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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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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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Issue with OMSA CLI on ESXi 6.5

Have a Dell R720 running ESXi 6.5 update 1. I've installed OMSA CLI https://tylermade.net/2017/02/16/install-dell-openmanage-8-4-vib-on-esxi-6-5/ (One of many many many sites, this just happened to be ...
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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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pfSense redirecting subdomains http(s) to different virtual machines

I am using VMware ESXi, where I deployed several virtual machines. We have only one public IP address, and now we use NAT port forwarding to redirect the requests. We would like to provide subdomain ...
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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 ...
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ESXi - Multiple Separate Concurrent Uplinks on vSwitch?

I currently have an ESXi server hosting a PFSense guest which is being used as an internet-facing router. This ESXi server is set up with two vSwitches (each with an associated port group): WAN - 1 ...
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Intel S3500 need over provisioning in ESXi?

I have 8x Intel DC S3500 SSD's in Raid 10. I am setting up the datastore in ESXi, however I am not sure how much to over provision or if its needed. I know the s3500 are enterprise oriented but not ...
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ESXi 6.7 VMWare Backup to External USB Drive

Using VMWare ESXi 6.7.0 with Essentials licensing, I would like to backup my VMs to a plugged External HD. Previously we did it with Veeam because we were using a Windows Server, but now with their ...
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Can I make an Active Spare disk permanent?

We have a ProLiant ML350P Gen8 server with a P420 controller running ESXi 5.5. It has a RAID 6 array using 7 disks. One of the disks got marked as Predictive Failure, and in response to this we ...
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IBM X3630m4 wont bootup with Vmware Esxi : New installation

We have an IBM server model X3630m4 and we are trying to install VMware ESXi 5.5 and above version but its not booting up after installation. The installation gets completed and asks us to reboot the ...
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ESXi 6.5 NFS41 always mounts as Read-Only

I'm trying to mount my NFS41 share from my Freenas box onto ESXi for backup purposes. However, it always mounts as read-only for some reason. I have tried from the GUI as well as the CLI with no ...
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Cant login using VMWare Client

When I try to connect to our ESXi server with my vSphere client I get the following error message: "vSphere Client could not connect to "IP Address". An unknown connection error occurred. (The client ...
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Proper way for memory testing on a server

I am a self taught system administrator at a little company. Our DC (which is a windows server 2012 r2 virtual machine running on a ESXi 6.0 host) recently started to crash with a BSOD at random in ...
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ESXi VM re-adding

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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ESXi 6.0 DCUI frozen, host is in not responding state

One of the ESXi hosts lost connection and entered an unresponsive state, and all of its VMs are disconnected in vSphere. However, I can RDP into the VMs, and can ping them and the host as well. SSH is ...
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ESXi config recovery

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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iSCSI vCenter/Veeam issue

I have a little pickle here that I cannot seem to find a solution for; As of a few days ago, my backups (VeeamB&R-9.5) started failing with the following error: Veeam output; Error: Cannot ...
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VSAN: Initialization for SSD Failed

ITNOA I have two SuperMicro servers and install ESXI 6.0.0 on both of them and create vSAN with them and installs all VMs on vsanStorage. and each of them have two SSD storage with RAID 1 and two HDD ...
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ESXi 6.7 does not recognize drive as ssd

I have linked a usb ssd drive to esxi to use as datastore. For some reason it is not being recognized as ssd. I followed the official solution here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2013188 After ...
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ESXi 6.7: Suddenly unable to login

I am currently setting up a new Server with ESXi 6.7 standalone (DELL PowerEdge R620, not part of a vSphere Cluster). This is day two for me working on the Server and for the third time I am suddenly ...
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VmWare VMs shuffled on nodes after reboot

I have a VMWare vCenter 5.5 cluster with 3 nodes and no HA enabled. I noticed that after the cluster restart (last time happened after power outage), the virtual machines are shuffled between the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation in ESXi 6.5

I have a weird issue when trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server (alternative ISO with LVM Support, or, the 'old' installer) on a ESXi 6.5 Server. When i choose VM Version 13 (Latest Version ...
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ESXi VMs randomly lose network on reboot; only resolution to pull NICs and reassign new NIC driver with static MAC

We have one ESXi server (HP-ESXi-6.0.0 build-2492585) that has multiple VMs on it that have exhibited the following behavior: When the VM is rebooted it will occasionally just lose all network ...
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Standard vSwitch static LAG with iSCSI hardware initiators - impossible configuration?

In one site, we have vSphere hosts with 2 10G NICs. Both NICs are in one vSwitch failover policy IP Hash for static LAG (this is to balance/failover VM traffic) Both NICs (HPE 534FLR-SFP+/QLogic ...
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vSphere 6.5 HA agent cannot be correctly installed or configured

Last week we encounter the following issue : we had to shutdown our entire infrastructure due to UPS replacement. At the end of electrical operations we had restarted : network SANs vCenter ESXis (2 ...
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Upgrade ESXi 6.5 installed on USB flash drive to 6.5 Update 2

My ESXi 6.5 server boots from a USB flash drive. Is the upgrade process any different, when installed on the USB stick, from upgrading when ESXi is installed on a hard drive? I wondered if it would ...
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ESXi 6.7 monitor hardware storage not showing usual results

Yesterday 2 of our ESXi hosts were updated from 6.5 to 6.7 (build 8169922), though after doing this we noticed a few quirks when trying to access the storage hardware monitoring. In the web UI ...
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Is it possible to open a popup/alert box in ESXi's DCUI to alert users?

I have built a zero-touch kickstart image of ESXi 6.7 for deployment of several hundred servers in a remote warehouse. I would like to get a popup or alert type box to display on the DCUI screen so ...