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Unable to automatically select USB stick in BIOS for boot

This is a weird one: I would like to automatically boot my home server from USB (having recently installed ESXi on a USB drive), but the USB drive does not show up in the boot priority section of my ...
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Resource allocation with vSphere Hypervisor

I am building an home server on a old PC (Core 2 Duo E6600 as processor, 4GB RAM, two hard disk, one for each VM), and I am having difficulties with one of my VM. I currently have two VMs on it, one ...
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the host proxy switch associated to no longer exists in vcenter

I had an issue on my mgmt server and had to reinstall vcenter 5.1. Now the vsphere distributed switch is missing on my vcenter, however I can see them on my hosts... Question: Is it possible to ...
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Share a Harddisk between two Windows Hosts on ESXi

is it possible to share a VMDK between two Windows Hosts running on ESXi? I don't want to share the disk via CIFS because one windows machine acts as a VPN-Client where the VPN-Client-Software is ...
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Windows NTP Client Not Syncing with my ESXi NTP Server

I have an ESXi 5.1 server configured as a NTP server and a local Windows Server 2008 R2 PC that aren't syncing. I've read that whenever an ESXi server is run as a client, it also acts as a server, so ...
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Fix an ESXi configuration issue with the Rescue System

I have described the context of the problem in great detail, however if you just want to get to the point, read only the last paragraph. I was experimenting with ESXi on a box rented from Kimsufi. ...
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Delete or unmount datastore from VMWare

I am trying to remove the datastore from my VMware ESXi 5.0 using vSphere Client. When I right click on datastore and select 'delete' I get an error: Call "HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore" for ...
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What is the virtual equivalent of physically connecting 2 NICs that are on separate devices

I am looking to set up a small test bed on VMware ESXi. It would have a Firewall VM with multiple interfaces and some Desktops and Server VMs behind that firewall. My experience until now has been ...
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Add ISO inside Datastore of VMware VSphere Client

I rent a physical server inside OVH datacenter, I installed VMware ESXi 5.5 on it. I did not find where to add an ISO within the datastore. Should I install a plugin ?
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Ubuntu server VMs having network issues after VLANing in VMware

Running ESXi 5.1 and vCenter. I recently segmented my network into smaller VLANs and enabled tagging on the vSwitch as well as the physical switch ports. Moved variety of VMs, Server 2008, RHEL, ...
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Installing Rational Clearcase client on ESXi virtual machine

I have an ESXI server and I connect with it using vSphere 5.1.1. We have several virtual machines on this server and each virtual machine is pre-installed with the builds of our software. This is a ...
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How do I see the folder thumbnail view in VMWAre Workstation 10 while viewing a remote ESXI server

So when using VMware Workstation 10 on your local computer there is a grid thumbnail view where you can see all your VMs displayed (live update small thumbnails) on like a 9*5 grid or something. Yet ...
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How to change the network where the virtual machine is connected to, in Vmware ESXi with Perl in Linux?

Can anybody answer that how to change a VM's network with Perl? I would like to periodically change the network where the VM's nic is connected. Thanks
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Unable to access file <unspecified filename> since it is locked

When I try to create a clone from a virtual machine and doesn't change the hardware settings I have no problems. But when I change the hardware settings, like Memory and Hard Disk I get this error: ...
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Measurable impact of difference between type-1 and type-2 hypervisor

Is there something I can do to or run on a VM or (in the case of a type-2 hypervisor) that would demonstrate, objectively, that there is a difference between type-1 and type-2 hypervisors? I assume ...
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Setting the GUID for a virtual machine inn ESXI server with vSphere Client

I clone a virtual machine from an existing one. I want to set the GUID parameter shown in the following picture. For this I try to edit the machine parameters here. I do this as per VMWare ...
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Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:902, the port is closed

I have a server with Vsphere ESXi 5.5. when i try to start a virtual machine with the vsphere client i get this error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server 172.16.63.3:902 and ...
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Nested virtualization on (OpenStack on ESXi on Windows)

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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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 ...