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

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Why is an unassigned adapter showing up in vSwitch “Teaming and failover” order?

On two out of three ESXi 6 hosts there is an unused adapter showing up in the Teaming and failover section of a vSwitch even though that adapter is not assigned to the vSwitch (see screenshots below). ...
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Dual Monitors with ESXi 6

I have ESXi 6 running on a server (another PC which is a test) and I have various VMs there of the Linux and Windows variety. I would like the VMs to use 2 or 3 of my monitors when accessing them - I'...
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Output multiple VM's to only 4 IP addresses ESXI

I have set up a computer as an ESXI environment. The system has 1 physical network port. When I create network ports on my virtual machines, each gets an IP address assigned by my router. I need to ...
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Do I need to configure LAG on both ends? ESXi 6 and managed switch

This might sound like a silly question, but do I need to configure LAG settings on both ends? Currently running a single host with ESXi 6 (no vCenter), with three 1Gbps NICs in the vSwitch. The NIC ...
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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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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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VMWare ESXi 6 with pfsense as router on one nic for 3x windows server

I just ordered dedicated server i7 4790 with 16GB ram and 1xHDD 7200rpp, with one Nic (2 available, 1 is unplugged), 5 Ips. Is it possible to run 3x VMs (Windows server) and 1x VMs for pfsense on ...
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Veeam backup and copy jobs reorganization to resolve out-of-space issue

I have two sites, one hosting the Veeam Management Server, the other hosting a Proxy. Both server have proxy and repository roles, and both are running one job to backup all production VMs of on-site ...
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How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?

I'm currently putting together some ideas for a new VMHost using ESXi with RAID 5 to replace 3 aging ESXi hosts that have no RAID. However I can't seem to find any good info explaining how to monitor ...
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vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. Connection timeout

vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. System error message: Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server failed. The request failed because the remote server took ...
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Does PowerCLI have PowerShell Profiles?

Powershell has profiles that you can use to load functions you've written when your shell loads up. Does PowerCLI have a similar functionality?
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ESXi 5.5 NIC teaming for Load balancing using Cisco Etherchannel

I am using Cisco 3750G stacked switch configured with etherchannel and connected to ESXi Server configured with NIC teaming; Load balancing as router based on IP Hash. Cisco Switch configuration: ( ...
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SSH to ESXi server with Expect immediately closes

I am writing a VM deployment tool that needed to start VMs on an ESXi server. To do this I am using Perl's Expect module to spawn an ssh client to connect to the server and use vim-cmd to manage the ...
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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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Software RAID underneath ESXi datastore

I'm building an virtual environment for a small business. It is based around a single ESXi 5.1 host, which will host half a dozen or so VMs. I'm having some doubts regarding how to implement the ...
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How to avoid VMWare stunning a client during imaging with Veeam

Recently our MySQL server has been "going away" (ie. the client connection drops out). After weeks of trying different things (like adjusting packet size), we've discovered that it's our Veeam imaging ...
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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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Setup vCenter 6.0 site accessible from networks with strict firewall

How can I set up a vCenter (VCSA) site that allows external access from networks that have strict egress firewalls (i.e. HTTP/HTTPS only, no high numbered ports open)? Though the base web client ...
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not responding HP dl360 g7, Blinking RED health, Green Power, 1 Fan degraded

I recently toke over a role and handled this server dl360 g7. It has 2 power supplies all are ok. 1 degraded fan and others are all green. Installed with VMware esxi and and 3 vm installed. The server ...
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scsi_eh_320 process eating +90% cpu on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 64bits

This is a virtual machine running on ESXi. The server is connected to an HP Storage. The VM starts, then after a couple of minutes (with top running) the process scsi_eh_320 starts and eats +90% of ...
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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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VMware ESXi shutdown triggered by APC UPS connected via USB

I am shipping a bunch of ESXi 5.1 servers to remote offices where they will be powered via APC UPS. I would like to have the UPS trigger a shutdown of the connected server - I would then rely on the ...
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how to stop esxtop gracefully which is running in batch mode?

I am running esxtop in batch mode using the below command: esxtop –b –a –d 10 –n 2000| gzip -9c > perfData.csv.gz This is going to run for a little over 5 hrs, but I want to stop it gracefully ...
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VM Inaccessible

So I had to remotely shut down my servers last night as the air conditioner crapped out on us. I shut down the VMs and then the hosts. Fired up the 2 hosts today which auto start the VMs. Datastores ...
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Setup DMZ in Pfsense with virtual servers, physical Pfsense server

I am looking for some networking tips on how to set up a DMZ in Pfsense and place some virtual servers in that DMZ. Right now my network looks like: Uverse (Static IPs) -> Pfsense -> WAN -> (Virtual ...
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ESXi 5.1 Multiple Management Connections

I'm having trouble finding concrete evidence that doing what I am trying to do is not supported in ESXi (5.1). Maybe my google-fu is just not working today. I have an ESXi host that I have connected ...
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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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Is there a way to query hardware sensors data on VMWare ESxi 5.5 without VSphere?

Is it possible to get hardware sensors data (especially temperature) querying directly via commandline or other way, and bypassing VSphere?
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esxi passthrough storage adapter

I run ESXi 5.1.0 (HP version) on HP ProLiant ML310e G8 v2. There are 2 Storage Adapters: Smart Array P222 Dynamic Smart Array B120i Storage Adapters are visible in ESXi/Storage Adapters. Storage ...
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How to install vCenter on ESXi host where both are on different IP?

I need to install vCenter server on ESXi host, but there is a constraint that- vCenter and ESXi host are required to be on different IP ranges, i.e vCenter server is on one machine and ESXi host on ...
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Upgrade HPE custom image ESXi 6u1 to 6u2

I would like to upgrade my virtualization host running ESXi 6u1 to 6u2. It runs on HPE server hardware, therefore I use the HPE custom image. Somehow I have no success to upgrade the machine. This is ...
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Monitoring PERC 6/i in vMware ESXi 5.5

I currently have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running ESXi 5.5. My datastore is four drives in RAID 5 configured in the PERC 6/i config utility on bootup. My question is, what do I do if/when one of these ...
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How can I change the network adapter of a vm using a cli in esxi?

I want to change the network adapter of a guest virtual machine using esxcli, vcli or any other cli means. I couldn't find an esxcli command, which is expected as its scope is primarily the host. I ...
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Cannot install ESXi error “Panic: Can't find .text section in VMkernel Elf file”

I am trying to install ESXi 6.0 by CDROM and receive this error: Panic: Can't find .text section in VMkernel Elf file I have 12GB RAM and Intel i5 4 core 3.3Ghz CPU. I thought possibly this may be ...
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Setting up a virtual server with multiple monitors

We have a client who currently has a server running on old hardware. They want to move this server to another machine and virtualize it to make it more portable in the future (AFAIK, they use a non-...
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ESXi host only using 45% percent of physical memory but why are SWAP and MEMCTL not at 0?

ESXi host (version 5.5.0) is only using about half of physical memory, but when I look at esxtop I see: SWAP /MB: 1136 curr, 854 rclmtgt MEMCTL /MB: 7986 curr, 7986 target, 103832 max I would ...
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What is Best Practices for time management in RHEL/CentOS 7 in VMware?

NTP, CHRONY, OPEN-vm-tools... Best Practices for time management in RHEL/CentOS 7? Hello. I am (finally) working on creating a CentOS 7 VMware (ESXi) Template - currently ESXi/vCenter 5.5+. Past ...
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Newbie to ESXi, Can I run my VM on a laptop with ESXi and get to VM desktops?

Looking for a solution to use a hypervisor that allows access to the VMs that are running on itself. Basically, I would like to setup a laptop that can run 10 to 15 VMs that are already built, but to ...
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How can I keep a third-party cloud provider accountable for guest VM performance?

I support an ERP system for a manufacturer. We're experiencing intermittent application performance issues on our database, hosted on VMware by a third-party cloud provider. (They're a smaller ...
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VMWare ESXi trying to connect to IP on different subnet

Our VMWare ESXi host is sending VMWare Server requests (port 902) every five or so seconds to a private IP address that is not in the subnet. For reference, the ESXi server is on a Class B address ...
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VMXNET3 receive buffer sizing and memory usage

Background We had an incident where a Windows failover cluster suffered an interruption. A post-mortem showed that the node was "removed" as described in this article. We've only recently migrated ...
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persisting esxi /bootbank/boot.cfg across reboots

i have a serial console connected to my esxi 5.5 server. and the configs work fine for the pxe install. however, upon reboot my console no longer works: i believe i need to change the file /bootbank/...
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What is a reliable stress-test tool for Dell R820 running VMware ESXi?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R820 running VMware ESXi that has had multiple CPU errors over the past two months. It was originally having an IERR on CPU1 and now is showing CPU Check errors for CPU3. I ...
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How do I resolve a 503 Server Unavailable connection error on VMware ESXi?

I have a VMware ESXi server which has been up and running for nearly 200 days. The past few days, when I try to connect to it using the VMware vSphere Client, I am unable to connect. After entering my ...
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vcenter isn't seeing open vm tools

Centos 7 DVD is packaged with open vm tools. But this is what I see in vCenter: VMware actually recommends running Open VM tools. When I tried to install vmware tools I got this message: open-vm-...
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ESXi Host Supported Maximum Physical Hard Drive

Does anyone know what is the maximum physical hard drive space a single host of ESXi 6.0 can support? And no, this is not that dumb because Microsoft only supports a maximum storage of 64 TB. I am ...
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VMWare ESX 5.1 Input/Output Error when copying or deleting a file

I have an ESXi 5.1 server (free version) with two 500G drives mounted and assigned to one datastore. I am not able to delete or move certain files in the datastore. I don't have vMotion. This is not ...
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how to “configure host” in MegaRaid Storage manager 13.01.04.00

I have created a virtual machine on ESxi host and installed Megaraid Storage manager on the virtual machine. i can see local host dicovered on MSM but when i configure Esxi host ip and try discovering ...