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

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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 ...
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Credentials of Administrator on VMware Cloud vSphere [closed]

I got the Default vCenter Credentials which is Default vCenter User Account cloudadmin@vmc.local. There are a lot of configurations which only an Administrator could do such turn ON/OFF vSphere HA. ...
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Migrate/Copy VM from ESXi to other ESXi

I am attempting to migrate a lot of VMs from old ESXi server to new ESXi server I don't have VMware vCenter I have Veeam Backup and Replication Any idea or any suggestions to do this migration?
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Deploying ESXi onto Hyper-V on AWS?

Can I run ESXi onto Hyper-V which is deployed on AWS? Hyper-V can be deployed on AWS Running Hyper-V on Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances . Once Hyper-V is ready, ESXi can be installed according to ...
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Run ESXi on AWS EC2?

Can I run ESXi on EC2? If so, any suggestion how to do that. I would like to launch an ESXi machine and host routing VNFs in it on AWS.
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ESXi VM to Physical server on the same hardware

I have a Physical server running ESXi 6.0 with a single 64Tb Datastore, One of my VMs has grown to almost 50Tb on this host. I think at this point the best approach is to convert the VM to take over ...
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Cannot increase disk space of a esxi VM

I wanted to increase the disk space of a VM in my VMware server esxi. I deleted a snapshot that was in the VM, but I canceled this operation unintentionally. Now, I can't see the snapshot in ...
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Populate Snapshot manager with missing snapshots or revert to one manually?

Is there a way to populate the Snapshot Manager with snapshots that are listed in the datastore but not under Manage Snapshots. Is there a way to either populate Manage Snapshots or using something ...
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Web console for ESXi 6.7 VM no longer responds after patch. Where do I look for an error?

I just updated a VMware ESXi server to 6.7.0 Update 2 (Build 13006603) I have two (2) Windows Server 2016 VMs which I have previously been able to access via the Web Console. (Summary view of VM, ...
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Windows Server 2019 won't boot anymore after a restart

I have a Windows Server 2019 on a cloud provider, using VMWare as Hypervisor. Yesterday I've rebooted after it was begun to be slower. It hasn't restarted anymore. From the console of vmware I see ...
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How to view progress in ESXi of RAID recovery using MegaCLI?

We replaced a disk in our raid 1 array and the light is green on the disk. How can we see the rebuild status? I saw this thread on the vmware community https://communities.vmware.com/thread/530391 ...
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Optimze GPU performance of virtual server

In our company, we have used VMware server virtualization in order to divide a physical server into multiple unique and isolated virtual servers. One of those virtual servers (OS: Windows Server 2016) ...
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Nested Hypervisor - Hyper-V 2016 inside ESXi 6.5

I have a VMware ESXi 6.5 running on Dell Precision Rack 7910 Intel Xeon CPU E5-2643 v3 @ 3.40GHZ I'm planning to nest install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 Standalone (free version). How do I go ...
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Converting Thick vmdk to thin after Move from Datastore

I am currently running Vcenter 6.7 and ESXi 6.0 with VMFS5 in our infrastructure. And I often have to move VM disks from a DataStore to another in order to free up space. When using the VCenter MOVE ...
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VM stuck at boot - delete CTK file even if snapshots are present?

I am tasked with recovering a VMWare 6.5 cluster that, after an unexpected power failure, has a VM (the most important one...) stuck at boot. From the vmware.log file, it seems the problem is related ...
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Check if the clock speed has changed in a RHEL6 vm

I have a RHEL6 vm running on a vmware-esxi host but no access to the host or vCenter. I need to determine if the hosting provider is using power saving features one such way is to check if CPU Clock ...
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Migrate an ESXi VM with two drives

I have some very old Debian VMs that were migrated from physical to VMWare, and now I need to get them off VMWare and into a service like Vultr. The problem is that these have two "physical" drives ...
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Vmware ESXi 6.5 space reclamation from linux guest - low efficiency

I have Centos 6(7) VMs in Esxi 6.5 (Datastores VMFS6) and HPE 3PAR. What we can do for better reclamation via fstim? I have VM (250GB virtual hdd) where is on LVM ext4 90GB used – but VMDk has ...
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How to login to individual ESXi systems via ssh given vSphere admin access?

Given full admin access to vSphere, how can I translate that access to the ability to login via SSH to invididual ESXi systems to do some low level maintenance? Can I log in with the vSphere ...
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Limit number of running virtual machines in ESXI

Is there a way to limit the maximum number of VM's that are running at one time in ESXI? From empirical evidence it seems our server can only handle about 20 so I'd like to prevent users from ...
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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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link aggregation between vSwitch and physical switch?

Simple use case: one ESXi host installed on a physical server with two 1G NICs, both connected to one ToR physical L3 switch. The ESXi host has one vSwitch with both NICs as active uplinks, for ...
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VMWare device mapper size smaller than parition size

I am trying to understand what is going on with my VMWare instance. I have had 50GB partition that I extended to 150GB and resized the partition. However, the partition still shows that it only has ...
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Trying to assign static IP address, subnet, gateway and vlan id for esxi host through racadm

I am trying to prepare a script to assign Static IPv4 address for host. Usually I will take iDRAC console and I will update IP, subnet, GW and VLAN ID. But I have around 2500+ servers going forward to ...
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ESXI Host reboot corrupted the eth PCI order file on the Guest VM

I faced a similar problem where upon esxi reboot(using RHEL 6.2 OS and ESXI 6.0/vCenter 6.0), the PCI order is distorted which blocked the incomming production traffic . The moment i looked at the ARP ...
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PCI at NVIDA Tesla P 100 in shared pass through mode is disabled

I have successfully completed NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with VMware ESXI 6.7.While trying to add PCI devices in the VM, the option to choose PCI devices is shown as in ...
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Server 2012R2 VM stuck during boot

I've got a VM stuck at "Getting Devices Ready" today. It's a DataCenter 2012R2 clone that I'm setting up for test purposes via the VMWare Clone operation. Not something I do a lot of, but have done ...
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Dell poweredge R640 disable USB 3.0 possible?

Everything is in the title. I want to install an old ESXI (5.5 version) on a DELL PowerEdge, but just after finishing the boot of ESXI every USB devices (Mouse + keyboard) seems to turn off and I can'...
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Can I restore a sshd_config file on esxi 5.5 without being able to SSH in?

I've looked and tried to find a way but I'm unsure of how to get LOCAL shell access on an ESXI machine. I broke the sshd_config with the following change to the sshd_config file: # Default > MACs ...
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Failed to initialize NVML: Unknown Error - Not able to complete NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with Vmware ESXI 6.7

I am unable to setup the NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with Vmware ESXI 6.7 on DELL EMC poweredge R740. When I am trying to run nvidia-smi command I am getting following ...
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megaraid sas resetting fusion adapter

I'm running ESXi on a small home server and I'm seeing the following messages in ESXi logs: lsi_mr3: fusionCompletionBHIntr:3558: Firmware in fault state. WARNING: lsi_mr3: fusionReset:3918: ...
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Managing Windows application max CPU and memory

Good day. I have an RDS server (VMware VM) that we use for data analytics tools. These tools are memory and CPU hogs. I understand that there was a Resource Manager built into Windows 2008 R2. We are ...
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ESXI Single drive SATA performance (onboard HP Proliant SATA SSD Port)

Good day, Sorry for my English, it is not my native language, and recenly I have less than it should be practice in analytical writing. I have an ESXi 6.0.0 Update 2 installed on a bare metal HP ...
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Synology and vmware with 4 way MPIO slow iSCSI speeds

I am trying to achieve high iSCSI speeds between my ESX box, and the synology NAS. I am hoping to achieve a top speed of 300-400 Mb/s. But so far all i've reached is 150 - 170 MB/s. The main test ...
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Port Forwarding for 2nd ESXi

I have an ESXi running on my local network, with port forwarding to 443(TCP) and 902(TCP and UDP) for outside access (I also have firewall rules for access from only certain networks). I can connect ...
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ESXi 6.7 Connect two VM's on ESXi and connect them using router

I have an ESXi host installed on a VMware workstation. On the ESXi, I have two Ubuntu virtual machines and 1 freesco router. I want to connect both the Ubuntu virtual machines via the router. The ...
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can't execute bash script on busybox

I'm new to vmware and I'm tying to execute a script but can't seem to get it to work. I've changed the file permissions a whole bunch and I end up getting either Permission Denied or if I open it up a ...
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Remove Disks to confirm they are unused

BACKGROUND: One of my linux servers (running on vmware) had gone through a series of disk replacements, and resizing. Unfortunately I was not involved in these changes. I am now looking at the server ...
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Is it possible to browse files from HDD containing OS esxi?

my office have a broken esxi server that suddenly doesn't want to boot up. I am suspecting it is caused by motherboard. I am trying to access the server's Hard drive to get some VM files inside the ...
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VMRC - CentOS KDE not able to output 1920x1080 (16:9) on device “Virtual1”

I'm using vmware Remote Console (VMRC) to remote into a few CentOS 7 machines running on EXSi 6.7. They are all KDE Plasma and it seems like I'm unable to match the VMRC display size to my 1920x1080 ...
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rx_missed_errors with ring size set to maximum - udp bursts

Application A sends traffic to B via TCP. B using multicast (UDP) sends traffic further to C. Applications on D get this data via TCP. A -> (TCP) -> B -> (UDP) -> C -> (TCP) -> D A ...
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Communicating VM with a Router

I have a VM with 2 Virtual NIC, the first NIC has been assigned IP for communication in our ring network the second NIC has been assigned VLAN 809 and has IP: 172.32.17.10/16 . The server with this ...
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Can't upgrade ESXI from 6.0

I'm attempting to use esxcli to upgrade my host from ESXI 6.0 to 6.7 because of some added features. Whenever I run esxcli software profile update -d -p ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard I get this error:...
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Can't upgrade ESXI from 6.0 to 6.7

(Sorry for bad english) I'm attempting to use esxcli to upgrade my host from ESXI 6.0 to 6.7 because of some added features. Whenever I run esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware....
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Boot from SD card on Gen8 DL360

I'm attempting to get VMWare ESXi running from an SD card on an eBay purchased DL360 Gen8. I'm guessing that the firmware is probably out of date (iLO 4 - v2.50). The only options I have in boot are ...
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ESXi Tesla passthrough enabled but not assignable

I am facing an issue with an ESXi ( 6.7.0 Update 1 ) and the passthrough of a GPU card (NVIDIA Tesla P4). The GPU card is listed in the "Passthrough capable" PCI Devices section as "Enabled / Needs ...
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Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder

I have a Windows Server 2012R2VM File Server on an ESXi host (lab environment, domain joined). Everything seems to work just fine on the the environment. I am testing a new software which utilises SQL ...
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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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ESXi vmware tools recognises CentOS 7 as CentOS 6

I am using vmware Remote Console (VMRC) to access a virtual machine running CentOS 7 with the included open-vm-tools 10309 which are recognised by the ESXi-host. I am able to shutdown or restart the ...