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

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Identifying what caused a server reboot

I have an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 that is running VMWare ESXi 5.5. It has been rebooting itself at seemingly random intervals for the past 24 hours. There is only a single VM running, and even if I ...
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VMware two vSwitches Guests can't communicate between them

I have some servers in this configuration: (complete configuration) And I am not able, from VMGuest1, to ping either VMGuest3 or VMGuest4. I can, however, ping Host1 and Host2, which are attached ...
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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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Why is VMware ESXi 5.5 crashing?

I have a ESXi 5.5 box. I've been using VMware for several years and it has been rock solid stable. However I've had a few crashes today. I am building lots of VMs and doing a lot of I/O with ...
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If I join esxi to an Active Directory domain, how does it choose which DC to authenticate to?

I'm familiar to vSphere and large installations, and not at all familiar with the free products. Topology & configuration We have some branch offices that use ESXi and have a DC resident on ...
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How can I encrypt 2008 Server Running under esxi

I have a need to run multiple 2008 R2 VMs under the free esxi. Storage will be local to the host. As I understand it, BitLocker is not a supported option in a VM environment from either Microsoft or ...
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VMWare use of Gratuitous ARP REPLY

I have an ESXi cluster that hosts several Windows Server VMs and around 30 Windows workstation VMs. Packet captures show a high number of ARP replies of the form: -sender_ip: VM IP -sender_mac: VM ...
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VM load and ping problems after replacing server motherboard

Recently, we had to replace the motherboard of one of our servers. The procedure was done by IBM as it had guarantee. The server runs ESXi 5.1, with several virtual machines, including our main mail ...
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Host CPID, Geast CPUID and UserCPUID / what are they?

i found out that there are some IDs associated to the CPUIDs in vmx file of each virtual machine, these IDs are; hostCPUID.{Num} hostCPUID.80000001 guestCPUID.{Num} guestCPUID.80000001 ...
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Is it possible to securely add an NFSv4 share to an ESXi Server?

I just wondered how to connect an NFSv4 share as storage extension to my ESXi. Since NFSv4 supports Kerberos, ESXi could use Username and Password to connect to the share, while no one else could ...
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Why VM snapshots are affecting performance?

I read in one of the VMware KB article says that snapshots will directly proportional to VM performance. But my team keep asking me how snapshots can affect performance. I would like to give them ...
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ESXi and Windows Server CPU parking

For those that don't know, CPU parking is a feature in recent Windows Server releases that allows Windows to pretty much drop a CPU core to zero use, and having nothing use it. It's been introduced as ...
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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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arp problems with transparent bridge on linux

I've been trying to secure my virtual machines on my esx server by putting them behind a transparent bridge with 2 interfaces, one in front, one at the back. My intention is to put all the firewall ...
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Querying the VMware vCenter Database (VCDB) to calculate storage capacity

Attempting to figure out the storage capacity within a VBlock so I can further look into it's usage by host and vm. VBlock -- It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure ...
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vmware virtual machine keeps freezing

Strangely I have a virtual machine that keeps constantly freezing for some seconds or minutes. On the OS side, the CPU and memory used are quite low. On VMWare side, it's the same, the machine never ...
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Limiting - IOPS in VMware causing servers to run VERY slow

I have servers running a few different iSCSI SAN units. I was trying to balance IO requests to the datastores, so I started changing the "Limit - IOPS" on my servers from unlimited to 100-400 ...
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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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Add RAM to VMware VM with scheduled task?

I need to add RAM to a web server on a production environment. The server is a Windows 2008 server VM running on ESXi 5 that does not support hot plugging of memory. I want to add RAM to it and it ...
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ESXi 4: Access physical disk without creating datastore

Recently started experimenting with ESXi 4 on an older system. (I know, v5 is out but I don't have the required hardware yet) The system contains 3 physical disks: Disk A: 250GB IDE containing ESXi ...
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Can't connect to ESXi with vSphere Client

after changing IPs on of the ESXi hypervisor (without setting to maintenance mode), I can't access the vCenter Server with vSphere anymore. But I can access the ESXi over SSH. So, the IP is correct, ...
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Why does ESX require so many restarts?

So more curiosity than anything while I wait for my upgrades but: I can upgrade all the packages in my Linux desktop, without one single restart. ESX is Linux based (or BSD?) why is it that when ...
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How can I deploy template-based VM from Linux?

We are trying to provide our Linux engineers with a CLI to deploy VMWare vSphere VMs using templates. The vSphere CLI looks promising but the documentation doesn't mention templates. Does anyone ...
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Link aggregation in ESXi 5.5 [closed]

I have a virtual machine on my ESXi server with Ubuntu installed on it. The server has 4 1Gb/s ports that I want to use them all for my virtual machine. An obvious (yet kinda stupid) way would be ...
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VMWare - Connecting two hosts (not physically connected) via a vSwitch

I have an esxi 5.5 host in Chicago and Dallas. Both servers are controlled by my vcenter server. I have a MySQL server in chicago that is accessed through an internal only vswitch from the servers on ...
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VMWare ESXi has two diagnostics partitions

I just installed a new VMWare ESXi 5.5 server and checked the partitions on old 5.0 ESXi and on the new 5.5 ESXi and the new one has two VMWare Diagnostics partitions but the old one has only one. ...
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What will be the ill effects of turning off and on server daily

I have IBM server x 3850 M2 with remote system adapter. It has 128GB RAM and 4 SAS drives Its basically for my home labs , developmenet and testing I think that if i make it on 24 x 7 then i will ...
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on VMWare ESX - How to reduce base load

I just installed two new virtual machines with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on our VMWare ESXi 5.1 Server and noticed a base load of about 800 Mhz without the machine doing actual work. Now I wonder ...
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rsync ESXI 5.5 out of memory in receive_sums [duplicate]

I statically compiled the latest rsync (3.1.1) & can successfully execute the command on my ESXI server. I am getting the following error from rsync however: ERROR: out of memory in receive_sums ...
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Mysterious “fragmentation required” rejections from gateway VM

I've been troubleshooting a severe WAN speed issue. I fixed it, but for the benefit of others: Via WireShark, logging, and simplifying the config I narrowed it down to some strange behaviour from a ...
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RHEL 6 iSCSI LUNs

I have a RHEL system set up as an iSCSI target with 2 luns shared out via one target via the following configuration in /etc/tgt/targets.conf (which I built following the commented out examples in ...
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ESXi 5.5 Unable to connect to a ESXI

I've lost connection to several ESXi 5.5. First, I saw they lost connection with vCenter (5.5 SLES Appliance). Then I tried to connect directly to the ESXi using the vSphere Client, and got Error ...
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vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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HP ProLiant Gen8 BIOS settings for VMware ESXi

What BIOS settings should be set on a HP BL460c Gen8 server so that ESXi 5.5 runs correctly?
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How can I disable/suppress the warning I get for having SSH enabled on an ESX/ESXi host?

I administer a large number of ESXi hosts, and in order to do that efficiently, I pretty much need to have SSH allowed into the hosts at all times, as it's just far too burdensome to enable and ...
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What does this mean: “SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL does not support device configuration”?

Can anyone tell me what this means in ESXi 5.1?: SATP VMW_SATP_LOCAL does not support device configuration I've googled it and I get a lot of results, but as yet all the pages that contain the ...
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how to established a two way network link between vswitch0 and vswitch1

I have a Exsi 5.1 Lab with a Freesco router which enables my private network range 192.168.1.. talk to my vm network range 192.168.0.. but not the other way around I can ping any machine in my (vm ...
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What does the ESX helper0-0 process do?

I have a laptop used for development purposes (EliteBook 8540p) upon which I have installed ESXi 5.5 to run multiple servers and make use of snapshots for rollback. After installing ESX and prior to ...
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ESXi / Networking / security [closed]

I'm designing a VMware 5.5 infra, from memory and the course notes, I'm struggling around the networking, I know the management network, vmotion network and NFS all have to be on separate networks. ...
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Relate multiple physical network ports to ESXi's virtual network adapter

I have a ESXi 5.0 machine with 1 built-in (in motherboard) network port, plus 2 ethernet PCI cards - each has 4 ports. To sum up - I have a total of 9 physical network ports in the machine. How do I ...
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using zabbix to monitor vmware datastores

The current vmware infrastructure is a mix of ESX and ESXi at 3, 3.5 and 4.1 releases. What I would like to achieve is being able to monitore the free space of the datastores through zabbix which is ...
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Dell Equallogic PS5000E Multipathing Extension Module for VMware vSphere required even if storage is not presented to ESXi?

Single Dell Equallogic PS5000E array, fw 7.0.5, dual controller, NIC0 and NIC1 on each controller are on the iSCSI VLAN, NIC2 on each controller is on the management VLAN. VMware vSphere 5.5, ...
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Vmware credential errors with zabbix check

I want to monitor my vmware infrastructure with Zabbix. I follow https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.2/manual/vm_monitoring, but i doesn't have any new hosts or VM i have this error in log : ...
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VMWare - Jumbo Frames over iSCSI to a NAS4Free array

I am having problems getting Jumbo Frames working over my iSCSI connection. Here is what I try. 4 1GbE connections on 4 different subnets on my NAS4Free array for iSCSI, MTU set at 9000 2 redunant ...
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dell poweredge r900 hard drive max limit [closed]

Hey all I am in the market to buy a home server and ive been looking at different configurations and found the R900 having the best bang for the buck. However it concerns me that it states on dells ...
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Network adapter to eth number mapping for vmware

I have a ubuntu vm on ESXi 5.5 with 6 e1000 interfaces. And at creation of the vm I assign a different network to all of them and power it up. When I login to linux I see eth0-eth5 but the order is ...
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How should I copy my VM templates between vSphere datacenters?

Background/Environment Architecture: My current environment for $corp_overlords$ is set up in a hub-and-spoke model with a technologically well-endowed home office hub (SAN, bladecenter/bladesystem ...
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Wyse P25 VGA port is set as display 2

I'm running VMware View 5 environment and we are using Wyse P25's to connect via PCoIP. If we plug the monitor in to the display port everything comes up fine, but if we plug the monitor into the VGA ...
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ESX Unix guest & AnywhereUSB [closed]

We got a Nagios (FAN) VM within an ESXi little cluster (4 servers). I have to configure SMS alerts with Nagios, so I have to plug a phone via usb. Problem : I want my usb to be seen even if my VM ...
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Active CARP network loop

I have to setup, no matter what, a cluster of 3 active OpenBSD 5.5 with CARP on 3 separate ESXi 5.5 hosts. I think I'm close to the end but I have this message in /var/log/messages : carp0: replay ...