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Questions tagged [vmware-esxi]

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

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all required agent virtual machines are not currently deployed on host 'hostname'

Getting the above error on a virtual machine. Powered it off, added more RAM, tried to power it on again. Now I get this error Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?
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DHCP not sharing Internet access

I have several Virtual Machines in Vmware ESXi 6.5 with 2 Network Groups. Created a DHCP Server Machine on CentOs with 2 networks interface. 1 / vm network from which it takes a network and has IP ...
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Cloudberry error with VMware VMs [closed]

I have virtual machines runing over VMWare vSphere 6 and VMWare vCenter Server 6 and I have installed CloudBerry Backup VM Edition for backing up VMs in a Google Cloud Storage bucket. When I'm ...
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GLPI + FusionInventory ESXi VM as Computer

I have installed GLPI 9.3.2 and plugin FusionInventory 9.3 + 1.1. I need to inventory VMs on ESX host. After ESX scan task was complete, esx host appeared in GLPI "Assets - Computers". In ...
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What factor impact network speed between VM significantly?

There is question about network between different server,but i got a different situation. I have two VM in a server,and I tried to test maximum network speed between two VM. OS : CentOS VSwitch ...
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How do increase data transfer rate between my VMs

I saw lots of article,but didn't answer my question. My server use VMware vSphere Hypervisor. There are 20 virtual machines in my server. VM operating system : centos7 I already change my vSwitch ...
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See Pike raid status in ESXi 6.7

I am using ESXi 6.7 and have an Asus Pike 3108 card in the server. When I browse the Host | Monitor | Hardware | Storage I can see: Avago (LSI) MegaRAID SAS Invader Controller #0 But the status is ...
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Vmware ESXI one hard disk but 2 vmdk files

I have a virtual machine on Vmware ESXI, I have currently a defined hard disk and the size of it is :1.5 TB But when I check the Datastore, there are 2 VMDK files which one of them (the main file of ...
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Add ESXi 6.5 host with powered on VMs to VCSA 6.7

I have a fully licensed ESXi 6.5 VM host that has 3 VMs running. I am trying to add it to a new Cluster (HA, EVC, DRS off) that I have created on a vCenter 6.7 Update 1 VCSA, but it tells me the host ...
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Does data reduction work cross datastore?

I am the proud owner of a Unity 400F all flash SAN connected through FC. I have multiple datastores setup for my vm infrastructure and I was wondering if data reduction (what EMC calls their combined ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 takes too long to start in esxi 5.5 after converting the Physical Machine into Virtual machine with P2V Software

I converted the Windows Server 2008 R2 which is installed on the Physical Server into virtual machine with P2V software. I installed this Virtual machine in Vmware ESXI 5.5. This guest OS takes too ...
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PSOD vmwar eSXi 6.7 U1

I have a ESX 6.7 U1 installed on my HP Proliant DL 380 G9 with a configuration of 2 CPUs Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v3 @ 1.80GHz (32 cores) with 32 GB Ram. Recently the server has crashed many ...
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VMs randomly dropping network connection overnight

We have 3 VMs randomly dropping network connections overnight, like the title states. Disabling then enabling the NIC fixes the issue. Our environment is running ESXi 6.5 VMTools versions are 9.4.5 ...
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Multipathing on VMware ESXi is missing

I'm trying to configure a storage multipathing on VMware web client. I'm running the version 6.5.0, build 6765664. The problem is that on my storage section I can't find the option about multipathing. ...
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Powercli to run IE on remote machine

I am trying to launch internet explorer and pass the url in remote machine using a bat file. I am using powercli to execute the bat script. Problem: When I tried to launch calculator, it launches ...
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ESXi dont find all LUNs after change the server (LIO target)

I have a strange problem here in my environment and unfortunately don't know exactly who is to blame here, whether vmware or LIO, so I post the whole thing here for now. I have here a HA setup based ...
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sudden lost of access to esxi vSphere network

Our lab setup consists of a vSphere Esxi server hosting some VMs. In front of VMs exists a pfSense router VM. All VMs are getting connectivity from router and additionally a openVPN server is set in ...
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How to save licensing data from a decommissioned VMware server?

My current VMware (Vsphere? ESXi?) hardware is being repurposed and its virtual machines are moved to VirtualBox. I want to save the licensing data - so if the need arises in the future - I could ...
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Has ESXI 6.7 lost the ability to keep an existing signature

I am trying to move SSDs from one ESXI host to another (granted one is 5.5 and the other is 6.7) but in trying to mount them / create the existing datastore in the 6.7 host I do not see any ability to ...
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Estimate resource consumption of an application

I have a query. I have an X application in my WS 2012, which I have to scale the consumption of RAM and CPU that it will have. Currently when the application works at maximum, the CPU and RAM reach ...
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Access to http is blocked by pfsense/firewall

I am using VMware ESXi and have configured a pfSense router in a VM.. Other VMs are getting IPs from this router VM. Now on any VM (e.g. Windows 10) If I try to open http://google.com it returns ...
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Figuring out how much VMWare hardware capacity I need during the planning phase [duplicate]

So, I know there are a lot of great tools for analyzing current resource utilization and so on, but that's not what I'm looking for. What I'm trying to figure out is the best way to plan how much ...
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VMWare --> Adding new CD drive --> “Reconfigure virtual machine”

I am trying to add a new CD/Drive to a VMWare virtual machine. I'm currently doing it via Web UI. I am able to add the drive for mounting an ISO from Content Library. Once the drive is added it give ...
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Hardware for virtualization [duplicate]

I need to choose appropriate hardware for virtualize with vmware - 1 windows server 2016 (active directory, wsus, centralized antivirus software...) - 1 windows server 2008 (run 2 server software) - 1 ...
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How to enable IBRS when it is disabled?

I have been updating some servers to the latest patchlevels and wanted to check the security state regarding Meltdown, Spectre and Spectre-NG. Using the current V 0.39+ of the spectre-meltdown-...
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esxi - vm watchdog function / auto-restart failed vm

I am using ESXi 6.5 (free licence). Occasionally, one of my virtual servers (ubuntu 18.04) running on the esxi host freezes. Symptoms: the server is no longer accessible via http(s) or ssh and doesn't ...
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ESXi 5.5 VM accessible from outside but no outgoing connections

I have an ESXi 5.5 dedicated host with several VMs. Each of them has internal address 192.168.0.x and is reachable via TCP on public address (public class, so I can access them on the internet via ...
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serial0 failure when building ubuntu VM on esxi host

I am using packer to build an virtual machine on ESXI 6 host. At some point the process halts and I can see several repetitions of the following message: 2018-09-13T12:48:53.747Z| vcpu-2| I120: ...
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Running VMWare Workstation 14 on a VM [closed]

I have set up VMWare Workstation on a esxi 6.0 hosted VM. (Ubuntu 16.04.05) I am trying to run some packer builds that use the specific (VMWare Workstation) hypervisor. The builds get stuck ...
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How to set the mode of port? access, trunk, general

I tried to set (change) the mode of my port, and I read the book and followed it step by step. But I still get a lot of error. There were what I input. (Routing) (Interface 0/3)#switchport mode ...
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AWS AMI to VMWare ESXi

I was working on converting an AWS instance (AMI, originally launched in aws) to VMDK by VMware standalone converter tool and got vmdks and vmx files, restored them in local vmware environment and ...
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ESXi Passthrough hard drive to use ZFS on VM

I have ESXI 6.7 installed on my r710. I have 1 2TB drive that's being used as the boot drive for ESXi and the VMs. I have 3 4TB drives that will be large storage. I want to send the 4TB disks ...
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How to synchronize time on ESXi Windows virtual machines within one second?

I'm a developer and we are using Quartz.Net, widely used scheduling library with SQL backing store to run cluster of jobs servers (VMs on ESXI cluster). Quartz.Net requires that time will be ...
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Failed to get an SSL thumbprint of the target server certificate, when trying to install vCenter 6.5

I am trying to install vCenter 6.5 on windows as a standalone server and I am getting that error message. Does vCenter 6.5 need to be deployed as a VM on an ESXi host? If it can be installed on a ...
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Creating a virtual switch between two VMs, without a physical uplink, in VMware ESXi/vSphere

I am trying to create a virtual switch in VMware ESXi 6.7.0, to be used only for communicating between two virtual machines. I created the switch without an uplink and added it to two machines. In ...
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OPNSense Have SSH but no Internet or web ui

I have OPNSense running in ESXi on a DL360 G7. Here's what my console shows LAN (em0) -> v4: 192.168.1.1/24 WAN (em1) -> v4: 10.0.0.199/16 (note, it's currently getting internet ...
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how to disable passthorugh owner to vmkernel in esxi?

recently I bought an HP Proliant server and I installed esxi 6.7. Even though I thought the HDD capacity should be 1.2T it was only 600G and I was playing with the config to see if I can increase the ...
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Set alias from sh script in ESXi 6

I have created a simple script to setup an alias on an ESXi 6.7 host: #!/bin/sh alias ll="ls -la" echo "Profile done" When I run the script I see the echo'd message on screen, but the alias is not ...
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Which USB controller is device plugged into on ESXi host

I need to pass through a USB controller (not just the USB device) to a guest on an ESXi 6.7 host. Is there a way (without trial and error) to determine which controller a device is plugged into? So ...
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Exporting VM as OVA in ESXi 6.5

How can I export a VM in the OVA format with VMware ESXi 6.5? In vCenter (vSphere Client version 6.5) I can only export as an OVF. The same is true for the ESXi web client. The old application (...
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How do you specify how much disk space for each mount point on vsphere?

I created a vm via the vsphere web client. The ESX version is 6.5 and the vsphere version is also 6.5 Via the menu: create virtual machine Option 2f: customize hardware Virtual Hardware: New Hard ...
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Powering up CentOS deployed OVF displays guest operating system not supported

I've exported an OVF template from a working CentOS 6 VM. My cluster is on VMware ESXi 6.5. To test if the export was ok, I decided to import back in by doing "Deploy OVF template..." After ...
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CPU utilization imbalance on ESXi 6.7

We are working with a server running ESXi 6.7 Enterprise Plus, and the mobo has 2 Xeon 10-core CPU's. The host is moderately loaded, but strangely the ESXi monitoring screen shows MAX socket (package)...
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common Network on 2 dedicated ESXi servers

I have two ESXi dedicated servers from a cloud vendor. Each server has two nic card, one is private and one attached with public gateway. ESXi 1 - i created a vSwitch0 from public NIC and VMkernal ...
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Powershell / Powercli script Cronjob

I made a Powershell script which uses Powercli to create and delete snapshots on my two Esxi hosts, but for some reason the Cronjob isn't working. In the syslog I can see the following message: (...
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Are there any VMware ESXi virtual memory limits?

When using vSphere 6.0 Enterprise Plus Edition, are there any memory limits (virtual RAM per virtual machine)? I am refering to the vRAM entitlements.
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Does VMware centralized supports image repository like OpenStack Glance?

Like OpenStack Glance or AWS AMI, Does VMware Vcenter provides any service for archiving the images.If not what's the recommend method in Vcentre/Esxi based Datacentre
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ESXi 6.5 web client mutual SSL authentication

Has anyone done it? Don't like the idea of relying exclusively on a user and password. Thanks!
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How to make backup of VMWare ESXi host from Centos 7 using the ISCSI target?

I have the VMware ESXi 6.7 free version as the iSCSI initiator and the iSCSI target with CentOS 7 64bit. All of VMs installed in the iSCSI datastore. Is there any way to sync or copy the file from the ...
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Clone of production environment for tests in VMware

I'm trying to find a way to make a quick copy of a large number of virtual machines in order to use them to test new features for a productive environment. For example, the VMware has a product "Site ...