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 - unable to increase disk size of windows guest disk

ESX 5.5, vcenter 5.5, vsphere 5.5 Reading vmware kb's, it sounds like I should be able to come in here and increase disk size... But can't.... Shut down guest. Still can't. There are no ...
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How to prevent the VMware console from catching the mouse

I am currently setting up a new server (Ubuntu LTS) and I have to use the VMware console form a Windows 10 PC to do so. I am used to use PuTTY and I find the VMware console very inconvenient. What I ...
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How to correctly set up VMware tools on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am currently setting up a new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on VMware 5.5. I wantet to install the VMware tools (the TAR package that you can mount as CD-ROM). But, when running the script, the machine told me ...
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Open only the required VMware View ports

We want an "isolated" network in our environment for testing. There should be VMs accessible via VMware View and directly behind our router, so they dont use our proxy/firewall. Now since our VMware ...
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NetApp .Snapshots wont delete

I am working in VMware Vspere client, I am an sys administrator taking over for an Admin who has left. Many users were complaining about space in our Mounted Linux shared drive. So I did some ...
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How can I change the network adapter of a vm using a cli in esxi?

I want to change the network adapter of a guest virtual machine using esxcli, vcli or any other cli means. I couldn't find an esxcli command, which is expected as its scope is primarily the host. I ...
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Getting VM metrics from Vcenter

Is there a way to get VM information like resource utilization metrics from Vcenter server via an API ? I want to query them from a python script and I don't want to get them from powerCli. Vsphere ...
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VMWare ESXi trying to connect to IP on different subnet

Our VMWare ESXi host is sending VMWare Server requests (port 902) every five or so seconds to a private IP address that is not in the subnet. For reference, the ESXi server is on a Class B address ...
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Changes to columns displayed in the vSphere Client do not persist after restarting the client

I'm using VMware vSphere Client 5.5.0 build 2417603, and I'm having an issue where changes I made to the columns view in the client aren't preserved. VMware described this issue in kb 1030614 (link‌). ...
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Terraform: running local-exec commands as admin with vsphere on windows server

I am using terraform with the vsphere provider to provision windows infrastructure in an environment. The local-exec parishioner appears to run my bootstrap commands as a non administration user. This ...
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vcenter isn't seeing open vm tools

Centos 7 DVD is packaged with open vm tools. But this is what I see in vCenter: VMware actually recommends running Open VM tools. When I tried to install vmware tools I got this message: open-vm-...
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Why doesn't memory consumed by balloon driver not show up in top?

On an overallocated ESX host, guest is allocated 80GB RAM. The balloon driver kicked in at some point, and is consuming quite a bit of memory. # vmware-toolbox-cmd stat balloon 52381 MB Now guest-...
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Add vmtools to linux installer ISO

Is there a way to add vmware tools to a linux installer (debian or redhat)? Curious if I could create a linux ISO would already have vmtools installed. So when I boot the vm for the first time to the ...
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Configure vSphere uptime alert for linux servers

I was wondering if there's any way to configure a vSphere uptime alert for a linux server. For example, when the server has 168 hours of uptime we want an alert to generate indicating this fact. I've ...
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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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Assigning user a virtual machine

Is this possible? I started a new position, and in one of the environments, logging in through horizon view, a user randomly logs on to one of four machines when they login. Many of the users get ...
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Same LUN trough FC and iSCI to different hosts

On my small vMware lab I'm presenting the same LUN to both ESXi hosts, one from FC and another from iSCSI. iSCSI finds the devices but doesn't mount the datastore. As I can see disks have different ...
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ESXi host only using 45% percent of physical memory but why are SWAP and MEMCTL not at 0?

ESXi host (version 5.5.0) is only using about half of physical memory, but when I look at esxtop I see: SWAP /MB: 1136 curr, 854 rclmtgt MEMCTL /MB: 7986 curr, 7986 target, 103832 max I would ...
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Matching esxtop memory values with what I am seeing in vcenter

Found this pic online just to use as an example: Take a look at papaya. Its MEMSZ is 4096 and GRANT is at 2084. When I look at it in vCenter it says this VM has only consumed a couple hundred megs! ...
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Running All Microsoft products vs VMWare/backup/AV for small network

Recently a company that I work for is getting IT advice to upgrade their infrastructure (for approximately 30 on prem users). We are a not-for-profit and get deep discounts on many products (...
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vSphere cannot see HP iSCSI LUNs

When attempting to add storage under vSphere 6.0 (Add Storage > Disk/LUN), required HP volumes are not available to add. Can someone please offer some advice? The HP SAN is visible within the iSCSI ...
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Slow conversion of VDMK to VDI - Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

So I am trying to migrate from VMWare to Hyper-V and I'm using the MS tool Virtual Machine Converter 3.1. However, the VM conversions are going super slow. Like 2MB a second which means that a 300GB ...
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Changing the IP of a vSphere guest VM using Ansible

I want to deploy a VM from a template on vSphere and change the new instance IP via Ansible (2.x). I've managed to clone the template with vsphere_guest module but I didn't find a way to change the IP ...
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Can't increase the virtual drive size any more?

Please see attached picture, This is exchange server and I have 3 virtual hard drives, each of them can't not be increased any more, any idea why and how to fix this?
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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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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: 89o2LY-...
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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 Name,@{...
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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? ...