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VMware ESXi old releases

I'm interested in the history of ESXi, to see how it evolved during every major update. However the earliest release I was able to get is version 5.5 Does anyone know of an archive, ftp mirror, ...
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Dell Server 620 Adding Database Stores to VMware Esxi

Hello I have researched this question already and tried various things. I am running VMware Esxi 7.0 vSphere Hypervisor. I am trying to run virtual machines but when I go to the IP address on my LAN ...
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Japanese language is showing in the browser inside a vm in vmware

We are using vCSA (6.7) with three Esxi (6.7) hosts & there are 100 Vms running. When we open any browser & search anything the results are shown in Japanese even though I have not set any ...
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EVE-NG can't open telnet session from ESXi server with ConEmu

I can't seem to open ConEmu with telnet on my Windows laptop from EVE-NG (see picture below). EVE-NG is installed on ESXi on a little server in my LAN that lives in the same subnet. I want to use ...
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How to send CTRL-Alt-F[1-9] to guests in the VMWare ESXI Web Client?

How to send CTRL-Alt-F[1-9] to clients in the VMWare ESXI Web Client? I need this to access the other virtual consoles in the guest.
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is there any option ntpq for the ntp server connectivity test like ntpdate -d command?

Is there any option ntpq for the ntp server connectivity test like the ntpdate -d command? ntpdate -d ntpserverip This command shows the suitable ntp server for synchronization. What the ...
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Virtual Machine Interface Speed and Duplex showing {nv}

I just installed a new Linux based system on ESXi and found the below information. Interface is undefined. DHCP is undefined. IPv4 Address: {nv}/{nv} In-Path Gateway IP: {nv} NAT IPs and ports: LAN - ...
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How to copy backup WSB(Windows server 2012 R2) from VMware ESXi 6.5 to?

We have dedicated server(located in datacentre) which is installed with ESXI 6.5 and we create VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. We are creating backups with Windows Server Backup feature and want to ...
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Unmountable VMFS WMware partition

I've been asigned the task to resurrect a VMware 6.7 test server with a failed RAID 1 (and no backup, of course!). I salvaged the data from the RAID 1 to a regular SATA drive. Only 8 kib are missing. ...
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Compromised Ubuntu VM - How should I go about tearing it apart to figure out what happened?

Alright, here's the situation: the lab I work in has a dedicated virtual machine server running VMWare ESXi, with a number of virtual machines running on it. Our IT department started getting Fail2Ban ...
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Can VMware ESXi host local storage as an iSCSI target to another device?

Obviously in ESXi you can connect to an iSCSI target to access remote storage, but is there a way to host local server storage on an ESXi machine as an iSCSI target to another system?
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Windows 10 guest on ESXI 6.5 cannot find disk driver

My Windows 10 Pro guest fails to install on ESXI 6.5 as it cannot find disk drivers. I've tried calculating/comparing the checksum of my ISO and re-uploading, as I understood similar issues are often ...
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How do I upload a file to a datastore using vmware workstation?

I have setup ESXi 6.5 and created my first VM. In workstation 15, I can't find my way to upload the ISO file needed to install the OS to the datastore. Any Tips ?
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Not able to upgrade vmware tools on esxi 6.0 running as vm in vcenter

Try updating vmware tools of esxi(6.0) OS running in vm in vcenter. Getting error like Operation Failed, vmware tools iso does not exists or not accessible. try mounting the esxi iso on vm, but mount ...
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How to force VMware ESXi to reclaim memory (manually with script)

Scenario We have a VMware ESXi Server with 512GB RAM and we have 25 VMs with 64GB RAM with "0GB" reservation memory for VMs. They don't use all of their resources but we need to do this because they ...
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VMware vSphere 5.5 network isolation for a VM

I have some old kit that I am using for educational purposes to learn pentesting/ethical hacking, for this I have installed VMware vSphere 5.5 this is the latest version that is supported by the CPU ...
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Migrate VMWare Workstation (free) virtual machine on vSphere

I would like to know if it was possible to copy/migrate/export a virtual machine created with the free version of VMWare Workstation to the free version of vSphere Hypervisor (bare metal). If it was ...
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Assign VMware Public IP's

Let me rephrase a previous question. I have 10 virtual machines running on a ESXI server How do i assign them a different public IP to the host and each other? And do i need any exceptions in any on ...
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How to check if vMotion is configured in RedHat Linux 7.2?

We have a couple of RedHat Linux machines We not sure that vMotion is configured. Is it possible to identify if vmotion vMotion configured, from the RedHat OS itself?
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VmWare Stuck on Host but Vm's works fine

I have an host machine running vmware esxi 6.7. It has more than 20 VMs on it. Today i tried to add new VM. I have several storages one of them 20 TB flash disk. 10.5 TB of it was allocated to one ...
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Windows Server AD, DNS, and ESXI working, but vCenter incapable of Installing

I've went through some trial and error in attempting to make this work. I am new to this kind of matter, and am doing a "lab" attempt of this, and if I have success I plan to instead of using VM's, to ...
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VMware machine console via browser without MGMT IP

I need to set up a lab environment where people will install the software my company develops. The installation is comprised of first installing Ubuntu Server, followed by installing our own software ...
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How to turn on Fault tolerance for VM with virtual RDM (VMware vSphere)

I am trying to enable FT on a VM that has a virtual RDM disk but whenever I do it I got an error message saying "Device "Hard disk" is raw disk which is not supported" but to the best of my knowledge, ...
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could not access my esxi server from my same network

I configured a server as Esxi 6.7 but I could not access it from my home network, the ESXi server can ping the default gateway but no other device can ping it or vice versa Thanks in advance
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How to split large (vmdk) files on an ESXi 6.0 host?

I've got a server running ESXi 6.0 in a data center and I need to do some backup of it. Currently it has three quite large disk images (1TB, 500GB, 500GB) and I need to download those. The only ...
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Unable to deploy .ova file format, getting transfer failed when using ovftool

I'm getting a "transfer failed" error message. I tried manual and Ansible automation. "Transfer Failed", "Error: File (SLESOS-disk1.vmdk) could not be found.", "Completed with errors"]}
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How can P2V windows server 2008?

I am trying, to converter a windows server 2008 32 bits to virtual with vmware vcenter converter standalone but the application dosent start Error im running Windows server 2008 32 bits wwhitn ...
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Vmware workstation missing data

I have vmware workstation 15 running Ubuntu with Odoo installed. I had an issue with my pc not booting so Ive moved the whole VM folder to a new PC but when I load Odoo it is from june of ths year. ...
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VM disk on ESXi 6.7 is taking more space than actual max size

I'm having an issue on my ESXi 6.7, I have few VM on which the disk is taking more space on the host than the actually maximum size I provided to the disk, here is what I see on esx : Disk on esx and ...
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Private network under esxi hypervisor

I want to create a private network on my esxi server between VMs , each VM have two network interface (sush as host-only in virtual box) My issue is how to create this interface with spesific IP ...
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ESXi VM networking to local LAN

I have just installed ESXi 6.7.0 (free version) and setup my first two VM's with the default settings. But I cannot seem to get these VM's to connect and ping devices on my local network. I can, ...
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VMWare ESXi + Intel VROC

I have a supermicro server with 2 SSD that are connected through VDM VROC. I configured these 2 disks in the BIOS to be RAID 1 on the VROC config. The problem is when I install VMWare ESXi that it ...
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Bugcheck 0x000000d1 after upgrading to ESXi 6.5.0 update 3

Yesterday we have upgraded our ESXi host to 6.5.0 update 3. (from 6.5U1). Since then one of our domain controllers running windows server 2016 is randomly rebooting with bugcheck 0x000000d1 (...
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Strange activity of VMWare hypervisor with all VMs off

all We have a VMWare ESXi 6.5 host where, with all the VMs off, %SWPWT oscillates within 10-30% and %RDY within 10-40%. I think this behavior is rather strage because with the VMs off system load ...
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Cloned Domain Controller Couldn't Start

I cloned 3 DC (Windows 2016) on a ESXi host for a lab test purpose. All 3 DCs are on an isolated network and can reach each other. However, the active directory failed to start. Whenever I tried to ...
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Flashing a development board under vmware ESXi 6.5 via usb

I have some android like development boards connected to virtual windows 10 installations running under VMware ESXi 6.5. They are connected via USB 2.0 to the corresponding development windows ...
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Attaching disks on vSphere VM with govc

I am having issues attaching an existing disk (vmdk) to a vSphere VM without an initial harddisk via govc. I uploaded a vmdk which was tested with VMWare Player to the datastore on the ESXi ...
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Comms between uplinks on same vSwitch on ESX

I'm driving myself crazy thinking this should work, but it's just not! I have the below setup in ESX. The vubuntu VM has an IP of 10.0.10.99/24 as do the VMkernel interfaces (I have two as a backup)....
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How to assign the VMware license key to a bootable USB (ISO image)

I have created a bootable USB using Rufus, but for every new installation I need to go to the Host and manually assign the license. Is there a way to create a bootable USB with the license already ...
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New 1394B controller not being recognized in VSphere 6.5U3

I just added a StarTech PEX1394B3 controller in my standalone ESXi6.5U3 but I cant seems to find what to select to add it to a client on the host. I have just the free version of ESXi6.5U3 on a Dell ...
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Lubuntu VM rejecting login credentials

I've had a Lubuntu 16.10 VM running on ESXi for a few years. I've been running Mediawiki and Home Assistant on it. Today I started getting a "Cannot access database" error when I tried to access my ...
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Winpe how to create a Botable Windows PE RAM Disk for VmWare Virtual Machine

I'm trying to create a bootable WinPE RAM disk from Hard disk Drive for VMWare Virtual Machine. I've seen that Microsoft has this method https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/...
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Connecting a desktop and I/O devices to guest VM

I have several workstations that should host at most one VM at once. From my understanding vSphere only provides console access to each VM through a web interface, however I would like to display the ...
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ESXI pass through Quick Sync Video for Plex

I'm trying to set up my new home server to run a Plex VM under ESXi, and I'd like to enable hardware acceleration with Quick Sync video, which my CPU (a Xeon E-2124G) is capable of. From what I read ...
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DL180 G6 server suddenly loses access to SSD datastore on ESXi 6.0

I've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server. It originally came with a Smart Array P410i raid card, which I used to create a bunch of RAID0 disks (one SSD for my ESXi datastore and a couple of ...
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Vmware FT: The virtual NIC associated with the host has insufficient bandwidth for vSphere Fault Tolerance logging

My ESXi Servers version 6.7 always have the warning: "The virtual NIC associated with the host has insufficient bandwidth for vSphere Fault Tolerance logging" when i try to enable fault tolerance on a ...
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Finding orphaned files in ESX 6.0

Do you know of any way to scan an ESX datastore to help identify Orphaned files, or provide a graphical representation of the file types and sizes in use? Browsing through the datastore, I was able ...
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ESXI Host cant reach public network

Was wondering if anyone could assist with a problem I'm trying to resolve in building my Collab. My setup is ISP->Home router->Lab router(Collabv2-RT) gi0/0 10.10.10.1 to switch Collabv2-SW1 fa0/48 ...
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WLAN adapter disappears a few seconds after installation on VM

I have an ESXi host with a Windows 10 VM. I have a Netgear A6210 USB Wifi Adapter that I have plugged into the host. I have it set to pass through via ESXi. Upon installing the Netgear drivers, the ...
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How to Assign an IpAddress to Ubuntu machine network After deploying as a OVA template via Vsphere Client

Requirement is After OVA deployment, IP address automatically removed from the network, So unable to reachable the machine and do the configuration changes in Automation. a. Need to Export the OVA ...

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