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

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ESX convert vmdk from sparse to thin without creating a new instance

I am using vmkfstools to create a thin provisioned vmdk from a sparse vmdk. I would like to be able to just rename the vmdk and flat vmdk files to have the name of the original disk and then power on ...
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ESXi 6.5: Cannot login using password over ssh and web gui, but public key authentication for ssh still works

I have a freshly installed ESXi system (6.5.0a from 2017-02-02). I cannot login today to it using password. Both web gui (web vSphere) and ssh with password authentication does not work. Error from ...
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Vmware 6 - snapshot on one host fails

Running Vmware Sphere 6 + Vcenter server standard. Have two virtual machines running. vcenter virtual machine ubuntu virtual machine I can take a snapshot of vcenter virtual machine, bu can no ...
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Suddenly cannot reach (ping) remote server on a remote site

We have 2 sites linked together with VPN tunnel (Fortigate 60C devices). On each site I have ESXi server with a couple of VMs. Normally, everything works fine. Site 1 (S1) subnet is 192.168.254.0/...
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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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Unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp storage on the same switch

I am unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp controller that are both connected on the same switch and configured for private IP addresses. Yet I CAN ping between 2 Esxi hosts and between 2 ...
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How to provision a node via puppet if it's using an image-based virtualization technology?

I'm trying to integrate puppet and vSphere via this module: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere This module lets you create servers via a few lines of puppet code. I have a vm template ...
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Issue installing VIB on ESXi 6.5U1

Running ESXi 6.5U1. Trying to install OMSA from cli. When I run: esxcli software vib install -d "vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ISOs/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-9.1.0-3523.VIB-ESX60i_A00 (2).zip" I have ...
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vmkfstools --growfs returns no such file or directory

At a customers site we have 2 (+1 Backup and Test) ESXi server, working independently (without vSphere). The customers request is to replace an SSD RAID with 500GB with a 2TB one. ESXi is installed ...
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VMware ESX vmx Files

I am currently building a lab environment which if all goes well will soom consist of a single Dell PowerEdge machine with a 10 GBE card connected to a 10 GBE Switch to which is connected a NAS with ...
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resolve VMs to subdomain

I have a dedicated server which has only one public IP address (eg.10.20.30.40) and a domain dedicated to it (example.com) on that server I have lots of virtual machines hosted on an ESXi Hypervisor, ...
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mount vmfs partition in esxi

I lost connection to an iSCSI disk, and after reconnecting the datastore has not mounted. I can see the VMFS partition, but I'm not sure how to mount it manually. The UI options don't seem to offer an ...
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Checking if two virtual machines are running on the same host

Is there a way to see if several Virtual Machines are running on the same host? Specifically, I have three VMWare VMs (each running a Ubuntu Server 14.04) and I have tried to compare different pieces ...
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ESXi 6.5 - Can't expand capacity of a VMFS5 volume

Esxi Version 6.5.0 (Build 4887370) I have a volume that has completely filled up (4.11Gb free out of 7.26Tb). When I select the volume in the web admin interface there is the option to "Increase ...
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ESXi LACP with DELL PowerConnect

I am using ESXi 6.7 U3 (free version) on a ProLiant SE326M1 R2 (basically a DL180 G6 equivalent). I do know, it's old - but it does its job and ESXi has not complained yet. Here is what I'm trying to ...
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Huge Difference On Connecting to Local and Remote MySQL DB in Same Machine

I have a rest-full php 7 web service app in a centos 7 vm and mariadb 10.4 as database. I have to seperate database to another vm beside main vm on same machine, my question is why diffrence of ...
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Change VMWare vSphere Memory Usage Charts to MB or GB

Is there a way to set VMWare vSphere Client to show my OS memory usage in MB or GB instead of KB?
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How to remove inactive datastore from vSphere 6.0?

I followed this vmware guide to remove a storage device and replace with another. Everything worked fine apart from the fact the the datastore still show on the list as inactive. During the procedure ...
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How to measure DPWD on VMware?

I want to know the amount of data read and especially written per day, per week, per month. But how to achieve this on VMware? The disk which are integrated differ. E.g. the disks are in SANs, NASs ...
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How to “configure host” in MegaRaid Storage manager 13.01.04.00

Context I have created a virtual machine on ESxi host and installed Megaraid Storage manager on the virtual machine. I can see localhost discovered on MSM but when I configure Esxi host IP and try ...
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networking issue about virtual machine as gateway on vSphere esxi

I have configured ESXi environment as below. plus i use ESXi with vCenter 6.7. And the type of virtual switches is standard virtual switch. Baremetal host - vSwitch0(uplink-ESXi nic0) - Gateway VM - ...
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Link aggregation on ESXi

I have a VM fileserver, Windows 2012R2, installed on an ESXi 6.0U3 (free version) and would like to increase the network width by adding one more NIC and using link aggreagation. Previously this ...
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VMWare ESX 5.1 Input/Output Error when copying or deleting a file

I have an ESXi 5.1 server (free version) with two 500G drives mounted and assigned to one datastore. I am not able to delete or move certain files in the datastore. I don't have vMotion. This is not ...
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esxi 6.0 nfs mounted share is not visible and not unmountable yet still tries to mount

I have a NAS that is presenting shares via NFS for esxi hosts, one is called metro-software which is where all of my ISOs and installation media resides. I recently went through a lab reconfiguration ...
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FreeBSD VMware and CAM status: SCSI Status Error

I'm running a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p19 on a VPS (VMware). My ISP is experience a rapid data growth, and these messages spontaneous started to show up in our logs a week ago. Sep 25 09:00:50 srv03 ...
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I can't create a Datastore in Esxi 6.7 U1

I have create a fresh install of Esxi 6.7 U1 after this i can't create in any mode the Datastore on System Disk, only on second disk, but why??
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Software linux raid using physical passthrough disks

I'm using Vmware ESXI and I followed this guide to pass through 2 physical disks for a raid 1 array. If I set up an mdadm software raid using these two physical passthrough disks will something go ...
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VMware - VM not getting DHCP address after reboot

We are having a strange behaviour in our ESX-cluster: The Infrastructure: we have 2 ESXi 5.5.0 build 2718055 in a cluster, managed by vCenter. We are using an Essentials licence, so we do not have ...
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ProCurve Switch 5406zl isolate VLAN for web hosting

Need to host company website in internal network using existing hardware. Still learning how to do things... All VLAN's can talk to each other. How can I isolate VLAN250 from the rest of the network ...
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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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VM became unreachable after a peroid of quiet time, but actually it is running verified by remote console

We met a situation in our Production environment that VMs will become unreachable after a peroid of quiet time (no network packets IN or OUT). But actually they are running which I verified by the ...
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Migrate ESXi vm to qcow2 with settings preserved?

I have attempted to export a vm in ESXi which produced 3 files: vm_name.ovf (12KB) disk-0-2.vmdk (73KB) disk-1.vmdk (1.2GB) I assumed the larger file (disk-1.vmdk) was the flat file and ...
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VMware: any way to take snapshot from client os?

I am running ESXI 6 with a Linux VM. VMWare tools are installed on the client os. Is there any way to trigger a snapshot from within the client os? Without accessing the host directly?
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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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Why does hostname -i show two values?

I've set up a new VM via VMWare and it runs CentOS7. Typically, when I run hostname -i, I get the IP address of the server I'm on. However, on this new VM, I get (these values are slightly altered): ...
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Bridged Networking on VirtualBox through nested ESXI virtualization fails [closed]

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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The portgroup for Network adapter 1, could not be found

I am trying to run RHCSA Lab on MY VMWare Exsi 6.5. after copied my VM file and I have a warning on VMware Exsi "The portgroup for Network adapter 1, , could not be found.It has been assigned to ...
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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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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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vim-cmd connection refused in management console

I'm trying to manage VMs on the local management console of an ESXi 5 host (due to a problem accessing it through VI client and needing to do some VM management prior to attempting a reboot on the ...
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“Disk Not Found” Error when trying to install iso image of CentOs on ESXI using VSphere

When trying to install CentOs setup as an iso image on datastore, i get an error : "Disk Not Found". I am using ESXi 4.1 as host VM. Is there a way to attach DVD/CD as iso image ? I tried "Connect at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...