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

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HP Smart Array P420i Array Management in ESXi 5.5

I have a HP DL380p Gen8 server with ESXi 5.5 running on it and HP Smart Array P420i. I've installed 4 new hard disks on it and want to put them in a RAID 6 array (Although RAID 10 would be OK too). ...
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When cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, how can I prevent MAC address conflicts?

I've run into the following problem on both VMware Fusion (for Macs) and with VMware ESXi/vSphere. Many of you are familiar with the problem, and it is described at VMware KB: "Networking does not ...
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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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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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Simple dynamic user_data service for cloud-config in CoreOS?

The way I am currently running a CoreOS cluster in a VMWare ESXi environment has been to use an ISO mounted in vCenter as described by this blog post... ...
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CPU clarification in vCenter

So i'm running a lab on a Dell PE R410 2 X 4C 2.26Ghz, this evening I saw that vCenter is showing that the processor is @ 2.27Ghz. It's not that big of a deal but was curious as to why there is that ...
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ESXi550-Update02 missing on host with Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 Image

I recently deployed a new VMWare ESXi Host with the latest Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 image. I've just scanned it with Update Manager and it says it has 4 patches available. However 2 of them are ...
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ESX SAN overbooked, what happens if storage limit reached?

In ESX you can easily overbook the available storage with the Virtual Guests. What happens if a overbooked SAN reaches its capacity limit? Its not an actual problem i'm faced with, we just had the ...
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Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine running MS SQL 2005 on top of a VMWare ESXi 5.5 host on a SAN datastore. Consistently it has been "losing" 2GB of hard disk space per day and I can't ...
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Implement HTTPS in with pfSense, Varnish and Tomcat

Situation I have an ESXi Server hosting multiple VMs, including one for each pfSense, Varnish and Tomcat. They are configured like the following: pfSenseVM (Firewall, IP=10.0.0.1) NAT Rules from ...
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FreeBSD 9.2 networking issues on latest VMWare ESXi, any workarounds?

We just updated our VMWare servers over the weekend and have noted that all of our FreeBSD 9.2 guests are having networking issues. Specifically, ipv4 no longer functions (they can't even see ...
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VMware vSphere VM at 100% workload CPU when real load average is near 0

I'm using VMware vSphere 5.5 on an ESXi 5.5 Host to host a small private web site. Host server is an HP ProLiant 380 DL with 50 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD storage, 2 Intel Xeon 5550 CPU. There are 10 running ...
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Is it possible to deploy VMware vSphere 5.5 without Windows?

I ran into an interesting client requirement recently. I needed to perform a greenfield deployment of VMware vSphere 5.5. This was to use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)... The ...
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esxi 5.5.0 - what can make trusted keys file read-only?

I have an esxi host where I want to login via ssh. Unlike at the other esxi host I have, I can't edit /etc/ssh/keys-root/authorized_keys there: even though it has mode 644, it is not writable. I ...
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Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?

We are striving to avoid any on-site infrastructure at our startup. A combination local and cloud-hosted virtual machines have been working for us so far, but now we need an ESXi host as well. ...
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windows VM with vshpere - not accessible

All, Am relatively new to virtualisation. I have multiple ESXi hosts that were being managed by vSphere clients running on windows VM on one of the host itself. Accidently I changed the setting of ...
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Is there a way to connect VMWare Workstation / Fusion to non-esx Libvirtd-managed virtual machines?

I'm using KVM virtual machines managed through libvirtd server-side for most of my projects. On my desktop however, I'm using VMWare Fusion Professional which, just like its VMWare Workstation cousin, ...
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Local storage for Server 2012 file share under ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.5 server with two local disks, one is 300GB and the other is 2TB. The configuration is for a small organization that will have two Windows 2012 servers - one Domain Controller and the ...
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iSCSI SAN RAID 10 Performance — Poor Read, Good Write

I have a EqualLogic PS4000 SAN unit with the latest firmware, setup in RAID 10. I have 3 2TB Volumes on the SAN shared out via iSCSI on 2 eth ports on two different subnets. I have moved a test server ...
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Arima NM46X installing ESXi 'Unsupported microcode level 0x01000039'

I have an Arima NM46X dual Opteron server that I am attempting to install ESXi 5.1 on. During the loading of the installer, I am receiving the below message: VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (WMKernel Release ...
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Extending Linux LVM partition

I was following this link to extend a Linux LVM partition on a remote machine, but the Internet connection went out and I don't know if the partition was created. Can you help me determine if the new ...
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Convert RDM to VMDK on-the-fly

I have a RAID setup in which I also have a virtual volume consisting of two 3TB drives. I have the resulting 6TB drive mapped to a virtual machine in ESXi 5.5 through Raw Device Mapping. However, I ...
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VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 - Checking SMART info [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the SMART info for hard drives on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0? Thank you.
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How can an ESXi have 1 core and 4 sockets?

I know this is in reference to a vCPU, but even so, logically it doesn't make sense to have 4 sockets and a single core. That sounds to me more like you've filled one of the sockets with a single ...
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Minimum Privileges for vmware user for Foreman 1.4 Compute Resource

I am currently trying to add a ESXi cluster I have into Foreman 1.4.1, and am running into a problem with permissions. Currently, I've given a service account the following rights: Datacenter-Level: ...
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External HDD ESXi VM Snapshot backups

I have a couple of ESXi hosts running a few servers on each and would like to backup to my external drive plugged into one of my hosts. I have setup ghettoVCB scripts on each host with a list of my ...
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When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
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Increasing RAM and CPU in VMWare vCloud Director

Hi I have privilleges of "Organizational Administrator" in my company's private dev cloud. I tried to add a custom VM by selecting a VM in the organization's public catalog and tried to increase its ...
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High memory usage, where is it coming from?

I have a virtual machine (Windows 2008 Server R2 64 bit running on vmware esxi 4) with 6 GB of installed RAM. It's reporting 95% memory usage and close to 0% CPU. This server hosts some WCF services ...
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How Reliable is Virtualization when compared to dedicated Hardware?

In my organisation we have plenty of mission critical servers and currently there is a debate whether for critical servers we should use VMWare vSphere 5 or have a dedicated hardware? The perception ...
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vCenter Server Appliance - Additional users

Is it possible to add other users to access the VCSA interface ONLY https://ipaddress:5480 without AD or SSO configuration? I can see a number of tutorials on adding users via shell access but yet I ...
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How to find mpx (disk name) for kickstart script

I am trying to install ESXi 4.1 to a USB (embedded installation) using a script. I red the VMWare documentation and I believe I have to specified autopart --disk with the USB disk name. This is my ...
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Move an ESXi 5 image to anohter server

I have an ESXi 5 server with two large VMs. Both have several snapshots that have accumulated over time. I set up another ESXi to use as a backup system, but I am having trouble getting the images ...
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ESXi 5.5 hosts have multiple HostDateTimeSystem entries

I've been trying to do an audit of time skews on some of my hosts recently. Using PowerCLI I found a few scripts that reference the ConfigManager.DateTimeSystem to get the ESXi Host datetime. ...
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vCenter baseline patch detail ouput

Within Update Manager I have a number of Baselines configured that show a number of updates available. When clicking the content a handy popup shows with all the relevant Patch Details... Is there ...
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No LUNs visible on ESXi 5.5 using Brocade 825 connected to EMC VNX 5300

We've just bought a new Dell PowerEdge R620 to replace the oldest of our 3 hosts in our vSphere cluster. The existing hosts are connected to our EMC VNX 5300 SAN using gigabit ethernet which is a ...
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Many ESX hosts behind a router

Two ESXi servers (ESX1 and ESX2) on a LAN are connected to a router with WAN. A port forwarding rule has been created for ports 443 and 902 and it is possible to access ESX1. ESX2 uses the same ...
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VMware Thinapp computer name

We are using Thinapp in conjunction with VMware View. This means the computer name will most likely change for a user every they log in since our pool is about 1000 desktops (View1, View2, View3 to ...
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How to automating install software on 40+ virtual machine on ESXi [closed]

Now I am managing a Free ESXi 5.1 Server and I often create new virtual machine in linked clone for developer to testing. The number of VMs is about 40. I have to log in to these VMs and install ...
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Get disk free space using ipmi from esxi

I want to get disk status of esxi server using ipmi. I can not find the right command to get this information: /usr/sbin/ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.x.x -U xxx -P xxx -S /tmp/ipmi-sdr-cache Which ...
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Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH

Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH. I'm not use vCenter, i trying connect directly. When i run services.sh restart then all is ok, and i can connect. ...
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Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine [closed]

I have installed an OVF on an ESXi standalone host, the virtual appliance is Linux base and i need to get access to the Linux Kernel of virtual appliance and do some change on it. it seems access to ...
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Moving thin provisioned vmdk ESXi 5

I am doing an educational project where I have to setup 3 (or more) Windows 2008 R2 servers on a machine running ESXi. I wanted to give myself a head start so I began setting an ESXi environment ...
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Vmfs vmware esxi data recovery

One of our engineers noticed a missing vmdk file. It resided on a vmfs partition. I was wondering is there any software to recover the missing vmdk that anyone can recommend using? Have searched the ...
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Agent converter Error ColdClone P2V to ESXI 5.5 server

I am Trying to convert a machine in a coldclone environment, because the current vConverter software does not support the raid system on a machine. Thus, i do not want to disable it. After reading ...
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User permission requirements to log into vSphere Client for iPad and vCenter Mobile Access

I was just wondering what the minimum permission requirements for a user for to be able to log into the vSphere Client for iPad and vCenter Mobile Access. The clients are connecting to a plain ESXi ...
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Access to ESXI using Ansible (python)

I'm want to execute a command using Ansible on an remote ESXi but it seems that a module grp is missing. # ansible esxi -a "date" esxi | FAILED >> { "failed": true, "msg": "Traceback ...
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RAM hot-add HP Proliant - Esxi

I have to add some RAM to my HP Proliant DL385 g7 and I was wondering if I can hot-add the memory due to some mission critical VMs that I can't move because of lack of hardware. I use ESXi 5.5 as HV. ...
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Disable ESXi passthrough on SATA controller

I have a newly built ESXi server with two SSD's hooked up to the motherboard primary SATA controller. Everything was working until I made the mistake of enabling passthrough on that SATA controller. ...
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ESXi Physical to Virtual Migration Unused Hard Drive Space

I figured I would ask before I built a test environment to try this out. I have a physical server that has a somewhat large amount of physical storage. It is running SQL and would prefer to do a cold ...