• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40:Lost Network Connection While Installing Windows Server 2003 39





    I am a newbie recently I have to install Windows server 2003 on ESX 3.0 via vi console . while installation suddenly network connection dropped out and now I cant ping the ESX server , neither esx server can ping any machine on lan . I have 3 NIC on server and led on all 3 are OK.

    Configuration: Networking in VI console of ESX 3.0 running on IBM X 3550 before installing Server 2.

    Virtual Switch: vswitch0

    Virtual Machine port Group

    Physical Adaptors

    Vmnic0 1000 Full

    LAN02

    3 virtual Machines | VLAN ID*

    Server1

    Server2

    Service console port

    Service console

    Vswif0: IP address

    Vmkernel port

    VMKernel

    Virtual Switch: vswitch1

    Virtual Machine port Group

    Physical Adapter

    Vmnic2 1000 Full

    vmnic1 1000 Full

    LAN01

    Any suggestions or solutions will be very helpful.

    DB:3.40:Lost Network Connection While Installing Windows Server 2003 39


    It looks like your windows server VM's are on the same vswitch as the service console. If there is an IP conflict it can cause the service console to not respond. Try killing your VM's using the steps below and see if you service console responds afterward.

    oLogin to ESX server console

    o Check VM path by typing "vmware-cmd -l"

    oCheck VM state by typing vmware-cmd /

    oCheck VM state again, it should now be off

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.21

    DB:3.21:Esx 2.X Virtual Machine kp





    What's the best way to convert a ESX 2.x Virtual Machine running on ESX 3 to a ESX 3.x Virtual Machine.

    Thanks

    Steve

    DB:3.21:Esx 2.X Virtual Machine kp


    Got it, just had to upgrade the hardware first.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.15

    DB:3.15:Esx Dropping Console Connection ks





    Howdy,

    In my test lab I am trying to get ESX 2.5 running on a Proliant ML530 G1. ESX installs ok, but if I try to establish a connection with a virtual machine (w2k3) it always drops my connection. I haven't been able to test to see if this happens to w2k because I cant copy my w2k .dsk files to the machine without it dropping my connection. I've set the port on the switch (cisco 5000) and for the service console in etc/modules.conf to 100/full. I could really use some help as I am ready to pull my hair out!

    Hardware

    =========

    Proliant ML530 G1

    CPU: 2 x 800mhz

    RAM 2.5gb

    NIC: 3 x 3Com 3C905

    Thanks in advance!

    DB:3.15:Esx Dropping Console Connection ks


    Any Firmware updates for those cards? What IOS version are you running on the switch?

    DB

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Configuring Vswitches In Esx 3.5 ka


    My Environment:

    1 - QLogic Card (2 ports for iSCSI)

    1 - Dual NIC (2 ports)

    1 - Quad NIC (4 ports)

    ESX 3.5 with Virtual Center 2.5 is going to be installed. What would I do for a proper port group and virtual switch setup.

    Ports are allocated as follows on the ESX host:

    Dual NIC

    Port 0: vmnic0

    Port 1: vmnic1

    Quad NIC

    Port 0: vmnic2

    Port 1: vmnic3

    Port 2: vmnic4

    Port 3: vmnic5

    Here is what I'm thinking for vswitch configurations:

    vswitch0 (management)

    Port Groups

    Service Console

    Physical NICs

    vmnic0

    vmnic2

    vswitch1 (iSCSI Auth/VMotion)

    Port Groups

    Service Console

    VMkernel

    Physical NICs

    vmnic2

    vmnic0

    vswitch2 (vm traffic)

    Port Groups

    Virtual Machine Network

    Physical NICs

    vmnic1

    vmnic3

    vmnic4

    vmnic5

    Then obviously the direct iSCSI volumes are mounted in the "Storage Adapters" configuration and have 2 physical ports to do access the disk array with. My primary question is whether or not I need a Virtual Machine Port Group in vswitch0 even though no virtual machines will ever directly bind to that. Instead they will always bind to the Virtual Machine Port Group in vswitch2?

    Thank you!

    DB:3.13:Configuring Vswitches In Esx 3.5 ka

    timway wrote:

    My primary question is whether or not I need a Virtual Machine Port Group in vswitch0 even though no virtual machines will ever directly bind to that. Instead they will always bind to the Virtual Machine Port Group in vswitch2?

    Alright

    To answer your primary question no you will not need a VM port group in that case. Personally we have virtuals that do management functions in that network (VCenter, VCB , Monitoring) In that case we bind a port group to those adapters to provide connectivity.

    You can easily add that later if you decide to do similar.

    I would note if this were my configuration I would remove two of thoes adapters from your front end vswitch (so only 2 in there) and create a second SAN vswitch.

    This would allow you to guarantee 2Gbps of ISCSI network to the virtuals (so you would create SAN port groups) and drop one adapter in each. For High IOP virtuals this can be considerably better performance in the 3.5 world than RDM or VMDK

    May not be necessary but it allows some options.

    Jered Rassier

    *EqualLogic Technical certified professional

    *Dell Enterprise Foundations v.2 Certified professional

    ##If you have found my post has answered your question or helpful please mark it as such##

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:I Cannot Shutdown Guest 9f



    I have a guest machine with:

    w2k sp4 citrix

    on ESX 2.5.2 e Virtual Center 1.3

    I cannot shutdown the Virtual Machine with MUI or Virtual Center.

    The single way is to use the remote console.

    someone has some suggestion?

    DB:3.12:I Cannot Shutdown Guest 9f


    ..and you don't happen to have a user logged on to the console with a screen lock? If so log off the user and try again.

    /Sam

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Networking Setup For Mscs p9



    Looking at best practices for setting up networking with Microsoft Cluster Services. We are running ESX 3.5 U3. Each ESX host has 6 NICS and a dual port HBA. Looking at setting up as follows for each ESX host:

    vSwitch0 -

    NIC 0

    Service Console NIC1

    vSwitch1 -

    NIC3

    VMKernel NIC4

    vSwitch2 -

    NIC5

    Virtual Machine Network NIC6

    For setting up the public and private network, would I create a port group on each host for the public and private network with 2 vmnics? What should this look like? Also the cluster documentation says NIC teaming is not supported, however, I believe that is.

    Thanks,

    Mike

    DB:3.08:Networking Setup For Mscs p9


    Can you use VMotion with MSCS?

    No... but for other VMs yes

    Andre

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Is It Possible To Vmotion Esx 4.0 Virtual Machines From A Command Line cp



    Is it possible to VMotion a virtual machine from the command line?

    I want to logon a esx 4.0 server and VMotion a virtual machine to another esx 4.0 from the command line.

    I hope this is possible because the Service Console is not working so i can not use vCenter 4.0

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Service Console And Virtual Machine Port pk


    i know its a security best practice not to put service console and virtual machines together in the same switch.

    But can someone explain in more detail why?

    And second, if my esx server only has 2 nic, how should it be configured for service console, vmkernel, virtual machine ports??

    Thanks very much.

    DB:3.04:Service Console And Virtual Machine Port pk

    As Kahano said, throw in some more NICs. I wouldn't run a production ESX environment using only 2 NIC's. I would want to have 4 at a minimum, configure 2 of them on one vSwitch for Service Console and VMotion with each one having one active NIC, and the other standby (reverse which one is active on the other port group), and then configure 2 for a vSwitch with Virtual Machine traffic (this is all assuming you aren't using iSCSI).

    But if you are stuck with 2, I would follow the VMware / Cisco best practice docs, as they spend alot of time figuring out what works best in their environments. Figure out what is most important to you and your environment, what would cause your company the most heartache in case you lost one of your NIC's.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Linux Virtual Machine To Esx Server kf



    Hello,

    I have a VM Ware Server on a standalone computer, with some virtual machines (windows and linux) running on it. I made the migration of those virtual machines to an ESX Server 3.0 with Virtual Converter 3.0.1 .

    But when running the virtual machines on the ESX Server, linux virtual machines (Fedora Core 6) cant boot.

    Here is the error message:

    http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/5641/vmlinuxsh9.jpg

    Any idea ?

    DB:3.03:Linux Virtual Machine To Esx Server kf


    Thank you for your answer,

    When importing Linux VMs, disks wasn't resize.

    And the Linux VMs were created with virtual SCSI disks

    Any other idea ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Remote Console Vs. Vmware Console 9z



    The "Remote Console" that comes with the ESX CD is neat, but the "VMWare Virtual Machine Console" that comes with GSX is imho much more comfortable. However, the "VMware Virtual Machine Console" seems to work with ESX Servers as well.

    Are there any reasons (technical or licensing problems) to not use the GSX Tool for ESX Servers? If not, is it possible to download the latest "VMWare Virtual Machine Console" without downloading the whole GSX Package?

    Thank you

    DB:3.02:Remote Console Vs. Vmware Console 9z


    Using GSX RC for ESX VM is not recommended by

    VMware. The ESX VM could crash.

    I think there is a KB article about it. I remember a support case I opened about crashing VMs and one of the first things the support tech asked was "are you connecting to an ESX VM with the GSX remote console?", so it must have been an issue at some time. This is before GSX 3.x came out.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Simply Procedure To Configure A Esx Host? md



    Hello,

    is it possible to configure a ESX Host via PowerShell in a few steps? By example:

    1) Create a vSwitch with Service Console and VMotion ports, and assign two network cards to this vSwitch (a standby and online network cards).

    2) Create a second vSwitch wit Virtual Machine port.

    3) configure 1000 Full duplex in all network cards

    4) Configuring Service Console RAM

    Thank you and best regards.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:1612 Error: Esx Host - After Try To Convert V2v 8p


    Guys,I have SCVMM 2008 R2 maneging Hyper-V R2 host and ESX host. After try to convert VMware VM to Hyper-V I receive an error all 15 seconds:
    TheThe connection to the Virtual Machine Manager server localhost was lost.
    1) Verify that localhost is online and can be accessed from your computer. Then try to connect again.2) Verify that the Virtual Machine Manager service on localhost is started, and then try to connect again. If the problem persists, restart the Virtual Machine Manager service.
    ID: 1612
    So I cant have SCVMM Console opened more than 15 seconds, To solve this I need to remove VMware host. But I want to manage my WSX over SCVMM, but if I add ESX host again the error become. Any tips here?

    DB:3.00:1612 Error: Esx Host - After Try To Convert V2v 8p

    I think it is worth to have a look at this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969269 Hope it will be helpful. --- Paul Svirin StarWind Software developer ( http://www.starwindsoftware.com )

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Virtual Center Console 8a



    Hi

    i installed 2 ESX (3.0.1) Servers and 1 Win Server 2003 (license Server (with the Testing license VI_Centralized_Plus_VCMS.lic) , Virtual Center on MSDE) for testing the VMware Products in a ESX environment. The Problem is, i cant see the Virtual Center Console for manage the two ESX Servers.

    Anybody an Idea ? Thanks

    DB:2.99:Virtual Center Console 8a


    I have installed VC but still not able to open console from VI Client. Anything specific I need to do?

    I am entering username as domain ID.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Service Console Vcb Restore Problem f9



    I backed up a virtual machine from one ESX server to an SMB share from the service console.

    I am now trying to restore this virtual machine to a different ESX3 server using vcbRestore from the Service Console.

    I edited the catalog file as the storage name has changed also the new ESX server does not have any resource pools.

    But the restore failes with the following errors

    \[root@esxserver1 storage1]# vcbRestore -s /RemoteMounts/VM_Backups/NFS

    \[2006-09-13 21:12:29.051 'App' 3076444288 info] Current working directory: /vmfs/volumes/45080e23-18a6a9f8-5fb7-000e0cb41754

    \[2006-09-13 21:12:29.089 'BaseLibs' 13511600 warning] \[Vmdb_Unset] Unsetting unknown path: /vmomi/

    \[2006-09-13 21:12:34.492 'vcbRestore' 3076444288 error] Error: Invalid type.

    Here is a copy of the catalog file.

    version= esx-3.0

    state= poweredOff

    display_name= "NFS"

    uuid= "5023669e-94bb-c263-c17f-d26dc907271f"

    disk.scsi0:0.filename= "scsi0-0-0-Windows2003Server.vmdk"

    disk.scsi0:0.diskname= "\[storage1] NFS/Windows2003Server.vmdk"

    disk.scsi0:1.filename= "scsi0-1-0-Windows2003Server_1.vmdk"

    disk.scsi0:1.diskname= "\[storage1] NFS/Windows2003Server_1.vmdk"

    config.vmx= "\[storage1] NFS_1/NFS.vmx"

    host= 192.168.0.7

    timestamp= "Tue Aug 29 12:00:47 2006"

    config.suspenddir= "\[storage1] NFS_1/."

    config.snapshotdir= "\[storage1] NFS_1"

    config.file0= "NFS.vmsd"

    config.file1= "NFS.vmxf"

    config.file2= "NFS.nvram"

    config.logdir= "\[storage1] NFS_1"

    config.log0= "vmware-1.log"

    config.log1= "vmware-2.log"

    config.log2= "vmware.log"

    config.log3= "vmware-3.log"

    folderpath= "/Hosts Clusters/DNM/vm"

    resourcepool= "/Hosts Clusters/DNM/host/Resources"

    DB:2.99:Service Console Vcb Restore Problem f9


    I have resolved the issue.

    I replaced the reference to HOST in the Resource line of the catalog file to the name of the new ESX server.

    Example

    resourcepool= "/Hosts Clusters/DNM/host/Resources"

    became

    resourcepool= "/Hosts Clusters/DNM/esxserver1.dnm.ie/Resources"

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Problem With Migrating From Local Datastores To Iscsi Datastores j1



    Hello,

    I have an ESX 3.0.1 server with all patches installed.

    I have 2 local datastores and 2 iSCSI datastores.

    when i migrate a virtual machine from local storage to iSCSI storage, i get a strange error message when migration is at 100% ? The same error i get when i deploy a new template (located at local storage) to an iSCSI datastore. manual copy from the console works fine ? anybody an idea or hint how to fix this problem ? (i am using the virtual iSCSI adapter)

    error message i get at 100%:

    relocate virtual machine storage -- invalid configuration for device '0'

    when i try to migrate the same virtual machine for a second time from local datastorage to iSCSI datastore i get the following error at 100%

    relocate virtual machine storage -- The specified key, name or identiefier already exists.

    DB:2.99:Problem With Migrating From Local Datastores To Iscsi Datastores j1


    have changed floppy and cdrom to client device

    it's looks like i've got now a bit further but another error pops in..

    the virtualcenter server is unable to decrypte passwords stored in the customization specification

    is this a familiar error for you ?

    i will try to another deploy without the customization specification file...

    i post the results..

    first problem solved.. you are right about changing floppy and cdrom to client device.. thnxx for the tip..

    I also found a workaround about the encrypted password error message.. but i am stil interested how to use the encrypted passwords .. i will start a new topic for that..

    Re: Unable to decrypt passwords in customization spec

    Posted: 18-mei-2007 18:20 in response to: RobMokkink Reply

    I didn't update my post.

    The workaround i use is to export the customization template:

    where you can change Password01 to your needs.

    This error comes up random. On some sites it works oke and some it don't.

    Message was edited by:

    dmaster

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Vmware Remote Console To Virtual Machine Does Not Timeout kp



    I did a test on ESX Server 2.5.3 using a remote console to a virtual machine and finds out that only the MUI session timesout after approx 10 mins but not the VMware Remote Console to the virtual machine. This would allow a careless user to hog on to the virtual machine as there is a limit to the maximum number of users who is able to remote console to the virtual machine. Is there any way that we will be able to set a timeout value for the remote console user session to a virtual machine.

    Thanks.

    DB:2.98:Vmware Remote Console To Virtual Machine Does Not Timeout kp


    I did a test on ESX Server 2.5.3 using a remote console to a virtual machine and finds out that only the MUI session timesout after approx 10 mins but not the VMware Remote Console to the virtual machine. This would allow a careless user to hog on to the virtual machine as there is a limit to the maximum number of users who is able to remote console to the virtual machine. Is there any way that we will be able to set a timeout value for the remote console user session to a virtual machine.

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Vmtools On Netware When Using Esx 3.5? ms


    Up until lass week we were using ESX 3.0 and to install VMtools on a Netware VM all we did was follow the instructions below. Now that we've updated to ESX 3.5, step 4 doesn't work any more. Is there a missing step?

    1.Power on the virtual machine.

    2.Select VM gt; Install VMware Tools.

    The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine.

    3.Load the CD-ROM driver so the CD-ROM device mounts the ISO image as a volume. Do one of the following.

    In the system console for a NetWare 6.5 virtual machine, type

    DB:2.98:Vmtools On Netware When Using Esx 3.5? ms

    Up until lass week we were using ESX 3.0 and to install VMtools on a Netware VM all we did was follow the instructions below. Now that we've updated to ESX 3.5, step 4 doesn't work any more. Is there a missing step?

    1.Power on the virtual machine.

    2.Select VM gt; Install VMware Tools.

    The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine.

    3.Load the CD-ROM driver so the CD-ROM device mounts the ISO image as a volume. Do one of the following.

    In the system console for a NetWare 6.5 virtual machine, type

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Network Configuration For Esx 3.5 kj


    I am currently setting up a 2 x new servers with the following Hardware setup with ESX 3.5 with update1.

    HP ML370 G5

    2 x Quad Core 3GHz

    36GB

    8 x Nics (including the 2 onboard)

    This server will connect to an ISCSI Netapp 3070

    In the past I would have setup the following on the network configuration (ESX 2.5 / ESX 3.02)

    1 x vSwitch with 1 x PNic = Service Console

    1 x vSwitch with 1 x PNic = Vmotion

    1 x vSwitch with 6 x PNics = Virtual Machine Network

    I had seperate Fibre cards to connect to the SAN

    I am in a project to migrate the ESX enviroment from ESX 3.02 Fibre IBM SAN attached to ESX 3.5(U1) ISCSI SAN attached.

    I have reviewed my network setup and think the following would be a good setup

    1 x Vswitch with 8 x PNics = Service Console, Service Console2, Software ISCSI, VMotion and Virtual Machine Network

    I have then configured the vSwitch with the following setup in Nic Teaming

    Service Console / Vmotion use PNICS 0 with the other PNics 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 set to standby

    Service Console 2 / ISCSI use PNICS 1 and 2 with the PNICS 0,3,4,5,6,7 set to standby

    Virtual Machine Network use PNICS 3,4,5,6,7 with the PNICS 0,1,2 set to standby

    My questions are would you setup this way?

    What would your suggest for network setup?

    Should I go back to seperate vSwitch's for Vmotion, ISCSI etc?

    Thanks in advance on your comments

    DB:2.96:Network Configuration For Esx 3.5 kj

    Just to clarify your setup would you have the SC2 on the ISCSI switch or with the other SC switch?

    Could I not share the SC with Vmotion and SC2 with ISCSI to have the following

    2 pNICS for SC and vMotion on vSwitch0

    2 pNICS for SC2 and iSCSI on vSwitch1

    4 pNICS for VM Network on vSwitch2

    Thanks again for your thoughts on this.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:How To Setup Serial Console On Dom U xs


    hi ...

    maybe some one can help me how to setup serial console on dom u

    oracle vm server 3.0.3
    oracle vm manager -- oracle linux 6.2 , disable selinux , disable iptables

    dom u ( virutal machine ) -- oracle linux 6.2 , disable selinux , disable iptables

    step i done on virutal machine ( dom u )

    #vi /boot/grub/grub.con

    serial unit=0 speed=9600 word=8 parity=no --stop=1
    terminal --timeout=10 console serial
    default=0
    timeout=10
    #splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    #hiddenmenu
    title Oracle Linux Server-uek (2.6.32-300.3.1.el6uek.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-300.3.1.el6uek.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_os-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_LVM_LV=vg_os/lv_root rd_NO_MD rd_LVM_LV=vg_os/lv_swap SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb quiet KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM selinux=0 console=tty0 console=hvc0,9600n8

    #add hvc0 to /etc/securetty

    echo hvc0 /etc/securetty

    #add file ad /etc/init/serial-hvc0.conf

    #vi /etc/init/serial-hvc0.conf

    start on fedora.serial-console-available DEV=* and stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345]
    stop on runlevel [S016]

    instance /dev/hvc0
    respawn
    #pre-start exec /sbin/securetty /dev/hvc0
    exec /sbin/agetty -L hvc0 9600 vt100-nav

    #run this command

    #initctl start serial-hvc0
    #ps -ef | grep hvc

    root 2059 1 0 23:27 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/agetty -L hvc0 9600 vt100-nav
    root 2067 1995 0 23:27 pts/0 00:00:00 grep hvc

    at dom 0 ( vm server )

    #xm list

    #xm console id -- no login prompt out , nothing , press ctrl - ] to exit

    2. try to poweroff virtual machine (dom u )
    #poweroff

    3. try to stat from cmd xm create
    #cd /OVS/..../../..
    #xm create vm.cfg -c

    i cant get the grub menu , but i cant get kernel msg , mean that some thing wrong on setting kernel line ...

    4. poweroff the virtual machine
    #poweroff

    5. add serial = 'pty' to vm.cfg and poweron

    #xm create vm.cfg -c

    still cant get kernel bootup msg login prompt .

    hope some one can help ..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Issue Between Cisco Switch And Esx xz



    This is a small deployement with one ESX server running one Windows SBS 2003.

    The ESX server has 2 nics , previously one NIC was connected to a small netgear FastEthernet Switch and all workstations were working fine off that.

    I replaced the netgear with a Cisco WS-C2960S-24TS-S and the Domain still works fine , the issue is I cannot connet to the service console or VI client from a computer plugged in to the switch.

    I cannot ping the ESX service console IP from the switch and also cannot ping the Switch from the service console.

    Both Switch and ESX console can ping the Windows Virtual Machine,and the virtual machine can ping both of them.Consequently I can get to the VI client via the Wirtual Machine (not the best scenario to manage the ESX host from one of its VMS right?)

    I'm not sure what is the problem is but it sounds a lot like there is an issue with the port configuration/vlan on the cisco switch.

    Can a Cisco expert help me out here?

    Here are some details from the configuration.

    Service Console port group and Vm port group are not using any VLAN config on the ESX server.

    ESX NETWORKING CONFIG

    # esxcfg-nics -l

    Name PCI Driver Link Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description

    vmnic0 0b:00.00 bnx2 Up 1000Mbps Full 00:1a:64:b6:06:92 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T

    vmnic1 0b:00.01 bnx2 Up 100Mbps Full 00:1a:64:b6:06:94 1500 Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T

    vusb0 Pseudo cdc_ether Up 0Mbps Half 02:1a:64:b6:06:99 1500 Unknown Unknown

    # esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 6 64 1500 vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    VM PORT GROUP 0 1 vmnic0

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch1 64 3 64 1500 vmnic1

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    BIG POND ADSL 0 1 vmnic1

    # esxcfg-vswif -l

    Name Port Group/DVPort IP Family IP Address Netmask Broadcast Enabled TYPE

    vswif0 Service Console IPv4 192.168.0.100 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.255 true STATIC

    # ifconfig

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback

    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

    RX packets:1310258 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:1310258 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

    RX bytes:4531037961 (4.2 GiB) TX bytes:4531037961 (4.2 GiB)

    vmnic0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:64:B6:06:92

    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:94579247 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:99834049 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    RX bytes:127899970453 (119.1 GiB) TX bytes:19056702095 (17.7 GiB)

    Interrupt:209 Memory:92000000-92012100

    vmnic1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:64:B6:06:94

    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:3585973 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:3018690 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    RX bytes:2304776001 (2.1 GiB) TX bytes:1021855293 (974.5 MiB)

    Interrupt:217 Memory:94000000-94012100

    vswif0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:45:43:6C

    inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:367248 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:126300 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    RX bytes:33905320 (32.3 MiB) TX bytes:154760077 (147.5 MiB)

    vusb0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 02:1A:64:B6:06:99

    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:341442 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    RX bytes:26973918 (25.7 MiB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    CISCO SWITCH CONFIG

    Port where the ESX nic is connected to:

    interface GigabitEthernet0/1

    switchport mode trunk

    switchport nonegotiate

    switchport port-security

    switchport port-security aging time 2

    switchport port-security violation restrict

    switchport port-security aging type inactivity

    macro description cisco-desktop

    spanning-tree portfast

    spanning-tree bpduguard enable

    !

    ******************************************

    VLAN CONFIG

    !

    interface Vlan1

    ip address 192.168.0.253 255.255.255.0

    !

    interface Vlan2

    description Management Vlan

    no ip address

    !

    interface Vlan10

    description Test Vlan

    ip address 192.168.121.253 255.255.255.0

    !

    ip default-gateway 192.168.0.1

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    DB:2.96:Issue Between Cisco Switch And Esx xz


    Problem fixed lads,removed the macro config from the port and is all sweet now. Thanks to Louis

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Migrating/Cloning Virtual Centre Virtual Machine p7



    I need to move my virtual centre server which is a virtual machine running on a 2.5 ESX host and version 2 vmfs datastore to a ESX 3.5 host and vmfs 3 datastore.

    What is the reccomended way of doing this?

    Thanks

    DB:2.96:Migrating/Cloning Virtual Centre Virtual Machine p7


    So the VC is 2,5? If it is you should just be able to vmotion the vm running the VC 2.5 to the 3.5 host which will upgrade it - check out page 21 of http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_upgrade_guide.pdf

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Vmwareplayer And Esx-Console k8



    Hi all,

    I run VMware Player 1.0.1[/b] on a Linux Host without any problems. However, after the installation of ESX-Console 2.5.3[/b], I have trouble with both the Player and the ESX-Console.

    ESX-Console neither give full control of the virtual machines (the virtual machine editor is gray) nor did it find my webBrowser, so I created ~/.vmware/config as specified. However, this does not fix the problem.

    After that the Player doesn't start any more, it dies without any message. The only thing I could do was uninstall the ESX-Console. After this didn't lead to success, I deleted the file ~/.vmware/config

    Now the Player runs fine again, however the ESX-Console is gone.

    Is it possible to run both products in one host or do I have to install the ESX-Console in a virtual machine ?

    Thanks for help

    With Regards

    DB:2.96:Vmwareplayer And Esx-Console k8


    Thank you for response. I've been off for a while so I could not read your answer earlier.

    I think it's a problem of VMware: they store all configure files in the directory .vmware - maybe it would be a good idea to store the config files in different directories, like .vmware/Player, ./vmware/Workstation ...., which would avoid mix up the configure files.

    However, thanks for your reply

    With regards

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Esx 2.0.1 And 2.0.0 Locks Up/Freezes When Trying To Partition. 19



    I am having a problem with ESX Server. I've seen some of you have had similar issues, but not quite the same.

    When I use the service console it locks up when I try to patition or format a partition with it.

    Unexpected response from vmware-authd: 511 Error connecting to /usr/sbin/vmware-serverd process.

    I cannot use fdisk either, as it locks up, however if I boot to linux, or linux-up fdisk works without a problem.

    From the /var/log/vmkernel:

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 15 SCB_CONTROL\[0x0] SCB_SCSIID\[0xff]:(TWIN_CHNLB|OID|TWIN_TID)

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: SCB_LUN\[0xff]:(LID) SCB_TAG\[0xff]

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: Pending list:

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 5 SCB_CONTROL\[0x60]:(TAG_ENB|DISCENB) SCB_SCSIID\[0x47]

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: SCB_LUN\[0x0]

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: Kernel Free SCB list: 3 2 1 0

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: DevQ(0:4:0): 0:00:01:52.940 cpu1) 0 waiting

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 0:00:01:52.940 cpu1)

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: Dump Card State Ends

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: scsi0:0:4:0: Abort failed. Attempting to reset bus cmd 0x11a30c8scsi0:0:4:0: reset bus complete. 0x11a30c80:00:01:52.940 cpu1) aic7xxx_abort returns 0x2002

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 0:00:01:52.940 cpu1) SCSI: 9848: vmhba0:4:0:1 status = 0/8 0x0 0x0 0x0

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 0:00:01:52.940 cpu1) SCSI: 9875: Retry (busy)

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 0:00:01:53.129 cpu1) SCSI: 9848: vmhba0:4:0:1 status = 2/0 0x6 0x29 0x0

    Mar 22 18:52:50 esx vmkernel: 0:00:01:53.129 cpu1) SCSI: 9887: Retry (unit attn)

    I have successfully added a virtual machine to this drive but I have to manually partition and format it upon installation of ESX. Then it works. But I cannot keep re-installing everytime I need to add another VM.

    Has anyone else had similar issues?

    Here is a list of the SCSI info:[/b]

    Adaptec AIC7xxx driver version: 6.2.35

    Adaptec 2940 Ultra SCSI adapter

    aic7880: Ultra Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs

    Allocated SCBs: 6, SG List Length: 85

    Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 04 Lun: 00

    Vendor: QUANTUM Model: VIKING II 9.1WSE Rev: 5520

    Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

    PS this drive works great with other flavors of linux, windows, and the linux kernel, not vmnix one.

    DB:2.96:Esx 2.0.1 And 2.0.0 Locks Up/Freezes When Trying To Partition. 19


    Matt (6GIG): Your issue is most likeley old MB not supporting APIC at all I assume.

    alt: you should definetly be running okey.

    You could try toggling "Installed OS" between other and Win2000

    and large disk access mode between other and dos.

    If that doesnt cut it, upgrade adapter BIOS to 1.32,

    adaptec might ship that for free, at least they did to me ages ago.

    Other than that try another SCSI adapter and/or SCSI disk.

    (or even SCSI cable)

    \- Anders

    BTW: You do have correct SCSI bus termination ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Start And Stop Guest In Command Line c7



    hi,

    how can i start and/or stop a virtual machine on my ESX console in commande line?

    thks for reply!!

    DB:2.96:Start And Stop Guest In Command Line c7


    And the startup script may bite you in the posterior - if your host is fairly heavily loaded (you are getting a high ROI out of your host, right?) you will be introducing a very heavy load all at once.

    And the really "bad" thing is that you will be hitting ALL resources (CPU, disk, RAM, network). This script also does not provide sequencing of startup (unless you've ordered your vmlist file) to all, for example, your domain controller to come up first.

    Taken for what it is, it's a great little script - but I would suggest using it as the foundation for something "real"...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Cant Connect To Vmware Esx Server 3.0.2 Via Vmware Infrastructure Web Access 9m



    Hi,

    Inside vmware workstation 6.0 i installed vmware esx server 3.0.2 as a virtual machine. Installation went on fine as i can access esx server service console. I was able to ping esx server and connect esx server via putty from my pc.

    When i tried to connect esx via vi web access http://192.168.1.3/ (IE or any other browser) no success.

    Outputs:

    1. vmware-webaccess service is running

    2. when i start hostd daemon it was in running status for a minute and then it is automatically stopped. (please help me in this to fix)

    3. when i start vmware-vpxa service it is saying unrecognized service.

    4. esx service ethernet connection type is bridged.

    Please refer the screenshot attached and provide me the solution

    Many thanks,

    Raj

    DB:2.95:Cant Connect To Vmware Esx Server 3.0.2 Via Vmware Infrastructure Web Access 9m


    Hi,

    Inside vmware workstation 6.0 i installed vmware esx server 3.0.2 as a virtual machine. Installation went on fine as i can access esx server service console. I was able to ping esx server and connect esx server via putty from my pc.

    When i tried to connect esx via vi web access http://192.168.1.3/ (IE or any other browser) no success.

    Outputs:

    1. vmware-webaccess service is running

    2. when i start hostd daemon it was in running status for a minute and then it is automatically stopped. (please help me in this to fix)

    3. when i start vmware-vpxa service it is saying unrecognized service.

    4. esx service ethernet connection type is bridged.

    Please refer the screenshot attached and provide me the solution

    Many thanks,

    Raj

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Watchdog Message At Startup Virtual Machine Cisco Prime Infrastructure sj



    Hello,

    Anyone experience with the following messages when power on the virtual machine where PI is installed on:

    Cannot setup NMI watchdog on CPU 0

    Cannot setup NMI watchdog on CPU 1

    Cannot setup NMI watchdog on CPU 2

    Cannot setup NMI watchdog on CPU 3

    This messages are seen through the console, Cisco PI seems to work fine.

    Cisco PI 1.4

    ESX 4.1

    Kind regards,

    Michel

    DB:2.92:Watchdog Message At Startup Virtual Machine Cisco Prime Infrastructure sj


    Cisco PI is baked into Linux VM and this is a known issue with Linux VM with VMWare.

    The details are mentioned here :

    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_UScmd=displayKCexternalId=2031297

    However, this chnages are quite not supported by PI VM. Also, this is just a notification and can be ignored.

    -Thanks

    Vinod **Rating Encourages contributors, and its really free. **

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:No Video When Running Virtual Client p9



    I logged into Virtual Client, and when I went to each Virtual Machine and the console tab, I could see nothing. I could still log into those machines via Remote Desktop, so all were funning fine. From Virtual Client, I told it to restart the machine, and video would display while rebooting. Once the machine was back up, the console view would disappear again. I had to restart the ESX 3 server to resolve this.

    Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

    Gary

    DB:2.92:No Video When Running Virtual Client p9


    I will also try loading the client and accessing it from a different machine if it happens again. I was in a hurry to get it back up, so I didn't try too many things.

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Connection To Esx With Gsx Remote Console, Hba Question df



    Hello,

    Actually I have two questions for vmware esx specialists.

    The first one is about the ability of GSX remote console to connect to an ESX server:

    How can I allow root user to have full access to virtual hardware of a virtual machine when this machine has been created by a virtual center client ?

    By this question I mean that root can connect with GSX remote console to ESX server but he is not allowed to manage the virtual machines ressources as a virtual center client can do.

    My second question is about HBA connector :

    Is ESX already setup (at installation time) to failover between two physical HBA's connector ?

    I know that ESX can use preffered path to connect a LUN on a SAN through the HBA's connector but what does it happen when a physical HBA is broken ?

    Thanks

    DB:2.91:Connection To Esx With Gsx Remote Console, Hba Question df


    And to your first question: It is possible to manage your vm's by the GSX console (I use it all the time in my test environment or environments without VC) but you will never be able to change the hardware (exception is connecting floppy and cdrom) , because GSX and ESX are not compatible in this way.

    bk

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Virtual Machines Are Jumping All The Time Between The Esx Server k8



    Hi!

    I have a two Vmware ESX server installed with a virtual center server.The two ESX are connected to one SAN.I have 5 virtual machines in each ESX.

    I have enabled the cluster solution between the ESX with the HA,DRS and Vmware features.

    Related to DRS feature configuration its set to manual but the problem that I have is what 3 virtual machines are moving between the two ESX all the time without any reason.

    It couldn't connect to these virtual machine through the console because i only get a white screen, i thought that it is due to that the machines are moving all the time between the esx.

    I dont know whats going on and why it only happens with only 3 virtual machines.If i restart this virtual machines after 5 minutes more or less this machines start to jumping to the 2 ESX all the time, again, without get any error o something like that.

    Please, could you give how can I find whats going on? o if it happens for any reason?.

    I would appreciate if you can help me because Im get desperate with this issue!

    Thanks in advantage and Im sorry for my english!

    DB:2.90:Virtual Machines Are Jumping All The Time Between The Esx Server k8


    HI!

    First at all, sorry for my later answer.

    Yesterday when I arrived to the job my workmate has restarted the ESX servers in order to solve this issue.After to do that , we dont have any more problem with the virtual machines and they stop jumping.

    Its is so strange.

    If i will have this problem again, i will disable the DRS in order to find out if it generates the problem.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    have a nice weekend

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:How To Kill A Stuck Virtual Machine That Is Running Under Esx 3i? a7



    Since ESX 3i has no SC , how to kill vm's?

    The following URl is an example for ESX 3.0.2 and ESX 3.5

    http://www.thomas.teufl.eu/blog/2007/06/06/esx-3-howto-kill-a-stuck-virtual-machine/

    DB:2.90:How To Kill A Stuck Virtual Machine That Is Running Under Esx 3i? a7

    Yes, you right. That's why I asked for it.

    The rcli was logic for me to use. Sorry that I did not mention it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Creating Virtual Machine From Template 31


    Hi,

    We have 3 ESX boxes with individual storatage and 1 Virtual Center. In one of the ESX box have two templates in its local storage. Now my query is, can I create a Virtual Machine from template on another ESX server which don't have any templates?

    ESX 1 --gt; 2 templates (Local storage)

    ESX 2 --gt; No templates (Local Storage)

    I want to create a Virtual machine on ESX 2 server using ESX 1 template.

    Thanks in advance.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Definition Of Terms In Esx 3.5 zk


    Please can you tell me the role and the advantages of:

    1-service console: i know the service console is used to communicate with esx

    2-vmkernel is used to communicate with storage but i don't know what is the role of vmkernel

    3-swap partition and the relation with virtual machine

    DB:2.89:Definition Of Terms In Esx 3.5 zk


    Hello,

    Moved to ESX 3.5 forum.

    Best regards, Edward L. Haletky VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009Now Available on Rough-Cuts: url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VMware_Virtual_Infrastructure_Security'VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment'[/url]Also available url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VMWare_ESX_Server_in_the_Enterprise'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise'[/url][url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Blog_Roll]SearchVMware Pro[/url]|url=http://www.astroarch.com/blogBlue Gears[/url]|url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Top_Virtualization_Security_LinksTop Virtualization Security Links[/url]|url=http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization_Security_Round_Table_PodcastVirtualization Security Round Table Podcast[/url]

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Esx Console Manager Utility Free To Use And Download z1



    I just placed the utility ESX Console Manager on my website.

    Features:

    List Virtual Machines and Virtual Disk information with the location and size of the files and directories. Also for unregistered Virtual Machines.

    Rename Virtual Disks of registered Virtual Machines

    Kill Virtual Machine Process (if the VM can't be powered off)

    List All Virtual Disk Flatfiles on a Datastore with size and modificationdate.

    View Logfiles on the ESX Host.

    Download at http://www.esxguide.com

    Regards

    Manfred

    DB:2.89:Esx Console Manager Utility Free To Use And Download z1


    Does anyone have a copy of this they can send me? I tried registering on his site and I have been ignored. This sounds like a useful utility and would love to try it.

    Jon

    jcom

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Vm Cannot Ping Esx Host jz


    I have a newly created VM Cluster with 3 ESX hosts. All of the ESX hosts can ping each other and other windows servers within the same vlan. I created a new VM on the first ESX host and it cannot ping out to the default GW or it's own ESX host. When you try and ping from the ESX host to the VM you get "destination host unreachable" going in the opposite direction the request times out. Here is some network configuration info that I pulled off of the ESX host:

    cat /etc/sysconfig/network

    NETWORKING=yes

    GATEWAYDEV=vswif0

    HOSTNAME=VAEFSXVMD01.efast2dev.local

    GATEWAY=10.131.52.1

    cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-vswif0

    Broadcom Corporation|Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T

    DEVICE=vswif0

    BOOTPROTO=static

    IPADDR=10.131.52.22

    NETMASK=255.255.255.0

    ONBOOT=yes

    PORTGROUP="Service Console"

    MACADDR=00:50:56:44:94:dd

    esxcfg-route -l

    VMkernel Routes:

    Network Netmask Gateway

    default 0.0.0.0 Local Subnet

    esxcfg-vswif -l

    Name Port Group IP Address Netmask Broadcast Enabled DHCP

    vswif0 Service Console 10.131.52.22 255.255.255.0 10.131.52.255 true false

    esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 5 64 1500 vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Virtual Machine Network720 1 vmnic0

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0

    If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,

    Mark

    DB:2.89:Vm Cannot Ping Esx Host jz


    No problem - happy to help - no for shameless self promotion do not forget to award points -

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Iscsi Initiator (Software) Ip Address? 38



    Hello:

    I have ESX 3.0.1 connected to a Promise iSCSI target. In the Network Configuration I have configured a Virtual Switch (vswitch 1) a Service Console port (for SC 2 w/IP: 10.1.1.26) and a Kernel port (for iSCSI w/ip 10.1.1.25).

    I also have another vswitch (vswitch 0) configured with a service console port (primary console w/ip: 10.1.1.24) and a Virtual Machine Port Group.

    We have a very flat network 10.1.0.0/16.

    From what I can see in the configuration for the Promise iSCSI target, it looks like my ESX server is using the .24 address to access the disks.

    How can I confirm which adapter is really doing the disk i/o? Also, how do I force ESX to send disk i/o through a particular NIC?

    Thanks

    Mayur

    DB:2.88:Iscsi Initiator (Software) Ip Address? 38


    Hi,

    While configuring networking for software iscsi, we need to specify the gateway device to be used and we can give either vswif0 ( SC1) or vswif2( SC2) or set it to Auto. While we set it to 'Auto' and access storage using software iscsi, i guess its through vswif0 instead of vswif1 which is dedicated for software iscsi. Any thoughts here ?

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Command To Get Virtual Disk Size Of A Virtual Machine In Esx 3.5 sp



    hi all..........

    I am using ESX 3.5 server ...........

    i am very new in ESX 3.5........

    can any one tell me what is the command on service console to get the virtual disk size of virtual machine in ESX 3.5...........

    Thanx.........

    DB:2.87:Command To Get Virtual Disk Size Of A Virtual Machine In Esx 3.5 sp


    This will show both the vmdk and flat.vmdk

    find /vmfs/ -name *.vmdk -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5}'

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Networking On Esx 3.5 Different Subnet 9a



    esx01

    # esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 6 64 1500 vmnic1,vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic1

    VMkernel 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic1

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch1 64 4 64 1500 vmnic5,vmnic4

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Virtual Machine Network0 0 vmnic4,vmnic5

    #

    Esx02

    # esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 5 64 1500 vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0

    VMkernel 0 1 vmnic0

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch1 64 3 64 1500 vmnic1

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Virtual Machine Network0 0 vmnic1

    #

    DB:2.87:Networking On Esx 3.5 Different Subnet 9a


    esx01

    # esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 6 64 1500 vmnic1,vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic1

    VMkernel 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic1

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch1 64 4 64 1500 vmnic5,vmnic4

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Virtual Machine Network0 0 vmnic4,vmnic5

    #

    Esx02

    # esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch0 64 5 64 1500 vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0

    VMkernel 0 1 vmnic0

    Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks

    vSwitch1 64 3 64 1500 vmnic1

    PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

    Virtual Machine Network0 0 vmnic1

    #

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Error: Unknown_Method_Fault While Coping From Esx Server To Another Esx 1d



    Greetings I need some help when I am trying to import a Virtual Machine from a VM ESX Server 3 to another ESX server 3 I am getting the status Failed at 97% of the operation, its starts with 1% then shows 5% and finally 97% and the status Failed, when I check the log vmware-client-0.log I find this line:

    \[2007-04-13 09:25:32.093 'P2V' 2072 error] \[task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(sysimage.fault.CloneFault)

    Also I have tried successfully to convert the VM machine to an VM Server/Workstation file but each time I import the VM file to the new ESX server I get the same error in the log UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(sysimage.fault.CloneFault) the Virtual Machine I am trying to import its a Windows 2000 SP4 server.

    Thanks for any help.

    DB:2.87:Error: Unknown_Method_Fault While Coping From Esx Server To Another Esx 1d


    Is port 902 open between your Converter machine and your ESX Server hosts? Are ports 445 and 139 open between your ESX Server hosts?

    If that doesn't work, you can also try VM Importer 2.0 to copy your VMs.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Copying Vmware Esx 3 Machines sa



    What is the best practice for copying a virtual machine on the same box if you do not have Virtual Center? How do you register the machine from Virtual client?

    DB:2.87:Copying Vmware Esx 3 Machines sa


    vmkfstools primarily copies and imports virtual disk files. It would be easier to create a new VM from the VI Client and add an existing virtual disk that referenced the newly created disk(s).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Cannot Use Console 33


    Hello,

    I got a Virtual Center Server 2.0 with the client 2.0

    Within the Virtual center I got 4 esx Server 3.0.2. I can open the console of VM on the ESX, but I have a problem when I try open the console (remote console) to access the server. When we try access to machine through the console we cant do anything (the mouse and the keyboard dont work). However if I access through the remote desktop (microsoft) we dont have any problems.

    Any ideas. Kind regards.

    DB:2.87:Cannot Use Console 33

    I can connect with Remote Desktop and the machine is working.

    I cannot connect with any virtual center account.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Virtual Machine Properties In Vc Displays Vm.Configoption.Vmx-04.Summary sz


    I recently upgraded virtual center to Version 2.0.2 Build 61426. Since the upgrade when I look at properties of a virtual machine I see vm.ConfigOption.vmx-04.sumary is this normal? Before the upgrade it would display the version of the virtual machine eg ESX 3.x virtual machine.

    Thanks,

    DB:2.86:Virtual Machine Properties In Vc Displays Vm.Configoption.Vmx-04.Summary sz

    no luck so far

    I tried the following

    restarted the virtual center server service

    removed then added the host form VC

    Still see the same display

    I guess my next step is to try and restart my VC server.

    Thanks,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Vmware Esx Virtual Machine Invalid 99



    Hi,

    I've got a problem running a virtual machine on an esx server. The ESX server marks a virtual machine as "invalid" within the virtual center. Nothing was changed on this virtual machine and no changes were made.

    If I try to add the virtual machine via console:

    /usr/bin/vmware-cmd -s register /vmfs/volumes/480da632-7542d5c5-97cb-000423c3c8ca/vm-mrswb/vm-mrswb.vmx

    a machine called "unknown (invalid)" is added to the virtual center.

    Someone has a hint how to fix and troubleshoot this?

    Thanks in advance

    Sascha

    the .vmx file:

    #!/usr/bin/vmware

    config.version = "8"

    virtualHW.version = "4"

    floppy0.present = "true"

    nvram = "vm-mrswb.nvram"

    powerType.powerOff = "default"

    powerType.powerOn = "default"

    powerType.suspend = "default"

    powerType.reset = "default"

    displayName = "vm-mrswb"

    extendedConfigFile = "vm-mrswb.vmxf"

    scsi0.present = "true"

    scsi0.sharedBus = "none"

    memsize = "256"

    scsi0:0.present = "true"

    scsi0:0.fileName = "vm-mrswb.vmdk"

    scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

    ide0:0.present = "true"

    ide0:0.clientDevice = "true"

    ide0:0.fileName = "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/linux.iso"

    ide0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

    ide0:0.startConnected = "false"

    floppy0.startConnected = "false"

    floppy0.fileName = "/dev/fd0"

    floppy0.clientDevice = "true"

    ethernet0.present = "true"

    ethernet0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "false"

    ethernet0.networkName = "VLAN_192"

    ethernet0.addressType = "vpx"

    ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:94:7f:40"

    ethernet1.present = "true"

    ethernet1.networkName = "l3vpn"

    ethernet1.addressType = "vpx"

    ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:94:74:4b"

    guestOS = "linux"

    uuid.bios = "50 14 cf 6f 29 52 63 e7-e4 d6 d3 45 d3 20 25 68"

    log.fileName = "vmware.log"

    sched.cpu.min = "0"

    sched.cpu.units = "mhz"

    sched.cpu.shares = "normal"

    sched.mem.minsize = "0"

    sched.mem.shares = "normal"

    cpuid.80000001.ecx.amd = "--RRR-0-"

    checkpoint.vmState = ""

    scsi0:0.redo = ""

    vmware.tools.requiredversion = "7202"

    guestOSAltName = ""

    tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

    uuid.location = "56 4d c0 42 c5 78 43 d5-9a 03 bc 02 e2 0e 64 da"

    migrate.hostlog = "./vm-mrswb-cb68677c.hlog"

    sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/480da632-7542d5c5-97cb-000423c3c8ca/vm-mrswb/vm-mrswb-cb68677c.vswp"

    cpuid.1.eax = "xxxx--xx--

    "

    cpuid.1.ecx = "--RRRR----

    "

    cpuid.1.edx = "--T--"

    cpuid.80000001.eax.amd = "xxxx--xx--

    "

    cpuid.80000001.edx = "--H--

    "

    cpuid.80000001.edx.amd = "---RH--T--"

    virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

    sched.mem.max = "256"

    tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

    DB:2.86:Vmware Esx Virtual Machine Invalid 99


    I was able to resolved my invalid Guest following this post.

    http://communities.vmware.com/message/1006733#1006733

    In my case I moved the .hlog, nvram, vmxf to /tmp before deleting.

    thanks,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Was The Sc/Cos A Virtual Machines In Earlier Esx? p3



    Just a quick questions, has the Service Console always been a virtual machine with a local vmdk file or was different in earlier versions of ESX?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Duplicated Service Console, How To Eliminate A Duplicated Service Console? sz


    Greetings, I have a VMWARE ESX Server 3.5 u4, I need some help, I tried to create a second service console on a diferent Switch using VI Client, now I dont I have access to the server by VI or SSH, someone could help how to delete the duplicated service console, the configurations is as follows:

    Main service console:

    vSwitch0:

    Portgroups:

    Virtual Machine Network 0

    Service Console 0 IP 10.212.141.9

    vSwitch2:

    Portgroups:

    Virtual Machine Network 2

    Service Console 2 10.212.140.15

    Thank you ?:|

    DB:2.85:Duplicated Service Console, How To Eliminate A Duplicated Service Console? sz

    Thank you, it worked doing this, unassigning Nics from the virtual switch, deleting the duplicaded sevice consle and reasisigning the nics again.

    thankyou.

    esxcfg-vswitch -U vmnic1 vSwitch2

    esxcfg-vswitch -U vmnic5 vSwitch2

    esxcfg-vswitch -D "Service Console DRP" vSwitch2

    reassing nics to virtual switch.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Esx Serial Port Modem Problem sc


    Hi to all ,

    I have used different versions of ESX 3.x with always problems on serial port redirection.As a virtual machines we user windows 2003 to receive and send faxes but unfortunateley ,mostly the modem on virtual machine disappears.I knew that only one redirection for serial is working to a virtual machine in one time.What is going on behind i can not realy understand.Cause in the first set up ,we added serial port to virtual machine (/dev/tty0) ,and installed modems drivers then 1 day later it dissappeared without any reason and now i can not add it again.

    I also dont know how to check the the modem by using the ESX console ,if there can be any help about these it will be great.

    Thanks to all

    DB:2.85:Esx Serial Port Modem Problem sc

    Hi and thanks a lot for your answers ,

    But some of my customers can use some serial port devices for their virtual machines as this and yet they havent reported me a problem about this.But also when i try to do it in our office it work just for olny a couple of days and then flies away from the system .

    Anyway thanks a lot ,

    İ have used an old server with a serial port ,then configured the application ,so this is the solution to me.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Cant Convert Esx Vm Stored In Vmm Library 3c


    Hello everyone! I'm convertingan ESX VM to Hyper-V. My configuration is:
    1. ESX 4.0cluster. VM are stored on LUNon fiber storage;
    2. vCenter Server on a Windows 2003 R2;
    3. Windows 2008 R2Cluster. Hyper-V enabled.SCVMM2012 (no SP1)installed onone of the nodes.VM are stored on fiber LUN.
    Icloned the ESX VM and did 3 converting tests on the 250GBclone.Two testswere sucessed butone was failed.
    1. In VMM2012 Home - Create Virtual Machine - Convert Virtual Machine, select the clone on ESX server as the source. Simply following the wizard,I have a high-available VM after 25 hours.

    2. Copy the whole VM folder to VMM server (5 hours). Convert VMDKs to VHDs by third party convertor(50 minutes). Create a VM with these VHDs. In VMM, migrate the VM to the clustered storage and make it HA (2 hours). I getall done in 8 hours.
    3. Copy the whole VM folder to VMM library and try toConvert Virtual Machine from there --- it was failed.

    Inthe successful convert, VMMopens the VM on ESX platform - Install Hyper-V integrated Services - Stop VM - Convert VMDK files. In the failed test, VMM couldn't open the VM in VMM library --- that's reasonable you can't up aESX
    VM on Hyper-V host ---then it couldn't install integrated servicesnor convert anything.
    But I thought I could do that accordingtoV2V: Converting Virtual Machines in VMMand the threads in the forum. Did I miss anything?
    ==========================================================================
    To perform a V2V conversion on a VMware virtual machine in the VMM Library:

    Copy the .vmx file and each .vmdk file for the VMware virtual machine to the Virtual Machine Manager library.
    Manually refresh the library share or wait for the library refresher and then select the virtual machine to be converted.Run the Convert Virtual Machine Wizard. For detailedsteps, see
    V2V: How to Perform a Conversion

    DB:2.85:Cant Convert Esx Vm Stored In Vmm Library 3c

    Hello everyone! I'm convertingan ESX VM to Hyper-V. My configuration is:
    1. ESX 4.0cluster. VM are stored on LUNon fiber storage;
    2. vCenter Server on a Windows 2003 R2;
    3. Windows 2008 R2Cluster. Hyper-V enabled.SCVMM2012 (no SP1)installed onone of the nodes.VM are stored on fiber LUN.
    Icloned the ESX VM and did 3 converting tests on the 250GBclone.Two testswere sucessed butone was failed.
    1. In VMM2012 Home - Create Virtual Machine - Convert Virtual Machine, select the clone on ESX server as the source. Simply following the wizard,I have a high-available VM after 25 hours.

    2. Copy the whole VM folder to VMM server (5 hours). Convert VMDKs to VHDs by third party convertor(50 minutes). Create a VM with these VHDs. In VMM, migrate the VM to the clustered storage and make it HA (2 hours). I getall done in 8 hours.
    3. Copy the whole VM folder to VMM library and try toConvert Virtual Machine from there --- it was failed.

    Inthe successful convert, VMMopens the VM on ESX platform - Install Hyper-V integrated Services - Stop VM - Convert VMDK files. In the failed test, VMM couldn't open the VM in VMM library --- that's reasonable you can't up aESX
    VM on Hyper-V host ---then it couldn't install integrated servicesnor convert anything.
    But I thought I could do that accordingtoV2V: Converting Virtual Machines in VMMand the threads in the forum. Did I miss anything?
    ==========================================================================
    To perform a V2V conversion on a VMware virtual machine in the VMM Library:

    Copy the .vmx file and each .vmdk file for the VMware virtual machine to the Virtual Machine Manager library.
    Manually refresh the library share or wait for the library refresher and then select the virtual machine to be converted.Run the Convert Virtual Machine Wizard. For detailedsteps, see
    V2V: How to Perform a Conversion

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Virtual Machine Console Doesn't Work 1j



    hi

    We have ESX 3.5 Update2 and since today Virtual Machine Console from ALL VM's from Infrastructure Client doesn't work, it's just black.

    I've tried:

    # service mgmt-vmware restart

    from the command line, but it doesn't help.

    Knows someone howto solve this problem?

    DB:2.84:Virtual Machine Console Doesn't Work 1j


    I'll do what you suggest, but don't have any idea what happened between 19 Dec and 26 Dec?

    The server wasn't restarted this time and we didn't done any changes.

    Howto find out the reason or why ESX is creating these guge logfiles?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Esx 3.0: Virtual Machine Console Cant Connect To Host m1



    I installed ESX3.0 and created a test virtual machine, I power it on and try to open a console to it but an error pops up stating that connection to host has failed.

    Has anyone encountered this before? any ideas towards troubleshooting?

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Esx Server Was Unable To Allocate Enough Memory.... j1



    DL740, 20GB RAM, 4GB swap.

    Eight VMs. Using 6656MB of memory. New VM powered on (512MB), set up, worked fine, powered it down to add a second NIC, won't power back up.

    Error: ESX server was unable to allocate enough memory to power on this virtual machine. Please adjust the memory configuration for this virtual machine, blah, blah.

    MUI shows 13.5GB unreserved memory. Physical memory shows 2.5GB for VMs, 732.5 shared common, 672.7 virtualization, 512.0 service console, and 15.6GB free. 0 swap, 0 balloon.

    ESX 2.5.2. VC 1.4. I'm stumped; I know if I bump up the swap it might fix it (based on searching this forum) but why?? I never plan to oversell this box and would not be coming even remotely close by turning this VM back on.

    Thanks for any help.

    DB:2.84:Esx Server Was Unable To Allocate Enough Memory.... j1


    Well, it would have worked if you had just changed the memory settings for the VM so that it would never swap. So no swap space gets reserved, and the VM could start even with the 4GB swap file

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Trouble: Suddenly All Guest Oss Start Shutting Down!!! ss



    Hi, I am using ESX 2.5 at my Data Center

    Yesterday, all guest OSs including my customer servers have shutted down automatically.

    Can someone explain why that happens? VMWare has such a kind of function ????

    There's no script or 3rd party application setting up.

    Here is the situation

    1. One (Virtual) Exchange machine shut down

    - We tried to start it up from VM Management Console.

    - but it did not boot up.

    - cannot remote-desktop to the exchange.

    (Remote-desktop to other servers is okay)

    Error

    There was an error connecting to the specified virtual machine: Unexpected response from vmware-authd:

    Error connecting to /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx process..

    Cannot connect to the remote virtual machine "/home/vmware/xxxxx-w2k3-std/winNetStandard.vmx" o

    n "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" at port 902 as user "root".

    2. Then after we have investigating a little while, we cannot logon to VM Management interface

    anymore.

    The error:

    unable to connect to server -14 - Unexpected response from vmware-authd:

    511 Error connecting to /usr/sbin/vmware-serverd process

    3. Then we telnet to VMware server, and investigate it.

    Then,we restart vmware-serverd

    - Then now we can login VM Management Interface

    - Still cannot remote-desktop to the exchange server

    telnet localhost 902 - no problem

    4. we have 10 servers on one Virtual machine.

    One by one, a server is shutting down itself automatically

    and becomes RED all over the place on the VM Management interface.

    HEARTBEAT on some servers goes down to 0%

    We decided to reboot Linux and our ESX server start working

    normally.

    THEN, WHY THAT HAPPENS? HEAT?

    cpu, disk space and memory on esx machine was pretty much normal.

    Please advise!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank in advance

    Yoshi

    DB:2.83:Trouble: Suddenly All Guest Oss Start Shutting Down!!! ss


    10 guest VMs are running on one ESX Server. I checked using #vmstat command

    to make sure CPU and memory usage is not 100%.

    Here is the result of vmstat before it rebooted.

    procs memory swap io system cpu

    r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id

    0 0 0 478676 12224 15632 43708 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    0 0 0 478676 12224 15632 43708 0 0 0 0 319 1502 2 5 93

    0 0 0 478676 12224 15632 43708 0 0 0 0 329 1521 3 7 90

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15644 43708 0 0 0 208 335 1538 2 3 95

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15644 43708 0 0 0 0 318 1531 0 5 95

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15644 43708 0 0 0 0 552 1979 0 9 91

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15644 43708 0 0 0 0 298 1498 1 6 93

    1 0 0 478676 12172 15644 43708 0 0 0 0 349 1570 1 6 93

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15652 43708 0 0 0 112 322 1542 0 8 92

    0 0 0 478676 12172 15652 43708 0 0 0 0 330 1543 1 7 92

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15652 43708 0 0 0 0 354 1594 1 5 94

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15652 43708 0 0 0 0 293 1470 1 8 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15652 43708 0 0 0 0 339 1582 0 5 95

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15668 43708 0 0 0 200 303 1478 2 5 93

    1 0 0 478676 12128 15668 43708 0 0 0 0 352 1601 3 7 90

    1 0 0 478676 12128 15668 43708 0 0 0 0 366 1580 3 8 89

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15668 43708 0 0 0 0 337 1555 0 4 96

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15668 43708 0 0 0 0 313 1534 2 6 92

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15684 43708 0 0 0 200 305 1506 2 4 94

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15684 43708 0 0 0 0 349 1608 0 7 93

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15684 43708 0 0 0 0 300 1511 2 6 92

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15684 43708 0 0 0 0 331 1548 1 8 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15684 43708 0 0 0 0 309 1507 2 7 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15692 43708 0 0 0 112 321 1506 0 8 92

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15692 43708 0 0 0 0 326 1543 0 4 96

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15692 43708 0 0 0 0 341 1557 6 4 90

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15692 43708 0 0 0 0 354 1574 3 6 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15692 43708 0 0 0 0 308 1496 5 4 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15696 43708 0 0 0 104 345 1588 4 5 91

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15696 43708 0 0 0 0 310 1473 1 2 97

    0 0 0 478676 12128 15696 43708 0 0 0 0 330 1568 1 3 96

    It seems that nothing is wrong.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Can't Connect With Remote Console From Vista To Esx 3.5 93



    Hello-

    I'm just getting started with ESX 3.5. I have 3.5 newly installed on a single box. I created a virtual machine and am trying to load an OS into the virtual machine.

    I am using the VMWare Infrastructure Client on Vista. I can get the client to connect to the ESX server (I used it to create the virtual machine), but whenever I try to connect the remote console to the newly created virtual machine, it says that the connection could not be established.

    I tried disabling the firewall on ESX using "service iptables stop", and I disabled the Windows firewall on the interface being used to connect to ESX. Still no dice.

    I can start and stop the virtual machine consistently. But any time I try to connect the remote console, it fails. Any idea what the problem might be?

    Thanks,

    Nick

    DB:2.83:Can't Connect With Remote Console From Vista To Esx 3.5 93


    Weird...seems to have mysteriously gone away. I think it was a Vista networking misconfiguration issue. Wish I knew exactly what was happening though. :-/

    Anyway, thanks for the help.

    Nick

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Virtual Infrastructure Client Under Esx 3.0 z3



    Under ESX 2.x, the client we downloaded from ESX server is the Wmare Virtual Machine console.

    Then there is the client from Virtual Center called the Virtual center client.

    Under ESX 3, it seems that the client we are asked to download after we log on to ESX server via http:// the first time is Virtual Infrastructure Client. Is it the same thing that we get under the VC CD?? - "Vmware-viclient.exe" ??

    I short, is there only 1 client interface for managing the ESX server??

    Thanks.

    DB:2.83:Virtual Infrastructure Client Under Esx 3.0 z3


    Yeah!

    One interface to rule them all, fraydo...

    Regards

    Mike

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Vmware 2.5.3 My First Virtual Machine 3x



    I setup up vmware esx server 2.5.3 on a IBM xSeries 235 with 2 processor, 2 gb of ram, the setup is all correct, when i created a virtual machine, try with a windows 2003 and other linux virtual machine, in both have the same problem with the creation for virtual hdd.

    On the Ibm hardware have 3 (72 gb) scsi hdd configured in raid 5, when create the virtual machines exactly on virtual hdd creation.

    In this moment i select blank "create a new virtual disk" and see this text on web page "Image File Location vmhba0:0:0:5: 28.8 G free ", put the name for virtual hdd "HddW2003.vmdk", and capacity, then select "Virtual SCSI Node" and select 0:0 in mode persistent, all this think that create the virtual hdd.

    On hardware tab see the following info

    Virtual Disk (SCSI 0:0)

    Device VMware Disk Image

    Location vmhba0:0:0:5:HddW2003.vmdk

    Mode Persistent

    I think that is correct, but when boot with virtual machine and try install the guest OS, using linux or windows the installer say that not found any hdd on the machine.

    I try use all scsi node but the hdd is not created, what is the trouble?

    Please help me.

    DB:2.83:Vmware 2.5.3 My First Virtual Machine 3x


    Thank for the help.

    Now have two virtual machine conected to my lan, an

    work property.

    Please don't forget to award points for those nice people that helped you =D

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Scsi : Device Set Offline Command Error Recovery Failed : Host 1 Channel 0 Id 0 Lun 0: Now Cant Do Anything am


    Hi,

    I knew my ESX on storage 1 was low free space.

    Now we got this message on the console.

    We cant ssh connect, the ESX is disconnected from VI and cant be reconnect

    On the console directely on the ESX we have access to nothing we just can enter root as login

    but never get the password ...

    Any idea to resolve the problem or i have no other choice than to reboot by power off the machine

    DB:2.83:Scsi : Device Set Offline Command Error Recovery Failed : Host 1 Channel 0 Id 0 Lun 0: Now Cant Do Anything am

    Ok, glad all is well. Just make sure to mark the question as answered so others having the same issue know.

    -KjB

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Console Screen Balck xa



    Helo Everybody!

    I have a question.I install esx 4 server on my virtual machine (vmware workstation 7.0.1) everything workin g fine.

    I can't conect via vSphere client on my fisical windows 7 machine (root machine). I read windows 7 not sopport vSphere client.

    I install vSphere client windows xp sp3 machine on my (vmware workstation 7.0.1). I can connect to the esx 4 server i can manage everything.

    But i start machine on esx 4 server in i clickopen console on virtual machine the console screen is black,nothing happen.

    What is the problem.

    Thank you

    DB:2.83:Console Screen Balck xa


    I find this section in log file

    Mar 04 13:24:09.787: mks| VNCENCODE 2 encoding mode change: (640x480x16depth,16bpp,1280bytes/line)

    Mar 04 13:24:09.930: mks| VNCENCODE 2 encoding mode change: (640x480x16depth,16bpp,1280bytes/line)

    Mar 04 13:24:18.041: mks| VNCENCODE 3 encoding mode change: (640x480x16depth,16bpp,1280bytes/line)

    Mar 04 13:24:17.965: mks| VNCENCODE 3 encoding mode change: (640x480x16depth,16bpp,1280bytes/line)

    still have a problem console screen black, don't show bios screen when power on

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Virtual Machine Console For Exs 3.0 cc



    Hello Everyone,

    I am trying out ESX 3. I was wondering if there is a stand alone Virtual Machine Console similiar to VMWare Virtual Server.

    I would like to be albe to remote in with an icon on my desktop to a particular Virtual Machine. From what I can see so far ( and looking through the forums) that I can only access the VMs though VI2 and using the remote console pop out, or use the web interface. IS there any command I can tell the vi client to only open the remote console?

    Thanks,

    Greg

    DB:2.83:Virtual Machine Console For Exs 3.0 cc


    I guess I am too picky... but I don't

    like using a web browser for working in VMs

    Since ESX3 has little complications called VMotion/DRS/HA that makes it difficult finding what physical server a VM is running on at any given time, the simplest fix is to recommend that you use your VM's OS-native remote management tools (such as RDP under Windows) or install a VNC server onto each VM if the Virtual Infrastructure Client (VIC) isn't cutting it for you...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Networking In Esx 7x


    Can anyone help me to provide connectivity between lan inside site and the esx sever. I have a virtual center with IP 192.168.244.5/24, and the ip of the network 192.168.244.0. The problem I can't know how to put and configure 1-the IP of the service console inside of the Esx, 2-the Vmkernel "i have a san switch fibre channel with IP 192.168.200.6" 3-the IP of virtual machine to communicate with other VM, and with my internal LAN (192.168.244.0/24). I hope to known about how to configure my network. thank y.

    DB:2.83:Networking In Esx 7x

    Hi Taou!

    Normally u provide an IP address for the service console during ESX installation. Haven't u done this?

    You don't need an IP address to communicate in a fibre channel SAN!

    Pls refer to this link: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pages/vi_pubs_35.html

    There u'll find all necessary information about how to configure ESX server, networking, SAN and so on

    Cheers,

    Matthias

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:How To Shutdown Or Start Up A Guest Operating System From Esx Console? af



    Hi

    I spend two hours looking for the command to shutdown a virtual guest operating system from the esx service console command line. I don't have any idea or response.

    Can you help me please?

    In case of disaster, I must go to my service console command line, and shutdown correctly the virtual machine guest operating system, and then the ESX server.

    How?

    Thanks

    DB:2.82:How To Shutdown Or Start Up A Guest Operating System From Esx Console? af

    Hi, i think you can use your Virtual Infrastructure client. Otherwise you can use vmware-cmd command:

    example: # vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/44ebf538-51cc7998-2525-00145e1b556a/printer/printer.vmx stop trysoft

    bye

    Alberto

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Migrate Between Networks 78



    Due to network upgrade we will need to migrate VMs from ESX 3.0 servers in different networks.

    Scenarios:

    1. ESX servers connect to the same VMKernel/vMotion network

    2. ESX servers connect to same Virtual Machine networks

    3. ESX 1 in Service Console Network A, ESX 2 in Service Console Network B.

    4. ESX servers access to same SAN LUNs.

    5. VC has access to SC Network A and SC Network B, however, no routing between SC Network A and SC Network B

    Questions:

    1. Can VMs Vmotion from ESX1 to ESX2?

    2. If 1 is not possible, can VMs cold migrate from ESX1 to ESX2?

    3. VMware support suggested that we might not be able to do 1 and 2 as VMotion/cold migrate require sourec and distination ESX servers to see each other (through SC network). If that's the case, what would be the best way (minimum downtime) to move VMs cross?

    DB:2.82:Migrate Between Networks 78


    Yes the configuration looks strange. It was only set up for migration purpose.

    We firstly had our virtual infrastructure set up in a share environment (with non-virtual). Recently, a dedicated environment was built for virtual infrastructure. We had to move ESX servers, VC and VCB proxy to the new network environment with minimum disruptions.

    What we tried to do were:

    1. Migrate VMs out from one ESX host

    2. Move the ESX host in the new network.

    3. Have the VC to connect to ESX hosts in new network and ESX hosts in the existing network.

    4. VMotion VMs from a second ESX host in the existing network to the ESX host in the new network.

    5. Move the second ESX host to the new network.

    6. Repeat the process to move the all ESX hosts to the new network.

    Storage structure, Virtual Machine Networks and VMKernal network remain unchanged. However the problem was that according to the new network design, traffic is not routable between the existing SC segment and the new SC segment. This seemed to prevent VMotion or cold-migration.

    The good new is that we finally convenced network guys to set up a temp route between two SC networks and had completed the migration last week.

    If we could not get the route I would probably try MYO's suggetions to unregister/re-register VMs.

    Thanks BrianG and MYO for your valuable suggestions.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Copying Vm From San To Local Machine x8


    Hello

    I have 3 host ESX v. 4.0.0244039 managment through vmware vCenter v. 4.0.0 build 208111. The problem with one of host.

    Host ESX stops to answer during the migration of the virtual machine from SAN to local storage. This happens when 3 task started simultaneously.

    Ssh not work. I have the only access throught the managment card. I see console but I can't execute command. System is crashed.

    Hosts: 2x IBM 7979B3G, 7979KOG. All host have such alone configuration.

    Host 7979KOG crashed.

    DB:2.82:Copying Vm From San To Local Machine x8

    Hello

    I have 3 host ESX v. 4.0.0244039 managment through vmware vCenter v. 4.0.0 build 208111. The problem with one of host.

    Host ESX stops to answer during the migration of the virtual machine from SAN to local storage. This happens when 3 task started simultaneously.

    Ssh not work. I have the only access throught the managment card. I see console but I can't execute command. System is crashed.

    Hosts: 2x IBM 7979B3G, 7979KOG. All host have such alone configuration.

    Host 7979KOG crashed.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Esx Manager 2.1 dd



    Im proud to announce the next version of ESX Manager 2.1

    Installation Requirements

    \- Important: Virtual Infrastructure Client must also be installed

    \- WWW Internet connection to *.esxguide.com

    \- FTP Connection for the Public Repository

    All version of ESX 3.x are supported

    I invested a lot of time to make the new version fast, stable and of course to add all the new features.

    I also created a new forum on the website to request and discuss about SSH Custom Tasks (can be accessed through the ESX Manager).

    Features:

    Download PDF with screenshuts http://www.esxguide.com/Files/FeaturesAndScreenshuts.pdf

    \- Virtual Center independent

    \- Keeps track of Virtual Machine Host Registration, Migrations and Status

    \- Manage Virtual Machine Configuration

    \- Display and work in the Virtual Machine Console

    \- Kill Virtual Machine Process (if the VM can't be powered off)

    \- Rename Virtual Disks of registered Virtual Machines

    \- Move Virtual Disks and keep the disk attached to the Virtual Machine

    \- Virtual Machine Registration, Start, Restart, Reset, Power Off, Suspend

    \- Extend Virtual Disks

    \- View-Search-Filter Logfiles on the ESX Host.

    \- Define and save custom SSH commands with Parameter handling

    \- Publish and share custom SSH commands with other ESX Administrators.

    I hope the exchange of SSH Custom tasks in the public repository will be used frequently.

    The new release is still free to use without any limitations. However, I depend on some donations and sponsors to keep things going.

    I hope you enjoy the new version und would appreciate to have some feedback and your support.

    You can download ESX Manager 2.1 at:

    http://www.esxguide.com

    Thank you for all your feedbacks

    Regards

    Manfred Meier

    ESXGuide Developer

    DB:2.82:Esx Manager 2.1 dd


    You can use any user which has the appropriate rights

    Regards

    Manfred

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Remote Console One Vm Session Multiple Users af



    Hi everybody

    I would like to delegate maintenance of the VM sessions to departments in my organisation (each department having multiple logins on the ESX server). The problem is that I cant get the different VM to show up in the Remote Console Connect to Virtual Machine-dialog box. Here is an example to clarify things:

    User X, who is member of security group vmusers, has installed a winXP virtual machine. User Y also member of vmusers should be able to select this VM when the user connects via the Remote Console but that particular VM doesnt show up.

    I have checked all permissions are correct (vmx-files and /vmfs) and all the available VMs show up if I login as root via the Remote Console. Does ESX contain a file there lists all available VMs by users? Any ideas how to deal with the problem?

    Any suggestions are appreciated!

    Cheers

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Import A Virtual Machine From Vmware Server To Esx 3 3m



    Can i import the VM while it is running to ESX 3 server?

    DB:2.81:Import A Virtual Machine From Vmware Server To Esx 3 3m


    If you install Converter directly inside the virtual machine running on Server 1.0.x (windows only), you can make a copy directly on an ESX host.

    If it's a non-windows system, you can follow this document to migrate the VMDK files from Server to ESX:

    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/900/

    dkgcb: same rules apply here. If you install converter directly onto the Windows OS you want to migrate, it should go direct to ESX. re-run converter against the stand alone files you have (prior to the upload), and send it direct to ESX.

    The VMX/VMDK format is slightly different on ESX than any of the available "standalone" formats. this would probably explain why it won't power on.

    EvilOne

    1 - Check the documents

    2 - Search the forums

    3 - Post Question

    and remember ... I like points

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Excesive Traffic On Port 902 a8



    My firewall administrator is noticing excessive traffic on port 902, (Virtual Machine Console port) coming from one of my 3 ESX hosts. 90Mb in 3 hours. Any thoughts as to why?

    Thanks,

    Glenn

    DB:2.81:Excesive Traffic On Port 902 a8


    Look at the host logs. /var/log/...

    there must be some recurring error.

    Look at te VC logs too

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Cannot Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 On Virtual Machine mx



    I cannot install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on a Virtual Machine using Virtual Infrastructure Client (VIC) from a remote machine, it starts to install Linux fine when I "Power On" the Virtual Machine in VIC but in the Console window quickly complains: "CD Not Found. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD and press OK to retry."

    Of course the CD containing Disc one ISO for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 6, is in the CDROM on the destination machine where ESX is installed and where the Virtual Machine is located.

    Any reason why this is not working?

    DB:2.81:Cannot Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 On Virtual Machine mx


    RHEL3 takes 4 CD's to install, are you sure it isn't just asking for the next CD ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:How To Upgrade Esx 2.X Virtual Machine To Esx 3.X Virtual Machine z9



    I have a Windows Guest that is showing it is a ESX 2.x Virtual Machine when I edit its settings. It is sitting on top of a ESX 3.0.1 host. How can I upgrade the VM to ESX 3.x to take advantage of features? The main feature I am missing is snapshotting of this machine.

    DB:2.81:How To Upgrade Esx 2.X Virtual Machine To Esx 3.X Virtual Machine z9


    so... this appears to be at least ONE solution for apparently failed hardware upgrades...

    1) power off the virtual guest

    2) logon to ssh session if you have not already done so

    3) open the *.vmx file in question

    4) revert the values for "config.version" and "virtualHW.version" to the values prior to the original failed upgrade... in my case, config.version was 6, and virtualHW.version was 3.

    5) use the VIC to point and click to upgrade hardware \*again*...

    in my case... the second time was a charm. doing it all over again... less charming.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Vmware Tools Problem Under Red Hat 4 3s



    Hi,

    I upgrade the VMware Tools (VMwareTools-8195-332073) in a Virtual Machine with Red Hat 4, 32 bits. When running vmware-config-tools.pl and must be configured the screen resolutions the virtual machine console goes black and virtual machine unusable.

    Reboot the virtual machine solves the problem but when I try to run again vmware-config-tools.pl the problems occurs again.

    I tried to rpm and tar.gz packages, different screen resolutions without favorable results.

    The /etc/inittab file has runlevel value 3

    The version of ESX is 4.0.0. 332073

    I appreciate any help.

    DB:2.81:Vmware Tools Problem Under Red Hat 4 3s


    Problem solved.

    Delete the xorg.conf file in Red Hat 4. Run the vmware-config-tools.pl script. Will create a new xorg.conf file and the script successfully completes its execution.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Esx Manager 2.1 Released pk



    Im proud to announce the next version of ESX Manager 2.1

    Installation Requirements

    \- Important: Virtual Infrastructure Client must also be installed

    \- WWW Internet connection to *.esxguide.com

    \- FTP Connection for the Public Repository

    All version of ESX 3.x are supported

    I invested a lot of time to make the new version fast, stable and of course to add all the new features.

    I also created a new forum on the website to request and discuss about SSH Custom Tasks (can be accessed through the ESX Manager).

    Features:

    Download PDF with screenshuts http://www.esxguide.com/Files/FeaturesAndScreenshuts.pdf

    \- Virtual Center independent

    \- Keeps track of Virtual Machine Host Registration, Migrations and Status

    \- Manage Virtual Machine Configuration

    \- Display and work in the Virtual Machine Console

    \- Kill Virtual Machine Process (if the VM can't be powered off)

    \- Rename Virtual Disks of registered Virtual Machines

    \- Move Virtual Disks and keep the disk attached to the Virtual Machine

    \- Virtual Machine Registration, Start, Restart, Reset, Power Off, Suspend

    \- Extend Virtual Disks

    \- View-Search-Filter Logfiles on the ESX Host.

    \- Define and save custom SSH commands with Parameter handling

    \- Publish and share custom SSH commands with other ESX Administrators.

    I hope the exchange of SSH Custom tasks in the public repository will be used frequently.

    The new release is still free to use without any limitations. However, I depend on some donations and sponsors to keep things going.

    I hope you enjoy the new version und would appreciate to have some feedback and your support.

    You can download ESX Manager 2.1 at:

    http://www.esxguide.com

    Thank you for all your feedbacks

    Regards

    Manfred Meier

    ESXGuide Developer

    DB:2.80:Esx Manager 2.1 Released pk


    ok, will try.

    Probably I already registered, i received your announcement by email.

    Im going to check it out

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Virtual Machine Console 8x



    When I log into Virtual Machine console, i select a virtual machine but the screen is black I cant see anything on it...

    Why is this??????

    PS: Im connecting to the host using Terminal Server... Could it be a Resolution mismatch between the Virtual server and my TS-Session????

    DB:2.80:Virtual Machine Console 8x


    One thing I have found is when you RDP to the gsx server, use the /console option after the machine name in the rdp box. This replicates sitting on the console. This normally works for me and allows me to actually see all the vm consoles. I have also inserted the gsx server name as a remote connection to trick it when i forget to login using the /console option. Both should work for you

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Installation Vmware Esx Server 3.01 fp



    dear all,

    First i'm glad can join with this forum, and i've question in esx installation. I've installed VMware esx 3.01 in my place, and succeded to add host and add virtual machine in Virtual Infrastructure on our pc console, but when i try to power on virtual machine there is message "There are not enough license..." appear.

    I've check on admin menu and refer to license i've got 7 licenses registered:

    1. Virtualcenter management server

    2. Virtualcenter Agent for esx server

    3. vmotion

    4. vmware HA

    5. vmware DRS

    6. ESX Server Standard

    7. vmware consolidated backup

    please anyone to help, or is there another license has not been registered yet..?

    DB:2.80:Installation Vmware Esx Server 3.01 fp


    Dear All,

    Thanks for all response on my problem, now i can continue to install virtual machine on esx server.

    i just have to manually register license on host configuration - license feature

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Share Esx Console Nic With Vm Backup Network. Good/Bad? 91



    Over the years, (since ESX 1.5 actually) I've become quite confortable with dedicating a NIC to the console. With ESX 3.5, I am at a crossroads.

    The annoying message about my console network not being redundant has gotten the best of me an I am considering 3 actions.

    1. Do nothing. I've been using this configuration quite happily with ESX 3.0.x. My virtual machines stay powered on during isolation response.

    2. Find some way to disable the message. Anyone know how to do this?

    3. Create a vswich using two network ports and sharing the COS with my virtual machine "backup network" to create a redundant vswitch. This backup network can recieve a fair amount of traffic during the backup period,but is otherwise fairly idle. There has been a standing concern for years about bonding the console port with a virtual machine network, has anything changed? Is this now a recommended proceedure? Is it considered reliable? Are there any concerns putting the console and vm networks on the same vswitch?

    Assume a busy 4 socket, 16Cores 128GB box, running 25-35 VM's, 75% Memory and 45-60% CPU utilziation. Networks are 1Gb/Ethernet.

    DB:2.80:Share Esx Console Nic With Vm Backup Network. Good/Bad? 91


    There seems to be sufficeint evidence or conern elsewhere that combining the COS port with something moving prod/backup/admin traffic is not ideal, either from a security standpoint or from an ESX stability standpoint. The latter is the most concerning to me. Our current plan is therefore to keep COS seperate and add a second with the previously dedicated vmotion port.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Nested Esx Connectivity Problem a7



    hi, i'm new to the community so forgive me if i post this in the wrong place.

    i tried running ESX4.0 inside ESX 4.0 as a virtual machine. The installation went fine and the VM ESX was up and running. unfortunatelly, the VM esx has no network connectivity and fails even to ping the default gateway (192.168.0.1) our lan configuration is as follows:

    vlan 3 : 192.168.0.0/24 (internal users green zone servers)

    vlan 2: 192.168.2.0/24 (DMZ)

    VM ESX service console: 192.168.0.15

    physicall ESX service console: 192.168.0.254

    the production VMs and service console are connected to vSwitch0 which is connected, via a physical NIC, to a cisco 2960 switch's gigabit port (the port runs as a trunk with vlan 2 as a native vlan)

    the service console of the physical ESX and the VMs that lie on network 192.168.0.0/24 are connected to vSwitch0 through port groups with VLAN ID set to 3.

    i tried VLAN ID 0 and 3 with the VM ESX's service console but i still couldn't access the network. i tried using a port group with no vlan id (0) and which uplink (physical NIC) is connected to an access port that belongs to VLAN 3, yet the ESX VM still failled to connect to the network

    i might've forgot to mention a few things needed to solve this problem, so don't hesitate and ask. attached is snapshot of my network configuration. ESX-2 (and ESX-2-2) are the mentioned VM ESXs

    DB:2.80:Nested Esx Connectivity Problem a7


    yes, it makes sense now...thanks for the both of you

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Problem With Snapshots z9



    Hi,

    Using this command in the console of ESX Host...

    vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/499d5f3b-f8d67716-1be3-001e0bdb18ca/anglia/anglia.vmx createsnapshot backup netapp 1 0

    I get the following error...

    VMControl error -3: Invalid arguments

    Searching in the KB articles i found this...

    KB 1000959

    However, reviewing the file vmsd of the virtual machine, not found the suggested error for the KB article.

    snapshot.lastUID = "2750"

    snapshot.numSnapshots = "0"

    snapshot.current = "0"

    snapshot0.uid = "2750"

    snapshot0.filename = "anglia-Snapshot2750.vmsn"

    snapshot0.displayName = "Consolidate Helper- 0"

    snapshot0.description = "Helper snapshot for online consolidate."

    snapshot0.createTimeHigh = "294280"

    snapshot0.createTimeLow = "-680509384"

    snapshot0.numDisks = "2"

    snapshot0.disk0.fileName = "anglia.vmdk"

    snapshot0.disk0.node = "scsi0:0"

    snapshot0.disk1.fileName = "anglia_1.vmdk"

    snapshot0.disk1.node = "scsi0:1"

    snapshot0.disk1.mode = "1"

    snapshot.needConsolidate = "FALSE"

    snapshot1.uid = "2336"

    snapshot1.filename = "anglia-Snapshot2336.vmsn"

    snapshot1.parent = "2335"

    snapshot1.displayName = "backup"

    snapshot1.description = "netapp"

    snapshot1.createTimeHigh = "293803"

    snapshot1.createTimeLow = "1477538116"

    snapshot1.numDisks = "2"

    snapshot1.disk0.fileName = "anglia-000001.vmdk"

    snapshot1.disk0.node = "scsi0:0"

    snapshot1.disk1.fileName = "anglia_1.vmdk"

    snapshot1.disk1.node = "scsi0:1"

    snapshot1.disk1.mode = "1"

    This is only virtual machine resulting in this problem. The rest of virtual machine (7 in total) no problems with snapshots created by vmware-cmd.

    The version the ESX is 3.5 U2

    Is safe delete the file vmsd with virtual machine running?

    Thanks for reading.

    DB:2.80:Problem With Snapshots z9


    I agree with the user to turn off the machine and test that suggests damn66, I will tell the results.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Esx Server Was Unable To Allocate Enough Memory To Power On Virtual Machine 97



    I am using Vmware ESX 2.5.2 , this is an flash install ,

    I have 1024MB Physical Memory install on ESX server ,

    but during ESX installation , i select reserved 272 MB for service console ,

    when i create an WinXP virtual machine , and using 128 MB RAM for it ,

    after power on this VM , i got following error message ;

    "VMware ESX Server was unable to allocate enough memory to power on this virtual machine. Please adjust the memory configuration for this virtual machine, or adjust system-wide memory resource management parameters to enable a higher level of overcommitment. Please refer to the VMware ESX Server Administration Guide for information on setting resource management parameters, or see http://www.vmware.com/info?id=69 for additional online information.

    Failed to allocate memory for virtual machine."[/u]

    here are esx server's mem information ;

    \[root@esx2 /]# more /proc/meminfo

    total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:

    Mem: 278319104 147800064 130519040 53248 13037568 52146176

    Swap: 2146787328 0 2146787328

    MemTotal: 271796 kB

    MemFree: 127460 kB

    MemShared: 52 kB

    Buffers: 12732 kB

    Cached: 50924 kB

    SwapCached: 0 kB

    Active: 53940 kB

    Inact_dirty: 9768 kB

    Inact_clean: 0 kB

    Inact_target: 69728 kB

    HighTotal: 0 kB

    HighFree: 0 kB

    LowTotal: 271796 kB

    LowFree: 127460 kB

    SwapTotal: 2096472 kB

    SwapFree: 2096472 kB

    MachineMem: 376367 kB

    \[root@esx2 /]# more /proc/vmware/mem

    Unreserved machine memory: 50 Mbytes/53 Mbytes

    Unreserved swap space: 4055 Mbytes/4055 Mbytes

    Reclaimable reserved memory: 0 Mbytes

    Machine memory free: 53 Mbytes/94 Mbytes

    Shared memory (shared/common): 4 Kbytes/4 Kbytes

    Maximum new 1-vcpu VM size: 0 Mbytes

    Maximum new 2-vcpu VM size: 0 Mbytes

    System heap size: 32768 Kbytes (33554432 bytes)

    System heap free: 19631 Kbytes (20102240 bytes)

    System map entries free: 2004

    System code size: 4096 Kbytes

    System memory usage: 42696 Kbytes

    Node -Total-/MB -FreeHi/MB FreeLow/MB Reserved/MB Kernel/MB

    0 14026/54 0/0 13786/53 0/0 240/0

    TOTALS 0/0 13786/53

    \[root@esx2 /]#

    Who can help me ?

    Email : jason@aeropt.com

    DB:2.80:Esx Server Was Unable To Allocate Enough Memory To Power On Virtual Machine 97


    you have to have enough free memory that equals or more than min reserved mem for the VM you are starting up

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Web Console On Vm ms


    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I have installed Solaris Virtual Machine on my ESX server. I have tried VNC and X- Manager so that users can conenct this VM remotely but users are unable to conenct it. One of my friend told me that you can give users WEB ACCESS of that machine as ESX server has this function that we can take WEB CONSOLE of any VIRTUAL MACHINE installed on ESX server .

    Now my question is how can we access VM installed on ESX Server through WEB CONSOLE.

    Kindly help

    Thanks

    Adeel Imtiaz

    PSE

    Netsol Technologies

    LHR Pakistan

    DB:2.79:Web Console On Vm ms

    Thanks you so much for quick and easy reply. Can you kindly tell me how can i access VM's from VM workstation after enabling remote connection. it give me error on VNC when i try to connect it,

    Principle System Engineer

    NetSol Technologies

    Lahore Cantt Pakistan

    54792

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Esx 3 And Hp Virtual Machine Management jm



    Has anyone tried to get HP's VMM software to work with ESX 3?

    DB:2.79:Esx 3 And Hp Virtual Machine Management jm


    VMM support for ESX3 is sheduled for next VMM Version from HP. It's sheduled for September as far as i know...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Where Is The Remote Console Application For Vi 3 cz



    Hi

    I've just upgraded our environment from ESX 2.5 to VI3.

    But I cannot find the remote console application, which I normally give to uers who only needs to view one virtual machine.

    And the remote console app. from ESX 2.5 does not work with VI3.

    Does anyone know where to download it?

    I've found the web access page where I can generate a link, but would prefer a separate application.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Run Vmware Player Inside Virtual Machine s7



    Hi,

    it's possible to run VMware Player inside a virtual machine of an ESX?

    After installing VMware Player (http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=61041tstart=0) i get the following message:

    You may not power on a virtual machine in a virtual machine.[/b]

    Thx esxfan

    DB:2.79:Run Vmware Player Inside Virtual Machine s7


    Laughing, don't try to pull the wool over vmplayer's eye's!

    Maybe you could cross switch? Perhaps Microsoft product in there, or vice versa. Let me know if it works, I still need to try Microsoft's products that I got at vmworld and was planning on trying this!

    Respectfully,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Console For Individual Vms s1


    Dear Experts,

    I'd just move from VS2005 to ESX. in VS2005, I can assign an individual Console (just a url) for the virtual machine owner (individual department). They can admin their vm even that vm is no-NIC.

    However, in ESX, I don't know how to do it.

    thx.

    alexli

    DB:2.79:Console For Individual Vms s1


    Hello Craig,

    The problem with Roles and Permissions is that they are not granular enough. So if you are not careful you could inadvertently let users change things like networks. So you need to be careful that they can not do this, but that generally means something else is not doable.

    As for using the VNC connection, that is possible but could create an even larger risk if not implemented properly but there are several ways to mitigate that risk.

    I am on the fence on which method is best from a security perspective. Any access to VI Management tools by people who really do not need the access add to the possible risk to the system. I am also under the opinion that if there are issues with the VM that it hangs during boot that there may be other issues that would require the virtualization administrator to be involved at least in the investigation.

    BTW, webAccess is the least secure method to access the console of all the available methods.

    Best regards,

    Edward L. Haletky

    VMware Communities User Moderator

    ====

    Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

    SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

    Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

    As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Any Method To Make Virtual Machine From Vi 3 Can Be Run In Version 2.5.2? 77



    Dear all,

    I've upgraded my ESX server to VI 3 and the Virtual Machine in it. But now I need to put the Virtual Machine to ESX server 2.x.

    Virutal Machine from VI 3 cannot be run in 2.x server, is there any method to convert the Virtual Machine back to version 2.x?

    Thanks for advise.

    DB:2.79:Any Method To Make Virtual Machine From Vi 3 Can Be Run In Version 2.5.2? 77


    Hi,

    Finally, I got my Virtual Centre up and manages two VMWare hosts now. My environment is:

    Virtual Center 2.0.1

    VMWare Converter 3

    VM1 - ESX 2.5.2 (same datacentre)

    VM2 - VI 3 (same datacentre)

    I tried using VMWare Converter 3 to migrate Virtual Machine from VM2 (VI3) to VM1 (v2.5.2), when selecting the destination host, I got error message "The managed host was actually running ESX 2.x rather than 3.x or VC".

    I don't know why I got this message. VMWare Converter 3 should be used for the purpose to convert Virtual Machine between VMWare host with different version. Right? Or any steps I did wrong?

    Could anyone kindly give me some hints? Many thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Service Console On Virtual Machine Network mx



    I would appreciate some advice on ESX configuration. I am building an ESX cluster to host production systems. I have assigned the service console an IP address from the same range as the virtual machine network. I am using four 1GB nics teamed for the production LAN and the service console. Is this ok?

    Thanks

    DB:2.78:Service Console On Virtual Machine Network mx

    Thank you all for the feedback, has helped alot.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Installation Of Virtual Center For Esx 3.0 39


    Hello,

    Trying to install virtual center 2.0.2 on vista preminum host as a prerequisite for installing esx 3.0.

    I could not install license server on host as the license service was not starting. so installed license server on to a virtual machine inside workstation 6.

    The host vista and the license server are not on a windows 2003 domain.

    My question :

    1) How to point the license server . The default is (27000@localhost when on same machine). I tried 27000@192.168.0.7 and 27000@vmlicenseserver. it accepted both and went ahead and completed the installation of virtual center server, BUT the VMware in the program group does not have virtual center console.( attached screen shot)

    2) Can we install all 3 prereqisites on to another VM inside the vmware workststaion 6.0 ( that might work as all these vms are windows 2003)

    Thanks

    DB:2.78:Installation Of Virtual Center For Esx 3.0 39

    Hi Raj,

    i don't mind to have a look at your setup.. i am also curious why this is not working on your side

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Vmotion With Service Console Command da


    Hi All,

    Is it possible to vmotion (hot migration) a virtual machine from the service console to a different esx host?

    Marc

    DB:2.78:Vmotion With Service Console Command da


    Hello,

    Yes that would work as well from outside the Service Console. Since Powershell is not part of the SC (until there is a Linux version), it does not quite answer the question.

    Best regards,

    Edward L. Haletky

    VMware Communities User Moderator

    ====

    Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

    CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

    As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Failed To Configure Scsi0 8d



    I have ESX 2.5 server.

    I trying to move a physical machine to vm, using P2V assistant.

    Now, while the disk is attached to a helper machine, i could see files and dirs, but when i attach the disk to the virtual machine i want, i get the error message:

    unable to open SCSI target vmhba1:0:0:3:diskname.vmdk: Operation not permitted(2).

    Failed to configure scsi0.

    What could be the problem?

    DB:2.78:Failed To Configure Scsi0 8d


    Hi,

    I fixed the problem by changing the file mode.

    Check the virtual machines right while logged on as root.

    .dsk and vmdk are the same and both works fine.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Esx Manager 2.3 Released (Supports Esx 3.5) sm



    The next version of ESX Manager 2.3 is available for download from http://www.esxguide.com

    The new Version runs with ESX 3.5 and Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5 Please do not install this new Version if you like to run ESX Manager with versions prior to Infrastructure Client 2.5

    Installation Requirements

    - Important: Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5 must also be installed

    - WWW Internet connection to *.esxguide.com

    The new Version fixes some minor problems and supports the new ESX 3.5 Version.

    The Publishing of Tasks is removed as it was not widely used.

    Features:

    - Virtual Center independent

    - Keeps track of Virtual Machine Host Registration, Migrations and Status

    - Manage Virtual Machine Configuration

    - Display and work in the Virtual Machine Console

    - Kill Virtual Machine Process (if the VM can't be powered off)

    - Rename Virtual Disks of registered Virtual Machines

    - Move Virtual Disks and keep the disk attached to the Virtual Machine

    - Virtual Machine Registration, Start, Restart, Reset, Power Off, Suspend

    - Extend Virtual Disks

    - View-Search-Filter Logfiles on the ESX Host.

    - Define and save custom SSH commands with Parameter handling

    - Publish and share custom SSH commands with other ESX Administrators.

    I hope the exchange of SSH Custom tasks in the public repository will be used frequently.

    The new release is still free to use without any limitations.

    I hope you enjoy the new version und would appreciate to have some feedback and your support.

    Thank you for all your feedbacks

    Regards

    Manfred Meier ESXGuide Developer

    DB:2.78:Esx Manager 2.3 Released (Supports Esx 3.5) sm


    The next version of ESX Manager 2.3 is available for download from http://www.esxguide.com

    The new Version runs with ESX 3.5 and Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5 Please do not install this new Version if you like to run ESX Manager with versions prior to Infrastructure Client 2.5

    Installation Requirements

    - Important: Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5 must also be installed

    - WWW Internet connection to *.esxguide.com

    The new Version fixes some minor problems and supports the new ESX 3.5 Version.

    The Publishing of Tasks is removed as it was not widely used.

    Features:

    - Virtual Center independent

    - Keeps track of Virtual Machine Host Registration, Migrations and Status

    - Manage Virtual Machine Configuration

    - Display and work in the Virtual Machine Console

    - Kill Virtual Machine Process (if the VM can't be powered off)

    - Rename Virtual Disks of registered Virtual Machines

    - Move Virtual Disks and keep the disk attached to the Virtual Machine

    - Virtual Machine Registration, Start, Restart, Reset, Power Off, Suspend

    - Extend Virtual Disks

    - View-Search-Filter Logfiles on the ESX Host.

    - Define and save custom SSH commands with Parameter handling

    - Publish and share custom SSH commands with other ESX Administrators.

    I hope the exchange of SSH Custom tasks in the public repository will be used frequently.

    The new release is still free to use without any limitations.

    I hope you enjoy the new version und would appreciate to have some feedback and your support.

    Thank you for all your feedbacks

    Regards

    Manfred Meier ESXGuide Developer

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:Stop A Virtual Machine ac


    I have a virtual machine that is stuck. I can not stop it or reset it. I get and error "VMWare Tools are not running on this machine", they have been installed. I then wanted to stop the VM using the console using "vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/lt;UUIDgt;/instructor1/instructor1.vmx stop" but I am getting this error: "VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(1520) : (A general system error occured: Cannot execute scripts)"

    How can I restart/stop this machine with out rebooting the ESX 3 server?

    Dan

    DB:2.77:Stop A Virtual Machine ac


    Hello,

    If that does not work for people, try using what is on the Blue Gears Blog. This will work for anything but a -9 works better than a -19 if you are not doing forensics.

    Best regards,

    Edward L. Haletky

    VMware Communities User Moderator

    ====

    Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

    CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

    As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:Esx And Dell Blades 1855 zz



    Hi, All

    I'am all new to this virtual machine ideas.

    I setup ESX on one Dell Blade and here's my setup one NIC to the Console and the other NIC is shared for the Vms. I have created the Virtual switch and everything now the problem that i'm having is that the vm's they can network with any other vm's on the same server if i put ip manually now I can't talk to any machine on the same subnet out of that server. I also select bind to adapter 0 and doesn't make any difference

    thanks in advanced.

    DB:2.77:Esx And Dell Blades 1855 zz


    Hi, All

    I'am all new to this virtual machine ideas.

    I setup ESX on one Dell Blade and here's my setup one NIC to the Console and the other NIC is shared for the Vms. I have created the Virtual switch and everything now the problem that i'm having is that the vm's they can network with any other vm's on the same server if i put ip manually now I can't talk to any machine on the same subnet out of that server. I also select bind to adapter 0 and doesn't make any difference

    thanks in advanced.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:Failed To Clone??!! z8


    Hello,

    I want to convert a Workstation VM to an ESX 3.0 VM.

    I do these works in vmware converter but I got error.

    1. Specify Source: I select "VMware Workstation or other VMware virtual machine" and then I select the .vmx file on my hard.

    2. Specify Destination: I select "VMware Infrastructure virtual machine" and I enter my user and password. In the next page I decide a name and click next.

    3. View/Edit Options: I dont edit anything in this section.

    4. Ready to Complete: NOP!

    When I click Finish the program creats the virtual machine successfully, then it starts to clone disk 0 on the virtual machine, but fails at the 8%.

    the error is: Failed to clone disk 0 on the virtual machine 'xxx'.

    status: FAILED: Unable to connect to the virtual disk.

    I ping the ESX server all the time.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks...

    DB:2.77:Failed To Clone??!! z8

    I entered the command you said in cmd but the vmware-vdiskmanager.exe tries to create the new .vmdk file with 80 GB size.

    How can I fix this problem?

    thanks for you attention :8}.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:Physical Memory Allocation Esx 3 ax



    Please explain the memory allocation on ESX 3

    Physical memory

    Total 8.00 GB

    system 639.69 MB

    Virtual Machines 7.01 MB

    Service console 384.00 MB

    I'm not sure about system one.

    thanks

    DB:2.77:Physical Memory Allocation Esx 3 ax


    Please explain the memory allocation on ESX 3

    Physical memory

    Total 8.00 GB

    system 639.69 MB

    Virtual Machines 7.01 MB

    Service console 384.00 MB

    I'm not sure about system one.

    thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:What Is The Best Approach To Moving Service Console From Vswitch0 To Vswitch1 kj


    Current Setup:

    Virtual Switch: vSwitch0

    Service Console Port

    Service Console

    vswif0: 192.168.1.100 vmnic0

    Virtual Switch: vSwitch1

    Virtual Machine Port Group

    Virtual Machine Network

    3 virtual machines | VLAN ID * Physical Adapters

    Virtual Machine 1 vmnic5

    Virtual Machine 2 vmnic4

    Virtual Machine 3 vmnic3

    vmnic2

    vmnic1

    Goal: move Service Console Port/vmnic0 from vSwitch0 to vSwitch1 and move vmnic1 from vSwitch1 to vSwitch0 to use for vmotion

    DB:2.77:What Is The Best Approach To Moving Service Console From Vswitch0 To Vswitch1 kj


    Hello,

    It I would not move your SC to vSwitch1. You really want to keep your SC/vMotion network split from your VM Network. I would also not have more than 2 pNICs per vSwitch as there are some issues with that.

    It appears you have 6 pNICs. The split should be something like this:

    2 pNICs for SC (vmnic0, vmnic1) vSwitch0

    2 pNICs for vMotion (vmnic2, vmnic3) vSwitch2

    2 pNICs for VM Network (vmnic4, vmnic5) vSwitch1

    This will give you the best redundancy, security, and performance for all networks.

    Best regards,

    Edward L. Haletky

    VMware Communities User Moderator

    ====

    Author of the forthcoming 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', publishing January 2008, Copyright 2008 Pearson Education. Available on Rough Cuts at http://safari.informit.com/9780132302074

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.77

    DB:2.77:Not Sure Some Steps For Upgrading Esx Server 2.5.3 To 3.0 97



    Dear all,

    I plan to upgrade ESX server 2.5.3 to 3.0. Because this is my first time to upgrade the server, would anyone please clarify me some steps to begin upgrade.

    Q1. During the whole upgrade procedure of ESX server (ESX Server host, datastores, Virutal Machine and VM Tools), using Virtual Center 2.0 as tool is a must? Or I can upgrade the ESX server first and connected it through VI Client? No Virtual Center required?

    In the Installation and Upgrade Guide:

    Q2. Page 163, point 3 Reboot the ESX Server host into "Service Console only mode"

    Is it true that after executing script upgrade.pl, there will be the option to boot to "Service Console only mode"?

    Q3. Page 165, point 1 connect to the ESX Server host using the datastore you want to migrate to VMFS3

    Page 165, point 3 Put ESX Server host into maintenance mode

    How can I connect to the ESX server? Through Virtual Center or VI Client? Traditional VM Console and Virtual Center (1.3.1) do NOT have option for putting ESX Server host into maintenance mode.

    Many thanks for any advise.

    DB:2.77:Not Sure Some Steps For Upgrading Esx Server 2.5.3 To 3.0 97


    This thread might help you out.

    http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=501553

    One of the patches for ESX does include an update for VM Tools so if you're planning to patch the server you might want to do that first and then reinstall VM Tools.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Virtual Machine Console 9c



    When I log into Virtual Machine console, i select a virtual machine but the screen is black I cant see anything on it...

    Why is this??????

    PS: Im connecting to the host using Terminal Server... Could it be a Resolution mismatch between the Virtual server and my TS-Session????

    DB:2.76:Virtual Machine Console 9c


    I also had a similar problem that when I conect through RDP to a VMware GSX 3.2 server and open machines through the "VMware Virtual Machine Console" that the screen remains black or is corrupted. But when you connect directly to the virtual machine through RDP everything works fine. I placed a call with VMware and below I described the solution.

    Connecting to a host via RDP (Remote Desktop) and then trying to work with a VM is currently not supported by VMware.

    The recommended way of connecting to VMs remotely is via the remote console. The Remote Console must thus be installed locally on your computer.

    If you WANT to connect (from your PC) remotely via RDP to the VMware server and then start "VMware Virtual Machine Console" there are a few things you could try if possible which might resolve the problem.

    1) Upgrade the VMWare Tools inside the guest. This will install the latest graphics drivers which may resolve the problem.

    2) Connect to the VM using the Remote Console on the Host (As opposed to the GSX server console).

    3) Connect to the VM using the Remote Console on the Host but insert the IP and username instead of selecting the localhost option.

    4) Would it be possible to install the 3.2.0 build-14497 version of the Remote Console on another machine to see if this experiences the same problems as the Remote Console running on the host.

    In my case option 3 worked fine!

    Another problem sometimes is that everything works fine, but if you switch (within the same "VMware Virtual Machine Console") from on server to another and back ... then when returning the screen remains black. Just close the tab and open/reconnect to the server again. This is a quick workaround.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Switch Configuration To Support Dot1q cj



    Can anyone help me with the exact switch configuration for the following scenario:

    An ESX Server plugged into port 6 on a Cisco 3750.

    On this ESX Server there is a Virtual Switch with a Service Console PortGroup without VLAN ID set and a PortGroup that has VLAN ID 622 set.

    Attached to the PortGroup with VLAN ID 622 is a Virtual Machine with Windows 2003.

    I'm having trouble getting the correct configuration on the switch to allow communication to VLAN 622 for the Virtual Machine without loosing communication to the Service Console. Is this the correct configuration:

    !

    interface GigabitEthernet1/0/6

    description description

    switchport access vlan 145

    switchport trunk native vlan 145

    switchport trunk allowed vlan 145,622,623

    switchport mode access

    spanning-tree portfast

    !

    Shouldn't there be "switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q" somewhere or how should it really look to get this to work?

    Thanks for any comments or suggestions

    Marten

    DB:2.76:Switch Configuration To Support Dot1q cj


    s3(config)#int port-channel1

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk allowed vlan all

    s3(config-if)#switchport mode trunk

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk native vlan XXX

    \----

    s3(config)#int gi0/6

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk allowed vlan all

    s3(config-if)#switchport mode trunk

    s3(config-if)#switchport trunk native vlan XXX

    \----

    \- Change the native VLAN on this port to something else ( may be 1 are differnet one as the Tagging will not happen for Native VLAN )

    \- Second imp thing is you have specified that both the Service console VM are on the same switch (please put them in the same port group are differnent progroup with the VLAN ID that are existing in the Physical switch ) it will pick up the IP from DHCP since you are allowing all the VLAN on the trunk .

    How many NICS u have in the server ????

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Integrating A Copied Vm z1



    Hy,

    I copied a Virtual Machine from one standalone ESX to another by scp. How can I add this machine to see it at the server console?

    Permissions are correct.

    DB:2.76:Integrating A Copied Vm z1


    Basically just register it using vmware-cmd or through the VI client.

    How do I register an existing Virtual Machine in VirtualCenter? If you have an existing VM that was removed from VirtualCenter and just need to add it back in then follow the below steps

    Select the ESX server in the VirtualCenter that the VM files are located on

    On the summary tab right-click on the datastore that the VM files are located on and click Browse Datastore

    Select the folder that the VM files are located in

    Right-click on the VMX file for the VM and select Add to Inventory

    Select a name and location for the VM and click Next

    Select the Host or Cluster for the VM and click Next

    Select a Resource Pool and click Next

    Click Finish and the VM will now appear in VirtualCenter

    Fyiif you find this post helpful, please award points using the Helpful/Correct buttons.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    Thanks, Eric

    Visit my website: http://vmware-land.com

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Hp Vmm Hot Backup m1



    The HP Virtual Machine Management Pack 2.1 snapin to SIM 5.1 has a hot backup capability for ESX Server.

    I cant see anything in the documentation about ESX version, but the documentation describes a process that is to all intents and purposes VMSNAP.

    Has anyone used this VMM hot backup feature in ESX 3? Will it work in ESX 3?

    Thanks, Andy.

    DB:2.76:Hp Vmm Hot Backup m1


    Thanks.

    It seems to use snapshot rather than redo, although the documentation for the product does not reflect this!

    Cheers, Andy.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Problem Creating Vm Using Virtual Center a9



    Hi,

    I created a virtual machine using the virtual center software, but in the "recent tasks" list, there is the message "in Progress" since 3 hours..

    I also cannot cancel the task ...

    In addition to that, I can not use the console on the vms which are on the same esx-host ...

    What can I do??

    Last times it worked fine...

    DB:2.76:Problem Creating Vm Using Virtual Center a9


    thread can be closed..

    after restarting the vmware virtual center service, everything works fine again ...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:Web Based Console Gives Error "Cannot Connect To The Virtual Machine" sk



    I get the error "Cannot connect to the virtual machine" trying to view the console using the URL from VC2 and the ESX web server locally. Everything else is available, power down, recycle, etc. just no console.

    The ESX box is 3.0, fresh load, never been connected to VC1, just VC2.

    Ideas, suggestions?

    DB:2.76:Web Based Console Gives Error "Cannot Connect To The Virtual Machine" sk


    I have verified that there are no firewalls involved. I can telnet to both 902 and 903. The console works fine with the VC client through individual servers and Virtual Center but not through the Web Access page.

    Any other ideas?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.76

    DB:2.76:How To Configure Local Disk In Esx Server aj


    Hello,

    I have DELL Poweredge 1850 Server with ESX server. I have local hard disk with 18 GB space. Out of available space for creating any Virtual machine.

    I want to configure other VMFSHBA which were not configured at the time of installation.

    VMFSHBA0:0:0:3 is allocated and having free capacity of 9 GB.

    Can anyone guide me how to configure VMFSHBA0:0:0:0 to VMFSHBA0:0:0:7 in ESX server.

    DB:2.76:How To Configure Local Disk In Esx Server aj

    pankaj rudrawar wrote:
    One more thing........Can I create VMFS partition on SDA2,4,5,7. Does this will create any problem?

    in a word yes it will create problems. you will bring your ESX server crashing about around your ears. 'NIX's are not as forgiving as Windows. sda2 is my well be your /root, sda4 may be /var/logs and 5 /vmimages etc. removing these and reformating them as VMFS will cause issues. this is not a windows environment Linux uses the concept of mount points to load partitions as folders in the enviroment.

    just because your type ls or ll when you are at the root of your enviroment does not mean that every thing is in the same partition.

    when you do a cd /root logically you will move to /root but physically you will have moved to /dev/sda3 or what ever. therefore never delete partitions willy nillie. it is safe to delete the partition marked fb only if there is no data in it.

    I hope this clears up some issues for you

    Tom Howarth

    VMware Communities User Moderator

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.75

    DB:2.75:Usb External Hp Dat72 Using Esx 3.5 U4 Dont Work? d1



    Ive tried to use HP DAT72 (External USB) + ASUStek NCL-DS Systemboard with ESX 3.5 U4 and in console i got this (using linux commands):

    [root@vm-lab proc]# cd scsi/
    [root@vm-lab scsi]# ls
    aic79xx scsi sg usb-storage-0 vsa0
    [root@vm-lab scsi]# cd usb-storage-0/
    [root@vm-lab usb-storage-0]# ls
    3
    [root@vm-lab usb-storage-0]# cat 3
    Host scsi3: usb-storage
    Vendor: Hewlett Packard
    Product: DAT72 USB Tape
    Serial Number: 4855310811594B36
    Protocol: Transparent SCSI
    Transport: Bulk
    GUID: 03f001254855310811594b36
    Attached: Yes

    The problem is that i cant add this device on vCenter 2.5 or acessing this host by vClient , in Configuration gt; Storage adapters the device dont appear.

    So i installed ESXi on same hardware and works fine !

    - ESXi 3.5 + HP DAT72 (External USB) + ASUStek NCL-DS Systemboard - The device appear on vCenter 2.5 and i cant add this device to my virtual machine

    I know that USB devices dont works fine but in this scenario the device works OK, i would know why using ESX3.5 U4 i cant get the same result ?

    Message was edited by: RDellimmagine for formatting

    DB:2.75:Usb External Hp Dat72 Using Esx 3.5 U4 Dont Work? d1


    Thanks for the answer,

    I will use this same hardware config with ESXi 3.5 U2 + vCenter 2.5 - tested with Linux host and works fine for our needs

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.75

    DB:2.75:Vmotion Cause Virtual Machine To Be Slow cc


    We are using ESX 3.5 and virtual centre 2.5. We have an issue with vmotion when some of our virtual machines are being vmotion the access to the virtual machines becomes slow. The virtual machines in question are windows 2003 terminal servers. They have the latest vmware tools installed. The virtual machine in question have 4 virtual CPU's and 4 GB memory. We have 3 ESX servers in a cluster with DRS enabled. When the virtual machine is vmotioned. users complain slow access. What would cause the slowness during vmotion. Would it be lack of resources on the ESX Servers hosts such as on the service console not having enough memory. Is there any other reasons why it would be slow. When they are not being vmotion access is fine.

    We have about 3 ESX servers. One ESX Server has 2 Processor Sockets, 2 Processor Cores per socket and so have 8 logical processors. Hyperthreading is enabled. The other ESX servers has 2 Processor Sockets and 1 Processor Cores per Socket and therefore has 4 Logical Processors. Could this cause any issues.

    DB:2.75:Vmotion Cause Virtual Machine To Be Slow cc

    In addition to what weinstein said the Memory also could be a factor. It has to transfer the contents of the Memory (4Gb worth) across the network to the other machine while the VM is still in operation.. That could also contribute to 'slow' performance during Vmotion.

    You may have some issues with either your NIC's (are they embedded?) your switches (are they enterprise level Ethernet Switch?, and are they setup properly) or the configuration for the vSwitch on the ESX servers (jumbo frames, no jumbo frames, are they on the same segment as iSCSI traffic or high IO, etc...) .

    There are many variables here, but CPU (do you really need 4 vCPU?!?) and Memory are obvious factors.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.75

    DB:2.75:Backup Virtual Machine (Vmdk And Rdm Lun Fc) With Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ? xa



    Hello,

    i have four ESX 5i in a cluster. And i have two virtual machine Windows 2008 R2 SP1 cluster failover with this configuration:

    I can make backup this virtual machine with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 or is not supported ?

    Hard disk 1 - Virtual Disk (vmdk).

    Hard disk 2 - Virtual Disk (vmdk).

    Hard disk 3 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 4 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 5 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 6 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 7 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 8 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 9 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 10 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 11 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 12 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Hard disk 13 - Mapped RAW LUN

    Lot of thanks.

    Regards.

    i can backup a virtual Machine







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    DB:2.75:Backup Virtual Machine (Vmdk And Rdm Lun Fc) With Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ? xa


    ok.

    Lot of thanks.

    Regards.

    Jorge Arquillo

    Specialist Consultant in Storage and Backups

    http://www.seidor.es

    Tel: +34 93 304 32 22

    Fax: +34 93 317 68 18

    Pujades, 350 2ª

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.75

    DB:2.75:Scsi Error jx



    In my /var/log/vmkernel there are many warning:

    May 4 19:01:58 esx vmkernel: 0:03:42:54.033 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:00 esx vmkernel: 0:03:42:57.158 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:00 esx vmkernel: 0:03:43:01.204 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:00 esx vmkernel: 0:03:43:04.448 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:00 esx vmkernel: 0:03:43:05.939 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:01 esx vmkernel: 0:03:43:09.105 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    May 4 19:02:01 esx vmkernel: 0:03:43:13.151 cpu1)WARNING: SCSI: 5331: vmhba0:0:0:5 status = 2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2

    I have only 1 Adaptec 2940 U2W shared (service console and virtual machine) using AIC7xxx module loaded and only 1 hdd.

    Do you know the posted warning?

    Can I troubleshooting to prevent some serious problems?

    DB:2.75:Scsi Error jx


    2/0 0x3 0x11 0x2[/b]

    A/B 0xCD 0xEE 0xFF

    =========================================================================

    VALUE......................SOURCE................MEANING

    =========================================================================

    A = 2.........................SCSI DEVICE.........check condition

    B = 0.........................SCSI HOST............SCSI_HOST_OK

    D = 3.........................SENSE CODE........Medium Error. Command terminated with a non-recovered error*

    EE/FF = 0X11 0x2......ASC/ASCQ.............Error too Long to Correct

    *Here's the full "Medium Error" description from the SCSI-2 Spec:

    \[quote]

    MEDIUM ERROR. Indicates that the command terminated with a nonrecovered

    error condition that was probably caused by a flaw in

    the medium or an error in the recorded data. This sense key may

    also be returned if the target is unable to distinguish between a

    flaw in the medium and a specific hardware failure.

    /quote