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

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IBM X3850 does not boot from internal USB by default unless startup boot menu is visited

I'm running Vmware ESXI from the internal USB. No matter how many times I persist the boot order so that the server boots from the internal USB, the server starts up with a blinking line cursor and ...
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pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control

I'm running VMWare ESXi Free on a rented box. I have 2 physical NICs, 1 connected to the Internet, one connected to the Private Network in our DC. Each NIC is connected to a vSwitch and each vSwitch ...
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VMware vSphere 6.0 free versus Essentials versus Open Source? [closed]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.5 Windows Guest Network card not active after reboot

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 servers have no network access after a reboot Not all VMs affected, but multiple VMs and mulitiple hosts. Windows Network configuration shows the correct ...
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How to install VMware 5.5 and higher on HP BL460c G6

I have an HP ProLiant BL460c G6 with the HP NC532i Dual Port 10Gbe BL-c Adapter installed. VMware won't install on this machine stating the network device is not found. This happens with both the ...
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Issues customizing a RHEL7 VM deployed from a template on VMware

In compliance with VMWare's VM customization matrix, I am testing this out on vSphere 5.5 Update 2d. I create the template with a RHEL 7.1 DVD and point anaconda to a kickstart that looks like this: ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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hot plug sata to ESXi 5 server

Is it possible to hot plug an eSATA drive to an ESXi 5 server? I'm exploring backup solutions and hoping to hot add a datastore, copy my VM's over, then hotunplug.
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Bypass perc s300 on R210 II

Trying to install esxi on a Dell R210 II. This is an older machine and as such has Perc S300 controller. Apparently, this controller is only compatible with windows systems and there is no way to ...
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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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Using 2 NIC in ESXi 4.1

We are planning to move all our physical server into 2 ESXi box. Currently each of the server has 2 NIC. One NIC is used as public interface which has public IP, and another NIC has private IP. All ...
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VmwareESXi Vlans, Cisco devices and broadcast making the things odd

I'm having problem for some days trying to make a correct configuration Right now I have a Cisco Catalyst switch, a Cisco Router 2811 and a VMware ESXi node with 4-8 VM (Linux,BSD, Windows), each ...
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VMware infiniband configuration

I have a server which is intended to be a vmware host. This server has two Infiniband Mellanox ConnectX-2 dual-port cards. What I want to do is to make the following setup: The first card should work ...
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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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ESXi 5.5 - Management network with no gateway [migrated]

I'm setting up a test lab for VMware in Hyper-V. I have 3 vSwitches in Hyper-V: -EXT01 -INT01 -INT02 I've also created a W2K12 VM in Hyper-V which has the following roles installed: -AD/DNS -DHCP ...
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ARP reply vanishes from br0 to tap0 using OpenVPN in bridging mode

I have setup a linux box (on an esxi5) which acts as an OpenVPN server. the server is configured to use bridging for the clients, which essentially works, with one exception. If the client pings some ...
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VMWare ESXi configuration corrupted on every boot

I've got a problem with configuration appearing as corrupted every time we restart our ESXi server, we get a PSOD and stops booting during the initialization process. This is a test environment, ...
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restore default firewall config for esxi 5.5

While trying to add a new firewall rule file I accidentally copied my new XML over the top of the primary /etc/vmware/firewall/service.xml config file. I'm booting our free ESXI 5.5 server from a USB ...
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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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ESXi + pfsense traffic segregation [migrated]

I'm kind of new to setting up networking with ESXi and working with pfsense, so please excuse if this cannot be done or I'm asking something the wrong way. I'm using ESXi 5.5.0 and I want to host ...
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ESXi Not Booting from USB

I hope you can help, because I'm stumped. I've got an old HP DL385 G2 server. I have successfully installed VMWare ESXi 6.0 to an old 16GB Corsair Voyager flash drive. Because I didn't like the USB ...
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Possible reasons for high CPU load of taskmgr.exe process on VM?

On a VMware virtual machine which has severe performance problems I can see a constant average of 20+ percent CPU load for the TASKMGR.EXE (task manager) process. The apps running on this server have ...
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Connectivity issues to hosts over MPLS

Original thread on VMware for reference: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/490718 Hello, We have been troubleshooting an issue that prevents our vCenter server from connecting to some of our ...
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Is there a tool to browse a VMWare VMFS datastore hard drive on a PC?

I would like my VMWare ESXi 5 server to have a USB-attached HDD datastore which I'd be able to detach, attach to my laptop and browse files on it. As far as I understand, the hard drive is to be ...
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Reducing Linux LVM size

this server has an Ubuntu 10.10 LVM volume created out of three "thin provisioning" VMWare ESXi disks of 1.76tb each and one 700Gb "thick provisioning" disk. Here's the space used according to pvs: ...
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cannot migrate from vswitch to distributed switch with only one physical NIC

I am trying to migrate vmkernel management interface from vswitch0 to vDS on ESXi 5.1 as lots of documents on the internet are describing , but it keeps disconnecting me and reverting the changes ...
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Are there any notable advantages (or disadvantages) to using EFI firmware and GPT boot disks in an ESXi environment?

My basic question is, as the title asks: are there any notable advantages (or disadvantages) to using EFI firmware and GPT boot disks in an ESXi environment? By "notable," I mean anything other than ...
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Problems with IBM BladeCenter E type 8677

We have an IBM BladeCenter E server with three blades, today I've tried to manage it through telnet, after logout it does not respond on its default "Management Module" address (it was set to ...
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Upgrade VM hardware

We have a ESXi environment with hosts in 5.0 and 5.1 versions. We would like to upgrade our VM hardware versions (currently in version 4) to the version 8, which is the maximum supported by 5.0. ...
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VMWare ESXi error upon boot “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel”

Coming back from a 4-day weekend, I noticed the A/C had been turned off for the duration of the long weekend and the heat was around 80-82 degrees. The HP ProLiant DL185G5 was running but the system ...
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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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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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How to manage a global VM startup order across the whole datacenter?

Suppose you have a fully virtualized VMware infrastructure: ESXi, vCenter, vMotion, HA, DRS, the whole package. Inside, you have lots of VMs, which at any given time may reside on one host or another ...
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iSCSI steps between 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s [closed]

So, I am in the process of building out a iSCSI system based off freeNAS. This is being connected to a few (around 20ish) ESXi 5.5 boxes. These ESXi boxes only have the boot drive and a few Gb of ...
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Is running permanently in a VMWare snapshot bad for performance?

I understand that the VMWare KB frowns upon long running snapshots mainly due to two things (In my opinion) Taking tons of snapshots can fill up the data store. Snapshots are simply delta files. ...
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Questions about storage performance

I would be glad guys, if you can answer me some of my questions about the performance of our storage. The setup HP P2000 SAS with 2GB cache 8x 1TB SATA 7200 RPM storage RAID6 3x hosts with SAS HBA ...
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What will happen if I install a 2-processor-licence on a 4-processor server with ESXi 5.5U2?

For I new setup I bought a Essentials Plus package for ESXi 5.5U2. This contains (according to the activation details): Three ESXi licenses for 2-socket-servers One vCenter license My ...
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Storage vMotion fails with error 0xbad0060 (Necessary module isn't loaded)

We ran into the following problem: we added a new LUN to our small SAN when we upgraded from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0. We wanted to move a number of VMs from one LUN to the other using storage vMotion. One ...
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ESXi very slow with WD reds

I have a small company and we offer tech support to small companies. I've been using the HP Gen8 MicroServer in most of them as a replacement of homebuilt computers for some time. Sometimes customers ...
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Exchange Information Store keeps restarting event ID 7024

My problem is as mentioned above that the exchange information store keeps restarting. I am running Exchange 2010 SP2 on 2008 R2 as a VM The event log shows the following entry realted to this: ...
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HDD in RDM in ESXi 6.0 really slow performance

I have a HDD configured as RDM in ESXi 6.0 and the drive transfer speeds are really slow. Running a local tool, such as CrystalDiskMark, give normal speeds. But the transfer rate from it to a wired ...
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VMware View clipboard redirection / PCoIP and Virtual channels

I'm having an issue with clipboard redirection on Horizon View. Here are the GPO settings I'm using: Copy/Paste between the virtual machine and physical workstation doesn't seem to work still ...
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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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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 ...
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“Disk Not Found” Error when trying to install iso image of CentOs on ESXI using VSphere

When trying to install CentOs setup as an iso image on datastore, i get an error : "Disk Not Found". I am using ESXi 4.1 as host VM. Is there a way to attach DVD/CD as iso image ? I tried "Connect at ...
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Creating a new local user from vCenter (with vSphere 5.1)

I am trying to add a new local user from vCenter. I could not find how to do it. I dont have the "Users & Groups" tab. Important note, I do not want to join the vCenter to the domain. I really ...
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GhettoVCB snapshot failures on ESXI 4.0 - 4.1

i got a problem today. A few hours ago, i updated my esxi to version 4.1 from 4.0. My aim was to get a backup from my vm's with ghettoVCB.sh even if there are snapshots of the vm. (at 4.0 that did not ...
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Convert Vmware version 2 virtual machine to Hyper-V---General Road map needed

I have taken over the management an old VMware host. I believe it is VMWare version 2 by what it says in the Control Panel/Programs of the Windows 2008 R2 server. I would like to convert/migrate one ...
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External IP shows me ESXi web client [closed]

Recently i installed Vmware ESXi on my proliant server and created some VM there , opened ports on mikrotik router and installed nginx web server and when i tried to reach it via external ip it gets ...
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NFS issue brings down entire vSphere ESX estate

I experienced an odd issue this morning where an NFS issue appeared to have taken down the majority of my VMs hosted on a small vSphere 5.0 estate. The infrastructure itself is 4x IBM HS21 blades ...