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

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VMware - trigger alert when a VM moves to a particular datastore?

We have a VMware cluster that doesn't have SDRS enabled. We would like to know when a VM moves to a particular datastore on that cluster because that datastore is non-performance storage. I can't ...
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Bind nic to VM on VMware ESXi 5

I have physical server with 2 Broadcom NIC's. First NIC connected to local network, via this connection we can: Connect to ESXi hypervisor (hypervisor has local ip, e.g. 192.168.1.5) Connect to VM ...
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How can I use all memory on the ESXi 5 host?

I am under the impression that 2 of the 6 GB on a ESXi 5 host are not used. This is a single host with a free licence. When I assign resources to the VMs there is only 4GB available, and under "...
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Is it a good a idea to create a fake raid 1 for guest on ESXi?

I have an old server with software raid and I would like to install ESXi with 2 hard disks. I have read that I can install a guest (i.e. Ubuntu Server) and add two hard disks in different datastores ...
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0xc0000225 error after P2V with VMWare Converter

I'm having an error with a P2V conversion of a Server 2008 R2 machine with VMWare Converter. The machine is going from an HP server to a Dell 2950. The machine fails to boot and spits out a ...
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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server I went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. I expected it to ...
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VMware vSphere Client Cannot Connect

When I try to connect to a couple of our ESXi servers with my vSphere client I get the following error message: "vSphere Client could not connect to "IP Address". An unknown connection error occurred....
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VMware snapshot + An error occurred while saving the snapshot msg.snap-hot error

I am using VMware version 5.5 (that manage 57 different VM Linux machines –red-hat version 6 until 7 ) In the VSphere Client (tasks and event), I saw the following error: (on Linux machine name – ...
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Auto reconnect two identical USB devices in VSphere

I have two identical APC UPS's that have USB controllers. I want to map both of the USB ports from the ESXI host to a VM and always have those USB devices reconnect, including if they are unplugged or ...
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Dell R730 with QLogic 2660 16Gb FC HBAs connected to a Brocade 300 8Gb FC Switch? Will it work?

We have a standard shop with 3x Hypervisors running VMware vSphere 6.0. The hypervisors are currently connected via 8Gb FC link to a Brocade 300 (8Gb FC) switch, which is then connected to our ...
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Cluster Shared Volume on ESXi 5.5

Our organization runs ESXi 5.5 on three hosts, 8x1Gb NICs, and a 6Gbps DAS using shared SAS to each host. All Windows VMs (2008R2+). We have a proprietary in-house application that was designed to ...
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iSCSI opcode[89], error(-65539)

I have error iSCSI target (Synology DS1813+) used as NAS: Jan 19 12:03:55 SRV1 kernel: [23311947.266497] iSCSI: iSCSI: EPIO[/volume1/@iSCSITrg/iSCSI_3_Extent_LUN-LUN1_000], opcode[89], error(-...
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Two-node VMware HA cluster - admission control policy?

I normally setup larger clusters than a 2-node cluster with shared storage, but we have built a cluster specifically for hardware based GPU's for a few VMs and thus new hardware and just a 2-node ...
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Hot expand RAID5 unit on 3ware 9650se

Can I migrate a 5 disk RAID5 unit where the drives for that unit were each replaced one at a time with larger ones (2TB to 3TB)? I imagine the command would look something like this in my case. ...
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Reverting LVM to separate partitions

I have an VMWare Virtual Machine (Ubuntu Server 11.04) that's using three VMDKs, then all of them are parte of an LVM. The problem I'm facing is at the creation time every one of those VMDKs were ...
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What version of libc.so is compiled in ESXI 6

In ESXI 6.0 what is the version of the library at '/lib64/libc.so.6'. This would be most helpful if someone could run that and post the info. For example my ESXI 5.5 current has: GNU C Library vmware ...
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How to find out more hardware details using only ESXi4.1 and (possibly) shell

Running ESXi4.1 on an HP machine, with only remote access to the host ssh shell and the vmware console (no iLO), is there a way to gather a hardware report from the server? I am specifically ...
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X Server config on Vmware

Im trying to get KDE running on an Oracle Linux box which runs on vmWare (VMware vCloud Director / ESX) After installing X and KDE i got the following error: # startx [...] VMware: No 3D enabled (0, ...
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Ansible playbook running ad-hoc command

could somebody please help, I am trying to create an Ansible playbook for our VMWare virtual hosts but the playbook will not work. If I run the same command on its own, it succeeds. Single command ...
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Synology DS1813+ RAID 5 with iSCSI IO wait perfomance issue

I'm have RAID 5 on Synology DS1813+ (DSM Version: DSM 5.0-4493 Update 4) with 8 ST4000DM000-1F2168 disk, usind as NAS and iSCSI/NFS targer for ESXi. In low read/write rate from disk have more io wait,...
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Why doesn't the Internal USB port boot ESXi 6 on my Microserver Gen8?

I'm trying to run ESXi 6 off the Internal USB 2.0 port on a HP Microserver Gen8. No matter what I try it will not make any attempt to boot the internal USB to load the hypervisor. I installed ESXi 6 ...
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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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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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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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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% ...