vSphere is an enterprise level virtualization solution. It acts as the cloud computing OS managing a set of VMware ESXi-based hosts.

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VMware Cloning with POWERCLI with nested folder

I'm trying to clone some Virtual Machines using POWERCLI, but when I set the target location I'll have the error "Could not find Folder with name" ... My folder estructure is like: DC1\destfolder ...
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VMware vSphere PowerCLI behind socks proxy

I am trying to manage remote ESXi hosts using VMware vSphere PowerCLI cmdlets using ssh socks tunnel. System proxy is set to socks tunnel and connectivity verified with browser, PowerCLIConfiguration ...
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Adding disk to VmWare ESXI 5.1

We had some issues with our disk and had to replace it. We reloaded VmWare ESXI on new disk and currently trying to attach the old disk again to server. We are not sure if we should proceed further ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.1 Datastore issue

We are facing issue with VMWare ESXI 5.1. The server shows datastore size as zero : ==================== /vmfs/volumes/52d5e3cf-8c40b19d-9284-002590dbae7c # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available ...
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Can I migrate a VM between vCenter servers in linked mode?

Right now I have two separate vCenter servers (one older, one brand new), each managing 3 clusters of hosts. I will eventually need to get 300-500 VM's from the old clusters to the new. If I put the ...
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Using dnsmasq to service multiple subnets

I'm pretty new to using dnsmasq, and I would like to keep utilizing it in my lab environment. However, being new, I am unsure what commands/files to use. I've spent two days doing research and ...
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Do we need vCenter for only one vSphere and Horizon View? [on hold]

I'm trying to set up a VDI using VMware Horizon View 6 on Windows server 2012R2 X64 VM. I have 3 VMs in Workstation 11. Windows server 2012R2 (domain controller) VM Windows server 2012R2 View ...
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VMware Vsphere ESXI 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vsphere ESXI server 6 trial with vcenter server and vsphere client 6 on Windows server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work but I want to go one step further ...
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Copy LVM volume group spanning two physical volumes on two disks

[update] i have copied the two primary partitions using gparted. now i am stuck trying to copy a single volume because it is made of two physical volumes each on separate disk...ideas? /sda5, /sdb1 = ...
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Copy VM Snapshot to a new VM Environment

We have 2 separate VMWare environments, one is the main environment which has hundreds of virtual machines across lots of sites. The other is a much smaller one installed on one server, just for ...
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V2P - Using Clonezilla with VMware - but I have two virtual disks

Don't ask me why but I've been requested to V2P a VMware machine. I'm using Clonezilla and a couple tutorials online. But, my VM has two virtual disks (screenshot). Currently in the process, but if ...
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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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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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Datastores Occasionally Disappear on vSphere Client

I'm currently running several virtual servers and connecting to the vCenter using the vSphere Windows client. We're connecting with to a datastore on another server which has a separate folder for ...
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Powercli Script to measure the count of Host and its Vm's in a each clusters

I am trying create a on-liner script which gives an outputs of Hosts and vm's counts in a vcenter cluster like as below. Cluster: VMHost ...
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Vm counts by folders

I have created a script which collected the VM counts for the selective folders in each Vcenter, This scripts seems working fine but it's not collecting output to the CSV. $output = @() Get-Content ...
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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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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

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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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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Source IP of VMware storage paths

I have an iSCSI array that is working fine with my VMware host. I'd like to disable several paths because they don't have end-to-end jumbo frames. For the life of me I can't tell what the source IP ...
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Colocating mystery server [closed]

My employer has tasked me with bringing a server over to a local web hosting facility. The server has vsphere pre-installed with numerous virtual servers installed(5 servers, 3 linux, 2 windows). ...
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vCSA command line installer fails to deploy with the error “Failed to login to host… is not a VIM server”

I'm using the vcsa-cli-installer utility under Linux (CentOS 6) to deploy VCSA 6.0 (vCenter Server Appliance). It is failing with the following: # ./vcsa-deploy -v ~/full_conf.json Start vCSA ...
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CentOS VM: Determine whether Anaconda has completed

I'm using VSphere to spin up a series of virtual machines with CentOS 6.5 as the OS. I'd like to be able to tell, in a bash script, once the OS installation has completed. I've tried using ping, ...
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Does these servers answers the requirements for vSphere Hypervisor [closed]

Can you please tell if any of these servers are answering to the requirements of vSphere Hypervisor. Here are the requirements: ...
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VMware total memory, consumed memory & available memory

I've checked the summary and performance of total memory consumed memory available memory in a cluster of 3 hosts. The values shown in vsphere don't make sense to me. Could someone explain what ...
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How to configure VM IPs on VMWare ESX Host

I have rented a server from So You Start that runs VMware ESX 6.0 on it. I have bought IPs to use them in my VMs bu t the problem is i cannot make them run VMs. I did exactly what this guide says for ...
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Issues customizing a RHEL7 VM deployed from a template on VMware

In compliance with VMWare's VM customization matrix, I am testing this out on vSphere 5.5 Update 2d. I create the template with a RHEL 7.1 DVD and point anaconda to a kickstart that looks like this: ...
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How to mount an USB drive under VMWare ESXi 5.5?

I want to mount an USB drive to VMWare ESXi 5.5 host. The USB drive is visible with lsusb : Bus 01 Device 03: ID 154b:0095 PNY But not under /vmfs. Under /dev/disks/ I see many entries, but dunno ...
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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 vSphere 6.0 free versus Essentials versus Open Source? [closed]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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Hot-remove memory in a Linux virtual machine

Linux supports hot-adding memory when running as a VM guest, in VMware for example. (Sometimes you need to manually inform the guest OS.) Is there a safe way to do the inverse operation — reducing ...
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Adding extra IP to NIC causes connectivity issues for main IP (Win Server 2012 / IIS)

I am experiencing a very odd situation: I have set up 8 IP addresses in a single NIC (plus it's main IP) for use as a web server - and have 8 websites happily running in IIS8. (The server in ...
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External IP shows me ESXi web client [closed]

Recently i installed Vmware ESXi on my proliant server and created some VM there , opened ports on mikrotik router and installed nginx web server and when i tried to reach it via external ip it gets ...
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Setting VMWare Vsphere VMs to automatically upgrade VMWare tools

We are currently on VSphere 5.1 across the board globally with around 450 Windows server VMs. We have an issue where we have various VMs throughout the organization that end up having expired VMware ...
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Transfer large amount of small files

I've to do a migration of two servers with large SAN attachments to our new VMWare environment. EDIT: I have to supply some additional intelligence as I have good answers regarding VMWare solution. ...
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Restart ESXi from remote while having a PSOD

I wondered if it is possible to access some functions of a ESXi Server over the network, while the server has a PSOD. The Server is running ESXi 5.1. The server cannot be pinged, but is there some ...
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“I/O Error Occurred” in vSphere Client 4.1 uploading to datastore

Environment is VMware 4.1, 2 ESXi servers with a iSCSI 6TB datastore with 1.5TB free. ~30 VMs, small load, VMs working well. On the datastore I have an ISOs folder. Typically, I can upload new ...
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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Can I exclude volumes from vMotion in ESX?

When I do vmotion, the VM's vmdk is usually on a shared storage array (unless I use storage, etc., but let's assume this is enterprise with a SAN). What if I have 2 volumes: one is the VMDK for the ...
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vSphere/vCenter not offering SSO options

We started setting up a vSphere infrastructure and want to use OpenLDAP as authentication source. In the vCenter, we have enabled the embedded SSO server and I find options to connect to Active ...
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How to make sure file in VM's folder is copied with VM when cloning VMWare Virtual Machine

I am running a vmware environment (Version 4 unfortunately) which requires me to use a bios rom file in order to run server 2012. I upload it to the root folder of the VM after creation, before boot ...
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VMware Vsphere Monitoring and Alerting Network Outage

I am trying to set up an alert to email out when any of our VMs lose network connectivity. I'm trying the following settings but I do not get any alerts when I kill the network connection. Alarm ...
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Invoking shell commands using vmware cli or esxcli

I want to find out the ssh private key length on the esxi server. There seems to be 2 ways to do this. openssl rsa -in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -text -noout | grep "Private-Key:" ssh-keygen -lf ...
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Can't find my VM instance after importing VM to AWS

I followed the introductions from here ...
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VMware vCenter cannot connect to ESXi Hosts

I have a mixed version ESXi environment with versions 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5 hosts. I also have a standalone server, running Windows Server 2012 R2 that has vCenter 5.5 installed on it. All these servers ...
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Linux VMWare Tools build for running kernel or latest installed kernel?

I haven't been able to find any information regarding when building VMWare Tools on Linux whether it builds against the currently running kernel or the latest installed kernel. To clarify ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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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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Creating a bridged network in ESXi VSphere using VSphere client

I'm new to ESXi and i'm trying to configure a small server of guest machines, each running windows 7 starter. my goal is to let the workers connect to the ESXi server, get a windows "computer" and be ...
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Can I get Vsphere cluster networks (and thier details) using Ruby?

(On linux) I am looking for a way to get my VMware Vsphere networks details using a Ruby script. I tried to find a way using rlane/rbvmomi on [1]: https://github.com/rlane/rbvmomi but I could nt ...