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

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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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Windows Servers on ESXi 100% CPU at year rollover

We have a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers running on ESXi servers. At year end rollover 2014 to 2015 the CPUs go to 100% and the machines hang. The solution appears to be a hotfix ...
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How would I know if I should I be disabling virtual NUMA on VMs running older applications?

From VMware's docs: Virtual NUMA topology is available to hardware version 8 virtual machines and is enabled by default when the number of virtual CPUs is greater than eight. You can also ...
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Minimum Privileges for vmware user for Foreman 1.4 Compute Resource

I am currently trying to add a ESXi cluster I have into Foreman 1.4.1, and am running into a problem with permissions. Currently, I've given a service account the following rights: Datacenter-Level: ...
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how to configuring secondary IP subnet that is directly routed to WMware ESXI main IP

I have a ESXI 5.1 which comes with a /29 Block IP (EX. 70.60.50.0/29) and the ESXi management address is frist usable addres 70.60.50.2, also i have a secondary /27 IP block (10.20.30.0/27) which is ...
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VMware ESXi and Intel DC3700 (NVMe) Poor Performance Even With Intel's Driver

I'm running VMware ESXi 6.0.0 with the Intel DC3700 800GB. My VM is running Windows 10 x64 with 8GB RAM and 4CPU Cores. The entire VM is 32GB and sits on the SSD. I'm using CrystalDiskMark at 1GiB ...
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VLAN Communication between Cisco ASA 5510, and VMWare ESXi 5.5

I've having a problem, where my Cisco ASA 5510-v8.2 can't communicate with VM's in a VLAN specific port group. The Cisco ASA is currently sitting in front of a group of VM's that have public IP's. ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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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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SNMP OID for VMware Tools on a virtual machine

I have an ESXi host running several VMs. I use snmp to query that host for information. I need to find if VMware Tools is installed on some virtual machine. Is that possible? and If so, which OID is ...
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Cannot establish TCP connection from ESXi to port 9084 on vCenter

One of my ESXi 5.1 hosts fails to download patches from vSphere Update Manager (installed together with vCenter 5.1 on a single machine). The relevant part of esxupdate.log reads: ...
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Automating Configuration of VMware's vSwitch (OpenStack/libvirt/Nova)

There's a lot of talk now about VMware integrating with OpenStack now. I've noticed that Nova network service is working with VMware's standard and vDS. Deploying a full OpenStack instance is not ...
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ESXi - serial console as default console

I have headless Supermicro server with IPMI as my ESXi 5 but I would like to use serial console as default console for ESXi instead of accessing it via IPMI VGA console redirection. I have some ...
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Increase RAM usage for IIS server

I am running a large scale ERP system on the following server configuration. The application is developed using AngularJS and ASP.NET 4.5 Dell PowerEdge R730 (Quad Core 2.7 Ghz, 32 GB RAM, 5 x 500 GB ...
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Send linux kernel paramters to VM guest in VMware

I have research a lot about this but I can't find anything that answers my question. My question is how would I send/pass linux kernel parameters to a VM guest in VMware vsphere (so I don't need to ...
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Finding or estimating sequential vs random distribution of existing system (VMware / SAN)

IOMeter testing says the IOPs of the storage subsystem can range from hundreds of IOPs for 100% random loads to tens of thousands IOPs for 100% sequential loads. Is there any way I can measure or ...
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How to determine the VM limits thresholds on CPU limit from inside a VM or VPS

I was asked to recently to verify that a purchased VM , was provisioned with the appropriate compute from a hosting company. I suspect they are throttling the machines access to the cpu at 8% or 10% ...
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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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Does a Windows 2012 NTP server need an upstream NTP time source

I have a set of 3 Windows 2012 Server VMs running as my domain controllers. These VMs are in an air-gap environment, meaning no access to upstream NTP servers. I haven't been able to configure my ...
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So many retransmission over NSX enabled vDS of vSphere

I'm currently on test of VMware NSX network environment and met some trouble. My Environment is: Management Cluster with 3 Hosts and NSX components on 2 dedicated Hosts Compute Cluster with ...
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ESXi host loses connectivity to embedded USB storage

Referencing ewwhite's SF question/answer here: What happens when the USB key or SD card I've installed VMware ESXi on fails? I have a real simple question. We deal with this constantly and a ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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VCenter Adding Host - Error “conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL”

We have a new Dell VRTX box (2 Blades & Shared Storage). We are getting the above error when trying to add the second host. We've created shared storage(VDISK1) which both ESX hosts have access. ...
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Windows Server 2012 Cluser on VMware esxi 5.5: Rebooting passive node causes san reset on active node

I'm running a SQL Cluster on windows server 2012 on VMWare 5.5 and find that when I restart the passive node to install a patch, the active node is affected. This appears to be covered by the kb ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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How do providers auto scale VMs when powered by VMWare

I'm trying to figure out what component of vSphere or other VMWare product is used to manage automatic scaling of resources for individual VMs in the way that these two providers describe: ...
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Why is %si (soft interrupt) in top so high on my VM when I run iperf?

When I run iperf as a client on a CentOS 5 VM running under vmware, why do I see such high %si values in top? We have more experience running Xen and XenServer, and a almost identical centos install ...
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Grow the VMFS Datastore in to the new space using the vmkfstools fails

I followed Growing a local datastore from the command line to grow my local datastore from the command line. Everything went fine, except Step 11. In my case: vmkfstools --growfs ...
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Since I migrated vCenter to 5.1, some vms are migrating again and again

Yesterday I upgraded my vCenter to the last version 5.1 and I had to reconnect the hosts (running esx 5.0, last patches) Since I migrated, 5 vms (always the same) are vMotionned from host to host and ...
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Downloaded -flat.vmdk from snapshoted machine is different everytime

I have a virtual machine running on VMware ESXi 4.1.0, machine has one Thick provisioned disk stored in VM forder (residing on local datastore). I am planning to move the virtual machine to another ...
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Performance Implications of running multiple Virtual Servers using one base virtual disk?

I tried looking through old questions, but couldn't find one that hit this exact question. In VmWare's documentation on Snapshots, they mention utilizing them for a "process tree" setup. This would ...
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Veeam FastSCP: how does one initiate intra-server transfers?

Read the data sheet, boasts that you can copy files directly from one ESXi host to another: "Inter-server copy: Copy files directly from ESX to ESX. Files are copied directly from one ESX to another, ...
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FreeBSD ixgbe driver not working

I recently got a brand new Dell PowerEdge R610 server, I installed VMWare ESXi 5.0 on it and attempted to install FreeBSD as guest OS for squid caching. The server has a PCI-E Intel X520-T2 10Gig ...
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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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Moving a QLogic fiberchannel card from one ESXi host to another

We are trying to upgrade an DL360 G6 ESXi host with a DL360p G8. The G6 has a Qlogic ISP2532 FC card inside and everything works fine. Since I don't have a spare FC card, I need to use the same card ...
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New-VM cmdlet stalls when create a new VM (works fine in vCenter)

Not sure were the issue is here. I can interactively create a VM in vCenter with exactly the same settings and it creates the VM like instantly. I just tried to do this with New-VM and it stalled at ...
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Restore and Backup Hypervisors

So, I have two hypervisors (Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi) running on bare metal in two diferent machines. What I need is to make an installation and configuration in two other machines with the same exact ...
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VMWare ESX: Intermittent network connectivity when guests are on same host

ESXi 5.5.0, Build: 2403361 on Dell R620 Servers 2 phys servers, 1 SAN, 15+ VMs Issue: In some cases, when guest A and B are on the same phys server, network communication between the two is ...
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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 possible in-band interface

I wish to create a private network in VMWare ESXi 5.5 that would allow a dedicated in-band interface between a guest and the hypervisor. We can then use that in-band interface to run pyvmomi to ...
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datastore is gone from Storage but its exist

I have ESXI 5.5 installed on my dedicated server. unfortunately after rebooting the server (hardware reboot/hot reboot) "Datastore2" isn't in Summary --> Storage. But fortunately "Datastore2" folder ...
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Running multiple web applications in docker swarm on vmware host

I'm trying to understand how to run multiple web applications on a Docker swarm that is running on VMWare hosts. And how to have external DNS resolve to the ip address of the container that is ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.x - Megaraid controller and SMIS - correct way to monitor/manage controller?

I found some information online: How to Enable RAID Monitoring and Configuration under ESXi 5.x as well as here on ServerFault here: How can I get an email alert when RAID array is degraded? VMware ...
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Create Embedded Hypervisor from pendrive for IBM System X (x3850 M2)

I have an IBM x3850 M2 (7233). There is an USB port on the inside of it which - according to its manual - is for an embedded hypervisor. I plugged the an empty pendrive into the internal socket and ...
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Bitlocker data drive opens as read only -

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2012R2 running on ESXi 6.0 There are 2 virtual disks in this system, an unencrypted C drive for the OS and a Bitlocker encrypted D drive for data sharing. Bitlocker ...
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Maximum transfer rate iSCSI bonding vs multipath

I want to get the maximum tranfer rate with iSCSI from my virtual machine (Linux) to my Linux Storage Host. I don't know iSCSi well so I'm not sure which way is the best for performance. A: Just ...
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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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SQL Server VSS writer interfering with VMWare snapshots

After changing to TSM for the VMWare backups, we've started experiencing an odd issue with our Snapshot backups. We take system drive snapshots as a backup solution for the machine states. All the ...
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PowerCLI - Network nested ESXi

Is there a way to configure the management interface of a nested ESXi Guest over PowerCLI? I'm looking to automate the configuration of a nested ESXi VM for testing customer configurations / ...