -- PfSense(VMWare) -- LAN -- vSwitch (Promiscuous) \-- ESXi Management (192.168.2.1) ...
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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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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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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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Creating a new local user from vCenter (with vSphere 5.1)

I am trying to add a new local user from vCenter. I could not find how to do it. I dont have the "Users & Groups" tab. Important note, I do not want to join the vCenter to the domain. I really ...
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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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iSCSI design options for 10GbE VMware distributed switches? MPIO vs. LACP

I'm working on expanding the storage backend for several VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 clusters at my datacenter. I've primarily used NFS datastores throughout my VMware experience (Solaris ZFS, Isilon, ...
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iexplorer.exe high CPU/RAM usage

My client has a virtual Server 2008 R2 terminal server running under ESXi 5.1. This server, which been in production for around 4 months, experiences intermittent slowness / non-responsiveness for ...
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No LUN available to extend datastore

I have a HP DL380G5 with ESXi 5.5 and x4 146GB Sata disks in a RAID5 array. I have added one more disk to the server exactly as the other ones and, using SmartStart CD I managed to add the disk to the ...
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How to provision a node via puppet if it's using an image-based virtualization technology?

I'm trying to integrate puppet and vSphere via this module: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere This module lets you create servers via a few lines of puppet code. I have a vm template ...
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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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Can you create a VM Ware snapshot as part of a SCCM Task Sequence?

What I would like to be able to do is create a deployment/task sequence in SCCM 2012 R2 that can be scheduled to run after hours, snapshot a VMWare VM then apply whatever patches I've deployed to it ...
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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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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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VMWARE: How to trunk 4 x 1Gbit Ports for a Virtual Machine Port Group

Yesterday i asked this Question: VMWare NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs? I had a missunderstanding about the "NIC Teaming" --> "Load Balancing" options in ...
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How can migrate ESXi to the paid version

I'm new to ESXi/vSphere and hope someone can help me. We bought vSphere and need migrate from our free ESXi installation. I have searched a lot about process but cant find about. We are still ...
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VMWare NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs?

I have a question about VMware and NIC Teaming. Here is my easy test scenario. I have two VMs. VM1 and VM2. I want to copy 1 big file from VM1 to VM2 because I want to see that I can gain more copy ...
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ESX 5.5 with enterprise plus license but can not add more than 32 vcpu per vm

I have 40 available logical processors but can not allow vms to have more than 32 vcpus? what is wrong? how to fix this?
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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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Monitor VMware 5.5 ESXi Storage vMotion Performance

Is there any way to monitor the performance of a storage vmotion while it is in progress? I would like to see something like a kb/s number. Anything other than just the basic % complete number you ...
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Find all virtual machines with ballooned or swapped RAM in VMware cluster?

If I were to look at a vSphere cluster or resource pool and see a certain level of memory ballooning or swapping, how do I identify which VMs are affected? I know what to do with them once I find them ...
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Mismatch in SCSI controllers between vSphere and Linux using pvscsi driver

Using RHEL6 and vSphere 5.5. System was previously using LSI Parallel scsi controller. After switching to Paravirtual SCSI controller, the SCSI controllers (and therefor disk IDs) are not matching ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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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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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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VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)

I used vSphere 6. HA cluster works well. But i want to 100% up time to VM. (after one ESXI server fails VMs are restart on other ESXI) Is there any possibility to configure HA cluster without ...
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Storage vMotion fails with error 0xbad0060 (Necessary module isn't loaded)

We ran into the following problem: we added a new LUN to our small SAN when we upgraded from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0. We wanted to move a number of VMs from one LUN to the other using storage vMotion. One ...
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how to find ESXi server ip address from an vm instance [closed]

I am working on a project where I need to figure out the ip address of an ESXi server . vcenter 'A' has 6 ESXi servers (B,C,D,E,F,G). I am using a vm instance which is configured in D. I get user ...
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How to get live scsi traces from Vscsistats?

Here are things I already know, using vscsistat -t option I can get command traces for "VM/.vmdk" on ESxi. Steps to get scsi traces are: Start capturing traces, On Successful starting will ...
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Why is ESXi 5.5 slower than 4.1?

I am trying to installing a server which will contain my virtual servers. Initially I installed the ESXi 5.5 U2 with IBM Customization (it is a System x 3250 M4 server) I have to move some virtual ...
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Extremely slow disk speeds Centos 6

Setup looks as follows: + HP Proliant DL380 G7 + 6 x 3TB Sata drives (surveillance level) configured with hardware RAID 1+0 with the SATA controller on board. Model is Seagate SV35 + 192GB RAM ...
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Bitlocker data drive opens as read only -

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2012R2 running on ESXi 6.0 There are 2 virtual disks in this system, an unencrypted C drive for the OS and a Bitlocker encrypted D drive for data sharing. Bitlocker ...
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scp hangs after successful file transfer in CentOS 7 VM?

I have 2 CentOS7 VMs running under VMware Esxi 6. On one of them, when I successfully complete a new SCP file transfer, the system hangs for about 2- 5 minutes (and sometimes indefinitely until the ...