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What kind of services does ESXI SLP port advertise to locally connected hosts?

I got enthusiastic about the last exploitations of ESXI CVE-2021-21974 (heap overflow exploitation). After researching the SLP service, which is the weak point in this CVE, I tried to turn it off, ...
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Can VMs run on raw HW or do they neeed an OS? [closed]

I have a general question about Virtual Machines. It is not clear to me if I need an operating system at the lower level and then install the VM and on top of that the rest or I can install a VM ...
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vCenter in a ESXI host that it manages

We have 2 physical servers (A and B), each with ESXI 7.0 installed. We'd like to manage them with vCenter. Can we install vCenter on one of those servers? Is it advisable?
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Virtual Windows 2019 Server / Files in share randomly not accessible

We run an application in which users can create and validate files on a virtual machine (VMWare) equipped with Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard. The users work on terminal servers (Windows ...
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Is a VMWARE hypervisor able to throttle or cap a VM's use of shared disk subsystem resources on a multi-tenant server

Are VMWARE hypervisors able to cap or throttle a VM's consumption of shared disk subsystem resources on a multi-tenant server? Or is there always the possibility that another VM on the server, a VM ...
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How to increase the free space in a Volume Group in LVM after expend VM disk size

We want to increase the space in a Volume Group in our VM centOS server For example from pvs we see pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda2 VLwol lvm2 a-- <100.00g <5.09g ...
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Consumption-based cloud service

For a current project I am looking for a cloud service which calculates the costs based on the processing power my application is using. If my application only spends 5 minutes per hour doing any ...
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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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Linux OS hangs at boot due to daemon systemd service fault

i have a python script that does infinite loop on functions written, and i have added this to systemd as service so i want to run python script at background and control its from systemctl. sudo vi /...
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How To Set Up Hyper-V Nested Virtualization in the Linux (include how to use the same IP and different port)

Question list as below: How to create nested VM? How to setup VM Hardware in the dashboard? How to use the same IP address and the different port number PS: I still have been ...
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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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How do I get utilization information from my VMWare ESX server for CPU, Memory and Network usage?

Does VMWare ESX server have anything built in that I can view CPU, Memory and Network utilization? We have a single VMWare ESX server that we are trying to understand better how our VM's are ...
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What is the difference of PCIe passthrough vs GPU passthrough?

I recently found about this video link showing that ESXi is able to passthrough PCIe onto a Guest VM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhZzAjlNdWc The question is, what is the difference of GPU ...
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Azure Backup Server on Azure VM to Protect on-premises workloads

I need to protect two VMware instances in a on-prem environment and want to achieve this by using Azure with Azure Backup and Azure Backup Server. The following image shows a referencing architecture:...
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How do I attach an external VMDK disk to a guest image, from within the guest image?

I have a Linux guest image that starts up, with only the OS drive. The actual ESX server has many VMDKs (I know the IDs of them). In my workflow, I need to on demand, from within the guest, attach ...
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Does ESXi host running on 7th gen Intel processor support Win 7 and older OSes?

I know that Windows 7 and older OSes are not supported on the newest Intel i series processors. But how about an OS running on a ESXi host? Is it going to work this way? Thank you in advance!
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vRealize Automation - Software Component bind variable of second nic IP

So i am having troubles with automating a deployment in vRA. I created a software component with 3 scripts and in one of the script i need to provide as a variable the Reserved/Alocated IP of the ...
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Can I delete SSOServer Logs? (VMware)

I have a client that has a large amount of log files within the SSOServer Logs folder. I want to compress/delete these files so that it makes room. Will this affect VMware? Most are text docs but some ...
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Destination Host Unreachable, Centos 7, Vmware

After setting the static IP address on vmware machine, restarted centos, here is that after I get this error: Destination Host Unreachable I try to change NAT to Bridge but nothing change, indeed, I ...
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Upgrading ESXi License from 5.5.0 Free to 6.5 Essentials

We currently have a single server running ESXi 5.5.0 1331820 with Live VMs and would like to upgrade the license to 6.5 Essentials so that we can use Altaro VM Backup since this does not work with the ...
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Confused about my ESXi/Horizon/View related options in virtualising this small mixed setup

I'm virtualising a small setup of half a dozen mixed PCs and small servers. The aim is to consolidate hardware resources (one high spec server + thin clients rather than 8 medium-to-high spec ...
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Separate NFS harddrive mounted to an ISCSI stored VMware virtual machine

Is it possible to add an NFS storage harddrive to an already existing VM that is stored on an ISCSI storage repository? I'm specifically trying to mount an NFS repository to this VM for backup ...
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Open VMware Tool reporting VMSVC Too many partitions

I have a virtual machine running with the warning below. vmsvc[895]: [ warning] [guestinfo] Too many partitions vmsvc[895]: [ warning] [guestinfo] Failed to update VMDB I believe this could be ...
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What happens to vDS networking when my vCenter server crashes

I have a query What exactly happens when the vCenter server crashes. I know that the database and logs would be lost if the vCenter Server crashes, but I need to know what will happen to the Guest VMs ...
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VMware vcenter client unable to log in

I restarted our DC this morning and now we are unable to log into the client to see all the VM'S the credentials are correct but it says there wrong... Did I need to do something before rebooting and ...
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Service listening on 8333 leading to vmware-hostd.exe process (VMWare Server 1.0/Windows)

Have been using VMWare Server 1.0 (Windows server host) (previously setup by a partner of mine) for quite some time now and decided to dig more into processes / memory management. I have been using ...
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sharing resources between virtual machines

After some extensive searching I couldn't find the answer to my question. I'm sorry if this is obvious or not, but I just need to know. I have a server with verry low resources, 2gb of ram and 2 cores....
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Auto reconnect two identical USB devices in VSphere

I have two identical APC UPS's that have USB controllers. I want to map both of the USB ports from the ESXI host to a VM and always have those USB devices reconnect, including if they are unplugged or ...
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What version of libc.so is compiled in ESXI 6

In ESXI 6.0 what is the version of the library at '/lib64/libc.so.6'. This would be most helpful if someone could run that and post the info. For example my ESXI 5.5 current has: GNU C Library vmware ...
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RAID on VMware, Ubuntu guest

I am doing some local testing on VMware server. I have set up my VM with two hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu Server, and creating manually in the installation the luks above a RAID 1 configuration....
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Vmware Got Hit By Brute Force More Than 60K Attempt

I have a vmware with 2012 server in it. Recently int he vsphere seens alot of attempt. Smells like a brute force. I understand that Security.AccountUnlockTime exists in the ESXi 6.0 that has a lockout ...
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Slow http response time from vm [closed]

I am currently hosting a test website under a 8 vcpu and 2gb ram virtual machine using nginx and php-fpm, the host machine is hosting other virtual machines doing the same thing with 10gbps network ...
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Extremely slow when executing multiple individual MySQL queries

I've been noticing a performance issue in one of my servers running Apache/PHP/MySQL. So I decided to investigate and test it against other servers. What did I do? In three different servers, I ...
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mysql stops responding periodically

I run a site (Magento) on a Ubuntu 14.04.3 server running on a 32xCPU VMWare VPS. When it is under heavy load, it typically receives 20-25 requests/second. In magento there is a specific UPDATE query ...
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How can I tell which customization specification has been applied to a deployed VMware VM?

I have inherited a load of virtual machines deployed from templates in VMware. Is there a way that I can tell which customization specification was applied to them during the process?
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iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)

Good morning everyone, I recently bought two unmanaged NetGear 1gb switches to replace our older unmanaged Cisco 1gb iSCSI switches. Right now, the only devices currently connected to this network ...
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How to modify maximum RAM usage in vCenter 6.0

I'm using VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for a way to decrease RAM usage of it. In previous vCenter versions there were options to change # Maximum Java Heap Size in C:\...
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Why doesn't VSphere show VMWare Tools as installed?

I just installed a fresh openSuSE 13.2 VM onto ESXi 6. I did the VMware-install.pl process and it completes successfully, reporting as installed. However, both our monitoring software (What's Up ...
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Switching to HP microserver [duplicate]

I wonder if anybody have experience with migrating to the latest Gen8 HP microserver from existing architectures. http://www.storagereview.com/hp_proliant_microserver_gen8_review In my case the ...
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Convert Vmware version 2 virtual machine to Hyper-V---General Road map needed

I have taken over the management an old VMware host. I believe it is VMWare version 2 by what it says in the Control Panel/Programs of the Windows 2008 R2 server. I would like to convert/migrate one ...
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Restart ESXi from remote while having a PSOD

I wondered if it is possible to access some functions of a ESXi Server over the network, while the server has a PSOD. The Server is running ESXi 5.1. The server cannot be pinged, but is there some ...
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VMware Vsphere Monitoring and Alerting Network Outage

I am trying to set up an alert to email out when any of our VMs lose network connectivity. I'm trying the following settings but I do not get any alerts when I kill the network connection. Alarm Type:...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2-CPU Limit?

I am running VMWare Infrastructure Web Access 2.0. I have several VMs running on 24 core machine. I just looked at the most resource-intensive VM and found it is running using only 2 CPU cores of ...
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What method can I use to manage hundreds of VPNs/Remote Connections to servers outside my network?

Problem We support hundreds of clients and have access to many of their servers via VPN/RDP (SSL VPN, Cisco VPN, MS VPN, etc.). The other kicker to this is we have to be able to let support employees ...
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VMware hypervisor license [duplicate]

can I use VMware vsphere hypervisor license on multiple host on different network? Apologize that one license is used in a farm in India and I will use the same license in a farm in UK. Obviously I ...
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VMware Host Copy File from catalog to VM/ISO mounting not working

I have uploaded an ISO to our vcloud administrator organization catalog. For some reason the system refuses to mount it as a CD/DVD drive. It recognizes that it's an ISO, but when I select it as ...
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Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?

I was reading some technet articles as well as this one regarding the differences between the way VMware and hyper v doing CPU scheduling. I was wondering if I could get some objective info on this. ...
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Linux vs OpenBSD vmware performance

I wonder what experience others have of running openbsd on top of vmware infrastructure. I have a pretty regular Lighttpd+Mysql+PHP5 setup of 2 vmware guests: -Debian7 Wheezy -OpenBSD 5.2 (this ...
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is possible to set up a PXE Server on VMWare Server [closed]

I would like to boot up my VMs through the network, and I have a couple of questions: - is it possible to install an OS on one particular VM and booting up some other VM with no OS installed in order ...
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Vmware Server2 Last known working kernel version [closed]

I hope there is some vmware expert here who can help me out. I would like to know what is the lastest Linux Kernel version which known to work with Vmware Server 2.0.2. What I using right now is 2.6....

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