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

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Compare state of Windows Server 2022 VSphere instances

Apologies for the noob question regarding Windows and VSphere. I am looking to solve a problem in my current organization where we never seem to know the current state of our servers due to too many ...
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How setup VM IP via Deploy OVF template?

I have OVA image RH8. How can I setup VM IP address via "Deploy OVF template" ? I don't see there any option in GUI. [![enter image description here][1]][1]
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Increasing memory giving error in VMware ESXi

I'm getting this error when I tried to increase the memory of a VM in VMware ESXi Failed to reconfigure virtual machine XXX. Unable to access file [VMS] XXX/boot.vmdk boot.vmdk is already exist but ...
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LSI Storage Authority (Windows) losing registered ESXI after reboot

I have an issue with the RAID Monitoring Software LSA for Windows (LSI Storage Authority). I can add an ESXI manually and manage/monitor the RAID controller fine, but as soon as im rebooting the ...
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kubenetes iptables not works stable (esxi, ubuntu 22)

kubenetes iptables/dns not works stable. sometimes it can parsing(netcat) correctly. sometimes not. i belive it related to network(iptables) not work stable. PS: those 3 servers(cluster0/1/2) they are ...
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RHEL 8 extend iSCSI LUN without reboot

In short: I´m building computer systems with mounted iSCSI storage. Is it possible to extend the iSCSI storage in live operating without rebooting the systems? Details: One LUN is planned with 5 TB ...
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iperf3 errors and retransmissions on ESXi

When running iperf3 to test a 100G connection between a VMware ESXi box and a TrueNAS Core box, I'm seeing the following on the ESXi box: The message "iperf3: getsockopt - Function not ...
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FTP performance issues - VMWare, cisco etc

We are experiencing FTP performance issues. Looks like speed drops dramatically the more hops we are away from the server. Cerberus FTP server, running on VMWare. 2 machines on the same VMWare host ...
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ESXI and Win2022 is not visible in RAID0 Disk

when I boot with USB to install an ESXI or Win2022, I don't see the disks in the RAID0 that I set up, but the disk array appears to be properly configured. Any idea ?
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Change IDRAC password for a VMWare ESXI 7.0.3 VMKernel server?

I have a new server we bought from dell, a DELL EMC PowerEdge T440 that has VMWare ESXi 7.0.3 VMKernel Release Build 19482537 on it. Basically looks like a yellow/white/black bio's screen when I turn ...
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ESXi 6.7.0 Update 3: Management Controller Firmware 1 SEL 0 State Yellow

on my ESXi there is on sensore on state yellow: Management Controller Firmware 1 SEL 0 Gelb 0 16 sensor-discrete 0.46.1.225 11/06/2022 11:58:50 UTC Other Sensor-discrete Can someone tell me ...
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How to access the contents of VMDK file in the ESXi host?

We have a number of computers based on the old HP ProLiant Gen1 blades, and we are going to get rid of that. It is impossible to reinstall the software which is licensed and support requirement are ...
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ESXi 7.0.3 unable to start VM after a cancelled export

I cancelled the export of a VM via ovftool when I realised the partition it was being dumped to wasn't going to be big enough. As a direct result of this, the VM cannot be powered on, with the ...
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Error promoting Windows Server 2022 to Domain Controller

I have a virtual Windows 2022 Server in a VMWare ESXi environment, and a WS2019 virtual in another host, which is my Active Directory Domain Controller. I've been trying to promote the WS2022 to ...
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why linux cloned VM has not assigned IP from original VM network profil?

Using VC7. Any idea why cloned linux VM after start has no IP assigned ? Only solution is use customize OS during Clone.... As I understood "Clone VM" should copy whole VM. FYI: original VM ...
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after moving template to another DS : unable to create VM from this template

Any idea why after moving template to another DS, then I am unable to create VM from this template? Only workaround is : convert template to VM storage vMotion this VM to another DS convert VM to ...
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move-vm not working : Could not find VirtualMachine with name

I am trying to cross migrate VM across two Vcenters ( from 6.5 to 7.0) with move-vm command, but something is wrong, couldn't find my test-vm, even basic get-vm find it. $global:DefaultVIServers Name ...
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ESXi Server has locked with .lock4 file suffix on all vmdk's after crash SAVE ME!

My ESXI server was running from a USB stick that got corrupted and as a result prevented my server from booting. I fixed this by reinstalling ESXI on a new memory stick and began re-adding all of my ...
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What is changing my Windows Server's date?

At my organisation we have a number of virtual machines on ESXi hosts in a number of sites. For the past few months, around once or twice a week one virtual machine, seemingly at random, will update ...
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Cannot add ESXi installation disk to datastore

My server has 2 hard drives: 1xSSD and 1xHDD. ESXi is installed on the SSD. HDD is added as the datastore. I can't find a way to add the SSD as a datastore too. Here I see it: But when I click on &...
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how export List of all VMs ( VMs network VLANs id ) in Cluster from Vcenter?

How can I export List of all VMs ( VMs network VLANs id ) in Cluster from Vcenter ? I don't see there any network details option. Using Vcenter 6.5 I tried this option. I only replaced Get-...
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Update open-vm-tools

As per vulnerability CVE-2022-31676 I'm trying to update my Oracle Linux 8.6 systems open-vm-tools to 12.1.0. However, I'm finding that this package isn't still in the repository, so I have been ...
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ESXi rotate logfiles by hours

ESXI: 70u2 Hi, I can't found "/etc/logrotate.conf", I understand he don't exist in this version. In the file "/etc/vmsyslog.conf" I can specify some options, the split by size has ...
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ESXi Free Edition Physical CPU Usage

I understand that in the free edition of ESXi we can only allocate 8 virtual cores to the guest VM. In my lab I have a PC with 16 Cores. Will ESXi use all 16 cores (which I believe it should) OR will ...
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USB3 HDD write speed Debian 11 vs Ubuntu 22 (ESXi 7.0U3 VMs)

I have two VMs running on an ESXi 7.0U3g host. Both VMs are installed on an NVMe datastore (FYI for comparison below, note "usbspeed" vs "nvmespeed" tests), and have identical ...
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ESXi: Changing Port for Management Network

I bought a 10 Gbps NIC and installed it in my Dell PowerEdge 540 that's running ESXi 6.7. I would like to use a port on the new NIC for my management network. I swapped the ethernet cable to the new ...
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VMware vRealize Operations: super metric syntax issue

I have an issue with a super metric I am trying to build on vRops 8.6.2. The super metric is meant to be applied on esxi hosts, its purpose is to process the number of active lun paths that host ...
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OLD ESXi Host needs to be upgraded however SSH is not working after being turned on

So I've been asked to look at an ESXi 5.5 host which needs upgrades/updates big time. It is a Dell server...I've enabled SSH however the same root/password combination I can log into the GUI with ...
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ESXi free version licensing

I have my own VMware account that I set up when I needed to download the ESXi 6.7 installer to test on a Parallels VM, so I understood the install process. Reason being, I have a client with totally ...
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UPS network shutdown for Synology and ESXi, USB UPS

I have had a USB UPS for a while now and although I've never had a power outage with it and my Synology NAS, in testing it's worked great connected just with USB to the NAS. Now I've added an ESXi ...
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How to enable iSCSI MPIO Round Robin on ESXi 7

I'm running the free version of ESXi and a Synology's iSCSI SAN for storage. Synology details setting up Round Robin load balancing in the final step of their guide to setting up MPIO here: https://kb....
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How to have two applications accessing a shared drive without isci config or shared lun?

We have a 2-node cluster configured using red hat high availability (pacemaker) but without shared storage i.e. each of the node has its own disk /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. We are not allowed to configure ...
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ESXI 7.0: can't label disk as SSD

I've got free ESXI 7.0 U3 installed on Dell R340. There are 4 physical disks Toshiba SSD PX05SMB040 in RAID 5 (1 virtual disk) controlled with PERC H730. Local disk is my boot disk i.e. I don't have ...
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Citrix session hosts to lock up every Saturday around the same time

Unsure what exactly is going on, but every Saturday - for the last 6 weeks now - we have had our 2016 Windows Server ( running on VMWare ESXI ) with Citrix Multi-Session VDA on them crash. It's not ...
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How to connect to VMs on VMware ESXi using physical connections

My site is using the V sphere client to manage the VM, and there is a KVM switch attached to the hosts(VMware ESXi, 7.0.2, 17867351). I'm wondering if I can use the KVM switch to access the VMs ...
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How to set a time zone for ESXi VM?

I have several VMs that are heavily dependent on local time to start some services, and I want them to instantly have exact time at the moment of them starting. The issue is, there are both Windows ...
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How can I get Ansible to gather VMware storage queue depth

We use Ansible as a change management tool and my VM team asked if we could use it to gather and or set the datastore queue depth in the various clusters. I have looked at the Ansible VMware module ...
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Finding the ESX/ESXi host in vSphere cluster on which a virtual machine is running programmatically via REST API

For any powered on VM in a given folder I want to retrieve its IP address and the ESXi host it's running on. I'm haveing problems finding an REST API endpoint to retrieve the ESXi host a VM is running ...
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How to upgrade ESX 6.7 to 7.0.3 with vCenter's Lifecycle Manager without importing an ISO?

I have upgraded vCenter from 6.7 to 7.0.3 (u3e) and next I want to upgrade ESX to 7.0.3. From vCenter's Lifecycle Manager > Updates I can see 7.0.3 builds listed but I did not find how I can make a ...
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iperf3 on ESXi 7.0.2 does not work?

On ESXi 6.7 EP15 there's /usr/lib/vmware/vsan/bin/iperf3.copy and it works fine. On ESX 7.0 u2d there's only /usr/lib/vmware/vsan/bin/iperf3 and it stopped working for me. $ esxcli network firewall ...
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How to assign full processor(cores/sockets) to a VM? VMware

Trying to use VMware. Using Ryzen 9 5950X(16 cores / 32 threads). The question is how to assign all cores/threads properly to a VM? Were trying different configurations of "Number of Processors&...
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vmkfstools -I between hosts fails with does not support large files (12) error

I am trying to clone a VHD between hosts, and somehow I can't recreate something I did last week. I have to use IP address for the destination as for some reason DNS isn't getting the HostName of ...
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ESXi using DHCP, IP is accessible, Host Name isn't

I have a brand new ESXi host, configured for dynamic IP via DHCP, and I can access the web interface with the IP address, but not the host name. I thought (with a very shallow understanding, to be ...
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What is anonymous huge pages in node exporter?

Prometheus' node exporter has 2 metrics named as node_memory_AnonHugePages_bytes and node_memory_AnonPages_bytes. What do these measure? For a object detection flask app that ran across a bare metal ...
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ESXi 7 lost root password after update

I had a woring ESXi 6.5 installation. SSH and access to portal was possible. I had the need to upgrad to latest ESXi 7. I updated it from 6.5 -> 6.7 -> 7.0. After updating, the datastore was ...
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Qemu - Cannot connect to Guest

I'm running Qemu on Windows and I can't connect to the ESXi guest and can't ping the host network gateway from the ESXi guest. I disabled all other network interface on Host machine except the ...
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Cannot delete orphaned domain group from permissions on ESXi

I have an AD domain joined ESXi server (v7.0 U2) that does not longer have a connection to its AD domain. When trying to remove it from the domain, it fails with: Failed to leave the domain domain.tld:...
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storcli cannot add diks to RAID10 - 255 Start Migrate not possible

list of Disks: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EID:Slt DID State DG Size Intf Med SED PI SeSz Model Sp Type ---------------...
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VMWare Sphere ESXi - ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 (PCIe 4.0 / 3.0) - Gammix. Device Offline

I installed ESXi 7.0 in my server. I'm using the ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 (PCIe 4.0 / 3.0) adapter to add 4, 2 TB Gammix S11 PRO SSD disks. I changed the bifurcation in the BIOS, and ESXi detect 4 ...
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ESX hosts crash within same vcenter cluster

I have a vcenter cluster of 12 ESX hosts (ClusterA) and another cluster of 3 ESX hosts (ClusterB). All of these are a mix of poweredge r620s and r630s. Some of the hosts have hardware errors that can ...

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