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Because the transfer speeds out of the ESXi console are purposefully limited. Because this isn't scalable in any way. Because you'd have to drop a statically-compiled rsync binary onto the ESXi host. Because the VMs, the VMDKs, their ramdisk files and other components can change enough to make rsync a losing proposition... do you really want to re-sync a ...


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The other answered provided do not address your question, I've identified the correct command to rescan an already connected disk. We must rescan your already connected disk, first identify which disk you want to rescan. ls /sys/class/scsi_disk/ In my example, I see a symlink named 0:0:0:0, so we rescan this scsi-disk. echo '1' > /sys/class/...


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VMware ESX/ESXi is not a general-purpose operating system. You really should not use rsync to back up your virtual machine data. If possible, try to use purpose-built backup application intended for VMware use or back up your VMs from within their respective operating systems.


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Veeam can backup to iSCSI and SMB3 natively. I don't see any viable points in using VTL within your particular scenario. Just an opposite: by not implementing VTL layer you just remove one level of complexity! Probably your VAR is trying to make few extra $s up selling you something you don't really need. On your place I'd get something like Dell R730(xd?) ...


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Yes. If you have to connect only two interfaces, you can just run a single network cable between the two interfaces instead of connecting each interface to a switch. With recent network interfaces (any Gigabit, for example), you can use a normal network cable. With older network interfaces that do not have the auto MDI-X feature, you need a crossover cable.


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This is pretty much exactly what the RODC was designed for - situations where the server might be physically compromised. Gaining physical access to an RODC will give an attacker a good bit of insight into your domain and its structure, as well as password hashes of users that have explicitly been set to have their password replicated to the RODC. However, ...


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Resolved. When looking at the datastore through the vSphere Web Interface (my fault, I still prefer the old client) it correctly shows the 62TB max size limit. Potentially a hardcoded value in the old GUI given it's now deprecated.


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This is unfortunate. The version of the software you're using and the age of the hardware you're using are old enough that it's difficult to give proper assistance and support... Sure, your partitioning plan is fine, but the larger problem is that you're deploying anew on antiquated equipment with end-of-life software. It is time to plan for an upgrade. ...


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I believe that you can approximate that functionality by enabling a serial console on the VM, then by choosing "Connect via Network". I'm not certain that you'll be able to access it via ssh (I've only found examples using telnet, telnet over SSL, and tricky netcat stuff, but it might be possible in the latest and greatest versions. You may also need a full ...


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There is no way to get the actual hardware information from within a VMware VM. You can only get this information by querying the hypervisor directly.


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You should be able to find ESXi iso on the VMware website: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70GA-DELLEMC&productId=974 You can easily upgrade your ESXi installation using the iso. Just mount it to your Dell server and follow the guide below: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-esxi-6-7-to-7-0-...


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This particular alert can be controlled in the Advanced Settings under the Configuration tab for the host in question. Once there, go to the UserVars category and scroll down to UserVars.SuppressShellWarning. Change the value from 0 to 1, and you will no longer be warned that the host in question is allowing SSH access.


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My understanding of this issue is that in the implementation of Move-VM, PowerCLI runs an async task, gets the task and then runs Wait-Task on it. If the operation is very fast, it will fail with this issue. This is an educated guess stemming from the fact that this is the exact exception you get when you Wait-Task for a completed task. So basically your ...


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Deleting a VMDK file is a bit like removing physical hard drives from a server and throwing them away. Too bad. Fortunately, this kind of thing is exactly what backups are for! Your best bet is to consult your backup/disaster recovery plan and begin a restore from backup immediately.


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You can doesn't mean you should. For shared storage you can stick with shared virtual disks and NOT do any SDS within clustered production VMs: This only brings in an extra level of complexity. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147661


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There are a lot of options. I would agree the rebuilding OS in cloud from scratch would be preferable. Worth mentioning, I've tested StarWind V2V to convert my local VMs to Azure recently. Worked nice, might be useful: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/v2v-help/ConvertingtoMicrosoftAzure.html


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Here's two things to check: Most likely you have a memory leak. pm.max_requests will kill/restart the php-fpm child process after it's handled this many requests. Since it takes about a day for your box to slow to a crawl, try setting this to a number to causes each child process to be respawned every 20 minutes or so. So if you get 200 requests a minute, ...


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I have a windows server 2012 R2 X64 with Virtual Audio Cable (v 4.13) and use it by RDP fine. In the settings RDP sessions to choose Global Resourses => Remote computer Sound => Leave at remote computer . For advanced usage of rdp sound features read this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759165.aspx


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I had the same problem and have worked out a solution that works for me. Chapter two of the VMWare tools install guide reminds us to uninstall previous versions of VMWare stuff - either open or not. I did the apt-get but found nothing was installed, so moved on. As it happened, I'd installed VMWare Tools via the installer script rather than apt get. ...


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If you're trying to do it this way, you're doing it wrong. You can use the VMWare converter to do a V2V migration from Hyper-V over to VMWare and install the tools as part of the conversion process.


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Let's assume this is a modern variant of VMware, ESXi 5.x, perhaps? Standard VMware ESX is defunct. You have physical access to the server. (This is good!) The management IP address of the server is incorrect. (How did that happen?) You say that the console is disabled. (Not possible unless you took explicit actions to configure Total Lockdown Mode through ...


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I used to do just this a few years back. (edit: with VMWare running on CentOS hosts, not ESXi admittedly) Every night I had a script that would suspend a VM, rsync the files from disk to the backup server and then start the VMs again. It worked quite well except... Rsync doesn't work very well with a 2GB file. Its not because rsync isn't brilliant, it ...


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Based on the comments, I was able to ask the correct questions to our operations team. The belief is docker can run on windows server 2008 r2 running on vmware ESXi 5.5, but it requires hardware version 9 or 10, but we are running 8 which is causing the problems. Details of running nested VMs with vmware is discussed here.


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A good solution for this would be to use VMware's Storage Policy-Based Management with tags. There may be vendor specific capabilities that you could also take advantage of but as tags are vendor agnostic I'll use those to explain how policies can be leveraged. A minimal approach would be: Create a tag category (storage-performance) with two tags (...


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This is a generally bad idea unless you can really justify the number of CPUs. Please place the onus back on the provider. What do they recommend you do, based on the workload? NUMA is less of an issue. But in practice, very few VMs in my environments have ever needed that number of CPUs. There were certainly more options and places to optimize before ...


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Yes, you should definitely use SSD’s in a hardware RAID since it is your production storage and it needs to be redundant because if you lose storage – you lose everything. Depending on your workload and IOPS requirements I would strongly recommend considering SSD RAID5 instead of RAID10. Flash RAID10 is a great waste of usable capacity and RAID5 will still ...


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You need to either Extend DataStore size (can be done online) or Storage vMotion some of the other VMs off this Data Store. The ultimate goal is to free up space on the DataStore so you can unfreeze VM. And by the way - freeing space from the OS level won't help you. If your vmdk is thin - it will grow in size over time, but will not shrink when you ...


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While I've not run in to that particular problem before you might try Free up some space and try again, perhaps enough for the consolidate to work by Delete some old log files. I see that you have over 2GB in logs in that one folder alone. You may find that shutting down some VMs will free up some space taken by the *.vswp files, while they are shut down. ...


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"In a multi-tenant virtualised LAN environment it is likely that different customers will have VMs in the same subnet" Only if incorrectly designed, built and secured, why on earth would anyone allow that to happen? "and be hosted on a single virtual server environment" If you mean all the servers would be running the same hypervisor then sure, if you ...


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Because then if your cluster has DRS and/or HA enabled then the VM can be vMotioned from host to host or restart on another host in the event of a host failure (or update even). If you use vSAN then the VM can happily live on the local disk as there will be replicas elsewhere.


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