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What's important to keep track of with a vBlock? [duplicate]

What are the most vital aspects to keep track of in a vblock? Cpu allocation, memory, storage allocation? It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure virtualization at scale with ...
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Make ESXi VM use client network

Is it possible to make the ESXi VM to use the network that from where the remote console to the VM (in question) is initiated? For eg. I have a VM "VM1" on an ESXi. I am initiating the remote ...
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Store VMs on the same Stick as ESXi

I've a HP N54L Microserver with an ESXi, which runs from the 16GB USB Stick. In vSphere client I can't see any volumes, where I can store my VMs. And I think that ESXi never needs 16 GB to work. Is ...
0
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1answer
70 views

VMWare - Get notified when someone is accessing via Remote-Console

recently i (got) moved to a virtual machine with my workstation. There's only one thing i am worry about - 40 people will have the ability to watch me working without me knowing about (except cursor ...
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1answer
151 views

Move big file from VM to host hypervisor in vmware vsphere

I have a big file (220G) I would like to move from a virtual machine to its host. The file is actually another virtual machine's disk file. for other smaller files, I would have done that with a ...
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2answers
99 views

How to send a snapshot of a VM

This may sound a bit simple and I could have it answered myself already but I just want to be sure in the process of sending someone a snapshot of my VM. So I am running vmware vsphere client version ...
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4answers
95 views

How to get the specs of a server?

I have a virtual machine and boss says "Hey, get me the specs on that server." presumable because she wants to acquire a comparable one and will ask me to set it up from a backup of our current one. ...
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458 views

vSphere - Allocate 100% CPU to 1 VM / 88% efficiency [closed]

EDIT 2: My application benefits from hyper-threading A. Yes I know what the technology is and what it does B. Yes I know the difference between a physical core and a logical one C. Yes turning HT ...
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1answer
71 views

Configuration Defaults for VMWare vSphere Virtual Machines

We have a number of hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.5 all attached to a vCenter instance. We access and manage all of our VMs with the vSphere Web Client. A number of people who do not necessarily have ...
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1answer
300 views

Restore a VM to latest snapshot automatically on power on?

In vSphere 5.1.0 I have created a snapshot of a windows 7 machine. I would to restore the machine to this snapshot each time its restarted. But it only seems to be possible if I manually go to the ...
0
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1answer
359 views

VMware vmx HDD boot order and CD-ROM boot order

In a VMWare .vmx file one can set a key to define the order of HDDs to try for booting, e.g.: bios.hddOrder = "scsi2:2,scsi0:1,ide1:0" This is useful when there are many possible bootable HDDs ...
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2answers
367 views

Move VMDK files to different datacenter [closed]

I am looking for a possible methods to migrate VMs from vSphere 4.1 to new vSphere 4.1. What is the best way to do this minimal downtime? I want to know how to migrate an virtualized active directory ...
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0answers
51 views

Virtual Desktop Provisioning - Vmware View 5.2 Maintenance Questions

Currently running an environment of about 400 VMware View 5.2 virtual Desktops. The environment runs pretty efficiently but we sometimes run into problems with certain pools from time to time. Just ...
0
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1answer
202 views

How to trigger NMI in VMware

Our physical Linux servers have an ILO board that may be used to create an non-maskable interrupt. This easily triggers the creation of a kernel dump in case the server is unresponsive. How can this ...
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2answers
2k views

ESXi network setup for isolated internal virtual machines

Using ESXi v5.1 and vSphere, my networking is setup like so: One standard Switch: vSwitch0 vSwitch0 has one uplink physical adapter (Internet connected) vSwitch0 VM Network has 3 virtual machines ...
2
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0answers
97 views

Recompose a VMware vSphere machine without personal application data loss?

Our organization has converted a large percentage of our employees to VDI. Our logic is that we create a master image for each linked-clone pool, dedicate each linked-clone pool to specific purposes ...
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1answer
56 views

Using VMware vSphere with a single NIC

I would like to install a low-traffic application server to be shared by 3/4 persons in a cubicle. To simplify deployment and maintenance I would like to use VMware vSphere Hypervisor. Is one ...
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2answers
490 views

How can I use all memory on the ESXi 5 host?

I am under the impression that 2 of the 6 GB on a ESXi 5 host are not used. This is a single host with a free licence. When I assign resources to the VMs there is only 4GB available, and under ...
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3answers
1k views

/dev/sda1 not in a volume group, and vgextend doesn't work

I've got several virtual machines which I access through a VMWare vSphere client (v 5.1.0). One ran out of space and I'm trying to give it some more space. What I've done so far: - Increased ...
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1answer
151 views

What time of virtual machine when using VMotion from host to another host?

Nomarlly, virtual machine get time from host, but when vsphere using VMotion to change virtual machine to new host. What's time of virtual machine when it in new host ? Old host time ? new host time ? ...
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1answer
346 views

How can I connect two virtual machines in vSphere ESXi 4.1?

There is documentation available for version 5 (I am running 4.1 per the title), but following the directions raises the error: Incompatible device backing specified for device '0'. upon ...
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1answer
2k views

vmware | virtual machine vmdk hdd error

After power troubleshooting i get this message Reason: 5 (Input/output error). Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4d78ed66-47c6d550-de03-0017a4770002/tory/tory-000002.vmdk' or one of the snapshot ...
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1answer
3k views

converting a Virtualbox to Xenserver

How can I use my virtualbox image in a Xenserver 6 or above? I mean is there a way to import the image to Xenserver? Secondly is there anyway we can import vmware image to Xenserver without using ...
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2answers
819 views

converting KVM virtual machines to VMware-vsphere

I am using KVM on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Virtual Machines are running on it in LVM. I want to migrate of them to Vmware-vsphere. How can I achieve this. Can some one suggest as where do I begin?
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77 views

Storage vMotion fails with a DMotion error

I've ran into an issue where several servers that I've been trying to migrate to different datastores the past few days are unable to migrate properly. Rather than migrating like normal, the servers ...
1
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1answer
867 views

VMWare serial connection between two vm hosts

I am attempting to simulate a serial connection between two VMWare virtual machines running CentOS 6.3; both hosted on the same VMWare vSphere 5.1.0 host (linux based ). Googling yielded these ...
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0answers
77 views

VCenter Upgrade Does not work

Task/Details We need to upgrade our Vcenter enviornment from v4.1.0 Build Number: 799345 to v4.1.0 Update 3 Build Number: 816786 Problem After backing up the database and the SSL certificates we ...
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2answers
893 views

Veeam backup iSCSI drive

We have an ESXi virtual machine currently being backed up using Veeam B&R 6.5. The virtual server itself has an ISCSI drive attached (Windows iSCSI Initiator), but it is not included within the ...
2
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2answers
1k views

VMware ESXi 4.0 upgrade to ESXi 5.1 minimize VM downtime

I am looking for the least amount of down time to do the following: Issue: One ESX Host running ESXi 4.0 (locally attached storage) with one VM running on it. This host needs to be updated to ESXi ...
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2answers
570 views

Should backup necessary before upgrade from ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.1? [closed]

We are using ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5 as we need VMs for Windows server 2012 and Windows 8. Our servers are already having VMs. So we want to upgrade without reinstall. Some people ...
2
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2answers
5k views

How to rename a VMWare ESXi 5 VM physically?

When I create a VM on a VMWare ESXi 5 server naming it "MyVM" then "MyVM" directory is created on a data store and files like "MyVM.vmx", "MyVM.vmdk" etc. in it. I've renamed the VM and would like ...
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1answer
2k views

File .vmx not found error when trying to create a VM snapshot after removing an independent volume

I had had a Windows VM having a second virtual drive configured as an independant volume placed on a second datastore on a VMWare ESXi 5 server. Then I have removed the second drive by removing it in ...
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3answers
573 views

How to get my Windows 7 virtual machines on my ESXi host connected to my network

I have 2 windows 7 virtual machines on an ESXi host I set up, and I want to get them so that they are accessible on my LAN that I have set up. I read the documentation and it said the virtual network ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Is VMWare Management Server, VMWare Hypervisor, or both, required in order to run Acronis vmProtect?

I am an individual freelance programmer who wishes to install VMWare vSphere Essentials Kit on my (single) server machine, in conjunction with Acronis vmProtect. The sole reason I want to run these ...
1
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1answer
797 views

How to conserve memory and run more vms on vSphere 5.0 with vCenter 5.0?

The server has 16 gig of memory. We want to run as many VMs as possible on this server. They are used as automated testing "slaves" to a Jenkins VM which distributes testing jobs. The VMs right now ...
3
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1answer
5k views

Why are virtual machines on vSphere 5.0 suddenly suspended?

We just got our vSphere 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 configuration working with several VMS. These are the vms. Jenkins appliance. vCenter Server Appliance Windows7x64 Windows7x64-1 Windows7x64-2 ...
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1answer
695 views

ESXi 5 licencing [closed]

I have dedicated server with one physical CPU (socket) and 64GB RAM. I have ESXi 5 installed trial for 60 days (I didn't apply any licence and it is coming to an end). I have 5 virtual machines using ...
0
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1answer
345 views

In ESXi server, Why consumed host memory is more than allocated memory?

I am using ESXi 4.0 and ESXi 4.1 for my VM needs. I have allocated a VM with 4 GB RAM. Recently the user of that VM complained that he is unable to access the VM. I was trying to connect it through ...
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1answer
271 views

Method for sorting VMWareVMs by annotation fields

Background: One of the policies of our vCenter cluster is for (almost) every VM to have an "expiration date". This is a custom field in the annotations panel that is mainly a reminder to contact the ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

What free (as in beer) solution should I use on a remote (no console access) server? [closed]

I currently have a 1U server in a data center. I run my (mostly personal) DNS, mail, and webserver on it. It will be time to replace/refresh it soon. When it is time for the new machine I am ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Dynamic screen resolution in VMWare vSphere Client

I use VMWare vSphere Client to access Windows 7 VM from Windows XP host. In Virtualbox, with guest additions enabled, in Win-Win machines pair, I had by default the dynamic screen resolution ...
0
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1answer
132 views

How to approach high availability and fail-overs when moving to a vmWare cloud server/cluster

I'm currently running a CentOS VPS with some simple web/DB/VPN servers, but I'm planning to move to a vmWare Enterprise cloud based machine in the near future to improve availability, and I need to ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

How to maintain the list of VM in case free ESXi?

In our company we do not have licensed ESXi. I am having 10 ESXi server and using Vsphere to connect each and every machine. Whenever i am giving machine to users i store few information in excel ...
2
votes
2answers
261 views

How to get VM's usage pattern?

We are having VMware ESXi servers. VMs will be assigned to user and they will use RDP to use it. We are unable to find whether the users are really using them or the VMs are idle. Is there any way to ...
2
votes
2answers
296 views

How can I automatically create/control VMs using vsphere?

Is it possible to automatically create virtual machines using vSphere / ESXi? How would I go about doing that? I have a script to automatically create + install windows on a VM using VirtualBox. It ...
1
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3answers
178 views

Getting started with vmware vSphere

I am just getting started with virtualisation after being pointed towards it via another question on SF. I have installed vmware vSphere on one of our servers (HP ProLiant DL360 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 70GB ...
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2answers
4k views

What's the best way to make a copy of a VM and then rename it to save into your inventory from vSphere client?

I've had trouble exporting VMs, renaming them and importing them back into my inventory. What is the best way to do this inside vSphere Client? I am using vSphere Hypervisor version 4.1. Thanks.
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1answer
480 views

Install Starwind SAN as VM?

Is anyone of you using [Starwind 5.x, installed as VM in vSphere v4x.x.? In production environment? If you do,whats your esperience and how does your configuration looks like? Thanx for your answer. ...