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 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

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 ...
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ESXi 5.5 remove @vsphere.local from login

How can I change the vsphere login from administrator@vsphere.local to administrator? I have searched around. Either it cannot be done or it is common knowledge, because I cannot find a solution. The ...
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Unable to clone a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM (VMware) that is a member of a domain

Are you able to clone Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs that are members of a Windows domain and apply a customization specification? I'm trying to clone a running Windows Server 2012 R2 VM via VMware. ...
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Guest customization with ESXi

I have already opened a issue for pyvmomi (https://github.com/vmware/pyvmomi/issues/312), but no answer so far. Basically what I want to do is run the Guest customization after I have deployed a OVF ...
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1 NIC and 2 different IP on 2 VM on VMWARE [closed]

I have a test server which has single NIC and I have 2 VM on that server. What i need to do is assigning different IP address to those VM. So the host is located at 192.168.100.67. would that be ...
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VMWARE: How to trunk 4 x 1Gbit Ports for a Virtual Machine Port Group

Yesterday i asked this Question: VMWare NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs? I had a missunderstanding about the "NIC Teaming" --> "Load Balancing" options in ...
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How can migrate ESXi to the paid version

I'm new to ESXi/vSphere and hope someone can help me. We bought vSphere and need migrate from our free ESXi installation. I have searched a lot about process but cant find about. We are still ...
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VMWare NIC Teaming - How to gain more than 1Gbit/s copy speed between two VMs?

I have a question about VMware and NIC Teaming. Here is my easy test scenario. I have two VMs. VM1 and VM2. I want to copy 1 big file from VM1 to VM2 because I want to see that I can gain more copy ...
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ESX 5.5 with enterprise plus license but can not add more than 32 vcpu per vm

I have 40 available logical processors but can not allow vms to have more than 32 vcpus? what is wrong? how to fix this?
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iSCSI design options for 10GbE VMware distributed switches? MPIO vs. LACP

I'm working on expanding the storage backend for several VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 clusters at my datacenter. I've primarily used NFS datastores throughout my VMware experience (Solaris ZFS, Isilon, ...
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Create multiple VMware guests with vsphere_guest module

I have the following Ansible playbook for creating (cloning) VMware virtual machines (VMs) from a template: - name: Create VMware guest hosts: localhost connection: local gather_facts: False ...
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VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)

I used vSphere 6. HA cluster works well. But i want to 100% up time to VM. (after one ESXI server fails VMs are restart on other ESXI) Is there any possibility to configure HA cluster without ...
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Vmware Got Hit By Brute Force More Than 60K Attempt

I have a vmware with 2012 server in it. Recently int he vsphere seens alot of attempt. Smells like a brute force. I understand that Security.AccountUnlockTime exists in the ESXi 6.0 that has a lockout ...
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Can't export OVF VM from Vpshere 6

I am trying to export a virtual server (Ws2008 R2) to our NAS as I need to provide a copy to an external tech. I can only stop the server during weekends. The machine is roughly 1Tb in size. ...
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Enforce EVC for specific VM on vSphere 6?

Is it possible to enforce EVC/vMotion compatibility on a single VM in a (non-EVC) vSphere 6 cluster? I have an old Nehalem based host which I would like to use as a backup host in case I need to ...
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VMware remote virtual serial port concentrator

I'm setting up a Cisco virtual wireless controller using the guide provided here: http://www.labminutes.com/wlc0001_vwlc_7_3_vmware_installation The narrator talks about making sure your VMware is ...
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Possible to upgrade an existing ESXi Host Server (2 CPU sockets, 1 used) with a new, different CPU?

I have a server which has 2 CPU Sockets and I used only one of the sockets so far. I have VMware ESXi V.6.0.0 installed and running. I know that the free version supports 2 physical CPU, so in order ...
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Deploy a VMware guest with Ansible

I try to deploy a VMWare guest via Ansible. Unfortunately ansible-playbook -i inventory.local vmware.yml PLAY [all] ******************************************************************** ...
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Understanding the VMware ESXi limitations of the free Version

I am running an ESXi Vsphere Client Version 6.0.0 but with all the different documentation and changes I have trouble to understand my limitations. From the official documentation I see that my limit ...
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export vmware disk share ovf for RAC

I have one oracle RAC, which is configured as share disk(rac-node-2 share the vmdk of rac-node-1). Right now, I want to export the ovf template of oracle RAC, I hope when I import the ovf template ...
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Sphere upgrade vcenter 5.1 to 6.0 order of operations

OK, here's the situation. We need to upgrade from the vcenter 5.1 to 6.0 Our current vcenter server doesn't meet the hardware requirements or have enough hard drive space. it is a Windows server ...
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Missing memory on ESXI 6.0

I have an ESXI 6.0 with 8GB Ram. For some reason I can only use 4.7GB for VMs. I tried using esxtop but didnt see anything using lots of RAM. Below are screenshots from vsphere. Can anyone help me to ...
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Can VmWare Update Manager Logs be Deleted?

I was recently reviewing a Windows 2008 R2 server that has low disk space. I didn't know if VMware Update Manager logs located in: C:\ProgramData\VMware Update Manager\Logs can be deleted or at least ...
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How to find out driver and firmware version of my ESXi Fiber Channel HBA? (via SSH)

I have an ESXi 5.5 Server (HP DL380 G7). How can i figure out the driver and firmeware version of my HP-QLOGIC Fiber Channel HBA via SSH? I think i am too stupid... :-/ Thx for help.
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VMware OS install automation

I have question regarding VMware automated OS installation/reinstallation. I'm pretty sure that is possible, but I'm little bit lost there. I'm running vSphere 5.5 and I want to make in-house web ...
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How to get started with vSphere 6.0 and set up the web client? [closed]

I've been tasked with setting up some VMs. I've been given some admin details but no further guidance. The server is a fresh install. My problem is that I'm on Linux/OSX and don't want to run Windows ...
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Quad port NIC vmkernel assignments

I have a quad port NIC in Vmware ESXi 5.5 and each nic port has an equivalent vmkernel with unique ip's/subnet (vmkernel1, 2, 3 and 4). if in case one of my vm's assigned to vmkernel1 is compromised ...
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Individual user sessions in vmware esxi

I have a server with vmware esxi 5.5 installed. Basically, I've noticed when I use Vsphere client and logged in as root and another person uses Vsphere client and logged in as root on the same esx ...
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vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. Connection timeout

vSphere client cant connect to ESXi 5.5. System error message: Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server failed. The request failed because the remote server took ...
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Why are my VMs displayed incorrectly under a single parent entity?

I've never seen anything like this before. I connected to a vCenter with two hosts. The first host has a single parent entity with 33 VMs. They are all stacked together and I cannot expand the entity. ...
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Can I retrieve the vCenter VM name from within the guest VM itself?

We're building an environment in which VMs are automatically deployed. We need the VM its hostname to be identical to the VM name in vSphere (which is randomly being created). Is there a way to ...
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VM template which automatically joins Rancher environment

I would like to create a VM template (vSphere specifically) that, when used to create a new instance, will automatically join an existing Rancher environment. I tried running the command from the ...
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Latest VMware Update Applied Yet Still Missing Update

We are running an HP server with VMware ESXi 5.5. This host happens to run our vCenter 5.5 Windows Server 2008R2 server. Because the VMware Update Manager is part of vCenter, I can't use it to ...
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Can I run two domain controllers within VMware vCenter on one physical server?

Before I go to the main question, I'll explain the current situation: My current employer uses VMware vCenter to run a fully operational, virtual environment (mostly domain controllers and RDP ...
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VMware Tools - at closing Console session in VIClient it lock screen on my Windows 7 box

This is a vSphere 5.1. Windows 7 non-domain. All necessarily settings in guest Windows were changed to disable any auto-lock functionality. However, when I close VIClient (vSphere native client) ...
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Export ESXi VM an OVF Template

I'm looking to export a lot of ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.0 vm's as OVF templates - Windows and Linux. It seems like a straight forward process but I'm curious if these process can be detrimental to the vm ...
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VMotion Migrations and MySQL Databases

I am currently tasked with evaluating VSphere and VCenter server. I read about the VMotion feature: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-VMotion-DS-EN.pdf This could come in very handy for us. ...