Questions tagged [vmware-esxi]

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

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R710 with ESXi 6.5 and PERC 6/E - How to update drivers?

R710 PERC 6/E Raid 6 Running a Windows server 2016 and Unitrends in virtual machines in ESXi. So I have a Raid 6 array and need to expand the array. OMSA tells me I have an out of date driver. I have ...
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VMware ESXi VM auto-suspended until login?

I noticed something weird on an Ubuntu Server 16.04 virtual machine running on VMWare ESXi 6.0. The machine hosts a website running on Apache 2 that is exposed to Internet. Also it runs SSHd to allow ...
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Retaining Windows Server 2016 Licence when migrating VMs

So I'm trying to figure out how best to keep our active (legitimate) Windows Server 2016 Licence when migrating from ESXi to Proxmox. I have done a quick n dirty migration and it all seems to work ...
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How to renew VMware certificate in Veeam

I had to reinstall the vcenter appliance. Since that the Veeam backupjobs fail with the error: Task failed error: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure Presumably ...
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Sending ESXi Snapshot to 3rd party forensics team

We recently had a couple security events occur and we immediately took a snapshot of the VM as we wanted to preserve as much of the data as we could. Now we would like to send it to a 3rd party ...
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vCenter 6.7 error while creating new users (Single Sign On)

i'm running a vCenter Server Appliance with Embedded Platform Services Controller version 6.7.0.140000 I'm trying to create a new user to allow using the vSphere web console to a specified VM only ...
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PfSense(on ESXi) on hetzner, IP Subnet not working

i have one primary IP of Hetzner DS(with ESXi on it, and pfsense). i got a subnet of /29 from hetzner. they say that the subnet IPs must route through Primary IP address of server, like if server IP ...
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Highly available virtualized SQL Server on 2 ESXi hosts and one SAN storage

I have two ESXi hosts. I am planning on installing a SQL Server instance on each hosts and make them highly available. The two hosts are connected to one SAN storage. The storage is Dell EMC ...
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PowerCLI - Get Active FC Path WWN of all datastores

I need to turn off one of the FC switch for maintenance. To turn off the switch smoothly, I want to set the manual path selection mode and switch all datastores to the second switch. I have a lot of ...
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Exposing disks to virtual machines as 512e

I'm aware that VMware ESXi supports the creation of datastores on local Advanced Format 512e disks as of v.6.5. However, all the (very scarce) information I can find seems to suggest that virtual ...
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VMware Power CLI: how to get custom attributes for a datastore

I am trying to get a custom attribute value for my datastore, but bumping into an issue with type incompatibility. Is there anything I am doing wrong below, and how to fix it? PowerCLI C:\> $ds = ...
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ESXi 6.7 NFS Datastore - Access denied

I am setting up a new vSphere environment using 6.7. I have built the first ESX server and need to connect to an NFS mount to use as a datastore. The NFS share is on a NetApp running in Cluster mode, ...
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dmidecode uuid is different from Vmware esxi server

I have a query related to dmidecode uuid. In our product we are using dmidecode uuid try to match with ESXI vmware uuid of the same node. ESXI is providing the UUID as first three fields as big ...
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fstrim is not functional after migrate to vmfs6 without reboot

I have Vmware esxi 6.5. Now I migrated some thin provisionied VMs to VMFS6. When I call fstrim /I can except that vmdk file will smaller, but without error in console - vmdk is not smaller. I must ...
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Install macos 10.13 Guest OS on VMware ESXi 6.0 fails

I want to install macos 10.13, High Sierra, on VMware ESXi, 6.0.0, 5572656. According to VMware's compatibility guide this should be supported. https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail....
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Suddenly inaccessible local drivess on several Windows Server 2016 / ESXi 6.5

I installed a new ESXi 6.5 with Server 2016 machines. After adding one more virtual harddisk to one of the servers I couldn't access it. It was shown in the explorer but was not accessible (access ...
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EXSI 6.7 Multiple Subnets

I'm new to VM's as I've always setup physical servers in the past. I have installed VMWARE EXSI 6.7 on my HP server and I've setup 2 VM's. One is for a SCADA system and the other is for a ...
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How can I make a local ISO on a Linux server available to a VMware ESXi/vCenter virtual guest via the virtual CD/DVD?

Current Method In the past I've done this by copying the ISOs to a Windows desktop then using the vCenter client to upload the ISO to a temporary datastore location on the ESXi server, then using "...
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ESXi 6.7 Instant Clone without vCenter

Is it possible to create an Instant Clone of a Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.7 Standard without a vCenter Server present using PowerCLI?
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VMware ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor unable to change the swap datastore after upgrade from 6.0

On a standalone VMware host running ESXi 6.5 I'm unable to get the host cache and VM swapfiles to change SSD datastore. It was running ESXi 6.0 (and I used to administer it with the legacy vSphere ...
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ESXi vDS multiple LAG

Currently network design is 2 Switches and each ESXi host has 4 NICs. 2 NICs are connected to Switch #1 and 2 NICs are connected to Switch #2. As this are different Switches it’s not possible to ...
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Veeam unexpected “health check” for backup copy job

In Veeam we have a backup copy job for creating offsite backups on usb disks. Now I see that Veeam performs a health check on the usb disk. I can't find any possibility to configure health check for ...
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ESXi 6.5 Unregistering All Guest VM's On Reboot

I installed ESXi 6.5 from a 32GB SD card (inserted into hyper-visor motherboard usb port) and chose to install it on the same card during installation. I set the pass through on my LSI controller &...
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esxi 5.5 unable to detect previous hard disk

I have a 129GB SSD on HP Proliant DL380 G7 with ESXi 5.5 installed from a pen drive. The hard drive contains 2 virtual machines that contain a lot of work in them. I had to remove the drive as I am ...
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all required agent virtual machines are not currently deployed on host 'hostname'

Getting the above error on a virtual machine. Powered it off, added more RAM, tried to power it on again. Now I get this error Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?
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DHCP not sharing Internet access

I have several Virtual Machines in Vmware ESXi 6.5 with 2 Network Groups. Created a DHCP Server Machine on CentOs with 2 networks interface. 1 / vm network from which it takes a network and has IP ...
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What factor impact network speed between VM significantly?

There is question about network between different server,but i got a different situation. I have two VM in a server,and I tried to test maximum network speed between two VM. OS : CentOS VSwitch ...
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How do increase data transfer rate between my VMs

I saw lots of article,but didn't answer my question. My server use VMware vSphere Hypervisor. There are 20 virtual machines in my server. VM operating system : centos7 I already change my vSwitch ...
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See Pike raid status in ESXi 6.7

I am using ESXi 6.7 and have an Asus Pike 3108 card in the server. When I browse the Host | Monitor | Hardware | Storage I can see: Avago (LSI) MegaRAID SAS Invader Controller #0 But the status is ...
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Vmware ESXI one hard disk but 2 vmdk files

I have a virtual machine on Vmware ESXI, I have currently a defined hard disk and the size of it is :1.5 TB But when I check the Datastore, there are 2 VMDK files which one of them (the main file of ...
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Add ESXi 6.5 host with powered on VMs to VCSA 6.7

I have a fully licensed ESXi 6.5 VM host that has 3 VMs running. I am trying to add it to a new Cluster (HA, EVC, DRS off) that I have created on a vCenter 6.7 Update 1 VCSA, but it tells me the host ...
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Does data reduction work cross datastore?

I am the proud owner of a Unity 400F all flash SAN connected through FC. I have multiple datastores setup for my vm infrastructure and I was wondering if data reduction (what EMC calls their combined ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 takes too long to start in esxi 5.5 after converting the Physical Machine into Virtual machine with P2V Software

I converted the Windows Server 2008 R2 which is installed on the Physical Server into virtual machine with P2V software. I installed this Virtual machine in Vmware ESXI 5.5. This guest OS takes too ...
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PSOD vmwar eSXi 6.7 U1

I have a ESX 6.7 U1 installed on my HP Proliant DL 380 G9 with a configuration of 2 CPUs Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v3 @ 1.80GHz (32 cores) with 32 GB Ram. Recently the server has crashed many ...
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Multipathing on VMware ESXi is missing

I'm trying to configure a storage multipathing on VMware web client. I'm running the version 6.5.0, build 6765664. The problem is that on my storage section I can't find the option about multipathing. ...
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VMware power-on is delayed on some but not all hosts, same hardware (1 second vs 16 seconds)

I'm having a strange issue that I hope someone else has come across it, hostd.log doesn't show any information except to confirm the boot time is slower (16 seconds!). Using this script. for ($i=1; $...
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sudden lost of access to esxi vSphere network

Our lab setup consists of a vSphere Esxi server hosting some VMs. In front of VMs exists a pfSense router VM. All VMs are getting connectivity from router and additionally a openVPN server is set in ...
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How to save licensing data from a decommissioned VMware server?

My current VMware (Vsphere? ESXi?) hardware is being repurposed and its virtual machines are moved to VirtualBox. I want to save the licensing data - so if the need arises in the future - I could ...
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Estimate resource consumption of an application

I have a query. I have an X application in my WS 2012, which I have to scale the consumption of RAM and CPU that it will have. Currently when the application works at maximum, the CPU and RAM reach ...
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Figuring out how much VMWare hardware capacity I need during the planning phase [duplicate]

So, I know there are a lot of great tools for analyzing current resource utilization and so on, but that's not what I'm looking for. What I'm trying to figure out is the best way to plan how much ...
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VMWare --> Adding new CD drive --> “Reconfigure virtual machine”

I am trying to add a new CD/Drive to a VMWare virtual machine. I'm currently doing it via Web UI. I am able to add the drive for mounting an ISO from Content Library. Once the drive is added it give ...
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Hardware for virtualization [duplicate]

I need to choose appropriate hardware for virtualize with vmware - 1 windows server 2016 (active directory, wsus, centralized antivirus software...) - 1 windows server 2008 (run 2 server software) - 1 ...
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How to enable IBRS when it is disabled?

I have been updating some servers to the latest patchlevels and wanted to check the security state regarding Meltdown, Spectre and Spectre-NG. Using the current V 0.39+ of the spectre-meltdown-...
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esxi - vm watchdog function / auto-restart failed vm

I am using ESXi 6.5 (free licence). Occasionally, one of my virtual servers (ubuntu 18.04) running on the esxi host freezes. Symptoms: the server is no longer accessible via http(s) or ssh and doesn't ...
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Running VMWare Workstation 14 on a VM [closed]

I have set up VMWare Workstation on a esxi 6.0 hosted VM. (Ubuntu 16.04.05) I am trying to run some packer builds that use the specific (VMWare Workstation) hypervisor. The builds get stuck ...
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How to set the mode of port? access, trunk, general

I tried to set (change) the mode of my port, and I read the book and followed it step by step. But I still get a lot of error. There were what I input. (Routing) (Interface 0/3)#switchport mode ...
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ESXi Passthrough hard drive to use ZFS on VM

I have ESXI 6.7 installed on my r710. I have 1 2TB drive that's being used as the boot drive for ESXi and the VMs. I have 3 4TB drives that will be large storage. I want to send the 4TB disks ...
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How to synchronize time on ESXi Windows virtual machines within one second?

I'm a developer and we are using Quartz.Net, widely used scheduling library with SQL backing store to run cluster of jobs servers (VMs on ESXI cluster). Quartz.Net requires that time will be ...
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Failed to get an SSL thumbprint of the target server certificate, when trying to install vCenter 6.5

I am trying to install vCenter 6.5 on windows as a standalone server and I am getting that error message. Does vCenter 6.5 need to be deployed as a VM on an ESXi host? If it can be installed on a ...
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Creating a virtual switch between two VMs, without a physical uplink, in VMware ESXi/vSphere

I am trying to create a virtual switch in VMware ESXi 6.7.0, to be used only for communicating between two virtual machines. I created the switch without an uplink and added it to two machines. In ...