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

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Enable Flow Control on a VMware vSwitch

I can't figure out how to enable Flow Control on a VMware vSwitch. I've been talking with Equallogic and VMware, and they said we need it on for better performance. I can't find out how to enable it ...
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VMWare ESX 5.1 Input/Output Error when copying or deleting a file

I have an ESXi 5.1 server (free version) with two 500G drives mounted and assigned to one datastore. I am not able to delete or move certain files in the datastore. I don't have vMotion. This is not ...
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Unable to get the DHCP server + NIC using “Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel”

I run the following command inside my powercli 5.5 release1:- Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel where I got these info :- VMotionEnabled ...
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How can I get VMHost's operating system and serivce pack info using Get-VMHost

I am trying to get the VMHost operating system info , but I can not find the required scripts. I tired this :- Get-VMHost which return a lot of info about the VMHost,, but the operating system ...
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How to expand a NTFS partition that is in the middle?

I am running into an issue expanding my C:\ drive, which is in the middle and I have carved space before/after it for other stuff. This is a virtual environment (VMware) and the OS is Windows 2012 ...
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unable to get the IP,Mac, and other network info using (Get-VMHost).NetworkInfo

I am using powerCLI verion 5.5, and I wrote the following script:- Get-VMHost |Export-Csv -Path c:\test.csv -NoTypeInformation –UseCulture I got info for the vmhost such as used memory, build, ...
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vmware esxi 5, cant create snapshots and consolidate fails, how to delete old or consolidate redo logs?

I have a VM that seems to be working ok, but when VMWare DR (or I) tries to create a snap shot, it fails, and when I view the summary page of the VM it has a warning at the top showing that the disks ...
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HIGH CPU UTILISATION OF VM

we are facing a peculiar behavior in our production environment. We are using vmware vsphere 5.1 as our visualization solution and have many production machines running on it. It is a cluster of 3 hp ...
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Best practice for 24 Disk Array

we have just migrated for our old fibre SAN storage to an IBM v3700 storwize with 24 SAS 600GB disks. This storage is connected directly to two IBM ESXi 5.5 servers each with two 6Gbps multipath SAS ...
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Booting hypervisor and network stacks using PXE Server

I am trying configure server using PXE boot. I successfully installed ESXi hypervisor using PXE and would like to know if there is a way by which I can specify Virtual machines at the time of PXE ...
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Upgrade Dell T320 Perc h310 Raid to h710 resulted in lost datastore

I am in trouble! So we bought this server a year and a half ago. Its a Dell T320. It came with a Perc h310 Raid card. I'll be honest I messed up the install. I didn't know about the SD cards and ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 DirectPath I/O PCIe Device Not Working

I'm attempting to attach a NIC to a specific VM on my basic ESXi 6.0 setup. DirectPath I/O should allow me to do this, and the machine I'm running ESXi on does support VT-d (Dell Optiplex 990 with an ...
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HP t410 smart zero thin client RDP Client error Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having an issue with 2 of my HP Smart Zero t410 thin clients. They each RDP into an XP SP3 virtual machine hosted on a virtual server running VWWare ESXi 5.0.0. Randomnly in the morning they'll ...
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VMWare ESXi and iSCSI via FreeNAS

I've recently been setting up a sandbox ESXi environment with a VM running FreeNAS providing a volume which is connected as a datastore on the host via iSCSI. I've created a VM on this datastore and ...
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CentOS VM deployed on ESXi 5.5.0 has no IPv4 address

This is what I have tried: I deployed a Centos7 VM on my friend's ESXi 5.5.0 and it works fine. I install the same copy of ESXi on my desktop and migrate my VM to my own newly installed ESXi server. ...
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Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches

We bought some Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with QLogic/Broadcom BCM57810 PCI Express cards, and connect them to Cisco 4900M switches - the 10Gb links don't work reliably. They will sometimes not ...
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VMware Vsphere ESXI 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vsphere ESXI server 6 trial with vcenter server and vsphere client 6 on Windows server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work but I want to go one step further ...
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Why VM snapshots are affecting performance?

I read in one of the VMware KB articles that snapshots will directly affect VM performance. But my team keeps asking me how snapshots can affect performance. I would like to give them solid reason ...
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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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ESXi refuses AD join, “The host does not have a suitable FQDN”

I have an ESXi 6 hypervisor (esx.ad.example.com) that I want to join into an AD domain (ad.example.com) with one DC. Both domain controller (dc.ad.example.com) and hypervisor have an IPv6 address and ...
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Get-VMHost does not show the server Networkinfo and number of processes

I run the following powercli 5.5 command , to get info about a host vm :- Get-VMHost |Export-Csv -Path c:\VM.csv -NoTypeInformation –UseCulture and I got these info :- State ConnectionState ...
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how to secure an vmware esxi host on a root server?

for me, a vmware machine normally has 2 lan interfaces, one connected with the lan or the management computer and the 2nd one connected with the wan interface for public access. so security is ...
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error loading /scsi-qla.v01, fatal error:33

I am facing an issue, seems to be a rare one. No one has asked this question in any of the blog except for this. One of my Esxi 5.1 host (not an actual server, but just a physical workstation acting ...
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Why does Windows have such a loose processor affinity

A while back, I did some playing around with new Win2008 virtual machine and found some serious concerns. The server is Dell T610. 16gig, 4 core, 8 logical, 2.4ghz Xeon, 5600 series. ESXi 4.1.0 The ...
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Linux OS installed as a guest OS on VMware Workstation v10.0.2 doesn't show all partitions as is shown when installed ona physical HP server

I'm very new to VMWARE. I've a customized RHEL 6.6 for one of my application which if install on a physical HP Gen8 DL380p server, shows the partitions /apps, /,/boot,/tmp,/var,/usr,/swap When I use ...
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vcenter server failed point to new server

The machine that was running my vcenter server/database for my esxi host failed and is unrecoverable. My ESXI host v5.0.0 is still pointed at that old server and I am only able to login with the ...
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VMware esxi bandwitch monitoring per VM

is there a way to monitor monthly bandwitch usage per VM on VMware ESXi. My server is in colocation and unfortunetly i can't use SNMP on virtual machines or network equipment to do that.
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VMware ESXI Behind ASA5506-Xs using Public IP is Not Communicating

Here is the lay of the land. Everything works but I cannot get data flow from ESXI Server or it's VM's I want them using public addresses from behind the router. The Vmware ESXI Hypervisor on a Bare ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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Error in kick start file for esxi installation along with OVF deployment

I am trying to deploy OVA on ESXi as part of post installation script but I am getting error when this script gets executed. I manually executed these lines in ESXi and they work well. Any one has any ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming NFS Share ESXi

Having some strange issues with NIC Teaming when using 2012 R2 NFS for an ESXi 5.5 Datastore. Firstly I teamed two Intel NIC's on a separate VLAN via a Gigabit switch to two Intel NIC's on ESXi and ...
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Exchange 2010 on VMware - can I expand a partition with databases on it?

I have an Exchange server at a remote office that has a database partition that has grown considerably. It is running on VMWare vsphere 4.1. Normally on most VMs I would shut down the VM, and ...
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ESXi: Running the same VM multiple times [closed]

I installed the vmware ESXi (6.0.0) to a dedicated PC, client computers use vmware workstation 11 to access the virtual machines and to upload them. Right now, If a user uploads and starts a virtual ...
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Deleting large snapshot with limited datastore space [duplicate]

I've read best practices for using snapshots in ESXi, unfortunately I inherited system with VM's running on snapshots for longer than they should be. In one instance that's concerning me, the delta ...
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How do I move files from an ESXi datastore onto a VM?

I uploaded two 15GB .WIM images onto my ESXi 6.0.0 datastore. I have a VM that I would like to image using those .WIM files from within a WinPE environment but can't access the files from within the ...
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VMware Cloning with POWERCLI with nested folder

I'm trying to clone some Virtual Machines using POWERCLI, but when I set the target location I'll have the error "Could not find Folder with name" ... My folder estructure is like: DC1\destfolder ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server - nagios monitoring [closed]

I have a VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server and I want that my Nagios server can monitor it. How can I install the nagios-tools on the ESXi 5.5.0 server?
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delete a snapshot created before LVM extension

I believe that snapshots and disk extensions are not friends, having said that... Is it safe to delete a VMWare snapshot created before adding a new virtual hdd to my LVM partition? What I mean is: ...
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Adding disk to VmWare ESXI 5.1

We had some issues with our disk and had to replace it. We reloaded VmWare ESXI on new disk and currently trying to attach the old disk again to server. We are not sure if we should proceed further ...
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vSphere folder permissions

How do i set permissions on a folder to see al VM's in that folder but do NOT however see an sub-folders that contain VM's? Top-Folder - VM-1 - VM-2 - SUB-Folder -- VM-3 -- VM-4 So in ...
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Restore an entire virtualized domain to earlier state?

We have set up a lab environment in our office to run various cybersecurity simulations. We are using ESXi 6.0 (VMWare) and we have a domain controller with 3 servers. I know that snapshotting domain ...
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Finding correct IOPS to set limit with ESXi 5.5u2 and vSphere

We're running an ESXi 5.5u2 hypervisor that has a mirror of 2 15k SAS drives with a couple of VMs inside and we noticed some services become briefly unreachable if another VM is using all the IO. So ...
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How to disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete to reboot the VM hosted in a Vmware Esx Server?

I have a Linux VM hosted on a Vmware ESx Server5.5, in the production environment. And I need to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete option. So that While working on the Console option in the vSphere Client ...
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vSphere | VMs are balooning and swapping | sched.mem.max paratmetar does not exist

I have two VMs in ESXi5.5 environment that are swapping memory. After a long research I found out the below two articles where it is explained that one must compare the values of memsize and ...
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Intel RAID Web Console 2 and ESXi 5

I have two ESXi servers with Intel SRCSASBB8I RAID controller. When those server have installed ESXi 4.1 I was able to manage RAID configuration of those server using Intel RAID Web Console 2 running ...
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VMware ESXi map entire drive to VM

I recently attempted to setup a virtual machine inside ESXi and I'm trying to get it to have access to an entire secondary drive in the server for data storage and whatnot. When I go into 'Add ...
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Running containers inside a virtual machine?

It is my understanding that containers are much more lightweight than VMs because they do not virtualize the hardware but instead just isolate the software running in them from software running in ...
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1 Public IP 1 NIC ESXi to multipule VMs (with external access)

So I have purchased a Server from https://www.kimsufi.com/fr/index.xml, KS-5A to be exact. Kimsufi only give you 1 Public IP address and 1 NIC to work with, and you cannot purchase more. I have ...
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ESXi 4.1 VM gone after hard reboot

I have a serious problem here. After I forced a reboot of a freezed ESXi 4.1 server, a VM is literally gone. When I ssh to the host and run ls -lah inside the datastore, it returnes: ...
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Why doesn't VSphere show VMWare Tools as installed?

I just installed a fresh openSuSE 13.2 VM onto ESXi 6. I did the VMware-install.pl process and it completes successfully, reporting as installed. However, both our monitoring software (What's Up ...