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Your system is working as intended. You've allocated ~20G RAM to this VM, and your server OS reports its available RAM correctly. If your server is performing slow, it is likely just due to its disk cache needing to be warmed. After a reboot, no disk contents are cached in RAM. As processes read files off of disk, that data gets cached in RAM and future ...


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The VSphere ESXi installation is tiny (<8GB), you'll be wasting a huge amount of space putting it on it's own RAID 1. Go with option 1.


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I was able to get this to persist through a reboot & usb disconnect/reconnect. I had to edit the VMs .vmx & change usb.autoConnect.device0 to autoclean:0. Referenced this VMware KB. As long as I insert the USB plugs back into the same USB slot it works.


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At this time there is no auto-reconnect feature for the USB devices. My suggestion if you're concerned about shutting down VMs within VMware is that you would look into the powerchute software that either connects over the network to each computer individually or use the integration of the UPS with the VMware servers themselves and set up alarms/actions to ...


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See: Should VMware HA Admission Control be enabled for small (2/3-host) clusters? Don't enable admission control for a 2-host environment. Unless you're dealing with well-calculated or custom slot sizes or VMs or resource pools with reservations, there's no benefit to doing this.


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Yeah, you don't use the role administration screen to add a user "in vSphere." That page allows to you to add new roles, and see what roles are in use by existing users. "You cannot use vCenter Server to manually create, remove, or otherwise change users."


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Zypher - Please see this page http://blog.mwpreston.net/?s=poweroff. He has a great write up and some powerCLI which I've used in a couple of environments. Might require a bit of tweaking to get to do exactly as you want but hasn't let me down yet.



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