vSphere is an enterprise level virtualization solution. vSphere, or ESX 4.0, is VMware's final incrementation of the ESX hypervisor.

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Adding additional disks to HP P2000 SAS Storage

We have a 12 bay HP P2000 SAS Enclosure with 6 drives on RAID 5 installed. The drives are configured as 2 separate DataStores for a VMWare vSphere ESXi setup. Now we want to add: 6 additional ...
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vSphere vApp IP address configuration. How does vApp really work?

I have a pool of ESXi-5.5.0 servers that I have configured a single vApp on. This vApp is configured in transient mode to configure IP addresses from an IP pool I specified. I assigned a single ...
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Prevent Guests in same vSwitch talking to one another

Long story short. I would like to prevent guests in the same vSwitch from communicating to one another. I am at a loss as to how to make this happen. Any ideas please? I have been reading on ...
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Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines

One of our production servers was "cloned" to make a secondary test environment. The source server is a virtual machine (VMWare vSphere environment) joined to a domain and with a static IP address. ...
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Monitor vCenter Server heartbeat application: [closed]

I want to monitor following things for vCenter Server heartbeat application: Application Error. Timeout in starting/stopping applications. Exceeded max disk space for queued file registry update ...
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VMware Vmotion 5.1 fails at 51% , Between two identical new vmware servers

We've been trying to deloy two new CISCO UCS C220 M3S servers ESXi Hosts. the installation went smooth en perfectly. We added both servers in a ESXi (5.1 update 2) cluster. this to perform vmotion ...
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After domain rename - can't connect to vmware server

I have renamed our domain (server 2012) - the entire process passed successfully. I am trying to access our VSphere - with no success. The error I receive is: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup ...
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vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance and Snapshots

I've heard claims from a vSphere server administrator that VMs configured for high availability continue to transparently function even in the event of an ESXi host failure. He also claims VMs ...
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Vmware local users

I was trying to add local users to my esxi 5.5 cluster but there is no user and group option available, is windows authentication the only way to add users and groups. ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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How to set a Resource Pool as the root object for a user logged into VMware vSphere vCenter?

VMware vSphere 5.5 deployment. Resource Pool present. Active Directory LDAP used as identity source for SSO. Custom role created for specific AD group (RP1_Admin) to manage VMs inside of a resource ...
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Scripting VMWare ESXi from a linux server

I’m attempting to use the VMWare command line interface to mount a datastore ISO file in the CD/DVD drive of a virtual machine. An entry elsewhere on serverfault tells me that ‘vmware-cmd blabla.vmx ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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Migrating existing clustered virtual network to a trunk

We have a 3-host VMWare vSphere v4.1 cluster that has a connection to an untagged network (let's call it 192.168.10.0) using two physical adapters, vmnic1 and vmnic2. Both are currently marked as ...
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Fastest way to move a large file from an ESXi host to another

I have two VMWare ESXI 5 hosts and I want to move a 2 TB .vmdk file from one to another. I tried downloading the file via vSphere Client to upload it to the other host via vSphere Client, but it seems ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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vCenter Server automatic update

Is it possible to update vCenter Server 5.5 (Windows platform) to 5.5u2 with vSphere Update Manager or any other automatic/oneclick way ? Is there any way other than downloading full iso ?
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CPU clarification in vCenter

So i'm running a lab on a Dell PE R410 2 X 4C 2.26Ghz, this evening I saw that vCenter is showing that the processor is @ 2.27Ghz. It's not that big of a deal but was curious as to why there is that ...
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ESXi550-Update02 missing on host with Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 Image

I recently deployed a new VMWare ESXi Host with the latest Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 image. I've just scanned it with Update Manager and it says it has 4 patches available. However 2 of them are ...
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Dell/Vmware - VIB/iDrac/OME/OMSA — how to tie them together?

I have vSphere Server with 2 Dell hosts (hypervisors) A: is a 710, with iDrac6 essentials. Vanilla VMware Esxi 5.1 install B: is a 720 with iDrac7 enterprise. Dell customized VMware Esxi 5.5 install ...
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Virtual disk corrupted after cloning using vmkfstools

I am facing a very weird problem with cloning an Oracle Linux VM on VMware vSphere using commandline-tools. Interesting parts of the script in use are: vmkfstools -i $src/VM0.vmdk -d thin ...
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How do you calculate % CPU and %Memory utilization by VM given the quick stats

I am trying to pull vm guest data from vcenter. By looking at vcenter guest data I can see some counters as follows: "summary.quickStats.overallCpuUsage" in mhz and "guestMemoryUsage" in MB. Since ...
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Arp attack on my network

We have a small network of around 100 laptop/desktops and around 20 servers (sounds an overkill but these servers provide service for all our external contractors too) and we have recently noticed ...
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What is the benefit of vSphere Standard from free ESXi if vCenter Center is still sold separately?

I'm trying to understand what is what in their vSphere suite. So, ESXi has a free edition --- I can install it and use it with vSphere Web Client. But when I buy vSphere Standard --- what else do I ...
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VMware vSphere VM at 100% workload CPU when real load average is near 0

I'm using VMware vSphere 5.5 on an ESXi 5.5 Host to host a small private web site. Host server is an HP ProLiant 380 DL with 50 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD storage, 2 Intel Xeon 5550 CPU. There are 10 running ...
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VMware Thinapp computer name

We are using Thinapp in conjunction with VMware View. This means the computer name will most likely change for a user every they log in since our pool is about 1000 desktops (View1, View2, View3 to ...
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Unresponsive ESXi 5.5 server

I have a host that is part of a 4 host cluster in HA. Sometime yesterday I noticed the host stopped responding, in the vsphere console it shows up greyed out as (not responding) and all VMs on it ...
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Port mirroring not working through Vsphere

I have mirrored a port from Netgear switch to my VM on vsphere. I cannot see requests when using tcpdump to monitor the traffic, I only see replys. Netgear port mirror works as i have connected a ...
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Simply getting a list of all VMs registered on vCenter Server using vMA

Before we had the VCSA (Vcenter Server Appliance) we had a Windows Vcenter Server. We had the PowerCLI installed locally. There, we could say Get-VM -Name * | Sort-Object | %{ .... to get a list ...
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Vmware VLAN change effecting network access

I segmented a large subnet into smaller VLANs. Running VMware vCenter 5.1 / ESXi 5.1 on the hosts. I run a number of guest VMs, Win28k, Cent, RHEL, and Ubuntu. All hosts except the Ubuntu hosts work ...
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Is it possible to deploy VMware vSphere 5.5 without Windows?

I ran into an interesting client requirement recently. I needed to perform a greenfield deployment of VMware vSphere 5.5. This was to use the Linux-based VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)... The ...
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Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH

Can't connect to ESXi 5.x with vSphere Client but I can access the ESXi over SSH. I'm not use vCenter, i trying connect directly. When i run services.sh restart then all is ok, and i can connect. ...
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Agent converter Error ColdClone P2V to ESXI 5.5 server

I am Trying to convert a machine in a coldclone environment, because the current vConverter software does not support the raid system on a machine. Thus, i do not want to disable it. After reading ...
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vSphere CPU/vCPU Performance [duplicate]

This might be a rookie question but if I'm currently on a 4:1 oversubscription of my CPU ressources does that mean that my processors performances are divided(splitted) into 4 lower perf. vCPU? Will a ...
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How to disable VM from accidental startup in vSphere?

This is vCenter 5.1 and I would like to disable startup of a certain Virtual Machine. There are several reasons why I would like that (the machine eats too many resources, or is infected, or triggers ...
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Does VMware ESx server run a operation system of its own to manage the the hardware(like a host OS) inside of VMware ESx server [closed]

Does VMWare ESXi software run a host operating system in itself (bare metal hypervisor). I know that the vSphere client is used to manage the VM's created inside of the server but what about the ...
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Increasing RAM and CPU in VMWare vCloud Director

Hi I have privilleges of "Organizational Administrator" in my company's private dev cloud. I tried to add a custom VM by selecting a VM in the organization's public catalog and tried to increase its ...
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VMware two vSwitches Guests can't communicate between them

I have some servers in this configuration: (complete configuration) And I am not able, from VMGuest1, to ping either VMGuest3 or VMGuest4. I can, however, ping Host1 and Host2, which are attached ...
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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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Issues with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Citrix Desktop Service/VDA 7.1

I have little hair left after working on this issue for an untold amount of time. So, here is our setup: Users each have a VMWare virtual machine provisioned to them with Server 2008 R2 on it. The ...
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Querying the VMware vCenter Database (VCDB) to calculate storage capacity

Attempting to figure out the storage capacity within a VBlock so I can further look into it's usage by host and vm. VBlock -- It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure ...
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How can I deploy template-based VM from Linux?

We are trying to provide our Linux engineers with a CLI to deploy VMWare vSphere VMs using templates. The vSphere CLI looks promising but the documentation doesn't mention templates. Does anyone ...
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How to automatically increase the partition size of multiple Ubuntu nodes in VMware vSphere?

We have dozens of Ubuntu nodes where I have to resize the hard disk drive to different sizes. Currently I’m doing all of the following steps manually: Increase the size of each node’s virtual hard ...
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VMware FT, App HA: What happens if vCenter Server is offline?

I am interested in the two features named "Fault Tolerance" and "App High Availability" which are part of some VMware products. As far as I understand the vCenter Server instance is needed to perform ...
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Vmware credential errors with zabbix check

I want to monitor my vmware infrastructure with Zabbix. I follow https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.2/manual/vm_monitoring, but i doesn't have any new hosts or VM i have this error in log : ...
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ESXi 5.5 Unable to connect to a ESXI

I've lost connection to several ESXi 5.5. First, I saw they lost connection with vCenter (5.5 SLES Appliance). Then I tried to connect directly to the ESXi using the vSphere Client, and got Error ...
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Copying template from SAN Datastore to local datastore

I want to copy a template from SAN datastore to local ESXi datastore. How is that possible. Underlined VMFS for both source and destination datastore is 5.33.
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An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it

A console view of a Windows 2008 R2 VM, on vSphere is showing the following screen: "Operation 2 of 2" "Wiping disk" Can someone advise on what this program is? Some information on this mystery: ...
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Login fails on Win2008r2, no error message given

A customer has a Windows Server 2008 r2 virtual machine running on a VMWare host (5.1). They are having intermittent (1 or 2 times a month) issues where my network application becomes unresponsive. ...