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

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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

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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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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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? [on hold]

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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Can't ping guest from another computer but can ping VM Management [closed]

Just installed ESXi 6. Added a virtual machine to it. All IPS got assigned via DHCP server on my router. What is strange is I can't ping guest OS, but I see DHCP lease for it on my router including ...
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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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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 ...
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HP DL180 G6 - SD Card slot

I have ESXi 5 installed on HP DL180 G6 on RAID. This server is part of the vCenter and it's connected with HP P2000 Storage. For some reason all VMs on that server a very slow and "restart" of the ...
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Mysterious “fragmentation required” rejections from gateway VM

I've been troubleshooting a severe WAN speed issue. I fixed it, but for the benefit of others: Via WireShark, logging, and simplifying the config I narrowed it down to some strange behaviour from a ...
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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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What happens when the USB key or SD card I've installed VMware ESXi on fails?

An SD (SDHC) card installed in an HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server running VMware ESXi just failed :( I encountered some ominous looking messages on the vCenter console and in the HP ProLiant ILO event ...
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VMware ESX Server - Automated infrastructure and VM Provisioning [closed]

We would like to automate test infrastructure deployment for test automation with Jenkins. That's greatly appreciated if you can share your experiences and any tools to be suggested. Should the script ...
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How to get public IPs on ESXi VMs?

We have a dedicated server with a hosting provider. We are running ESXi 6.0. The server has a single public IP which is currently being used for the management interface. The provider has also ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 and Openstack

I have a private cloud of Openstack running KVM compute. I'm looking to add other hypervisors into the Openstack private cloud as well. Namely, vmware and hyper-V. I know VMware has been researching ...
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VMWare ESXI vNetworking - vSwitches bridged by multiple multiple Layer 2 bridge hosts

I want to create a multi-VM pfsense cluster ESXI. For those that are not familiar with pfsense, consider it a Free BSD based router/switch (with many features on top of it, but not necessary for this ...
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Incredibly slow snapshot removal

I have an ESXi box with HP LeftHand storage exposed via iSCSI. I have a virtual machine with a 1TB disk, of which 800GB is consumed. The disk is thick provisioned on the LeftHand storage. A snapshot ...
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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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What to do, if esxi host becomes inaccessible?

When i connect with vSphere Client to esxi host, i see an error: An unknown error occured. (The request failed because of a connection failure. (Unable to connect to remote server)). I can ping ...
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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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How can I reliably determine the hardware version of a VMWare Guest from inside the guest?

I am attempting to determine the "hardware" version of numerous VMWare VMs. I don't have access to the vSphere console. The VMWare Tools Service is installed, and C:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare ...
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Why doesn't ESXi see the LUN in my Server 2012 iSCSI target?

I don't see what I'm missing here. In Server 2012, I installed the roles, created the virtual iSCSI disk, selected "create a new target" for this disk, named it, grabbed the IP and IQN of the ESXi ...
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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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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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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 delete old linux partition with ESXI?

I'm stuck with my ESXI deployment and I have no idea how to move forward with this. I have one of my server with Software Raid that used to be partitioned in Linux 6.2. 2 Sata drives partition in ...
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ESXI 5.5 NFS to NFS copy is slow

i'm running esxi 5.5u2 standalone with 3 datastores , (local , netapp (nfs) and synology (nfs ) There are two Gigabit network adapters configured. One per vswitch. One for storage and the other for ...
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Add Zabbix S.M.A.R.T. monitor to ESXi 5

I have a ESXi 5.1 host with 3 Hard Disk (1 SSD, 2 Magnetic) and I want to monitor them, especially for the S.M.A.R.T Data, that is critical and preannunce an HDD break. Since I'm really unfamiliar ...
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How to analyse performance ESXi NFS Copy between datastores

I'm having trouble with ESXi backup/restore performance. My setup: VMWare ESXi 5.0.0 on a HP ProLiant DL 360 G6, runnnig RAID 5 on a P410 SmartArray as SAS QNAP Nas (QNAP TS-809U-RP NAS 8 bays ...
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VMware - High CPU utilization on Windows 7 guest VM

I've just added some Windows 7 virtual machines to an existing VMWare vSphere 5.1 cluster. The hosts and vCenter are 5.1 with current updates via Update Manager. Looking at the vSphere client ...
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How common are Intel igb NIC drivers/cards, compared to Intel e1000, etc.?

I'm troubleshooting VMware ESXi host network and connectivity issues stemming from the use of Intel NICs who require the igb driver. The chipset is Intel Corporation 82576. VMware has a few ...
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Bare Metal Provisioning [closed]

For bare metal provisioning of: VMWare ESXi Ubuntu CentOS Are Ubuntu MAAS and Spacewalk the only Open Source options for bare metal provisioning or are there other non-proprietary options? The ...
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VMware tools warning: Couldn't restart RpcOut channel

I have a recently converted a 2008R2 RDS server to a VM. I'm getting the following error in the Application event logs: [ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Couldn't restart RpcOut channel; bad things may ...
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Installing VMWare ESXi onto Dell PowerEdge 1950 [closed]

Yesterday I bought a used Dell PowerEdge 1950 server and I am trying to install Esxi 5.5 onto it. I downloaded the ISO file onto a bootable USB. I plug the USB into the front USB drive, but when I ...