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How to boot up a vmware ESXi 6.7 virtual machine that doesn't boot due to lack of space?

I have a VMWare ESXi 6.7 cluster configured by some I.T tech that cannot by now assist us, but I have an urgent need of solving this boot up problem. The virtual machine doesn't finish booting up, ...
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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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VMware vSphere 5.5 network isolation for a VM

I have some old kit that I am using for educational purposes to learn pentesting/ethical hacking, for this I have installed VMware vSphere 5.5 this is the latest version that is supported by the CPU ...
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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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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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Deploy Vm Vmware with simple Ansible playbook

I try to test one simple playbook with ansible. My goal is to create a new VM with it. --- # create a new VM from a template - name: VM from template hosts: localhost gather_facts: false ...
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Attaching disks on vSphere VM with govc

I am having issues attaching an existing disk (vmdk) to a vSphere VM without an initial harddisk via govc. I uploaded a vmdk which was tested with VMWare Player to the datastore on the ESXi ...
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Is it possible to script within the vsphere web client?

I've been attempting to write a script that will create multiple vm's from a given template. But I haven't found much documentation on scripting within the vSphere web client, has anyone done this ...
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Guest OS sometimes stuck for minutes, with vSphere host and NFS storage

I have a vSphere host, assigned two storage: local and 200G NFS. The Guest is linux with kernel3.10, 2 cores, 4GB memory, 10GB disk stored on NFS storage, filesystem is EXT4. Network between the ...
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Connecting a desktop and I/O devices to guest VM

I have several workstations that should host at most one VM at once. From my understanding vSphere only provides console access to each VM through a web interface, however I would like to display the ...
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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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Can't format datastore\create VMFS on esxi 5.5-6.7 with adaptec 3405

Try to create homelab on esxi with two raid 1 disks for experiments. When I try to user software raid, I find what ESXI don't work with software raid at all. So I bought old adaptec 3405, this raid ...
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Virtualization, Graphics Processor and Optane Memory

I visited local stores for purchasing a new laptop. I am not a gamer. I have to purchase a laptop with good configuration so that I can run 4-5 virtual machines and may be in coming time I can do ...
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How to rename a linked clone on vsphare with the vm configuration files

I'd like to rename a linked clone configuration files on Vsphere. I tried to change the VM from a datastore to another but the VM becomes not a linked clone. I also tried to make migrating to the ...
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ZeroTier connection for ESXi hosts

i am trying to put my vspehre lab into ZeroTier network. Unfortunately i am failing at it. Here is want i want to achieve: Internet -> HOME -> Router/VM with ZeroTierApp installed -> Esxi ...

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