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Which is better, Split or Monolithic VMware disk in a production enviroment?

Ok, so I have read a bunch of material on-line and curious as to your thoughts on split vs monolithic disk in a production environment. We are going to be building the VM server on a server that has ...
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Small ISP Bringing email in house

I work for a small ISP. We currently outsource our customer email management and hosting. Because of customer service issues and management requests, we are looking at ideas of bringing email ...
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With VMware 5, how does memory pooling works across clusters

With new memory entitlement in vSphere 5, if I have 2 clusters configured with the same license level. Would my memory entitlement be calculated separately for each cluster, or will it pool everything ...
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Can I vMotion between Standard and enterprise hosts?

I plan on having one Enterprise host, and a few Standard licensed hosts. Will I be able to vmotion between these 2 types of servers? I know that the memory pool will be counted separately, but can't ...
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How to confirm I'm on a VMWare powered VPS?

I chose a new VPS host partially based on their use of VMware. I have no reason to doubt that is the case, but would like to know if there is a way I can very the virtuilization platform from inside ...
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How to free snapshot disk space in VMware?

Our guest machines in ESXi server has lot of snapshots. While I am deleting them, they are merging. So I am in doubt whether deleting snapshot would help me gain disk space. Can any one clarify ...
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How to install VMware server 2 on Ubuntu server 11.10 ?

I am trying to install VMWare server 2 on Ubuntu server 11.10, however I am getting error which seems many people are having problem with: /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:40: fatal ...
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“Error: Unknown error” when trying to start virtual machine from VMware server

Problem We are running VMware Server 2.0.0 build-116503 on a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. There is a virtual machine installed, running Lotus Domino on Windows Server 2003. Ever since a sudden power ...
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How to setup a daily backup virtual machine running on VMWare?

My company has a VMWare server. We run 6-8 virtual machine. I would like to perform daily backup them in a storage server. How to do this with VMWare? Is there some "component" I don't know ? Or ...
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How to keep track of vm hosts and guests and IP addresses?

Internally, we have several VM hosts. We are constantly provisioning new guests on these hosts. What tool to you guys use to keep track of what hosts hosts you have out there, the host system stats, ...
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Network issue migrating an VMWare guest to an OpenVZ container

I've migrated a server from vmware to openvz, both are running on the same physical host (I plan to eliminate vmware). If I give the new openvz container a new IP anybody on the LAN and outside ...
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Fastest/best way to run headless Windows VM under Linux

I have some remote Linux servers on which I wish to run a Windows-only application. I don't want to stop running Linux on any of the servers because they do other Linux-only things, so I am thinking ...
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Disable automatic snapshots on vmware server

Is there a way turn off the automatic snapshot feature in vmware server? (Or is that a bad idea for some reason?) We have the files on the machine backed up separately, so I don't see the need for ...
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Run more than one Hypervisor

Is it possible to run more than one hypervisor on a single machine? We already have a server running Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, but our linux based VMs are not very stable. I would like to try ...
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Windows VMWare Server 2.0 Connect CDROM from command-line

How do I connect/disconnect a CDROM drive from a virtual machine from the command-line? I don't see anything in the VIX reference.
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How to copy files from one Host to another esxi 4.1

I have 2 VM ware host machine ( .110 and .115 ) which are running many virtual machine. Both the servers are having datastore. I have an ISO file on the Datastore 1 and i want to copy that to the ...
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How should I filter my VMWare Logs? What should I search for? What should I exclude?

My VMWare logs are full of SSL errors and some other things that appear less than important. (e.g. SSL Errors from the admin console) What is the best way to extract valuable information from these ...
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Is it possible to make vmware bridged interface to work as a switch and not as hub?

I have a linux box that runs VmWare server 2. Several VMs that run on the server are assigned non-private network IPs directly and connected via bridged interface vmnet0 to eth0. The problem is that ...
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Why are all the fields in Configure VM disabled for my VM?

I loading a VM that worked fine in VMWare Player into VMWare Server 2.02. It will not run. It is currently suspended. I get an error message indicating that this OS is not supported on my host OS ...
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Do I require a clustered file system to share a LUN via VMWare?

I want to avoid this: How can I use NTFS and iSCSI and not corrupt my SAN? On possbility I may have is to share out a LUN from my SAN and have other machines access that shared drive. In other ...
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VMWare Restart — Blank Screen

I am running VMWare Server on a Windows 2K8 server. I was wondering what the default behavior is for a restart or shutdown initiated from within the virtual host? Currently, when I restart the virtual ...
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VMWare Network Configuration

I am running VMWare Server on a Windows 2K8 server. I want to ensure that I am correctly configuring the virtual network adapter. What settings should I use to assign a static IP to the virtual ...
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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How can I login to Ubuntu 7.04 without being able to see the screen?

I need access to an old VMWare Ubuntu image and I can't see the login screen. Well, I can see enough to know that it's Ubuntu 7.04, but not the actual area where I type credentials. This is the same ...
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iexplore.exe crashes upon login of vmware-server [closed]

Can some one help resolve, create a process to debug this problem? The server meets the minimum hardware requirements of VMWare Server and there is only one VM running on the server. The ...
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Is it ok to simply clone a vmware image of an Ubuntu server if I need a new load balancer node?

Is it ok to simply clone a vmware image of an Ubuntu server if I want an exact copy to run as a load balancing node? I realize I, at the very least, have to change the new machine's ip address and ...
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Permission problems with a fresh install of VMware Server on Funtoo Linux

It's the first time I install VMware Server because I need to run a Windows 2008 Server over our current Funtoo linux server. There was no problem on the installation and the configuration, where I ...
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ESXi Connection issue

We have a server currently running VMware ESXi. The VMSphere client is having some issues connecting; giving the "Can not establish a secure connection" when clicking on Console as well as both lag ...
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Using a VM for testing, how to artifically reduce performance?

My workstation has VMWare Server, and I'm running a few VMs for mocked production environments. I'd like to artificially slow them down, which should make finding poorly-performing code easier. ...
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VMware Server on a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller

Before I begin, I'm aware of all the issues that can arise from installing VMWare server on a DC. I did it anyway. I'm trying to run a linux distro on my DC so I need to virtualise rather than run ...
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VMware Server 2: I Installed Win Server 2003 64Bit, but can´t install 64Bit-Software in Guest-System

i have a question concerning VMware Server 2. I have an x86_64 architecture hostsystem. I prepared my BIOS (vi enabled) to be able to install WIN Server 2003 64Bit-System (Guest). The installation ...
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How to reset Administrator password Windows Server 2003 installed on Vmware?

I want to reset administrator password on Windows Server 2003. OS installed on VMware server VMware Server version 2.0.1. And problem is this: when i try to boot from live cd, after boot disk with ...
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How do you expand a virtual drive using VMware Infrastructure Web Access?

I have a VM on a linux box that needs to have it's drive expanded. The guest OS is XP. What steps do I need to take to expand the hard drive for the XP VM? I have access to the web management and can ...
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Cannot delete unresponsive machine on VMWare Infrastructure Web Access on Windows 2003 host

I have some Windows virtual machines running on VMware on a Windows 2003 host, and I administer them via the Infrastructure web access. I recently added a CentOS Linux machine as well and it was ...
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No connection to port 8333 in VMware server on Linux

I have installed a headless VMware server on my Linux Debian server. For some reason I cannot connect to the web management console on port 8333. However, if I port forward localhost via ssh to the ...
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Network Load Balancing problem

Summary I have two machines in an NLB cluster. If I shut-down one machine (to simulate failure) then the second doesn't take-up the load. I'm looking for help in diagnosing the reason for this. ...
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VMWare Web Server Access

I need to stop the VMWare Web Server Access service, on a Windows Server2003 machine. I have admin rights on that machine. How do I see all running services and stop it?
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How to Open a Port ON VMWare Server?

I have a virtual host, created with VMWare. I don't own the main machine, I just can make remote connection to virtual server. I've installed SQL EXPRESS and want to remote connect it from my ...
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Error in MSVCR80.dll causing vmware-hostd to crash

This morning VMWare web interface didn't work when I fired up my machine. After some investigation I find the following in the event log: Faulting application name: vmware-hostd.exe, version: ...
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VMware Remote Console Plug-in and VMware Infrastructure Web Access (Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Ubuntu 10.04)

I have VMware Server working on a server running Ubuntu Server 10.04. After many troubles getting it going, I have one virtual machine running and I'm now stuck with a browser issue. Firefox won't ...
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Which is the recommended filesystem for VMware Server / ESXi?

We have a couple of servers in office with VMware Server as virtualization solution. We are planning an upgrade of our infrastructure. Some servers will remain with VMware Server, but we want to ...
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VMware Server - Datastore size not updating after LVM resize (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have VMware server installed on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed to get to the VMware Infrastructure Web Access interface, however I didn't allocate enough space on my LVM initially to start adding ...
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VMware Server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 - Tutorials?

I just installed VMware Server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 and, as there is no graphical interface, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to use it. Google just returns installation tutorials and I ...
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Running software router in VM, MAC Address issue

Hey everyone. I am trying to setup a slew of VM's for testing out a bunch of routing software packages like m0n0wall, pfsense, endian, vyetta, and more. I have a beefy vm server with 2 onboard NIC's ...
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Mount Physical Drive to VMWare Server

I'm running VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Server 2008 (Standard). I can also run Hyper-V if I need to. Anyways, I have three old hard drives that came out from our previous Cent OS system. I wanted to read ...
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Assigning a physical disk to a VMWare Guest OS in VMWare Server 2.0.2

We recently migrated several servers to a single debian server running multiple virtual (also debian) servers on top of VMWare Server 2.0.2. One of the migrated servers is a fileserver that shares a ...
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vmware nat internet connection

Host: Windows Server 2008 / VMWare Server 2 Has Internet connection ip: 172.17.62.1 (NAT adapter) no gateway, no dns Guest: Windows Server 2003 ip: 172.17.62.2 (NAT) gateway 172.17.62.5 (set in ...
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Giving a static IP to a VM in Server 2008

I have a dedicated server in Las Vegas. Yesterday I learn the awesome things about VMWare Server and I got that installed on it. Then I placed a CentOS 5.5 in one of the VM and its running as it ...
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NFS Datastore in VMWare Server 2 on Ubuntu Server amd64

OK so here's the problem. I'm running 4 Dell PowerEdge 3850 Servers on Ubuntu Server amd64 with VMWare Server 2.0. I want to setup a centralized NFS so all my vm's live there and I can be able to ...
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vmconvert exchange 2007

Has anyone tried to run vmconvert on a Windows 2008 64 bit server running Exchange 2007? Here is what I did. I stopped the Exchange processes and IIS and ran vmconvert. When I moved the new server ...