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

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Exporting VM as OVA in ESXi 6.5

How can I export a VM in the OVA format with VMware ESXi 6.5? In vCenter (vSphere Client version 6.5) I can only export as an OVF. The same is true for the ESXi web client. The old application (...
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How do you specify how much disk space for each mount point on vsphere?

I created a vm via the vsphere web client. The ESX version is 6.5 and the vsphere version is also 6.5 Via the menu: create virtual machine Option 2f: customize hardware Virtual Hardware: New Hard ...
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Powering up CentOS deployed OVF displays guest operating system not supported

I've exported an OVF template from a working CentOS 6 VM. My cluster is on VMware ESXi 6.5. To test if the export was ok, I decided to import back in by doing "Deploy OVF template..." After ...
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CPU utilization imbalance on ESXi 6.7

We are working with a server running ESXi 6.7 Enterprise Plus, and the mobo has 2 Xeon 10-core CPU's. The host is moderately loaded, but strangely the ESXi monitoring screen shows MAX socket (package)...
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common Network on 2 dedicated ESXi servers

I have two ESXi dedicated servers from a cloud vendor. Each server has two nic card, one is private and one attached with public gateway. ESXi 1 - i created a vSwitch0 from public NIC and VMkernal ...
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Powershell / Powercli script Cronjob

I made a Powershell script which uses Powercli to create and delete snapshots on my two Esxi hosts, but for some reason the Cronjob isn't working. In the syslog I can see the following message: (...
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Are there any VMware ESXi virtual memory limits?

When using vSphere 6.0 Enterprise Plus Edition, are there any memory limits (virtual RAM per virtual machine)? I am refering to the vRAM entitlements.
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Does VMware centralized supports image repository like OpenStack Glance?

Like OpenStack Glance or AWS AMI, Does VMware Vcenter provides any service for archiving the images.If not what's the recommend method in Vcentre/Esxi based Datacentre
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ESXi 6.5 web client mutual SSL authentication

Has anyone done it? Don't like the idea of relying exclusively on a user and password. Thanks!
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How to make backup of VMWare ESXi host from Centos 7 using the ISCSI target?

I have the VMware ESXi 6.7 free version as the iSCSI initiator and the iSCSI target with CentOS 7 64bit. All of VMs installed in the iSCSI datastore. Is there any way to sync or copy the file from the ...
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Clone of production environment for tests in VMware

I'm trying to find a way to make a quick copy of a large number of virtual machines in order to use them to test new features for a productive environment. For example, the VMware has a product "Site ...
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ESXi - Multiple Separate Concurrent Uplinks on vSwitch?

I currently have an ESXi server hosting a PFSense guest which is being used as an internet-facing router. This ESXi server is set up with two vSwitches (each with an associated port group): WAN - 1 ...
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Intel S3500 need over provisioning in ESXi?

I have 8x Intel DC S3500 SSD's in Raid 10. I am setting up the datastore in ESXi, however I am not sure how much to over provision or if its needed. I know the s3500 are enterprise oriented but not ...
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ESXi 6.7 VMWare Backup to External USB Drive

Using VMWare ESXi 6.7.0 with Essentials licensing, I would like to backup my VMs to a plugged External HD. Previously we did it with Veeam because we were using a Windows Server, but now with their ...
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Can I make an Active Spare disk permanent?

We have a ProLiant ML350P Gen8 server with a P420 controller running ESXi 5.5. It has a RAID 6 array using 7 disks. One of the disks got marked as Predictive Failure, and in response to this we ...
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IBM X3630m4 wont bootup with Vmware Esxi : New installation

We have an IBM server model X3630m4 and we are trying to install VMware ESXi 5.5 and above version but its not booting up after installation. The installation gets completed and asks us to reboot the ...
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ESXi 6.5 NFS41 always mounts as Read-Only

I'm trying to mount my NFS41 share from my Freenas box onto ESXi for backup purposes. However, it always mounts as read-only for some reason. I have tried from the GUI as well as the CLI with no ...
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Proper way for memory testing on a server

I am a self taught system administrator at a little company. Our DC (which is a windows server 2012 r2 virtual machine running on a ESXi 6.0 host) recently started to crash with a BSOD at random in ...
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ESXi VM re-adding

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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ESXi 6.0 DCUI frozen, host is in not responding state

One of the ESXi hosts lost connection and entered an unresponsive state, and all of its VMs are disconnected in vSphere. However, I can RDP into the VMs, and can ping them and the host as well. SSH is ...
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ESXi config recovery

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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iSCSI vCenter/Veeam issue

I have a little pickle here that I cannot seem to find a solution for; As of a few days ago, my backups (VeeamB&R-9.5) started failing with the following error: Veeam output; Error: Cannot ...
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VSAN: Initialization for SSD Failed

ITNOA I have two SuperMicro servers and install ESXI 6.0.0 on both of them and create vSAN with them and installs all VMs on vsanStorage. and each of them have two SSD storage with RAID 1 and two HDD ...
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ESXi 6.7: Suddenly unable to login

I am currently setting up a new Server with ESXi 6.7 standalone (DELL PowerEdge R620, not part of a vSphere Cluster). This is day two for me working on the Server and for the third time I am suddenly ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation in ESXi 6.5

I have a weird issue when trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server (alternative ISO with LVM Support, or, the 'old' installer) on a ESXi 6.5 Server. When i choose VM Version 13 (Latest Version ...
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ESXi VMs randomly lose network on reboot; only resolution to pull NICs and reassign new NIC driver with static MAC

We have one ESXi server (HP-ESXi-6.0.0 build-2492585) that has multiple VMs on it that have exhibited the following behavior: When the VM is rebooted it will occasionally just lose all network ...
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Standard vSwitch static LAG with iSCSI hardware initiators - impossible configuration?

In one site, we have vSphere hosts with 2 10G NICs. Both NICs are in one vSwitch failover policy IP Hash for static LAG (this is to balance/failover VM traffic) Both NICs (HPE 534FLR-SFP+/QLogic ...
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vSphere 6.5 HA agent cannot be correctly installed or configured

Last week we encounter the following issue : we had to shutdown our entire infrastructure due to UPS replacement. At the end of electrical operations we had restarted : network SANs vCenter ESXis (2 ...
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Upgrade ESXi 6.5 installed on USB flash drive to 6.5 Update 2

My ESXi 6.5 server boots from a USB flash drive. Is the upgrade process any different, when installed on the USB stick, from upgrading when ESXi is installed on a hard drive? I wondered if it would ...
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ESXi 6.7 monitor hardware storage not showing usual results

Yesterday 2 of our ESXi hosts were updated from 6.5 to 6.7 (build 8169922), though after doing this we noticed a few quirks when trying to access the storage hardware monitoring. In the web UI ...
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Is it possible to open a popup/alert box in ESXi's DCUI to alert users?

I have built a zero-touch kickstart image of ESXi 6.7 for deployment of several hundred servers in a remote warehouse. I would like to get a popup or alert type box to display on the DCUI screen so ...
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Vmware ESXI 6.5: Is there a way to combine all 16 vcpus to form 4 vcpus which performs better [closed]

I am not talking of overprovisioning of VCPUs. It's actually reverse. A way to combine all available threads to virtualize into a limited number of vcpus to get advantage of ESXI limitations. I have ...
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VMware vSphere cant connect to esxi

I can not connect with the vCenter, the message is: vSphere Client could not connect to vcenter. An unknown connection error occurred. (The client could not send a complete request to the ...
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Setting a root password in an OVA and making it configurable

I have this VM and it is always created with a default root password say "RootPassword55". Now, I'd like to configure it so that the user will have to provide a new password on initial login. I'm ...
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VMWare converter: Can it do static conversion from Hyper-V or does it require connection to ESX?

We have a Hyper-V host and are moving the VMs to VMWare ESX. VMWare Converter seems to be the only tool available. (I thought Hyper-V could save/export to OVF, but I seem to be mistaken.) The ...
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ESXi license expired and broke my ubuntu install [closed]

I got my own ESXi server hosted at Hetzner, with some webpages etc. I was unable to access the sites, so I went into the ESXi mangement panel and can see that all my VMs were offline and I got a ...
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How to share a storage between multiple VMs using VMWare ESXi and VSphere?

I have two application servers running in a active/active cluster within a VMWare ESXi (5.5, upgrade to 6.5 in near future) virtual host running VSphere. The application needs a shared, high ...
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windows server 2012 remote connecting issue from ubuntu(rdesktop)

We are using windows server 2012 and we are connecting server by remote desktop service(RDS) from ubuntu client and windows client. This servers hosted in VMware ESXi Now we can able to connect server ...
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Clock drifts on virtual machine, nothing helps

I have very rapid time drifts on vmware. -241587 20:38 -241587 20:39 -241587 20:40 -241587 20:41 -241587 20:42 -0.014 20:02 -0.025 20:03 -0.056 20:04 -0.093 20:05 -0.093 20:06 -68996. 20:07 -68996. ...
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service.sh restart stuck at stopping sfcbd-watchdog

ESXi 5.5, I was unable to connect via vCenter which was returning Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on server xx failed so I logged in via ssh to recover. I ...
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fstab configuration for esxi datastore-based hard drive

I've got the following drives on my server NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 86.6M 1 loop /snap/core/4571 loop1 7:1 0 86.6M 1 loop /snap/core/4486 sda 8:0 ...
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Options missing when creating VM in eSXI

I'm trying to create a virtual Linux machine in my eSXI admin page but it keeps defaulting to strange options and won't let me define a CPU, RAM or drives. It's easier to explain by showing a ...
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Getting latency on VM when creating snapshot of Virtual machine

I have Vmware and we are taking backup of virtual machines using NetBackup software. When Backup starts it creates snapshot and then takes backup. During snapshot creation it freezes vmdk for certain ...
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HP Proliant G7 380 won't boot from SD card anymore

I had this server with VMWare Exsi 6.5 running on a SD Card and one logical disk using the embedded raid controller with a logical with no problems. So now, I installed a new raid controller on the ...
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Shrinking overprovisioned thin disks

We have a VCenter with some data storages, one of them is 10 TB. The issue is that the former sysadmins created many VM's with thin provisioned disks of 8 TB. Right now, the provisioned storage is ...
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constant packet loss in internal ESXI network

I am new to Vmware Esxi and im doing testing for an experiment with an Vmware ESXI 6.0.0 server. on the server there is two Ubuntu guest clients with one VMXNET3 each, both on the same Vswitch. Upon ...
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ESXi 6.7 any settings I make are disabled after reboot, also passthrough not working

Noticing none of the settings in an ESXi 6.7 installation are surviving reboot. I created the USB with a stock installation ISO like always, downloaded from the VMWare website. Just used the USB key ...
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PowerCLI Get-EsxCli Type Conversion Error

On three different servers, and one desktop, using PowerCLI 10, I am unable to call any of the EsxCli invocations, getting instead: > $esxcli = Get-EsxCli -VMHost "host.f.q.d.n" -Server (Connect-...
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syslog: kernel: [ 1241.147934] TCP: ens192: Driver has suspect GRO implementation, TCP performance may be compromised

in Debian 9 running into esxi 6.5 from three days ago the syslog shows this message: kernel: [ 1241.147934] TCP: ens192: Driver has suspect GRO implementation, TCP performance may be compromised. ...
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How do I make a VMWare VM not be running on a snapshot?

I'm not sure I understand snapshots. I took a snapshot of a VM on ESXi. The Snapshot manager in VSPhere show the tree and at the bottom of that three is "You are here." It is underneath the ...