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    How can I check SSD's TBW in ESXi?

    I have an SSD mounted in an Dell Optiplex Micro running ESXi 6.7.0 with an Ubuntu VM. I just use a single SSD. I'd like to check the TBW of this SSD but the last mention I can find to do this in ESXi was in 2016. A tool on that is no longer supported. I can't check SMART from Ubuntu...
  2. F

    My new build: Xeon E-2186

    Build’s Name: Eta carinae Operating System/ Storage Platform: ESXi, FreeNAS and others CPU: Intel Xeon E-2186G Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCA-F Chassis: Fractal Design Define R5 Drives: 8x HGST HUH721010ALE600-FR RAM: Samsung M391A2K43BB1-CTD DDR4 Workstation RAM, PC4-21300 (2666), ECC...
  3. R

    ESXi 6.7: VM Booting from USB [Solved for now]

    Tried figuring out how to boot vm's from usb on esxi 6.7. Host usb device (passthrough-lite?) failed. PCI passthrough with the usb controller + Host usb device passthrough failed. In the end the fundamental issue comes to booting after installing the media. Solution is found here, save yourself...
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    Need help with esxi install

    Hello everyone, I recently bought a pretty old DL160 G6 server in order to just run a few tests here and there and generally just play around with. I am having some issues with installing ESXi on it, however. When I install it from a USB drive like I have seen from some youtube videos it will...
  5. Sleyk

    Full List of ALL Unsupported Devices in ESXI/VMware 7.0!

    This guy in England found the whole treasure trove of unsupported devices in the new 7.0. All 735 of them. Full List: ESXi 7.0 Unsupported Hardware You can also read his blog post here: ESXi 7.0: The Unsupported
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    IBM ServeRAID M5014 / LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i replacement for VMware ESXi 7

    Home server: ASRock H97M Pro4 motherboard IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID card with LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i 12.15.0-0189 firmware and BBU 4 x 3TB WD Red hard drives in RAID 1+0 2 x 512GB Crucial MX100 SSDs in RAID 1 VMware ESXi 6.7u3 In anticipation of a clean install of ESXi 7, I've picked up another...
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    vSphere 7.0 and 10Gbe

    I have a homelab setup that consists of a box running FreeNAS serving iSCSI to 2xDL380e Gen8's. I've been using "MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]" cards, these were ConnectX-2 HP branded single SFP+ port cards. They will not function in ESXi 7.0 as they function as a "legacy"...
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    New member, new build, need advice

    OK! wow.... what a great community STH is. I wish I would have known about this place sooner. I have been doing a lot of reading the past week. This has led to the typical highs, feeling like I know what I want, and lows, feeling like I know nothing about what is out there. That being said, I am...
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    Dell Intel i350-T4 4-Port PCI-E 2.1 esxi 6.7

    Hi there, having done some research I know this card is a Dell version of the Intel i350-t4. I just want to make sure it works with ESXi 6.7. I am running ESXi 6.7 u3 at home. I bought a i340-t4 which turned out to not work with ESXi due to a strange PCI device id. Thanks
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    Disk Read Write Speed ESXi / Synology NAS

    Setting up a new home lab - currently I have a single PowerEdge R630 which boots ESXi from thumbdrive. PowerEdge is connected to Synology 1819+ with 10GBE - iSCSI provided datastore. I have installed Windows Server 2016 VM (2vCPU, 4GB RAM) and have used the PVCSI disk driver and installed VM...
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    Non-raid controller for esxi

    First post, hope I've got the correct forum for this question. I'm about to build my first ESXi server, partly to run a vm to replace a hp microserver (gen 7, running ubuntu) for serving audio, and for running multiple VMs to experiment with containerization/kubernetes for the day job. I want...
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    Unable to see Intel DC S4510 Drives in VMware ESXi 6.7U3

    Hello I am trying to get ESXi to be able to see 2 Intel D3-S4510 Drives - they are the OEM variety and I have them plugged into a PowerEdge R630. The drives are the ones references in this link: Downloads for Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series (960GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 3D2, TLC) I have this afternoon...
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    Warning about LSI/Avago/Broadcom controllers (and other hardware) in ESXi

    I have to be careful about what I say here, but if you read between the lines here I think you will understand what I'm getting at: VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem - VMware vSphere Blog So anything without a native vSphere driver ***MAY*** not working in...
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    AMD Opteron 4386 RVI Support

    Hello, I am considering an upgrade from Opteron 4180 to Opteron 4384 and I was wondering if anyone has experience running a 64-bit VMs inside a nested ESXi on this CPU. In otherwords if it supports AMD Rabit Virtualization Indexing that is required for this.
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    Wyse 3040 PCoIP problem

    I have a TERA2220 PCoIP Workstation Host card (FW: v4.9.0). This card (with an AMD GPU) working in a vSphere VM with passthrough. The TERA2220 working great with a Teradici Windows Software Client. Working absolutely as excepted on my big desktop machine. But I want a smaller PCoIP client...
  16. Zack Hehmann

    PSOD Woes

    All I have been receiving PSOD errors on one of my hosts at home. This has been going on for about a month. Usually the host will stay up for 1 day and 15 hours before doing a kernel dump. I reduced the number of VMs running to just the vCenter server and it still crashes. The error is PF...
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    Disk Passthrough ESXi to FreeNAS

    Hi, my first post here after discovering this useful forum! I have at home a PC running ESXi 6.7.0, let's call it my "homelab server". It is nothing special, it has an AMD FX-8350, 32GB RAM DDR3, a 512GB SSD for the ESXI and some VM's (Server Core 2016 and a couple of W10 VM's). I'd like to...
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    Migration from ESXi to Proxmox

    Hi. How to migrate VM from Esxi 5.5 to Proxmox VE 5.4-3 VM > 100 (Windows, Linux) Manually is a very long time (is there a way to automate migration?
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    Migrating aging HP workstation to ESXi 6.5U2 for Plex/other-tasks - WWYD?

    Hi guys, I'm needing some help here as I've been putting this project off for way too long. I have a 5+ year old i7 based HP workstation running Windows 10 that I've been using as a catch-all server for all of the random home server tasks that I need. It is running Plex, Milestone Xprotect...
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    ESXi - mobo USB passthrough not working - SuperMicro X11DPG-QT

    Hi, I have tried both ESXi 6.7 and 6.7U1. No USB controllers show up under Host>Manage>Hardware>PCI Devices>Passthrough Capable. What shows are: 2x NICs 2x NVMes 2x GPUs - (onboard and Radeon RX480) 1x Intel(R) Audio Device Maybe I need to install some Intel software in the ESXi hypervisor...