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

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Make ESXi VM use client network

Is it possible to make the ESXi VM to use the network that from where the remote console to the VM (in question) is initiated? For eg. I have a VM "VM1" on an ESXi. I am initiating the remote ...
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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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Snapshot SBS or Single DC server environments

I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. Is it safe or not safe to snapshot (or in my case checkpoint under HV 2012) an SBS or single DC server environment? I took over an account and am behind ...
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VMXNET3 nic loses the ability to update ARP table after N hours

I have a fedora 18 VM that stops updating the arp table on eth1 after running for a number of hours to days. There are other VMs on the same hypervisor that can access all of the same networks without ...
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ESXI guests not using available CPU resources

I have a VMWare ESXI 5.0.0 (it's a bit old, I know) host with three guest VMs on it. For reasons unknown, the guests will not use much of the availble CPU resources. I have all three guests in a ...
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How to determine VMware ESX server requirements for n VMs?

I am going to buy a high-end server for my department's daily usage. On this server, I am planning to launch 2 DB servers, 2 Application Servers and around 10 ordinary development PCs on the VMware ...
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Why would Linux VM in vSphere ESXi 5.5 show dramatically increased disk i/o latency?

I'm stumped and I hope someone else will recognize the symptoms of this problem. Hardware: new Dell T110 II, dual-core Pentium G850 2.9 GHz, onboard SATA controller, one new 500 GB 7200 RPM cabled ...
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Store VMs on the same Stick as ESXi

I've a HP N54L Microserver with an ESXi, which runs from the 16GB USB Stick. In vSphere client I can't see any volumes, where I can store my VMs. And I think that ESXi never needs 16 GB to work. Is ...
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How to add Synology NFS share to ESXi?

I have created an nfs share on a synology NAS. I want to add the share to an ESXi host, but without success. Configuration of the nfs share: I inserted the IP of the ESXi host, allowed read/write ...
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Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC

I have a cheap but powerful dedicated server I am leasing with OVH, because they were recently having a promotion. I would like to try and manage all this power by playing with VMs using ESXi. ...
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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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trying to connect to non-standard port over esxi guest network

I've got an exsi 5.5 box that has a redhat 6.5 guest and a win7 guest. The guest nics are connected on a vsphere standard switch. There is no connection from the vswitch to an outside physical nic. ...
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Can I add an ESXi host to more than one vCenter server?

I have a situation where I need to add a host to two vCenter servers. The vCenter servers are divided into two different networks and are not in a linked mode i.e. the other vCenter server belongs to ...
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VMware Esxi 5.5 automate VM creation from ISO

Basically we want to automate virtual machine creation from ISO. As in one of our project we get custom ISO (appliances with application pre-installed in OS) released from time to time. So we need to ...
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Dell PE 2950 PERC 6/i Controller. How to add 2TB local SATA as a Raw Disk Mapping to ESXi 5.1 VM

Dell PE 2950, PERC 6/i Controller. - ESXi 5.1 installed/Boot from USB drive. 2 x 1 TB SAS drives in RAID 1 - Datastore1.1x 2TB SATA drive set as RAID 0. We wish to host all our VMs from Datastore1 ...
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What software allows a templated VM to be configured on its first boot?

I've encountered VM templates distributed as an OVF with a feature so that when you boot the VM for the first time you are prompted for configuration options such as hostname, IP address, root ...
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Many writes IO/s in Centos 6.5 - reverse ratio from read - as is normal

We have many CentOS6.5 servers on ESXI5.5. Storages for vmdk is SAN ISCI. I have problem with bad ratio for write/read. On storages I have about 2500 write io and e.g 200 read! For all time in day. ...
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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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Installing ESXi on Dell Poweredge Server

We had two Dell Poweredge servers donated to us yesterday which I want to install ESXi on. I'm used to HP servers, but I understand that it is possible to buy Dell servers with ESXi pre-installed. ...
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Error connecting ESX 5.0.0 to domain

I am trying to connect an ESX 5.0.0 to our Domain Controler, in order to give a Domain group specific roles security. But I do not see any groups after the host connects to the domain. Under ...
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Will VMware vSphere 5.5 work on a Dell Poweredge R300?

We just got a bunch of new Dell servers with current vSphere & vCenter versions (5.5, with possible future upgrade to 5.5U1). We'd like to add our older Dell R300 servers (Xeon 33xx series and ...
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Bulk creation of VM guests in VMware [closed]

Is it possible to create a number of windows VMs from a template e.g. 15. I was going to create one VM without IP address etc and just clone it 15 times then configure the ip addresses, is there an ...
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ESXi 4.x VMware Clone and Snapshot

I would like to clone a vm and revert the clone back to the snapshop, I have cloned the VM but when I go to snapshot manager there are no previous snapshots listed. Is it possible to revert back ...
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VLAN IP assigning [closed]

In an Esxi 5.0 server, we have a standard switch created with an ip range of 172.25.17.32-172.25.17.63 with subnet mask of 27. I have created some virtual machines in that host. Now I need to map ...
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How to edit/add file in VMDK

I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine. I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server ...
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How to view progress in ESXi of RAID recovery

We have a RAID configuration. After a failure when a new hard drive is being written to, is there a way to use ESXi to view the progress so we know how much longer until completion?
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VMWare vCenter/ESXi with FreeIPA instead of Active Directory?

Can vCenter authenticate against FreeIPA instead of Active Directory? If so, how would you set it up? We have a pure Linux environment (CentOS) and need to have vCenter and our VM's have the same ...
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what is acceptable datastore latency on VMware ESXi host?

Looking at our performance figures on our existing VMware ESXi 4.1 host at the Datastore/Real-time performance data Write Latency Avg 14 ms Max 41 ms Read Latency Avg 4.5 ms Max 12 ms People ...
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Unable to ping Redhat 5.6 instance on vmware esx 5.1

I am running vmware esx 5.1 and I've created an instance of red hat 5.6 Desktop with a static ip address. When I restart the red hat guest I am able to ping it from another system but then as soon as ...
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Converting a Hyper-V VM with a vhdx drive to a VMWARE format

We've been looking at converting virtual machines from Hyper-V 2012 which use .VHDX drives into a vmware-compatible format. So far, we haven't found any tools that can actually do this. Any ideas ?
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Webserver failover with VMs on Two esxi 5.1

I have two server on datacenter with two websites abc.com, cde.com, and my model : ESXi 1 NIC1 113.11.11.11 from ISP NIC2 192.168.1.1 cross connect NIC2 ESXi2 VM CentOS6 ...
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Identify VMWare Guest from within Linux Guest [duplicate]

Is there somewhere from a Linux guest that will show me if the VM is running on VMWare's hypervisor? Ideally a method that doesn't require vmware tools to be installed... maybe something in /proc or ...
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How it possible to remove license from ESXi?

We have an existing ESXi 5.1, that we want to backup with Veeam. Veeam works only with free version, which actually fine by us as the server underused. Is there any way to remove the existing ...
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VMware ESXi - Fiber Channel Configuration

I am trying to connect a promise vTrak e610f to a VM running on ESXi 5.5u1 through a Qlogic QLE8242 HBA. I want to use RDM to connect to connect it to a Ubuntu 12.04LTS VM. After installing the ...
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ESXi Tools download page doesnt load

I installed ESXi 5.5 on my server today, and I’m stuck on the point where it says: Download toold to manage this host from: http://192.168.0.2/ (STATIC) I went onto my Windows client, and tried to ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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V2P of a domain controller?

I work in an environment where the amount of paperwork I have to do to stand up a single server in boundless. That being said I'm standing up two new 2012 R2 Domain Controllers. One is to be a virtual ...
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remount a iSCSI datastore in ESXI host after network faillure

I run ESXI 5.1 and all my virtual machines are in a NAS mapped by iSCI datastore. My router broke and obviously all the vm's where cut from their disks. What I understand is that when such event ...
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VMWare - Get notified when someone is accessing via Remote-Console

recently i (got) moved to a virtual machine with my workstation. There's only one thing i am worry about - 40 people will have the ability to watch me working without me knowing about (except cursor ...
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Virtualisation suitable for packet-intensive application?

We have a custom and VERY bespoke application that runs on a Windows 2008R2 server. It's primary function is to connect to many tens of thousands of IP addresses as quickly as possible and interrogate ...
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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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vmware tools - understanding guest active memory

I'm using vSphere 5.1. According to here, guest active memory in "Resouse Allocation" tab is: Amount of memory recently accessed From other hand, in "Performance" tab, active memory means from ...
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Using a NAS as a vSphere datastore [closed]

I have an IBM server x3850 M2. It has SAS drives that are too small for all of my Virtual Machines. I also have an entry level Netgear ReadyNAS unit. Can I use this as a datastore, and what kind of ...
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Convert to uki to install on IBM bladecenter

I am remotely managing an IBM blade center, while reading the documentation on how to install OS using the administration page, I found this part it talks about uploading a UKI file, and install it on ...
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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1

Environment: Storage: HP P2000 MSA G3 SAS Array with 24 300GB 10k SAS Disks Two Storage Controllers with redundant SAS connections to each host Hosts: Three HP DL380 G7s with a 10GB SD Card, ...
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ESXi 4.1 VM gone after hard reboot

I have a serious problem here. After I forced a reboot of a freezed ESXi 4.1 server, a VM is literally gone. When I ssh to the host and run ls -lah inside the datastore, it returnes: ...
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Migrating a VMware ESXi 3.5 image from one server to another

The primary reason we're migrating is to keep all our configuration settings ... php, mysql, Apache Solr ... the same when we change servers. The existing server is behind a firewall and that's all ...
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Is OpenStack live migration possible without shared storage?

Like many people I am considering creating 'private cloud' using either OpenStack or VMware. VMware vMotion has a nice feature which allows Live Migration of VMs even without shared storage. I have ...
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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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can't access vSphere when rebooting vCenter Appliance

My root passw for vCenter Appliance has expired and I need to boot it from Linux Live-CD in order to recover it, now whenever I reboot the vCenter Appl. within the vSphere console, I loose connection ...