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Questions tagged [vmware-esx]

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

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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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Get-WmiObject win32_physicalmemory reports wrong numbers on virtual machines

I get strange results on some Windows Server systems running in VMWare. On most machines it reports the correct size but on some systems I get 0 (Server 2016) and on some a wrong value which is off by ...
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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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VmWare VMs shuffled on nodes after reboot

I have a VMWare vCenter 5.5 cluster with 3 nodes and no HA enabled. I noticed that after the cluster restart (last time happened after power outage), the virtual machines are shuffled between the ...
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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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In ESX/ESXi, is it possible to ssh to the VM console?

This is a question regarding technical feasibility, and not a real-world scenario. The question is NOT regarding how to access the "hidden" console of the ESX/ESXi HOST OS running on the bare metal. ...
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Mount USB Drive on Esxi 6.5 Host

I have ESXI 6.5 (No Center / Sphere), Installed Centos 7 as guest VM. I want to mount my usb drive in centos 7 to share it with samba on network. But ESXI doesn't seems to work in my satiation [...
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Unable to connect to MKS: Could not locate vmware-authd executable

i am glad to be part of this community , wanted to stop by , say hello and share my sadness. i have installed a vcenter applience 6.0 with a hope to manage some of my old 5.0 esxi servers , everything ...
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Assigning Two IP addresses to Two separate NIC in VMware ESX 5.5 Server

I have two ESX 5.5 server. Both have management IP addresses and accessible. For the need of my topology i also connected my ESX servers with LAN cable (Direct LAN Cable) with other interfaces. So ...
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Recover deleted VMware virtual disks, i.e. *.vmdk files

We had a virtual-disk and its snapshots at the following path on a server. /vmfs/volumes/ESX3/IBSng_Server/ The *.vmdk files were: IBSng_server.vmdk IBSng_server-flat.vmdk IBSng_server-000001.vmdk ...
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Windows 7 on ESX. New volumes are read-only

We use a mix of Windows 7 physical desktops and vitual machines (hosted on ESX). We use the same image and AD domain for both. On the VMs, when we create a new volume, whether on an existing disk or ...
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Upgrading ESXi License from 5.5.0 Free to 6.5 Essentials

We currently have a single server running ESXi 5.5.0 1331820 with Live VMs and would like to upgrade the license to 6.5 Essentials so that we can use Altaro VM Backup since this does not work with the ...
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Reclaim space in HP 3Par SAN & VMware ESXi

I just reclaimed unused space in our HP 3Par using a command on the ESX side such as : esxcli storage vmfs unmap --l DATASTORENAME it works nicely, and from the 3Par console, I can now see on my ...
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CentOS 7 server on ESX randomly dropping connections

We have a problem with a server on our ESX. All other machines operate normally, but not this one. It is the only Linux Server running on our ESX (all the others operate on Windows), and the only one ...
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Move a vm from Vmware Workstation 10 towards ESX

I need to move a vm from VMware Workstation 10 towards ESX connected remotely within VMware Workstation 10. The issue is that when I try to drag and drop the Windows Server 2012 R2 from one place to ...
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How to rebuild double disk failure in IBM x3650 M3 raid 50

i have a problem with IBM x3650 M3 raid 50 with 16 sas 146gb disks. Before christmas one of them started to lit yellow, but the machine wasworking (running esx). I have oredered a new one, but before ...
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vCenter in nested ESXi kills the host vCenter session

I created a nested ESXi environment (virtualised ESXi host inside an ESXi. Lets name it vESXi for simplicity) for testing purposes. In the (nested)VM network I assigned the necessary attributes to VM-...
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How can I tell when a virtual OS is being slowed down by the host, but not reflected in perfmon?

I have a windows host that is behaving very slowly. All the counters (CPU, Disk, etc) appear to be normal. The virtual host itself is ESX, and is on a VNX Cluster with 13GB free disk space on a 2 ...
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vSphere and ESX License questions [duplicate]

We currently have a ESX Environment which has 1x Physical vSphere Server, 1x SAN (Another coming soon) 2x ESXi Hosts. We currently have licensing for vSphere and ESX Essentials. I need to add 2 ...
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esxi vmdk out of disk space

One of our highly utilized vm is giving the error that there is no more space for the the vmdk shown in the following image. The VM won't start because of this issue, so I'm not able to delete data ...
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Prevent from installing open-vm-tools-desktop / @platform-vmware on EL 7

When installing RHEL 7/CentOS 7 as a VMware ESX guest, the installer (Anaconda) automatically detects the virtualization host, then install the appropriate tools (open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-...
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SSD hardware RAID as local VMWARE datastore

i plan to buy a new ESXi VSphere Server with a LSI Megaraid Controller and 8 x Intel S3520 SSDs. Hypervisor should be started from USB-Flashdrive Hardware RAID10 containing 8 x Intel S3520 SSDs ...
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Is it worth it to install VMWare Tools on a non-graphical Linux guest (Red Hat 7 hosting an Oracle server) [duplicate]

This came up because I was not able to activate the time synchronization function from the VCD. Most of what I've seen that discussed the benefits of installing VMWare tools looks like it applies to ...
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How can I isolate data-warehouse workloads from production/on-demand queries?

I'm using VMware's vSphere 6 and I'm considering consolidating several SQL servers, these servers have different usage profiles; On-demand burst reporting (Cognos/Data-warehouse) Interactive web ...
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Can't return os family using ansible_os_family

I am trying to get the OS family of my host machine using ansible. This is the command I use. ansible my-host -i hosts.ini -m setup | grep ansible_os_family This is what my host file looks like. [...
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VMWARE Host to Host Nic connection without switch

Dumb question. If I had a free 10gb port on two vmware hosts, is it possible connect them directly without a physical switch in between them ? Thanks Would like to have a faster dedicated ...
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vSphere: performance impact when a large VM has more vCPU than cores on a single physical CPU?

I'm running a vSphere private cloud configuration at a managed hosting vendor. The physical hosts have dual 14-core CPUs and 128 GB of RAM each. An application that we run can multi-thread expensive ...
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PowerCLI transfers a file but the copied file size is way too small. What is wrong?

I am using PowerCLI version 6 on a Windows server with 20 GB of free space. I am trying to use copy-datastoreitem with PowerCLI. It seems to work to transfer a .vmdk file from an ESXi datastore to ...
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vSphere - unable to increase disk size of windows guest disk

ESX 5.5, vcenter 5.5, vsphere 5.5 Reading vmware kb's, it sounds like I should be able to come in here and increase disk size... But can't.... Shut down guest. Still can't. There are no ...
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how to stop esxtop gracefully which is running in batch mode?

I am running esxtop in batch mode using the below command: esxtop –b –a –d 10 –n 2000| gzip -9c > perfData.csv.gz This is going to run for a little over 5 hrs, but I want to stop it gracefully ...
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Intel modular server - blinking yellow led - clear,confirm the warning

Masters, Today we got tow warning from intel modular server, as you see below. How to clear this warning and how to stop warning led blinking? (i'm sure there is no problem, but can't clear/confirm ...
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linux + how to verify VM defintion disk after redhat installation

We have couple of Linux servers all them are VM red hat Linux ( and they created by the Vsphere client , ) I want to know how we can capture on the Linux OS the following 1.Thick provision lazy ...