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Can Windows automatically reboot when new hardware

I have some Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server R2 VMs running on ESXi 5.5. Some of our servers have slightly different hardware configurations (Some have Xeon E5-2660 CPUs and some have Xeon X5670 CPUs)...
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VMware iSCSI controller unreachable + slow connection

I'm building a vmware ESXi labor for my thesis with a main and within that 2 nested ESXI's. Furthemore I created a virtualized NAS on the first level (main hypervisor) to implement iSCSI LUN/targets. ...
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Bad write performance VMWare ESXi VM when on NFS/iSCSI

I'm experiencing a very low disk write on VMWare ESXi hosted VirtualMachines. First of all the specs: - i5 4590T - 32GB DDR-3 (non ECC) - Intel Z87 Chipset - LSI 9211-8i (IT Mode, configured for ...
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Delete log files from a ESX4 host

Recently when I tried to clone a VM on a ESX4 host, I encountered an error message saying that the ESX failed to create journal file. After some research I figured out it's caused by the fact that ...
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Can a Dedicated Server or VPS have more then one IP active

I am working with VMWare ESXI 6.0 to create Virtual Machines. I was trying to create a virtual machine with more then one IP binded to it. One VPS 3 IPs attached to it. I have created 3 nics and added ...
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Shutdown Esxi server over ssh

Is there any way to shutdown a VMware vshere server (Esxi) over ssh. I know Esxi is not really UNIX anymore so shutdown command will not work but the reboot command does seem to work. Is there an ...
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VMWare Remote Console “Portable” / VMRC

I need to use VMWare ESXi Vms from a remote location. I am looking for a desktop tool to access VMWare infrastructure Virtual Machines from a remote computer. A tool in the same line as the old ...
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Higher resolution not available Ubuntu 14.04 on ESXi host

The maximum resolution available for my Ubuntu 14.04 vm is 1360x768. However, the max resolution for my Ubuntu 16.04 is 2560x1600. Both are running on the same ESXi host with the same video card ...
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Keystroke delays at random times while accessing esxi environment through teamviewer

Hey All, So, let me explain my problem. I've got an VMWare ESXi lab environment at home, it is assigned a Free license. I have one Windows 10 VM set up as Management VM with the Teamviewer 11 client ...
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Correct syntax of vmkfstools command

I am trying to create a virtual disk: vmkfstools –c 100G –d eagerzeroedthick –a lsilogic xyz.vmdk I tried to execute this command inside xyz folder of data center (on a ESXI server). It keeps ...
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How to wake on lan a ESXI VM?

I currently have a ESXI server running with a couple of VM's on it. For a little project I need to wake some hosts to support wake on lan. I looked on the internet, but could not find a good tutorial (...
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Route multiple public IP addresses through LAN with multiple routers

I am attempting to set up a test lab with multiple virtual servers on a hypervisor (ESXi). Some of these servers need public IP addresses, some don't. I have the following network setup: x.x.x.x/...
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Linux + why dropping issue displayed from ifconfig but not from ethtool?

we have Linux VM red hat 7.2 version with two LAN interfaces the Linux machines are ruining on ESXi - 5.5.0 and we have very strange issue , the conflict is between the ifconfig command to ethtool ...
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Slow Boot: “A start job is running for /boot”

I'm running a CentOS 7.2 VM on ESXi 6.0, using thick provisioning, no CPU hot add and one virtual SCSI drive/controller. It runs fine, except that booting seems abnormally slow. I checked the boot ...
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Connect Physical NIC to ESXi Distributed Port Group

I have a Virtual Distributed Switch set up to create a series of layer 2 networks. Each of these networks is implemented as a VLAN and Distributed Port Group on the VDS. What I would like to do is ...
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How to add storage to VMWare vSphere without wiping the data

I have a question on how to add a storage drive in VMWare vSphere. Let's say I have installed ESXi, and I have 3 storage drive, and all 3 are showing at the Configuration tab in vSphere. Storage drive ...
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home and vmware lab on same subnet (AD)

I have a question about network topology. Namely, I wanted to set up a cluster vmware for testing SQL Server: fail over, always-on etc ... But I do not know how to reconcile this with your home ...
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Trying to upgrade my vmware lab from 4.1 esxi to 5.5 esxi

Trying to upgrade my vmware lab. I have a dell T410 server and recently purchased a 2 Terabyte SATA drive and 32 Gig of RAM. Successfully installed both. I also upgraded from vmware 4.1 ESKI to 5.5 ...
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ESXi 6.0 U1 + Solaris 11.0 VM = host CPU high (slowly climbing) but VM idle

I have ESXi 6.0 Update 1 (Build 3029758) installed on brand new hardware (Atom C2750, 16GB RAM). VM is Solaris 11.0 with 1 vCPU and 4GB RAM. Solaris was installed from sol-11-1111-text-x86.iso ...
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Whats the Differnence between VDI and Tunneling X with something like X2Go

So i came here from another Stack exchange site because I understand this to be the most general of SX sites. So my question is what's stated in the title: What's the difference between VDI and ...
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“vendor VIB for HP found, but host is VMware”-error while installing VM

I'll install ESXi in a virtual machine in VMware. But I've got this error: The problem is not what is this meaning but how can I solve it? Must I download a new iso file from VMware that is not ...
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Edit VM setting so he configurate like a 84-bit processor [closed]

How can I the virtual machine settings change from an ESXi5 64-bit machine so that I can configurate it like a 84-bit operation? I'll nothing change to my guest operation system! This virtual ...
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Manipulate a network with virtual machines

How can I make this network with virtual machines? I know that I need next things: ESXi DMZ Debian Firewalls Apache server But how can I do this? Can I download an iso file whit ESXi like you ...
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ESXI host and guests don't have internet access

My network has ASA and it has the following structure for interfaces: 1 - WAN: 99.99.99.99 2 - Inside 2.1 - Default VLAN (10.10.0.2) 2.x - other VLANs 3 - DMZ (10.10.8.2) ESXI host and ...
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VMware ESXi running on an SSD with RAID 10 HDDs?

I'm looking to setup a VMware ESXi server to host a bunch of VMs. The VMs will be used as various servers and malware analysis machines. Hardware I'm working with: Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H (5 ...
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Kill TCP connection in VMware ESXi 5

If there anyway to kill a tcp "TIME_WAIT" state connection in VMWare ESXi~ # esxcli network ip connection list Proto Recv Q Send Q Local Address Foreign Address State World ID ...
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Difference between VMware Site Recovery and VSphere Replication?

What are the primary differences between VMware Site Recovery and VSphere Replication when using Vcenter 6 and ESXi 6?
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Can I play a video game on an ESXI server with a graphics card?

I have a Dell tower server near my TV at home which functions as a media server, web server, etc. It runs VMware ESXI 6.0. I'd like to be able to install a graphics card in the server, connect it to ...
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(sda) Assuming drive cache: write through hang on boot

I just install CentOS 7 on VMware EXSi 6.0 with encryption. and after the configuration and boot i got it hang with message: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through I did search on Internet and ...
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ESXI only 4.7GB RAM available for VMs from 8GB of RAM. why so little?

I have an ESXI 6.0 with 8GB Ram. For some reason I can only use 4.7GB for VMs. I tried using esxtop but didnt see anything using lots of RAM. Below are screenshots from vsphere. Can anyone help me to ...
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vmware view connect by the same user

I have setup Esx server with Vcenter and view. It seems all right when connecting through pcoip by Leadtek. But if a user logs in on leadtek 1 and the same user logs in on leadtek 2, the result is ...
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Install ESXi locally

I'd like to be able to boot a PC from an ESXi install CD, instead of installing ESXi on a host PC and then configuring each PC from there, I'd like to configure the PC locally and install the OS ...
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Single Hypervisor storage deduplication using a filer VM : performances

I'm looking forward to use a dedicated server as an hypervisor using VMware ESXi, and I would like to find a way to have storage deduplication and save some disk space. The idea would be to create a ...
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VMware - Protecting a virtual machine ovf/ova

I am working on vcenter server 5 standard. I am generating an OVA using vsphere client. Since OVA is a tar file, unauthorized user can get hold of the software. So i am looking at solutions to prevent ...
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ESXi kickstart- prompt for install device

I want to kickstart install VMware ESXi. The install device would be sometimes SD card and SAN LUN at other times. I can create different ks.cf for each situation but I dont want to accidentally ...
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Installing AC-7265 wireless drivers on existing ESXI 6 server

I have an Intel NUC5i5RYH with an embedded Intel AC-7265 dual band wireless card. My issue is that ESXI can only see the ethernet NIC whereas I want it to run on the wireless card. VMWare uses .vib ...
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ESXi + VCenter 5.1 Refresh Networks

I have a number of ESXi 5.1 hosts on VCentre. I have been consolidating our VMs. Previously we had 2 copies of all our VMs, a test and production, I've now been removing 1 copy of everything as ...
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How to increase usb transfer speed on VMware ESXi 6.0?

I have some Linux and Windows VMs on ESXi. I put external HDD to usb-port on ESXi server and added this drive to VM. Windows VM copied one big file to this drive with 30MB/s speed (drive was ...
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Can there be multiple persistent scsi names for the same device?

I'm working on a product that runs on a CentOS 6 VM running on ESX 6. As part of the installation, we attach hard drives a pass-through RDMs to the VM and then make partitions on the drive using GPT. ...
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HP Proliant Gen 8 Micro Server with ESXI installe connected to BT HomeHub

I have HP Proliant Microserver on its way, I intend on installing ESXI on it and have it physically connected to my home hub router. Now will I be able to connect to it wirelessly, from my Pc with ...
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IO errors from ESXi to OS X Server (NFS or rsync)

Ok, so here is the context. I have a OSX Server 10.8 inside a VM. This VM is attached to an iSCSI volume (from a thecus bay where it is a RAID5). This volume is shared via NFS and AFP. I have some ...
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How to get ESX host information using powershell

I am an asp.net/c# software developer and do not have a lot of knowledge in networking and server management. Now I want to build a simple asp.net web application which allow users to scan ESX hosts ...
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ESXi Network adapters into bridge mode from vSphere

I have an ESXi machine with a virtual network. I want to have physical computers be able to connect and talk to those virtual machines attached to the virtual network. I am using vSphere 6.0 and ...
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Virtual SAN not recognizing any disks

I'm trying to set up a virtual san but can't seem to add any disks. I made a cluster and added the hosts. Here's what I get when I go to disk management in the cluster: http://i.imgur.com/wf8594Y....
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ESXi 6.0 mounting RDM as local volume

I've just updated my ESXi host to 6.0 and I've noticed a weird side effect. Now when booting my RDM local device is automounted by the Hypervisor itself and my VM using it can't boot because the ...
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vSphere ESXi server 6 trial with vCenter server and vSphere client 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work, but I want to go one step further ...
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Gaming on an esxi vm

I did some digging around by I cant find any recent discussions about this topic. Given adequate hardware on the vmware esxi host, is it possible to game inside of a virtual machine with low latency ...
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VMWare - Reference vmdk from a different datastore

I was trying to move the files of a VMWare ESXi-5.1.0 virtual machine from one datastore to another. All files were moved, except a large one (200GB+) - VMNAME-flat.vmdk. Is there a way to change ...
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Stale output in nagios for Esxi check

I have written a simple shell script that detects the invalid login attempts on Esxi(5.1) server and prints the output on screen as IPs with no of connections with failed attempts. The script is ...
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Find the IP address of a VMware ESXi host

I have an IP address of a Guest virtual machine running on an VMware ESXi host. I don't know the IP address of this VMware host. How can I find the IP address of this VMware host? I have vSphere ...