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Creating User in esxi 6.5 and assigning role

I was trying to figure this out as well and found the solution. It's a little strange assigning the user permissions, as it's in a different location from the tab where you create users and roles. If ...
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How to reduce the size of VMware disk

There are three steps: Defragment (no need to un/remount anything) sudo e4defrag / Ignore any errors. Some files like symlinks and device files can't be defragmented. Zero-fill all unused space so ...
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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

Download links of all versions of VMware vSphere Clients was officially provided by VMware since 2014-12-15.
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Can I play a video game on an ESXI server with a graphics card?

Sort of. If you have VT-D support, and have your video card passed through, you can Puget systems has an example build here and while there's much too much to include in my answer, here's the ...
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Running Virtual Box VM inside VMWare VM (Windows Server 2008)

At 2018, VirtualBox does not support nested virtualization. There is a feature request for a while, but it is not implemented nowadays. According to different reports, nested virtualization are ...
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How to reduce the size of VMware disk

Thinning (shrinking) VMDK disks on ESXi / vSphere Linux Guests Note: "Shrinking" is often used interchangeably to refer to the process of reducing the size of a thin-type disk file. VMware uses ...
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Android installer can't find hard drive in VMWare ESXI

Remove the existing SCSI hard drive and add a IDE one.
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How to reduce the size of VMware disk

Use sudo vmware-toolbox-cmd disk shrinkonly from the command prompt in your Ubuntu guest. (Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest + Windows 10 Host + VMWare Workstation 12.1.1 )
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Shutdown Esxi server over ssh

Yes - the 'poweroff' command should work when you are connected via ssh to the ESXi server. Source: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&...
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ESXI to run Windows 7 or 10?

The ESXi console (the keyboard and monitor connected to the host computer) cannot view/control the actual virtual machines.The VM interfaces must be viewed on a physically different machine. There ...
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install VMWare hypervisor on a machine that has already windows 10

If you mean "VMWare hypervisor" as in the actual VMWare product(VSphere or ESXi or whatever they're calling it now), then you would need to install that in place of Windows. You could then install ...
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How can I disable autostart for a VM in ESXi or vSphere?

Decrease the Priority As mentioned in my comment; decreasing the priority can set the auto-start of the VM to manual start instead. You can access this setting in Hosts and Clustersby selecting (on ...
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How is it possible that we install vCenter server in windows even if its type1 hypervisor?

VCenter is the management application for ESXi and can be installed on lots of different host types. ESXi is the hypervisor and must run on its own system. From this article: http://www.mustbegeek....
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Connect to virtual machine on ESXi host from the Internet

Port forwarding is indeed the way to go. I have a similar setup with a R710 running ESXi. 1st I have a port forwarding rule to expose iDRAC so that I can manage the server remotely - from anywhere. ...
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How do I get audio from a ESXI 5.0/5.1 Windows 7 VM?

It looks like VMWare has added the capability to use HD audio. Here is what worked for me. Shut down your virtual machine In vSphere, right-click on the virual machine and select remove from ...
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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

In addition to the desktop client there is also a vSphere web client available (at least since 5.5). Beware that in the future (past version 6.0) the desktop client might be discontinued and the ...
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Virtual SAN not recognizing any disks

Vsan requires a minimum of two disks (1 storage and 1 cache) per diskgroup and one of the disks have to be a SSD. Which you already have.
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How to get ESX host information using powershell

Yes the "best" and "easiest" method of getting ESX information is with PowerShell and VMware vSphere PowerCLI. Basically PowerCLI adds cmdlts to PowerShell that allows you to query and retrieve ...
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Installing AC-7265 wireless drivers on existing ESXI 6 server

That adapter is (currently) incompatible with ESXi - there are no drivers to be had. Contact Intel about it, and/or get a known-compatible adapter. You may also want to check out this article: How ...
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ESXI only 4.7GB RAM available for VMs from 8GB of RAM. why so little?

From VMware KB article The ESXi Summary tab and Resource Allocation tab do not show the same values for memory and CPU The ESXi or Cluster Resource Allocation tab displays three values: ...
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home and vmware lab on same subnet (AD)

Don't deploy a second DHCP server.
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How to add a SCSI disk to share between two Server 2012 in Vmware?

The link you provided is the proper way to share a SCSI disk in ESXi. I can only assume you're using the NTFS file system which doesn't support multiple systems access the same disk at the same time, ...
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Running Virtual Box VM inside VMWare VM (Windows Server 2008)

Virtual Box 6.0 Support for Nested Virtualization This release adds support for nested virtualization. This feature is only available on host systems that use an AMD CPU. Nested virtualization ...
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Enable virtual machine auto startup in ESXi 6.0

You can setup the VMs startup policy on ESXi host in Configuration -> Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown -> Properties menu. In the window that pops up, check Allow virtual machines to start and ...
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Unable to upgrade esxi to 6.5u2 due to dependency issue

Remove tools-light: esxcli software vib remove --vibname=tools-light Then you can upgrade to the latest 6.5.
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How do I upload a file to a datastore using vmware workstation?

open ssh service and use winscp to connect to your esxi and here is a full tutorial how to do it https://graspingtech.com/transfer-files-vmware-esxi-6-5-host/ and don't. forget that on ur esxi data ...
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Vmware: accidentally restored the snapshot how to restore original state?

Vmware: accidentally restored the snapshot how to restore original state? VMware snapshots are meant to be tested and then integrated. Once integrated as you did, you either must: (a) Restore the ...
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ESXi 6.0 mounting RDM as local volume

I've had the same issue with RDM UFS drives used in NAS4Free being mapped as a folder, so I went to the VMWare Forums and asked for help. Here's the answer from user themiron on the VMWare Forums. it'...
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

Horizon View client can be run through HTML5-based web browsers to access the console. Then you could PXE boot "any" Linux live distro and start its Web browser pointing to the Horizon View URL. You ...
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Gaming on an esxi vm

I believe that you would require the host hardware to support either or both of the virtualisation technologies Graphics virtualisation Technology (Intel GVT-d, GVT-g and GVT-s). Where Intel's ...

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