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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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Too many Out-Of-Order and Retransmission TCP packets showing in WireShark capture

I captured packets of a session when trying to access an ESXi login page which is across a different network in a lab environment. The issue is the ESXi login page takes too long to load, nearly 2 ...
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View nic module parameters on esxcli

From the documentation, it appears that one should be able to view the current state by doing something like: # esxcli system module parameters list --module e1000 The shorthand -m can be used ...
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ESXi login page loads quite slow across private network

I have 2 networks, 192.168.28.0 (in VMware Workstation) and 10.0.64.0 (on a physical Dell Server). Both networks have 3 ESXi and 3 Windows Server in each. Both are behind their respective firewalls, ...
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ESXi 7 Hardware Sensors on Dell OptiPlex 7040

I am running ESXi 7 as Hypervisor 1 on OptiPlex 7040 with Intel Core i7-6700k 4.0 GHz and 32GB RAM hosting 4 virtual machines. Everything is working well, except for the lack of Host System Sensors ...
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what is the default queue length of ESXi Storage Stack?

Imagine the queue depth of PVSCSI is set to 256 and queue depth of Driver(LUN) is set to 32. In case if 128 IOPS occurs in the guest OS, then 32 out of 128 are processed, and the remaining 96 IOPS are ...
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if ESXi runs under balanced profile and guest VM runs under low power profile what will be the final result?

I do not have any infrastructure under my control so I am not able to test it and I thought to get the answer to my question here. So, if I set the power profile of esxi server into balanced via BIOS ...
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Running bash script on boot - ESXi 7

I'm using nested ESXi setup and kind of important to run post clone bash to clean UUID, vmkernel nics MAC's and restarting them, since non of the other solutions are working properly in nested ESXi7 ...
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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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VMWare ESXi 7 install on Dell Optiplex 7080 fails with “No network adapters found”

Just got a refurbished Dell Optiplex 7080 Mini Computer and want to run VMWare ESXi 7.0 on it. When booting to a USB with the VMware ISO on it, the install gets going but fails abruptly with: No ...
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How to disable automatic clear of shell history on ESXi?

As in the title, every reboot of ESXi host results in clearing history. It is still available in /var/run/log/shell.log, but it would be much more convenient if this automatic clear could be disabled.
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Private Connection (Peer to Peer/Headless?) to ESXi 6.5 on IBM System x3550

Windows 10 Workstation IBM System x3550 with ESXi 6.5 (Installed) at DCUI. Ethernet cable from ESXi server to Workstation. Server IP: 192.168.50.100 (Static) Webaddress given http://192.168.50.100/ ...
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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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How to recreate boot partition to boot my ubuntu on mdadm

I installed ubuntu 20.04 on esxi 7.0. 4ssd passthrough as raid 10 mounted on /, with a virtual disk as boot partition. now virtual disk lost. how to recreate boot partition to restore my system?
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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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vmware-toolbox-cmd + how to get the VMware Memory Ballooning configuration from linux

we have rhel server 7.x VM machine ( VM ware ) we want to know if we can verified the parameter - Sched.Mem.MaxMemCtl Mem.CtlMaxPercen from linux rhel machine by vmware-toolbox-cmd the target is to ...
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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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ESXi Vmkernel - Error when reading/writing to/from SSD and HDD what's the reason?

Having renting a dedicated server that was used for ESXi and further virtual machines deployment by outsource team including all vSphere HyperVisor management from their side, I have encountered with ...
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High CPU Load on CentOS 7 on esxi

We are facing some performance issues on applications in production on upgrading from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. For debugging, we did a benchmark exercise where we ran 4 threads of the following python ...
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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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can't find security groups in esxi server

I have to servers that couldn't be reached by a security scan tool, one server is a baremetal esxi, and the other one is a vsi vmware. I managed to solve the issue in the vsi server by changing the ...
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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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ESXI 7 GPU passthrough not working for amd R9 290

What I want I want to create a couple of vms and pass through my gpu so that I can display the image of a vm directly to a physical screen. I have the following hardware i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz 16 GB ...
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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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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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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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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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