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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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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list of load balancing algorithm's for virtualization / virtual machine? [closed]

Welcome, I browse a lot of websites, publications, and I can not really find the confirmed information about load balancing algorithms available for virtualization / virtualmachines, ex. VMware ...
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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 ...
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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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vSphere Cluster no failover

I've inherited a 2-node vSphere Cluster (vCenter appliance in the cluster). We recently had one host crash during working hours. My understanding with a vSphere HA Cluster (and like any cluster) when ...
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Restarting failed hosts on VMware vSphere ESXi

When a cluster is configured for High Availability (HA), VMs can be restarted onto an alternate host when the its host has failed. However, I am wondering: if the host has failed, is there a means ...
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Is there a way to check a dozen VMs to compare the CPU , RAM and disk storage through VSphere or any other way?

I have been asked to compare the resource usage of VMs in VSphere,. Is there a way to see a grid or something where I don't have to go to every individual VM to compare? The main thing is we have a ...
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vSphere 5.5 in HA Environment and Autostart VM's [duplicate]

We have the setup as above which is "managed" by our vendor. During a recent power outage we found that none of the VM's came up upon the return of power (roughly 25 VM's), which once we discovered ...
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What is the difference between host created with vmotion enabled and normal one [closed]

I want to know what is the difference between hosts created with vmotion enabled and normal one (Apart from live migration). How does it work? any directions will be appreciated.
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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VMWare vSphere Distributed Switch configuration of two ESXi Host

I have two ESXi hosts (5.1 and 5.5) that I added them to a vSphere Distributed Switch. The VMs in each host can ping other VMs in the same host but cannot ping other host's VMs. All the VMs are part ...
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Switch base connectivity between two ESXi hosts in vSphere vCenter with VDS

I have two ESXi Hosts in Hetzner datacenter and because of the Hetzner's subnet allocation policies I should have a router (implemented with CentOS) in each ESXi server to route the subnet IP to the ...
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Can I use RHEL Virtual Datacenter License with vCenter Server Essentials (Essentials Kit) [duplicate]

Does somebody use RHEL Virtual Datacenter License with vCenter Server Essentials? I cannot get a clear answer from our RHEL Partner, as well as I cannot find it clearly stated somewhere on the WEB. ...
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DB2 crash on production redhat server

We have a redhat virtual machine (vmware vsphere) that is hosting the database for our application. The application runs normally, until at some point it crashes with the error below seen on db2diag: ...
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PowerCLI automation set-cddrive error

When attempting to change ISOs on a powered on guest instance, set-cddrive is returning an error but completing the command. A couple different commands produce the same result: $theVM | Get-CDDrive ...
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VMware High Availability questions

I can't seem to find the answers to these questions within the vSphere 5 Documentation center, so please share if you are aware of any aspects of these questions. What happens to the failed VM that ...
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vmware deployment from Linux or Ubuntu

Is there a way to deploy VMWare virtual machines from Linux? By deploy I mean provision from remote esx. Thanks.
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How much contention is too much in VMware?

For a while now I've been trying to figure out why quite a few of our business-critical systems are getting reports of "slowness" ranging from mild to extreme. I've recently turned my eye to the ...
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VMware ESXi <> Synology NFS Share (Physical Switch Redundancy)

This is my storage network: ESXi Host(Dual 10gb NICs) >> 2xNetgear xs712T >> Synology RS10613xs+ (Dual 10gb NICs) ESXi vmnic1 >> NG Switch 1 >> Syn NIC 1 ESXi vmnic2 >> NG Switch 2 >> Syn NIC 2 ...
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Cannot connect VMWare VMs to datastore ISO but can connect to same ISO on local PC via Console

VMWare 4.0U4b (I know...) I am unable to connect new or existing VMs to ISOs contained on any of the datastores. I was able to however boot from an ISO on my local PC connected via the Console. I ...
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Linux high RAM usage for unknown reason

after searching around for this and only finding posts of people who do not interpret the "cached" figure correctly, I decided to ask this question. I have some servers at hand, which act strangely. ...
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ESXi 5.1 Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation boots to GUI but claims that it can't access the medium to install?

I've tried changing the settings on the iso and it just won't let me install it: "Setup was unable access files needed to continue. This should be caused by an error on the CD Media or the CD is ...
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ESXi Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation gets stuck on blue Starting Windows screen?

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 32-bit as a guest on ESXi 5.1 for testing purposes; but when I try to install it, it gets stuck on the blue Starting Windows screen and the ...
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Can an ESXi 5.1 VM have Applicaiton Aware Image Processing enabled at the sametime it has Freeze/Thaw Scripts?

So you can't enable Application Aware Image Processing at the same time you have Freeze/Thaw scripts enabled. But in the event that you have a VSS Aware (such as SQL Server 2008 R2) database on ...
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Standalone vCenter web client

I wish to have a VMWare vCenter Web Client without setting up vCenter Server Systems such that the Web Client connects directly to an ESXi host. I only have 1 ESXi host, setting up vCenter seems ...
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assign Second IP in ESXi 5.5 host Centos 6.6

Hello i have just installed CenOSs 6.6 on ESXi 5.5 and I have eth0 working fine. I have internet access and I want to assign a second IP in CentOS. So purchased another ip from oneprovider.com and ...
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VMWare Error: Read-only file system during write on

I tried hundreds of forums and posts, but nothing seem to help! I have vSphere ESXi 5.5. and when starting ESXi the first time it created and formatted a storage automatically. For some reason I ...
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VMware hypervisor license [duplicate]

can I use VMware vsphere hypervisor license on multiple host on different network? Apologize that one license is used in a farm in India and I will use the same license in a farm in UK. Obviously I ...
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Can I vmotion from VMware workstation?

I love the idea of vmotion and know that I can move a VM from vSphere / ESX (or whatever I'm meant to call the server class hypervisor now). But Can I do vMotion from a VMware workstation host?
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ESXi 5.5 + vCSA Upgrade

We are upgrading 4 hosts from ESXi 5 to 5.5 We are adding 4 more hosts with clean ESXi 5.5 installs We are also upgrading our vCS 5 to the vCSA 5.5 Using Enterprise Plus Licensing Issue: I am trying ...
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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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Alert simulation on vSphere 5.5

Is there any way to simulate an alert (to test alarm actions) on an vmware vSphere esxi 5.5 infrastructure? My research seems that a "test" was available on some older versions.
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Change PowerChute Network Shutdown's IP address in vCenter configuration

I recently installed "PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.1.0 VMware Virtual Appliance" (PCNS) in my ESXi 5.5 u2 system. I deployed the VM onto the server via the downloaded ova file. I ran through the ...
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Optimal configuration with Synology as HA iSCSI backend for vSphere

I'm looking into purchasing a new storage backend for our VMware vSphere Essentials package. We have 3 ESXi hosts, currently mainly using DAS. The goal is to upgrade to Essentials Plus this year, to ...
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vSphere-created node complaining about ECDSA fingerprint?

I just cloned an Ubuntu template in vSphere Client, just like I've done hundreds of times before. It didn't give me any errors, however when I went to SSH into this server to test it, I get the ...
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User profiles for ESXi [closed]

I have configured active directory with my ESXi Server and all is great. I created User Profiles for this experiment within Windows 2008r2. Logged in with a windows 7 VM within Vsphere, and all works. ...
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Opposite answers, which is true: Can a vCPU be mapped to more than one physical CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit optimization software (CPU intensive) which can use only one cpu core. If a virtual operation system in VMware is set to be one vCPU, can this system use more than one physical cpu of ...
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vSphere 5.1 Permissions Not Propagating

When I add permissions at the data center level with the propagate option, I see the account in the permissions list on the individual servers but the privileges aren't taking effect. The privileges ...
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Can someone explain the different ESXi/vSphere products? [closed]

I'm looking to spin up an ESXi host on my server. I've booted into and installed ESXi 5.5 onto one of the server's disks. I'm looking for some information on two different aspects of ESXi. Is it ...
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Memory Utilization Best Practices

I'm running several Linux-based VMs (vApps, actually) that have varying amounts of memory assigned to them. Some have databases, some web servers, etc. While some are using less than 40% of their ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ISO on VMware vSphere 4.1

I have a VMware vSphere 4.1 server hosting several VMs. There is a legacy reason why we need to run this version. When I create a new 64-bit Ubuntu VM and mount the 64-bit Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ...