Questions tagged [vmware-vsphere]

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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veeam backup and restore speed

hope everyone is safe. i have a speed issue with veeam backup and replication 10 and our VMs on vCenter 6.7 the infostructure is deployed on OVH with all data carefully backed up to OVH Storage using ...
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How do i increase space on my vSphere Ubuntu Client?

So i want to increase the HDD of my Ubuntu 16.04.7 (where Redmine is running) What i did was in my vSphere client under Settings -> HDD -> i pumped up the gb from 20 to 100 Hit ok and vSphere ...
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Kubernetes - vSphere Cloud Provider

I'm following this doc https://cloud-provider-vsphere.sigs.k8s.io/tutorials/kubernetes-on-vsphere-with-kubeadm.html I am using a load balancer as my ControlPlaneEndpoint, now I would like to join a ...
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Extend VMware persistent volume in Kubernetes

How to extend VMware persistent volume (PV/PVC) with Kubernetes's VMwware in-tree driver ? (using Rancher 2.5 with VMware/vSphere cloud provider, and Kubernetes 1.18) I created a storageclass with the ...
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vCenter 6.7 what log shows folder creation records

I run a vCenter 6.7 instance. Over the weekend, some folders showed up. When I go into the events and tasks for them, that is completely blank. So I'm trying to determine what log file might show me ...
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VMWare ESXi remote syslog format

I've followed the documentation, host can connect to remote log port using nc, but no logs are received. As a remote syslog I'm using Loki and Promtail which only supports RFC 5424. Does ESXi ship ...
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vSphere with Tanzu login as Kubernetes Cluster Admin in _supervisor_

How to login as Tanzu's supervisor cluster admin? I can login as vSphere administrator in the supervisor cluster (10.x.y.z) as shown next: $ kubectl vsphere login --server=x10.x.y.z --insecure-skip-...
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Salt Cloud Map File to Map Data

I'm trying to deploy a server using Salt cloud and the VMWare provider and I have developed a profile and a map file that works fine. I see however that there is a salt cloud module that might fit my ...
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Hands on lab/testing with NAS

My company has acquired a VMware system with 4 hosts and unfortunately i have no experience with NAS. Can anyone recommend a method to play with or learn how NAS works? The system is a production ...
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Migrate VM Proxmox to Vmware

I have a VM on proxmox with a vmdk harddrive on a IDE controller (it's a Windows Server 2019 VM) I want to import the HD into a VM on Vsphere (ESXi 7). I just copy the vmdk into the VM folder of the ...
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VM Distributed Switch Networking on Same VMKernel Adapter

I have built 5 new hosts and I have added the management network from our distributed switch fine on an existing cluster but we have 2 more networks/port groups I need to add which must all be on the ...
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Smoothest way to migrate vSphere/vCenter?

So I have an older Dell VRTX running on ESXi 6.0 hosts, with vSphere and vCenter in place. No vMotion, however. The hardware is past its prime so I am purchasing a new Dell MX740c to ultimately take ...
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How to resolve a Fresh Vcenter appliance reporting “Unable to save IP settings”

A known issue in Vcenter 7.0 Release notes occurs when: In the Server Appliance, you configure a static IP or try to change the IP configuration. The following error results: Unable to save IP ...
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VMware to Azure Site Recovery; disable replication failed:

I have a VM that I am replicating to Azure from a VMWare host. I needed to change the hard drive type to SSD Premium, and so started a disable replication, so that I could re-replicate. The disable ...
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Updating ESXi, vSphere general questions

I am clearly missing some basic understanding when it comes to the upgrading process for my virtual environment. When upgrading through the virtual stack, I understand that there are multiple ...
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Adding vsphere storage provider to a running k8s cluster

We followed the k8s documents to create Highly Available clusters with kubeadm https://kubernetes.io/docs/setup/production-environment/tools/kubeadm/high-availability/. Our cluster is built with 3 ...
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How does terraform ssh to virtual machines in vsphere if It didn't set a password before

I am trying to deploy a linux VM on Vmware ESXI using terrafom but I don't understand how in the documentation they use a given username and password to ssh to a machine without having set this ...
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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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ESXi 7.X file permissions - how to buypass new security measures

Today i installed a new ESX 7.0 Hypervisor machine. My initial goal was to get some RAID status reporting. I created a python script that i wantet to run from a crontab job. This due to the fact that ...
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Deadly slow I/O operations from VM (Win2003)

I faced very strange behaviour of VM with Windows 2003 OS. This VM is running on our corporate VmWare server (like vSphere or such), I cannot control VM itself, I can only connect guest OS and work ...
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Storage space usage with thick provisioned disks

We are using VMware vSphere and NetApp and are trying to troubleshoot some mind-melting space problems. Part of this problem is two colleagues disagreeing on how thick provisioned disks relate to used ...
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How long has a snapshot been running?

Assume I made a snapshot of a certain VM one week ago. Today I revert to that snapshot, I think this means the delta.vmdk gets deleted (e.g. everything after the snapshot is lost). I think this also ...
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Esxi data stores showing as guid in shell, but not accessible in vSphere client

I tried installing an update to a 6.0 host and it appears to have failed. After rebooting, 2 of the NFS data stores are inactive (unmounted). Right-clicking them only offers to unmount. When I ssh ...
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velero cannot backup anything on Vsphere 6.7U3

I've Velero 1.5.2 installed on Kubespray Kubernetes 1.18 on Vsphere 6.7 u3. This is my installation: velero install \ --secret-file ./credentials-velero \ --image velero/velero:v1.5.2 \ --provider ...
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Attaching Folder as a Virtual Drive in VMWare Tech Support Mode

I need to install a driver for a NIC on an ESXi host. I am not able to connect to the server using vSphere client nor SSH. I am therefore using the Tech Support Mode feature of vmware to access the ...
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how to find ESX/ESXi machine manufacturer and model from virtual machine

Using command prompt when running this : 'systeminfo | find "System"` in a physical machine, it's giving the Manufacturer and model, System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: ...
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Safe deleting a LUN in VMware

I have a LUN in our VMware 6.7.0 world. For a specific project we need to safe-delete (with a standard method like DoD 5220) the data on this LUN with some kind of deletion protocol. The underlying ...
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Can a Docker Volume plugin be installed via Global Service in Docker Swarm?

I'm currently researching ways to provide stateful storage to docker containers in Docker Swarm. I've come across the vsphere storage for docker volume plugin (https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/vsphere-...
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VMware + how to limit the balloon memory on linux machine

We want to know if we can't limit the balloon memory on a Linux machine by tuning the value of - Mem.CtlMaxPercent for example is it possible to set 20% for Mem.CtlMaxPercent instead the default of ...
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Run knife from CloudInit to resize VMware disk

First I admit - I am new to Chef. I have used Ansible and somewhat Salt. Original task: Add additional VM disk of required size within VMware and then format it within OS when new Rancher node starts. ...
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ESXi switch issue with OPNSense

I've got an issue with configuration of 6 port ESXi. I read ESXI single vSwitch with 2 physical NICS and that does not really resolve my issues. I just can't get this configuration below to work. I've ...
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How to configure VMWare cloned images to get unique IP addresses?

I am configuring an internal build system using Teamcity with VMWare vSphere. Once configured, the build server is supposed to start build agent VMs using vSphere API. I've got to a point where ...
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Google Anthos setup with VMware on premise

I am working on proof of value implementation for Anthos on premise. I went through the VSphere requirements and found a standard requirement stack on the docs which frankly is Little high (on price n ...
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How can one import existing vSphere virtual machines into vRealize Automation 8.0?

I have a number of existing virtual machines within my vSphere datacenter. These VMs were not created using our vRealize 8 blueprints etc. However, I want to add the VMs to the vRA 8 inventory so that ...
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Vmware Esxi Vcenter 6.7 Fault tolerance for VM is greyed out

I'm very new to VMWARE. I'm trying to do fault tolerance for one of my VMS on Vcenter 6.7 but the Fault tolerance tab is greyed out for some reason. I have to 2 esxi servers in my vcenter and both are ...
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How do I access an Ubuntu VM on Vmware, without a password

I have an Ubuntu VM that is running on Vmware, this does not have a root password. Recently I disabled the ssh on this VM, so not able to access it. Is it possible to access this through the Vcenter ...
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Google Cloud Platform not checked[VMware Engine API]

I want to use VMware Engine API on google platform, but I could not select the checkbox of the attached image . How can I get the checkbox to be pressed? I'm just getting started with GCP, so I don't ...
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NFS Datastore for Vmware high IO

Currently we have many 1U data-stores that are running a 10Gbps copper. Each box pretty much saturates its line (700gbps-900Gbps sustained) they all have 300GB SAS drives x8 in a raid 10 so about 1 TB ...
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VMware - cluster resources utilization

I have 2 hosts in a cluster (running vSphere Client version 6.7). how can i be sure that when i want to enter one of them into maintenance mode, the other one would be able to hold all VM's resources? ...
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Host resources management - vSphere Client [duplicate]

I'm using vSphere Client version 6.7, having 2 hosts in a cluster. i want to know before i'm entering one host into maintenance mode, if the other host will be able to hold both servers resources. yes ...
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Unclear why crash consistent backups are unsafe for MySQL

My understanding of the InnoDB engine is that the database is always recoverable after a crash, due to the internal architecture of the engine itself. That is, InnoDB can correctly recover from a ...
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Vsphere 6.7 disable plugin (NetApp Virtual Storage Console)

I have inherited a VMWare installation that has an old version of the NetApp virtual storage console installed (it actually claims to be a "HTML5 technical preview, only for lab environment" ...
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What is DRS vMotion impact on VM and cluster?

We have a 4 host ESXi 6.5 cluster with DRS fully automated. When checking the history, we see a specific (big) VM (6 CPUs, 64 GB mem) having roughly 10 vMotions by DRS per day. Someone from the team ...
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Esxi 5.1 Core Dump followed by poor performance on Server 2012 VM; OK after disconnecting external iSCSI datastores

I have an Dell R510 running esxi 5.1 with 16GB Ram; 1 CPU (Xeon L5520 @ 2.27HGz; 4 core) running a single Server 2012 Machine. I came in this morning to this core dump. I held down the power button ...
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Disconnected NIC on customized & deployed Ubuntu 18.04 templates

Within my vSphere 6.7 U3 environment, I have an Ubuntu 18.04 template generated by packer which I am then using Terraform to deploy two copies of. I am running into an issue where the deployed VMs ...
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Vsphere: Designate Specific folder for VMS inside Datastore

I have a single ISCSI LUN connected to my ESXI host which is used as a VMFS datastore. Is it possible to have vms created inside of a specific folder inside that datastore by default? I have tried ...
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How to best use large NVMe array for VMWare Datastore

I recently acquired a Supermicro SYS-1029P-N32R with 16 14TB NVMe SSD's (Micron 9300 Pro) at work. We have 100 gigabit networking on the box to our VMWare hosts. We've tried using FreeNAS to host ZFS ...
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How to migrate physical server to VMware VM [closed]

Using vSphere Client version 6.7, I need to create a new VM that will replace physical server. I'm not sure where to start, I mean, should I create a new virtual switch? Newtork Interface Card? what ...
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Export VM ESX Thin Provisionned

I have a question. I need to export a VM Thin Partionned. But the problem is that this VM is too big ... Regarding to VSPHERE client, it says that this VM is about 2TO used. But someone told me that ...
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Hot Add feature + how enable the feature without power off the Linux machine

We have a VM Linux server, where the hot add feature is disabled in VCenter. For now, we can't power off the machine, and the feature is disable, so we can't add memory resources to the machine. So do ...

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