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

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vCenter moving VM from ISCSI target to different ISCSI target

In my server lab, I am running a vCenter cluster with 2 ISCSI targets. Both of these are directly connected to switch using SFP+ port. I assume, when I do such a process as cloning a VM from one ...
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Connect VMs to VM-only subnet on another virtual environment

I have a weird network situation I'm trying to find a solution to. TL;DR I have two ESXi VM hosts on different machines on a local network (172.16.140/24) and each running VMs with a VM-only network ...
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Make an image from entire ESXi host

For some reasons, I need to make an image from entire ESXi host. It is a physical server, I don't know the root password. It's ESXi 6.0 standalone host. I want to make a copy from entire server, ...
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Share internet access trough vlan from Hyper-V to ESXi VMs

I spent a few days, trying to solve my problem, and cant find a solution. So, i have a Hyper-V Server, and VMWare ESXi server, connected trough L2 switch (d-link). Only Hyper-V server have access to ...
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Unable to mount iSCSI shared Datastore on VMware ESXi

I had an iSCSI Datastore mounted and now am unable to remount it. There are 2 shares one of which is new and I want to copy the data from the old to the new. I have created a new datastore with the ...
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Kernel panic - ACPI ESXi 5.5 / 6.0 installer on HP ProLiant ML350p G8

ESXi installer 5.5 / 6.0 fails to boot on HP ProLiant ML350p G8. I get a kernel panic - ACPI. ESXI installer paramters doesn't work: apm=off acpi=off noapic Disabling CPU c-states and changing to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 [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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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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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 ...