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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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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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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, ...
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Can ESXi read CPU temperatures (and report them to Observium)? (Poweredge 1950 Gen 3)

Currently running ESXi 5.5, Poweredge 1950 Gen 3 with dual Xeon E5410's at 2.33GHz. As far as I can tell, ESXi does not report CPU temperature anywhere. Here is the health page on ESXi vSphere: So ...
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Using a USB hdd in esxi 5

I have a HP DL360 G5 server running with ESXI 5 and a few internal SAS 36gb 2.5 drives, I was wondering if it was possible to connect a 2TB USB HDD and have my VM access the files on it. I have ...
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esxi VM resource allocation for multiple users with varying requirements

I have an esxi host which several users will use as a development machine. Let's say that I have a host with 32 cores and 32 GB of RAM and 4-5 developers that will work on Ubuntu machines. The number ...
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Unsuccessfully copying ~300GB VMDK file drive formatted as VMFS on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Alright, I'm going to attempt to explain my situation thoroughly so bear with me. My current state is this. I have a 500GB HDD that used to be in a server - it hosted VMs - and was one of two drives ...
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Disk I/O controller performance

I am building an home server with an old HP media center m8125x (link for all specs : ...
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vSphere 5.5 Can't tick “connect” for VM Networks

We are using vSphere 5.5.0. Using the vSphere Web Client, when I create a new VM or add a new NIC to an old VM, if I tick "connect" for the VM nentwork, the task is completed without error. But when I ...
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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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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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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 ...