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Ubuntu 24.04 virtual machine on VMWARE ESXI very slow

I installed a virtual machine on an IBM server with a fair share of computing power using VMWARE ESXI. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 24.04 as guest OS and has allocated 100 GB of RAM and 12 vCPUs. I ...
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Issues with VM crashing when migrating to a specific host

We have had a long standing issues in our environment where when sometimes a virtual machine migrates to a specific host in the cluster, the VM becomes hung and is no longer available. When it happens ...
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Cannot Expand Datastore in ESXi 6.7 of a 4TB RAID1 Drive Configuration

I'm running ESXi 6.7 on a Dell R720 with 96GB of ram, and 2x 8-core processors. I have two 4TB drives configured in the BIOS as one disk, RAID 1. I had a Linux VM that was utilizing about 75% of the ...
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How to add driver to ISO or bootable USB flash drive?

I'm trying to set up an ESXi (newest version) on my old Gaming Computer (HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-0050ng) (HP: 9CJ26EA#ABD). How can I add a driver to my ISO or bootable USB flash drive? If it ...
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Trying to add hard drive to VM on ESXI 8, .vmdk file not found?

Using ESXI 8.0 update 2. Have a VM I am trying to add a hard drive from an existing .vmdk file. Had some issues doing this through the web UI as noted here and we had more luck using VMWare ...
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DELL R720 Server's esxi6.7 is not pinging after installing the ubuntu server on separate HDD point to same NIC1 in Home Lab

Dell R720 server has hypervisor ESXi 6.7 running eve_ng Lab for networking Lab. Recently I installed an Ubuntu server on a separate HDD pointing same NIC1 in DHCP mode, Now Idrac 7 does not show the ...
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Cannot create VM on ESXI - insufficent space - but that doesn't seem true?

I have a ESXI Server with 211 Gigs free Today I bought a Windows 10 license key and downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. I created a VM of this directly on VMWare, turned that into a OVA and that I ...
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Can't connect USB 3.0 storage device to my RHEL 8.8 VM

System details: RHEL 8.8 VM ESXi 6.5 Problem: Attaching my USB to the VM as a storage device. The USB port on my laptop is a 3.2. The USB key is a USB 3.0. When I try attaching it to the VM, I get ...
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Splitting large .vmdk disk roughly 3 TB in size into several small ones

As mentioned in the title, I need to split large .vmdk file which contains a Database into several smaller (4) ones. I don't actually need them to work, just need the 4 separate files with roughly the ...
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Facing Error while connecting to VMware VNC Console Access via HTML Console SDK

I'm facing a challenge with accessing the VNC Console through VMware's HTML Console SDK and would really appreciate some guidance. Here's a rundown of what I've done and the issue I'm encountering: ...
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How to "sysprep" a Linux VM from inside that VM?

I need to prepare a Linux VM to create a template hosted on a VMware ESXi. So far I found this german virt-sysprep procedure that syspreps the Linux VM but from outside the VM. It says I need a Linux ...
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How to increase the hard disk space of thin provisioning virtual machine?

Created thin provisioning VM (Suse Linux) with 100 GB hard disk. Now due to space requirements, I need to increase the size to 200GB. Can someone please tell me how to increase the space of the "/...
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Error trying to get disk space usage from discovered VMS using Zabbix

I am trying to create a trigger on a template called Template Virt VMware Guest in order to extract the % of free space of the VMWARE VM that has the template inherited. What I did was: Going to the ...
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"Active directory users and computers" are duplicated in my Windows Server 2019

When I click tools from server management I find that. “Active directory users and computers” are duplicated in my Windows server 2019 and this happened after I used vCenter to move my physical Domain ...
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VMWare ESXi VM's pinging

I have 2 VM's in the VLAN18 in my VMWare ESXi 8.0 I wanted to ping the other one but it doens't find it. Now I turned off the firewall and it worked if they are in the same VLAN, now I want my 1 VM to ...
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VMWare Esxi 8.0 vlan trunking

I'm wanting to trunk ports inside the VMWare esxi 8.0 but I don't know how to trunk multiple ports togheter. Does someone know how to do this? I made multiple ports groups (VLAN10 till VLAN20) and now ...
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Getting strange error (unicodedecodeerror) installing any version of VMware esxi on dell r720 server

m having an issue installing ESXi on the SD card on a dell r720. The installer starts and prompts a quick CPU related error but progresses to the the install phase: The install phase gets stuck at ...
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Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform

I have installed ESXI 6.5 on PowerEdge 2900 with 8 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz and 16 GB ram on it but whevever i want to install any other Linux host on it like PNET, EVENG and Kali ...
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PXE Boot ESXi 8 on Intel NUC 12

Hi I'm trying to setup a small home lab using VMWare. I'm trying to PXE boot ESXi-8 using kea for dhcp and tftp. I see my target host receiving a IP from kea but it does not seem to be picking up the ...
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GPU passthrough vSphere 3D acceleration

I have a Nvidia Tesla T4 I passed through to a VM (Windows Server 2019) on vSphere ESXi 8.0. Windows is detecting the card and it's showing in device management, but any software that wants to use 3D ...
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How can I force ESXi running on a laptop to run at the full processor speed?

I have a Dell Latitude 5520 with an Intel Core i7-1185G7 3.0 GHz processor. This laptop has been relegated to homelab duties, running VMware ESXi 8.0u1. I recently put it to work for a specific ...
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VM cannot autostart due to insufficient resources?

Using ESXI 7.0 update 2. I have an autostart configured for a VM. I tried testing it by turning the ESXI off/on via my IDRAC interface, and I am now seeing this error when it tries to turn the VM on ...
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ESXI autostart order not keeping from cold reboot?

I have tried setting the autostart of my vm's from the VM main screen like so however after doing a Cold Reboot through IDrac and coming back to this menu, the Auto Start Order was all unset again and ...
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VMkernal nic doesn't seem available?

We have a two Dell PowerEdge T440's, where one NIC is capable of 1 gigabit so that we can transfer VM's directly between the two quickly. Using ESXI 7.0. However, it does not seem to be working how I ...
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How to transfer a VM between two physically connected ESXI servers?

I have two Dell PowerEdge T440s, each with ESXI Version 7 update 2. These are meant to act as a redundant pair and should have identical copies of the same VM on both in case one crashes the other can ...
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Best way to split large vmware vmdk disk to 2 smaller disks

I have a large disk of 8 TB on a VMware VM (filled with around 7 TB of data). I need to transfer the data / split the disk into 2 smaller disks of 5tb (as an example). Can someone suggest the best way ...
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how to make vmware workstation connect to esxi with a http proxy

sorry that english is not my mother language,something is translated by google... i setup a new exsi (also calld vSphere Hypervisor ?) in a lan vmware workstation 17 and exsi 8 if i use a pc under ...
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VMWare adding interfaces without reboot

I am using VMWare Workstation in my lab and have ESXi host as VMs. When I add a new interface in the VM settings the changes are not propagated in the ESXi host, I have to reboot it every time. If we ...
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IBM X3690 X5 Unable to Boot From USB "Initializing legacy usb devices"

I have an IBM X3690 X5 Server, which I have been using for my home lab. I have had ESXi installed for the past two years, and a couple of weeks ago, I decided to re-install everything from scratch, so ...
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Repairing Lost Partitions In RAID Array

I have a pair of SSDs in a RAID 1 array, managed by a Dell PERC H710 Mini. The disk backplane was replaced and the virtual disk disappeared, it has since reappeared but contains nothing (there was an ...
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Virtual Machine on ESX hangs up when Hyper-V is activated

I have set up an Windows Server 2022 Virtual Maschine on an ESX Server. When running this VM it hangs up, after a period of time. You can access the machine by Remote Desktop, but it's reaction is ...
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Can I rebuild Esxi on a new SD card?

I am running ESXi 6.0 on an SD card on a Dell server for testing but it appears there are issues with the SD card. After a series of power failures: ESXi reboots but new settings are not saved after ...
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VMware workstation pro doesn't autofit server VMs in main desktop

New to Windows 11, I came across a very weird and annoying problem. I'm using "VMware® Workstation 16 Pro", and then using it to connect to server "File > connect to server" ...
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Vsphere 8.0 4k block size NVMeoF register device fail

I have encounter a NVMe-oF problem. I have tried to use NVMe-oF drive with 4K block size through TCP as datastore. And after doing command "esxcli nvme fabrics connect -a -i <ip_addresses> ...
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VMWARE ESXI 7 - 2 NIC's Network Config. 1 for VM provisioning 1 for Management?

Good day lads! I'm somewhat new to any "non-out of the box configurations" in ESXI. I've used it on and off but never played around that much with it. Been more focused on Hyper-V. I have a ...
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USB3 HDD write speed Debian 11 vs Ubuntu 22 (ESXi 7.0U3 VMs)

I have two VMs running on an ESXi 7.0U3g host. Both VMs are installed on an NVMe datastore (FYI for comparison below, note "usbspeed" vs "nvmespeed" tests), and have identical ...
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ESXI Won't Start VM - Failed to create swap file

I have an ESXI system that I just updated to the latest release of 6.7. I shut down all of the VM's and put the host into Maintenance Mode, performed the update, and rebooted the host. After the host ...
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Open source USB redirector software from my Laptop to a VM hosted on Vmware ESXi

I have a VMWare ESXi host and Vms created on it. I also have a fingerprint scanner attached to my laptop. I want to access it over the VM created on VmwareESXI. After browsing the web, I found that I ...
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ESXi graphics passthrough not toggleable

I am attempting to configure a new ESXi 6.7 host for passthrough graphics. On the IT provided host the GPU is available for passthrough. This is a 10 year old server repurposed for ESXi and not doing ...
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Version of the guest operating system in VMware ESXi/vCenster

short Why are some Linux distributions in VMware ESXi/vCenster differentiated by version numbers when creating a VM and others are not? long If you create a new virtual machine on a VM host VMware ...
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Get menu.c32 error when installing esxi

When booting esxi on USB via rufus, I get a menu.c32 error, as far as I know, to fix this error, you have to select the yes option. But after this, I will encounter connection errors and failed ...
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Qemu - Cannot connect to Guest ESXi

I'm running Qemu on Windows and I can't connect to the ESXi guest and can't ping the host network gateway from the ESXi guest. I disabled all other network interface on Host machine except the ...
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VMWARE ESXI 7.0.1 don't recognize RAM installed after upgrade

I have a Oracle Server X6-2 ESXi 7, I installed with two(2)x32Gb ram DDR4(for 64 in total), but recently I upgrade the server to 128GB, with other 2x32 Gb modules. The BIOS and ILOX recognize the ...
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Vmware: accidentally restored the snapshot how to restore original state?

I had restored accidentally restored the vsphere snapshot how to recover to original state?
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Is there any way to split a big file into multi parts and can combine them again?

Is there any way to split a big file into multi parts and can combine them again? In my case: I want to upload a iso file (2GB) to ESXi datastore: but there I get a issue, when I upload 4~5% the ...
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VM gone after hard reboot

I have a serious problem here. After I forced a reboot of a freezed ESXi server, a VM is literally gone. When I ssh to the host and run ls -lah inside the datastore, it returnes: /vmfs/volumes/...
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Access VMWare running ESXi VM from network

To preface this I am a Software Engineer and have so little knowledge when it comes to networking. I have ESXi running on a VMWare VM on my CentOS 7 server. I also have the Atlassian suite running on ...
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Nested guest VM on ESXI is not able to access internet but can access host

I am running x86 Ubuntu 20 on ESXI 7.0 (lets call this as my host VM). On top of Ubuntu VM, I am launching ARM64 RaspiOS using QEMU (this is my guest VM). So you can say I have nested VMs. From my ...
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How to backup and restore a sparse file on ESXi

I've a thin provisioned virtual disk (500 GB) on an ESXi server (version 7.0.3) which I'd like to backup to an external USB disk and afterwards to restore it on another ESXi server. The effective size ...
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Why in ESXi is the file size of a thin provisioned virtual disk the same size as the real disk?

When I create in ESXi (version 7.0.3) the following 3 virtual disks...1) 10 GB / thin provisioned2) 10 GB / thick provisioned, lazily zeroed3) 10 GB / thick provisioned, eagerly zeroed...all files (*-...
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