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vSphere is an enterprise level virtualization solution. It acts as the cloud computing OS managing a set of VMware ESXi-based hosts.

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PowerCLI: How can I enable SSH on a vCenter Server Appliance?

Through the management interface served on port 5480 by default, you can enable SSH access to a vCenter Server Appliance. How can it be done programmatically using PowerCLI?
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vCenter HA against site failure

How can I prevent vCenter 7 HA across datacenter failure? What is the best method against vCenter site-failure? We have 3 Datacenters and a Enterprise plus license. Is setting up separate vCenter for ...
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ESXI vSphere cannot set CD/DVD drive to "Connect after power On"

some time ago I was troubleshooting how to add passthrough PCI device to VM, in vSphere 7.0 (ESXi) Since that , I am unable to "Install VMWare tools" to any VMs (even those I did not touch) ...
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ESXi - Cannot delete datastore folder

I was uploading a Ubuntu ISO file to datastore in a lab environment and power failed and corrupted the folder. I can't delete the folder anymore and I can't upload anything to that folder either. Any ...
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Intermittent GET Request Timeouts with Basic Auth on VMWare NSX V 6.4 API

I am working with the VMWare NSX V 6.4 API and encountering an issue with intermittent timeouts when making GET requests to https://{NSX-MANAGER-HOST}/api/4.0/edges/edge-10/ipsec/statistics using ...
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Determining average compute and memory utilization, per user, on RDS server farm

trying to determine how I might go about doing this. We have 6 RDS server vms hosted in an esxi environment. I've gathered average utilization for each server vm and each esxi host (in vSphere ...
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Docker for Debian on a VMware ESXi VM frequently crashes

About a month ago I installed the latest version of Docker on Debian 12 on a VMware ESXi 8.0U2 virtual machine (latest vSphere version). I tried to get VNC running but other priorities took over, so ...
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Recommandation / best practise for site to site replication as cold standby with ESXi Cluster

I have two ESXI clusters at location A, each consisting of 2 ESXi servers. 1 cluster is in the DMZ and one cluster is in the LAN. Various virtual machines are running on them. In total, there are only ...
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How do I increase Threads per core for an Ubuntu VM in VMware?

I recently purchased a VMware dedicated server and I created my first VPS on it with Ubuntu 22 server OS . Using lscpu in Ubuntu , I'm seeing the following : steam@steam:/root$ lscpu Architecture: ...
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How can I powerdown VMs to enter Maintenance Mode to apply vCenter component update in vSphere Lifecycle Manager Images when vCenter itself is running

My basic question is: is it possible to use vCenter to apply a component update to the host, seeing as how I would need to shutdown the VMs in order to do it, and crucially 1 of them is a router VM ...
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ESXi 8.0 host not detecting USB devices

I've got an ESXi 8.0.1 production host (Dell PowerEdge R450) that I'm trying to attach a USB device to.  I've tried a USB external HDD as well as a USB licensing dongle.  These devices have been ...
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One of machines on esxi vsphere stops working without any errors [closed]

I have some virtual machines on one of my servers. One of them has stopped working a few days ago with a cpu error on esxi, so I upgraded the machine's cpu from 4 cores to 10 cores. And it has 20 GB ...
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how check expiration cert of VCSA vpxd, vsphere-webclient externally via curl?

I have some expired cert. in VCSA, any idea how can I check them via curl ? Is it possible ? I think that I can check externaly only machine cert, right ? I would like to monitor it externaly. cert ...
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Internal network exception on the k8s following VMWare vMotion

Our k8s cluster uses VMware VM as worker nodes. K8s version is 1.22.9, network is flannel, kube-proxy mode is iptables. A worker node with storage was moved with vMotion. After the migration is ...
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Undersubscribed ESXI host shows 100% CPU

I guess the question is more theoretical one. We have ESXI host with 48 Logical Cores (HT enabled, 24 real cores). We run 4 machines each provisioned with 8 vCpu. Each machine operates on 75% CPU on ...
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after update VCSA 6.5 to latest patch VCSA is still showing previous ver, but mgmt appliance showing newer ver

I was updating VCSA vSphere Client version 6.5.0.41000 to latest 6.5.0.42000, but after reboot : VCSA gui ( in about tab) still showing previous ver 41000, But in Mgmt. appliance via port 5480 is ...
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How can see exact number of ESXI RX dropped packet and not percentage as presented in esxtop

esxtop shows percentage of dropped packet on different ESXI ports. Is it possible to extract the exact number of raw packets that were lost instead? If the ratio of dropped RX packets to overall RX ...
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How to extend esxOSDATA partition to use as datastore (or something?)

I have installed esxi 8.0.1 on a new HP G10 with the following config: USB drive as boot installation media for ESX A 2TB Nvme for esxosdata! Some other SSD as single RAID10 array. The problem is: ...
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Ansible / YML code needed to Reset / Power Cycle a VMware VM

I have a file called "vcenter.yml" in my hosts folder which is used to authenticate to my vcenter and perform a dynamic inventory of this vcenter. I use this file to gather VM info and also ...
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Installing Open VMware Tools on different Ubuntu versions

I have a range of Ubuntu servers dating back to v18.04. Each one has a different version of Open VM Tools available through its' repository. Is there anything that's preventing me from compiling and ...
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how check / search datastore events logs in Vsphere?

after re-registration VMs a realized that one DS is missing. How can search effectively DS in logs ? Looks that I need 1 month old logs. on host I found only 7 days old logs and via Vcenter Events GUI....
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"Destination Port Unreachable" only on secondary IP of VM

An vmware VM is assigned two IPs. We can only ping one of the two IPs from VMs on the same network. 2: ens160: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen ...
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ESX: FS on Datastore corrupted after volume on storage was FULL

I observed this failure : FS on Datastore corrupted after volume on storage was FULL, actually it happened twice, and only option was to recreate again new datastore. Here is what happened in time ...
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Can Packer connect to a VM in vSphere via SSH?

I'm just getting started with configuring a VM on VMware vSphere and I'm using HashiCorp Packer to create the VM template. I'm very pleased with how most things are working out for me, but I have a ...
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RedHat 8 and cloud-init not running userdata until new VM is rebooted

I have a Terraform script that is cloning a RedHat 8 VM on vSphere V7. The VM is successfully cloned, but the user in my userdata is not created when the VM starts. If I reboot the VM after it is ...
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VMware VMs using private network can't communicate with each other when on different ESXi hosts

I have VMs spread across multiple ESXi hosts (using Vcenter/vSphere). They have private addresses. Like 192.168.1.x. When on the same host, they can communicate with each other. But, when they are on ...
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Verify all drivers for all the devices are loaded in ESXi host

Host, Manufacturer: Supermicro Model: SYS-1029U-TN10RT ESXi, Product: VMware ESXi Version: 7.0.3 Build: Releasebuild-21424296 Update: 3 Patch: 85 Installed using iPXE, (not sure if relevant) #!ipxe ...
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VMware Guest VM Join My Own Domain With Netdom Fails ""DNS name contains an invalid character"

Trying to join a VMware guest VM to my domain. I'm running the Powershell script from one of my other guest vm's in VMware vCenter. I've tried changing the $Domain variable to other string names ...
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VMware Virtual Machine Power Consumption

I know there is a way to view the power consumption in Watts for a specific VM, but is there a way to view or output the total power consumption for a set of VMs over a given period?
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Keeping a vmdk's path on vmotion

Situation's a bit complicated so I hope I can make sense here. I have an OpenShift cluster installed on vSphere (managers and workers). It has Elastic configured to gather logs. Elastic has a ...
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How does vSphere DHCP assign IP addresses?

I have installed Ubuntu in a vSphere VM and due to some error, it got the wrong IP address. I asked IT to fix the DHCP entry and they did but the VM kept getting assigned the wrong IP. I could get it ...
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Why does VMware count memory as storage and how can I disable this behavior?

Coming from a Proxmox environment to VMware I'm puzzled by this behavior: It's a rented environment and I was asked how much memory/disk storage/CPU do I need. I didn't account for memory randomly ...
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Used P2V to reduce size opf LVM VHDX - Issues with grub and booting now

Hi All hoping for some Linux genius advice I inherited a VMWare VM cluster with a few production VM's they were all way over provisioned and all have 1tb Thick drives But are only using 100gb odd each ...
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Set Firmware Option for Vsphere VM created by salt-cloud

I am trying to create a VM hosted in Vsphere using salt-cloud and need to set the boot options for this VM. From what I can tell there isn't an actual option for this so I guessing it needs to be part ...
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Are the drivers in the preboot environment for ESXi different than post? "No devices with free space"

I have an old Dell Precision I used to run ESXi on. Went to reinstall it, the installer sees both drives in it just fine on both 7.0u3 and 8.0. However, after installation on the NVMe drive, post ...
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Ceph reading and writing performance problems, fast reading and slow writing

Ceph reading and writing performance problems, fast reading and slow writing Hello, we need to migrate all cloud environments to Proxmox. At present, I am evaluating and testing Proxmox+Ceph+OpenStack....
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How can I assign a vSphere Tanzu license to a Supervisor Cluster programmatically?

I have a vSphere Tanzu license already available in my vCenter Server. Now I want to assign that license to a Supervisor Cluster. It works through the vSphere Webclient manually, but I need to do it ...
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CentOS VM on VMware ESXI: System UUID and Serial number not same

We are running CentOS 7.9 with OKD cluster 3.11 on VMware ESXi 6.7.0. As part of our activities, we are trying to setup cloud-provider integration with the VMware to have dynamic PV/PVC provisioning ...
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Does vSphere ESXI Virtualization needs to be installed on root server or is it an application which can be installed inside an OS? [closed]

Recently I've bought Dell PowerEdge R620 Server. I am interested in running Windows Server 2022 as well as I am interested in running virtual machines using Virtualization. Now I know that Windows ...
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Unable to access the virtual machine configuration (vmware automation) while cloning from template - Ansible version 2.13

I'm wondering whether any of you have encounter similar issue. I have 2 Ansible machines. One is running on Centos 7, version 2.9.27 (with python 2.7.5) and second on Ubuntu 22 with Ansible 2.13 Using ...
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Compare state of Windows Server 2022 VSphere instances

Apologies for the noob question regarding Windows and VSphere. I am looking to solve a problem in my current organization where we never seem to know the current state of our servers due to too many ...
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How setup VM IP via Deploy OVF template?

I have OVA image RH8. How can I setup VM IP address via "Deploy OVF template" ? I don't see there any option in GUI. [![enter image description here][1]][1]
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unable to get deployment statu

During VMware vCenter 7 deployment on the second stage of installation, after a reboot, when trying to log in https://:5480/ redirects to https://:5480/configurev2/#/ "unable to get deployment ...
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Is there a vSphere vSAN SDK API option to set VMKernal Advanced Setting

I am writing a script to automate shutting down a vSAN cluster (yes I know 7.03 know has a button), based on this knowledge base article. I am at the part where it wants us to call a script on each ...
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move-vm not working : Could not find VirtualMachine with name

I am trying to cross migrate VM across two Vcenters ( from 6.5 to 7.0) with move-vm command, but something is wrong, couldn't find my test-vm, even basic get-vm find it. $global:DefaultVIServers Name ...
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how export List of all VMs ( VMs network VLANs id ) in Cluster from Vcenter?

How can I export List of all VMs ( VMs network VLANs id ) in Cluster from Vcenter ? I don't see there any network details option. Using Vcenter 6.5 I tried this option. I only replaced Get-...
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vSphere errors when replacing certificate

When I try replacing my machine certificate with one I just got from ZeroSSL, I get the following error: Invalid base64 encoded X509 certificate string If I remove the -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and ...
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vCenter Server Appliance Autostart Services Stopped

Look at all these automatic start services that are stopped after a reboot. And navigating to the vSphere client returns a "no healthy upstream" error. This appliance is a couple days old. ...
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Changing the disk type of vsphere VM using Rest API

I am looking for a way to convert my Vsphere VM disk type using REST API calls, like "Dependent" and "Independent-Nonpersistent". i was searching in the documentation for Sphere 6....
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How to connect to VMs on VMware ESXi using physical connections

My site is using the V sphere client to manage the VM, and there is a KVM switch attached to the hosts(VMware ESXi, 7.0.2, 17867351). I'm wondering if I can use the KVM switch to access the VMs ...
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