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I found someone's blog who had the same problem. He points to hardcoded links to VMware's clients: vSphere v4.1 VMware vSphere Client v4.1: VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-258902.exe VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 1: VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-345043.exe VMware vSphere Client v4.1 Update 2: VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-491557.exe VMware vSphere Client v4.1 ...


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Need #1: HDs take about $5/year to run. I don't think any virtualization has APM passthrough for drives. Need #2: Every virtualization technology does this. ESX, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM, QEmu... Want #1: With only two machines, which presumably will be running constantly anyway, how much bother are non-GUI tools?


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ESXi (and I'm assuming that's what you're using, based on the mentioned "3i") doesn't include the GRUB menu. According to VMWare's "Changing a forgotten root password on an ESX host" page: Note: This article does not pertain to ESXi. Reinstalling is the only way to reset a root password on ESXi. Perhaps the info found at "How to reset the root ...


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You can't - oddly enough this professional grade software is not geared towards your decidedly home-based usage requirement - therefore it does not have any form of code built in to detect a button press and trigger a shutdown. Why not try a consumer product such as VMWare's Workstation which is much more likely to be scriptable in this manner.


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http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/06/vmware-vsphere-client-install/ If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using vSphere client. vSphere client works only on Windows host. If you don’t have vSphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. i.e go to http://{your-vmware-server-ip} to download ...


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Absolutely! However, this depends on the machine. If it contains heat sensors in a standard industry accepted form, it is more than likely ESX/Vsphere can access them, along with fan information (see picture below). Simple log on to vSphere client and click on the server, go to configuration > Health Status, and you should find the information there. ...


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Yes, using vsphere client you can choose File->Export->Export OVF Template fill in the form and export the files to a local filesystem. This exported appliance should then load into your other virtualisation tools without any really issues. I've done this with CentOS6 (exported) and loaded it into VirtualBox.


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A reachability of zero suggests that the VMs cannot communicate with one another - either because of basic network issues or due to firewall settings. I would carry out a range of tests using ping from NTP client to NTP server (but Ping is sometimes blocked by FW) ssh from NTP client to NTP server (arguably less often blocked) ntpdate -d 129.177.90.75 I ...


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You can always test read speeds with any old Linux live CD (such as SystemRescueCD), but to test write speeds, you need to be able to mount the VMFS volume with write access. Are you sure you're actually using the PERC controller, and not just running software RAID-5? Software RAID-5 is indeed very slow, and since you have a hardware RAID controller, it'd be ...


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I have strong doubts about whether this would work. ESXi does support USB hardware passthrough, but not for every type of USB device. Our system coped fine with USB memory sticks and a USB lead to a UPS for monitoring it, but ESXi would not 'see' the card/fob reader for our building security system so we could not pass it to a VM. Probably best to ...


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I`m probably going to get a hand-slap by others, but hey - just helping... Look here, this guy details how to copy and generalize the image to a template. And before anyone asks, I have done this with older VM workstation and vSphere installation. This guy outlines the instructions better than I can... :-) Cloning a VM without vcenter in ESXi Update: ...


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You can do either one of two things: Install physical USB sound devices and use USB passthrough Connect to the VMs via Remote Desktop and enable audio forwarding


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The vpxuser permission is used for vCenter Server when managing activities for the host. The account is used as an agent for the Direct Console User Interface and is used is the process for disabling lockdown mode in the DCUI. you should not delete either account. even though theoretically if you do not use vcenter or direct console ever, you may live ...


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We have a couple of HP Microservers that boot Alpine Linux off USB sticks and having tried DD to make copies (took ages - gave up), I settled for CloneZilla (on a Parted Magic live CD) as it was quicker and also gave me backup files I could burn onto a CD and put in a fire safe as an added precaution. You have to first do a partition backup of the USB stick ...


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It depends on the OS you're making the backup with. If you can find a windows box, usbimagewriter for windows has worked pretty well in most cases, its a one click application to copy an image of a USB, and pop it back into the USB.


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I just created 27 clones (2 complete IBM BladeCenters) of ESXi 4.1 using this tool. It took the time it would have taken to manually install 2 or 3 Blades... The Tool allows you to restore the same image on several usb-sticks simultaneously.


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I suggest you use 64-bit. I don't think the overhead is that big, and if you need more RAM in the future, then you won't have a problem. Additionally, Microsoft's Server OSes are only 64-bit anyways nowadays.


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One step I would take is to see if the packets are getting to your guest at all. On your linux host, run tcpdump -i eth0 tcp dst port 80 substituting "eth0" for whatever your interface is called. With that running, try and access your page (I would suggest using an "outside of your network" host like a cellphone using the carriers internet and not your ...


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How do you have access to the vmdk/vmx files? How are you accessing your VM? Are you in communication with an admin who does have ESXi console / VSphere Client access? Snapshots of a running machine solves your problem: First backup windows.vmx (so it doesn't reference the snapshot) Get the administrator to snapshot the VM Copy the windows.vmdk and ...


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These "proxy" applications are created by VMware Fusion and are located inside the .vmwarevm virtual machine bundle. Right-click your virtual machine, select Show Package Contents and open the Applications folder. Does that folder exist? Does it contain applications? Does it contain the application you want the files to open with? Make sure in the virtual ...


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It is not possible to do this for ESXi. NFS access requires the use of the root user (UID 0) to access NFS shares and you have to disable root_squash. For ESX there is "experimental support" for delegating NFS access to a separate account, as per this VMware document. That's VMware code for saying the functionality is there but if you run it on production ...


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It really will depend on the kind of VMs you will be running. Are the applications write heavy or read heavy? Read heavy systems will be ok on a RAID-5, while RAID-10 (1+0) will be much faster on writes. The parity calculation with raid 5 takes a beating to RAID-5. RAID-10 also has the disadvantage of using half of your storage for redundancy. RAID-5 ...


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Are those speeds typical? I feel like I should be getting like 100MB/s average. You didn't specify how many drives you have, other than 1TB (SATA3). You could theoretically get some more.. juice by doing RAID10 (4 drives; 2 pairs mirrored and then both pairs striped). That alone (no real configuration tweaks) might squeeze out a better reads for all ...


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Install the VMware tools and use vmware-toolbox-cmd stat balloon or cat /proc/vmmemctl to check.


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Assuming you can reach the server via RDP from within the LAN, all you have to do is set up port forwarding on your router. The default RDP port is 3389. Sometimes ISPs have a firewall externally, and in that case you would need to forward another incoming port which is more likely to be open, e.g. 443, to your server internally. This challenge has ...


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Short answer: Yes, that'll work just fine. Long answer: I get the impression that this is for something like a personal lab of yours so with that said this would be fine. The biggest thing with the newer ESXi is that it needs a 64bit processor (which this has so you're good). You're going to want a decent chunk of memory and harddrive space. This will be ...


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The Auto Start bug (VMware Community) introduced with 5.0 Update 1, which broke the VM Auto Start feature on the free version of ESXi. VMware released the ESXi patch "ESXi500-201207001" on July 12, 2012 which includes the fix. You can download the patch from here: Download You can review the bulletins and image profiles included with the patch from here: ...


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You need more memory for your virtual machine guest os, ESXi requires at least 2GB memory. See Requirements: CPU Minimum: Single socket, dual core Ideal: Dual-socket, 4 or more cores per CPU Memory Minimum: 2GB Ideal: 8+GB Network Minimum: one NIC, plus one for Management interface Ideal: One for Management Interface plus multiple ...


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vSphere is the client and ESXI is the server. vSphere Hypervisor is just the free version of vSphere. You build your VMs in ESXI and vsphere will allow you to remote to them.


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While I am a newbie when it comes to VMware, but I chanced upon this question, while looking for an answer, so consider the answer as (not yet) not authoritative. My understanding is that "vSphere" is a brand name for the suite of software products, that allow an entity (enterprise, hosting co. etc.) to create cloud-computing infrastructure, using ...



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