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One solution would be to convert the VM to a template - then it can't start, it's quick too and very easy to reverse.


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If you don't want a virtual machine to be used for any reason, you can remove it from the inventory. It can be re-added, but this eliminates the chance of an inadvertent power-on. If you want to isolate a virtual machine for security reasons (e.g. network compromise), disconnect its network adapter. If you have a licensing issue, that may also be handled ...


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What about the OVF Tool? VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that allows you to import and export OVF packages to and from many VMware products. OVF Tool Documentation It's available for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and 64-bit, and Mac OS X.


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I'd use a Windows PC or Server with PowerCLI installed... PowerCLI is where the momentum is with VMware, so the expectation is that you'll have a Windows system available to interface with it. So while it's possible to install VMware without a Windows dependency, it turns out that Windows is actually a dependency :) You could also use the vCenter API, ...


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Bonding your NIC connections inside of a virtual machine is akin to using software RAID inside of a VMware guest. You can do it, but it's not a reasonable method of protection for a VMware system. Are you using managed switches? I'd recommend simplifying your solution: Place your VMs on the same vSwitch if they need to communicate with each other. The ...


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VMWare's ESXi is a bare metal hypervisor and little more, it does have a *nix-like user interface that's switched off by default that allows for some very specific operations to be carried out but it's really got nothing directly to do with the running of guest VMs and can be ignored by most users. In terms of creating and managing guest VMs there's a ...


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I have no experience with the vma, but I suppose it has the vmware Perl SDK installed for you (according to this post virtually ghetto it should). In it you have lots of utils and I think this one is the one you are looking for: vidiscovery.pl If you do not wish to enter the credentials every time, then you need to setup the credendial store first. ...


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Officially, VMware hasn't released a vSphere Client for Linux. Unofficially, you can try using VEMan Alternatively, you can connect vSphere Web Client (Linux version) to your vCenter server, if you set that up. Some of the feature you need will be available, but not all. Here's the VMware Documentation on this


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I'd suggest upgrading your ESXi to a newer patch revision. Seeing as you're not using vSphere, you probably haven't upgraded to newer patch revisions. It's easy to do. See if it resolves this issue. Edit: You're using VERY OLD builds of VMware. See this patch and revision chart. We can't even begin to troubleshoot your issues until you take care of your ...


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Did you create a new vSwitch or portgroup for the incoming traffic? Does the VM have a dedicated interface for the tcpdump traffic? If not, you should create one. On the vSwitch that you associate with this new interface, be sure to modify the Policy Exceptions options to "Accept".


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This sounds like a local storage issue to me. I worked in an environment with hundreds of ESXi hosts who ran on local RAID storage. Unfortunately, the local storage controllers in the hardware were unstable... a toxic mix of bad LSI firmware revisions, defective backplanes and Supermicro hardware. But the behavior your describing is indicative of a local ...


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I don't believe that this is possible. You might want to ask your vendor if there is a way to bypass the registration during the the application start or see what the the registration piece does. If it is a matter of setting a reg key or creating a file that validates the registration piece has run, these can be packaged as part of the thinapp application.


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Export the VM and delete it from the inventory (no other way). When you want to use it, import it back.



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