VMWare ESXi Hypervisor Server OS

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VMWare Server 2 No ideal replacement? [on hold]

I have a couple of servers running vmware server2 and I love it. Why? Because it's a headless installation, the machine itself can be used for lots of other tasks like dhcp,dns,apache2, samba server. ...
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how to view the installed operating systems in vmware hypervisor from the monitor attached to the machine

I have installed vmware Esxi 5 on an x64 machine, and also created 3 different operating system on it. Is it possible to login and switch over the three operating systems without remote desktop ? I ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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How to Add .vmss file into Esxi inventory list?

One of our ESX 4.1 servers has a disk fault and is unable to recover. We then installed ESXI 5.1 and moved all virtual Machines to new Data Store. Everything Fine, we had 7 Virtual servers, 6 of that ...
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Shared Storage On vSphere Hypervisor Free Edition

I have a server that is currently running Windows 2008 on one hard disk, with all data stored on a second hard disk. I'm looking to replace the OS, and would like to install a virtual hypervisor on ...
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Entire ESXi 5.1 server locks up since yesterday

Since yesterday I suddenly stumbled upon a very absurd problem. My setup is an ESXi 5.1 home server with two VMs: a Debian (for mail, printing, webhosting, telephony, and more) and a ZFSGuru (FreeBSD ...
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How to clone a VM, without purchasing additional tool? [closed]

I am looking for a free way to clone a machine in vsphere. I am using ESXI 5.0, I cannot seem to find that option. All my research lead to commercial packages. Do I need to pay to have that ...
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Possible HD configuration for ESXi [closed]

I am planning on upgrading my ESXi host with a few new hard drives, and I was wondering if the following configuration might be ok or if you would suggest something different: Boot from USB stick 2x ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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Automatic ESXi backups, is this possible?

Since ESXi does not support software RAID, the only option would be to use a hardware RAID controller. However, I would like to avoid buying one for a while, until I finally decide to keep using ESXi ...
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Moving ESXi VMs on new hard drive

I am currently running an ESXi server off a single, small hard drive for testing purposes, but I am now planning on buying a couple of new hard drives to set up RAID. Since these will be new drives, I ...
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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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Open NAT ports on an internal NAT vm

I have a virtual machine which is a NAT/dhcp server, it has installed pfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ . This vm has two network interfaces: one connected to the actual WAN, one to an internal LAN. ...
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ESXi host keeps disconnecting

I have just installed ESXi 5.1 update 2 on my home server, but the host keeps disconnecting after a few seconds to a couple of minutes. I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps on the vmware ...
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7z commandline: test archive and only show failures?

What is the easiest way to get only the failures from 7z when testing an archive for integrity? Looking at the command-line options, there seems to be no verbose or non-verbose option (i.e. there ...
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How can i backup a ESXi VM to an attached USB storage

I have Esx installed on IBM 3450 server. I want to make backups of my VM on attached USB device in server. My network speed is very less so i can't backup and copy through network. Is it possible ...
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Which port of esxi server i can use with veeam backup

I have esxi server on my server. I can connect to it via vsphere client suvvessfully. I have just installed veeam free backup and it tries to connect via same ip and port 443 But it says can't ...
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How to set the bootorder for a vm in vsphere 5.x with pysphere

I am using the following python code to set the extra_config parameter bios.bootOrder: #!/bin/env python from pysphere import VIServer, VITask from pysphere.resources import VimService_services as VI ...
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How can create virtual machine from ovf in ESXI via vsphere client

I had virtual machine exported in OVF format Then i went to vsphere client and click on Deploy OVF template. Then i choose the ovf from my local window machine and vmware starts uploading that to my ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 Task Sequence fails with error 0x80070032

I'm trying to capture an image for using in SCCM 2012 R2 to deploy computers in my organization. I have a build and capture task sequence set up and deployed it to my unknown computers. When I try ...
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Is it possible to do vm backups on external drive on esxi

I have Esxi on IBM x 3450. I have datastore where i have stored my VM. My requirement is backup VM on either USB drive attached to ESXI (NTFS) -- (so that i can plug USB anywhere) Network shared ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Can i use the rack mount server in home with esxi

I am not into much server hardware thing. But i am getting good offer on IBM server IBM System x3450 ...
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How do I restrict a ESX client user to only their resource pool?

I have 5 servers running ESXi, they are managed by vCenter. I want to setup resource pools for various IT admins from each department, and limit them to create and manage VM's in their own resource ...
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When memory is swapped to disk, and later RAM is freed, does the memory get swapped back into RAM?

I'm guessing the answer depends on the OS. In this case, it is VMware ESXi. I created a low memory condition by migrating several VM's to a host that has memory over-committed. Once page sharing and ...
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How do I get audio from a ESXI 5.0/5.1 Windows 7 VM?

I want to run a LARGE Windows 7/XP VM. Like 50+ Gigabytes of ram and 4 cores. I need to be able to console in to this VM, but for alert purposes I need the VM to pass audio either back out to me via ...
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No network in my imported vm in ESXi 5 which is deployed in Workstation

I have imported my VM to ESXi and when run the VM, I realized that the VM has no network connection. It says that 2 connections are cable unplugged. Then I see my VM settings, here what I got: See ...
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Why does ESXi 5.5 freeze at the “Initializing ACPI” stage?

I installed ESXi 5.5 on "unsupported" hardware (probably), it installed fine but when trying to boot after installation the boot froze with the message "Initializing ACPI".
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Step by step instructions for moving linux to a smaller hard drive? [closed]

Background: I have several VMs running debian-wheezy on a home ESXi server box with a free license. When I first set them up, being a newb, I grossly overestimated the disk space requirements for ...
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VMware esxi client for linux?

is there a way to connect to VMware esxi 5.1 from a Linux machine? A sphere client version for Linux? I have looked for every where I couldn’t find any answers.
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Connect to virtual machine on ESXi host from the Internet

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. Server is connected to switch, switch is connected to router, router has internet access. On ESXi I have one virtual machine, Windows ...
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Expanding disk space on pfSense running under ESXi

I recently installed pfsense on an ESXi to run as my secondary gateway by assigning a disk space around 30GB. Everything works fine & now I need to expand the disk size to another 50GB for squid ...
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Why VMs doesn't ping via mpls connection?

I have a network with mpls connection between office and factory. in the factory there is a tellabs modem connected to a 1800 cisco router. in the office there are PCs and servers. servers are virtual ...
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VMWare EXSi snaphot cloning bug

I've been using EXSi to deploy multiple servers. Once I've decided to clone one system to make life a little easier following many online guides, which suggests copying VM files to a different folder ...
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VMWare VMVisor won't install

I am trying to install VMWare VM Visor directly onto server hardware as an OS. I have created a bootable USB drive using the installer, and tested booting from the USB drive on a laptop and sure ...
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VMware ballooning state from inside guest

There's tools (e.g. extop) to check VMware ballooning state from VMware host. I'm using VMware to run CentOS 6.3 and when ballooning stars consume memory to reclaim it back to ESX host, my system ...
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PowerCLI without vCenter

I am new to VMWARE PowerCLI, but I am looking to take a serious dive into it. Looking to just set up new hosts and VLANs on a single server running ESXi. Can this be done using powercli or esxcli - ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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Installing pfSense on VMWare ESXi 5.0

I'm really lost with this. I've tried the tutorial listed in pfSense's official site which returned me with no luck. Well, I actually can install and set up IP addresses's without any problems but it ...
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Adding an IP block into VMWare Esxi

I have a dedicated server with VMWare Exsi 5.5 installed and I have recently bought another /29 from my colo provider. They have set things up so that it works this way: Original: Network: 1.2.3.1 ...
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Virtual machine runs on an ESXi shows “virtual machine cpu usage”

I'm pretty much new to ESXi and learning step by step. We have two physical servers where ESXi is installed. Which means together we have two hosts connected with several VM's. All of a sudden on of ...
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ESXi 5.5 host USB device to guest

Is it possible to pass a single USB device that is physically connected to the ESXi server to a guest on the same ESXi server? This is so easily achievable with VMware Workstation, I had never doubted ...
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Can a vSphere/ESXi host be used for automatic provisioning of instances?

VMWare's products and service offerings are absolutely indecipherable to me. I know I have a single ESXi (vSphere?) host using the free license. I know that there a number of tools can be used to ...
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ESXi Move port group to different vswitch

In ESXi, how does one move an existing port group to a different vSwitch? This appears to be an often-desired action, but with no readily-accessible solution: So, I have one large vSwitch with ...
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ESXi doesn't see hard drive(s)

Initially I tried to setup ESXi on RAID1, but it didn't see any Remote or Local hard drives during installation to choose from. Then I deleted the RAID1 configuration and removed one of the two hard ...
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vSphere error when powering virtual machine

Successfully installed VMWARE and vSphere on local machine. Also added vmx file from datastore to inventory. The problem is when powering the virtual machine encountered this error: Failed to start ...
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Error on mounting logical driver to VMware

I have got error after adding one of logical dirvers to guest system. The host system is Windows 8(Enterprise 64-bit (Build 9200) 6.2.9200)/ 8GB RAM/ 500GB HDD, the guest system is windows 7 with ...
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What do I do: vm power settings are greyed out and open console is greyed out?

I am using a vsphere client. For one of the VM's the "Shut down" and "restart" commands are greyed out in the summary tab. Open console is also greyed out. How can I use this VM? What can I do to ...
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VMWARE ESXi and SSD - ext4 trim discard

I'm running ESXi 5.5 box with Debian as guest OS. and I'm planning to use SSD disk(with ext4) for MySQL database for performance reasons. ESXi recognizes that I'm using SSD disk. But how to let know ...
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Running vmdk in ramdisk

I created a FreeBSD VM running on VMWare ESX, with a SCSI Harddisk. I added a vmdk file to it and it booted perfectly fine. I then created a ramdisk on the VMWare ESX Host, and copied the .vmdk file ...