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

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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server i went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. Witch i expected ...
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vmware tools - understanding guest active memory

I'm using vSphere 5.1. According to here, guest active memory in "Resouse Allocation" tab is: Amount of memory recently accessed From other hand, in "Performance" tab, active memory means from ...
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ESXi Physical to Virtual Migration Unused Hard Drive Space

I figured I would ask before I built a test environment to try this out. I have a physical server that has a somewhat large amount of physical storage. It is running SQL and would prefer to do a cold ...
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VMware vCenter Server + VDS - Measure monthly traffic per VM

Is there a way to measure the monthly traffic per VM without having direct access (eg: SNMP) on each VM? I am aware that there is VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager software which claims to provide ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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Recommended version of vmtools for Ubuntu?

When I browse VMware's VMtools repository I see that they are up to date on CentOS, but not on (any version?) of Ubuntu. ...
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How to clone vm esxi without shutdown vm?

How do we cloning the VM from VMWare ESXi without shutdown it? The VM is now on production so it will be impossible to shut it because it will create network impact.
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LACP vs manual load sharing

I have a file server with multiple NICs (1Gbps) consumed by some different kinds of client. Given my switch is configured hash using src and dest ip and port. By manual load sharing I mean NICs on ...
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Adding Physical Parallel Port to ESXi 5.1 host

I recently installed a PCIe parallel port into one of our ESXi hosts so I could migrate an old PC onto it that requires a parallel port dongle. I'm having a problem though, because I cannot add the ...
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Unable to ping 127.0.0.1 … except as local Administrator

I'm having this issue with two Server 2008 R2 domain member servers built as VMWare guests. The DCs built at the same time do not have this issue. When I try to ping 127.0.0.1 (or "localhost") when ...
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vmware conflicts with physical servers

I'm running some HP Proliant DL360 G6 servers with vmware esxi, and I have a Synology Diskstation appliance, all connected to a layer3 switch "Cisco Catalyst 4500" in a specific vlan and every server ...
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How to setup virtualization for our Servers / WorkStations? [closed]

I need to setup the virtual environment for our Servers and around 10 workstations. At present, we are connecting to the servers or workstations through Windows Remote Desktop Connection ( mstsc ) on ...
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Can I use Windows browser testing VMs in ESXi

Is it possible to use the free VMWare player virtual machines Microsoft provides via http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads in VMWare ESXi? I downloaded a WinXP IE8 machine, from ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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kernel warning in logs: set_rtc_mmss can't update from 0 to 58

I've been seeing a bunch of these log messages Jan 3 00: 58: 57 foo kernel: set_rtc_mmss: can't update from 0 to 58 They occur on CentOS 6.4 VMs running on VMware. I understand it's something to ...
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ESXi CPU resources distribution

I have ESXi hypervisor with i7 990x cpu and i want to understand how to provide resources to 4 Virrual Machines with maximum benefit. First my idea was to provide 1 core for less cpu-dependent vms, ...
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Why is there no output being returned from my check_esx_cim plugin?

I've got several ESXi hosts running v5.0.0-469512 . I'm monitoring these hosts using Icinga. Recently I had to re-install one of these ESXi hosts and after re-installing I can't get all of my ...
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TMG 2010 Physical to Virtual conversion using Vmwar Vcenter standalone converter

I converted Physical TMG 2010 R2 SP2 machine (Windows 2008 R2 SP1) to VM by using VMware Vcenter Standalone converter but stucked in following situation after successful conversion. 1) No adapters ...
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0xc0000225 error after P2V with VMWare Converter

I'm having an error with a P2V conversion of a Server 2008 R2 machine with VMWare Converter. The machine is going from an HP server to a Dell 2950. The machine fails to boot and spits out a ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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VMware: Push Changes from Base VM to a derived Snapshot

I have a base VM just with the operating system on it. There are snapshots of this VM with different installed applications. Now I'd like to provide several software updates to these snapshots. But I ...
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Is there anything better than NFS for sharing directories between linux guests on VMWare? [closed]

We have an application that on physical machines distributes work to slaves via a NFS mounted directory shared on the master. This configuration is easy to replicate on VMWare. And seems to give ...
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vSphere — isolated network between hosts

How can I isolate traffic between vSphere hosts, for a test environment, while maintaining the same IP address configuration as the current guest OS's? I have two ESXi 5.0 hosts on my LAN. Each hosts ...
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Best way to convert an esxi 3.1 virtual machine to hyper-v 2012 r2?

I know system center can migrate from esxi 4.0 to hyper-v, but I have esxi 3.1 virtual machines to convert. Anyone faced the same problem?
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Unable to Parse OVF

When trying to import an ovf to my ESXi5.1 box via Vmware convertor v4.0 i get the error : Unable to parse OVF When looking at the logs the only thing I see is [#10] [2013-12-12 08:10:40.494 'App' ...
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vmware Converter issue with 'System Reserved'

Working on converting a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine from physical to virtual. Each time I run the converter it fails at 98%. I'm pretty sure the issue is occurring because vmware doesn't know what ...
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Managing several vcenter hosts from one vsphere window

I have a couple of VMware hosts, 4.x and 5.x, on different networks etc. Is it possible to manage them from one instance of vCenter (virtual appliance) 5.5.0? If so, where is the option to add them?
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vmware on unsupported hardware, should I avoid at all costs?

I have a relatively old Supermicro Superserver 6015v-m3 with a x7dvl-3 motherboard, checking compatibility on vmware website, is compatible only with esxi 3.1 I ignored and tried installing esxi 5.5, ...
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VMWare - I Deleted a Server, But the .vdmks Still Exist

Here is the back story -- I had consolidation/snapshot problems with a VM server. To solve it I ended up cloning the server, and using the clone. I deleted the original in VCenter, "Delete From ...
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Format SAS drives HP DL360G6

hoping you can point me in the right direction here. I scored an older HP DL 360G6 and have been having issues installing ESXi. After a bit of searching around a few people suggested completely ...
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Vmware NIC setup [duplicate]

I am planning a VMware cluster (3 host) system on a VRTX. I am trying to keep the network simple, but want to make sure I am covering all my bases, might not have all levels of redundancy, but it will ...
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Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
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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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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 ...