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ESXi is a bare metal hypervisor. It is designed for headless use, and is more of an enterprise environment product. For the example you have given it would be more suitable to use VMware Workstation VMware Product Website You can then use dual monitors, and it is OS agnostic.


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The only way I see this being possible is to have multiple virtual firewalls i.e. Pfsense running in the middle. Each of the four Pfsense firewalls would have one ip from your router on what would normally be the WAN side, and can give off any number of "internal" its on its LAN side. This will allow your network to be something like follows: Router using ...


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Yes it's possible. Create the virtual switches in ESX, and assign the NICs on the VMs accordingly. You'll have one vswitch for the public network, and at least one additional with no physical NIC associated with it for the private network. You probably don't want both a public and private IP on the Windows VMs, as that would defeat the purpose of having a ...


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I fixed it this way: DCUI: Connect to the console of your ESXi host. Press F2 to customize the system. Log in as root. Use the Up/Down arrows to navigate to Restart Management Agents. Note: In ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x, this option is available under Troubleshooting Options. Press Enter. Press F11 to restart the services. When the service has been ...


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The response about LACP not being supported by standard vSwitch is correct. Etherchannel is supported by vSwitch though. So you're probably wondering what's wrong with etherchannel? When teaming with etherchannel, a single TCP/UDP session will not enjoy the aggregate bandwidth of all links in your channel. It will be limited to a single link. So if you ...


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This does seem kind of round-about, do I have any better options? Your general idea is spot-on. I would personally suggest using ZFS with Solaris or FreeBSD, but mdadm might also work. Maybe though you don't get all the advantages I write about in this post, so take that as a disclaimer. This post will be quite long, I apologize in advance for the wall of ...


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The easiest way that I've found to do this is to make a slight change to the webclient configuration and then reverse proxy using nginx. First, one setting on the VCSA needs to be changed. Currently, the links to open a webconsole point to port 9443. We need this to be over 443, as we only have access over HTTPS. This setting does not actually change the ...


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A single broken fan should never cause this kind of "critical" (that's what health light = red means) problem. Your server has probably six hot swappable fans that create a wind tunnel through the chassis, so if five are really up then you should be fine IMO. You need to get a handle on what component is failing/has failed/is getting too hot. Use HP ...


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Log onto the ILO3 interface and it will tell you exactly what the server's health history and specific problems are within the IML log. This is the best option for a VMware installation since you likely don't have the HP-specific ESXi build running on your system. You should also replace the failed fan.


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My advice is not to use LAG of any sort unless you're using a VMware distributed switch and have the right licensing environment to take advantage of it. Single-host ESXi static link-aggregation is not going to do what you think it will. If you need more bandwidth, move to 10GbE networking. You're not going to be able to get more than 1Gb from the setup you ...


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The man page says Esxtop in batch mode runs until it produces the number of iterations requested (see command-line option n below for more details) or until killed using CTRL c. It makes no other mention of signals. I would try a simple experiment. In another terminal I would run the command again with a different ...


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BINGO!!! Alright, here is how this was resolved: I referenced this artice for unmounting the datastore, https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004605 Step 1: Manually unmount the datastore from the host with this command: esxcli storage filesystem unmount [-u UUID | -l label | -p path ] In ...


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This tip worked for me in the past, if you can disable ATS-Only: Cannot mount the VMFS5 datastore when using storage encryption appliances (2030416) I guess no VM are up in your case, but they need to be close to be able to run the command. Some storage encryption appliances may block certain SCSI commands, including ATS commands, sent from ESXi ...


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I did this creating a new vSwitch, in this vSwitch you need to put the 2 servers. This new vSwitch maked a virtual network for you. Add this new network with another interface to the pfsense, and then config the new private network in the pfsense inside the DMZ.


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@joeqwerty Yes you are right, you can reach the box via different VLAN and or IP block. It does not matter, even so if you use one virtual switch with multiple adapters, then you can override the active-passive adapters. This is how you create round-robin connection for iSCSI adapters, for example. So always one adapter active for the current IP address and ...


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The comments are correct. Your server vendor has to have a CIM or SNMP provider that reports on the hardware health - this could be a VMware driver package, or could be software independent and provided by a management card, like IPMI, iDRAC, or iLO. So it depends on the server vendor's support for such things. If you have a desktop-class machine that you'...


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This is simpler than you'd think - but you need a few things in place. All you need to do is use the .NET/Windows client to connect to your host, navigate to the Network config and add a new tagged port group for the VLAN the VC is going to live. You need to expose this VLAN up the appropriate trunks and obviously sort out the routing in your switches or ...


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First install the ESXi server on a physical machine, and configure the network. Then you can download the Vsphere client using the IP through browser. You can control the ESXi host through this tool. After this you can install VCenter server in VM or in physical machine. Then you can add this ESXi host into VCenter and manage it. It Is not mandatory ...


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This is an HP ProLiant server running with a Smart Array RAID controller without a Flash-backed cache module. As a result, you have no write cache (or read cache), and operations like snapshots of virtual machines will suffer. You've experienced the effect of this. The current configuration is unsuitable for most workloads, especially virtualization. Your ...


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Answering my own question from research. (I will only accept my own answer if one of these approaches actually works and it's before someone else's suggestion.) This (older) article WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF SNAPSHOTS AND HOW TO AVOID? mentions a few possible causes and three preventative measures. Interestingly it mentions how the issue similarly affects MS ...


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Before you read it, do note that this feature was intended for VMware Support. While it is internally supported, you’d be using it at your own risk, and consider this write-up to be purely for educational purposes. Support for this feature, and exposure through the UI, may or may not change in the future. I have memory pages swapped, can vSphere unswap ...


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Virtualization is unnecessary to maintain portability if the operating system is modern. Windows 2008 R2 can handle having the hardware changed out fairly well, and Windows 2012 and higher handles it even better. Modern Linux operating systems also don't care about underlying hardware changes.


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The difference between RHEL/CentOS 6.x and 7.x from the perspective of NTP should be insignificant; follow the best practices guide for 6.x. Note that the KB article you linked to suggests only 3 time sources; 4-6 is preferred.


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I have the same process on one of my server. I kill it and i delete these files and directories fom /tmp: config.f conf.n \ facebook gameover.so Loader.sh Run.sh scsi_eh_320 They are all done by user "postgres". I search some malware function (\df+) in postgres database but i don't find nothing. The port 5432 is accessible from the internet so I think ...


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Contrary to some answers here, this is actually possible with any virtualization technology that allows a vm to get direct access to hardware. But you need a different piece of hardware to each vm; a much more convenient setup is to access other vms through a single one, who have access to the io hardware. This is, for instance, exactly the behaviour that ...


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An old config from a vcenter agent must still be there in the esxi, as please see the fact there : Required ports for VMware vCenter Server 5.5 (2051575) 902 TCP/UDP This is the default port used by the vCenter Server system to send data to managed hosts. Managed hosts also send a regular heartbeat over UDP port 902 to the vCenter Server ...


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I got this after changing the vCenter's IP address I used #6 https://rlevchenko.com/2016/03/24/vcenter-503-service-unavailable/ to enable the shell. ssh into the vcenter server Command> shell vi /etc/hosts changed the IP there service-control --stop --all service-control --start --all


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You are not lackng anything with open-vm-tools and will potentially avoid issues when doing kernel upgrades by upgrading open-vm-tools at the same time. vCenter should see open-vm-tools once they are running. Have you check to make sure the service is running after installation? systemctl status -l open-vm-tools if not running start and enable it `...


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If you intend to present each disk individually through to ESXi (JBOD style) then one limit you could hit quite quickly would be the max VMFS5 volumes per host limit of 256. Of course most people would RAID these disks which would obviously get around this limit but VSAN prefers this JBOD style so could potentially get to this limit quite easily.


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As per this document on ESXi 6.0 Configuration Maximums, a single VMFS5 partition has a maximum size of 64TB. There is no limit to the number of devices on the underlying storage as VMware will not be accessing individual disks directly - this will be done by your RAID card. If you will be using RAID0 across all of your 96TB of storage (which is a very bad ...


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Make sure that you have both a USB controller and the device itself added to the virtual machine in order to make the pass-thru option work. It would be an easier setup though to not use hardware pass-thru. Instead make sure you have the proper USB controller on the virtual machine and VMware tools have been installed. VMware tools will provide the drivers ...


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Did you connect dongle to VM (in VM hardware settings)? You should also add USB Controller to VM Hardware. Then connect usb device, also check if you have usbarbitrator in ESXi running.


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To answer my own question: It is not possible to change any path grouping policy in ESXI 6.0. That said in all my tests ESXI 6.0 was fully group priority aware by default (which is good, as that is what I am looking for). In all three available modes (fixed, MRU, RR) it properly selected the group priorities. It should be noted that MRU and fixed only use ...


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Ballooning uses a kernel module (installed as part of VMware Tools) to allocate the memory in the guest. So, it is the Linux kernel that consumes the memory, but not one of the regular processes that top would show.


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ARP resolves ip addresses to MAC addresses on behalf of hosts needing to communicate with other hosts on an Ethernet network. The ESXi host doesn't communicate with the guest virtual machines and would have no need to ARP for any of the virtual machines, and therefore shouldn't have any ARP entries for the guest virtual machines. The virtual switch is like ...


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Can you give more information about the actual networking issue you're facing? I just ran the same command on one of my busy systems and see physical information on the management and storage interfaces; nothing related to the guest networks: [root@c2-esx1:~] esxcli network ip neighbor list Neighbor Mac Address Vmknic Expiry State Type --...


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It sounds like you're asking if there's a way for a VM on one Standard Switch to see traffic on another, is that right? if so then no, sorry, that's not possible with Standard Switches. You don't even get NetFlow with Standard Switches either so you can't even see the flows, that's just the way the (free) cookie crumbles!


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Use the VMware OSP versions of the tools or open-vm-tools for newer distributions. In both cases, they can be deployed via your yum/apt package manager and could easily integrate into your installation workflow.


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You can issue a command to disable the ESE forced reboot, the cause is well explained by Don's answer. I did it latelly for a custumer with a single server with esx, as the IO was overkilling the Exchange. (its still killing it, as it take age to simply open a management console in example, but atleast it dont reboot..) Add-GlobalMonitoringOverride -...


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Your storage system is failing or too slow to keep up. If IO has been stalled for too long, Exchange thinks that storage is dead and kills Wininit to force hard reset. See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff625233.aspx and scroll to the end. It's the same for 2013 and 2016. In some cases, the entire storage stack may be affected by the hang, ...



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