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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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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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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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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 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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How to Ping Shared VM from Locally hosted VM?

I have 2 Virtual Machines: LocalVm1 and SharedVM1 - LocalVM1 is hosted on my local VMWare and SharedVM1 is hosted on a remotely hosted VMWare which is sharing sharedVM1 using VMWare Server. To ...
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Scsi controller number different in VMware properties and corresponding linux host

The device properties for an xyx123 linix vm on vsphere client shows 2 scsi controllers are connected. Scsi 0 and Scsi 1. All the new virtual hdds that are added shows scsi nodes as 1:3, 1:4 on ...
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Unable to upgrade esxi to 6.5u2 due to dependency issue

I am receiving the error message below when trying to upgrade from 6.5 to 6.5U2 via escli. I have tried the upgrade process with the auto download and have tried downloading the zip file to the ...
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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 can't start or stop Virtual Ethernet

Legacy system running CentOS 5 with VMware Server 2.02 (build-203138). Things were working (relatively) well until recently, when a different machine hosting DNS and DCHP services crashed for ...
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Loading Google Compute image onto VMWare

I'm trying to load a Google Compute image onto a VMWare (6.5) server. The image is a .raw file. However, I can't find .raw mentioned in any VMWare instructions, and more importantly, the ext HDD ...
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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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Should I enable SR-IOV and/or ASPM in bios, on my ESXi server?

Relevant server setup is a SuperMicro X10SRi-F with the VM store via iSCSI LUN (not internal disks). I'm running desktop VMs (among others), so I have an nVidia Quadro 6000 + ESXi 5.5, the latest that ...
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VMware workstation pro 12.1 server/shared - VM drag and drop support

I have a remote shared Windows 7 VM (Windows 10 host, VMware workstation pro 12.1) that I have connected to with VMware workstation pro 12.0 from a Windows 7 machine. How do I make drag and drop ...
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VMware guest static IP keep changing to DHCP [duplicate]

I inherited VM server with two guests (with Debian) running with static IPs (they work fine). I created new guest (Debian 8.5) and configured it with static IP through /etc/network/interfaces in ...
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Unable to join a domain in my virtual machine

I have two VMs using Vmware. Windows 2012 R2 is installed on both VMs. First VM I called comp1 and have installed AD DS and DNS features, and I am trying to have the second VM called comp2 join the ...
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How to install Ubuntu in VMware workstation?

I want to install Ubuntu in my VMware workstation. My laptop has Windows 7 32 bit. Can I install Ubuntu 64 bit in the VMware workstation or can I install a 32 bit version only? Sometimes while ...
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Vmware client “vpxclient has stopped working”

So I closed the host using my client on my win 10 laptop, ever since I haven't been able to connect to host via the laptop but I can using my desktop. I have tried a few things after searching on ...
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VMWare vCenter Solutions and Applications Icon Missing - Update Manager

I just recently installed vCenter server and the update manager and in the docs it says that I need to go to the 'Solutions and Applications' icon on the homepage. But it is not there. I have checked ...
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Windows server virtual machine in a linux server ONLY with terminal. Is it possible?

I have a linux server that I use for various services since a very long time. I would like to run some new software on it but it's a windows software that is a server of some kind. Unfortunately ...
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Migrate vmware Esxi 5.0 virtual machines with no hard drive space left

I have a VMWare Esxi 5.0 set up on a dedicated server that currently have 0 hard drive space on the host machine (call it Host1) and I am planning to migrate all the VMs to another dedicated server ...
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Suse Enterprise Server 12 - Resize Root partition

I have a Suse Enterprise Server 12 installed on a VMware server, I want to be able to increase the root volume, ideal I would like to be able to set it to auto expand. below is the layout. df -h ...
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Re-assign IP address for VMWare image that is already running

I'm using VMWare Player. When an image running CentOS (Linux) 6.5 boots up, VMWare Player assigns an IP address dynamically (probably using DHCP) to that image. I'm assuming the IP address on the ...
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VMWare VMVisor won't install

I am trying to install VMWare VM Visor directly onto server hardware as an OS. I have created a bootable USB drive using the installer, and tested booting from the USB drive on a laptop and sure ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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Can someone explain what is the difference VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere to me?

We are currently looking to implement a Geo Spatial Infrastructure (see below) that will include a number of servers and we are planning to run each server on a different virtual machine. At the very ...
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Which VMware I need for acces to Vmwares hosted in another local Server

I have two Virtual machines virtualized with VMWARE and would like to configure a kind of server with this virtual machines and access to this virtual machines and can made Copy and paste from the ...
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Suse linux installed in VMWare not using it's full diskspace

I have a linux server (SUSE Enterprise 11) installed in a virtual machine. Where preallocated disk space is given as 256 GB. But from the linux if I use df -h command it show this statistics: ...
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Will VMware Server make my virtual machines use less RAM?

I have many virtual machines on my system (6 at the moment) and many times 2 of them are running in the same time. I have 6GB of RAM but most of time it's on 90% of usage because of the running ...
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Convert a machine from VMware ESXi to VMware Server?

I have a VMware ESXi server, with various VMs. I want to clone one of the VMs so I can run it locally on my MacBook (either using Parallels or VMware Player). Is this possible?
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Multiple Monitor support for a VM-Ware hosted Machine?

I want to virtualize several high-end users who have dual/multi-monitors. Is there a way to access a VM-Ware Server hosted machine and return it to a desktop with multiple screens so that it would ...
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Using Another VM's Harddrive VMWare Server

I am playing around with VMWare and came across this scenario. I created a VMWare in VMPlayer, then decided I wanted to go the VMWare Server route instead (I know it's deprecated, but it's free!). ...
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Can't access VMware virtual machine through SSH

I have got a VMware Server 2 on a CentOS 5.6 host. I can access my virtual machines from the host machine, but I can not access it from other machines. I have configured NAT port forwarding. But ...
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Virtual client/server (like vmware server's console) - Is it possible?

Is it possible to install a following setup in VirtualBox: Install a Linux server + VirtualBox OSE. Install Virtualbox OSE on a windows machine. Manage the Virtualbox on the linux server using the ...
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Disadvantages of having a virtual machine with a different file system than host

I have a server with VMware Server 2 configured to host several virtual machines. I chose XFS as the filesystem for this main server because of his great handling of large files. But I want the ...
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VMWare Server replacement?

Now that VMWare Server is EOA and end of support soon, what should I use for tests and development for several Linux systems at home? Ability to run headless and gains in performance due to being ...
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Online Windows server virtual drive images for use with VMWare Server 1.0 [closed]

I have a remote Server running the VMWare hypervisor. I want to create a virtual machine running Windows Server. However I can't upload mine since my internet connection is slow (would take me days to ...
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Has VMWare Workstation become incompatible with VMWare Server?

I have a few VMs created in VMWare Workstation 6.5, which have been upgraded to version 7 compatibility. I can copy them to a PC running VMWare Server 2.0.2, and add them to the inventory of VMs with ...
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git-daemon fails on VM suspend and resume

I have Gitorious running on a Centos 5.3 install on a VMWare virtual machine under VMWare Server. Everytime we take down the server via suspend to back up the image, and resume the VM, the git-daemon ...
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VMWare Server Not Working in Bridged Mode

I have a Win 7 x64 Host with VMWare Server 2.02 installed. On a previous install of Win7 on this machine, I had everything working fine with VMWare server. This time, my virtual machines can not get ...
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Can't create new Virtual Machine in VMWare Server using virtual disk created from VirtualBox

I have 2 virtual machines I'm trying to convert from VirtualBox to VMWare server. I exported the hard drives using the command VBoxManage clonehd [uuid] OpenBSD.vmdk -format VMDK This produced ...
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Why ssh connection failed?

I have an ubuntu virtual machine with vmware server 2.0.2 and my pc windows xp. The problem is that I have all the time a message "ssh connection failed". My firewall is disabled, all protection ...
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restart gdm at linux terminal

Sometimes the Ubuntu 10.04 the gui will freeze and the only thing I can do is move the mouse. I can't interact with programs and I can't change to a different virtual desktop. All I can do is press ...
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VMWare server vs. VMWare player Speed Difference [closed]

I was under the impression that VMWare server was better/faster than VMWare Player. I finally got it installed and found that it's slower than VMWare player on my system. I tried connecting to the VM ...
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VMWare Server inventory directory for ISO images

I'm trying to create a Virtual Machine in VMWare Server for Linux. I'm at the part where it asks for an ISO image. The inventory is empty. I don't know what directory this actually corresponds to on ...
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Which is Windows 7 most similar to?

Is Windows 7 more similar to Windows XP or Windows Vista? I'm trying to create a Virtual Machine for Windows 7 in VMWare Server and it doesn't show Windows 7 as an option. It only has Windows XP and ...
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How to start a run a VM in VMWare Server?

When I had VMWare Player, when I started the program, it would show a list of VMs on my machine that I could open. When I start VMWare Server, I don't see anything like that.
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How to open virtual machines made in VMWare Player from VMWare Server

I made some virtual machines in VMWare Player. Then, when I installed VMWare Server, it said I had to uninstall VMWare Player. So how can I access those virtual machines from VMWare Server?
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boot from encrypted filesystem without user interaction?

Is it somehow possible to boot a Linux operating system from an encrypted filesystem/disk without having user interaction? Background: I am preparing a VmWare Image for shipment to a customer. This ...
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Slow network file access with VMWare Server and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 32-bit virtual machine running in a VMWare Server virtual machine. The host is Windows 7 64-bit. When I copy files between them it is extremely slow - it will take several minutes ...