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50 views

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 ...
3
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3answers
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How can I disable/suppress the warning I get for having SSH enabled on an ESX/ESXi host?

I administer a large number of ESXi hosts, and in order to do that efficiently, I pretty much need to have SSH allowed into the hosts at all times, as it's just far too burdensome to enable and ...
3
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1answer
97 views

How to give ESX users view-only access to the vSphere console?

We have a bunch of users that have vSphere and have access the vms on ESX 5.0 server. I'd like to be able to give them access to the vSphere console so they can view what's happening but not interact ...
3
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5answers
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vSphere ESX 5.5 hosts cannot connect to NFS Server

Summary: My problem is I cannot use the QNAP NFS Server as an NFS datastore from my ESX hosts despite the hosts being able to ping it. I'm utilising a vDS with LACP uplinks for all my network traffic ...
2
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2answers
490 views

Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
2
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2answers
139 views

What's the best method to list all active NICs and IP addresses in a vSphere cluster?

I have ESXi 5.1 with many hosts in a cluster. I would like to generate a list of active NICs and thier IP addresses. Whats the easiest tool to generate such a list? *I am not looking for the Virtual ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Possible to install vmware tools 5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04?

According to this pdf, it should be possible to install vmware tools 5.5 for Ubuntu 5.5, but the kernel versions doesn't match for vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.2.0-29-generic-pae and the latest Ubuntu ...
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1answer
233 views

ESXi 5 VM Putty session hangs, vSphere client timing out

First of all I believe this is a ESXi issue but let me know if you have seen this. It started about a year ago when I noticed occasionally when I putty via SSH to my VM guests, if I do anything that ...
0
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3answers
1k views

vSphere 5.5 guests are consuming ALL host memory

I've never had this issue before, but when I was enabling fault tolerance, it seemed to break something and now my guests are consuming ALL of it's memory on the host. I know with fault tolerance, ...
3
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3answers
1k views

High Availability Solution for VM on local Storage

Hi I have the following setup for using vSphere with HA: My problem with this is the finding some kind of reasonable HA for the database server. The IOP requirements of the database server are very ...
2
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1answer
106 views

Is it a bad idea to install the VMware Tools 5.1 latest on RHEL guests running on VMware ESXI 4.1?

We are planning to install a VMware Tools RPM package on 50+ virtual machines running RHEL. Does the version of VMware Tools matter? The standard documented method to install VMware Tools is using ...
5
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2answers
272 views

Networking with VMware, physical adapters and iSCSI

New VMware user here, setting up my first environment. I have an ESXi host that has four physical NiCs (NiC0, NiC1, NiC2, NiC3). I have installed ESXi, the VCVA appliance, and several VMs ...
1
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2answers
121 views

upgrading from ESX4.0 to ESXi5.0 on new hosts/hardware

We recently purchased new VM hosts, and we're trying to upgrade our current ESX 4.0 environment (3 hosts, running about 15 VMs and VCenter) to the new hosts which are running ESXi 5.0. Do I need to ...
0
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4answers
116 views

Is vSphere the correct tool for setting up on-demand virtual machines? [closed]

Sorry for such a basic question but...I was wondering if vSphere is the correct tool to use for provisioning virtual machines to users? Basically, I have development and QA teams working on multiple ...
1
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0answers
78 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 ...
1
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1answer
680 views

Under what circumstances could adding a CPU to an “underutilized” VMware vSphere 4.1 VM increase performance?

Scene: 16-core VMware ESX 4.1 host. Presume that the host is not over loaded in any single resource at all. Storage latencies are very low, total memory utilization is below the physical ram amount, ...
1
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5answers
523 views

vSwitch configuration with 12 uplinks

I have been doing a lot of research on vSwitch configurations, but I think I am more confused now after all of the reading that I have done. So here is my situation 3 ESX Hosts (12 nics each), 1 ...
3
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2answers
534 views

Random servers in Citrix farm suddenly bluescreens (mostly 0x0000008e and 0x0000007e)

I'm responsible for a Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 farm. Starting Friday 30. November, my servers started to crash randomly. So far we've experienced 80 crashes, so it's obviously becoming an ...
1
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1answer
247 views

vCenter 5.1 — adding v5.0 host doesn't bring in templates

I just set up a vSphere / vCenter 5.1 installation. I added two older hosts (v5.0) to this installation. I just noticed that while all VMs have been added to the inventory, none of the templates ...
3
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1answer
2k views

vCenter Server: This host currently has no management network redundancy

Background I'm on a new VMWare install consisting of: 1 vCenter Server (containing inventory service, SSO, vCenter server, and web client server) 2 ESX Servers configured in a HA group Problem ...
1
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1answer
6k views

vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?

Problem I just finished separately installing vCenter Server 5.1. I installed the components separately but on the same machine using a local SQL 2008 R2 DB (not SQL express). Everything appears to ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Steps after installing vCenter Server?

I'm working with: Two new ESX servers that I'm configuring A new Server 2008 R2 machine that I'm using for vCenter. I took the following steps: Installed the Hypervisor on the 2 ESX machines ...
2
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2answers
2k views

connecting same VM to two vSwitches in VMware vSphere 5.1

I have installed VMWare ESXi 5.1 on a Whitebox recently to use it as a home lab, even though I have a very little knowledge about VMware ESXi and vSphere, but I found that it is most suitable ...
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1answer
3k views

Running Windows Server 2012 on vSphere 4.1

I know it's not supported, and won't be officially supported, but has anyone had success getting a Windows Server 2012 VM running on a vSphere 4.1 box? Thanks for the help.
0
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1answer
196 views

IP Redirection with iptables and vsphere

I use ESX4.1 (vmware vsphere4) and I have one Public IP (X.X.X.X) in vswif0 and (192.168.1.1) in vswif1 and 2 virtual machines with local IP (192.168.1.2) and (192.168.1.3) I want to use iptables ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Will vmotion work between two servers of different cpu cores/clockspeeds?

I have a set of hp servers that are HP dl380 E5620 G7s that are used as ESX 4.1 servers. I have them set up to do vmotion and to do fault tolerance. I've just received another set of servers, however ...
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1answer
742 views

Hidden and best new features in VMWare ESXi/vSphere 5 [closed]

I am relatively new to VMWare and I am completely new to ESXi 5, which is what we now run in our production environment. I couldn't help but toy and peek around in the Host and Cluster settings to ...
1
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1answer
1k views

vSphere Performance Graphs - 400x Interfaces?

All of the performance graphs across all hosts and guests in our vmware 4 infrastructure label network traffic on their performance tabs as "Transmitted for 4002", "Transmitted for 4001" etc. Where ...
4
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3answers
5k views

VMware VM with more than 2TB of disk space

I'm a VCP 4 so I'm aware of the configuration maximums for LUNs/RDMs/VMDKs in vSphere 4, but say I want to create a VM that has a logical drive bigger than 2TBs. The only ways I can think of doing ...
9
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1answer
1k views

How can I setup vSphere so that VLAN tags are not stripped at the vSwitch?

I am trying to test a VLAN-related networking issue, so I thought that firing up a couple virtual machines would be the easiest and cleanest method to test the problem. On the vSphere server I ...
0
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1answer
278 views

VMware Data Recovery always fails with error -3902

Setup Using vCenter and ESX 4.1, we installed VMware Data Recovery 2.0 using two appliances. Once appliance has a single 1TB (892GB free) destination on a mapped raw iSCSI LUN. The other appliance ...
0
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2answers
567 views

How many VMs can I run? [closed]

My setup up: Dell PowerEdge M610 (6 Blades) Three of these: 2 x Intel Xeon E5540 8 Physical cores 16 Logical cores 16 GB of RAM Three of these: 1 x Intel Xeon E5640 4 Physical cores 8 Logical ...
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0answers
286 views

MPIO in a VSphere ESX 4.1 cluster with an Equallogic PS4000

I'm having an issue with a client of ours. We've set up Round-robin multipathing to their san from their ESX cluster, we have it configured so that two NICs on each host are added to a port group, ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

ESX / vSphere Maximum Cores per CPU

What is the maximum number of physical cpu's (and more importantly, cores per cpu) that ESX 5 supports? Use Case: 1 Server with 2 Intel 8 core cpu's. Will all 16 cores be utilized?
3
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2answers
281 views

How should I filter my VMWare Logs? What should I search for? What should I exclude?

My VMWare logs are full of SSL errors and some other things that appear less than important. (e.g. SSL Errors from the admin console) What is the best way to extract valuable information from these ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Single-thread app 50% slower on VMware X5650 than physical E5450

Our application runs 50% slower on a Xeon X5650 under ESX than on a bare-metal E5450. A test task on the physical servers takes 17 minutes. The same task on the virtual servers takes 25 minutes: 50% ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

How to deploy vmview from a single esx server

I am beginner in vmware and virualization and need some assistance. I have a good web server with 22 GB Ram memory and I need to deploy vmware view from this single host if it is possible. I need ...
0
votes
2answers
362 views

VMWare ESX 4.1 - Upgrade from 2000 to 2003 R2 gives STOP Error 0X0000000A during “installing devices”

I am trying to upgrade a recently P2V'd server, but I get STOP Error 0X0000000A every time I try.. It always gets this STOP error when it is trying to install devices during the upgrade process. Any ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

vCenter sent “ESX Host disconnected” notification, but host is fine and nothing in event log

Last night we received a notification from vCenter saying that it couldn't connect to the agent on one of our hosts, and that the "Host and Power status" was in error and the server was disconnected. ...
3
votes
2answers
761 views

VMWare Thick Provisioned and Thin Provisioned format

I am importing VMWare images to create new virtual machines. I always choose Thick Provisioned format because I doubt there could be performance hit if I use thick provisioned format. If I use thin ...
1
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1answer
233 views

HA with VMware ESX

Before I jump into an installation, please, do I need vCenter server for HighAvailability feature or just 2 vSphere ESX would do it ? How is the heartbeat done? Through some heartbeat storage as it ...
3
votes
4answers
932 views

PowerCLI: Run commands in virtual-machine

We have several view-desktops and I need a script to be performed once on all desktops. Sadly, WMI is disabled. These desktop are all running Windows XP SP3 I thought I read about the possibility to ...
7
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2answers
483 views

VMWare vSphere and the move from ESX to ESXi

I was working on a standalone ESX 3.5 system last night in order to upgrade to vSphere 4.1u1. I realized that the full ESX download had been deemphasized on the VMWare website. While I've known that ...
0
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3answers
456 views

vmware esx vlan without physical switch?

Based on what I know if you're using a vlan in a VMWare ESX vswitch connected to a physical port you should connect that port to a trunk port on a physical switch. Is this right? Can you give me a ...
0
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1answer
204 views

vSphere templates what to put in them?

I am new to vmware and templates. From what I understand templates are meant to eliminate some repetitive tasks when creating virtual machines. I am currently setting up a virtual machine on win2008 ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Command-line tool to disable IPv6 in 2K8R2?

I'm in the process of deploying a bunch of Win2K8R2 VMs via vSphere's deployment template stuff, and in the deploy specification it allows you to punch a list of commands to run. Aside from ...
1
vote
1answer
237 views

ESX Firewall Command Troubles

I am working on creating some firewall rules to stop some of the SSH brute-force attacks that we have seen recently on our ESX server hosts. I have tried the following rules from the CLI to first ...
7
votes
5answers
8k views

Why is the vSphere console view so slow?

Why is the Console view on the vSphere client so slow? It's a real shame because it's a shame to have to establish an RDP session every time you work on one of the VMs because of the speed of the ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Upgrading ESX 4.0 -> 4.1 with vCenter Server & Update Manager running on a local VM

I'm currently upgrading our VMWare environment from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1. First, I moved the vCenter installation from a 32bit physical box into a 64bit VM on a vSphere 4.0 ESX host. I have since ...
0
votes
3answers
168 views

VMWare ESX 4 Metrics

Recently joined a new company and the production ESX farm doesn't keep any performance metrics does anyone know of a way to solve this? If I view realtime metrics it works but if i change to ...