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

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SQL Server VSS writer interfering with VMWare snapshots

After changing to TSM for the VMWare backups, we've started experiencing an odd issue with our Snapshot backups. We take system drive snapshots as a backup solution for the machine states. All the ...
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How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about

Not a technical question, but a valid one nonetheless. Scenario: HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 8 with 2 x 8-core Xeon E5-2667 CPUs and 256GB RAM running ESXi 5.5. Eight VMs for a given vendor's system. ...
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Why is VMware vSphere Client hanging at the console?

When I use the vSphere Client (against an ESXi 4.1 server) it hangs a lot. It's always at the same place - using the console on a VM. The console stops responding - and a lot of times, the management ...
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Can ESXi pass video card to VM to do CUDA?

I have an ESXi 4.1 running on hardware that can run 4 16-lane PCI-e cards. I would like to have access to the underlying hardware from a Linux VM, to run some CUDA programs. So far all I can see ...
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vmware iscsi adapter not seeing LUNS

Have three virtually identical boxes. However one box after enabling the storage adapter and adding dynamic targets (where it actually sees the targets) after a rescan I still don't see the available ...
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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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Win Server 2008 won't use assigned static ip (uses 169. instead)

I cloned a vmware machine on vSphere client, which meant I needed to run NewSID or sysprep to change the SID. As newSID isn't available any more, I ran sysprep without checking the generalise option, ...
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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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VMware ESX Total RAM Capacity less than physical

I have suddenly ran out of my VMWare server memory, and VMware said that I can't make 2GB VM. I only have 3 VM. 3GB, 1GB, and 512MB. I turns out that ESX has less than 6GB I am sure that I have 8GB ...
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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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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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Error while adding new host to vm center

I am trying to add a new host to a VMWare Cluster. I get the error: A general system error occurred: Timed waiting for vpxa to start" When I look on the host, I get many events of Refresh ...
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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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howto copy files on esxi datastore using scp?

how to copy files on esxi4 datastore (fs=vmfs) over network using console (SSH)? giving up older question:have seen on vmware forums that its not possible have a USB drive NTFS attached to ESXi4 ...
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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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Apple XServe 2,1 Questions (ESXi, Temp) [closed]

So I have Apple XServe 2, 1 (Earlier 2008 model) I am trying to install ESXi 5.1 on it. I've read it that it's possible. I'be burnt the ESXi ISO to a dvd-r. I am now trying to boot from it but I have ...
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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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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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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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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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Disconnected Network Adapter on VMware - only power cycle solve this

I have a weird issue: On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. I tried to reset the ...
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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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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device '6'

I am trying to install a Windows 8.1 from http://modern.ie on an ESXi 5.5 server using the vSphere client. When I try to deploy the OVF template I get the following error message: Failed to deploy ...
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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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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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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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Server 2012 slow performance on ESXi 5.5

I'm having performance issues with a virtual Server 2012 that is installed on an ESXi 5.5 (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-iso-5.71.3). The hardware server is an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. The server 2012 is acting as ...
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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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Fatal error when installing ESXi 5.5

I am trying to install ESXi 5.5 to a computer that ESXi 5.1 is installed before. I am doing installation using the CD-Rom. After I select the boot options in the boot menu, installation starts. After ...
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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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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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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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Virtualized endian firewall on VMWare ESXi - VPN Malfunction

we got a physical machine with VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 U1 hosting a virtual Endian Firewall 2.5.2 all is running properly. The NICs are configured as shown in this image: http://imgur.com/o4IXn2D We have ...
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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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VMware ESXi error upon boot “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel”

Coming back from a 4-day weekend, I noticed the A/C had been turned off for the duration of the long weekend and the heat was around 80-82 degrees. The HP ProLiant DL185G5 was running but the system ...
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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1 [closed]

Environment: Storage: HP P2000 MSA G3 SAS Array with 24 300GB 10k SAS Disks Two Storage Controllers with redundant SAS connections to each host Hosts: Three HP DL380 G7s with a 10GB SD Card, ...
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Is OpenStack live migration possible without shared storage?

Like many people I am considering creating 'private cloud' using either OpenStack or VMware. VMware vMotion has a nice feature which allows Live Migration of VMs even without shared storage. I have ...
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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 with 1 public IP address [closed]

I have a dedicated server with online.net, and I am setting up esxi 6.0, but I want to have multiple VMs with internet access as well as port forwarding. I have KVM/Console access to the server. I ...
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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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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 ...