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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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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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67 views

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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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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76 views

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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415 views

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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93 views

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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63 views

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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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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146 views

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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47 views

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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167 views

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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63 views

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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1k views

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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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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120 views

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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176 views

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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38 views

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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367 views

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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111 views

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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63 views

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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397 views

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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266 views

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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607 views

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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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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317 views

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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176 views

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 ...
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290 views

VMware ESXi: Create a video of virtual machine

VMware Workstation makes it easy to record videos of virtual machines. However, my setup is using ESXi - I access the console through vSphere. I would like to record a video of the virtual machine, ...
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186 views

Test RAID array read write speeds from boot disk

I have a VMware ESXi server with a local RAID 5 datastore formatted with VMFS. The RAID controller is a DELL PERC H710 hardware controller and the server is an R620. I get abysmal write speeds, ...
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630 views

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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how to avoid event log deletion after shutdown in vmware?

I have a VMWare Esxi host which shutdowns suddenly and all the event logs are deleted by default so I can't find out what's the problem. How can I avoid event logs deletion after shutdown?
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How to connect a physical device to a particular virtual network?

I'm trying to emulate a small network with 4 interconnected computers in VMWare ESXI server and accessing via vSphere. 3 of them are windows based computers with their own console and I managed to set ...
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255 views

VMWare out of memory when increasing ram to VM's

New to VMware, thanks for any and all help. I created 3 VM's on a host, and didn't realize I goofed on memory allocation. I did: VM1 - 4GB VM2 - 4GB VM3 - 8GB When that should have been double. Now ...
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VMware: what are the “vpxuser” and “dcui” user accounts for?

I am using VMware ESXi 5.1, and apart from the root account which I am using to manage my hypervisor, there are two more accounts: vpxuser dcui I don't know what these accounts are for, I don't ...
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329 views

Vmware product that runs on Linux host OS, compatible with ESXi? [closed]

The short version: I want to create some VMs on a PC running a Linux host OS, then move them to a PC with ESXi installed on the bare metal. I'm new to Vmware products. Does anyone know if there is ...
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411 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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1k views

Connect to ESXi 5.0 host from vSphere Client 5.1

We have multiple VMware clusters. Some are running 4.1 some 5.0 and some 5.1. We will be upgrading them all eventually, but with the client for 5.1 installed, before it will let me connect to a 4.1 or ...