VMWare ESXi Hypervisor Server OS

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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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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: ...
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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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ESXi 6 Trouble Running on Envy M6 Laptop

I am trying to run ESXI on my old ENVY M6 netbook/laptop. When it gets to the second stage of installing it goes to a purple screen. The error is 14, which i looked up and it seems like it means that ...
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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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VMware ESXi doesnt work with vmxnet3 driver

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 14.04.01 on a VMware ESXi.It has two Ethernet ports with E1000 driver. I added one more Ethernet port with vmxnet3 driver on the server. When I do an iperf test on the ...
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Create individual user for 1 VM in ESXi

I have a VMWare ESX server connected to a switch. I then have a laptop that manages the ESX Server using VSphere Client. I then want to connect a third machine to the switch, but I only want that ...
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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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How to find IP address of VMware ESXI server from a guest VM hosted on it.? [duplicate]

I have a Windows VM hosted on a VMware ESXI 5.5.0 server. I forgot the IP address of the ESXI server, now I am not able to access it from VMware client. I only have IP address of the guest windows VM. ...
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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 ...
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ESXi 5.5 - Management network with no gateway

I'm setting up a test lab for VMware in Hyper-V. I have 3 vSwitches in Hyper-V: -EXT01 -INT01 -INT02 I've also created a W2K12 VM in Hyper-V which has the following roles installed: -AD/DNS -DHCP ...
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Dell PowerConnect 2716 VLan + ESXi

I've been trying to implement VLans into my Homelab, which consists of a Dell PowerConnect 2716, a Dell PowerEdge T20 with ESXi 6 and a self-build FreeNAS box. I want to set up the following VLans: ...
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ESXi + pfsense traffic segregation

I'm kind of new to setting up networking with ESXi and working with pfsense, so please excuse if this cannot be done or I'm asking something the wrong way. I'm using ESXi 5.5.0 and I want to host ...
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How can i detect if the virtual CD ROM is attached or detached?

I have a requirement where i need to check if a virtual CD ROM is attached if yes then read the values and apply it on to the application. But couldn't find a way to detect if a CD ROM is attached or ...
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Internet access to VMs via Vsphere ESXI 6

I installed Vsphere 6.0 on a VM workstation 11 and on booting it gave me an IP address (static) - 192.168.254.XX and i used the same address to log into the Vsphere Client. In Vsphere Client, I ...
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List of free esxi 6.x features

Got a new server, and I would like to virtualize a file server (pass-trough the LSI card, and USB 3.0 disks), and few random linux/bsd VMs I would like to play with. I'm a newbie at this, and after ...
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Creating Linked Clones in vSphere/vCenter w/ PowerCLI

I'm fairly new to enterprise IT: We have a 'mini cloud' server at work that everyone uses for 'training.' We have 3 host machines with multi SSD/HDDs (on the hosts and on other hardware) which we ...
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Need help setting up pfsense in ESXi

I've been having this trouble for a while. I've tried several times to get it to work, and I cannot find the solution online so I figured I would need to ask. I have a box running ESXi, and on it I ...
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Can I add a Hypervisor to my Windows Desktop and still use the consoles?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (for business) and would like to slip Xen or free ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) in between my current Windows image, and the hardware layer, and still be able to use my ...
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ESXi - change screen for physical monitor

ESXi has a very pretty screen on the monitor attached to it (I have ESXi 5.5, not 3.5 as in the picture... but the screen is more or less the same and isn't the important part of this question): ...
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Configuring ESXi server to produce same performance results

I have an ESXi 5.5.0 server with a single VM. When I run some benchmark on the VM there are 6% differences between times of different runs on the VM (each run around 250 seconds). When I've run such ...
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ESXi + pfSense - NAT forward management interface ssh

question at the end. Situation: (ips replaced by fictive examples) I have a (remote) dedicated server, with 1 NIC, 2 IPs. One IP (eg. 5.9.1.1) is bound to the physical NIC's MAC, the other ...
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Migrate vmware Esxi 5.0 virtual machines with no hard drive space left

I have a VMWare Esxi 5.0 set up on a dedicated server that currently have 0 hard drive space on the host machine (call it Host1) and I am planning to migrate all the VMs to another dedicated server ...
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How to move from vmware ESXi 5.5 to Hyper-V 2012 R2 on same hardware?

I have Vmware ESXi 5.5 Update 1 with two disks, called RAID0 (3.6 TB) and RAID5 (10.9 TB). I am tired of having to rebuild ESXi every sixty days for home use so I am planning on moving to Hyper-V, ...