Questions tagged [esx]

ESX is apparently derived from "Elastic Sky X" and is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware.

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NTP time always wrong after reboot. It sync with ESX even with NTP setup

I've installed NTP and internal NTP server peer is stratum 2. But every time I reboot the server, the VM time is synced with ESX instead of ntp. I did run ntpdate -s x.x.x.x and corrected it. But ...
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Ubuntu 18.04-Vmware Worksation 15.5.2 networking issues

I have networking issues with vmware workstation v15.5.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. I installed ESXi and Openstack on vmware worksation with NAT, Host-only and Bridged adapters each time, then I set up a vm ...
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16.04 stuck in login loop after installing CUDA toolkit 10.1

Preface: I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (kernel 4.15.0) in an ESXi virtual machine (version 6.7), and using PCI passthrough for a GTX 1080Ti. I am attempting to install the CUDA 10.1 toolkit, with Nvidia-...
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ESX 5.5 and Virtual Ubuntu, no internet connection

I have a hpe blade system c3000 with 8 blades. On a number of blades, right now 4, I run ESXi version 5.5 I can easily create virtual Windows Server / Windows 10 machines and get proper access to ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 hang while running as VM on ESXi 6.5

I have a question regarding running Ubuntu 17.10 (with open-vm-tools) as a VM on ESXi. I installed ESXi on my PC then install Ubuntu 17.10 as my virtual machine. Below is a screenshot of my VM ...
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Why was my interface renamed by the kernel? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS nameserver I operate in my lab network. I noted via the switch some flapping of the interface via the uptime counter and upon investigating noted the following log entries ...
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Ubuntu server 16.04.03 goes to sleep on esx

My freshly installed Ubuntu server on version 16.04.03 goes to sleep after some time, I believe when I log out of the webserver. I tried already many answers to questions I have found on this website ...
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Ubuntu Desktops freezes very often

I have 2 ESXi hosts for 2 years dedicated, mainly, to VDI desktops. I have worked with Ubuntu Desktops from version 16.04.1. From 2 weeks to now every VM I installed Ubuntu Desktop on freezes very ...
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How to prevent Xubuntu 16.04.3 to hang on ESXi 6.5?

I've just installed Xubuntu 16.04.3 on a VMware Vsphere ESXi 6.5 system but at random moments the system hangs for which I can only perform a hard reset to be able to reconnect. I already played with ...
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what can i use in place of ESXi, if i want to use ubuntu based solution only?

I am reading, reading but not able to figure, How can i build a container and VM cloud with 3 old PCs?? I guess I am very much confused on very first step that, WITHOUT ESXi do I need full ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 iSCSI to ESXi

I've recently moved my storage out to a SAN which runs Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS. The SAN and ESXi box each have two NICs: one for management, and one for iSCSI. The iSCSI NICs are 10Gbps and ...
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Nested virtualization on Windows

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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Grub installation failed with fresh installation 14.04 on VMware ESX 5.1

I'm trying to install server 14.04 on VMware ESX 5.1 and received grub installation failed error grub-pc package failed to install into /target/ I used normal BIOS, not EFI. Tried only installing ...
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VMware ESX / vSphere Alternatives Supporting Linux Clients

I want to setup a VM server and by my previous experience, the first thing that came to my mind was the "VMware ESXi" hypervisor. To use ESXi you need the client application, called "vSphere" to ...