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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Virtual machine snapshot fails, followed by a hung server

We've had a rather annoying incident yesterday. During a routine snapshot backup, a machine failed with the following error: Backup virtual machine Cannot complete the operation. See the event log ...
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VMware vSphere 5.5 any authentication attempts fail

In a VMWare vSphere 5.5 Windows based environment, any authentication attempts fail (taking some time). The logs mention lines like: ERROR [IdentityManager] Failed to find solution user by subject ...
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Enabling VMware update manager plugin fails

Previously I had installed VMware update manager plug-in and everything was working fine. I recently found the plug-in was disabled. So when I try to enable the plug-in I get the following error: ...
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VMWare and storage virtualization solution [closed]

I'd like to use the capabilities of two Dell EqualLogic SAN and a VMWare vSphere 6 installation to implement a storage virtualization solution. Basically I'd like to put virtual SAN layer above my ...
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ESXi network setup for VMs which connect to the Internet through PfSense [closed]

Using ESXi v6 with the following setup: One standard Switch: vSwitch0 vSwitch0 has one uplink physical adapter (Internet connected, and this is the only physical adapter) vSwitch0 VM Network has 3 ...
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Boot from VMware snapshot file after accidentally deleting related snapshots

I'll preface this with the obvious: I am dumb. I am currently working from home on some scheduled maintenance on a production server running on a vm -- a bitnami redmine/svn stack to be specific. I ...
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linux + how to verify VM defintion disk after redhat installation

We have couple of Linux servers all them are VM red hat Linux ( and they created by the Vsphere client , ) I want to know how we can capture on the Linux OS the following 1.Thick provision lazy ...
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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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How can I get the VMware view agent version of VMs with powercli?

How can I get the VMware View Agent version running on a VM with powercli or View Powercli?
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XFS On VMware VM Fails With Bad Magic Number

I have almost exactly the same problem as described here. I am on RHEL7. 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_6 Inside vmware VM. file -s /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: LVM2 PV (Linux Logical Volume Manager), UUID: ...
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How to force power off a VM in vCenter web console?

When right click a VM in the vCenter web console I only get the option to "Shut Down Guest OS". When I connect directly to the host and look at the VM I have both options to "Power Off" and "Shut ...
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ProFTPD on ESXI 6.0 [closed]

I'm running ESXI 6.0 and I've installed ProFTPD according to this tutorial on my server to gain ftp access. It works however after 3 hours or so I won't be able to connect to it anymore and I'm ...
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vCenter Email Alerts

We have 4 ESX hosts in a cluster managed by vcenter (5.5). We have the Dell Open Manage integration suite which adds 100's of additional alarm/alerts to vcenter. We want to setup email alerts for ...
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Encrypting all internal communication on an ESXi box

Lets say I have a large system made up of many VMs running on one bare metal esxi box. Each of these VMs are running application(s) that are necessary for the system. I do not have the ability to ...
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powercli math with vmware - datastore property division arithmetic

basically, I get all 0's returned in the percentage1 column. I need help with what I believe is syntax or incorrect use of Round. Get-Cluster "my_cluster" | Get-VMHost | Get-Datastore | Select ...
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VMware: Cannot access VMware Using Client, but can with other methods

VMware Esxi 6.0 I am on the VMware Desktop Client The VM is of Windows Server 2008. I would log in using IP address 192.196.1.19. using root and password. Day 1-3 worked fine. Day 4 doesn't work. ...
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How to upgrade multiple virtual machine operating system in VMware vSphere in a data center?

In our data center we have 4 physical server having ESXi 5.5 installed on them. On each physical server there are multiple virtual machines running on them and all of these virtual machines are ...
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How Do I Remove Files Stored In a VMDK?

I am a developer, not an IT guy, but I am the one responsible for managing our servers currently. I have run into a problem... apparently our SQL backups are much bigger than I anticipated, and on ...
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Get total committed size of a VM across all datastores

Unfortunately I have only a single ESXi host for testing right now, but I will eventually be running this script on a vSphere setup with multiple hosts. I want to get a VMs total committed size ...
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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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Dual-homed vCenter 6.0 server appliance

I've installed the VCSA 6.0. Now, I'd like to add a second NIC to it and be able to access the vCenter Web UI from both networks. I've followed the steps here to add a second NIC to the vCenter and ...
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VMware customization not working when creating Ubuntu VM from template

I'm trying to create VMs from templates on vSphere 5.5 update 3 using the vSphere Web Client. The guest OS is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I created a VM and ensured that the following packages are installed: ...
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How can I get just 5 min intervals from an ESXi host?

I'm connected to an esxi host with the powershell snapin (not a vcenter server). ESXi servers are supposed to aggregate realtime data (20 sec intervals) into 5 min intervals right? Can I get just ...
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Does it make sense to use perfmon in a vSphere infrastructure?

vCenter has its own performance counters, so does it make sense to use perfmon to baseline or monitor things like IOPS of Windows VMs, or should I just be using vCenter counters instead? Would ...
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VMware ESXi config pass-through for Fibre Channel

I want to config pass-through for FC in VMware ESXi 5.5 (FC HBA: ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA) follow the link https://tinkertry.com/usb3passthru. But when I turn on the virtual ...
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Anyone using VTL for backups?

I would like to know if VTL is really a valid option nowadays? Is anyone here using it and why actually? Does it have any benefits compared to a regular server stuffed with SATA drives in RAID6/10? ...
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Is it possible to use a ftps server (NAS) to use as a virtual hard drive in VMware vSphere Hypervisor, if so, how? [closed]

The title explains most of it. Basically, let's say I have a NAS(I don't). I want to allow another computer to use it as storage for a virtual machine on VMware vSphere Hypervisor. The software on the ...
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Convert From UEFI to Legacy BIOS in Windows Server 2012

We are looking into Azure Site Recovery as a possible BCDR solution, and have encountered a bit of an issue in that Azure doesn't support UEFI firmware when synchronizing VMWare VMs. Is there any way ...
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Expanding an esx guest disk across multiple datastores

I'm a bit new to this type of vsphere maintenance, but not so much to the concept of raids, disks, etc. The situation is this: A guest server named "example-FS-01" has a disk on 'esx-datastore-02' ...
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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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Debian jessie 8.1 x64 installer doesn't detect VMware disk properly

While running an installation of debian 8.1 (via netinst with PXE using our own mirror on-premise), I encountered the following problem: When the installation got to the disk partitioning stage, the ...
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VMware Integrated OpenStack with a single cluster

I'm currently in the process of deploying VMware Integrated OpenStack for a testing installation which will move into production later. In the current stage we have three ESXi hosts, more will be ...
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How do I load VMDK backups into a VMWare server?

It's a long story, but one of my VMs ended up not being backed up through Veeam, but we DO have the raw nvram, vm*, and log files. It appears that I need to load it onto our ESXi server's datastore. ...
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Datacenter steal data from raid 1 server

I have a server (HP DL380pG8) in one of data centers in my country. As I was thinking about securing my data, I was thinking about what if, someone in data center, extracts one of disks which are ...
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vSphere / SRM replication not respecting priority groups

I'm in the process of demoing VMware's SRM. The install is good and I can easily run a restore for a single machine. I'm developing a recovery script for a single application is spread across ...
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Determine virtual server data use over multiple datastores

We currently have a physical server running 3 virtual servers spread across 3 datastores – 2 of which are networked datastores and 1 of which is the local datastore. One of the virtual servers has ...
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VMWare Ubuntu 14.04 not reading ram

I have a vm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working fine. I allocated some more ram to it but VSphere is now saying it doesnt have any of that ram now. Vmware says the ram is unaccessed per ...
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Is there a way to find out what cluster or vcenter an ESX server is on?

I need to be able to identify which cluster or vCenter instance some ESX servers are part of, but need to get this information directly from the ESX server itself. Is this information available in ...
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VSphere connect guest os to internet

Having a VSphere 6 host which is installed on machine in our private network. VSphere 6 host IP is 192.68.0.40. Our getaway router to Internet is on 192.168.0.1. I can connect to VSphere 6 host from ...
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How to completely migrate Windows Server VMs with no access to hypervisor?

There are two Windows Server VMs (2008R2 & 2012R2) hosted on OVH (via VMware I think). I would like to move away both VMs from OVH to my server running KVM VMs. OVH isn't going to give me any ...
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vSphere Cluster Management Network

I have a questions regarding where to place the management network for ESXi. I know that it should be separated from other traffic. i have a management network that I have setup already that I use to ...
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Where is the right place to install the ESX vSphere?

I have one server with 6 hotplug 300G SAS HDD. Where is the right place to install the ESX vSphere? 6 HDD RAID10 for datastore and ESX vSphere together -------- OR -------- 2 HDD RAID1 for ESX ...
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Auto reconnect two identical USB devices in VSphere

I have two identical APC UPS's that have USB controllers. I want to map both of the USB ports from the ESXI host to a VM and always have those USB devices reconnect, including if they are unplugged or ...
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Using one powerful computer in a virtual environment vs using one powerful computer? [duplicate]

The title explains most of it, I want to know if it's more efficient to have one computer using VMWare vSphere to host servers on different virtual operating systems that only has one server per ...
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Two-node VMware HA cluster - admission control policy?

I normally setup larger clusters than a 2-node cluster with shared storage, but we have built a cluster specifically for hardware based GPU's for a few VMs and thus new hardware and just a 2-node ...
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Vmware Vsphere 5.1 essentials all non administrator roles “not in use” and cannot be enabled [closed]

I'm currently testing datadog external monitoring services and I wanted to add our vmware hosts. With datadog you install their windows agent, and then the next step is to add a user in vsphere to ...
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Do I need btrfs scrub if a lower layer also scrubs?

I have a multi-TB btrfs made up of virtual disk images that live on NetApp NFS filers. The data are redundant at the NetApp level, so the btrfs is RAID-0. In addition to providing redundancy, the ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 black screen on all guests after services.sh restart

I'm using VMware ESXi 5.5.0 1331820 with a eight Windows guests. Sometimes I can't connect anymore via vSphere Client to the host. A restart of the hostd and vpxa doesn't resolve the problem. So, I ...
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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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Use Vsphere Replication seprately from SRM?

I currently have two VSphere 6 sites. Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is installed and configured (using array-based replication) to fail over to the backup site on a failure. Before I installed SRM, I ...