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    ESXI To Proxmox VE

    Hallo Zusammen, wir haben einen Server mit 3 separaten Logical Volumes in Esxi. Soweit ich gesehen habe ist VMFS der Typ von den Logical Volumes. Wir würden gerne von esxi auf Proxmox umsteigen. Da es aber auf einfachem Weg für uns nicht möglich ist alle VM's auf einen Proxmox Server...
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    ESXi Import Wizard Error

    I am working on moving from a single free instance of ESXi to a single PVE server, using the same hardware.
As an interim step, I have installed PVE as a VM on the ESXi instance, and I am using a NFS share to import the VMs. The plan is to: Import all VMs from ESXi to the NFS volume, using the...
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    Adding ESXi Storage Causes ESXi to Become Unresponsive

    Let me preface this with the fact that we just updated our Proxmox host this morning. Last week after adding the <soap> parameters to ESXi's /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml file, we were able to migrate some VMs to Proxmox. After updating our Proxmox host, we had a bunch of 'Find By Inventory...
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    Proxmox nested within ESXI

    Hi All, Firstly I will apologize for any rookie questions as I am quite new to Proxmox. I also have a bit of a complicated scenario, namely: I am currently running a number of workloads/VMs under ESXI 7. Given the recent VMWare licensing change I am looking to migrate to Proxmox Since I have a...
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    DHCP Network Interface for VM

    Hi, I'm having some trouble configuring the DHCP network interface with Proxmox VMs. Here is my network setup. Baremetal Server comes with ESXi 7 with one network interface (promiscuous mode enabled for vSwitch0). Here, I create two VMs. One pfSense 2.7.2 and Proxmox 8.1-2 ESXi Has two port...
  6. bbgeek17

    [TUTORIAL] Storage Controller Efficiency Data for Bandwidth-Constrained Workloads on Shared iSCSI Storage

    Greetings everyone, Good news! We've managed to carve out some time to compile the latest data set for our ongoing exploration of Windows 2022 server on Proxmox. Part 3: Computational Efficiency of Storage Controller Configurations under Constrained Bandwidth Workloads Expanding upon the...
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    How to migrate VMs from VMware Esxi to Proxmox?

    Hi, I need some help, I want to migrate many servers from VMware Esxi to Proxmox, but I have obstacles for the migration such as VMs on Esxi must be shut down first. Is there a way to migrate VMs from Esxi to Proxmox without having to shut down the original VM first, can it be said that it is...
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    Wie VMs migrieren auf neuen Proxmox Knoten

    Hallo zusammen, ich migriere derzeit meinen ESXI zu Proxmox - mittlerweile habe ich einen temporären Proxmox 8.1 installiert und auch schon alle VMs von ESXI zu Proxmox migriert - mittels scp und vm importdisk. Alle VMs laufen nun auf dem temporären Proxmox Server und meinen alten ESXI habe...
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    Nested ESXi - vm's don't start

    I'm trying to run ESXi 7.0.3 under proxmox v8.0.4 on an AMD Ryzen host ESXi installs OK but I can't get a VM to start. I think the PVE Host is configured ok as I am able to run a VM on a nested PVE instance. ESXi VM config balloon: 0 boot: order=sata0;ide2;net0 cores: 6 cpu: host ide2...
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    ESXi->Proxmox, 1G->10G Planning

    Hi, i want to migrate from ESXi (Essentials) to Proxmox and while there i'm thinking about switching to 10G for the main cluster. Reasons: - replication/migration for Proxmox goes faster (only needed for 2-4 VMs right now) - i use CARP for failover alot, so there are machines running on both...
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    Transferring several ZFS machines from Proxmox to VMware ESXi

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum, but I couldn't find any useful information regarding my problem. I have several machines on Proxmox Virtual Environment 7.2-4, and I need to move two of them to ESXi version: 7.0.3. I tried the following approach: zfs send rpool/data/vm-ID-disk-0 >...
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    Provide raw trunk to an ESXi guest VM

    I have Proxmox 7.4-4 on baremetal server - it is fed with a trunk which I have working tagged on vmbr0. Within proxmox I have an ESXi guest VM to which I wish to provide the raw trunk vmbr0. I've successfully got it working by creating entries in my config eg: auto vmbr0.172 iface vmbr0.172...
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    Proxmox guest VMs under nested virtualization do not apply DHCPOFFER replies

    I've read through dozens of similar posts, but none seem to relate to this specific issue, and it's a weird one. If I install Proxox 7.4VE as a guest VM under an existing VMware environment (on metal), the networking/DHCP/everything in VE works as expected. If I then install an Ubuntu guest VM...
  14. RolandK

    Ransomware threats/attacks to hypervisor platforms are real

    not sure if this has been brought up here, but i cannot remember and it cannot do harm to re-post :
  15. bbgeek17

    [TUTORIAL] Proxmox VE vs VMware ESXi performance comparison

    Many discussions have compared Proxmox and VMware from a feature perspective, but almost none compare performance. We tested PVE 7.2 (kernel=5.15.53-1-pve) and VMware ESXi 7.0 (update 3c) with a 32 VM workload to see which performs better under load with storage-heavy applications. The results...
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    [TUTORIAL] Migrating VM from ESXi to Proxmox

    Hi, I've created a video which demonstrates how to migrate VM from ESXi/vSphere to Proxmox in few steps, without any special scripts. (I hope it's OK to publish the link to the video).
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    esxi ubuntu migration VM wont boot

    Hello Community, i am struggling with a fairly "easy" task which is described pretty often but unfortunately does not seem to work with my setup I am having a Standalone esxi host running a linux ubuntu VM, i would like to migrate the VM to my proxmox Server. I am able to export the ovf & vmdk...
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    My unqualified comparison between ESXi and ProxMox

    I have recently changed from ESXi 6.7 to ProxMox and thought to write down my first impressions. I had uses ESXi starting with version 5.0 for my home lab. I have chosen ESXi after a longer evaluation between the hyporvisors available at that time. ESXi was the only one fulfilling all my needs...
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    [SOLVED] Migrate ESXI VM to Proxmox server

    Hi, We have 2 Vmware ESXI servers and 1 proxmox server. I am new to proxmox and I need to move my VMs in the esxi server to proxmox server. Vms storage are mounted on a NFS server. I went through the proxmox documentation but it's not clear to me. Can someone please help me with this. I really...
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    [SOLVED] Convert LVM to vmdk

    Hello all, I've got a VM running on LVM storage. The storage is /dev/vmstorage/vm-102-disk-0. I want to convert this to vmdk for import to an ESXi 7.0U1 host. What/which commands can I use to get this done as fast as possible? The VM is down, so there is no issue copying storage to vmdk...


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