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

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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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Win Server 2008 won't use assigned static ip (uses 169. instead)

I cloned a vmware machine on vSphere client, which meant I needed to run NewSID or sysprep to change the SID. As newSID isn't available any more, I ran sysprep without checking the generalise option, ...
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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 ...
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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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MCE Error Codes/Pink Screen - Should they be a cause for concern?

So I recently purchased a server grade system along with all server grade peripherals. I'm licensed for ESXi 6 and have all recent patches installed. System has been running around 2 weeks now and ...
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Only one virtual host can reach the gateway at a time?

I've installed vSphere 6.0 and gotten one host up and running. But it seems that no matter what I do, only one host can reach the gateway at one time. Any other hosts brought up can ping other virtual ...
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Error while adding new host to vm center

I am trying to add a new host to a VMWare Cluster. I get the error: A general system error occurred: Timed waiting for vpxa to start" When I look on the host, I get many events of Refresh ...
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PowerCLI - Network nested ESXi

Is there a way to configure the management interface of a nested ESXi Guest over PowerCLI? I'm looking to automate the configuration of a nested ESXi VM for testing customer configurations / ...
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VMware ESXi, uploaded virtual machines won't start

We just installed a new ESXi server to our office (LENOVO TS140, ESXi 6.0.0). If I create a new virtual machine on ESXi, it works well, but we have a lots of old virtual machines (not that old though, ...
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howto copy files on esxi datastore using scp?

how to copy files on esxi4 datastore (fs=vmfs) over network using console (SSH)? giving up older question:have seen on vmware forums that its not possible have a USB drive NTFS attached to ESXi4 ...
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How to made local network in VMWare ESXi 5.5? [closed]

I want to make alternative for mikrotik or cerio routers for ESXi. I need to setup virtual machine with debian and configure iptables. It will work like router. And i need to made local network in ...
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Apple XServe 2,1 Questions (ESXi, Temp) [closed]

So I have Apple XServe 2, 1 (Earlier 2008 model) I am trying to install ESXi 5.1 on it. I've read it that it's possible. I'be burnt the ESXi ISO to a dvd-r. I am now trying to boot from it but I have ...
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FreeBSD VMware and CAM status: SCSI Status Error

I'm running a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p19 on a VPS (VMware). My ISP is experience a rapid data growth, and these messages spontaneous started to show up in our logs a week ago. Sep 25 09:00:50 srv03 ...
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How can a VMware datastore be moved to a different device?

I have two disks physical disks and only one datastore at the moment. I would like to move my datastore from Disk2 to Disk1. I'm sure this is possible but I cannot figure out how to do it from the ...
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Achieving File Server Redundancy

We are in the process of moving all servers (or virtualising physicals) into a central datacenter connected via MPLS. Currently we are fully redundant on most aspects - RDS Farms, SQL Clusters, ...
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App not using all cores on VM after migrating host

We have a DL380 G7 with 2x Xeon E5645 processors running at 2.4Ghz, on which we had ESXi 4.1 installed with a few VMs. One of our VMs had Windows Server 2008 R2, with 4x vCPU and 12GB RAM. This was ...
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Can't log into console on ESXi 5.5 server

I'm having the strangest problems with an ESXi 5.5 server. Due to problems getting it added into vSphere, I need to log into the console to do some troubleshooting. I can log into the menu system ...
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Disconnected Network Adapter on VMware - only power cycle solve this

I have a weird issue: On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. I tried to reset the ...
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Export ESXi VM an OVF Template

I'm looking to export a lot of ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.0 vm's as OVF templates - Windows and Linux. It seems like a straight forward process but I'm curious if these process can be detrimental to the vm ...
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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device '6'

I am trying to install a Windows 8.1 from http://modern.ie on an ESXi 5.5 server using the vSphere client. When I try to deploy the OVF template I get the following error message: Failed to deploy ...
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Testing VMware replication on the same storage

We have two sites setup with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) using VMware Replication to synchronize VMs. I need to validate the procedure for the site switch-over but I can use only one site. My ...
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Packet capture on ESXi host

I have an issue I am trying to track down and I believe the problem is with physical networking hardware. I have read the VMWare documentation on the pktcap-uw command and I know I can use it to dump ...
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windows 2012 new installation and EVENT ID 407 408

i just bought server from reliablesite.net which i think its not reliable at all. and installed new windows server 2012 R2 on one of vps..i set an ip address and got remote to server and installed ...
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VMotion Migrations and MySQL Databases

I am currently tasked with evaluating VSphere and VCenter server. I read about the VMotion feature: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-VMotion-DS-EN.pdf This could come in very handy for us. ...
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Server 2012 slow performance on ESXi 5.5

I'm having performance issues with a virtual Server 2012 that is installed on an ESXi 5.5 (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-iso-5.71.3). The hardware server is an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. The server 2012 is acting as ...
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VLAN Communication between Cisco ASA 5510, and VMWare ESXi 5.5

I've having a problem, where my Cisco ASA 5510-v8.2 can't communicate with VM's in a VLAN specific port group. The Cisco ASA is currently sitting in front of a group of VM's that have public IP's. ...
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Fatal error when installing ESXi 5.5

I am trying to install ESXi 5.5 to a computer that ESXi 5.1 is installed before. I am doing installation using the CD-Rom. After I select the boot options in the boot menu, installation starts. After ...
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anything alternative to VMCI technology in ESXi <5.5 for ESXi 6.0?

I have written two applications which I should place them on two different virtual machines. These two apps, need a fast communication between them. as I needed more than 1Gbps, CPU friendly link, I ...
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BUG CONFIRMED: No performance data for VMXNET3 in ESXi 6.0?

Did ESXi 6.0 completely removed the performance data for VMXNET3 or is there is a way, how can enable throughput logging/graphing for VMXNET3? In ESXi 5.5 the ESXi client showed the network ...
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ESXi host loses connectivity to embedded USB storage

Referencing ewwhite's SF question/answer here: What happens when the USB key or SD card I've installed VMware ESXi on fails? I have a real simple question. We deal with this constantly and a ...
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Virtualized endian firewall on VMWare ESXi - VPN Malfunction

we got a physical machine with VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 U1 hosting a virtual Endian Firewall 2.5.2 all is running properly. The NICs are configured as shown in this image: http://imgur.com/o4IXn2D We have ...
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HP c7000 blade enclosure - find esxi version from the XML response

I'm using the http://server.ip/xmldata?item=all to pull/read information about the c7000 blade enclosure. I receive a 5000+ line response from the enclosures with 500+ different XML tags, listing ...
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VMware ESXi error upon boot “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel”

Coming back from a 4-day weekend, I noticed the A/C had been turned off for the duration of the long weekend and the heat was around 80-82 degrees. The HP ProLiant DL185G5 was running but the system ...
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ESXi 5.0 - Software RAID 1 [closed]

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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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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unable to upgrade fom powercli 5.5 u1 to 5.5 u2 , as i am getting the following message "Installation cannot continue.. ,

I have Powercli version 5.5 release 1. and I want to upgrade it to 5.5 release 2 build 2068190. so I try installing Powercli 5.5 u2, and during the installation I faced this problem :- Although I ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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ESXi 6 Free Limits / Restrictions

I've played with ESXi on a local server and wanted to know with the free version could I create VM (CentOS), install WordPress on the VM and host a few websites for my customers (each customer having ...
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ESXi with 1 public IP address [closed]

I have a dedicated server with online.net, and I am setting up esxi 6.0, but I want to have multiple VMs with internet access as well as port forwarding. I have KVM/Console access to the server. I ...
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ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check

In the BIOS of my server I have 2 X 2.26 quad cores, however in VMware I only see 2 cores per CPU ? Surely this isn't right? Processor Cores and Processor sockets should show as below: ...
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esxi traffic Shaping

There's a good description of how traffic shaping works on a esxi Standard Switch here. In short, there are three settings: average bandwith peak bandwith burst size Traffic can be sent with peak ...
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How do you unstage ESXi 5.5 patches

I accidentally staged some patches to a standalone VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 host server. Because this host server runs the vCenter/Update Manager as a guest, I can't use the staged patches and must ...
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Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest

We are running a standalone VMware 5.5 host server (HP ProLiant) that is not part of a cluster or even a SAN with other hosts. It has a number of patches that need to be applied to it and I'm ...
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VMware systems not working on SRW2048 swtich

I received an old Linksys SRW2048 gigabit switch and have used a straight-through serial cable and the console port to reset the flash config back to defaults so that it is configurable for our ...
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How to make VMs get LAN IPs from ESXi 6 Host

I have a very simple setup where my ESXi host is hooked up to the LAN just as other regular PCs. I have created a few VMs on that host and want to be able to access the LAN as if these were hooked up ...
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Clone/Copy Windows Server 2012 running on VMware ESXi 5.5.0

I am pretty new to server administration, I have a server machine running WMware ESXi 5.5.0 and there is a Windows Server 2012 running "inside" it (because of being running as virtual machine, it only ...
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List all files on VMware datastores - PowerCLI/SSH?

I've a requirement to list all files across all datastores in my moderately sized VMware vSphere environment (30 ESXi hosts). Knowing a bit of Powershell I thought this would be easy but the process ...
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ESXi 5.5: more than one hour to power up a Win2K VM

Around one year ago I installed an ESXi 5.5 to virtualize an old physical Windows 2000 server that, unfortunately, cannot be easily upgraded/migrated/replaced. Main ESXi datastore was created on top ...
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NFS datastore on ESXi 4.1 breaks win2k8r2 host

I have an NFS server running on Win2k8R2 and an ESXi 4.1 host that uses NFS as a datastore for ghettoVCB backups. No server authentication; unmapped user access by uid/gid; vmkernel port with it's ...