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 ESXi: help downloading large ISO

I'd like to download a large OS install ISO directly to my datastore. I used to be able to SSH to the ESXi terminal and use wget to download large files directly to the datastore, but it seems that ...
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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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vCenter: how to add new IP range to a Distributed Switch

I have a distributed switch set up in my vCenter with 2 hosts. Recently I ordered a new IP range which comes with a Gateway address. The IPs are assigned to the correct VLAN, my question is, how do I ...
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VMWare Operations Manager (vCOPS) custom dashboard without logging in

1, How could I set up vCOPS so it does not require users to log in by default? 2, How can I actually design a custom dashboard? I looked at the "custom UI" document from vmware, it tells what can be ...
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VM Host Physical Nics - one switch or multiple?

We are currently trying to rearrange our network for performance. Having already begun to solve the issue that our network diagram looked like a straight line, I am now looking at the 4 nics for the ...
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GRE tunneling in vmware vsphere guest [closed]

Is it possible to make a GRE tunnel between a dedicated linux machine and a vmware vsphere guest VM (running debian wheezy)?
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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 ...
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detecting increased partition in vmware without restarting guest OS

we're running a non-critical production ubuntu server, and i need to increase the partition size from 17GB to 30GB without restarting the guest OS. On my VSPHERE, i increased the storage size on my ...
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vSphere 5.1 - VM from Template issue

I am having some issue deploying a VM from template with guest customization. I have not been able to find any answers on the web. Here is my setup: vSphere 5.1.0 Build 1064983 Create a VM ...
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Mixing jumbo frames on Vsphere 5 ISCSI network

We have a HP C7000 blade chassis with a HP Lefthand SAN solution. The ISCSI network is in its own VLAN and is using the standard MTU of 1500. We also have a backup exec 2012 server that has read ...
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Adding a existing (raid) harddisk to esxi without data loss

My previous install was an Ubuntu-Server 12.04 installation without VMWare. There i had 1 OS disk with 750GB and 2 other disks (both 2TB) in RAID1. I decided to virtualize my server so i can add ...
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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 ...
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vCenter SSO + vSphere questions

1, When installing the SSO service it doesn't pick up AD as a valid identity source, but according to the documentation, it should. I'm running the installation as a local administrator, and the box ...
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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 ...
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vSphere ESXi - Use both HP ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL360p Gen8 in the same cluster

I have vSphere cluster with few HP DL360 G7 servers, with Intel X5675 processor. I want to buy new server, HP 360 Gen8 with E5-2600 processors. Can I have this 2 kinds of servers in the same ...
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Thin provisioning free space datastore

If you have thin provisioning enabled and A C Drive says it 70GB of 200GB available. IS that 70GB part of the data store Free Space? Or is this allocated to that particular VM? Also If i delete the ...
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Vsphere VMware thin provisioning free space

All the VMs that I have created have thin provisioning enabled. I need to create a new VM for upgrade process. Two VMs will be turned off prior to the upgrade and deleted after the upgrade. My ...
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CBT Soap Fault from VMWare when runnnig Veeam backup

We frequently see errors like this in our backup jobs: 10/05/2013 12:21:18 :: Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/781f6afc-ea228458/VDED-CIT-010(Exchange ...
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VSphere cannot free up unused space

Currently there are Drivers on Vms that have a lot of unused space. I tried to edit the settings and reduce the number of unallocated space and the space that is free. However, The value that I am ...
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Joining a vSphere host to Active Directory if it is already part of an AD enabled vCenter cluster

Currently our vSphere 5.1 hosts are part of a vCenter 5.1 cluster. vCenter is already AD enabled so I just need to do a windows authentication to get access to our hosts. I was wondering, is it also ...
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NetApp - right configuration for vSphere environment

I'm thinking now about buying a NetApp for my vSphere environment (use NetApp NAS features). I'm looking for a solution that will give me at least 6000IOPS, and i need about 15TB of storage. I thought ...
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Best Practice: vCPUs per physical core

I am trying to find some documentation or best practice guides for virtualization with respect to provisioning vCPUs per physical core (of a CPU). If it matters, I am looking at vmWare for the ...
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VMWare vSphere ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in a mixed environment [closed]

I'm considering some virtualization technologies in our University. And I really don't know which of them to use. VMWare seem to be the default choice, but with the free version of vSphere 5.1 (atual ...
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Should I be worried about Code 39 for these drivers on a virtual server?

We currently run an SBS2008 DC/Exchange/AD on hardware that is getting dated. Before it falls all the way over we are trying to get it virtualized, as we do have a shiny new (and under utilized) ...
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Xen memory management on small server

I am currently running VMware vSphere 5 on a server I use for various projects. Mainly I use it for honing my skills with administration and running a few game servers. Recently I was considering a ...
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vmware 5.1 Upgrading and Snapshots

I'm planning on upgrading my environment to vmware 5.1 soon and was wondering if anyone here might know anything regarding snapshots taken prior to the upgrade: Will I need to take a snap shot after ...
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Network issues regarding p4300 SAN - cannot manage p4300 through CMC

I am having an issue with my p4300 LeftHand SAN. It is a 2 node iSCSI system. Each one has 2 nics which are teamed into a cisco switch. The VMware cluster is connected into this switch as well with ...
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Vmware Storage Appliance: Does It Deliver?

I'm on a tight budget and can't afford a SAN. I'm considering a Vmware Essentials Plus Kit deploy on 3 servers. This includes vSphere Storage Appliance. Vmware claims it will do what I need it to.. ...
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VMware Console Keyboard Map Wrong

I'm building a virtual disk image of an install from a script process (DD image, chroot to install). I then convert this image to a VMware vmdk image and boot it. I'm installing CentOS 6.4 as the ...
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Virtual pfSense Appliance on VMWare Host

I am having some issues setting up the WAN side of pfSense. I have ordered a dedicated box through a hosting service with ESXi loaded on it. Along with that I have 3 public IP addresses that will ...
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Does a VM maintain its vmid when moved from one vSphere cluster to another?

When vMotioning a VM from one vSphere cluster to another (managed by the same vCenter, if it matters), does the vmid stay the same?
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How to reliably map vSphere disks <-> Linux devices

Task at hand After a virtual disk has been added to a Linux VM on vSphere 5, we need to identify the disks in order to automate the LVM storage provision. The virtual disks may reside on different ...
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Resetting the VMware PowerCLI global:DefaultVIServer and global:DefaultVIServers system variables?

Can anyone here please assist me in resetting the global:DefaultVIServer and global:DefaultVIServers system variables into $null ? because I cannot do anything with my PowerShell anymore even after ...
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Can udev be 'restarted' without a reboot?

For the general case let's say that the virtual adapter for eth0 has been removed and replaced with another one. Either due to cloning or, more recently, a rash of MAC address conflicts. [Yes, a rash ...
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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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Is it possible to copy a snapshot and associate it to another VM (which has same configuration)?

I am having two virtual machines with same OS and software list. (In fact they were cloned). Now I have installed an application in a VM and taken a snapshot. Is it possible to copy this snapshot ...
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Two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all hosts be part of same cluster/data center?

Say you have 6 hosts and two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all 6 hosts function as part of the same vCenter (cluster, data center) umbrella or is there a restriction with licensing (i.e. you'd ...
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vSphere Client not allowing export of OVF template

I have a vm that I can access via vSphere Client and Remote Desktop (RDC). It is a Windows Server 2003 image. I am trying to export it locally via menu option OVF Template option. The option is ...
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ESXi v5.0 to 5.1 Upgrade

Jsut a quick one. I am going to upgrade my 2 physical ESXi 5.0 servers to 5.1. I have vSphere 5 isntalled onto a VM (I run the Essentials Plus kit) from which I have been administering the vmware ...
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Jumbo Frame configuration & VMware

I am hoping one of you can help clear up some of my confusion on this matter. We have 2 new catalyst 3750 switches to support our VM hosts and SAN arrays. The SAN arrays utilize jumbo frames with an ...
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how can I create a server template to spawn new servers?

I have a couple of LAMP servers (on a VMware ESXi host) for projects built on top of the CodeIgniter PHP framework. To mimic the original dev server installation I set up those 2nd and 3rd servers by ...
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How to add a NIC driver to VMware ESXi 5.1 ISO?

I found information about install problems with the release of the NIC drivers of VMware ESXi 5.1 on Power Edge Dell Servers, the install stop with this error message "No network adapters were ...
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Server 2008 on VMware vSphere 5.1 - nic takes 20-25 mins to connect to the network

I have VM with Server 2008 R2 on it that I just recently installed Exchange 2010 on. It has been working 100% till today. This morning I installed ESET (antivirus) on the machine and then this ...
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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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How do providers auto scale VMs when powered by VMWare

I'm trying to figure out what component of vSphere or other VMWare product is used to manage automatic scaling of resources for individual VMs in the way that these two providers describe: ...
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How to make ESXi 5.0 check datastore and get VMs automatically?

I've desktop pc dell 9010 with HD 500 GB (SATA ) , i'm working with ESXi 5.0 and i run it from flash memory ... I was created 4 guest VMs before but when i restart pc everytime it dosn't get Virtual ...
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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues

Environment: 1 physical machine 8GB RAM some older Core2Duo CPU 1 HDD Windows Vista 64 bit 1 Virtual Machine 16 GB RAM 2 vCPUs Windows 7 64bit Both machines running MySQL 5.5.28 (64Bit) with ...
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Can VMware View Client be a backdoor?

We must connect to an external site using the VMware View Client installed on one of our workstations in our internal network. We don't trust the external site. Is there any chances that the VMware ...
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vSphere says that the host is in maintenance mode… but it's not

A user is trying to migrate a virtual machine from a datastore to another. However during the migration wizard an error message prevents him from choosing the right operation: The host is ...
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Firewall for VMware ESXi or vSphere

I want to protect individual VMs on a vSphere/ESXi host with firewalls rules using a solution that works directely on the hypervisor. By default vSPhere does not allow that, right? It has to support a ...