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

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VMWare EXSi manual (console) Port Group VLAN edit

I have accidentally changed my Management Port Group VLAN to 1, loosing the host connectivity. Is there any way to manually edit some kind of config file to change it's value back to 0? Host ...
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Bridged Networking on VirtualBox through nested ESXI virtualization fails

I'm trying to get Bridged Networking to work on Ubuntu in VirtualBox, on a Windows Server 2016 host which is running as guest on an ESXI system (i.e. nested virtualization: ESXI -> Windows Server ...
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Get-VM command with -Location parameter returns one result then error

i'm writing a powerCLI script and i'm facing a strange behaviour. I use connect-VIserver with administrator@vsphere.local account to connect to my VCSA 6.7 U2 server. If i use Get-VM cmdlet without ...
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Zerto Failover - Win 2012/16 Servers Get Stuck on “Getting Devices Ready”

We are using Zerto to replicate our VMs to an offsite datacenter. During our failover tests the VMs have a tendency to "hang" from 15 minutes to several hours on "Getting Devices Ready." I have read ...
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Discover virtual machine on esxi with snmp

I want to discover all virtual machines directly on ESXi server (not by vcenter) with snmp. I have correctly started snmp service and can through snmpwalk / snmpget tools. I found this oid to get ...
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Is there a way to send an ACPI shutdown signal to a VM in vSphere

I have some VMs in vSphere running on several ESXi servers. The guests do NOT have VMWare Tools installed and the tools cannot be installed on the guests. The guest OS can respond and do a graceful ...
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Cant connect by SSH and Webgui to ESX host

After a reboot of our vcenter server, one of the ESX hosts went disconnected from everything else. I cant seem to connect to it in any way. Ssh doesn't work, and the webgui also don't work. (edit in ...
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which kvm management software do you propose? [closed]

I'm setting a small(1 cpu) production hypervisor and i was wondering which management software best fits my needs. After checking out some of them i thought to use either proxmox or ovirt. I have past ...
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RHel 7 converted with qemu-img fails with dracut error at boot

I'll have to migrate several computers from Hyper-V to VmWare. I would like to use qemu-img because is command line and I could create an script. Conversion works fine for Windows but is not working ...
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How to bridge two VMWare vsphere “VM Network” on two different site?

I got Two site with some ESXi 6.7. Each site has his own IP addressing and I would like to bridge the "VM Network" on the distant site to the local "VM Network" so I could start a VM replicat on the ...
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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 vs Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690v2 [closed]

I have a Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S7 . I've already checked the "official" documents , and called the "official" support to ask if I can install a E5-2690v2 . I was told that Fujitsu only tested their ...
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Windows Server 2016 failed to boot on ESXi

I have 2 similar DELL Poweredge servers (ESXi 6.0 2809209). My servers contain some Windows Server 2008/2012. I can add an Windows Server 2016 Standard Desktop Experience normally on my first ESXi (...
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ESXi Cannot Deploy OVA file

I have an OVA file from a vendor. When I try to deploy it, I enter the server name then click the giant "Click to select files or drag/drop" button and select the OVA file from a local disk. I hit ...
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Proper way of using VMware datastore extents

In our VMware infrastructure, we have a number of large Windows file servers, with provisioned disk sizes ranging between 25TB and 35TB. Their individual disks are rarely larger than 4TB, with many ...
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How to detect vMotion from linux machine + rhel 7.2

We have a couple of Linux Red Hat virtual machines running on top of the VMware ESXi cluster. We aren't sure is vMotion configured or not. Is it possible to identify if vMotion is configured or ...
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Role of root accidentally changed to read only

Could someone please advise how I can get role of root back to administrator - please note we have no other admin role other than vpxuser and dcui. Any assistance is much appreciated.
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Synchronization time after the Suspend / Power on the VM

I have a problem with synchronize time after the Suspend and Power On, after a while. For show purposes I prepared the following test: Lets say I have 01:43 Local Time, 21:43 Universal/RTC Time. ...
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Failed to enable VMware vSphere Fault tolerance for VM with virtual RDM

I am trying to enable FT on a VM that has a virtual RDM disk but whenever I do it I got an error message saying "Device "Hard disk" is raw disk which is not supported" but to the best of my knowledge, ...
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Upgrading RAID6 drives with larger capacity (Best practices)

I have been tasked with upgrading an existing RAID6 array with new disks. Currently we have a 6 disk setup with 1 hot-swap. This is inside a Dell R340 with a PERC H730 Mini controller. I have not been ...
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VMware any drawback for activating memory hot plug and cpu hotadd?

Is there any drawback in activating memory and cpu hot add on every machine? I tend to think when some handy feature comes disabled by default, it's because there's some negative impact from using it. ...
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DD data of drive to new drive within VM

I inherited a CentOS 7 vm with a messy disk system. Here's a breakdown: The VM has 2 hard disks, and the OS has two LVs with luks-encryption on top. Output from lsblk: NAME ...
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Recovered RAID10 after 2 disks failed but VMs unable to boot

Last week I had 2 ssd's fail on my RAID10 array of 4 ssd's. I managed to rebuild the RAID, however then a 3rd ssd failed so had to rebuild that - the end result was that it rebuilt all OK. It is ...
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Dropped large packets on VMWare

We have a strange issue in our network, which according to networkengineering.stackexchange is off-topic there, even though in my eyes it is a network problem. We saw it the first time when we ...
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Unable to remove invalid VM

After adding an USB controller to a running VM, the VM crashed. In vShpere the VM was marked as (invalid). After some Googling I removed the VM from the inventory, tried to readd the VM, but the ...
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VMWare ESXi: Mark Datastore device as Flash Disk

I just found out about this feature and many of my datastores are currently marked as HDD, even though they go to flash storage backends. If I try to makr them as flash storage, the VCSA complains ...
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High load average with low activity

This is a mail server which is running Apache2 and Postfix as services. It's been up for 135 days and nothing has been changed to the services since then. The usual load average was about 0.xx but it ...
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How to detect VMware snapshot presence from within VM?

I want to perform Linux fstrim or Windows degrag retrim on a file system within VM to shrink VMware vSphere thin disks. However this should be performed only if there is no snapshot present as fstrim-...
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Assign IPv4 address to Ubuntu OVA on ESXi

How can I get an IPv4 address for an Ubuntu 1904 VM on ESXI 6.7, deployed from the Ubuntu OVA? I'm deploying the OVA using govc, and I've provided the below spec file. Of note are the IPProtocol, ...
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Apache Reverse Proxy to Single vmware ESXi authentication problems

I have a Single Vmware ESXi host in a private Network which I have exposed the management into the public Internet via an Apache Reverse Proxy configuration. In order to make it harder to random ...
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How do I troubleshoot possible drive issues on ESXi 6.7?

I have a Dell Poweredge R630 with 4 drives in a RAID. I'm not sure if it's RAID 10 or RAID 5 because I didn't order or set up the server originally and I'm just the default network admin, it's not my ...
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ESXi password not accepted

I have a ESXi 6.7 install, where logging in via the Web UI does not work. The user is root, and password is 20 characters ASCII. I have encountered the same issue previously, and in that instance I ...
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Private network between VMs under ESXI and OVH

I have an OVH server in which I installed ESXI 6.5, with only one public IP address my question is this: How can I create a private network between my VMs under ESXI, while ensuring the internet ...
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Newly added drives do not appear in the raid array list (hp server and ESXi)

I recently added two physical drives into my hp server (port 2). I also add them to the raid array list, but they don't appear in it: and: How can I add Disk 5,6 to the raid5 array list? is ...
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ESXi 6.5: Relation between “expose hardware assisted” and “CPU/MMU virtualization”

I'ms crawling among docs, sites etc. to understood relation between two ESXi parameters of VMs: "Expose hardware assisted" and "CPU/MMU configuration". The first is about to authorize VM to directly ...
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Ovftool set autostart option on VM

I tried to find but anything what i found was to set ip address or some other properties. Is there any option to set autorun when host starts for vm when i deploy it using ovftool? Or some other way ...
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Vmware esxi 6.7 installation on Poweredge T110 ll doesnt recognize RAID 5 virtual disk

I am using 4 HDD disks of 465 gb each one. I create a virtual disk with a RAID 5 configuration in which i want to install esxi 6.7. When proceeding the installation, at the moment in which it scans ...
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Hyper-V Connecting to host to VM w/ External Switch

TL;DR - the short question: Can a host be configured to be able connect to a VM being hosted by the host itself, when the VM is set to use an External Virtual Switch with the Allow management ...
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LVM not booting after VM migration from KVM to VMWare

I've migrated a VM from an old system based on Centos and KVM. The VM itself is also based on Centos. The VM had 4 disks in it and those are still being kept, everything was basically converted. The ...
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What do physical disk errors look like to a VMware guest?

Suppose we have a datastore on a local disk, and thereʼs a VM that has a virtual HDD whose .vmdk file resides in that datastore. Normally, if the VM tries to read the disk, for instance, it is ...
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High CPU usage by apache/httpd for light load, 'perf record' points at vmware/hardware

Running Apache 2.4 on RHEL7 kernel 3.10.0-1062, 4 CPU VMWare instance, doing very basic reverse proxying to WebLogic backend using WebLogic proxy plugin. Server is only pushing around 1 MByte/sec with ...
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How to update standalone ESXi / PowerEdge server?

I have a small installation of ESXi 6.5 U2 on a PowerEdge T620 server. I installed this about a year ago and it's running 6.5 U2. I'd like to update to U3 (latest build), but I have a few questions ...
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ESXi Server shows “Storage: 0” after updating via vib

I'm kinda lost, my ESXi kungfu is not strong enough obviously. What I did is put the server into maintenance and install the vib ESXi600-201905001.zip via ssh://esxcli software vib install --depot=/...
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How to open console of particular machine from ESXi Shell?

I have an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with VMware vSphere Hypervisor (also called as ESXi). I can use Windows vSphere Client and go to console of particular virtual machine: But I need to work from ...
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Script to storage vmotion from one datastore to another

Ive done some searching and could not find what I'm looking for so I am making a post: I would like to storage vMotion from one datastore to another, 10 at a time, and output the vm's migrated to a ...
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How to connect to private Network using squid proxy?

For my test, I have a VM on which I have installed Squid proxy with two NICS. One NIC is connected to the public network and other to my private network. I want to connect to the proxy from the ...
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How do I increase the video memory of a VM running on vCloud Director?

I am running vCloud Director version: 9.8.0.14346364 and I am an org admin. For a particular tenant VM, how do I configure the video memory settings? I have access to the HTML5 client as well as Flex ...
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Moving DC from physical to virtual

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am looking for your opinion or advice on the subject. We have a physical server that is our DC, running AD, DNS, DHCP, and is also the file server. The file ...
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Enabling Multiple user shell access on the VM from Vsphere 5.1

I have created an ESXI user and enabled shell access in Vshere 5.1 so I can login with the user remotely from Putty. But I get access denied error on entering the ESXI user credentials. Can Someone ...
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Temporary network issue with LXC container

Good afternoon, colleagues. I have a network availability issue when running the LXC container on a VMware virtual machine. When I turn on the LXC container, about 10-15 minutes, there is no Internet ...
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ESXi 6.0 exports empty OVF files?

I've exported a few old VMs the last few days to clean up our environments. I was trying to reimport one and received an error in the ESXi web client. Upon investigation, I noticed that the majority ...