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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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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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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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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 on unlisted AMD A10 6800K possible?

I've done some initial googling.. and found AMD's A10 6800K supports virtualization via AMD-V. I'd like to install ESXI 5.5 on a USB thumbdrive to drive two+ VM's running Lubuntu. Has anyone seen ...
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391 views

Can someone explain what is the difference VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere to me?

We are currently looking to implement a Geo Spatial Infrastructure (see below) that will include a number of servers and we are planning to run each server on a different virtual machine. At the very ...
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Hyper-V under ESXi - effectivity and performance

Is Hyper-V under ESXi stable and effective to HW performace? I want to have primary Windows Server 2012 with services in Hyper-V like Exchange, and other OS under ESXi like Linux. Is this good way or ...
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Can I configure and use 2 DHCP servers in my Home Lab Setup

I am setting up a Home Lab environment for development and testing. The purpose of this lab is multifunctional and the hardware involved is : Cisco ESW 540 24 Port GB Switch with VLAN etc... HP ...
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How to monitor CPU heat inside VM inside ESX?

Say you have a machine hosting ESX, which you do not necessarily have KVM hooked upto. Not a corporate environment, a single box at home. Is there a way to monitor the CPU heat on this effectively? ...
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Virtual Machines (ESXi): Should I use 32-bit or 64-bit guest operating systems?

I'm running a "small" test/development virtualization server (running VMware ESXi 5.0) with the following specs: Intel Xeon E3-1230 (3.2 GHz) 32 GB RAM OS: VMware ESXi 5.0 (64-bit) Almost all of my ...
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194 views

Using virtualization, each Windows 7 guest has to get only one of several USB Wi-Fi adapters all connected to the host via USB hub

I need to have several Wi-Fi-equipped Windows 7 guests on the host. Each guest has to be connected via Wi-Fi to its own dedicated Wi-Fi access point. All the access points are working on different ...
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Using VMware's ESXi, can I plug in 30 USB Wireless adapters and allow each of 30 VMs one?

I'm assuming ESXi will act very similarly to VMware Workstation or other products, so answers based on knowledge of those programs might also help. I want to plug in 30 USB Wireless or Ethernet ...
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ESXi 4.1 Update 1 - This kernel requires an x86_64 cpu but only detected an i686 cpu

Here is my scenario: I am using a Lenovo W510 Laptop with the i7 chip. It has 8 cores and 16GB RAM. This laptop is running a Windows 7 64-bit base image with VMWare Workstation 7.1.4. I have ...