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

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Network configuration for VMware w/ vMotion and a single switch

We'll soon have to come up with something working out of these: 1x new server with 6 ethernet interfaces 2x old servers with 4 ethernet interfaces vSphere Essentials Plus on those 3 servers 1x dual ...
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Unable to add a vCenter server to VMware Horizon

I've installed VMware Horizon on a virtual machine which is on my ESX. In order to configure it, I have to specify the vCenter server into the Horizon's configuration. But when I try to specify the ...
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Automating Configuration of VMware's vSwitch (OpenStack/libvirt/Nova)

There's a lot of talk now about VMware integrating with OpenStack now. I've noticed that Nova network service is working with VMware's standard and vDS. Deploying a full OpenStack instance is not ...
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HP LeftHand StoreVirtual VSA host affinity

I am testing the HP LeftHand StoreVirtual VSA for ESXi 5.x (a 3 nodes setup, hosting the VMs in the same hosts that have the VSA appliances). Is there a way to define some sort of 'ESXi host to VSA ...
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CentOS extend home partition multiple times

I allow my clients to ask an unlimited number of times to extend the hard drive. Although, after 2 times, there is no physical volumes left to create. How can I still extend sda1 or sda2? Is it ...
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CentOS Virt-v2v conversion tool

I am trying to use the virt-v2v tool in CentOS for the conversion of virtual to virtual and eventually physical to virtual machines. I am rather confused after spending a day trying to get the ...
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What is this esxi process net-lacp?

I was looking at esxtop on my 5.5 host and I see this process net-lacp running. I'm using standard vswitches, I'm diagnosing network performance issues and I wonder if its related to this?
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Wrong IP address has been set to ESX server

I have an ESX server without direct console access (disabled). The server has wrong ip address (broadcast ip address) and I have no way to connect to it. How can I change this IP address or connect ...
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How to assign ESXi permissions to Windows AD user, to operate with VMware vMA?

I follow the instruction in Official vMA Guide 5.1(pdf), and I'm baffled by the following operation(described in p18~p19). I have joined my vMA to my Windows AD velab.chj , reboot vMA, then operate ...
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host with default gateway as itself

I am facing a peculiar problem. Earlier we had 4 network segments in our production setup, say segment A,B,C and D. A,B and C are able to communicate with each other,the corporate lan and the ...
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What kind of possibility do I have to backup my Domain Controller 2012R2?

I have an ESXi (5.5) environment. There are two redundant domain controller(Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP). What kind of possibility do I have to backup these domain controller without stopping ...
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ESXi 5.1 crashing

I got a ESXi 5.1 installation which is irregularly crashing with a error output like the following: The server has got the following hardware: Supermicro X8DTN+ Mainboard 2 x Intel XEON E5606 6 x ...
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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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Out of date VM tools - issue with MS licencing.

I had an issue recently, where vmware tools on a production server, went out of date and caused the server in question to become unlicensed, I noticed this completely by accident. The following ...
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esxi host memory usage increasing

i am running esxi 5.5 with only one virtual mashine. At the beginning host memory consumed was 550 MB but after 3 days it increased to almost 1200 MB. My guest is using the same amount all the time. ...
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VMware lockup CPU spike

After a CPU usage spike, the host server for VMWare ESXi 5.5 became unresponsive regarding the DRAC, Network, and cluster membership. The host is a blade module is Dell PowerEdge M820 in a Dell ...
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Windows XP VMs on ESXis not pinging each other

I'm running a virual environment of this sort. There's a UCS box that has several VMs. I've setup 3 Virtual ESXi VMs and vCenter Server appliance. Using the appliance, I installed 3 WinXP VMs on the ...
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vSphere - Why upgrade VM Hardware Version?

At the beginning of the year we performed an upgrade of our vSphere environment from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 U1 Build 1063329 compromised of about a dozen ESXi hosts and a vCenter instance hosted ...
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Resetting an ESXi root password

I've just inherited a very simple VM setup with a pair of ESXi servers clustered and everything is pretty much hooked up. Problem is I do not have the root passwords for the servers and no one has any ...
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Deploying VM from vmdk / vmx file

I have a vmdk file and vmx file (and all the other files from someone elses datastore) copied onto my own data store. If I try to deploy from the vmx file, I get a vm with the name "unknown # ...
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Backup ESXi VM but not every hard disc

I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5. I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs. I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file ...
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(VMware) esxcli software vib update -n xxx, which vib version is selected for the module xxx

Although I have read VMware's official blog post http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/10/are-esxi-patches-cumulative.html very carefully, there is still quite some mist. Now I ask one concise ...
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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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Converting Hyper-V VMs to VMware ESXi VMs (Not with Live Migration)

I am facing a small issue for converting my Hyper-V VMs to ESXi VMs. I have 1 physical server. On that physical server I have Windows Server 2008 installed with the Hyper-V role. My 1 Hyper-V host ...
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VMWare ESXi 4 VMFS Recovery

Had a big time problem with our ESXi 4 on a IBM X3400 M3 with LSI MegaRaid. 4 x 1TB in RAID 10, for 2 datastores of 1 TB. Haven't done any maintennance since 2010. My own big sin! 80) From system ...
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Add RAM to VMware VM with scheduled task?

I need to add RAM to a web server on a production environment. The server is a Windows 2008 server VM running on ESXi 5 that does not support hot plugging of memory. I want to add RAM to it and it ...
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Why should I need a tweak to force VMware ESXi 5 to sync time with Windows NTP server

I'm plagued by a seemingly simple but actually troublesome problem, so I ask for help here. Symptom I installed an instance of VMware ESXi 5.1 inside VMware Workstation to learn about various ESXi ...
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VMware EVC mode

I have a production cluster of 6 Nehalem based and two Sandy Bridge-EP based blade servers. To enable vmotion across this cluster in vmware, I need to lower the Sandy bridge blades to nahalham using ...
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Unable to connect to ESXi 5.1 after upgrading to 5.1 U2

I upgraded my ESXi 5.1 U1 to ESXi 5.1 U2 using SSH, after upgrade complete and I restart the server I couldn't connect to the Server using vSphere Client but I could connect to it using SSH after few ...
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Adding external datastore to esxi, expanding datastore

I have an esxi 5.1 on a 1U server, accessed using vSphere. There are two 160G HDD's inside on RAID1. I'm looking to expand the number of VM's and the required storage is going to exceed this paltry ...
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Lotus Domino Stat reports High Disk Utilization on vmware

Looking at the Statistic Reports on Lotus Domino 8.5.3 that is running on VMWare esxi 5.5, the logical disk utilization and queue length are ridiculously high value that are not real. The values on ...
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VMware Tools are installed but inactive. Scientific Linux 6.4, ESXi 5.1.0, vCenter 5.1.0

Basic information: VM OS is Scientific Linux 6.4 x86_64, installed as minimal, with network-support and access to EPEL repository. Hypervisor is ESXI 5.1.0, build-1065491. I don't have the rights ...
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vSphere - Allocate 100% CPU to 1 VM / 88% efficiency [closed]

EDIT 2: My application benefits from hyper-threading A. Yes I know what the technology is and what it does B. Yes I know the difference between a physical core and a logical one C. Yes turning HT ...
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best way to load balance dual esxi

Im hosting a few websites on a single ESXi box that runs Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7. Now I would like to make sure that if the host goes down, the websites will still be live, so I've ordered a ...
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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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Using a single APC UPS via network switch to gracefully shutdown many servers

Here is my situation. I have 10 Dell servers in my rack with 8 1500VA battery backups. I would like to take 1 of those battery backups and connect it to my network switch and use a software solution ...
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Does it make sense to create a “private” host-only network or vSwitch for VM-only communication on a VMware vSphere host?

Currently I have one vSwitch with a few networks on it, which talk to other devices and use VLAN tags. I have Internet, Internal, Management (VMKernel), and WWW (LB pool). However, for things like SQL ...
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Windows Server 2012 (NFS) as storage for ESXi 5.5 problems

Setup: 1 ESXi Server with 12 NIC's 1 Virtual Vcenter on ESXi Server 1 Windows 2012 Server with NFS and 4 NIC's (VM Storage) To-do: Connect 3 NIC's without a switch and team them I set up an ...
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Configuration Defaults for VMWare vSphere Virtual Machines

We have a number of hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.5 all attached to a vCenter instance. We access and manage all of our VMs with the vSphere Web Client. A number of people who do not necessarily have ...
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com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure between Java app & database VMs

Am getting increasingly frequent JDBC Communications link failure errors between a Glassfish 3 + Java 7 server VM and a MySQL 5.6 Both VMs are hosted on the same ESXi 5.5 enterprise host (as part of a ...
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Wrong time on RODC after dcpromo

My team has been experiencing this strange problem: After doing dcpromo (followed by reboot), the time on the newly promoted RODC rolls back to the year 2011. Before dcpromo, the time is correct. ...
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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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Which is the safest way to back up and upgrade?

We are having VMware ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.5. Before upgrade some of our team members advised us to take a backup of VMs. Now the problem is we don't have SAN or Net ...
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ESXi 5.5 HDD and Tape drive paths

I got a new Dell server with a PERC H310 (2 HHD in RAID 1) and a SAS 5/E adapter for a Dell Power vault 4 tape Drive. I installed ESXi 5.5 with a windows 2k8R2 and a Debian virtual machine. I'm ...
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How can I defend against a DRDoS exploiting NTP server on an ESXi host?

Recently, we had some problems with one of our ESXi servers, caused by the NTP Server DRDoS Amplification Attack using ntpdc. How do I configure the NTP server on ESXi to not be exposed to this DDoS ...
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Does ESX 5.X cache guest IO?

I am trying to find out if guest can see successful disk flush operation, but the host doesn't actually flush it to disk? How does ESXi work with guest I/O? Are they cached by ESXi before being ...
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Error code 10054, in my app event log

I am recieving an error in my application event log of a server as shown below: The agent was unable to send data to the MOM Server at (server.domain). The error code is 10054, An existing ...
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ESXi host time not syncing with NTP servers

I have 2 NTP servers (AD 2003 machines) and some ESXi hosts, which are configured to sync time from these 2 servers. I found the time is not in sync between these hosts and servers. And time in each ...
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Fresh ESXi Install, Strange Routes

Hoping someone can explain and/or confirm this in their ESXi setup. On a fresh install of ESXi, when I ssh in and run esxcfg-route -l, I see the following: Network Netmask Gateway ...
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Install ESXi for 2 servers on Dell Array

I have 2 Dell servers: PowerEdge R710, Dell PowerConnect Switch 6224 and an array: Dell EqualLogic PS4100. I need to install ESXi on my 2 servers. (Im just learning about VMWare, SANs, I have only ...