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I suspect an I/O issue. Can you detail the hardware and storage being used? Also provide the ESXi version and build number. Often times, you'll see this happen if the storage used by ESXi becomes unavailable. Remember that the networking stack and SSH daemon are running in RAM. But entering a password requires a read from disk. You likely won't see logging ...


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Windows server downtime for updates is inevitable. Service downtime is avoidable, however. The key is to realize that downtime needs to be measured by service availability, not the status of individual servers. For your SQL Server instance, your best bet is to implement some form of multi-server instancing. One technique that Microsoft allows in SQL Server ...


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I didn't have a look at VMRC yet and I'm no PowerCLI expert, but it looks like you can open a console like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Remote Console\vmrc.exe vmrc://[USERNAME]@[VC]/?moid=[VM-MOREF-ID] or C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Remote Console\vmrc.exe vmrc://clone:[VC-TICKET]@[VC]/?moid=[VM-MOREF-ID] source You should be ...


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You cannot hash a password in order to later use that hash to login, as you cannot retrieve the original value (hashing is a one-way function). The thing you are searching for is encryption. As the knife.rb is just a ruby file, you can also read the password from an environment variable (that you have to set once after starting the terminal session): ...


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I guess this VMWare KB Post can resolve your issue. Try and let me know the result.


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As @Mfinni said, check VMware's Hardware Compatability List for a comprehensive list of supported storage devices. The NetApp offers several features that are not available on a generic ZFS-based NAS, particularly with Backups, storage provisioning and the 50% Virtualization guarantee. ...


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Solution: I changed /etc/redhat-release to a vSphere recognized value of "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 (Maipo)", and I can now deploy a VM from my CentOS7 template with customizations applied just fine. Background: After creating and deploying a new Oracle Linux 7 (OEL7) template using the same method as above for CentOS 7 and having it WORK, ...


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Yes. vStorage APIs for Array Integration http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021976 Check the HCL for Storage. OmniOS isn't a listed partner. NetApp is.


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The VMware compatibility guide includes a comprehensive storage section that lists the supported storage solutions and provides details on what features are available for each listing. You can also filter the search results by the features. After locating a listing you can drill-down into it to see the details. You should be looking for arrays that support ...


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Do you mean can you have two vsphere client/web-clients viewing the same console/frame-buffer at the same time? if then yes, just open them up, you can have 8 in fact. The only downside is that it does moan about it with a message at the top of each screen if two or more sessions are active.


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I don't know if this is possible in VSphere, but maybe the split screen functionality of screen or tmux will help you with this.


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Please use a dedicated firewall device. A Cisco ASA 5505 firewall is a good option. There are many questions about using a virtualized firewall in ESXi to bridge external and internal connectivity. People should not do this.


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Try restarting vpxa agent at your host service vmware-vpxa restart


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I was looking at this a few weeks ago. If memory serves it is a qualified yes. Specifically, it is supported by VmWare. However, according the OS X licensing agreement, you must be running vSphere ESXi on Apple hardware. Also as an FYI, there's some secret sauce stuff in the OS X installer that will detect non-Apple hardware on install and terminate ...


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No, ESXi is specifically headless. You could install an OS that has support for acting as a type I hypervisor such as Windows 8/Server 2012+, linux with KVM or XenServer, or run software on top of the base OS to act as a type II hypervisor, such as VMware Workstation or VirtualBox. If you do use VMware Workstation, you can connect to the virtual machines ...


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Vmware tools are actually a very important part of the VMware software packet. They contain the device drivers, and act as an API to the host for the ESXI. Upgrading them is a big part of maintaining stability and performance of your vSphere environment. A full list of features the vmware tools provide should be able to demonstrate quite quickly that they ...


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The procedure above was not working, I was loosing connectivity with the VMs and I had to revert back to the default settings from console. So I figured out that it worked only when I firstly entered all the hosts involved to maintenance mode and then back..


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Please use this procudure Migrating service console or VMkernel port from standard switches to VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (1010614) http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010614


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Did you actually start the virtual interfaces? I see in your interfaces file that you start eth0 automatically, but not the vlan10 device.


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This is a strange request... Mainly because there shouldn't be issues that result from vMotion (manual or DRS-triggered) in a vSphere environment. A vMotion should be safe. If there are issues stemming from it, you need to fix those instead of reacting to guest-level problems. This doesn't answer your question directly, but you're chasing the symptom ...


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I know this is an old question, but it comes up fairly high in results of a Google search on this subject, so I would like to offer a more complete set of circumstances on why you might want either configuration: For those who want to have two connections to two switches in case of any type of failure of network equipment to have full redundancy (like me) ...


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The reason I could not export is due to not having permissions (Power User not Administrator).


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once you have inserted the Disks and used the HP SMU to configure the Vdisks and volumes, and setup your RAID a useful guide can be found here SMU Guide on the P2000 you would need to create separate Vdisks say vd01 (RAID 5) and vd02 (RAID 5) then on each vdisk configure your volume. depending on how you want to connect the P2000 to the ESXI servers i use ...


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The HP P2000 G3 manual and SMU Reference Guide cover this quite well. The basic overview is: Plug the new disks in. Create a new Virtual Disk with the new physical disks. Create a volume. Assign it to your vSphere hosts. Rescan in VMware and format a VMFS volume. For the P2000 side, there's a "Provisioning Wizard" in the web interface that will guide you ...


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We've solved this problem last week. sorry for my late response. We've been trying to setup our Storage and vmotion network as following doc: http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/08/vsphere-50-storage-features-part-12-iscsi-multipathing-enhancements.html We have created 2 vmkernel each using one of both physical interface who were added to the vswitch. To ...



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