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How to give ESX users view-only access to the vSphere console?

We have a bunch of users that have vSphere and have access the vms on ESX 5.0 server. I'd like to be able to give them access to the vSphere console so they can view what's happening but not interact ...
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ESXI guests not using available CPU resources

I have a VMWare ESXI 5.0.0 (it's a bit old, I know) host with three guest VMs on it. For reasons unknown, the guests will not use much of the availble CPU resources. I have all three guests in a ...
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vSphere - copy virtual machine to external usb hard drive

We have an ESXi server standing somewhere else. I can connect to the server with the vSphere client. There is an external USB hard drive plugged into the server. How can I copy a stopped VM to the ...
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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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Connect to ESXi from vSphere Client (different subnet, Internet) [closed]

How can I connect through vSphere Client installed on my laptop (Linux Mint 15 and Windows 7) to EsXi 5.5 installed on Dell PowerEdge R210 Server? I have a router, Netgear WGR614. They're in a ...
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VM Folders in ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor (free)

Is there any way to create folders for my VMs on ESXi Hypervisor 5.1? I can create folders for my VMs on my licensed ESXi hosts with vCenter. The closest I can get on ESXi Hypervisor is to create ...
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random ESXi - connectivity problems 1-3 minutes downtime

Server does not respond to ping anymore. In vsphere client, when reconnected after the outage, there is a hole in network-stats - everything else looks normal. (no high load) After 1 to 3 minutes it's ...
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VMware ESXI 5, adding a new physical SSD and use in Host Cache Configuration

I have a DLL R515, and i just added an SSD to it. In vSphere, if i go to Configuration -> Storage Adapters -> and my "Dell PERC H700 Integrated" controller i see that there is a new row which says ...
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esxi 5 web console modifications

I have been a bit perplexed by the whole "web console" for esx 5. I" I hope to add a few html pages and some python scripts server side to the "welcome page" so that I can have a self contained ...
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Root user can not login to vsphere client - but can login to ssh and web gui

I have VMware Vsphere appliance installed (5.1.0a) I can access the web interface and login with root user and my password but if I want to login with the vsphere client, I get wrong username and ...
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Is there a faster way to deploy an OVA template?

I need to deploy vSphere Server Appliance 5.1. I have vSphere Client running locally and my internet upload is capped at 3 Mbps. It says it's going to take about 200 minutes to upload. When selecting ...
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Is there a lightweight way to provide only console access to VMware vSphere hosted machines?

We would like to provide console only access to certain machines hosted on vSphere, as if they were sitting in front of a physical machine. How would one set the permissions to achieve this goal with ...
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vSphere SDK- How to Create user in Guest OS?

I am using vSphere 5 java SDK for provision vmware. I could able to create Linux vmware. But I want to create users inside the newly created Guest vmware? Is there any API to create users?
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Remove old vCenter servers from VMWare vSphere Client login window

After changing our vCenter servers recently, the old vCenter server is still listed in the VMWare vSphere Client login dialog in the IP Address / Name: drop down. Is there a way to remove the ...
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Linux: How to Press Sysreq Key in VNC/Vsphere Client?

I'm using a Vsphere client on Windows XP over a VNC link (Vinagre) from an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop running WindowMaker. It all works pretty well, but I can't find any way to press the Magic SysReq key ...
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access ESXi from another PC

On my PC I have installed ESXi (WMware Workstation) & vSphere Client. I want to connect from my laptop to the ESXi Server. Can anyone help me out? I tried (in vSphere Client) to Add Networking -> ...
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Upload a https-link to a DataStore

I have a direct link to a 4GB file. How can I download it to a DataStore at vSphere 4? (without downloading it to my computer) Thanks in advance
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Help! vSphere 4.1 cloned VM from template keeps the same name as the seed VM!

IT just setup vCenter 4.1 for my team. Using vSphere client, I: Created a VM (name: A) Cloned to a template Deployed a VM (name: B) from the template, checked the option to name the computer name ...
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vSphere Client time zone problem

How to adjust time zone in vSphere client which is connected to vCenter server? I know ESXi runs in UTC, but there is also UTC in performance charts, I need local time.
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vSphere iPad Client performance graph scale?

The vSphere client for the iPad is brilliant, however I'm having a bit of trouble determining the X-axis scale for the graphs. What kind of time frame is that over? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? 1 hour? ...
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How to change hostname of VM?

I am using vSphere Hypervisor 4.1.0 and vSphere Client and from the vSphere Client, if you go to the Summary tab of a VM, how do you change the Host name in the General box? I am stumped. I heard ...
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Why is VMware vSphere Client hanging at the console?

When I use the vSphere Client (against an ESXi 4.1 server) it hangs a lot. It's always at the same place - using the console on a VM. The console stops responding - and a lot of times, the management ...
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Can't connect to ESXi with vSphere Client

after changing IPs on of the ESXi hypervisor (without setting to maintenance mode), I can't access the vCenter Server with vSphere anymore. But I can access the ESXi over SSH. So, the IP is correct, ...
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When trying to copy a virtual disk in VMware vSphere client, I get an errror

I'm pretty new to all the VMware world, so this is probably mainly a question about the right set of documentation to look at. I'm trying to clone/copy a VM that I installed on an ESXi installation. ...
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“I/O Error Occurred” in vSphere Client working with ESXi

I have a datastore set up in ESXi where I put all my ISOs. Somehow, something broke (I don't know what) and now I can't upload files to that (or any other) datastore. For large, ISO-sized files, the ...
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VSphere statistics interpretation

Is there a simple summary...couple pages, maybe...explaining statistics and management information for VM's using vSphere Client 4 so we know about tuning VM's? Things like what's good or bad for host ...
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How do you get the VMWare vSphere client to work on Windows 7 RC?

When trying to connect to a ESXi server using the VMWare vShere Client I get an error: Error parsing the server "server" "clients.xml" file. Login will continue, contact your system administrator. ...