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

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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 ...
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Out of date VM tools - issue with MS licencing.

I had an issue recently, where vmware tools on a production server, went out of date and caused the server in question to become unlicensed, I noticed this completely by accident.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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RDP to Desktop VM connected to VPN

We use a variety of VPN connections (Sonicwall, Cisco, Nortel, all sorts) to connect to client networks. We make all these connections from ESXi Virtual Machines running Windows XP at our various ...
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Vmware ESXi 5.5 can't connect to iSCSI target with blockio enabled

I'm currently trying to add a new iSCSI target that is set to run blockio instead of fileio. The iSCSI target i located on a Ubuntu server 13.10 and i already connected one my ESXi host to on target ...
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Emulating a different CPU architecture per a VM on VMware ESXI

I currently have a VMWare ESXI server. We plan on having some build machines for compiling and testing software however we've run into a problem. All of the CPUs that the software will end up ...
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SSH not working when called by automated script

SUMMARY: My script which includes ssh runs fine from the command line but the ssh part does not work when the script is called by an an automated daemon (apcupsd). DETAIL: I've got an ESXi server and ...
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Enabling 3D support on Ubuntu 11.04 guest in ESXi 5

I'm having a heck of a time finding any support for this. I'd like to enable 3D support for a natty instance. The option is grayed out. Is there some magic voodoo that I have to perform to enable ...
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VMware ESXi SSD on RAID showing as non-ssd

I am replacing a KVM server with a ESXi server. I just installed ESXi 5.5u1 and added a data store. The new server has 4 SSD drives in RAID 6 using hardware RAID. When I added the data store VMware ...
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Unable to create datastore extent on VMware ESXi 5.5 - HP Smart Array P800

I have a HP P800 array controller connected to a HP MSA60 with 12x 1TB SATA drives installed. I provisioned a single array with 1 spare in ACU. I have followed this KB and created 4x 1.9TB logical ...
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How to install ganglia on vmware esxi 5.5 host? [closed]

I want to install ganglia monitoring tool on esxi host so that i can monitor vm's usage. Can anyone give me a installation guide/link which i can refer/follow to install it? PS: I am total newbie to ...
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Hardware status with ESXi shows incomplete hardware info; wrong BMC details

I have an ESXi host that's part of a cluster of identical Dell R710 servers. One of the servers in the "Hardware" tab shows an incomplete list of hardware sensors, and under the BMC node, shows ...
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How do I give label to vSwitches on VMWare?

I've searched extensively trying to name the vSwitches that I create, but all I can name them are "vSwitchX" where x= some number. How do I give these switches names? I'm using the Web Client. ...
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How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?

I have a number of VMs that were based on the same template, each with about 2GB of storage. They all share read-only access to a 50GB volume (currently via NFS, but that is up for negotiation). I ...
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changing iSCSI block storage backup solutions, does CBT need to be reset?

VMware vSphere 5.1, iSCSI block storage, old backup solution uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for incremental backups. New backup solution also uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT), but the current CBT ...
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Issue with VMWare vSphere and NFS: re occurring apd state

I am experiencing issues with VMWare vSphere 5.1 and NFS storage on 2 different setups, which result in an "All Path Down" state for the NFS shares. This first happened once or twice a day, but lately ...
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ESXi 5.5, slow network speed when writing to guests

This is an issue that has been bugging me for a lot time with ESXi. I had the issue with my old Dell server (ESXi 5.0 and 5.5) and even with my new Dell T20 (ESXi 5.5). For the current issue at hand I ...
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Massively large number of packets dropped by interface

I have a virtual machine on ESXi 5 acting as a firewall for a PBX, it is running vyatta. When I run tcpdump on any interface, I get some ridiculous numbers! e.g. 4 packets captured 402 packets ...
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Nested RDP and VMWare and ILO console sessions: keystroke repetition and latency

I'm working on a remote server installation entirely through ILO (but this also applies to IPMI and VMWare console sessions). Due to the software application and environment, my access is restricted ...
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ESXi alerts to consolidate but there were no snapshots taken

I recently came a cross a disk failure on our server and got the disk replaced. Due to this disk failure there were certain issues which raised and now its going up and down. What my problem is that, ...
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Easiest Way to Keep Time Synced on VMware Cluster

I have a three host VMware cluster (5.1) running mainly windows 2008r2 servers with a single DC. I'm having allot of problems with time drift across the servers and while I've found several articles ...
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Continuous I/O latency error on ESXi 5.0

Recently I posted a question on HP Proliant DL180 G6 - Smart Array P410, bay 11 error which the answers helped me to dig through. And today that I just noticed under my vSphere log which gives a ...
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Invert Fn keys on Terminal Server

We are using HP T510 Thin Clients to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Terminal Server. This server is a Virtual Machine. The host is a HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 (ESXi Host). The keyboard that is ...
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vmware esxi 5, cant create snapshots and consolidate fails, how to delete old or consolidate redo logs?

I have a VM that seems to be working ok, but when VMWare DR (or I) tries to create a snap shot, it fails, and when I view the summary page of the VM it has a warning at the top showing that the disks ...
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ESXi 5.1 SCSI and NMP Errors Filling vmkernel.log

On a group of ESXi 5.1 systems, I am seeing the following errors every 5 minutes or so: 2014-04-04T11:22:45.374Z cpu1:8193)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2319: Cmd 0x1a (0x4124022be3c0, 0) to dev ...
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VMware Converter Agent: does it transfer all disk blocks or only the ones actually in use by filesystem?

When using VMware Converter Agent on a powered on (physical or virtual) Windows system, will it sent over the network all the disk blocks or only those actually in use by the NTFS filesystem? I am ...
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(Re)building a RAID1 on a IBM M1015 SAS/SATA controller

I have setup a server (Intel S5500BC) with two pairs of HDs (2 x 130 GB SATA and 2 x 2 TB SAS) on an IBM M1015 SAS/SATA RAID controller. I wanted to configure them as two RAID1 arrays. Unfortunately ...
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Move big file from VM to host hypervisor in vmware vsphere

I have a big file (220G) I would like to move from a virtual machine to its host. The file is actually another virtual machine's disk file. for other smaller files, I would have done that with a ...
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IBM server x3400-7976KGJ support for VMWare ESXi 5

I searched over internet but I haven't been able to find if an IBM server x3400-7976KGJ is compatible with VMWare ESXi 5.0/5.5; I need to install a Windows Server 2012 OS on this machine and with the ...
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Emulate VMware vswitch on KVM [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about emulating how a standard vswitch works in KVM. In VMware you have the following: vmnic -> vswitch(tagged) -> port group (untagged) So all traffic going to the ...
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Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning

I'm looking for a good solution to a VMware ESXi environment issue where there's no vCenter available. What's the best way to move a VM from one datastore to another on a single ESXi host, while ...
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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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Upload from VMware Workstation 10 to ESXi 5.1 fails consistently with `Upload failed: Execution aborted.`

Situation: VMware Workstation 10 on Windows 8.1 ESXi 5.1 on HP XW6600 Connecting by IPv4 IP address (i.e. no DNS resolution is used) Both connected to the same physical Gigabit router Just ...
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HP Proliant DL180 G6 - Smart Array P410, bay 11 error

I've been trying to search over ther internet for a solution to fix this. I'm the new IT person for my organization and our previous IT have not kept any records on certain things. I do understand, ...
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Command to add permissions to user under ESXi 4.1 via console

So I don't have to give them the password for the root account, wich is shared with other services, I need to add administrator rules to another user in several (30+) ESXi 4.1.0 servers. Creating the ...
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How to send a snapshot of a VM

This may sound a bit simple and I could have it answered myself already but I just want to be sure in the process of sending someone a snapshot of my VM. So I am running vmware vsphere client version ...
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How do you get the VMWare vSphere client to work on Windows 7 RC?

When trying to connect to a ESXi server using the VMWare vShere Client I get an error: Error parsing the server "server" "clients.xml" file. Login will continue, contact your system administrator. ...
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What directories to backup on ESXi apart from the VMs?

I know how to backup the VMs in the datastore, but what about the ESXi config? In case of a disaster recovery (like fire and such) which directories should I backup off-site to be able to restore an ...
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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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Suddenly cannot reach (ping) remote server on a remote site

We have 2 sites linked together with VPN tunnel (Fortigate 60C devices). On each site I have ESXi server with a couple of VMs. Normally, everything works fine. Site 1 (S1) subnet is ...
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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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vSphere ESXi - Use both HP ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL360p Gen8 in the same cluster

I have vSphere cluster with few HP DL360 G7 servers, with Intel X5675 processor. I want to buy new server, HP 360 Gen8 with E5-2600 processors. Can I have this 2 kinds of servers in the same ...
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ESXi host losing connection to vCenter

I'm having a very odd issue with a single ESXI host. I have 2 identical hosts, core i3, 6 nics, 16g ram. 4 of the nics are used for Management, vmotion, vm network, all on different vlans. They ...
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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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ESXi server has “frozen” for lack of a better term, possible causes?

We have several ESXi servers in colocation and this one has been running along fine for some time until a few weeks ago when it threw a drive from its mirror and "halted" all of the disk access. The ...
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esxi 5 monitoring

I'm new to esxi/vmware world. Have few question about monitoring esxi host. Now I'm using trial versian esxi 5.1 I can see performance charts in vShpere client. Cool. But I want to export this raw ...
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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?