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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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What are all possible config points on vmware-toolbox-cmd? [on hold]

I installed open-vm-tools-nox11 in a pfSense guest, with an ESX host: $ vmware-toolbox-cmd --version 10.2.5.3619 (build-8068406) $ vmware-toolbox-cmd stat raw json session ... "version": "VMware ESX ...
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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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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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How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth

VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online - when the VM is running. The next expected steps for Linux system are: extend the partition: delete and create a larger one with fdisk ...
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Choosing between VMWare ESX and ESXi [closed]

We currently run one instance of VMWare ESX server, but want to start virtualizing more physical hardware with VMWare, while keeping the cost of VMWare licensing as low as possible. Is ESXi a good ...
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VMware esxi and windows server 2008 R2 DC

We are going to install vmware esxi 5.1 on one HP Proliant DL380p G8 server with 4x300GB HDD and make some of our service through that server. we have very small business and only 32 clients. so I ...
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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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Deploying a hypervisor on a Mac Pro [closed]

I am researching into the Mac Pro as my next PC (purpose is software dev with virtual test labs etc). I am thinking of running ESX on such a box. Is it possible to scrap the OS and deploy just the ...
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VMware - persistent “Host memory status” alarm in vSphere

I have a particular VMWare ESX 4.1 host that has a very persistent "Host memory status" alarm. This is running on an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server. The HP ILO and System Management agents don't know ...
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Change Block Tracking settings not retained for a VM on VMWare 5.5

I'm trying to enable Change Block Tracking as per this VMWare KB article but the setting ctkEnabled is not being retained in the advanced options or being added to the vmx file. The setting scsi0:0....
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reporting on vmware usage

I want to be able to report on vmware server usage across a cluster of 30 vmware ESX hosts with about 350 VM instances. The kind of reporting i want to do is basic dept A used X amount of resource ...
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How to redirect a Hyper-V COM port named pipe to a file?

I would like to redirect the serial port output on RedHat 5.7 to some recordable or reviewable medium. The normal way to do this on a physical machine is to add the console parameters to the kernel ...
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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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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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Esx 5.5 how to link vswitch1 with vswitch0?

I am not so good in virtual networking. The problem that I'm facing now is, I have 2 vswitches, vswitch1 and vswitch0. Vswitch0 has internet access and public ip. Vswitch1 has no adapter and has been ...
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Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without physical switch?

I have two physical hosts without switc and single WAN connection. host B running many backup software and other tools. Is it possible to connect two ESX host directly without phisical switch? Look ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why is the vSphere console view so slow?

Why is the Console view on the vSphere client so slow? It's a real shame because it's a shame to have to establish an RDP session every time you work on one of the VMs because of the speed of the ...
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Determining the name of the VMware host of a VM guest - from the guest

Is it possible to determine the name of the VMware host (ESX or ESXi) that my guest resides in, from within the guest itself? I would expect this to be possible via VMware Tools, but am not sure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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vmware site recovery manager - site A to B and B to A

I will Need to clarify few faqs on vmware SRM, my situation is, i have 25 VMs in site A, and 5 VMs in site B. I need to protect both sites and should be able fail back site A to B and B to A, does ...
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vCenter sent “ESX Host disconnected” notification, but host is fine and nothing in event log

Last night we received a notification from vCenter saying that it couldn't connect to the agent on one of our hosts, and that the "Host and Power status" was in error and the server was disconnected. ...
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VMWare various disk type advantages/disadvantages

As we all know, we can create various disk types in VMWare: 0 : single growable virtual disk 1 : growable virtual disk split in 2GB files 2 : preallocated virtual disk 3 : preallocated virtual disk ...
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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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How to make sure file in VM's folder is copied with VM when cloning VMWare Virtual Machine

I am running a vmware environment (Version 4 unfortunately) which requires me to use a bios rom file in order to run server 2012. I upload it to the root folder of the VM after creation, before boot ...
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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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Disable VMware BIOS Legacy Diskette

In the main tab of VMware BIOS setup utility there is an option to disable "Legacy Diskette A" (and B). Which is the option to get this by means of the vmx configuration files? I tried: floppy0....
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High Load Average with modest CPU Utilization and almost no IO

The usual explanation for high load average with little cpu use under linux is too much IO (or more properly uninterruptable sleep). I have a service running on a cluster of 2-core VMs that exhibit ...
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EMC ESRS stops working when it is VMotioned

EMC is on site and told me: The ESRS SAN monitoring solution will cease to function if that host is VMotioned In case anyone doesn't know, the ESRS is a dial home solution that works over IP. An ...
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WANem doesn't boot after install

I'm using WANem live cd (based on knoppix) to perform network bandwidth tests. In order to keep the current configuration, I've installed it on hard disk (using the gui installation tool provided ...
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How to get FusionIO card to be recognized by VMware ESXi?

I am working on a new IBM Bladecenter setup with a few blades that have the 320GB FusionIO cards. I have high hopes that they will be super speedy for a few VMs running Oracle or some sort of database....
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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 ...