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

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ESXi: Running the same VM multiple times

I installed the vmware ESXi (6.0.0) to a dedicated PC, client computers use vmware workstation 11 to access the virtual machines and to upload them. Right now, If a user uploads and starts a virtual ...
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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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Deleting large snapshot with limited datastore space [duplicate]

I've read best practices for using snapshots in ESXi, unfortunately I inherited system with VM's running on snapshots for longer than they should be. In one instance that's concerning me, the delta ...
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VMware vSphere Client Cannot Connect

When I try to connect to a couple of our ESXi servers with my vSphere client I get the following error message: "vSphere Client could not connect to "IP Address". An unknown connection error ...
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How do I move files from an ESXi datastore onto a VM?

I uploaded two 15GB .WIM images onto my ESXi 6.0.0 datastore. I have a VM that I would like to image using those .WIM files from within a WinPE environment but can't access the files from within the ...
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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. I expected it to ...
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VMware Cloning with POWERCLI with nested folder

I'm trying to clone some Virtual Machines using POWERCLI, but when I set the target location I'll have the error "Could not find Folder with name" ... My folder estructure is like: DC1\destfolder ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server - nagios monitoring [on hold]

I have a VMware ESXi 5.5.0 server and I want that my Nagios server can monitor it. How can I install the nagios-tools on the ESXi 5.5.0 server?
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delete a snapshot created before LVM extension

I believe that snapshots and disk extensions are not friends, having said that... Is it safe to delete a VMWare snapshot created before adding a new virtual hdd to my LVM partition? What I mean is: ...
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Adding disk to VmWare ESXI 5.1

We had some issues with our disk and had to replace it. We reloaded VmWare ESXI on new disk and currently trying to attach the old disk again to server. We are not sure if we should proceed further ...
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vSphere folder permissions

How do i set permissions on a folder to see al VM's in that folder but do NOT however see an sub-folders that contain VM's? Top-Folder - VM-1 - VM-2 - SUB-Folder -- VM-3 -- VM-4 So in ...
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Restore an entire virtualized domain to earlier state?

We have set up a lab environment in our office to run various cybersecurity simulations. We are using ESXi 6.0 (VMWare) and we have a domain controller with 3 servers. I know that snapshotting domain ...
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Finding correct IOPS to set limit with ESXi 5.5u2 and vSphere

We're running an ESXi 5.5u2 hypervisor that has a mirror of 2 15k SAS drives with a couple of VMs inside and we noticed some services become briefly unreachable if another VM is using all the IO. So ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.1 Datastore issue

We are facing issue with VMWare ESXI 5.1. The server shows datastore size as zero : ==================== /vmfs/volumes/52d5e3cf-8c40b19d-9284-002590dbae7c # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available ...
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How to disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete to reboot the VM hosted in a Vmware Esx Server?

I have a Linux VM hosted on a Vmware ESx Server5.5, in the production environment. And I need to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete option. So that While working on the Console option in the vSphere Client ...
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vSphere | VMs are balooning and swapping | sched.mem.max paratmetar does not exist

I have two VMs in ESXi5.5 environment that are swapping memory. After a long research I found out the below two articles where it is explained that one must compare the values of memsize and ...
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Intel RAID Web Console 2 and ESXi 5

I have two ESXi servers with Intel SRCSASBB8I RAID controller. When those server have installed ESXi 4.1 I was able to manage RAID configuration of those server using Intel RAID Web Console 2 running ...
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Citrix server BSOD debug [closed]

Can anyone help me figure out why I am getting a BSOD intermittently on a specific server? Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights ...
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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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VMware ESXi map entire drive to VM

I recently attempted to setup a virtual machine inside ESXi and I'm trying to get it to have access to an entire secondary drive in the server for data storage and whatnot. When I go into 'Add ...
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Running containers inside a virtual machine?

It is my understanding that containers are much more lightweight than VMs because they do not virtualize the hardware but instead just isolate the software running in them from software running in ...
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1 Public IP 1 NIC ESXi to multipule VMs (with external access)

So I have purchased a Server from https://www.kimsufi.com/fr/index.xml, KS-5A to be exact. Kimsufi only give you 1 Public IP address and 1 NIC to work with, and you cannot purchase more. I have ...
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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 6.0 crashes on install

I have ESXi 6.0 downloaded and installed to a bootable USB drive. The drive boots the installed but when the installer starts to load the kernel, the computer reboots and the process just repeats. ...
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VMware Vsphere ESXI 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vsphere ESXI server 6 trial with vcenter server and vsphere client 6 on Windows server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work but I want to go one step further ...
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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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Booting hypervisor and network stacks using PXE Server

I am trying configure server using PXE boot. I successfully installed ESXi hypervisor using PXE and would like to know if there is a way by which I can specify Virtual machines at the time of PXE ...
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ESXi 4.1 VM gone after hard reboot

I have a serious problem here. After I forced a reboot of a freezed ESXi 4.1 server, a VM is literally gone. When I ssh to the host and run ls -lah inside the datastore, it returnes: ...
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Why doesn't VSphere show VMWare Tools as installed?

I just installed a fresh openSuSE 13.2 VM onto ESXi 6. I did the VMware-install.pl process and it completes successfully, reporting as installed. However, both our monitoring software (What's Up ...
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Creating Offline Test environment

So I'm trying to create a test environment that hosts a copy of one of the domain controllers in production and I was wondering if anyone has some insight on the best way to perform the "copying" of ...
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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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Reuse hard-drive from ESXi 4.0 server in ESXi 5.5?

I have a disk, which I would like to use in a new ESXi 5.5 server. It was used as a data store and contains VMs we would like to use on the new server. The hard-drive is SATA 3Gb which I believe is ...
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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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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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VMware EVC - New host in vCenter 5.1 not in EVC generation options

We installed a new host on our infrastructure. The specifications of the other hosts are as follow: Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5620 @2.4Ghz Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5606 @2.13Ghz ...
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Virtual web server configuration dmz [closed]

I have 2 rx300 server with Esxi and I want to use one of these as web virtual server with 2 VM running: - Mail server - WEB server for enterprise website and ecommerce. the esxi server has an iscsi ...
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HP t410 smart zero thin client RDP Client error Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having an issue with 2 of my HP Smart Zero t410 thin clients. They each RDP into an XP SP3 virtual machine hosted on a virtual server running VWWare ESXi 5.0.0. Randomnly in the morning they'll ...
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ESX 5.5 Maximum File Size

We have a ~24TB Datastore (a single LUN mapped via a DAS) which has a VMFS5 Datastore. My understanding was with ESX 5.5 and VMFS5 you can have file sizes up to 62TB (as per this article: ...
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Multiple vCenter Services for redundancy

I've been reading up on linked mode, but this only applies to the management on multiple clusters from a single vCenter via linking other vCenter's into it. My question is - can you have two servers ...
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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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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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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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Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request was issued, but it shouldn't have expired for at least 600 seconds

When I click save & restart VMWare Replication Appliance VRM service: Getting this error Error applying startup configuration: Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request ...
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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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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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Suddenly cannot reach (ping) remote server on a remote site

We have 2 sites linked together with VPN tunnel (Fortigate 60C devices). On each site I have ESXi server with a couple of VMs. Normally, everything works fine. Site 1 (S1) subnet is ...
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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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How does CPU consumption look like from a VM on a heavily use VM Host?

I know I could test this, but I don't have the time right now to setup pristine test conditions to learn something that should be in documented form - and that I cannot find in an authoritative form. ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Backup configuration

I have an ESXi 5 which I will format the OS. Since I have a lot of configuration on it I want to backup the configuration. VMWare suggest this method. Anyone can confirm that this will work?
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How to mount host's VMFS datastore from a guest?

I'm trying to backup VMs using a CentOS 6.5 VM and a tape library, the tape library is connected via SAS pass-through and it mounts on CentOS. The backup will be done copying the entire VM folder on ...