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

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cloning vm using powershell - cloning is stuck on 35%

I have an issue that started lately - I have a script that clone a VM using PowerShell: New-VM -Name $VM_Name -VM $cloneMe -VMHost $ESXi -Datastore $ds -Location $FoldertoCloneto -RunAsync lately, ...
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Deploying minimal OS for running Powershell scheduled tasks?

People, 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 ...
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Which version of HPE ESXi update do I need and what is the difference?

I am looking into updating our ESXi hosts running on Proliant DL360 Gen10 servers and I'm confused about which version of the ESXi update I need to use. If I click the 'New* ESXi 6.5 U3 Oct 2020 - ...
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Poweredge 2950 - Perc 5/i - Troubleshooting freeze [closed]

I own a PE2950 since more than 1 year for home usage. The PE is running ESXI 5.5 and hosting my VM for my home needs (IoT, webserver, plex server, VMS). The server was running pretty smooth since the ...
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Windows Server VMs have incorrect time on boot (Esxi 6.7.0 Update 3)

We run ESXI 6.7.0 Update 3 (Build 14320388). The Windows 2019 VMs running on that host, when they boot, their time is incorrect. I have to manually open the Windows settings and set off and back on ...
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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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2 VMDK's for ESXi 6.7U2 Windows Server 2019 VM

I am running ESXi 6.7 U2 with a Windows Server 2019 VM. In my Datastore I have 2 100GB VMDKs, both of which are currently mounted in the VM. If I remove one, the OS will not start, doesn't matter ...
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Is it possible to protect a whole VM (on ESXi) with a password? [closed]

In my company we need to use Linux VMs for development work. The devel VMs are cloned from a template VM which has preconfigured devel environment (LDAP/SSO, toolchain, ...). I also use the VM for my ...
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Print Server Redundancy in VMware ESXi

I'm having a challenge figuring out the best way to get the highest possible uptime on my 2 print servers. The best solution would be if one of the servers function as my primary print server, and the ...
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Use a datastore on two OSes with esxi 6.7

I installed two virtual machines (one Debian 9 (Stretch) and another with Windows Server 2019). I created an 8 TB datastore and added it on the Windows Server machine. I tried to add the same ...
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Esxi data stores showing as guid in shell, but not accessible in vSphere client

I tried installing an update to a 6.0 host and it appears to have failed. After rebooting, 2 of the NFS data stores are inactive (unmounted). Right-clicking them only offers to unmount. When I ssh ...
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Getting started on Rest API with VMWare ESXi 7.0.0

I followed the basic instructions / read the examples at https://code.vmware.com/docs/12016/vmware-vcenter-server-management-programming-guide/GUID-EE3B04C5-3968-41FB-82BB-0908FE08781D.html https://...
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VMware-ESXI 7.0 Limit number of logins from the same user

How can i limit number of logins(sessions) from the same user? I'm using VMware host client. Basically i just want user to login once and from one device only.
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ESXi: DNS appears not working properly

I have a working ESXi instance. Until recently, domain resolution worked this way: esxi.example.com is resolved to ESXi host instance (hereinafter "Host") within LAN. A VM ("Guest1&...
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Attaching Folder as a Virtual Drive in VMWare Tech Support Mode

I need to install a driver for a NIC on an ESXi host. I am not able to connect to the server using vSphere client nor SSH. I am therefore using the Tech Support Mode feature of vmware to access the ...
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MegaCli Controller Count: 0

I setup MegaCli in my Esxi6.7, but it shows that Controller Count: 0 [root@test0001:/opt/lsi/MegaCLI] ./MegaCli -adpcount Controller Count: 0. Exit Code: 0x00
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Bonding NIC on VM

I have an ESXi server with a DS switch configured with LACP and lag uplink with 2x10G port on the switch I'm wondering if I give 2 10G interfaces on my VM can I bond them and use that 20G uplink? I ...
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ESXI Web UI not letting me login

The ESXI 6.7 UI is not allowing me to login from any pc or browser. I am using the correct credentials. The only thing it does is says, "Please refresh your browser" underneath the vmware ...
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Can VCenter use mac book pros as physical hosts?

We're currently trying to find creative ways for launching mac VMs on top of our Vcenter cluster. Traditionally, we've been using Xserve mac servers, but these have become outdated and can no longer ...
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VMware esxi host partedUtil sector bit and block size?

Alright, things i did are: studying https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1036609 and https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004299 , and also googled some other information about the "partedUtil" in ...
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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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Safe deleting a LUN in VMware

I have a LUN in our VMware 6.7.0 world. For a specific project we need to safe-delete (with a standard method like DoD 5220) the data on this LUN with some kind of deletion protocol. The underlying ...
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What does it mean “mounted image is 6.3, not 6.1”

When i upload MY windows 2008 R2 VM have some error : Error running workflow: step "translate" run error: step "translate-disk" run error: step "wait-for-bootstrap" run ...
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Windows Server 2012 Cannot Read Disk As Guest OS In ESXI

I'm running into a frustrating issue with Windows Server 2012 and VMWare ESXI. I'm running ESXI version 6.5 (old I know, but this is not the issue) with a VM running Windows Server 2012. On this VM, I ...
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VMware + how to limit the balloon memory on linux machine

We want to know if we can't limit the balloon memory on a Linux machine by tuning the value of - Mem.CtlMaxPercent for example is it possible to set 20% for Mem.CtlMaxPercent instead the default of ...
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VMware nvme writes on unallocated space

I just have a question related to the disk DWPD that I have a hard time finding the answer in google. Consider this scenario: 1 server with only 1 nvme disk of 1TB (no SATA, no Optane, no SD cards, ...
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Impact of adding standalone ESXi host to cluster

We have a vSphere cluster with 4 ESXi hosts; fully automated DRS and vSphere HA is enabled on the cluster. Next to that, we have a standalone host in vCenter which is also running some VMs. Reason for ...
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How do I copy/paste to a VM console window in the VMware ESXi HTML interface?

I have an Ubuntu VM in an instance of VMware ESXi 6.7.0. I am using Chrome to access the VM console in the HTML interface of VMware ESXi. (I do not have SSH access to the VM.) I would like to copy/...
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ubuntu only use 8 cpu for RX and TX queue with vmxnet3

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on vmware esxi 6.7 with 32 core cpu for this machine. Linux only run 8 queue for tx and rx and it cant use all cpus in heavy load. # ethtool -S ens192 | grep Queue Tx Queue#: ...
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Memory Ballooning in Linux/Unix on VMware ESXi

I need help to reclaim the ballooned memory in a Linux/Unix machine. Please help me out. I found some solutions but they are not feasible for me on the production server. I just need to know how can I ...
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VMware 6.7 Mount NFS from Server 2016

I have a 2016 server that has a iSCSI drive from QNAP shared as a NFS Mount When I run the command from the VMWare cli: [root@localhost:~] esxcli storage nfs add -H 192.168.1.20 -s vmwaredatastore -v ...
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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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VMware nested ESXi + pfSense + VLAN trunk lab

I got a lab issue. The environment is: A nested ESXi env 3 x ESXi 6.7 U2 VMs within the 1st level ESXi One VCSA 6.7 U2 VM within the 1st level ESXi A pfSense 2.4.5-p1 VM within the 1st level ESXi 2 x ...
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ESXi switch issue with OPNSense

I've got an issue with configuration of 6 port ESXi. I read ESXI single vSwitch with 2 physical NICS and that does not really resolve my issues. I just can't get this configuration below to work. I've ...
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ESXi 6.0 Consolidation

I had a snapshot that had eaten the free space in a datastore. I deleted the snapshot and now the snapshot manager is empty but I see delta disks and disks such as -0002.vmdk,... -0005.vmdk etc are ...
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ESXi and vSphere in LAN while host is WAN-connected

I have a host server in datacenter connected directly to Internet. I also can use up to 2 public IP addresses (3 or more is hard to obtain but possible). I have no firewall in front of this host, and ...
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Need to diagnose low frequency intermittent failure when logging on to Microsoft SQL Server

We have a deployment with roughly 10 Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (14.0.3335.7) instances running on 2 VMWare Virtual Machines, each running on different Dell servers. Each server has 1 main instance ...
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3-node vmware vsan cluster. One host failing to rejoin the vsan cluster

Ran into an interesting issue. So we have a 3-node vsan cluster (all three nodes contribute computer and storage). We can call these three nodes esxi01, esxi02, and esxi03. Users reported errors and ...
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How to replace Raid1 hard drives with large ones using Storcli tool

I have raid1 with 2 physical drives (SATA 3.637 TB). I want to extend it's size with large ones without losing data. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- DG ...
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How to configure VMWare cloned images to get unique IP addresses?

I am configuring an internal build system using Teamcity with VMWare vSphere. Once configured, the build server is supposed to start build agent VMs using vSphere API. I've got to a point where ...
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Too many unwanted tasks done by vsphere.local\Administrator on Esxi host

We have too many tasks done by vsphere.local\administrator on some of our Esxi hosts (shown in vCenter monitoring).As we haven't done any of these tasks manually, I didn't find a key to the reason. ...
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I created a static NAT internal -> public and internal -> internal. What did I do exactly that made this work?

I have two windows VM's on the same host with IIS and they're both connected to a cisco firewall. I gave each VM a static nat rule for internal -> public with their respective dedicated IP's and it'...
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Vmware Esxi Vcenter 6.7 Fault tolerance for VM is greyed out

I'm very new to VMWARE. I'm trying to do fault tolerance for one of my VMS on Vcenter 6.7 but the Fault tolerance tab is greyed out for some reason. I have to 2 esxi servers in my vcenter and both are ...
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ESXi Subnet and NAT

I have leased an ESXi server (no license) and am currently able to manage it with a public IP Address. I created a Windows VM and set this up with an additional public IP. I would I like to setup a ...
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why kernel crashdump is not able to dump vmcore?

im using ubuntu 16.04 on esxi-6, the proc/cmdline shows crashkernel is loaded at boottime BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-54-generic root=UUID=b12d12f2-cfd9-465d-9b10b12d12f2 ro net.ifnames=0 ...
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Can someone help interpreting high latency / low throughput on a ESXi host (Direct-attached storage)

as a disclaimer - I am not a storage guy, so ELI5 ;) I am looking at a ESXi with direct-attached storage (SAS SSDs and HDDs in a RAID1, different datastores). System X shown on the graphics is on 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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ESXi 6.7 does not show all nics

We bought a used Dell R730 server and installed the customized ESXi ISO. VMs are running, everything is displayed correctly. There are 2 network cards in the server, one Intel X520 1G and one Intel ...
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How to extend the Ubuntu VPS storage via command line (Without GParted)

I loaded the VPS sever with 50GB snapshot VM image, so now the remaining size of the actual storage of this server is not allocated correctly which is remaining 110GB. The total size of the VPS is ...
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VMware - cluster resources utilization

I have 2 hosts in a cluster (running vSphere Client version 6.7). how can i be sure that when i want to enter one of them into maintenance mode, the other one would be able to hold all VM's resources? ...

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