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Questions tagged [esxi]

VMWare ESXi Hypervisor Server OS

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How to create a standard user with SSH access in VMware ESXI 6

I've created a user using vSphere client by name 'test'. Now this user cannot SSH into the ESXI server. But when i assign it administrator role, it can SSH into ESXI. Is there any way to not assign ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 - How can I pass-through (add) my Mac Pro's optical drive to a VM (running OS X Mountain Lion)?

Bit unconventional I know, but I am running VMware ESXi 6.0 on my old Mac Pro 1.1. If you don't know what that is then (no offense, but) you won't be able to help me. The Mac Pro host has a "super ...
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Enable virtual machine auto startup in ESXi 6.0

I have an ESXi 6.0 server with two VMs, using VSphere 6.0 with the desktop client to manage them. When I power on the server, the VMs still have to be started manually. Is there a way so that they ...
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How to change Default Graphics Type in vSphere on a host not managed by vCenter

I'm walking through this document on setting up an NVidia card on a host. However, in my VSphere (client and web) I don't see anything that looks like the screenshots there. The only difference I ...
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How is it possible that we install vCenter server in windows even if its type1 hypervisor? [on hold]

My friend installed VCenter server in windows server 2016. I am confused, How can he install it over any OS. it must be installed on bare metal as its type-1 hypervisor.
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ESXi 6.0 PXE boot

i try to provision a ESXi 6.0 server with Foreman. The networking configuration and the stuff above work's fine. But after the reboot SSh and ESX Shell is not enabled. Any idea's how to fix this? Even ...
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vCenter 6.7 error while creating new users (Single Sign On) [migrated]

i'm running a vCenter Server Appliance with Embedded Platform Services Controller version 6.7.0.140000 I'm trying to create a new user to allow using the vSphere web console to a specified VM only ...
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How to access a virtual machine hosted by VMWare ESXi from an external IP?

There is a network topology as follows: I can access both 172.16.0.10:8444 and 172.16.0.21:8445 from the external IP by: telnet A 8444 telnet A 8445 However, I can not access 172.16.0.20:8443 by: ...
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Import vapp stuck and timeout

I have issues when importing an *.ovf file, on a NUC8i7HVK. I'm using this menu : "host > Create/Save a VM", then I follow wizard to deploy a new *.vf + *.vmdk machine. Download task goes fine, but ...
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Why is ESXi 6.7 failing registration of NVMe SSD drive?

We have developed a NVMe SSD PCIe drive that works on Linux and Windows. The card has a minimum block size of 4K. I tested the card on ESXI 6.7. The card shows up as vmhba2 but does not appear in the ...
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Dynamic size disk on vmware esxi ovf deployment

My requirement is the following: I have an ova package which the users deploy on ESXi vCenter. I have created 3 profiles in the ovf template. According to the profile chosen, the user will be given a ...
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1920x1080 from boot of virtual Debian on ESXi 6.5

I run my Debian 9 on a virtual machine on ESXi 6.5 and accesses it from a thin client using VMRC. I want my screen resolution to be 1920x1080 from boot time, without being dependent on VMware Tools ...
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Error - Unable to enumerate all disks esxi6.7

I have moved a VM from esxi 4.1 to esxi6.7, and when I try to start it, I got this error Unable to enumerate all disks.. Could anyone please give some advice. Thank you all!
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How to open Direct Console User Interface in ESXI server

I have an ESXI hypervisor installed on a server with centOS installed as a guest operating system and have it's terminal opened. I want to open Direct Console User Interface (that black and yellow ...
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LINT1/NMI purple screen Dell R710 with Vmware

I have an Dell R710 server with Vmware. An it keeps crashing with the following purple screen. Can someone point me to the right direction? I tried different versions of vmware and the same (6.0, 6.5, ...
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ESXi management freezes

I've been running an environment at home running ESXi 6.7 for some of my school projects and to learn more about virtualization. Currently, there is a Plex VM and a webserver VM. The host specs are: ...
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Is there a way to link two Ethernet adapters in Windows so that they can share the same IP address? [duplicate]

I just bought an Intel NUC running Windows 10 and it comes with a WiFi adapter as well as a wired Ethernet port. I’m using my router to assign IP addresses based upon a device’s MAC address so they ...
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New role for ESXi 6.5

On previous versions of ESXi, until 6.0, I could create a role that allowed users to power on and off a VM and also edit the VM to set Options/Boot Options/Force BIOS Setup. It is the only realistic ...
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How do I get an immutable UuID on a VM in an ESXi server?

Background: I would like to find out the non-modifiable UuID as guest Ueser of a VM, but without knowing the structure of the ESXi server in which I am. Problem: I would like to find out the ...
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ESXI TLS configuration

I am looking for a way to disable TLS 1.0 on a standalone ESXI 6.0 thats not connected to any vCenter. I see that there are multiple ways to disable it using vCenter and powershell scripts , however i ...
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Saving Space/Move Caches on Windows Pro & Windows Server 2016

I am attempting to reduce the space and move caches on both a Windows Pro machine and a Windows Server 2016. These are 2 virtual machines running on VMware ESXi. I currently use a backup solution ...
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Assign a remote server's IP to another server location

How we can assign a remote IP address to another server? I have a VPS in Germany (Mikrotik RouterOS installed) and it has a valid IP address, And in other side in Italy, I have another server which ...
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Suggestion on how to consolidate VMWare VM snapshots

I was given a copy of a VM with many snapshots. The size of the folder that contains the VM is about 200GB and there is about 371 snapshots in it. ls | grep [.]vmdk | wc 372 372 14513 I ...
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Finding memory leak with tags LHAN and YHAN [duplicate]

I recently started having issues with one system which has Windows Server 2012 R2 and seems to have a memory leak. The non-paged memory will reach 8.9GB out of a total of 10GB in the course of 12 ...
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DefensePro 8.13 VM error trying to boot in ESXi 6.0

I'm trying to startup a DefensePro VM (Ubuntu 12.04), and I've got the next error when it's booting: ------------------------------------------------- Global Initializer ----------------------...
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How to set up a DNS for multiple websites in different servers at home

I have never done this before and I am not sure if this is doable. My goal is to host several websites in my home in one ESXi server. I plan to use ESXi server to generate several virtual machines ...
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Why is “New vSphere Distributed Switch” greyed out in my VMware vSphere Client?

The version of my VMware vSphere Client is version 5.5.0, and the version of VMware vCenter Server is also version 5.5.0. I want to add a vSphere distributed switch, but it is greyed out. Why? How can ...
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Where is “Port Mirroring” on VMware vSphere?

I am using VMware vSphere 5.5.0, but I cannot find "Port Mirroring". According to this link: Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view. Right-click the vSphere ...
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Issues Port Forwarding VMware ESXi on Optimum Router

I am trying to port forward the web interface of a VMware ESXi home server that I have over my Optimum router to access it at other locations. The actual server running ESXi doesn't appear on the ...
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Is it a good idea to use a NFS Server for data space for other virtual machines?

I have been able to get an old server from my work place and I want to use it now as a home server, and to experiment with it among other things. It consist of: Six core Xeon 5650 32 Gb Ram 8x146Gb ...
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Can I run vSphere Client and ESXi at the same machine?

Can I run vSphere Client and ESXi at the same machine? ... And is that a good idea? I want to install ESXi with multiple images (Windows, Linux, etc...) and seamlessly use and switch between them. ...
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cannot ping from VM to outside internet

I am trying vsphere client and esxi. I have a VM running on top of esxi hypervisor. It has one NIC connected to the esxi NIC vmk0. Now I can ping from the VM to the bsae machine. But not to ...
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How to route all connections from one machine (Linux) through a VPN on another (Windows) on VMWare ESXi?

I have a particular problem where a piece of software can only be run on Linux but must connect to a remote server through a VPN client that can only run on Windows. With physical hardware, I assume ...
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ESXi 6.5 vm console screen preview not working

I have an ESXi server 6.5 with a custom certificate signed by a private CA. The VM preview screen display a loading wheel continuously when accessing to the interface via FQDN. It is working (...
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Seedbox attached to nas, gigabit speed halved

I have gigabit internet, and I've confirmed I can saturate that successfully on my seedbox and main desktop via torrents when downloading directly to the local hard drives. I have an R710 running ...
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ESXi, VLANs, and pfSense

Wanted to segment VM traffic with VLANs. I have the following set up: ESXi Host -> Switch -> pfSense Router -> Internet My ESXi Host is single NIC I created a VLAN (VLAN 10) in pfSense using my LAN ...
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Add PCI Passthrough device to VMX file VMWARE

I have an ESXi 6.0.0 (build 5572656) and am able to add a PCI passthrough device (network card) using the UI. I'd like to be able to include this when deploying a VMX file. The VMX file I'm using ...
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How can I disable autostart for a VM in ESXi or vSphere?

I have some VMs running on an ESXi host, managed by vCenter, all on version 6.5.x. I have some VMs configured to autostart, which works fine, but I need to stop them from starting automatically. ...
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ESXI Hardware RAID Solution

I'm re-purposing a machine to run ESXI and made a rookie error in that I did not properly understand the hardware requirements. The machine will run a range of linux distros which will then runner ...
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Is there a way to store large volumes of data under a single logical structure without using a spanned volume

I have a Vmware ESXi server running at home. This has a 6-port SATA motherboard (Asus Z8NA-D6), with the following drives 1TB 2TB 3TB 4TB 4TB 4TB I have a Windows 10 media server with a system ...
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What is preventing me from accessing a 3rd-level nested ESXi host?

I have an ESXi 6.5 host with an IP address of 172.16.10.11. Within that ESXi host, I have a virtual machine running an ESXi 6.5 host with an IP address of 172.16.20.11. And finally within the nested ...
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How to grow ESXI 6.0.0 VMFS 5.60 datastore beyond 2TB?

I hope that this is the right place to ask my question. I have an ESXI 6.0.0 host with a raid as datastore embracing 2.73TB. But I am only able to grow the datastore to 2TB. I already figured out, ...
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what is the recommended installation order for multi-boot OSes?

When it comes to dual-boot of Windows and Linux on a hard disk, it is recommended to install Windows followed by Linux, for bootloader to identify both OS partitions. What is the recommended ...
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Why is the esxi 6.0 vSphere Web Client is only creating virtual disks on one datastore

I have a esxi 6.0 server setup in my lab with 2 physical drives in it. Datastore1 = 500GB & Datastore2 = 1TB I am trying to create a new VM with a 2 virtual disks. The 1st vdisk is 20GB and will ...
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VMware Distributed Switch Traffic Filtering and Marking DEFAULT RULE

I haven't found a solid answer anywhere about what the Distributed Switch Traffic Filtering default rule is. Like you know when you make an ACL on a Cisco switch and it has an implicit deny at the end ...
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faild to run a command in bash file in startup

I have a virtual machine in EXSI 6.5 and install Ubuntu on that. I write a bash file to run a command in start up as bellow: #!/bin/bash # Bash script to dvblast sleep 10 gnome-terminal --title="...
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VMWare ESXi mounts datastore with different path after reboot

I know that ESXi is meant to be run 24/7 (mostly) but whenever I reboot (whether it's for maintenance or just because I'm fed up of the racket it makes), the datastore "Mandatory VMs" which is a 100GB ...
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VMware ESXi on Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S6

I want to buy a new Server: Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S6 I want to install ESXi on it and I'm not sure I need to note something when installing it. Can I just install it like I would install Ubuntu on ...
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Determine if a user exists on ESXi (Busybox)

I'm writing a shell script in which I need to check if a given user exists. On most Linux systems, I can use: id -u ${USER} 2>&1 || die "User ${USER} not found" or getent passwd ${USER} 2>...
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Freenas - direction of virtualisation [closed]

I recently bought/assembled the following system; Dell R510 flashed H200 card 2x xeon 5620 quad core (soon) 32 GB ram I want to use this for freenas and at least a windows vm, possible more vm's, ...