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

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VMWare NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs?

I have a question about VMware and NIC Teaming. Here is my easy test scenario. I have two VMs. VM1 and VM2. I want to copy 1 big file from VM1 to VM2 because I want to see that I can gain more copy ...
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ESX 5.5 with enterprise plus license but can not add more than 32 vcpu per vm

I have 40 available logical processors but can not allow vms to have more than 32 vcpus? what is wrong? how to fix this?
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Where should I look to find out what cause my server hang?

I just had a Windows 2012 R2 guest on ESXi 5.5 stop responding. Resetting the machine from the vsphere client worked. Restarting the machine from there resulted in a message saying something like "...
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Monitor VMware 5.5 ESXi Storage vMotion Performance

Is there any way to monitor the performance of a storage vmotion while it is in progress? I would like to see something like a kb/s number. Anything other than just the basic % complete number you ...
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Find all virtual machines with ballooned or swapped RAM in VMware cluster?

If I were to look at a vSphere cluster or resource pool and see a certain level of memory ballooning or swapping, how do I identify which VMs are affected? I know what to do with them once I find them ...
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Mismatch in SCSI controllers between vSphere and Linux using pvscsi driver

Using RHEL6 and vSphere 5.5. System was previously using LSI Parallel scsi controller. After switching to Paravirtual SCSI controller, the SCSI controllers (and therefor disk IDs) are not matching ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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How to install Vmware tools to Redhat Atomic Host

We are looking at deploying RHEL Atomic Host on top of ESXi. We need (Open) VMWare Tools on top of the Atomic Host OS to take snapshots and send over heartbeats. Since yum is not available in the OS, ...
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VMware Horizon View 6 Connections Fail w/ Changing Server Names

One of our Horizon View machines has intermittent issues connecting to its host via PCoIP. I do not have extensive Horizon View experience, but when looking through connection logs, I noticed that ...
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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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Storage vMotion fails with error 0xbad0060 (Necessary module isn't loaded)

We ran into the following problem: we added a new LUN to our small SAN when we upgraded from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0. We wanted to move a number of VMs from one LUN to the other using storage vMotion. One ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ESX + Sysprep.inf + Template= unhappy computername

I am trying to create a template in ESX that I can automate with PowerCLI. Everything works great so far, but because I have some specific settings, I had to create my own sysprep.inf. Now, 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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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 5.5 : cannot login after password changed

It looks strange, but after changing the "root" password I cannot login anymore. I followed exactly the process according to Vsphere 5.5 reset root and I used copy-and-paste for the password but ...
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Standalone vCenter web client

I wish to have a VMWare vCenter Web Client without setting up vCenter Server Systems such that the Web Client connects directly to an ESXi host. I only have 1 ESXi host, setting up vCenter seems ...
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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 can I reliably determine the hardware version of a VMWare Guest from inside the guest?

I am attempting to determine the "hardware" version of numerous VMWare VMs. I don't have access to the vSphere console. The VMWare Tools Service is installed, and C:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare ...
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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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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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How to install VMware 5.5 and higher on HP BL460c G6

I have an HP ProLiant BL460c G6 with the HP NC532i Dual Port 10Gbe BL-c Adapter installed. VMware won't install on this machine stating the network device is not found. This happens with both 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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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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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 5.1 “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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VMware seems to throttle SCP copies, what can be the reason?

I seem to have a strange issue with my VMware cluster, where I get inconsistent SCP transfer rates. I have Cluster1 and Cluster2, physically in different regions. I need to transfer large vmdk from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I confirm if my vmxnet driver is installed on my CentOS server?

I have an appliance running CentOS 5.x on VMWare ESX. Quite recently I upgraded it to a newer version of CentOS (still in 5.x) and I noticed that the network card wouldn't initialize. If I run ...
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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 ( ...