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I'm not sure if it's still relevant for you, but I was in the same situation as you and believe that the internal SAS controller intercepts the boot process. Do the lights on the hard disk trays blink when the boot process gets stuck? If so and given that you want to boot from USB anyways, you can try to disable the controller for booting. You can disable ...


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I cannot confirm yet, but I believe I found a solution. I say this because the symptoms are very very close to what I am seeing. VMware KB: False duplicate IP address detected on Microsoft Windows Vista and later virtual machines on ESX/ESXi when using Cisco devices on the environment ...


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With the help of our VMware admin, we were able to figure out that the customization script required perl. This isn't installed with RHEL7's @core package group. To summarize, you need the following RHEL7 packages to have customization work: open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-deploypkg net-tools perl Hope this helps others.


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While this seems like it could be useful... (and it really could be a handy thing) The VMware gods have not allowed it to happen, so you really don't have any option to use removable media or USB-attached devices for ESXi, beyond the support use case of boot and USB passthrough to a virtual machine. Sorry.


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ESXi has no real direct construct for dealing with IB other than when it's emulating something else such as Ethernet or FC/SCSI, it just has these Ethernet/DCB switches. What I would do would be to leave the Ethernet drivers in place then user Direct I/O to pass control if the 3rd and 4th controllers to your VMs, that way the OSs inside the VMs can do what ...


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Have you tried doing this on more than one server? The reason I ask is that the 'vanilla' 5.5u2d ISO definitely works on a plain BL460c G6 because I've just installed it for this question on one of our old decommissioned blades. It had had the "2014 09" SPP firmware pack ran on it (2015 04) is out but I didn't bother with it but I can confirm it absolutely ...


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Wow... You have this all wrong. I'll try to clarify VMware's product offering. VMware vSphere is available for a 60-day trial. That includes all components necessary to install ESXi on your host servers and also download the VMware vCenter server appliance or software for (Windows). The current vSphere client can make basic modifications to vmx-10 ...


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As we can't know anything about that how your network looks like. Long shot; do you have client-to-client in your server's openvpn config file? If your servers are connected to VPN network using openvpn as client, then the sentence could be true. PS. What kind of distro are you using?


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I ended up installed ESXi 5.5 in a VirtualBox VM and extracting the file that way.


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have you compared the USB disk identifier on both to see WHICH FAT32 or NTFS each version is using? this is often a drive format error - there are a about 20 different FAT32 formats , and quite a few NTFS - GRUB has problems with some of them


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I had similar symptoms, not on a VM but a Win7 Laptop. Taskmgr.exe and other processes (like Winmerge.exe) were taking 13% of cpu (one out of 8). The issue was temporarily alleviated by restart, so I was doing that a lot. After long time investigating it, I figured that that Webroot Secure Anywere (software for virus and other types of protection) ...


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You need to shrink the filesystem first. If and how that is possible depends on the filesystem used. Then you can lvreduce the logical volume and vgreduce the volume group. Be aware that any such operation is potentially dangerous and may lead to loss of data. It would be much safer to add new disk with new filesystem, copy data and remove the old/unused ...


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So, I had the same issue with this as well. My big issue was that the host that had the single network connection was also the host for the vCenter server, so this made it real tricky! This host did have an additional NIC that was not connected to anything, so I used this to help. I also am using the VCA (vCenter Appliance), so it took some finagling. ...


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Shift+O to modify the Boot instructions, then clear runweasel field and enter this value and push ENTER ignoreHeadless=TRUE


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Assuming you're using ethernet as your medium. There are no other speed standards for ethernet switches. You have 1gb and 10gb as your options. You could get some blade chassis and do interesting things with the interconnects to get specific speeds, or go fiber with 4/8/16gb connections, or go direct SAS connections (3/6/12gbs) but, as you noted, support for ...


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Have you considered bonding multiple 1Gb connections? FreeNAS supports FreeBSD lagg groups. If you've got a managed switch at the other end it's likely you'll be able to configure it to support LACP trunks.


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The real answer is: It depends. It depends on wether you install the license on the ESXi server OR if you let it join the vCenter and then try to assign the license. In the first case - as long as the server does not join the vCenter everything is ok - it uses 2 out of 6 CPU licenses. In the second case - you can not assign the license to the ESXi-server: ...


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Old post, but could be useful to someone else: I had exactly that trouble, and solved updating time on vmware host (and rebooting exchange). Note: time sync from hypervisor was deactivated, and exchange server (after booting up) showed no time skew with DC.


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What's the question here? You don't seem to be comparing apples-to-apples. So I'm not sure if you just want this system to run like your other systems, or if you really care about the cause of the performance difference. You could obtain another of the server model and SKU that you're familiar with. You could use the same type of disks you used in ...


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Years ago I had the same problem. I was solved by simply activating promiscuous mode in vSwitch where Endian WAN NIC was connected. See: vSwitch, promiscuous mode and OpenVPN https://communities.vmware.com/thread/343119



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