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VMWare Host Not Responding - VMs are Disconnected (ESXi 3.5)

I have inherited a VMWare environement ESX v3i 3.5. I am not fluent with VMWare ESXi so bare with me. Two days ago, when I opened Virtual Centre, one of the Hosts showed up as Not Responding. The ...
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vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?

Problem I just finished separately installing vCenter Server 5.1. I installed the components separately but on the same machine using a local SQL 2008 R2 DB (not SQL express). Everything appears to ...
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VMware ESXi 4.0 upgrade to ESXi 5.1 minimize VM downtime

I am looking for the least amount of down time to do the following: Issue: One ESX Host running ESXi 4.0 (locally attached storage) with one VM running on it. This host needs to be updated to ESXi ...
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add space to virtual disk on vmware

I have a VMWare Server 3.5 system with 2 VMs. On one powered on vm I changed the disk size from 1TB to 1,5TB. But the vm didn't see any new unallocated space so that I reboot twice the server. But ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 work on VMWare Server 2

VMWare Server 2.0 is non longer supported by VMWare but still available 'as is'. Is it possible to run Windows Server 2012 standard on it?
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vCenter server with both academic and Federal licensing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Background We have two servers running VMWare Academic licensing and just purchased two more under Federal licensing. ...
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VMWare vCenter: “incorrect username or password” when connecting to host

I have an existing vCenter server (v5.0) with two existing ESXi servers. I recently installed ESXi v5.1 on two new servers. I configured their hostnames, IPs, DNS, gateway, etc. and both pass their ...
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After manually moving a virtual machine from one host to another - unable to power on

I have 2 different VMware server hosts on 2 different geo-locations. one of the machines, which is located in Paris has gone corrupted and i was given the task to copy this machine from the other ...
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Is it possible to try Windows Server 2012 with VmWare Server 5.0?

I would like to try windows server 2012 rc using our vmware server 5.0 infrastructure. The problem is that i can't install it because each time, the virtual machine reboot. Is it vmware server 5 ...
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vmware unique cpu identifier

I'm looking for a way to generate, or derive, a unique CPU identifier. For example: If SERVER_A uses vmotion from HOST_A to HOST_B, I want to be able to tell the differences between the cpus. Any ...
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vmware server to esxi 5 blue screen

I have a server centos 5.5 running vmware server 2 on it. I decided to install esxi5 on a different machine and test it. I copied one of my virtual machines on esxi 5. But machine I copied gives a ...
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Issues with VMWare 2.0.2 installation on CentOS 6.3

I have an i7 machine (server) and on which I am running CentOS 6.3. I am trying to install VMWare 2.0.2.0 and I am having problems in identifying the headers for C Compilers when doing the ...
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Ubuntu VM in Vmware running on top of Gentoo [closed]

I want to know if the following architechture is possible and if so, what is the best way to implement it? : A dedicated server running a linux gentoo distribution on top of which I want to install a ...
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Giving a VM access to a physical NIC on the host

I am running VMware Server 2.0.2 with 2 VM's. One of the VM's I want to have bridged with the domain/primary NIC of the host which I have done successfully. I want the other VM to have access to only ...
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VMware 2.0.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 - Guest 100% CPU, Host 8%

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 on 64bit machine with 16 GB RAM and 2 x E5620 CPUs. This host running VMware 2.0.2 with 5 guests: 3 x Windows 2008 2 x Windows 2000 (after p2v - VMware convertor) ...
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how to monitor select processes on centos 5.x host?

I would like to monitor a select group of processes, vmware vm's, running on my centos 6 host. "top" gives me most of what I want in that I can use -p to specify only those processes and -c to get ...
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SAN alternative for VMWare

Has anyone utilized something aside from a SAN to run their VMWare images off? We are looking to drop in two HP Servers and VMWare on them and run them off a SAN. Due to the cost of SAN though our CFO ...
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VMware Copy or Backup between Datastore

I have a situation that I need to copy all my virtual machine from the first datastore to the second datastore as backup. What are the best practices to achieve this? I am newbie in VMware and eager ...
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VMWare Server 1.0.8 Host/Settings/Memory permissions error

Host is a Dell 2850 with 16 GB RAM running CentOS 5.x and VMWare Server 1.0.8, 300GB SCSI disks hosting 6 VMs (mixed Windows 2003 Server/CentOS 5.x guests.) I'm wanting to change the Host memory ...
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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...
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Can the stand alone VMware vCenter converter run locally and save to a windows file share on another machine

I need to backup a server before it is wiped for a new instalation of Windows 2008. We will be implementing vmware in the near future, so I thought I would just p2v the server. I have a share created ...
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Vmware Server reports 100Mb NIC when it's actually 1Gb

I have a VMWare Server installed on my Windows Server. I just noticed my main switch is 1Gbit but my VMWare Network Adapter VMNet 1 and VMNet8 are both 100Mbit. Why might that be?
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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 [closed]

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 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. ...