VMWare ESXi Hypervisor Server OS

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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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VMware VSAN design and usage [on hold]

I'v got some design and fundamental questions about VMwar vSAN usage. Currently we have several HP blades in 4 enclosures connected to 2 HP P9500 SAN. We got multipathing but no SAN redundancy. We ...
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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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Processes surviving Windows VM reboot? [migrated]

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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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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ESXi sees RAID1 as two hard drives [migrated]

The server is Proliant ML330 G6. I've activated the embeded SATA RAID in BIOS. Created 1 logical drive in "Option Rom Configuration for Arrays" in RAID 0+1 that consists of two 1TB drives. So in 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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Need to vizualize vSphere stats into an executive dashboard

we are trying to find a (preferable free) tool to pull and visualize vHost/network data from vSphere in a form of an easy-to-read executive dashboard with an option to expand the presented ...
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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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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 ...