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

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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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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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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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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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iSCSI Datastores not found after Power Failure

I have an ESXi 5 host running 3 virtual servers. 1 of these servers uses a datastore via Software iSCSI on a separate piece of hardware. When the two hardware servers (storage and host) experience ...
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ESXi - What could be the cause of high write latency on a local datastore?

I have a ESXi 5.5 server and I'm experiencing high write latency on a local datastore. This datastore is on a virtual disk provided by a RAID card (two SATA disks on RAID 1). When I copy large ...
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How Reliable is Virtualization when compared to dedicated Hardware?

In my organisation we have plenty of mission critical servers and currently there is a debate whether for critical servers we should use VMWare vSphere 5 or have a dedicated hardware? The perception ...
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Possible to install vmware tools 5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04?

According to this pdf, it should be possible to install vmware tools 5.5 for Ubuntu 5.5, but the kernel versions doesn't match for vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.2.0-29-generic-pae and the latest Ubuntu ...
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Are there any disadvantages to unusual RAM amounts for virtual machines?

This is going to seem like a silly question, but many many years ago I somehow got it into my head, perhaps from reading an article or speaking to people 'in the know' that a computer should not be ...
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ESXi 5.5 missing VMware Tools ISOs

The VMware Tools ISO's in my new ESXi 5.5 installation are missing. Where can I download them from?
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Can't login to OpenManage on ESX server

I have a ESXi 5.1 update 1 server and have installed OMSA on this host using: esxcli software vib install –d /tmp/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.3.0-588_A00.VIB-ESX51i.zip After which I rebooted the host. ...
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ESXi 5.5 Configuration Not Saved After Reboot

I just installed a new copy of ESXi 5.5 onto a USB (32GB) stick and am trying to set up the configuration. However, when I reboot the server the cahnges I made to configuration like Ip's SSH settings ...
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How to backup drivers from a 5.1 ESXi install?

I have a running system with ESXi 5.1 using specific drivers for two network cards. I can't remember how I found them, so I'd like to make a backup of these drivers for a new ESXi 5.5 install. It ...
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How to connect to server with ESXi through the Internet? [closed]

I have a samll lab I can practice on. I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. I have a Dell Juniper JSRX210 H and a management laptop. I also have the Internet connection (I simply ...
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Syslog info from vmware hosts to graylog are not collecting correctly

I have a graylog syslog server running on debian, running fine. I wanted to send syslogs from our Vmware ESX hosts to Graylog. I point a ESX host to the syslog by doing the following: I open vSphere ...
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Re-deploy/update Windows server from VMWare template

Our company is considering a remote desktop farm, and I just wanted to see if anyone has any advice on some procedures. Basically, we will have a connection broker sitting in front of several remote ...
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VMware vmx HDD boot order and CD-ROM boot order

In a VMWare .vmx file one can set a key to define the order of HDDs to try for booting, e.g.: bios.hddOrder = "scsi2:2,scsi0:1,ide1:0" This is useful when there are many possible bootable HDDs ...
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Second IP for VPS on VmWare ESXI?

I bought a VPS Server run on vmware ESXI and this server just had one IP; Now I decided to ask from the reseller to give me another IP; He says in order to do that he have to remove my account and ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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ESXi 5.0 disabled remote access

I have problem with remote access to my ESXi 5.0 host. Everything was working OK until I rebooted the ESXi host. After the reboot, the following tasks no longer work: Cannot open the initial web ...
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vm copied by veeam but I can't see it on vmware

I copied a vmware virtual machine by veeam 6.1. with "vm copy" task. Veeam is installed on a vm together with vsphere client over a vmware physical host. Now I want modify or start the vm I have ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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Installing Vmware tools on a hypver v guest

I'm looking to migrate guests from Hyper-V over to Vmware. Within the steps, I would like to install vmware tools on the transfer while the guest is running on hyper-V. As expected, Vmware tools ...
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Will the upgrade from esxi 5.1 to 5.5 preserve host settings?

Specifically network settings, we have it set up so that our hypervisor can see a storage server on the network. Will this need to be reconfigured after the upgrade?
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We need limitted functionality like automated installation. Which virtualization is better for us? [closed]

We are about to buy a server and we want to make it as our Virtualization environment. This server will be in isolated environment and will not have direct access to production environment. We ...
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Add two disks to existing mirrored logical drive using hpacucli

I have an ESX-server with an existing disk array which consists of 6 disks that are mirrored: Array: A Interface Type: SAS Unused Space: 0 MB Status: OK Array Type: Data Logical Drive: 1 ...
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retaining UUID, MAC address, while moving VM from VMware Workstation to ESXi

VMware Workstation 9, VMware ESXi 5.1, Windows 7 x64 VM No vCenter access, but I could deploy a vCVA if need be. I am able to move the VM from Workstation to ESXi just fine. Using the ...
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ESXi: Storage Adapter Paths - Active/Standby to Active/Active

We have a couple of servers acting as VM hosts (ESXi v5.1) and they are connected to a Dell MD3220 SAS Array (2 cables each, split across 2 controllers). We've just noticed that multipath wasn't ...
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ESXi 5.5 on HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server

I want to install ESXi 5.5 on a HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server but it doesn't see any disks. Any idea why? I don't see any option in the BIOS regarding storage. I have 8 SATA drives and want to use them ...
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Download HP Power Protector for ESXi

The HP PowerProtector user guide states that to install the HP PowerProtector client on an ESXi Host: Download the latest version of HPPP from the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/rackandpower). ...
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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 vms have sporadically high cpu usage on a hostA and not on HostB

Now I know this is a loaded questions, so let me give you some background on the environment. 5 HP DL585 G7 esxi hosts in a cluster running esxi 5.1u1 running a bunch of ubuntu vms with various ...
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Changing time intervals for vSphere performance monitoring, and is there a better way?

I have a set of experiments running on a cluster node which is running ESXi 5.1, and I want to monitor the resource consumption on the node itself. Specifically, I am currently running experiments on ...
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What are the benefits of having local disks on hypervisor nodes running VMs off a SAN?

When an hypervisor like XenServer or vSphere can be run on diskless nodes (eg. by booting from flash cards or from the network) and VM storage is handled via a SAN, is there any good use for local ...
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Boot disk with VMFS read/write driver

I want to rule out the ESXi kernel being the cause for my terrible 15MB/s write speed on the local VMFS datastore. I am using a Dell PERC H710 RAID controller, and would like to boot from a boot disk ...
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My Ubuntu VM needs to connect to a proxy server [closed]

I have created an Ubuntu Server VM on my ESXi server that I access through the VMWare vSphere client. But whenever I try to connect to the internet, it won't work. It is because I am on a company ...
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ESXi standalone host cannot power on any virtual machines

I have a standalone VMWare ESXi host on ESXi 5.1. It currently has a handful of VMs powered on, and they are running fine. If I try to power on any other VM - any VM at all - I am receiving the ...
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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 ...
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What will be deleted when I delete snapshot?

Using ESXi 5.0, I had a disk which was converted from VHD to VMDK using Winimage which left me with a sparse VMDK. I tried to snapshot the VM after importing it which caused a problem. I believe I ...
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ESXi configuration [closed]

I just bought a dedicated server on online.net I have a public and a private ip. I installed esxi from their panel and I can connect successfully with my vsphere client. The problem is this: I want ...
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VMware vSphere cluster design for site redundancy

I have a question about the best design for site redudancy when using vSphere clusters. A bit of background info about our situation first though. We are a medium-sized company with two main ...
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Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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what is acceptable datastore latency on VMware ESXi host?

Looking at our performance figures on our existing VMware ESXi 4.1 host at the Datastore/Real-time performance data Write Latency Avg 14 ms Max 41 ms Read Latency Avg 4.5 ms Max 12 ms People ...
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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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esxi 5.0 Command Line, no disown command

In linux I would use the disown command to disconnect a backgrounded process from my terminal so when I quit the terminal or disconnected from it, the job would continue as a child of the init ...
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VM Folders in ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor (free)

Is there any way to create folders for my VMs on ESXi Hypervisor 5.1? I can create folders for my VMs on my licensed ESXi hosts with vCenter. The closest I can get on ESXi Hypervisor is to create ...
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Packet drop monitoring on vmnic objects

I'm trying to create a script via PowerCLI that can monitor packet drops for vmnic objects. I was able to find online a version of the script that does exactly what I want for host servers, however ...
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VMwre ESXi 5 - Hardware Health Status shows “Unknown”

I have a Cisco UCSC-C220-M3SBE server that runs ESXi 5.0.0 to run 2 VMs for Cisco CUCM and Cisco Unity. It is a standalone host, no vcenter. If I go into the Configuration tab, then Health Status I ...