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 ESXi 5.5 Windows Guest Network card not active after reboot

Problem: Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 servers have no network access after a reboot Not all VMs affected, but multiple VMs and mulitiple hosts. Windows Network configuration shows the correct ...
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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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vmware vsphere v6.0 free vs essentials kit vs. open source [on hold]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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Dell Poweredge SC1425 Not detecting disk in VSphere

Okay, I have a poweredge sc 1425 which used to have a single SCSI hard disk. I have since placed a Sata HDD and upgraded the RAM. I then installed Dell's customized ESXI 5.1 onto the sata disk. Which ...
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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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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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Any way to convert qcow2 to ovf?

In our application we are downloading a qcow2 image and after that we are supposed to import that as OVF. So any way to convert qcow2 --> OVF or qcow2 --> vmdk(using qemu-img convert) --> ...
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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 ...
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Hot-remove memory in a Linux virtual machine

Linux supports hot-adding memory when running as a VM guest, in VMware for example. (Sometimes you need to manually inform the guest OS.) Is there a safe way to do the inverse operation — reducing ...
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What causes an “Unable to obtain hardware information” error when exporting a VM with VMware Converter?

I have created a custom role similar to the Virtual Machine Power User (sample) and want to allow the role to export the virtual machines via VMware Converter Standalone but they are receiving "unable ...
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Setting VMWare Vsphere VMs to automatically upgrade VMWare tools

We are currently on VSphere 5.1 across the board globally with around 450 Windows server VMs. We have an issue where we have various VMs throughout the organization that end up having expired VMware ...
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How to manage a global VM startup order across the whole datacenter?

Suppose you have a fully virtualized VMware infrastructure: ESXi, vCenter, vMotion, HA, DRS, the whole package. Inside, you have lots of VMs, which at any given time may reside on one host or another ...
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Adding extra IP to NIC causes connectivity issues for main IP (Win Server 2012 / IIS)

I am experiencing a very odd situation: I have set up 8 IP addresses in a single NIC (plus it's main IP) for use as a web server - and have 8 websites happily running in IIS8. (The server in ...
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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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External IP shows me ESXi web client [closed]

Recently i installed Vmware ESXi on my proliant server and created some VM there , opened ports on mikrotik router and installed nginx web server and when i tried to reach it via external ip it gets ...
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How much contention is too much in VMware?

For a while now I've been trying to figure out why quite a few of our business-critical systems are getting reports of "slowness" ranging from mild to extreme. I've recently turned my eye to the ...
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NFS issue brings down entire vSphere ESX estate

I experienced an odd issue this morning where an NFS issue appeared to have taken down the majority of my VMs hosted on a small vSphere 5.0 estate. The infrastructure itself is 4x IBM HS21 blades ...
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Transfer large amount of small files

I've to do a migration of two servers with large SAN attachments to our new VMWare environment. EDIT: I have to supply some additional intelligence as I have good answers regarding VMWare solution. ...
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Restart ESXi from remote while having a PSOD

I wondered if it is possible to access some functions of a ESXi Server over the network, while the server has a PSOD. The Server is running ESXi 5.1. The server cannot be pinged, but is there some ...
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“I/O Error Occurred” in vSphere Client 4.1 uploading to datastore

Environment is VMware 4.1, 2 ESXi servers with a iSCSI 6TB datastore with 1.5TB free. ~30 VMs, small load, VMs working well. On the datastore I have an ISOs folder. Typically, I can upload new ...
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How to crack the 1 Gbit iSCSI limit between ESXi and VNXe

I'm having big troubles with my iSCSI network and can't seem to get it working as fast as it could. So I've tried pretty much everything to gain full performance from my SAN, having involved ...
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How much memory does my SQL need?

I have a VM (SQL database server) that I think has more memory then it needs, however I'm not sure what I can reduce it to because I don't understand exactly what "In use", "Available", "Committed" ...
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Can I exclude volumes from vMotion in ESX?

When I do vmotion, the VM's vmdk is usually on a shared storage array (unless I use storage, etc., but let's assume this is enterprise with a SAN). What if I have 2 volumes: one is the VMDK for the ...
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vSphere/vCenter not offering SSO options

We started setting up a vSphere infrastructure and want to use OpenLDAP as authentication source. In the vCenter, we have enabled the embedded SSO server and I find options to connect to Active ...
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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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VMware Vsphere Monitoring and Alerting Network Outage

I am trying to set up an alert to email out when any of our VMs lose network connectivity. I'm trying the following settings but I do not get any alerts when I kill the network connection. Alarm ...
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How to make sure file in VM's folder is copied with VM when cloning VMWare Virtual Machine

I am running a vmware environment (Version 4 unfortunately) which requires me to use a bios rom file in order to run server 2012. I upload it to the root folder of the VM after creation, before boot ...
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Invoking shell commands using vmware cli or esxcli

I want to find out the ssh private key length on the esxi server. There seems to be 2 ways to do this. openssl rsa -in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -text -noout | grep "Private-Key:" ssh-keygen -lf ...
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VMware vCenter cannot connect to ESXi Hosts

I have a mixed version ESXi environment with versions 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5 hosts. I also have a standalone server, running Windows Server 2012 R2 that has vCenter 5.5 installed on it. All these servers ...
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Linux VMWare Tools build for running kernel or latest installed kernel?

I haven't been able to find any information regarding when building VMWare Tools on Linux whether it builds against the currently running kernel or the latest installed kernel. To clarify ...
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Creating a bridged network in ESXi VSphere using VSphere client

I'm new to ESXi and i'm trying to configure a small server of guest machines, each running windows 7 starter. my goal is to let the workers connect to the ESXi server, get a windows "computer" and be ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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SNMP OID for VMware Tools on a virtual machine

I have an ESXi host running several VMs. I use snmp to query that host for information. I need to find if VMware Tools is installed on some virtual machine. Is that possible? and If so, which OID is ...
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Can I get Vsphere cluster networks (and thier details) using Ruby?

(On linux) I am looking for a way to get my VMware Vsphere networks details using a Ruby script. I tried to find a way using rlane/rbvmomi on [1]: https://github.com/rlane/rbvmomi but I could nt ...
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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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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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vSphere Cluster no failover

I've inherited a 2-node vSphere Cluster (vCenter appliance in the cluster). We recently had one host crash during working hours. My understanding with a vSphere HA Cluster (and like any cluster) when ...
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Virtual NIC on VM couldn't ping externally after Vmotion

Today I vmotioned 5 MS SQL 2005 servers over to a new DRS Cluster. All SQL servers use the "Production_LAN" network and a single virtual NIC of type "VMXNET 3". The first 4 SQL VM (Windows 2003 ...
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Restarting failed hosts on VMware vSphere ESXi

When a cluster is configured for High Availability (HA), VMs can be restarted onto an alternate host when the its host has failed. However, I am wondering: if the host has failed, is there a means ...
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Is there a way to check a dozen VMs to compare the CPU , RAM and disk storage through VSphere or any other way?

I have been asked to compare the resource usage of VMs in VSphere,. Is there a way to see a grid or something where I don't have to go to every individual VM to compare? The main thing is we have a ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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vSphere 5.5 in HA Environment and Autostart VM's [duplicate]

We have the setup as above which is "managed" by our vendor. During a recent power outage we found that none of the VM's came up upon the return of power (roughly 25 VM's), which once we discovered ...
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What is the difference between host created with vmotion enabled and normal one [closed]

I want to know what is the difference between hosts created with vmotion enabled and normal one (Apart from live migration). How does it work? any directions will be appreciated.
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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Switch base connectivity between two ESXi hosts in vSphere vCenter with VDS

I have two ESXi Hosts in Hetzner datacenter and because of the Hetzner's subnet allocation policies I should have a router (implemented with CentOS) in each ESXi server to route the subnet IP to the ...
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VMWare vSphere Distributed Switch configuration of two ESXi Host

I have two ESXi hosts (5.1 and 5.5) that I added them to a vSphere Distributed Switch. The VMs in each host can ping other VMs in the same host but cannot ping other host's VMs. All the VMs are part ...
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Can I use RHEL Virtual Datacenter License with vCenter Server Essentials (Essentials Kit) [duplicate]

Does somebody use RHEL Virtual Datacenter License with vCenter Server Essentials? I cannot get a clear answer from our RHEL Partner, as well as I cannot find it clearly stated somewhere on the WEB. ...
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PowerCLI automation set-cddrive error

When attempting to change ISOs on a powered on guest instance, set-cddrive is returning an error but completing the command. A couple different commands produce the same result: $theVM | Get-CDDrive ...
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DB2 crash on production redhat server

We have a redhat virtual machine (vmware vsphere) that is hosting the database for our application. The application runs normally, until at some point it crashes with the error below seen on db2diag: ...