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

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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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DELL OpenManage 7.3 on ESXi5.1

I installed Dell OpenManage 7.3 VIB on ESXi5.1 host. I assumed that VIB will load all DELL specific MIBs into OS. I enabled snmpd on that host as well, but when I am doing "snmpwalk" or "snmpget" I do ...
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Monitor ESXi hosts with Nagios

Does anyone recommend any methods for monitoring ESXi 4.1 hosts with Nagios? I have looked into SNMP but it seems to be in a pretty sorry state. Net-SNMP does not seem to be included and there is a ...
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ESXi 5.0 disabled remote access

I have problem with remote access to my ESXi 5.0 host. Everything was working OK until I rebooted the ESXi host. After the reboot, the following tasks no longer work: Cannot open the initial web ...
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Hadoop single node cluster memory and storage requirements

I have been advised to learn Hadoop for my company and so I want to build a test environment. The company I work for has a datacentre with a VMware vCloud infrastructure which they use to sell ...
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random ESXi - connectivity problems 1-3 minutes downtime

Server does not respond to ping anymore. In vsphere client, when reconnected after the outage, there is a hole in network-stats - everything else looks normal. (no high load) After 1 to 3 minutes it's ...
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ESXi5 - management services crashes - vms running

I have a setup with two ESXi5 servers. We are(were) running with a ISCSi box to server disk for the VM's - however we are in the progress of migrating away from it, because the storage os disk is ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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Installing Vmware tools on a hypver v guest

I'm looking to migrate guests from Hyper-V over to Vmware. Within the steps, I would like to install vmware tools on the transfer while the guest is running on hyper-V. As expected, Vmware tools ...
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Will the upgrade from esxi 5.1 to 5.5 preserve host settings?

Specifically network settings, we have it set up so that our hypervisor can see a storage server on the network. Will this need to be reconfigured after the upgrade?
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We need limitted functionality like automated installation. Which virtualization is better for us? [closed]

We are about to buy a server and we want to make it as our Virtualization environment. This server will be in isolated environment and will not have direct access to production environment. We ...
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retaining UUID, MAC address, while moving VM from VMware Workstation to ESXi

VMware Workstation 9, VMware ESXi 5.1, Windows 7 x64 VM No vCenter access, but I could deploy a vCVA if need be. I am able to move the VM from Workstation to ESXi just fine. Using the ...
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Connect to ESXi from vSphere Client (different subnet, Internet) [closed]

How can I connect through vSphere Client installed on my laptop (Linux Mint 15 and Windows 7) to EsXi 5.5 installed on Dell PowerEdge R210 Server? I have a router, Netgear WGR614. They're in a ...
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Add two disks to existing mirrored logical drive using hpacucli

I have an ESX-server with an existing disk array which consists of 6 disks that are mirrored: Array: A Interface Type: SAS Unused Space: 0 MB Status: OK Array Type: Data Logical Drive: 1 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 vms have sporadically high cpu usage on a hostA and not on HostB

Now I know this is a loaded questions, so let me give you some background on the environment. 5 HP DL585 G7 esxi hosts in a cluster running esxi 5.1u1 running a bunch of ubuntu vms with various ...
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ESXi: Storage Adapter Paths - Active/Standby to Active/Active

We have a couple of servers acting as VM hosts (ESXi v5.1) and they are connected to a Dell MD3220 SAS Array (2 cables each, split across 2 controllers). We've just noticed that multipath wasn't ...
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ESXi 5.5 on HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server

I want to install ESXi 5.5 on a HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server but it doesn't see any disks. Any idea why? I don't see any option in the BIOS regarding storage. I have 8 SATA drives and want to use them ...
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Download HP Power Protector for ESXi

The HP PowerProtector user guide states that to install the HP PowerProtector client on an ESXi Host: Download the latest version of HPPP from the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/rackandpower). ...
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How to backup virtual machines on a standalone ESXi host?

Standalone ESXi (4.1) host without any vCenter Server. How to backup virtual machines as quickly and storage-friendly as possible? I know I can access the ESXi console and use the standard Unix cp ...
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Memory overcommitment on VMware ESXi 5.0

I would like to understand better the possibilities of VmWare ESXi memory overcommitment. I've read this paper from VmWare, so I am familiar with general concepts, such as hypervisor swapping, memory ...
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VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
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What are the benefits of having local disks on hypervisor nodes running VMs off a SAN?

When an hypervisor like XenServer or vSphere can be run on diskless nodes (eg. by booting from flash cards or from the network) and VM storage is handled via a SAN, is there any good use for local ...
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Changing time intervals for vSphere performance monitoring, and is there a better way?

I have a set of experiments running on a cluster node which is running ESXi 5.1, and I want to monitor the resource consumption on the node itself. Specifically, I am currently running experiments on ...
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Server 2012 loses network connection ESXi 5.1

We have a Windows 2012 (VMware tools version 9.0 build 782409) server running on a ESXi 5.1 build 786111 host that has been losing connectivity recently and so far only a reboot has restored it. So ...
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What will be deleted when I delete snapshot?

Using ESXi 5.0, I had a disk which was converted from VHD to VMDK using Winimage which left me with a sparse VMDK. I tried to snapshot the VM after importing it which caused a problem. I believe I ...
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Packet drop monitoring on vmnic objects

I'm trying to create a script via PowerCLI that can monitor packet drops for vmnic objects. I was able to find online a version of the script that does exactly what I want for host servers, however ...
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Boot disk with VMFS read/write driver

I want to rule out the ESXi kernel being the cause for my terrible 15MB/s write speed on the local VMFS datastore. I am using a Dell PERC H710 RAID controller, and would like to boot from a boot disk ...
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My Ubuntu VM needs to connect to a proxy server [closed]

I have created an Ubuntu Server VM on my ESXi server that I access through the VMWare vSphere client. But whenever I try to connect to the internet, it won't work. It is because I am on a company ...
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Setup DMZ in Pfsense with virtual servers, physical Pfsense server

I am looking for some networking tips on how to set up a DMZ in Pfsense and place some virtual servers in that DMZ. Right now my network looks like: Uverse (Static IPs) -> Pfsense -> WAN -> (Virtual ...
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ESXi standalone host cannot power on any virtual machines

I have a standalone VMWare ESXi host on ESXi 5.1. It currently has a handful of VMs powered on, and they are running fine. If I try to power on any other VM - any VM at all - I am receiving the ...
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Is it possible to boot from a passthrough LSI 2008 SAS controller under VMware ESXi?

I currently have Solaris 11 Express running on bare metal. I'd like to convert the machine to an ESXI host and run the existing os as a virtual machine. I have ESXI setup, the virtual machine made, ...
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ESXi configuration [closed]

I just bought a dedicated server on online.net I have a public and a private ip. I installed esxi from their panel and I can connect successfully with my vsphere client. The problem is this: I want ...
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Determining the name of the VMware host of a VM guest - from the guest

Is it possible to determine the name of the VMware host (ESX or ESXi) that my guest resides in, from within the guest itself? I would expect this to be possible via VMware Tools, but am not sure ...
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VMware vSphere cluster design for site redundancy

I have a question about the best design for site redudancy when using vSphere clusters. A bit of background info about our situation first though. We are a medium-sized company with two main ...
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Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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Best way to test disaster recovery in a virtual environment

We are using vCenter, eSXi 5.1 and Acronis vmProtect to run and backup a network of virtual machines, both windows and *nix based. it is the latter I am interested in today. Some of these still run ...
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esxi 5.0 Command Line, no disown command

In linux I would use the disown command to disconnect a backgrounded process from my terminal so when I quit the terminal or disconnected from it, the job would continue as a child of the init ...
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ESXi 5.1 ghettoVCB stuck at Clone: 10% done

Trying to run ghettoVCB for the first time here. I am using a NAS that is set up as a datastore on the host. I did a dry run and it completed without error. The VM is ~500GB and there is only one on ...
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Is there anything I can do to improve the performance of uploading ISOs to ESXi 5?

I'm trying to upload a few Debian ISOs to my ESXi 5 datastore but it's really slow. Far slower than downloading them from the web was in the first place. I've tried both via the GUI uploader and ...
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VM Folders in ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor (free)

Is there any way to create folders for my VMs on ESXi Hypervisor 5.1? I can create folders for my VMs on my licensed ESXi hosts with vCenter. The closest I can get on ESXi Hypervisor is to create ...
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Setting up NLB in a VLAN

I have a network layout like this (ESXi hosts): Internal Network + +-----------------+ ...
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VMwre ESXi 5 - Hardware Health Status shows “Unknown”

I have a Cisco UCSC-C220-M3SBE server that runs ESXi 5.0.0 to run 2 VMs for Cisco CUCM and Cisco Unity. It is a standalone host, no vcenter. If I go into the Configuration tab, then Health Status I ...
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Checking partition alignment with PowerCLI

I'm trying to verify that the file system partitions within each of the servers I'm working on are aligned correctly. I've got the following script that when I've tried running will either claim that ...
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persisting esxi /bootbank/boot.cfg across reboots

i have a serial console connected to my esxi 5.5 server. and the configs work fine for the pxe install. however, upon reboot my console no longer works: i believe i need to change the file ...
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VMware “boot screen” - add info like contact, phone number, etc.?

I've tried searching Google and VMware's KB but maybe I'm not typing the right search criteria...only finding ways to fix problems with booting or screen issues. On the default boot screen of a host ...
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Not able to login to vmware esxi 5.5 after update, I can SSH in and use the console but no vSphere

I tried to update my workshop server from ESXi 5.1 to 5.5. Now when trying to login using vSphere Client it won't connect. I am trying to connect directly to the IP address of the server. Here are ...
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Gathering buslogic SCSI hardware and virtual machine operating system

I'm trying to use Powershell to get SCSI hardware from several virtual servers and get the operating system of each specific server. I've managed to get the specific SCSI hardware that I want to find ...
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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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VMWare Guest NIC Teaming

We're looking to add additional bandwidth to a VM running on an ESXi cluster running 5.1. How can I team these within the VM? I suspect I need to add a second e1000 and then install some Intel ...
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open port 443 vCenter server

Thank you so much for looking at my. I am trying to open up ports 443 and 80 for access to the vCenter server by a disaster recovering software. The disaster recovery site is located in the ...