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

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Add vmtools to linux installer ISO

Is there a way to add vmware tools to a linux installer (debian or redhat)? Curious if I could create a linux ISO would already have vmtools installed. So when I boot the vm for the first time to the ...
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Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2012 BSoD

I have an Exchange 2016 Server which bsods with about 14 days inbetween. The server is virtual and exists in a clustered vmware environment with storage via iSCSI. None of the other Windows servers we ...
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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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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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VMware 5.5 Host Not Updating Time From NTP

I have 2 HP ProLiant VMware 5.5 hosts and I have configured the time sync on them to use NTP. I have pointed the NTP to the n.north-america.pool.ntp.org servers. I have restarted the time service ...
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Can't create a bridge vm between two standard vswitches

i have an esxi 6 host with two vswitches and a vmkernel portgroup assigned to each one. each of these vswitches are assigned to a physical intel nic (hp ml110). i then created a linux vm (ubuntu) with ...
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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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“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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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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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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Running All Microsoft products vs VMWare/backup/AV for small network

Recently a company that I work for is getting IT advice to upgrade their infrastructure (for approximately 30 on prem users). We are a not-for-profit and get deep discounts on many products ...
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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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Windows Server 2008R2 crash with too much RAM

We have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008R2. When we allocate 200GB RAM it is amazingly stable and runs forever with no issues. We upped it to 350GB and it immediately became unstable. ...
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Same LUN trough FC and iSCI to different hosts

On my small vMware lab I'm presenting the same LUN to both ESXi hosts, one from FC and another from iSCSI. iSCSI finds the devices but doesn't mount the datastore. As I can see disks have different ...
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ESXi free with 2 VMs dedicated for FEM analysis on a HW RAID1 2x SATA 7.2k ML150 Gen9

I need to build a new server/super workstation for FEM calculations to replace current dual-boot solution, where either windows or unix is working at the time. This new unit is planned to have ...
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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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vmware esxi - vmkfstools returns error when trying to copy thin vmdk

When trying to copy a thin vmdk on esxi 5 using vmkfstools like this: vmkfstools -i IPFire-flat.vmdk -d thin IPFire-Template-flat.vmdk I get this error: DiskLib_Check() failed for source disk. ...
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VMware ESXI cpu and memory addition

I am looking to install the free version of ESXI on my server but am possibly upgrading it in the future. I currently have 1 CPU and 48GB of RAM. I would be looking to add another CPU and memory for ...
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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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ESXi vmware vSphere limit VM network

is it possible to restrict the network access of a vm? I would like to limit the access only to some IPs or a IP range. Thank you in advance! Best Mario
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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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Matching esxtop memory values with what I am seeing in vcenter

Found this pic online just to use as an example: Take a look at papaya. Its MEMSZ is 4096 and GRANT is at 2084. When I look at it in vCenter it says this VM has only consumed a couple hundred megs! ...
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How to kill VM task 'Create Virtual Machine' in VMware EXSI server?

Folks, I tried to create one WIn server VM in ESXI server, But Its status is 'IN PROGRESS' for long time. Please help me kill this task. Create virtual machine 10.200.216.35 In Progress root ...
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High availability links on VMware ESXi

I have a cluster of 3 VMware ESXi6.0 hosts which are not licensed for VMware Distributed Switch. Currently, these hosts are configured with a static LAG between 2 ports on the server and a port each ...
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vSphere cannot see HP iSCSI LUNs

When attempting to add storage under vSphere 6.0 (Add Storage > Disk/LUN), required HP volumes are not available to add. Can someone please offer some advice? The HP SAN is visible within the iSCSI ...
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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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No LUN available to extend datastore

I have a HP DL380G5 with ESXi 5.5 and x4 146GB Sata disks in a RAID5 array. I have added one more disk to the server exactly as the other ones and, using SmartStart CD I managed to add the disk to the ...
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VMWARE Guest Storage VMDK vs RDM-V vs RMD-P

When is it best to use VMDK, RDM-V or RDM-P? I have always defaulted to using the standard VMFS5 Datastores with VMDK files for each server. However I typically use RDM-V when I need an excessive ...
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Can't use unallocated space on a Win 2k8 R2 VM

I'm hoping someone can help me with this because after 2 days of googling I've come up with nothing. I have a file server that I have converted from a physical to a virtual on an ESXi 6 host. I have ...
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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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Any recommend for VMware datastore config on size? [closed]

In my SAN, I have 1 pool contains 2 volumes which are mapped to 2 esxi as 2 datastore, now I crated a 2nd pool using all space as one volume and mapped it to esxi as 3rd datastore. the size of 3rd ...
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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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ESXI VM Snapshot Automation

Currently I'm writing some documentation for a client who is running multiple outdated VM's of ESXI 4.1.0 and it's slowing performance on the server due to the snapshots sizes increasing, its also ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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VMware vcenter client unable to log in

I restarted our DC this morning and now we are unable to log into the client to see all the VM'S the credentials are correct but it says there wrong... Did I need to do something before rebooting and ...
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How does a winkydink Teradici offer high res, full FPS, 3D rendering on ESXi 5 VDIs for AutoCAD/SolidWorks/1080p YouTube applications? [closed]

How does such a small Teradici card offer high resolution, full FPS 3D graphics (1:38) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXA4QMmfY5Y&feature=player_detailpage#t=97s for ESXi 5.0/5.1 VDI ...
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DL180 G6 - ESXI 6.0 - P410 - Lost access to volume Issue

We have a DL180 G6 Server with a P410 RAID Card. The server has the following three RAID arrays. 4x2TB - RAID 10 4x2TB - RAID 10 2x2TB - RAID 1 2x2TB HD's are configured as hot spares ...
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Converting VM from XenServer to VMware

I have XenServer non-paravirtualised VM and I want to convert them fro using in my ESXi infrastracture. Is it possible to do it with Essentials Plus pack ? What tool do I have to use?
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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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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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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 ...
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Local console does not appear on ESXi 6.0 server

A VMWare ESXi 6.0 server used to be controlled via a serial console, but now has IPMI card with VGA redirection. During the ESXi boot process, there's a running list of "Loading /xxxx.tgz", then ...
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Connect to esXi host from CentOS client with vCLI with RSA Pub/Priv Key

So I successfully setup vCLI on CentOS 7, and I am trying to connect via SSH, but since I set up RSA authentication without Password authentication (on the esxi host), I was wondering if anybody knows ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 DirectPath I/O PCIe Device Not Working

I'm attempting to attach a NIC to a specific VM on my basic ESXi 6.0 setup. DirectPath I/O should allow me to do this, and the machine I'm running ESXi on does support VT-d (Dell Optiplex 990 with an ...
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Can't increase the virtual drive size any more?

Please see attached picture, This is exchange server and I have 3 virtual hard drives, each of them can't not be increased any more, any idea why and how to fix this?
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ESXi FibreChannel Woes

I just recently got VMWare ESXi installed on one of our servers. I installed some fibre channel cards (QLogic) and for some unknown reason they show up in the storage adapters tab as an ISCSi ...
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Vmware - Consolidation is needed, but I want to revert

Last night I took a snapshot of a VM before adding a new disk and running an offline defrag of Exchange (using the newly added disk as the temporary path). When I woke up today the server was ...
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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 ...
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Configure STONITH for esxi host CentOS guests

I am just doing some initial researching into STONITH and am finding that it can require Hardware to reset the failed nodes. Something called an IPMI can be used. I was wondering how something like ...
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ESXI 6.0 u2 multipathing configuration with group by prio

Is it possible to change the path grouping policy of ESXI 6.0 multipathing to group_by_priority? In essence I want to work with the grouping priorities given by a SAN storage. I didnt see any specific ...