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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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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Does it make sense to create a “private” host-only network or vSwitch for VM-only communication on a VMware vSphere host?

Currently I have one vSwitch with a few networks on it, which talk to other devices and use VLAN tags. I have Internet, Internal, Management (VMKernel), and WWW (LB pool). However, for things like SQL ...
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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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Documentation for VMware NSX RESTful API

We are gonna develop some feature for our product for which we need to leverage the VMware NSX API. First we want to understand the API and the RPC's. But we are not able to find any documentation for ...
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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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vCenter VUM version for my application

I have ESXI 5.1 u1 loaded on the three 520's in our VRTX. This is the latest version currently support by the Dell VRTX system. I am managing with version 5.5 of the vCenter appliance. My ...
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IIS v7 VMWare Cloning for Test Purpose

We have production Server 2008R2 VMs running IIS v7. The app pools have their own AD service accounts (not anonymous IUSR). Will there be issues cloning these IIS machines into a stage environment? ...
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Multiple subnets on VMware host

I have two VMware vSphere 5.1 hosts. Each host is connected via a switch to gateway 192.168.20.1. Currently both hosts have their vSwitches using network 192.168.20.0. I'd like to have the two ...
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How should I copy my VM templates between vSphere datacenters?

Background/Environment Architecture: My current environment for $corp_overlords$ is set up in a hub-and-spoke model with a technologically well-endowed home office hub (SAN, bladecenter/bladesystem ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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vmware tools - understanding guest active memory

I'm using vSphere 5.1. According to here, guest active memory in "Resouse Allocation" tab is: Amount of memory recently accessed From other hand, in "Performance" tab, active memory means from ...
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Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?

When building a VM, you can select which virtual device type you would like a vNIC to be (E1000, VMXNET3, etc). After the VM is created, can you change the type of vNIC in use on a given connection ...
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Vcenter 5.5: can't create datacenter

Just installed VCenter 5.5 -- simple install method. Defaults all around. Got logged in to web client using Administrator@vsphere.local configured SSO to allow local account as admin. Gave admin ...
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Vsphere 5.5 reset root

I would like to change the root password used to access our virtual environment, I am using the vsphere client (5.5) connecting to a virtual appliance but cannot find where I can change this.
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iSCSI drive running at 100% but SAN and Network are not [closed]

We have a virtual server running on VMware. This virtual server has a number of iSCSI drives attached to it (E, F & G drives). It has 2 virtual NICs - 1 for normal network traffic and 1 for iSCSI. ...
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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 ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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VMware: Push Changes from Base VM to a derived Snapshot

I have a base VM just with the operating system on it. There are snapshots of this VM with different installed applications. Now I'd like to provide several software updates to these snapshots. But I ...
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How to change the memory size of an ova appliance before deploying it on VCenter Server?

In this Question george was asking if it is OK to lower the memory of VMware Virtual Appliance. What I would like to know is how to modify memory size in the ova file before the deployment? because ...
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Managing several vcenter hosts from one vsphere window

I have a couple of VMware hosts, 4.x and 5.x, on different networks etc. Is it possible to manage them from one instance of vCenter (virtual appliance) 5.5.0? If so, where is the option to add them?
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Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
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Delays when contacting vSphere virtual machines

We using vSphere 5 to host over a dozen virtual servers and all are Windows 2008 R2 or newer. I'm experiencing a bad delay of a few seconds after a VM has been idle for a little while (may only be a ...
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VMWare vSwitch VLAN IDs and tagged/untagged ports

Similar to this question: What happens when a port is configured as ACCESS and is a part of VLAN 'X' and we get a packet of VLAN 'Y' on that port? Will the switch drop it or it will add a VLAN ...
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Why is my vSphere disk now thick provisioned?

I have a vSphere 5.0 VM that was created with entirely thin-provisioned disks (I don't have any other options when creating them). A year later, one of the disks is now no longer thin provisioned but ...
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How Reliable is Virtualization when compared to dedicated Hardware?

In my organisation we have plenty of mission critical servers and currently there is a debate whether for critical servers we should use VMWare vSphere 5 or have a dedicated hardware? The perception ...
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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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ARP response is not present on the other port of linux bridge based on ubuntu 13.10

I recently build linux based bridge for packet monitoring purpose, but there is BIG problem. the environment is, overall env. target of monitoring is VMs on vSphere. two vSwitches are configured ...
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VMWare vSphere 5.5 management interfaces unreachable

I've got a vSphere 5.5 Essentials Kit; One of the hosts, a Dell R410, is running vSphere 5.5 and as of yesterday it is unresponsive to any of the management tools. I've tried the following: Web ...
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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 ...