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

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ESXi 6.0: halt command doesn't work in Centos VMs

I have a ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor ( latest version as of today ) and i'm having some problems with Centos VMs. "halt" command simply doesn't work. The VM will remain powered on but totally frozen ( ...
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VMWare-ESXi server dropping packets, shaky connection

I have a few virtual servers running on a VMWare-ESXi server. One of those is a mailserver running Windows server 2003, Has been running quite well for a while now. About 4 days ago, the mailserver ...
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How to get started with vSphere 6.0 and set up the web client? [closed]

I've been tasked with setting up some VMs. I've been given some admin details but no further guidance. The server is a fresh install. My problem is that I'm on Linux/OSX and don't want to run Windows ...
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Quad port NIC vmkernel assignments

I have a quad port NIC in Vmware ESXi 5.5 and each nic port has an equivalent vmkernel with unique ip's/subnet (vmkernel1, 2, 3 and 4). if in case one of my vm's assigned to vmkernel1 is compromised ...
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Multiple SSD's not showing up in ESXi 4.1

The previous configuration for my server was 4x 500GB Drives, 3x 2TB Drives, 1x 480GB SSD and I replace 3 of the 500GB with SSD to look like 1x 500GB, 3x 2TB, 4x 480GB SSD. The previous ...
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ESXi create instances of the virtual machines for each user

We set-up an ESXi server at our office not long ago, it works well. The users connect to the server with vmware Workstation to use the vms, but some of the employees are complaining that they don't ...
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Brute force protection for vSphere ESXi hypervisor?

I couldn't find any docs about how to enable brute force protection for ESXi hypervisor ( including SSH ). Most of my Linux servers will block IPs that try to login more than X times with the wrong ...
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Individual user sessions in vmware esxi

I have a server with vmware esxi 5.5 installed. Basically, I've noticed when I use Vsphere client and logged in as root and another person uses Vsphere client and logged in as root on the same esx ...
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Cannot add soap sensor in prtg monitor

I have a problem with my PRTG monitoring system. I need to monitor my server running VMware ESXi. My ESXi config : esxcli system snmp set -c ... esxcli system snmp set -p 161 esxcli system snmp set -...
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Is there a way to clone an existing VM on an ESXi server without having to re-import it?

I have imported a VM into an ESXi server using the VMware "Converter stand alone utility". However, this process is a little tedious. Since I eventually want several copies of this VM (or, to be ...
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VMWare Error: “No space left on device” when powering up one specific host — even though there is space?

I have a CentOS 5.x system running on VMware ESXi 5.1.0. Recently, I rebooted and it failed to come back up. The error I see is: The error is odd though because my vmware host has plenty of ...
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How can I fix Purple Screen of Death for ESX 5.5?

I have a ESX 5.5 installed on my HP Proliant DL 180 G6 with a configuration of 8X Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz, 24 Gb RAM. Recently the server has crashed four times, showing the Purple ...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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VMware - VM not getting DHCP address after reboot

We are having a strange behaviour in our ESX-cluster: The Infrastructure: we have 2 ESXi 5.5.0 build 2718055 in a cluster, managed by vCenter. We are using an Essentials licence, so we do not have ...
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SQL Server VSS writer interfering with VMWare snapshots

After changing to TSM for the VMWare backups, we've started experiencing an odd issue with our Snapshot backups. We take system drive snapshots as a backup solution for the machine states. All the ...
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How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about

Not a technical question, but a valid one nonetheless. Scenario: HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 8 with 2 x 8-core Xeon E5-2667 CPUs and 256GB RAM running ESXi 5.5. Eight VMs for a given vendor's system. ...
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Why is VMware vSphere Client hanging at the console?

When I use the vSphere Client (against an ESXi 4.1 server) it hangs a lot. It's always at the same place - using the console on a VM. The console stops responding - and a lot of times, the management ...
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Can ESXi pass video card to VM to do CUDA?

I have an ESXi 4.1 running on hardware that can run 4 16-lane PCI-e cards. I would like to have access to the underlying hardware from a Linux VM, to run some CUDA programs. So far all I can see ...
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Latest VMware Update Applied Yet Still Missing Update

We are running an HP server with VMware ESXi 5.5. This host happens to run our vCenter 5.5 Windows Server 2008R2 server. Because the VMware Update Manager is part of vCenter, I can't use it to ...
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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 / clusters....
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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 host....
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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 ...