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VMWare ESXi is an installable/embeddable virtualization platform based around the ESXi Hypervisor.

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How to keep VMs sorted alphabetically in VMware ESXi vSphere?

A customer's server I'm administering runs the latest version of VMware ESXi - 8.0U2 Enterprise Plus, but I believe this has been a thing ever since I started using ESXi many versions ago. Every time ...
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Cancel datastore moving on esxi 6.7

it's my first post here but I need your help. In my company, we're migrating to a new server, so I'm moving the data virtual disk of a VM from a local storage to a NFS, so in the new server I can ...
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New install of Docker on Debian constantly crashes when using it via VMware Remote Console

About a month ago I installed the latest version of Docker on Debian 12 on a VMware ESXi 8.0U2 virtual machine (latest vSphere version). I tried to get VNC running but other priorities took over, so ...
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Configure a Virtual Machine to Keep the Same UUID on VMware vSphere

I want to keep the previous uuid in the cloned VM on VMware vSphere. I have followed the steps described here here , but the uuid is not fixed. 1.Open the virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file in ...
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debian:jessie container, apt-get update 100% CPU in PhotonOS host

In a Photon OS machine in VMware ESXi: docker run debian:jessie apt-get update The apt-get update process takes several hours to finish, using ~100% CPU. Even with an empty /etc/apt/sources.list. ...
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Recommandation / best practise for site to site replication as cold standby with ESXi Cluster

I have two ESXI clusters at location A, each consisting of 2 ESXi servers. 1 cluster is in the DMZ and one cluster is in the LAN. Various virtual machines are running on them. In total, there are only ...
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Is it possible to run Docker on a hypervisor type 1?

Is it possible to run Docker bare metal on a type 1 hypervisor such as VMware and Hyper-V? Docker uses that same kernel as the host. So if the hypervisor is based on linux, does that work? Is there ...
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How do I increase Threads per core for an Ubuntu VM in VMware?

I recently purchased a VMware dedicated server and I created my first VPS on it with Ubuntu 22 server OS . Using lscpu in Ubuntu , I'm seeing the following : steam@steam:/root$ lscpu Architecture: ...
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2nd network with 10G NIC on vSphere Cluster

I am installing Vsphere 8.0U2 Essential Plus on 3 Dell servers, each having 2x32C AMD CPU, 256GB RAM, 2x1G ethernet port, 2x10G dual port NIC along with 1xME5012 iSCSI storage with direct connectivity....
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Cannot reach DNS server on vm (guest) through Sophos XG 310

I have a vm running Windows Server 2k19 hosted on ESXi that basically acts as a DC for authentication (AD). The host is connected to a pSwitch (Dell s4128f-on) that is in turn connected to my Sophos ...
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How can I powerdown VMs to enter Maintenance Mode to apply vCenter component update in vSphere Lifecycle Manager Images when vCenter itself is running

My basic question is: is it possible to use vCenter to apply a component update to the host, seeing as how I would need to shutdown the VMs in order to do it, and crucially 1 of them is a router VM ...
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ESXi 8.0 host not detecting USB devices

I've got an ESXi 8.0.1 production host (Dell PowerEdge R450) that I'm trying to attach a USB device to.  I've tried a USB external HDD as well as a USB licensing dongle.  These devices have been ...
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Esxi lists two disks instead of one RAID1 [closed]

I'm trying to install Esxi on a Dell PowerEdge R210 II. I enabled RAID in bios and then created RAID1 (CTRL+R at boot). This part is OK. But the Esxi wizard lists two disks when I need to select ...
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How do I point my SQL Server VM to my SCCM Server VM?

WMI Provider Error: Access is denied. [0x80070005] I cannot connect the SQL Server to the SCCM Server with two seperate VM's. I have two VM's on my ESXI Host. I am trying to point one VM to another. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 VMWare EXSI VLAN Remote Connection Lost after Kubeadm install

While setting up a Kubernetes environment for studying for CKA exam using the Linux Foundation environment instructions, I started being unable to SSH into my Ubuntu 20.04 controller and worker after ...
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Vmware ESXI 8.0 four of six VM guests are working with public IP each

I am reaching out to seek your assistance regarding a network connectivity issue we are facing after migrating our VMs from ESXi 6.7 to 8.0. In our previous environment (ESXi 6.7), we had six Windows ...
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One of machines on esxi vsphere stops working without any errors [closed]

I have some virtual machines on one of my servers. One of them has stopped working a few days ago with a cpu error on esxi, so I upgraded the machine's cpu from 4 cores to 10 cores. And it has 20 GB ...
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How to increase the hard disk space of thin provisioning virtual machine?

Created thin provisioning VM (Suse Linux) with 100 GB hard disk. Now due to space requirements, I need to increase the size to 200GB. Can someone please tell me how to increase the space of the "/...
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local.sh wont persist on vmware esxi 7.0.3

I am running ESXi 7.0.3 ( free edition ) and I am trying to make some changes to /etc/rc.local.d/local.sh After doing the changes I run /sbin/autobackup.sh manually to "technically" make the ...
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VMWare - Lower the size of a disk

We need to lower the size of a VM disk, we have 2 disk in the Virtual Hardware of that virtual machine, one of them is 8TB but at the end, only 600gb is used. Current configuration: If we tried to ...
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ESXi 6.5 - Guest Mem% doesnt match with Guest Resource Monitor memmory usage inside VMs

I have strange issue with ESXi Host : in preview of VM, it shows not valid Memmory usage informations when compared to Resource monitor inside Guest OS, as example : VM name Assigned memory / ESXi ...
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how check expiration cert of VCSA vpxd, vsphere-webclient externally via curl?

I have some expired cert. in VCSA, any idea how can I check them via curl ? Is it possible ? I think that I can check externaly only machine cert, right ? I would like to monitor it externaly. cert ...
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Error trying to get disak space usage from discovered VMS using Zabbix

I am trying to create a trigger on a template called Template Virt VMware Guest in order to extract the % of free space of the VMWARE VM that has the template inherited. What I did was: Going to the ...
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Internal network exception on the k8s following VMWare vMotion

Our k8s cluster uses VMware VM as worker nodes. K8s version is 1.22.9, network is flannel, kube-proxy mode is iptables. A worker node with storage was moved with vMotion. After the migration is ...
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Undersubscribed ESXI host shows 100% CPU

I guess the question is more theoretical one. We have ESXI host with 48 Logical Cores (HT enabled, 24 real cores). We run 4 machines each provisioned with 8 vCpu. Each machine operates on 75% CPU on ...
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Sending ESXI audit logs to http endpoint?

Is it possible to send audit logs from ESXI's (or better yet, vCenter) to an http endpoint via API/webhook rather than a syslog server? Couldnt find a direct answer or a tutorial online. Thanks!
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HP P440AR version 7.0 with Samsung 870 1TB drives - RAID6 esxi 8.02

I have a ProLiant ML350 Gen9 with P440Ar Raid controler, on which i added 6 Samsung 870PRO 1TB drives and put them into RAID 6 configuration with additional SSD drive with esxi 8.02 Everything went ...
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How to fix Failed to deploy VM: postNFCData failed:H

I am doing networking stuff after 20 years. I don't remember a lot. So please help. We have a ESXi server with the following capacity: Basically, we need to import the Cisco Firepower Management ...
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How can see exact number of ESXI RX dropped packet and not percentage as presented in esxtop

esxtop shows percentage of dropped packet on different ESXI ports. Is it possible to extract the exact number of raw packets that were lost instead? If the ratio of dropped RX packets to overall RX ...
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Intel e810 nic RSS logic on ESXI platform

I am trying to decipher how RSS (Receive Side Scaling) logic works for Intel NIC on ESXI (Dell) machine. ] vsish -e cat /net/pNics/vmnic2/rxqueues/info rx queues info { # queues supported:8 # ...
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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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Server's Disk Queue Length is high, but Disk Bytes/sec is lower than it's capable of

I have an environment running SQL Server on a Windows VMWare platform using a SAN with SSDs set up in RAID 6, and using Veeam for server backups and LiteSpeed for SQL Server backups. I've had a ...
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How to mount an old disk back to the RHEL VM without reboot?

Background I have added a second hard disk (500GB) to this RHEL VM. And then format, created volume group (storerhel2) and logical volume (store) for it. I then mounted it to a newly created directory ...
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VMWARE ESXI // Create the datastore with VMFS disk without formating

We've faced the problem. After the voltage drop, our RAID1 disks in ESXI datastore stopped working. With the help of the master we've created an exact copy of one of the old disks on the new disk. It'...
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Installing Open VMware Tools on different Ubuntu versions

I have a range of Ubuntu servers dating back to v18.04. Each one has a different version of Open VM Tools available through its' repository. Is there anything that's preventing me from compiling and ...
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Ookla Speed Tests on VMWare ESXI Ubuntu

I just wanted to ask if there's any recommendation for performing Ookla speed tests from a Ubuntu ESXI Virtual Machine. We're getting 900 Mbps Download/ 900 Mbps Upload from a normal laptop using ...
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Veeam replica timeout

I'm encountering an issue during a Veeam replication job, specifically a "Preparing replica VM Error." The error message indicates: "A connection attempt failed because the remote site ...
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Vmware Virtual Machine Securing Access

I rented a virtual server from a hosting provider that uses VMWare as virtualization software. If I remove the initial user from the virtual machine created by the VMWare admin and If I change the SSH ...
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ESXI RAID : add an extend to existing VMFS datastore

I noticed in ESXI (6.5) there is option to create something like software RAID, but it is called "Add an extent to existing VMFS datastore", does anybody have experience of what it does and ...
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Windows Server 2019 Essentials RAM Limit on ESXi VM

How does the 64GB physical RAM limit for Windows Server 2019 Essentials apply when it's run as a virtual machine instance on VMware ESXi? For example, if I had 128GB of physical RAM on the server in ...
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How does VMWare vSAN's RAID5/6 work

BLUF: How does VMWare's implementation of RAID5/6 work? Below is VMWare's chart for RAID5/6 in vSAN: It seems VMWare is altering RAID's terminology. When I hear RAID6 I think two parity of something; ...
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ISO not booting using powwercli

Using below codes I am able to mount ISO to the CD drive of a VM and change the BootOrder of the VM $CloneVM = Get-VM -Name "999_SW999OSTest_Clone" $IsoPath = "[NPROD_LUN-01_DEV_3333] ...
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Promiscuous Mode on VMware capturing only broadcast

I'm facing an issue with using promiscuous mode on VMware. I have 3 VMs connected to a single portgroup on which promiscuous mode has been enabled. It's changed to "Accept". I am monitoring ...
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VLANs with ESXi over physical switch

I'm trying to setup a VLAN across my ESXi network and my physical switch network, but fail to get the VMs on the ESXi port group communicate with physical network. Specifically, my VM doesn't see ...
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wmware p2v convertor failed with "Network is unreachable Network error"

I want to convert Ubuntu physical to Esxi vm ssh connection to physical OS is OK on my network. vmware convertor stops converting at 3% with "Network is unreachable Network error. Host x.x.x.x ...
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Werid ESXi host mac flapping issue

We have some standalone ESXi hosts in our company. Recently we encountered a werid issue where the mac address of the ESXi host flapping. Issue description: I found that the IP of some esxi hosts will ...
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OTRS Database server keep increasing it's storage size, not working when deleting tickets with generic agent. how to save storage space w/o add sas?

Does anyone know what need to remove to save space in vm level, os level or db level in a safest way without ruining the server itself? I'm having a problem with short storage space now and we still ...
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VMware VMs using private network can't communicate with each other when on different ESXi hosts

I have VMs spread across multiple ESXi hosts (using Vcenter/vSphere). They have private addresses. Like 192.168.1.x. When on the same host, they can communicate with each other. But, when they are on ...
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Verify all drivers for all the devices are loaded in ESXi host

Host, Manufacturer: Supermicro Model: SYS-1029U-TN10RT ESXi, Product: VMware ESXi Version: 7.0.3 Build: Releasebuild-21424296 Update: 3 Patch: 85 Installed using iPXE, (not sure if relevant) #!ipxe ...
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Can't PING or nslookup outside the LAN

Ubuntu 18.04 cannot PING or nslookup outside the LAN. When I do nslookup www.google.comit hangs for a while and returns ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached. I cannot PING www.google....
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