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If you are a 501(c)3 there is no reason to buy VMware. In fact, you should use TechSoup.org to get all the Microsoft and Cisco you can. Ideally you would be keeping track of donation cycles and timelines and planning at least a year ahead on what donation requests you are going to make from Tech Soup next time the cycle comes around. This is especially true ...


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Quoting from here: A host allocates the memory specified by the Limit parameter to each virtual machine, **unless memory is overcommitted** (emphasis mine). ESXi never allocates more memory to a virtual machine than its specified physical memory size. [...] When memory is overcommitted, each virtual machine is allocated an amount of memory somewhere ...


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You should set the alert from within the guest operating system. You can use a tool like Monit to check the uptime of a process. A simple script could also check the uptime of the Linux virtual machine. Rebooting a server every four months seems heavy-handed and wrong; there's probably an issue with the application. Would it make more sense to restart the ...


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The maximum disk size is typically limited by the amount of free space available on the datastore that holds the VM. Check the free space on the datastore. If it is full try to move the VM to another datastore (that has more space) or move other VMs that are on the same datastore to somewhere else to free up space.


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This is, in fact, possible: Boot the system using a linux live cd with gdisk on it. I used a CentOS 7 Core installation and used recovery mode. I did this by editing the grub boot options and tacking on rescue to the end. Run gdisk on the disk with Windows installed. See the gdisk docs for more info. Reboot the machine into a Windows installation disk, ...


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You can switch to another console, log in to a new session, and then kill the ping process running in the first console. To switch consoles, just press Alt while pressing the left or right arrow keys. This take me through 6 different consoles.


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Tunsworthy has posted the PowerCLI script Open-VMConsole on GitHub to launch standalone VMRC.


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I know this is an old thread, but I've seen this problem before and wanted to help any other vsphere admins who run into the same issue. When you can manage the esxi environment from the local subnet but not from a remote, the trouble is going to be a layer 3 or higher issue. Since other traffic can traverse from one subnet to another you know the problem ...



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