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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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Convert gzipped backup of Windows System Drive to OVA / VDI

I want to convert a native Windows 8.1 installation into a VM-File, in order to run it under Proxmox or ESXi. Is there a realistic way to convert a backup-file of the system drive, produced on a linux ...
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dot in username for esxi

VMWare Esxi does not allow for dots in usernames. It gives the error Invalid characters found in user name. Please use only alpha-numeric characters. I am aware some Linux distros limits the use of a ...
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ESXI NTP Synchronization Issues and Firewall

I've noticed recently that my server running ESXI (v7.0 update 2) lost track of time. I've looked up the NTP service and it doesn't seem to working. I provided a lot of details to show my reasoning in ...
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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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Run NAS in VMWare ESXi to share datastore

Is there any official NAS software to be run inside VMWare ESXi to use datastore as a NAS withalong Plex?
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Network adapter settings on ESxi

I was configuring a dedicated server. installed ESXi for virtualization by the Os installation wizard and then installed windows 10 on it, but can't solve the problem with the network adapter. windows ...
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Accessing ESXI over the internet without exposing ports

I have a ESXI server at home and I'm trying to access it when I'm not home. I don't want to expose any ports and I have a running VPN server on the cloud is there a way that I can connect my ESXI ...
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Esxi TPM attestation failed with "Internal Failure" on VCenter

How to enable TPM 2.0 on esxi host? when I connect esxi to vcenter it shows "TPM attestation failed" and the error message is "Internal Failure". This is the content of vpxd.log ...
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Esxi Host - can't access via hostname anymore

Having had to reset router (Google Nest Wifi) i'm now unable to access my home esxi server via hostname. (I can still access it via local IP) and nslookup of it's ip returns >nslookup 192.168.86....
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I am getting an error “No Network Adapter” found while trying ESXi 6 / 6.5 on AMD Ryzen 5 3500

I was trying to install VMWare ESXi 6.5 in my personal Laptop as a practice (just to see how it works as a bare metal) I am using AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU but at the time of installation, it says I have &...
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ESXi NTP Time Difference, GMT +1 and UTC

I have gone through too many sites that talk about NTP on ESXi and the inability to change ESXi timezone. So my concern here is that my time zone is GMT +1 and the ESXi time is UTC which is GMT 0 this ...
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VMware console image quality

Is there a way to increase image quality in VMware console - both in the ESXi and Workstation? I'm using it daily and really don't like the fact that image given from the VM is compressed - just like ...
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VMWare Fusion - automatically connect USB device to remote ESXi VM?

I have an ESXi 6.0U3 server in my basement, and can access all of the VMs on it with VMWare Fusion Pro 11.5.7 on my laptop. This works very well, and can even connect USB devices connected to the ...
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Migrating vmnics to DVSwitch : Operation Timed Out

This setup is in Workstation version 16.1.0 build-17198959 vCenter version VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.7.0.45000-16708996_OVF10 (6.7 U3 J) ESXi version VMware-VMvisor-Installer-201912001-...
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Esxi not reading all installed memory

So i have esxi with installed memory 12 GB The vmware reads 8gb only I have raid hardesk And SSD THICK PROVISIONS data store So why the esxi reads only 8GB?
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ESXI Cannot start up from Virtual IDE Hard Drive

After an power outage my ESXi at home cannot boot one of my virtual machines. When i start the VM I get the following error message: I already tried to connect via ssh to ESXi and ran vmkfstools -x ...
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ESXI/KVM with Windows 10 as daily driver

Would it be okay or even beneficial to install ESXI or any similar hypervisor on my daily driver and run Windows 10 as a VM? I'm not really hoping for major benefits so this is more of an experiment/...
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ESXi to Laptop via USB-To-Ethernet Adapter Issue

I have a Dell R620 server and has the NIC connected to a USB-To-Ethernet Adapter which is connected to the Laptop via USB. I can access the Dell Server and ESXi from the Laptop via the USB-To-Ethernet ...
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IP to name (FQDN) in browser URL

I have a small lab setup as follows. A Windows Server with DNS service (192.168.31.165/27) An OPNSense Firewall (192.168.31.131/27) An ESXi Server (192.168.31.197/27) Both the Windows Server and ...
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MPIO and ESXi 7.0 standalone

I'm trying to setup MPIO between ESXi 7.0 standalone (free license) and a SCST server. I created 4 vmknics (vmk1,vmk2,vmk3,vmk4) with IPv6 addresses (2001::1/64,2002::1/64,2003::1/64,2004::1/64) and I ...
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VMware ESXI Genshin Impact with Windows 10 OS (Hide virtualization from guest OS)

As the title says I'm trying to get Genshin Impact to run on a Windows 10 VM on VMware ESXI version 6.7. It's taken quite a long time but so far I've managed to set up a VM with a NVidia Geforce 2070 ...
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Resizing ext4 partition of a guest Ubuntu on vmdk on ESXi 6.0

I have rather old ESXi 6.0 that hosts a vm with Ubuntu. I need to increase the disk for it. I don't have vmware-vdiskmanager as advised in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1004047
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ESXi PCIe passthrough of GPU recognized in guest OS but not functional

I have an ESXi server and am having issues passing a Radeon RX 5700 through to a Windows 10 VM. Windows sees the GPU, but reports that it has stopped the device because it has reported problems (Code ...
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Failed to authenticate Virtual Center Server due to network failure

I am attempting to setup a Vmware horizon proof in concept for my firm. I am using trial version of all of the below software, so latest and greatest from https://www.vmware.com/try-vmware.html I am ...
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It is possible to add esxi5.5 host into vcenter6.5?

The purpose is that we have vCenter6.5 and we also have some of the esxi5.5 hosts and we want to migrate it to vCenter6.5
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vCenter login: An error occurred when processing the metadata during vCenter Single Sign-On setup

Recently, I took over management of some servers, and I can no longer connect to our vCenter to manage our VMs. We don't have SSO and as far as I know, we only have one account "admin". When I go on ...
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vsphere cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password

When I try to login to my vsphere environment, I get the following error: "Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password." I am certain that I am using the correct login information ...
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Change ESXi security settings via CLI

Is there a way to change security settings of an ESXi (6.7u2) via CLI ? Standard advanced settings can be modified by the following command : esxcli system settings advanced set -o /Mem/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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