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

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Where the VM files are stored on VMWare ESXi? [closed]

Here is my situation right now, I have a server in a datacenter with some VMs on it which I sold as VPS, Right now the DataCenter has suspended my server because of hack attempt by one of my VMs. They ...
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Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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Does a vCenter need rights to read the Active Directory?

I'm completely lost with SSO and Active Directory. First i had an ESXi 5.1 standalone with vCenter virtual appliance with windows server 2008 r2 active directory, worked great. Later upgraded to 5.5 ...
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ESXi 5x: Changing number of IOPS per path sees dramatic improvements

I'm a bit embarrassed that I've never seen or used the -iops parameter as part of the esxcli deviceconfig options. I stumbled upon an article and proceeded to benchmark before and after using various ...
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Is there still a use for irqbalance on modern hardware?

This question has been asked before, but I believe that the world has changed enough for it to be asked again. Does irqbalance have any use on today’s systems where we have NUMA-capable CPUs with ...
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SQL Server 2012 Cluster BSOD

I'm trying to set up a SQL Server 2012 SP1 "AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance" on top of a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster (cl01) consisting of 2x 2012 R2 nodes (sql1 and sql2). Hosted on VMWare ESXi ...
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ESXi Password Recovery or Migration Path

I am unable to connect via vSphere or SSH to an ESXi hypervisor box that manages two important virtual machines. I do not recall changing any passwords and the data centre does not have any ...
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VMware vCenter Server + VDS - Measure monthly traffic per VM

Is there a way to measure the monthly traffic per VM without having direct access (eg: SNMP) on each VM? I am aware that there is VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager software which claims to provide ...
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vmware conflicts with physical servers

I'm running some HP Proliant DL360 G6 servers with vmware esxi, and I have a Synology Diskstation appliance, all connected to a layer3 switch "Cisco Catalyst 4500" in a specific vlan and every server ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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Unable to ping 127.0.0.1 … except as local Administrator

I'm having this issue with two Server 2008 R2 domain member servers built as VMWare guests. The DCs built at the same time do not have this issue. When I try to ping 127.0.0.1 (or "localhost") when ...
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LACP vs manual load sharing

I have a file server with multiple NICs (1Gbps) consumed by some different kinds of client. Given my switch is configured hash using src and dest ip and port. By manual load sharing I mean NICs on ...
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How to clone vm esxi without shutdown vm?

How do we cloning the VM from VMWare ESXi without shutdown it? The VM is now on production so it will be impossible to shut it because it will create network impact.
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Adding Physical Parallel Port to ESXi 5.1 host

I recently installed a PCIe parallel port into one of our ESXi hosts so I could migrate an old PC onto it that requires a parallel port dongle. I'm having a problem though, because I cannot add the ...
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How to setup virtualization for our Servers / WorkStations? [closed]

I need to setup the virtual environment for our Servers and around 10 workstations. At present, we are connecting to the servers or workstations through Windows Remote Desktop Connection ( mstsc ) on ...
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Can I use Windows browser testing VMs in ESXi

Is it possible to use the free VMWare player virtual machines Microsoft provides via http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads in VMWare ESXi? I downloaded a WinXP IE8 machine, from ...
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VMware: Push Changes from Base VM to a derived Snapshot

I have a base VM just with the operating system on it. There are snapshots of this VM with different installed applications. Now I'd like to provide several software updates to these snapshots. But I ...
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VMWare View VDI - Deployment 50% failure during customizing. (Error: Customization operation timed out.)

VMWare View 5 - ESXi 5.0 DC / DNS - Server 2008 R2 vCenter /SQL / Composer - Server 2008 R2 DataCenter View - Server 2008 R2 DataCenter Pool Attributes: Automated, Linked Clone, Dedicated Guest ...
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Can VMware View Client be a backdoor?

We must connect to an external site using the VMware View Client installed on one of our workstations in our internal network. We don't trust the external site. Is there any chances that the VMware ...
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Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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ESXi CPU resources distribution

I have ESXi hypervisor with i7 990x cpu and i want to understand how to provide resources to 4 Virrual Machines with maximum benefit. First my idea was to provide 1 core for less cpu-dependent vms, ...
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TMG 2010 Physical to Virtual conversion using Vmwar Vcenter standalone converter

I converted Physical TMG 2010 R2 SP2 machine (Windows 2008 R2 SP1) to VM by using VMware Vcenter Standalone converter but stucked in following situation after successful conversion. 1) No adapters ...
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Why is there no output being returned from my check_esx_cim plugin?

I've got several ESXi hosts running v5.0.0-469512 . I'm monitoring these hosts using Icinga. Recently I had to re-install one of these ESXi hosts and after re-installing I can't get all of my ...
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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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VPN connection is open. But can't ping internal network

I have run into a problem with my VPN. At home i have set up a test lab. I Have a server running VMware ESXi and vCenter server, so in my internal network i connect to the vCenter server to manage ...
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vmware Converter issue with 'System Reserved'

Working on converting a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine from physical to virtual. Each time I run the converter it fails at 98%. I'm pretty sure the issue is occurring because vmware doesn't know what ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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vmware on unsupported hardware, should I avoid at all costs?

I have a relatively old Supermicro Superserver 6015v-m3 with a x7dvl-3 motherboard, checking compatibility on vmware website, is compatible only with esxi 3.1 I ignored and tried installing esxi 5.5, ...
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VMware VM with more than 2TB of disk space

I'm a VCP 4 so I'm aware of the configuration maximums for LUNs/RDMs/VMDKs in vSphere 4, but say I want to create a VM that has a logical drive bigger than 2TBs. The only ways I can think of doing ...
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vSphere Performance Graphs - 400x Interfaces?

All of the performance graphs across all hosts and guests in our vmware 4 infrastructure label network traffic on their performance tabs as "Transmitted for 4002", "Transmitted for 4001" etc. Where ...
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VMware Distributed vSwitches (VDS) - Design, theory, *real* use cases and examples?

I'm starting to explore VMware Distributed Switches (dvSwitches or VDS) for use in existing and new installations. Assume VMware version 5.1 and newer with Enterprise Plus licensing. Prior to this, ...
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Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
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Is there anything better than NFS for sharing directories between linux guests on VMWare? [closed]

We have an application that on physical machines distributes work to slaves via a NFS mounted directory shared on the master. This configuration is easy to replicate on VMWare. And seems to give ...
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vSphere — isolated network between hosts

How can I isolate traffic between vSphere hosts, for a test environment, while maintaining the same IP address configuration as the current guest OS's? I have two ESXi 5.0 hosts on my LAN. Each hosts ...
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Can VMWare ESX(i) pull the serial numbers of the physical hard drives of its physical host?

I just inherited a medium-scale Virtual Environment of just over 100 VMs on three different networks. Unfortunatly, my predicessor did not inventory the physcial hard disks utilized in my 19 physical ...
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Best way to convert an esxi 3.1 virtual machine to hyper-v 2012 r2?

I know system center can migrate from esxi 4.0 to hyper-v, but I have esxi 3.1 virtual machines to convert. Anyone faced the same problem?
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VMware ESX Total RAM Capacity less than physical

I have suddenly ran out of my VMWare server memory, and VMware said that I can't make 2GB VM. I only have 3 VM. 3GB, 1GB, and 512MB. I turns out that ESX has less than 6GB I am sure that I have 8GB ...
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Unable to Parse OVF

When trying to import an ovf to my ESXi5.1 box via Vmware convertor v4.0 i get the error : Unable to parse OVF When looking at the logs the only thing I see is [#10] [2013-12-12 08:10:40.494 'App' ...
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Managing several vcenter hosts from one vsphere window

I have a couple of VMware hosts, 4.x and 5.x, on different networks etc. Is it possible to manage them from one instance of vCenter (virtual appliance) 5.5.0? If so, where is the option to add them?
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VMWare - I Deleted a Server, But the .vdmks Still Exist

Here is the back story -- I had consolidation/snapshot problems with a VM server. To solve it I ended up cloning the server, and using the clone. I deleted the original in VCenter, "Delete From ...
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rsync over ssh to esxi

I try to backup esxi via rsync over ssh. I run rsyc but I get error: # rsync -e ssh -av root@ip.esxi:file.txt . sh: rsync: not found rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) ...
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VMWare vSwitch VLAN IDs and tagged/untagged ports

Similar to this question: What happens when a port is configured as ACCESS and is a part of VLAN 'X' and we get a packet of VLAN 'Y' on that port? Will the switch drop it or it will add a VLAN ...
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Format SAS drives HP DL360G6

hoping you can point me in the right direction here. I scored an older HP DL 360G6 and have been having issues installing ESXi. After a bit of searching around a few people suggested completely ...
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Vmware NIC setup [duplicate]

I am planning a VMware cluster (3 host) system on a VRTX. I am trying to keep the network simple, but want to make sure I am covering all my bases, might not have all levels of redundancy, but it will ...
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New puppet master VM counted towards licenses used, old puppet master node made agent no longer responsive

*Using VSphere Client 5.1 Ubuntu precise VM's with Puppet Enterprise 3.3.1 and PostgreSQL 9.3.1 I am utilizing the same postgresql database to manage a new puppet master and I know that the licenses ...
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esxi 5 VMKernel and linux driver compatability mode [closed]

Many peoples around the web say, the esxi 5 kernel isn't based on linux kernel, but in the same times they say "ESX(i) includes a Linux driver compatability mode (drivers still have to be compiled ...
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LACP with VMWare 5.1 Distributed Switches (VDS) over multiple hosts.. How many switch LACP groups?

I'm setting up a 2-host VMWare 5.1 Cluster to use a vDS (Virtual Distributed Switch) with LACP enabled, over 4 NICs (2 per host). In times past, when I've used VMWare Standard Switches with Static ...
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When using the puppet node init command, are the parameters to specify in the answers.install file

On puppet-enterprise version 3.3.1, I am attempting to use the puppet node init command on a VMware puppet master node hosted on a VMware VSphere client with VCenter 5.1.0. My puppet master node has ...
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VMware Performance Monitor: How does aggregation work for VM Processor\% Processor Time

I'm monitoring a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM running on vSphere 5.1 for CPU bottlenecks. I'm using Performance Monitor and configured a few counters. Two of which are Processor\% Processor Time and ...