esxi

  1. 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...
  3. V

    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?
  4. V

    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...
  6. zxv

    CX3 iSER

    This is a continuation of previous discussion here: NFSv3 vs NFSv4 vs iSCSI for ESXI datastores OK, so there is good news and bad news about connectx-3 and iser on esxi. First the bad news. The bad news is, there are issues with flow control which might or might not be able to be resolved...
  7. L

    Using 3rd party SD cards in Cisco UCS B200 M3

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use 3rd party sd cards in a Cisco UCS B200 M3 to run ESXi on it? And if it is possible, are there any specs needed?
  8. L

    Small office ESXi server sanity check

    I need to replace an ageing HP DL360 G6 running a 4x disk RAID 10 array of SAS drives. It has the 1GB flash backed write cache option. It’s hosting Zimbra, UniFi, Plex (just me using that) and Elastix PBX plus a few light weight lab type VMs. At most it sees 2-3 users concurrently. I pay the...
  9. M

    EU FS: 2x 10GBase-T 10GbE DualPort Ethernet (RJ45 copper, QLogic BCM57810)

    Hello, I'm selling a bundle consisting of TWO QLogic BCM57810 dual port copper ethernet RJ45 NICs. They have driver support for Windows 10, Windows Server 2008/12/16, linux and VMware ESXi also. The cards are in a perfect working condition. But be aware that the fans are not the most silent...
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    RDMA in ESXi 6.7 on ConnectX-2 Cards

    We have a series of 13 Dell R610 hosts with ConnectX-2 EN cards running ESXi 6.7. We have been trying to get RDMA (more importantly the iSER adapter) to enable and show up, however we have been unsuccessful. RDMA is supported by the FW, as we had gotten it to show up before with different...
  11. F

    Napp-IT / ESXi issues

    So I'm having a bit of a mare with my ESXi/Napp-IT AIO box atm... It's been running perfectly happily for 2 years+, however in the past week or so I've been experiencing random IO waits when streaming via Kodi or Plex, and they have now got bad enough to trigger an 'All Paths Down' event in...
  12. V

    Fighting New Mellanox ConnectX-3 Setup

    So, through much blood, sweat, and tears, I have my NAS and ESXi recognizing their new-ish ConnectX-3 cards in IB mode. I can send pings across the links and everyone looks happy. However, after adding my NFS storage to ESXi, I am now having another problem. Access to the NFS share from ESXi is...
  13. svtkobra7

    Switchless 10GbE Point-to-Point Connection between ESXi Servers [how?]

    I bought 2 servers with X9DRH-7TF motherboards and each server has 2 x 10GbE RJ45 NICs. Currently those servers and all other clients are connected to a 1 Gbps switch (Cisco SG-300). I'm not sure what the term is for a point-to-point, switchless connection between the two servers using 10GbE...
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    LSI 9211-8i IT Mode getting driver error and no drives are available CentOS

    I seem to be having an intermittent problem (potentially related to an update although I cant figure out which one) with my recently purchased LSI 9211-8i. The card came pre-flashed into IT mode and after installing it in my ESXi 6.5 server and passing it through to my NAS install (I use...
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    Taken old server out of Storage Room

    I started a new job recently and need to run a home lab to get up to speed. I have an old server which I was hoping to setup as a home lab. It's a bit of a mixed bag but has an onboard SAS2008 RAID Controller along with 4 2TB HDDs hooked up. I would like to strip out the old graphics card...
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    Performance advice (3x Slow-drives - RAID5) on LSI RAID for ESXI

    Hi, I have a small ESXI host in my homelab which runs a few hours a day for experimental work. The parts of the machine are chosen to be either low cost or low power usage: 2x E52650L on an ZTSYSTEM ACADIA12 board 128 GB DDR3 ECC 1x SSD Boot drive connected to the onboard Sata-Port 3x 3TB Sata...
  17. AveryFreeman

    ESXi 6.7 on Ryzen x399 for VMs + GPU passthrough desktop

    Hey, tl;dr, I'm thinking of migrating my homelab from a handful of Sandy and Ivy Bridge E3s and Core i5/i7s to a single Ryzen ESXi Windows desktop (GPU passthrough) / FreeBSD file server (since Ryzen supports ECC) and a trio of old Thinkpads T520s to save power but still have high availability...
  18. svtkobra7

    ESXi Storage Architecture Question [Intel P3700]

    I have a very simple ESXi AIO server functioning as a firewall (pfSense) and storage server (FreeNAS), which also hosts a half dozen or so VMs, and during the winter months it serves as a space heater, too. :) I hopped on a deal last year and bought 2 Sun F40 Flash Accelerators, passed them...
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    ESXi 6.5U1 w/ Ryzen - web GUI crashes & weirdness

    I have a Ryzen 7 system with ESXi 6.5U1 installed. The VMs for the most part seem to work well. The interface, however, is a different story. It will throw unhandled exceptions, become unresponsive, or even deny logins when the correct password is provided. A complete reboot of the server will...
  20. S

    ESXi 6.5: Server 2016 VM SSD transfer speed issues

    Hello guys. I'm having some weird problems with my server's data transfer rate and need your help. When ever I copying a large file (30GB) from one Seagate SSD to the other Seagate , it starts at full speed from about 400 -450MB/s and then suddenly drops off to around 150-250 MB/s after some...