WARNING about your setup
I would advise you caution using this system in this setup, if you have only one physical adapter and then only one uplink to the universe from the system. I would suggest going and purchasing an extra adapter for the system, and add that to your system - this way you can still have a backup physical connection.
The other ...
This is possible in a round about way but requires a 2nd VM (or server).
Mount the USB drive using USB passthrough to a 2nd VM on the same physical server.
Share the USB drive from this VM using NFS.
Mount the NFS share from ESXi as network storage
Copy the VM files across directly from one store to the other using vsphere client.
Using the vmxnet network ...
As ewwhite says in his comment, this is harder than it should be and is nigh-on impossible without doing a lot of advanced configuration.
This is mainly due to the fact that the underlying operating system behind vSphere (I believe it's loosely based on Red Hat Linux, but don't hold me to that!) was never designed to be a fully-featured OS - that's why it's ...
Open the vSphere client...
Navigate to "Local Users & Groups".
Right-click on the "root" user.
From the dialog below, you can change the password.
You can also change the password at the ESXi host's console:
Log on, then choose "Configure password".
You've clarified that you're trying to change the root password of ...
You cannot just unplug a server and plug it into a colo providers network, turn it on and expect it to work.
You need to update all the IP Addresses, gateways and so on on those machines and expose them in the correct way. And there might be a bit more to it than just changing each machines IP details. These servers might be inter-related. i.e. they may ...
Right, you need vCenter to create a cluster. Download the latest vCenter from here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC650&productId=614&rPId=13344
And this is the guide on getting started with vCenter: http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vcenter-server6-deployment-guide-white-paper....
1) they do have a linux client - the web-client - you know when you log into the .net client - well it says in that little text bit at the top something along the lines of 'stop using this, it's going away, use the web-client' - well, that.
2) As a rule of thumb I assume about 200 random IOPS per 15krpm disk - I know you may well get more but it's a ...
There's no granular way to separate out these permissions - if a user has the rights to open the console of a running VM, they also have the rights to send keystrokes and mouse movements to it.
View-only to the console's screen might not be that useful anyway, as most OSes will go to a black screen after a while, requiring a keystroke to put anything on the ...
sysrq on ESXi VNC/Console for a redhat/fedora/debian guest:
[ctrl+alt] (keep them pressed all the time) + [space] + <release [space]> + [PrintScrn] + <sysrq> + <release [ctrl+alt]>
you might also want to try [break] instead of [printscrn]
As the others have said, having the thumb drive connected to your ESX host isn't going to be very helpful. However, you can copy files to another host on the network using scp (or the Windows equivalent). For a while, I was backing up my VM files using pscp, which you can get from the PuTTY download page. Specifically, I was using this command, run on a ...
Please Refer to the following KB article from vmware. You probably have a stale lock on it.
vmkfstools -B /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.00000000000000000000000000:1
where naa.00000000000000000000000000:1 is replaced with the LUN NAA ID and partition to be checked. Note the ":1"
FYI: naa is not always the prefix. Mine are a fiber lun that starts with eui.
I fixed it this way:
Connect to the console of your ESXi host.
Press F2 to customize the system.
Log in as root.
Use the Up/Down arrows to navigate to Restart Management Agents.
Note: In ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x, this option is available under Troubleshooting Options.
Press F11 to restart the services.
When the service has been restarted, ...
It's a bit counterintuitive as there is no simple import menu, but the VM can be added back to the inventory. Simply find the VMX file using the Datastore Browser, right click the file and select Add to Inventory.
The corresponding knowledge-base article that describes solution in details https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&...
I was facing issue close to this. The issue was resolved via rebuilding network in VM and at ESXi host thus some gateways was unaccepted for nested connection to vSphere.
One more tip try to go with web client just to ascertained that problem in connections.
You have to fix this at the Linux level. And that is going to depend on your specific Linux system's version.
For a virtual machine, though, I'd try to avoid working on the VMware console. It's not a good user experience.
Please see: Isn't Ctrl-Alt-Delete on Linux *really* dangerous?
I needed to do this in order to migrate a physical server to AWS. I first needed to convert the physical server to a VMDK, and chose to use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone in conjunction with VMware ESXi 6.5. Both are free (atleast a full-featured free trial) and relatively simple to setup and use.
The problem was, the physical server had nearly 2TB ...
There is no need to worry. All you have to do is go to another computer that has a connection to your hosts/hosts network, and open your web browser and navigate to the IP address of one of your ESXi hosts. Once you've done that, you'll be presented with a screen that looks like this:
Download vSphere Client by using the download link found there. There ...
I'd suggest upgrading your ESXi to a newer patch revision. Seeing as you're not using vSphere, you probably haven't upgraded to newer patch revisions.
It's easy to do. See if it resolves this issue.
You're using VERY OLD builds of VMware. See this patch and revision chart. We can't even begin to troubleshoot your issues until you take care of your ...
Here is another method that gets the job done but not by connecting the USB drive to the VMhost. I use this when access to the ESXi host is not convenient.
1.From vSphere click on the VM and then the summary tab.
2.Right click on the datastore found under storage and then browse datastore.
3.Right click the directory with the VM and then download. (Note ...
you need to download ovftool.exe
and then run the following command. It is not fully working for me,
trying to figure out how to specify the datastore the ova should be
ovftool "path_to_your_OVA_or_OVF_file" vi:root:pwd@esx_hostname_or_ip
From page 44 in the OVFTool User Guide:
Deploying an OVF Package Directly on an ESXi Host The ...