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

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Vmware esxi 6.7 installation on Poweredge T110 ll doesnt recognize RAID 5 virtual disk

I am using 4 HDD disks of 465 gb each one. I create a virtual disk with a RAID 5 configuration in which i want to install esxi 6.7. When proceeding the installation, at the moment in which it scans ...
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Hyper-V Connecting to host to VM w/ External Switch

TL;DR - the short question: Can a host be configured to be able connect to a VM being hosted by the host itself, when the VM is set to use an External Virtual Switch with the Allow management ...
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LVM not booting after VM migration from KVM to VMWare

I've migrated a VM from an old system based on Centos and KVM. The VM itself is also based on Centos. The VM had 4 disks in it and those are still being kept, everything was basically converted. The ...
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What do physical disk errors look like to a VMware guest?

Suppose we have a datastore on a local disk, and thereʼs a VM that has a virtual HDD whose .vmdk file resides in that datastore. Normally, if the VM tries to read the disk, for instance, it is ...
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High CPU usage by apache/httpd for light load, 'perf record' points at vmware/hardware

Running Apache 2.4 on RHEL7 kernel 3.10.0-1062, 4 CPU VMWare instance, doing very basic reverse proxying to WebLogic backend using WebLogic proxy plugin. Server is only pushing around 1 MByte/sec with ...
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How to update standalone ESXi / PowerEdge server?

I have a small installation of ESXi 6.5 U2 on a PowerEdge T620 server. I installed this about a year ago and it's running 6.5 U2. I'd like to update to U3 (latest build), but I have a few questions ...
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ESXi Server shows “Storage: 0” after updating via vib

I'm kinda lost, my ESXi kungfu is not strong enough obviously. What I did is put the server into maintenance and install the vib ESXi600-201905001.zip via ssh://esxcli software vib install --depot=/...
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How to open console of particular machine from ESXi Shell?

I have an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with VMware vSphere Hypervisor (also called as ESXi). I can use Windows vSphere Client and go to console of particular virtual machine: But I need to work from ...
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Script to storage vmotion from one datastore to another

Ive done some searching and could not find what I'm looking for so I am making a post: I would like to storage vMotion from one datastore to another, 10 at a time, and output the vm's migrated to a ...
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How to connect to private Network using squid proxy?

For my test, I have a VM on which I have installed Squid proxy with two NICS. One NIC is connected to the public network and other to my private network. I want to connect to the proxy from the ...
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How do I increase the video memory of a VM running on vCloud Director?

I am running vCloud Director version: 9.8.0.14346364 and I am an org admin. For a particular tenant VM, how do I configure the video memory settings? I have access to the HTML5 client as well as Flex ...
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Moving DC from physical to virtual

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am looking for your opinion or advice on the subject. We have a physical server that is our DC, running AD, DNS, DHCP, and is also the file server. The file ...
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Enabling Multiple user shell access on the VM from Vsphere 5.1

I have created an ESXI user and enabled shell access in Vshere 5.1 so I can login with the user remotely from Putty. But I get access denied error on entering the ESXI user credentials. Can Someone ...
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Temporary network issue with LXC container

Good afternoon, colleagues. I have a network availability issue when running the LXC container on a VMware virtual machine. When I turn on the LXC container, about 10-15 minutes, there is no Internet ...
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ESXi 6.0 exports empty OVF files?

I've exported a few old VMs the last few days to clean up our environments. I was trying to reimport one and received an error in the ESXi web client. Upon investigation, I noticed that the majority ...
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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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linux filesytem options for vmware esxi nfs datastore

I want to use linux based NFS datatstore in vmware esxi 6.5 .Which linux file system is best suited for this prurpose ? I tried xfs,but it has defrangementation issue mentioned here https://blog....
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ubuntu server 18.04 setup restarts after entering manual ip (vmware, hyper-v)

Can't find any reference to this problem, so i'm asking here. I am trying to install an Ubuntu server 18.04 in VmWare (same thing happens on hyper-v). When I configure the static IP, setup restarts ...
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ESXI single vSwitch with 2 physical NICS

So I have read other question related to this and they do not help. Basically I have a network/vSwitch setup with a bunch of VMs. There are 2 NICS, each with a physical computer connected to them. For ...
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The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure

my vm backup job is failing with **Job Error**: Failed to create snapshot for LUN NL_Raid6b Details: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure. **VM Error**: Failed ...
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Why isn't balloon memory swapped, and how does ESXi know its location?

I have two questions regarding the ESXi balloon driver. When the driver inflates on a VM, what keeps the guest OS from page file swapping the ballooned memory? How does ESXi know which host physical ...
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vCenter - Virtual machine memory usage alarm after Fault Tolerance enabled

Very simple environment: one cluster made of two ESXi 6.5 hosts vCenter 6.5 I create one Linux Debian VM, VMWare tools are installed. When I run the VM, everything seems fine. When I enable Fault ...
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DL180 G6 server suddenly loses access to SSD datastore on ESXi 6.0 [closed]

I've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server. It originally came with a Smart Array P410i raid card, which I used to create a bunch of RAID0 disks (one SSD for my ESXi datastore and a couple of ...
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esxi 6.0 update 1 cannot update to 2

I have upgraded the ESxi from 5.5 to 6.0. After which I patch the update 1 to the server, it was successful. Unfortunately when I tried to patch the update 2, the server did not boot in successfully. ...
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VMware volume has fluctuating capacity

We are running four ESXi 6.5.0 VMware hosts, managed vie vSphere web client. Recently, I added a new VMFS 6 volume in our storage, originally created with 2TB capacity, but quickly extended to 3TB ...
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HDD Datastore goes offline when VM Starts

I have a VMWare ESXI 6.7 host that has 2 VM's on it (pfSense and FreePBX). When I start the pfSense machine I get a lot of errors about iSCSI and the data storage within VMware goes offline. The box ...
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Why does my root login only have basic commands available when ssh'd to ESXi host?

We are having an issue with our 6.5 ESXi host. As part of our troubleshooting we have enabled ESXi Shell and SSH. Between VMWare Docs and community posts I keep seeing that we are supposed to be able ...
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Vmware vCenter Server Appliance: [Errno 28] No space left on device and can't enable shell. How to access system and/or enable shell access

I'm running a Vmware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine that has locked me out of the shell. The web interface has failed. I can view the main screen but when I press F2 to get into the ...
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GCP boot error - Could not open SAN device Input/output error

I am performing a VM migration of my on-prem SLES 12 SP 4 instance to Google Cloud Platform using Velostrata. The compute instance engine on GCP fails to boot and I see these messages in the logs : ...
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Predictable network names with systemd and vmware when moving image

Up until now we have named our network interfaces using the MAC adress as the key but have now reached a point where this no longer works. What we are trying to achieve is to be able to configure a ...
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ESXi 6.7u2 DL380 GEN9 Hosts keep going unresponsive

We have recently upgraded to ESXi6.7 u2. Since the upgrade, our hosts keep going into an 'unresponsive' state. The VM's are all still running, although they show as 'disconnected' in VSphere. Can ping ...
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VMWare ESXI extremely high write latency

I hope you can help.. this is more of a sanity check just to verify my line of thinking at the minute. We've got a VMWare cluster setup that is networked to a high performance SAN. Everything performs ...
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How to add an existing data store on ESXi after a recovered HDD failure

One of the HDD failed on our HP DL380 G6 server, and after replacing the hardware, it seems like RAID5 rebuilding is complete and data should be recovered. However, when I boot into ESXi 6.0, I found ...
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Shutdown ESXi 6.7 with a script via SSH without entering maintenance mode

I'm trying to write a script that ssh's to an ESXi 6.7 and shuts down the host and also shuts down the VMs according to the current system shutdown policy. I'm running Dell customized image ESXi 6.7 ...
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VMware physical host doesn't boot

I am using VMware ESXi 5.1.0 to manage my VMs. I have lost root password of the physical host. So, I tried to reset forgotten root password of the physical host. After doing my search I found the ...
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ESXi Fault Tolerance Network Issue

I've setup a 2-nodes vSphere cluster. Each node is equipped with 4x1GE NICs. I have set a single vSwitch in each node, using all 4 vmnics as adapters and the following ports: Management: vmKernel ...
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ESXi USB PCIe Passthrough Failing to Connect Connected Devices

I have a fresh install of ESXi 6.7U2 up and running on which I can successfully start VMs. To this setup I've added a StarTech.com 4 Port USB 3.0 Card Adapter (PEXUSB3S44V). This has been configured ...
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Recover data from RAID 5 with VMFS data store

I own an HP Proliant Gen-6 ML350 server which is not turning on again after a power outage. According to my research it is most likely due to a failue of the power supply backplane or the power supply,...
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User/Group Auto Add when joining Domain

I've been in the process of joining our ESXi hosts to the AD domain and have noticed that the group "ESX_Admin" is automatically being added to Permissions on the ESXi hosts. I have found the ...
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ESXI 6.7 Dell Poweredege SNMP

Is there a possibility to monitor a DELL R640 via SNMPGET? Installed VMWARE ESXI 6.7 DELL Customized. On my Debian Machine snmpwalk -O fn -m ALL -c public -v 2c ipaddress .1.3.6.1.4.1.674 but I ...
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Migrate VMware workstation Virtual Network settings to VMware ESXi

I'm trying to migrate my vm guests from VMware workstation pro to a physical machine running VMware ESXi 6.7 . Now i'm struggling to find out what are the equivalent Virtual Network settings for my ...
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ESXI 6.7: How to only have the management interface accessable on the host machine's LAN?

I have an ESXI 6.7 Host and 6 Public IPs from my colocation provider. Currently one of the IPs is being used to access the web client for ESXI and another is used to access the pfSense router that is ...
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vmware ovftool: cURL error: couldn't connect to server

Using vmware's ovftool to export/backup virtual machines from an ESXi 6.7 host fails with error cURL error: couldn't connect to server, even if the specified password and the FQDN/IP of the server is ...
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How to Identify Disk Location on ESXi?

I have a VMWare ESXi 6.5 installed, and this ESXi is managed by vCenter. I recently need to replace some HDD to SSD, but I am not sure how to "blink" the disk so that I can pull it out safely. Update ...
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change ESXI host IP in VCSA

I have 3 esxi 6.7 hosts registered in VCSA. I want to change my esxi host ips. When I do in ESXI DCUI, eg from .120 to .20, VCSA keeps the old IPs .120 and cannot connect to the hosts anymore. When I ...
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NTP Servers Not Syncing At Boot

Backstory: I have a couple of internal startum 1 NTP clocks with GPS receivers, and 2 public NTP servers that are virtualized on top of VMware ESXi which take time from the S1 clocks and distribute it....
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Failed to create directory - Using ovftool.exe to export OVF to ESXi host

I have some OVF-Files (and their corresponding .vmdks) which I want to import in a freshly installed ESXi 6.7 environment. Since the Web-GUI-import from OVF and VMDK failed, I decided to use ovftool ...
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What Determines the Protocol Used During a VMware VM PXE Boot Against a WDS Server?

Good-day folks, I have successfully implemented a Windows Deployment Server in my environment, built both x86 and x64 boot images to support UEFI and Legacy BIOS using the Microsoft Deployment ...
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VMWare & VLANs - why am I able to access one VM but not another?

I have two virtual machines on a VMWare ESXi server - a Sophos Firewall and a Windows Server. On the LAN side of my network, I have a bunch of devices and a Cisco ATA connected to a real switch. This ...
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Rename VMDK file in esxi 6.5

I am attempting to rename VMDK's to eliminate spaces in the name. Because I want to migrate our VMs from an old ESXi Server to a new Version Server. (with scp command , I can only migrate VMs ...