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VMware ESX is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware, Inc.

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vSphere: linux dd command on vm local SSD triggers vm disk latency critical alert

I have a Dell server running VMware ESX, with 12TB local SSD drives, 1TB memory, Xeon Gold processor, and a single debian VM. On that VM, when I do simultaneous writes on disk, or even just execute ...
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clone of Vmware VM fails with "error caused by file" (vmdk)

I am attempting to clone a VM. Using ESX 5.5 and vCenter. I get cloning fails reported by vCenter with: "Error caused by file: /vmfs/volumes/57fd0830-5fc3a738-af44-002590fe0960/Linux Toolbox/...
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ESXi - Cannot delete datastore folder

I was uploading a Ubuntu ISO file to datastore in a lab environment and power failed and corrupted the folder. I can't delete the folder anymore and I can't upload anything to that folder either. Any ...
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Cannot connect to ESXi after removing uplink from vSwitch

In a lab environment I removed the one and only uplink from vSwitch (I wanted to add the nic to another vSwitch - but I lost connectivity). Now I can't connect to ESXi. I don't have vCenter. Is there ...
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How to extend esxOSDATA partition to use as datastore (or something?)

I have installed esxi 8.0.1 on a new HP G10 with the following config: USB drive as boot installation media for ESX A 2TB Nvme for esxosdata! Some other SSD as single RAID10 array. The problem is: ...
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How to reset VMware ESXi 6.7 root password

Is there a way to reset the forgotten Root password on ESXi host 6.7? We are not able to login on ESXi DCUI and Web Portal. It's our production ESXi and we don't want to reinstall ESXi. Please help us ...
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getting weird logs set to syslog after vrealize starts VM

I have found some instances of newly spun up VMs spewing a bunch of records out to syslog. The one I came across recently was a RHE machine running rsyslog. The times in the syslog records are way ...
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Why does VMware count memory as storage and how can I disable this behavior?

Coming from a Proxmox environment to VMware I'm puzzled by this behavior: It's a rented environment and I was asked how much memory/disk storage/CPU do I need. I didn't account for memory randomly ...
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ESXi with 1 vSwitch using multiple teamed NICs each connected on a seperate physical switch for resilience/redundancy

I've read many posts (even from vmware) saying that in ESXi, NICs teamed in a vSwitch should all be connected to the same physical switch. I found nothing about what I am describing below and in my ...
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VMware Setup on BL460C G7 performance [closed]

Considering this setup: ESXi 6.5 on HP ProLiant BL460c G7 in an HPE BladeSystem c3000 2 x Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.4GHz 96 GB Memory Partnered with SB40c Storage Blade (6 x 240 GB SSD) with HP Smart ...
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how export get-vm info to csv file in PowerShell?

How can I export this output to csv file ? I have this output from below get-vm command: Get-VM | Select Name, PowerState, GuestId, @{N="VM Config File";E={$_.extensiondata.config.files....
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Qemu - Cannot connect to Guest

I'm running Qemu on Windows and I can't connect to the ESXi guest and can't ping the host network gateway from the ESXi guest. I disabled all other network interface on Host machine except the ...
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ESX hosts crash within same vcenter cluster

I have a vcenter cluster of 12 ESX hosts (ClusterA) and another cluster of 3 ESX hosts (ClusterB). All of these are a mix of poweredge r620s and r630s. Some of the hosts have hardware errors that can ...
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Can't Access Vmware Esxi from GUI and CLI after polling from OpenNMS

I added Vmware Esxi ip in OpenNMS and configured SNMP for the same. After successful addition of node, I also added Configuration in /usr/share/opennms/etc/vmware-config.xml ( I am running OpenNMS in ...
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Creating new datastore and VMFS [closed]

I was currently working on the ESXi lab and trying to do some work with it. So I have an ESXi that is running on a server and I installed 2 ESXi on it (two ESXi are running on the primary ESXi). The ...
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Cannot create ESXi storage on second NVMe

I'm really searching all over for a solution for hours. I do not have physical access to the datacenter, I have KVM and SSH access. Server is a Supermicro X11 model. The server has 2 NVMe disks. I ...
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Updating ESXi, vSphere general questions

I am clearly missing some basic understanding when it comes to the upgrading process for my virtual environment. When upgrading through the virtual stack, I understand that there are multiple ...
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ESX 6.7 VM not starting up after vmdk move

On one ESX, I have one VM with storage issues on a vmdk. So bad that the VM wouldn't start. I had this error message : 2020-12-03T11:51:41.397Z| vmx| I125: [msg.hbacommon.outofspace] There is no more ...
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Deploying minimal OS for running Powershell scheduled tasks? [closed]

I need your suggestion and guidance in deploying minimal Operating System to run multiple Powershell Scheduled tasks on my OnPremise Hypervisor VMware v6.7 Typically, I am installing these modules ...
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ESXi 7.X file permissions - how to buypass new security measures

Today i installed a new ESX 7.0 Hypervisor machine. My initial goal was to get some RAID status reporting. I created a python script that i wantet to run from a crontab job. This due to the fact that ...
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how to find ESX/ESXi machine manufacturer and model from virtual machine

Using command prompt when running this : 'systeminfo | find "System"` in a physical machine, it's giving the Manufacturer and model, System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: ...
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Adding a new VLAN to an existing VMware cluster

I need to add an additional VLAN to an existing VWware 6.7 cluster. There is an existing VDS available, however I am not sure what the proper process would be to accomplish that. I understand the ...
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How to upload VMware esx VM to Azure without any base image?

We have some machines at our local esx servers. Which contain many configurations done manually and takes time to convert them to any ansible or other configuration. So, any option to upload them as ...
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VMware Cross-NUMA Performance penalty

I've been experiencing random unexpected slow-downs of a virtual SQL Server that I can't attribute to workload, storage or CPU (in fact it continued after the host was evacuated of other VMs). I ...
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ICMP ping fine but tnsping timeout to oracle

We have Oracle running on a Windows server and a couple of Linux clients. Windows clients work just fine. However, running tnsping on a Linux (running RHEL 6.9) client has an interesting issue. Take ...
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Export VM ESX Thin Provisionned

I have a question. I need to export a VM Thin Partionned. But the problem is that this VM is too big ... Regarding to VSPHERE client, it says that this VM is about 2TO used. But someone told me that ...
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Error enabling RDMA on Windows Server 2012 via Powershell

I am trying to enable RDMA on a virtual Windows 2012 server. I have tried the following commands but I keep getting an error. Enable-NetAdapterRdma -Name "Ethernet" And Set-NetAdapterRdma -Name "...
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Building a VM on the ESX hosts own storage

Why is it recommended to build a VM on the shared storage and not on the storage of the host itself?
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Do vmware vmids persist across an ESX restart?

I have a 2 node VMWare cluster (Simplivity) which I am planning to do some hardware maintenance on (i.e. switching them off). Hence I would like to cleanly shutdown the VM guests and subsequently ...
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How to properly configure ESX VMs to use hyper threading in a usefull way?

I've a kind of specific question that I was unable to find an answer for in the official documentation of VMware or on some other very useful threads here on this platform, so here it is: I've got a ...
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PCI at NVIDA Tesla P 100 in shared pass through mode is disabled

I have successfully completed NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with VMware ESXI 6.7.While trying to add PCI devices in the VM, the option to choose PCI devices is shown as in ...
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Failed to initialize NVML: Unknown Error - Not able to complete NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with Vmware ESXI 6.7

I am unable to setup the NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with Vmware ESXI 6.7 on DELL EMC poweredge R740. When I am trying to run nvidia-smi command I am getting following ...
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VMware Power CLI: how to get custom attributes for a datastore

I am trying to get a custom attribute value for my datastore, but bumping into an issue with type incompatibility. Is there anything I am doing wrong below, and how to fix it? PowerCLI C:\> $ds = ...
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On ESX, does a Ubuntu VM re-use free space in the VM, before expanding the virtual disk?

I have a thin-provisioned Ubuntu 18 VM on ESX 6 with one virtual disk that is using almost all the underlying physical disk (I have a new 4TB disk ordered to move to shortly). The VM filesystem is ...
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Evidences for VMWare Snapshot restoration from Guest OS

I have few VMWare servers managed by an external company and I suspect a snapshot restoration happened on one of my server (MS Windows 2008 Server). I suspected this because there was a windows ...
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VM export to OVA failed on vSphere Client 5.5

If I want to export a VM on the vSphere Client to an OVA-File I get the error-message "Operation timed out". The VM has a size of ~3.5TB - I think thats the main problem because all other exports are ...
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ESXi config recovery

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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How do I get utilization information from my VMWare ESX server for CPU, Memory and Network usage?

Does VMWare ESX server have anything built in that I can view CPU, Memory and Network utilization? We have a single VMWare ESX server that we are trying to understand better how our VM's are ...
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experience with using SS on Windows 2016 MSCS VMware Virtual machines

After reading multiple documentations around setting up a MS 2016 Fail-over Cluster with Storage Spaces on VMware ESX it seems that this configuration is not supported but it only says server 2012 and ...
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PowerCLI Get-EsxCli Type Conversion Error

On three different servers, and one desktop, using PowerCLI 10, I am unable to call any of the EsxCli invocations, getting instead: > $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost "host.f.q.d.n" -Server (Connect-...
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Mapped VMDK no longer accessible - VMware ESX - recover data

At my company we have a virtual Windows 2012 R2 server running on VMware ESX. The server has 3 disks attached on different LUNs. (Disk 1 & 2 are on a smaller LUN containing multiple servers that ...
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vCenter to vCenter transfers slow over 10Gbps 80ms link

We have two datacentres either side of the Atlantic with a 10Gb VPLS connection between sites with 80ms latency and better than 0.0000001% packet loss. When moving VMs between datastores on either ...
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VSwitch confused with VMs in same subnet but on different VLANs

In a multi-tenant virtualised LAN environment it is likely that different customers will have VMs in the same subnet (eg 192.168.1.0/24) and be hosted on a single virtual server environment. The ...
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How do I attach an external VMDK disk to a guest image, from within the guest image?

I have a Linux guest image that starts up, with only the OS drive. The actual ESX server has many VMDKs (I know the IDs of them). In my workflow, I need to on demand, from within the guest, attach ...
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what is suppressPowerOn and suppressPowerOff option in vim-cmd?

I was tinkering with vim-cmd for reverting snapshots and wondering what these suppressPowerOn and suppressPowerOn options are for ? I tried both options and makes no difference (vm is in powered off ...
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Best Practice Moving a Hard Drive from one VMWare ESX Guest to Another

When removing a hard disk from a VMWare ESX virtual machine running Windows, is it best practice to shut down the server first or is there a minimal risk (if the drive is not being written to at the ...
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Connectivity loss with VLan and VSphere machines

I'm facing a very strange situation with some virtual machines on my vSphere setup and I can't quite figure out what is happening. Originally, I am working with a 192.168.9.0/24 network where 192.168....
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VMware with 1gbs network interface with NFS in Netapp with 10gpbs and Control Flow

I read this question. I have only 2 VMware esx with 2x1gbs interfaces each and netapp with 4x10gbs interfaces. It is configured auto negociate with the switch. But the switch drops frames. Do I need ...
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No Storage Seen When Installing VMware ESXi 5.5 on HP Proliant DL360 G6

Summary When I try to install ESXi 5.5U3 on a DL360 G6, it fails because no storage is seen. Details Hardware Server: HP Proliant DL360 G6 CPUs: 1 CPU, Intel Xeon E5506 @ 2.13GHz RAM: 48GB RAM ...
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Finding Unused/Inactive VMs (that aren't domain joined?)

Recently we've been given the task of identifying inactive VM's so that we can save on resources + licensing. Usually, for domain joined VM's, it would be easier for me to find out if any domain user ...
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