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

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VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)

I used vSphere 6. HA cluster works well. But i want to 100% up time to VM. (after one ESXI server fails VMs are restart on other ESXI) Is there any possibility to configure HA cluster without ...
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how to find ESXi server ip address from an vm instance [closed]

I am working on a project where I need to figure out the ip address of an ESXi server . vcenter 'A' has 6 ESXi servers (B,C,D,E,F,G). I am using a vm instance which is configured in D. I get user ...
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How to get live scsi traces from Vscsistats?

Here are things I already know, using vscsistat -t option I can get command traces for "VM/.vmdk" on ESxi. Steps to get scsi traces are: Start capturing traces, On Successful starting will ...
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Why is ESXi 5.5 slower than 4.1?

I am trying to installing a server which will contain my virtual servers. Initially I installed the ESXi 5.5 U2 with IBM Customization (it is a System x 3250 M4 server) I have to move some virtual ...
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Bitlocker data drive opens as read only -

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2012R2 running on ESXi 6.0 There are 2 virtual disks in this system, an unencrypted C drive for the OS and a Bitlocker encrypted D drive for data sharing. Bitlocker ...
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Extremely slow disk speeds Centos 6

Setup looks as follows: + HP Proliant DL380 G7 + 6 x 3TB Sata drives (surveillance level) configured with hardware RAID 1+0 with the SATA controller on board. Model is Seagate SV35 + 192GB RAM ...
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scp hangs after successful file transfer in CentOS 7 VM?

I have 2 CentOS7 VMs running under VMware Esxi 6. On one of them, when I successfully complete a new SCP file transfer, the system hangs for about 2- 5 minutes (and sometimes indefinitely until the ...
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Possible to upgrade an existing ESXi Host Server (2 CPU sockets, 1 used) with a new, different CPU?

I have a server which has 2 CPU Sockets and I used only one of the sockets so far. I have VMware ESXi V.6.0.0 installed and running. I know that the free version supports 2 physical CPU, so in order ...
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Understanding the VMware ESXi limitations of the free Version

I am running an ESXi Vsphere Client Version 6.0.0 but with all the different documentation and changes I have trouble to understand my limitations. From the official documentation I see that my limit ...
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VMware ESXi and Intel DC3700 (NVMe) Poor Performance Even With Intel's Driver

I'm running VMware ESXi 6.0.0 with the Intel DC3700 800GB. My VM is running Windows 10 x64 with 8GB RAM and 4CPU Cores. The entire VM is 32GB and sits on the SSD. I'm using CrystalDiskMark at 1GiB ...
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VMware ESXi 6 not reporting CPU usage correctly over SNMP

I'm trying to monitor CPU usage of VMware host over SNMP, and I'm not getting the result I expect. I'm requesting this resource with snmpwalk: HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrProcessorLoad AKA hrProcessorTable. ...
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Esxi hypervisor install: uefi or bios?

I recently bought Dell PowerEdge T430 server and I want to install on it ESXi 6.0. Since VMware now supports UEFI (from version 5.0) I want to ask how to install hypervisor? BIOS UEFI After ...
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VMware Guest machine NIC errors

I am running Linux CentOS 5.11 with 32bit Arch I have seen NIC generating many interface errors [root@centos5 ~]$ /sbin/ifconfig eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:29:97:C0:0E ...
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How to deploy OVA with ovftool and force vCenter get changes or avoid orphaned VM?

I am using an ESXi for tests purposes. I am creating an instance of product from an OVA, getting its IP and running tests for this IP. This ESXi is connected to vCenter(20+ ESXes). But I am using an ...
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Missing memory on ESXI 6.0

I have an ESXI 6.0 with 8GB Ram. For some reason I can only use 4.7GB for VMs. I tried using esxtop but didnt see anything using lots of RAM. Below are screenshots from vsphere. Can anyone help me to ...
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Maximum transfer rate iSCSI bonding vs multipath

I want to get the maximum tranfer rate with iSCSI from my virtual machine (Linux) to my Linux Storage Host. I don't know iSCSi well so I'm not sure which way is the best for performance. A: Just ...
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can't access one specific OS over vpn, using locale ip

My situation: 2 physical servers. server 1 has a windows server 2012 running. server 2 runs esxi 6.0, with two versions of windows 10, lets say windows 10 1 and windows 10 2. before today, ...
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Sending mail using netcat - getaddrinfo: Name or service not known [closed]

i am trying to send a mail using netcat, and i am getting an error: nc: getaddrinfo: Name or service not known this is the command i am using /usr/bin/nc smtp.xxxxx.yy 25 < test.txt this is ...
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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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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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Bad network performance to ESXi guests [closed]

I have an ESXi 6.0 host on which I experience very weird networking performance. When I download a 1000mb .bin file using wget, the speed is fine for the first ±4 seconds: 14MB/s. This is the maximum ...
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ESXI 5.1 “The disk is not thin-provisioned” after copying vmdk to new datastore

I wanted to create both an external backup as well as a 2nd ready-to-run VM on the 2nd datastore. I removed all the snapshots, shutdown the VM and exported the OVF file to a computer, adjusted the ...
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Does a Windows 2012 NTP server need an upstream NTP time source

I have a set of 3 Windows 2012 Server VMs running as my domain controllers. These VMs are in an air-gap environment, meaning no access to upstream NTP servers. I haven't been able to configure my ...
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Replicate to a test network, AD loses trust and network location

We have a separate VMware ESX 5.5 server that we use as a test environment, where we replicate production machines. It runs replicated VMs on a vSwitch that is physically separated from the production ...
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Improving high IOps Folder (Tomcat and Vmware)

Good day. We're moving a Tomcat from a physical server to one virtual Server. In the physical, and because the high IOps for the temp folder (¡developers!) we bought a Ramdisk software. My question ...
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So many retransmission over NSX enabled vDS of vSphere

I'm currently on test of VMware NSX network environment and met some trouble. My Environment is: Management Cluster with 3 Hosts and NSX components on 2 dedicated Hosts Compute Cluster with ...
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CentOS 7 loses connectivity all the time after moving it from VMware workstation to ESXi

I have installed CentOS 7 x64 on VMware workstation 12.0, I built wordpress website on it and then after my colleague finished his decorative work, I used VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client 6....
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ESXi 5.5 Isolate Network [closed]

I have recently acquired a poweredge running esxi 5.5, and am creating a network for pentesting purposes. Currently my main network and the pentesting network are entirely seperate entities, having no ...
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New linux releases on old hypervisor

I have just bought a Proliant DL360 G5 for learning and testing. It's an old machine but it's enough for me. When I looking supported operating systems on HP's support pages, I noticed that the ...
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How to find out driver and firmware version of my ESXi Fiber Channel HBA? (via SSH)

I have an ESXi 5.5 Server (HP DL380 G7). How can i figure out the driver and firmeware version of my HP-QLOGIC Fiber Channel HBA via SSH? I think i am too stupid... :-/ Thx for help.
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slow transfers on debian

i have esxi 6 (on hp microserver) running with freenas (raw assigned storage) and debian as virtuals with jumbo frames enabled throughout (hp 1gb switch), when i copy files from my windows machine (...
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VMware OS install automation

I have question regarding VMware automated OS installation/reinstallation. I'm pretty sure that is possible, but I'm little bit lost there. I'm running vSphere 5.5 and I want to make in-house web "...
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Centos 7 + ESXi 6: intermittent freezes with sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] task abort on host 0

I just installed ESXi 6 and I'm preparing a Centos 7 VM but it's having some strange problems. It randomly freezes any I/O operation that it's doing and keeps showing the following message in dmesg: ...
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ESXi 6.0: halt command doesn't work in Centos VMs

I have a ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor ( latest version as of today ) and i'm having some problems with Centos VMs. "halt" command simply doesn't work. The VM will remain powered on but totally frozen ( ...
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How to get started with vSphere 6.0 and set up the web client? [closed]

I've been tasked with setting up some VMs. I've been given some admin details but no further guidance. The server is a fresh install. My problem is that I'm on Linux/OSX and don't want to run Windows ...
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Quad port NIC vmkernel assignments

I have a quad port NIC in Vmware ESXi 5.5 and each nic port has an equivalent vmkernel with unique ip's/subnet (vmkernel1, 2, 3 and 4). if in case one of my vm's assigned to vmkernel1 is compromised ...
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ESXi create instances of the virtual machines for each user

We set-up an ESXi server at our office not long ago, it works well. The users connect to the server with vmware Workstation to use the vms, but some of the employees are complaining that they don't ...
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Brute force protection for vSphere ESXi hypervisor?

I couldn't find any docs about how to enable brute force protection for ESXi hypervisor ( including SSH ). Most of my Linux servers will block IPs that try to login more than X times with the wrong ...
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Individual user sessions in vmware esxi

I have a server with vmware esxi 5.5 installed. Basically, I've noticed when I use Vsphere client and logged in as root and another person uses Vsphere client and logged in as root on the same esx ...
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Cannot add soap sensor in prtg monitor

I have a problem with my PRTG monitoring system. I need to monitor my server running VMware ESXi. My ESXi config : esxcli system snmp set -c ... esxcli system snmp set -p 161 esxcli system snmp set -...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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VMWare Error: “No space left on device” when powering up one specific host — even though there is space?

I have a CentOS 5.x system running on VMware ESXi 5.1.0. Recently, I rebooted and it failed to come back up. The error I see is: The error is odd though because my vmware host has plenty of ...
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Local console does not appear on ESXi 6.0 server

A VMWare ESXi 6.0 server used to be controlled via a serial console, but now has IPMI card with VGA redirection. During the ESXi boot process, there's a running list of "Loading /xxxx.tgz", then "...
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Free hypervisor for small configuration

I'm building a server for virtualization for a non profit organization. I was planning on employing VMware ESXI free but I'm second guessing my plan because newer ESXI don't seem to be well supported ...
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vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. Connection timeout

vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. System error message: Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server failed. The request failed because the remote server took ...
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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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VMware - VM not getting DHCP address after reboot

We are having a strange behaviour in our ESX-cluster: The Infrastructure: we have 2 ESXi 5.5.0 build 2718055 in a cluster, managed by vCenter. We are using an Essentials licence, so we do not have ...
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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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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 ...