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I'm going to quote from VMware's online documentation: The VMkernel maps guest physical memory to machine memory. However, because of the VMkernel’s unique memory-management techniques, such as ballooning, memory-sharing, swapping, and other techniques, guest physical memory-to-machine memory mapping does not have a 1:1 correspondence. ...


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You should also : change the MAC address of your VM with the one given by So You Start (from ESXi admin client, see http://ask.xmodulo.com/static-mac-address-vmware-esxi-virtual-machine.html) ; configure the network card of your VM so that it can reach the external network (see http://www.tuto-it.fr/ESXvNetworks.php).


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Try to move him into a different VLAN on another cluster to see if the issue persists. I have found that the VLAN IDs can cause this problem, especially in a VDS Configuration. See Here: Try changing the port ID.


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I cannot confirm yet, but I believe I found a solution. I say this because the symptoms are very very close to what I am seeing. VMware KB: False duplicate IP address detected on Microsoft Windows Vista and later virtual machines on ESX/ESXi when using Cisco devices on the environment ...


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With the help of our VMware admin, we were able to figure out that the customization script required perl. This isn't installed with RHEL7's @core package group. To summarize, you need the following RHEL7 packages to have customization work: open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-deploypkg net-tools perl Hope this helps others.


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While this seems like it could be useful... (and it really could be a handy thing) The VMware gods have not allowed it to happen, so you really don't have any option to use removable media or USB-attached devices for ESXi, beyond the support use case of boot and USB passthrough to a virtual machine. Sorry.


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Wow... You have this all wrong. I'll try to clarify VMware's product offering. VMware vSphere is available for a 60-day trial. That includes all components necessary to install ESXi on your host servers and also download the VMware vCenter server appliance or software for (Windows). The current vSphere client can make basic modifications to vmx-10 ...


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According to the ovftool documentation , there is no such command. Ova is a big "archive" and can be opened with 7zip and extracted. But if you modify the extracted files (ovf) , you'll need to calculate the checksums to be able to deploy. I don't know if "repacking" the ova with 7zip is valid


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So, I had the same issue with this as well. My big issue was that the host that had the single network connection was also the host for the vCenter server, so this made it real tricky! This host did have an additional NIC that was not connected to anything, so I used this to help. I also am using the VCA (vCenter Appliance), so it took some finagling. ...


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ESXi doesn't support hot-removing memory or CPUs from a VM. Someone I met in the pub a couple of months ago told me that the sister of a friend of his cousin *cough* got the answer that virtually no customer demands this feature. In other words: It doesn't pay to bother implementing hot-remove. If you want ESXi to support this, go to VMware and tell them. ...


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I can not say for sure in vmware, but when using kvm decreasing memory of a running virtual machine works fine. Of course up to a limit, but the software will tell you. When you decrease it the memory in the virtual machine will gradually be lowered, until it can't be lowered any further. If you set the memory to be lower than where it stopped you will need ...


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I had the similar issue while a converting an Windows 7 VM in VMware standalone vCenter convertor 5.x recently, after did spend time in troubleshooting and finally did this simple thing , I removed the VM from the inventory and re-added again. That's it ! It worked like a charm ! Hope it helps someone !



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