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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Can an ESXi 5.1 VM have Applicaiton Aware Image Processing enabled at the sametime it has Freeze/Thaw Scripts?

So you can't enable Application Aware Image Processing at the same time you have Freeze/Thaw scripts enabled. But in the event that you have a VSS Aware (such as SQL Server 2008 R2) database on ...
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Standalone vCenter web client

I wish to have a VMWare vCenter Web Client without setting up vCenter Server Systems such that the Web Client connects directly to an ESXi host. I only have 1 ESXi host, setting up vCenter seems ...
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assign Second IP in ESXi 5.5 host Centos 6.6

Hello i have just installed CenOSs 6.6 on ESXi 5.5 and I have eth0 working fine. I have internet access and I want to assign a second IP in CentOS. So purchased another ip from oneprovider.com and ...
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VMWare Error: Read-only file system during write on

I tried hundreds of forums and posts, but nothing seem to help! I have vSphere ESXi 5.5. and when starting ESXi the first time it created and formatted a storage automatically. For some reason I ...
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VMware hypervisor license [duplicate]

can I use VMware vsphere hypervisor license on multiple host on different network? Apologize that one license is used in a farm in India and I will use the same license in a farm in UK. Obviously I ...
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Can I vmotion from VMware workstation?

I love the idea of vmotion and know that I can move a VM from vSphere / ESX (or whatever I'm meant to call the server class hypervisor now). But Can I do vMotion from a VMware workstation host?
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ESXi 5.5 + vCSA Upgrade

We are upgrading 4 hosts from ESXi 5 to 5.5 We are adding 4 more hosts with clean ESXi 5.5 installs We are also upgrading our vCS 5 to the vCSA 5.5 Using Enterprise Plus Licensing Issue: I am trying ...
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VCenter Adding Host - Error “conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL”

We have a new Dell VRTX box (2 Blades & Shared Storage). We are getting the above error when trying to add the second host. We've created shared storage(VDISK1) which both ESX hosts have access. ...
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Alert simulation on vSphere 5.5

Is there any way to simulate an alert (to test alarm actions) on an vmware vSphere esxi 5.5 infrastructure? My research seems that a "test" was available on some older versions.
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Optimal configuration with Synology as HA iSCSI backend for vSphere

I'm looking into purchasing a new storage backend for our VMware vSphere Essentials package. We have 3 ESXi hosts, currently mainly using DAS. The goal is to upgrade to Essentials Plus this year, to ...
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vSphere-created node complaining about ECDSA fingerprint?

I just cloned an Ubuntu template in vSphere Client, just like I've done hundreds of times before. It didn't give me any errors, however when I went to SSH into this server to test it, I get the ...
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User profiles for ESXi [closed]

I have configured active directory with my ESXi Server and all is great. I created User Profiles for this experiment within Windows 2008r2. Logged in with a windows 7 VM within Vsphere, and all works. ...
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vSphere 5.1 Permissions Not Propagating

When I add permissions at the data center level with the propagate option, I see the account in the permissions list on the individual servers but the privileges aren't taking effect. The privileges ...
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Can someone explain the different ESXi/vSphere products? [closed]

I'm looking to spin up an ESXi host on my server. I've booted into and installed ESXi 5.5 onto one of the server's disks. I'm looking for some information on two different aspects of ESXi. Is it ...
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Memory Utilization Best Practices

I'm running several Linux-based VMs (vApps, actually) that have varying amounts of memory assigned to them. Some have databases, some web servers, etc. While some are using less than 40% of their ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ISO on VMware vSphere 4.1

I have a VMware vSphere 4.1 server hosting several VMs. There is a legacy reason why we need to run this version. When I create a new 64-bit Ubuntu VM and mount the 64-bit Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ISO,...
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vSphere client cant connect after restart

Today all servers lost external connections simultaneously, we were unable to RDP or SSH to any of the servers with an external connection, however we could still access the ESXI server with vSphere ...
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ESXi host halts, console seems responsive but

... as soon as I enter a user name and password, it freezes. Won't let me hit "enter" to log in. Management ports are not responding, guest OS's are not responding. It did this once last week after ...
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PowerCLI Move-VM Returns failure but vm still moves

I have a script that is moving VM's from one datastore to another. I have other logic to protect the Storage backend and fabric from over subscription and to wait to submit new requests at specific ...
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Strategy for virtualised Windows Server Updates to reduce downtime

We have a wonderful VMWare based visualized environment that has, until now, been hosting a collection of Linux based VMs. We've now added in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that hosts a SQL Server ...
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vsphere HA host monitoring

Something I stil can't figure out is the optional HA setting : "Host Monitoring". What if you ENABLE HA, but you DISABLE 'host monitoring" ? How will HA be able to detect which host doesn't have a ...
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How do I open the VMware Remote Console (application) from the PowerCLI?

A recent update to ESXi in our environment added a feature, "Open with VMRC". This works outside the browser, and as the method of accessing the console that functions inside the browser hasn't ...
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From vSphere 5.5 - Deploying Centos 7 from template ignores customizations

I've been having troubles when deploying CentOS7 from template in that the customizations do not take effect. For the VM OS setting - I have selected RHEL7 as the OS rather than CentOS (previously ...
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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...
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Knife Vsphere Password Plain text

I'm using the knife-vsphere plugin for chef to interact with our vsphere hosts. As part of the config for the knife-vsphere plugin it seems that you have to enter a plain text password which I think ...
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vsphere: 2 separate terminal windows

Simple issue. Is it possible in vSphere to view 2 separate terminal windows into the same VM? I know you can switch between terminal instances using ALT+Right/ALT+Left, but I can't find a way to be ...
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firewall and private cloud

We have a private bay in which we built a private cloud with vmware vSphere. We received directly the web trafic on a firewall VM and then we forward the trafic to the appropriate VMs. We are worry ...
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VSphere web-client shows incorrect datastore capacity

On the vsphere web client I have a strange problem with one of my datastores as it's displayed capacity is incorrect. Originaly it had 1TB of disk space. After I increased it's capacity on 1.4TB the ...
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OS X Mavericks (or Yosemite) on new VM in Vsphere? [closed]

Am I able to install OS X on a VM in VMware VSphere Client? I've already got ESXi 5.5 installed on my testing environment at home on my Dell PowerEdge server with 4 VMs running windows OS's accessing ...
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VMWare, esxi, vsphere, bare-metal [closed]

I would like to run multiple desktops simultaneously on the esxi without having to connect from another computer via vsphere. Can the be done straight on esxi? Or would I have to install workstation ...
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VMWare Tools. How often to update and how to handle it?

We have about 8 ESXi Servers (5.5) and about 100 VMs. I always try to keep the ESXi Servers up to date with the vmware patches. This seems to work more or less well for me. Sometimes i need some weeks ...
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cannot migrate from vswitch to distributed switch with only one physical NIC

I am trying to migrate vmkernel management interface from vswitch0 to vDS on ESXi 5.1 as lots of documents on the internet are describing , but it keeps disconnecting me and reverting the changes back....
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vSphere/ESX How to log migration event to guest Windows OS

On a vSphere/ESX environment, how to write (automated) migration events to the eventlog into the hosted Windows VM that has been migrated? So that the hosted OS is aware of the migration event, and ...
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Adding additional disks to HP P2000 SAS Storage

We have a 12 bay HP P2000 SAS Enclosure with 6 drives on RAID 5 installed. The drives are configured as 2 separate DataStores for a VMWare vSphere ESXi setup. Now we want to add: 6 additional ...
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vSphere vApp IP address configuration. How does vApp really work?

I have a pool of ESXi-5.5.0 servers that I have configured a single vApp on. This vApp is configured in transient mode to configure IP addresses from an IP pool I specified. I assigned a single ...
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Prevent Guests in same vSwitch talking to one another

Long story short. I would like to prevent guests in the same vSwitch from communicating to one another. I am at a loss as to how to make this happen. Any ideas please? I have been reading on ...
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Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines

One of our production servers was "cloned" to make a secondary test environment. The source server is a virtual machine (VMWare vSphere environment) joined to a domain and with a static IP address. ...
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VMware Vmotion 5.1 fails at 51% , Between two identical new vmware servers

We've been trying to deloy two new CISCO UCS C220 M3S servers ESXi Hosts. the installation went smooth en perfectly. We added both servers in a ESXi (5.1 update 2) cluster. this to perform vmotion ...
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After domain rename - can't connect to vmware server

I have renamed our domain (server 2012) - the entire process passed successfully. I am trying to access our VSphere - with no success. The error I receive is: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup ...
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vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance and Snapshots

I've heard claims from a vSphere server administrator that VMs configured for high availability continue to transparently function even in the event of an ESXi host failure. He also claims VMs ...
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Vmware local users

I was trying to add local users to my esxi 5.5 cluster but there is no user and group option available, is windows authentication the only way to add users and groups. http://kb.vmware.com/...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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How to set a Resource Pool as the root object for a user logged into VMware vSphere vCenter?

VMware vSphere 5.5 deployment. Resource Pool present. Active Directory LDAP used as identity source for SSO. Custom role created for specific AD group (RP1_Admin) to manage VMs inside of a resource ...
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Scripting VMWare ESXi from a linux server

I’m attempting to use the VMWare command line interface to mount a datastore ISO file in the CD/DVD drive of a virtual machine. An entry elsewhere on serverfault tells me that ‘vmware-cmd blabla.vmx ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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Migrating existing clustered virtual network to a trunk

We have a 3-host VMWare vSphere v4.1 cluster that has a connection to an untagged network (let's call it 192.168.10.0) using two physical adapters, vmnic1 and vmnic2. Both are currently marked as "...
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Fastest way to move a large file from an ESXi host to another

I have two VMWare ESXI 5 hosts and I want to move a 2 TB .vmdk file from one to another. I tried downloading the file via vSphere Client to upload it to the other host via vSphere Client, but it seems ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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vCenter Server automatic update

Is it possible to update vCenter Server 5.5 (Windows platform) to 5.5u2 with vSphere Update Manager or any other automatic/oneclick way ? Is there any way other than downloading full iso ?