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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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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How do I obtain the ssh public key from my VSphere ESXi 5.1 host hypervisor residing in vcenter with puppet-enterprise cloudprovisioner

I am using the learn puppet 3.1 vm and trying to connect to a host hypervisor. I followed the instructions to create a .fog file under root which includes a yaml hash, and I read that the yaml hash ...
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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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Modify VM in OVA

I have an OVA that contains a vApp with 9 VMs inside. I need to make a change to the drive contents of one of the VMs in the OVA. The OVA takes a very long time to export from vSphere (24 hours). Is ...
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vSphere: change users on virtual machine

Is there any way to affect user accounts an a virtual machine, directly from vSphere Client? Let's say I have a virtual Ubuntu machine and I'm not able to log in onto this machine. Can I somehow use ...
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Iis multiple domain binding

I've a server with vshpere running and one vm with Windows 2008 r2. I'm hosting a website on this vm. But I want to try to add another domain. Now I have 3 ip-adresses. 1 for vspehere. 1 for vm. 1 ...
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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 ...
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VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
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Changing time intervals for vSphere performance monitoring, and is there a better way?

I have a set of experiments running on a cluster node which is running ESXi 5.1, and I want to monitor the resource consumption on the node itself. Specifically, I am currently running experiments on ...
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(simple) linux HA with vmware vsphere?

I hope my upcoming question is specific enough, and you are able and willing to support :-) We have several openSUSE VMs in an ESX-Cluster (three ESX-Servers) with an attached iSCSI-SAN. All of ...
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VMware Performance Monitor: How does aggregation work for VM Processor\% Processor Time

I'm monitoring a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM running on vSphere 5.1 for CPU bottlenecks. I'm using Performance Monitor and configured a few counters. Two of which are Processor\% Processor Time and ...
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ESXi configuration [closed]

I just bought a dedicated server on online.net I have a public and a private ip. I installed esxi from their panel and I can connect successfully with my vsphere client. The problem is this: I want ...
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VMware vSphere cluster design for site redundancy

I have a question about the best design for site redudancy when using vSphere clusters. A bit of background info about our situation first though. We are a medium-sized company with two main ...
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Is an I/O benchmark made for hardware an accurate assessment of a Windows VM's performance under vSphere 5?

We support an enterprise application running on Windows Server 2008 R2. One of our customers has chosen to install to VMWare, and what I'm finding is that the VM's are relatively slow compared to ...
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What solutions are available for having a client boot straight into a Windows VDI?

I don't have much experience with enterprise level Virtual Desktop management (yet). I'm looking for a Microsoft solution if one exists, but all valid answers would be appreciated. The scenario is ...
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Can't view properties of an hba in vSphere 5.5

Why can't I view the properites of this HBA in vSphere?
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VMware “boot screen” - add info like contact, phone number, etc.?

I've tried searching Google and VMware's KB but maybe I'm not typing the right search criteria...only finding ways to fix problems with booting or screen issues. On the default boot screen of a host ...
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vSphere 5.5: Binding VMs to HBA cards on the host

I am setting up a lab and wanted to be sure the following makes sense\is possible: One server running vsphere 5.5 with two fiber HBAs 2 Windows 2012 Hyper-V VMs each bound to an HBA I'm using ...
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VMWare Guest NIC Teaming

We're looking to add additional bandwidth to a VM running on an ESXi cluster running 5.1. How can I team these within the VM? I suspect I need to add a second e1000 and then install some Intel ...
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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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Notification for high vCPU Usage

At the moment I'm using a third party tool (vmturbo) which allows me to monitor the vCPU usage on my VMs. I've been wondering however if there's any method built inside of VMware or through powerCLI ...
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Not able to login to vmware esxi 5.5 after update, I can SSH in and use the console but no vSphere

I tried to update my workshop server from ESXi 5.1 to 5.5. Now when trying to login using vSphere Client it won't connect. I am trying to connect directly to the IP address of the server. Here are ...
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How do I create an IP Pool using PowerCLI?

Datacenter objects have a tab "IP Pools" to create IP pools for vApps (as I understand it). How can IP pools be created or modified using PowerCLI?
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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, ...
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ESXi Understanding Host Memory vs Guest Memory

Can someone explain what the difference between Host and Guest Memory is? I see that Host is full so I'm assuming that Guest means it needs an additional 2.24gb. However, I'm thinking it can't be that ...
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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 ...
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“Insufficient Resources” general system error when starting ESXi VM through Vsphere client

I'm trying to set up a CentOS installation on my ESXi host using VMware VSphere client, and despite my efforts, I continually receive an error. After creating the VM and attempting to start it for the ...
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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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Vmware 4.x to 5.x migration

I'm in the process of investigating upgrading from ESXI 4.x to 5.x. I would like to know if new hosts were built on the esxi 5.x platform could we later vmotion our current 4.x VM's to 5.x and then ...
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VMware ESXi/vSphere Fault Tolerance vCPU Limit

So I am aware that VMs in FT mode are limited to a single vCPU. Is it possible to assign multiple cores to the single vCPU, and still have the VM support FT mode? Or are you forced to use both a vCPU ...
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What Are VMware ESXi/vSphere Fault Tolerance Bandwidth Requirements

I plan on deploying a cluster of 2 ESXi/vSphere servers and having them run in fault tolerance mode. The virtual servers primarily be IIS & SQL. The physical servers will have a single Xeon ...
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VMware vCenter Server Questions

I plan on deploying a cluster of 2 physical servers running vSphere. The VMs in this cluster will be ran in fault tolerance mode. Can the vCenter server be ran as a appliance on the vSphere cluster, ...
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VMware Machine CPU Configuration sweet spot (Server 2012 / 2008 R2)

Let's assume I had enough free ressources to allocate in my VMware vSphere 5.1 Landscape. Can anyone point me to an optimal CPU Configuration (Number of virtual sockets / number of cores per socket) ...
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Adding Storage to ESXi host in lab environment

I currently have a lab environment set up with 2 virtual machines running on a server 2012 hyper-v host. One being an esxi machine and one being a server 2008 machine that has the Vsphere management ...
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joining esxi to active directory domain fails due to incorrect credentials even though credentials are correct

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1.0 patched to 1157734. Using the vSphere Client 5.1.0 1064113 to connect to the ESXi host directly. In ESXi DNS and Routing the Host Identification Domain is set to test.local ...
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Split Vmware Vcenter to a VCS per Site [closed]

My question is about a supported environment (by Vmware) useability, advantages and disadvantages of the following constellation, maybe a recommendation: Due to changes in the infrastructure between ...
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Replicating databases using Dell equallogic

Can the Dell Equallogic 6100/4100 replicate databases like mysql, MS SQL 2012, and Oracle 11g? I would like to set up my web applications and their databases in VMWare 5. They would run off the ...
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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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VMware: identifying source template

Is there a way to identify a parent template for VMs. I've got a few VMs created from different templates and I need to confirm source template. I've tried blkid and dmidecode -s system-uuid but it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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VMware vSphere IP assignment

I am using VMware vCenter 5.1 to manage my servers. I would like to deploy some virtual machines via some VM templates and ask vCenter to assign IP address for these VM automatically. But it didn't ...
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Is Open vSwitch necessary for my setup?

I've been considering moving my VMware-based dedicated server to Linux using KVM/QEMU. The only major hurdle remaining is networking. My current setup is: NIC <---> Public vSwitch <---> ...
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Broadcom iSCSI HBAs missing in vSphere

I've got 4 Cisco UCS C210 M2 servers, each with a Broadcom NetXtreame II BCM5709 Quad-port adapter in it. They are all running vSphere 5.1 U1. On one the servers, the Broadcom ports show up as both ...
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VMware vSwitch and double tagging (QinQ)

I'm experiencing an issue while trying to pass double tagged through a vSwitch. A physical interface on the VMWare host machine is receiving double tagged traffic - the outer tag differentiates ...
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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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/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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Find all virtual machines with ballooned or swapped RAM in VMware cluster?

If I were to look at a vSphere cluster or resource pool and see a certain level of memory ballooning or swapping, how do I identify which VMs are affected? I know what to do with them once I find them ...
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Converting a Hyper-V VM with a vhdx drive to a VMWARE format

We've been looking at converting virtual machines from Hyper-V 2012 which use .VHDX drives into a vmware-compatible format. So far, we haven't found any tools that can actually do this. Any ideas ?
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'exit status' of a powershell pipeline

How do I check for the success/failure of a pipeline from within the same executing script? Get-VM -Name Machine | Get-Snapshot | Where {$_.Created -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)} | Remove-Snapshot ...