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

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VMware nested ESXi + pfSense + VLAN trunk lab

I got a lab issue. The environment is: A nested ESXi env 3 x ESXi 6.7 U2 VMs within the 1st level ESXi One VCSA 6.7 U2 VM within the 1st level ESXi A pfSense 2.4.5-p1 VM within the 1st level ESXi 2 x ...
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ESXi switch issue with OPNSense

I've got an issue with configuration of 6 port ESXi. I read ESXI single vSwitch with 2 physical NICS and that does not really resolve my issues. I just can't get this configuration below to work. I've ...
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ESXi 6.0 Consolidation

I had a snapshot that had eaten the free space in a datastore. I deleted the snapshot and now the snapshot manager is empty but I see delta disks and disks such as -0002.vmdk,... -0005.vmdk etc are ...
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ESXi and vSphere in LAN while host is WAN-connected

I have a host server in datacenter connected directly to Internet. I also can use up to 2 public IP addresses (3 or more is hard to obtain but possible). I have no firewall in front of this host, and ...
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Need to diagnose low frequency intermittent failure when logging on to Microsoft SQL Server

We have a deployment with roughly 10 Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (14.0.3335.7) instances running on 2 VMWare Virtual Machines, each running on different Dell servers. Each server has 1 main instance ...
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3-node vmware vsan cluster. One host failing to rejoin the vsan cluster

Ran into an interesting issue. So we have a 3-node vsan cluster (all three nodes contribute computer and storage). We can call these three nodes esxi01, esxi02, and esxi03. Users reported errors and ...
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How to replace Raid1 hard drives with large ones using Storcli tool

I have raid1 with 2 physical drives (SATA 3.637 TB). I want to extend it's size with large ones without losing data. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- DG ...
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How to configure VMWare cloned images to get unique IP addresses?

I am configuring an internal build system using Teamcity with VMWare vSphere. Once configured, the build server is supposed to start build agent VMs using vSphere API. I've got to a point where ...
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Too many unwanted tasks done by vsphere.local\Administrator on Esxi host

We have too many tasks done by vsphere.local\administrator on some of our Esxi hosts (shown in vCenter monitoring).As we haven't done any of these tasks manually, I didn't find a key to the reason. ...
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I created a static NAT internal -> public and internal -> internal. What did I do exactly that made this work?

I have two windows VM's on the same host with IIS and they're both connected to a cisco firewall. I gave each VM a static nat rule for internal -> public with their respective dedicated IP's and it'...
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Vmware Esxi Vcenter 6.7 Fault tolerance for VM is greyed out

I'm very new to VMWARE. I'm trying to do fault tolerance for one of my VMS on Vcenter 6.7 but the Fault tolerance tab is greyed out for some reason. I have to 2 esxi servers in my vcenter and both are ...
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ESXi Subnet and NAT

I have leased an ESXi server (no license) and am currently able to manage it with a public IP Address. I created a Windows VM and set this up with an additional public IP. I would I like to setup a ...
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why kernel crashdump is not able to dump vmcore?

im using ubuntu 16.04 on esxi-6, the proc/cmdline shows crashkernel is loaded at boottime BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-54-generic root=UUID=b12d12f2-cfd9-465d-9b10b12d12f2 ro net.ifnames=0 ...
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Can someone help interpreting high latency / low throughput on a ESXi host (Direct-attached storage)

as a disclaimer - I am not a storage guy, so ELI5 ;) I am looking at a ESXi with direct-attached storage (SAS SSDs and HDDs in a RAID1, different datastores). System X shown on the graphics is on the ...
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How to upload VMware esx VM to Azure without any base image?

We have some machines at our local esx servers. Which contain many configurations done manually and takes time to convert them to any ansible or other configuration. So, any option to upload them as ...
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ESXi 6.7 does not show all nics

We bought a used Dell R730 server and installed the customized ESXi ISO. VMs are running, everything is displayed correctly. There are 2 network cards in the server, one Intel X520 1G and one Intel ...
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How to extend the Ubuntu VPS storage via command line (Without GParted)

I loaded the VPS sever with 50GB snapshot VM image, so now the remaining size of the actual storage of this server is not allocated correctly which is remaining 110GB. The total size of the VPS is ...
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VMware - cluster resources utilization

I have 2 hosts in a cluster (running vSphere Client version 6.7). how can i be sure that when i want to enter one of them into maintenance mode, the other one would be able to hold all VM's resources? ...
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remote access to VM with independent network

We have several windows 10 VMs on an ESXi which we use RDP to connect to those VMs. On those VMs we have Cisco Anyconnect. The problem is Anyconnect will drop all other connections, as a result, RDP ...
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ESXi 6.7 upgrade

This morning the host had an error loading state.tgz "insufficient resources", I decided to restart using the install usb and selected to upgrade 6.7(current) to the same 6.7, I figured this ...
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ESXi 6.5.0 create user to log in web UI and start a VM

I need to create an user for vmware that: Can access to ESXi Web ui View all the VM with their state Can start a stopped virtual machine (the vm could change). What I'm looking for ? I want to ...
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How to set up connectivity between virtual machines on different VMware dedicated servers?

I have 3 dedicated servers at Hetzner with VMware vSphere. vmware01: 192.168.2.0/24 vmware02: 192.168.3.0/24 vmware03: 192.168.4.0/24 All servers use Pfsense and have WAN and LAN IP-addresses. Some ...
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Memory Running Low - VM Swapfile vs Host Cache

I have server running a VMware 5.5 hosting 3 VMs which are using all memory of my server. I've just added a 120GB SSD but I don't know what tool to use it to smooth performance a bit. Swapfile or host ...
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Dell R510 can't access Lifecycle controller

NB: I've checked How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510? -- they are much further along in that they have LifeCycle controller working and just had an issue with the filetype. ...
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How can I get the current network in/out values of any NIC of a VMware ESXi host server?

I am aware that IF-MIB provides input and output values for any NIC of a target device via SNMP. Recently a sysadmin compared the values of a specific NIC of an ESXi host server in our VCenter with ...
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Unclear why crash consistent backups are unsafe for MySQL

My understanding of the InnoDB engine is that the database is always recoverable after a crash, due to the internal architecture of the engine itself. That is, InnoDB can correctly recover from a ...
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vCenter Server installation keeps failing

I am trying to install vCenter server 6.7 on a Windows Server 2019 virtual machine. This virtual machine has 8 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard disk, 2 processors and bridged network connection. This virtual ...
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What is DRS vMotion impact on VM and cluster?

We have a 4 host ESXi 6.5 cluster with DRS fully automated. When checking the history, we see a specific (big) VM (6 CPUs, 64 GB mem) having roughly 10 vMotions by DRS per day. Someone from the team ...
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Esxi 5.1 Core Dump followed by poor performance on Server 2012 VM; OK after disconnecting external iSCSI datastores

I have an Dell R510 running esxi 5.1 with 16GB Ram; 1 CPU (Xeon L5520 @ 2.27HGz; 4 core) running a single Server 2012 Machine. I came in this morning to this core dump. I held down the power button ...
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Understanding smartd

I have two servers that are set up exactly the same way (same SSD's, RAM etc.). They both have ESXI running on them. One of the boxes had a quest host that had a lot of complaints about writing to the ...
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How to properly setup VMs for testing (personal test) [closed]

So both of my testing VMs are on the same laptop and both of them are running Windows Server 2019 and both of them are on the same SSD. Basically, I need to test performance when the SQL database is ...
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ESXI 7 Unable To Login As Root

After upgrading some hardware, I decided that it might be wise to use ESXI 7 instead of 6.5. Turns out the move is proving to be some horrible nightmare, but I will spare (most of) the details. For ...
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VMware ESXI - External PCI Ethernet Card [closed]

I have a beast of a home server and don’t fancy purchasing another device just to learn PFSense on my network. My server only has 1 Ethernet port, I have an external PCI card I bought off from amazon ...
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Stretched ESXi cluster with HA enabled has two different gateways at each site

The hypothetical situation is as follows: There are two adjacent sites where a spanned Vlan is created, lets call the sites "Albuquerque" and "Mesa". The sites each have their own ...
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Can ESXi host join AD on one of its own guest VM's?

Rookie ESXi and networking/server admin here. I have an ESXi host (6.5) which contains several VM's, including a Win'19 AD. I want the ESXi host to join this AD. I can access the AD by exposing the VM ...
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SQL Server fails over while vmware virtual machine backup

Recently we moved clustered SQL Server 2017 running on Windows Server 2016 from physical to VMWare, since then everyday it started failing over at same time. No Error in SQL Server logs but Windows ...
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ESXi network behavior host losing connection to LAN

I have an esxi host with 2 virtual machine, if i switch on both VMs my host loses connectivity to the LAN but sill pinglable from the VMs. If i switch off one of the VMs, my Host is pingable from LAN ...
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VM inside an Esxi host does not have Internet access

I have installed an ESXi 6.7 host inside a VMware Workstation. That ESXi has one VM Ubuntu 20 server running. But that VM does not have internet access. Here are the network settings: ESXi host is ...
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Installing ESXi 6.7 on HP Gen9 Warning vmFileSystem: Slow refresh failed. Cannot open volume: vmfs/volumes/

Durin installation of ESXi 6.7 (HPE Custom ISO) on HPE Gen9 server I see this message: And it is stuck on this "Scanning System": Gathering additional system information. This may take a ...
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VMware ESXi not using IPv6 addresses assigned by DHCPv6

I'm running a hypervisor with ESXi 6.7 Update 3. I have it set to receive IPv6 addresses using DHCPv6. Though it is soliciting addresses with DHCPv6, it's only using its autoconfigured (SLAAC) ...
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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device X

I know this has been addressed several times, but the solution usually involves using a tool other than what I'm using: ovftool. I have a customer that's getting this error while trying to import an ...
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Hot Add feature + how enable the feature without power off the Linux machine

We have a VM Linux server, where the hot add feature is disabled in VCenter. For now, we can't power off the machine, and the feature is disable, so we can't add memory resources to the machine. So do ...
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Backup a vmware machine daily and eventually restore it in hyper-v [closed]

I have a vmware ESXI with 4 vm inside, in the same facility I have a Windows 2019 standard server big enough to host the vm and the backup. Can I have a daily backup from vmware esxi inside the ...
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ESXI: Get machine name from the virtual (within the) machine itself?

I looked and looked but probably overlooked . I have a vsphere cloud with over 300 virtual machines. Each machine name as it appears in the vsphere client is actually the hostname of each machine (I ...
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increase the space in var partition on Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)

I'm running docker containers on my machine which puts it all in /var/. DF shows that /var/ is 6.9G and no free space. The Linux system is running under VMWare and I've given the server extra 100 GB'...
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Update HP Proliant Gen 10 Firmware Running VMWare esxi 6.5

I've got a HP Proliant Gen 10 Microserver running VMWare ESXi 6.5. I haven't updated the firmware since I've had it but recently begun having problems with overheating. I found articles saying the ...
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Smart Array P420i Permanently replace Predictive Failure Disk with Spare

I have a Smart Array P420i configured as below: Smart Array P420i in Slot 0 (Embedded) Array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB) logicaldrive 1 (838.1 GB, RAID 5, OK) physicaldrive 1I:2:1 (...
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Issues getting networking working Packer VSphere-ISO Centos 7

While new to Packer and Kickstart scripts, I am trying to automate the setup of CentOS 7 (eventually 8) boxes in a VSphere cluster. My Packer code is calling a Kickstart script to complete the setup, ...
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Move port-channel pair to new switch

So I have an old Nexus 3524 that is set up with a bunch of port-channel pairs connecting to three different ESXi hosts and four different NetApp nodes. I am replacing that with a pair of Nexus 9000's ...
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Getting the name of the Snapshot from a specific VM?

How can I get the name of the snapshot that the particular machine is using? I have tried: Get-VM -Name vdix-test-01 | Get-Snapshot but it returns blank.. I am trying to retrieve the name of the ...

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