We are running vCenter 5.1 with 3 ESXi hosts. We have about 50 VMs spread across the 3 hosts. We experienced a power loss, and all hosts went offline. Once the power cam back, all hosts came back online. Our environment has dependencies betweeen VMs. For example, the domain controllers need to come online first, then Exchange and so on.
I know I can configure Automatic startup/shutdown of VMs, but how do I make this setting global across all hosts in a datacenter? Time to time, we vMotion VMs across hosts to distribute resources evenly (we don't use DRS). Is there a way to tell vSphere to start VMs in a global order regardless of which host they are on?
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In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed."
When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
Teach the user how to convert virtaul disk file formats and how to rename virtual machine files on datastores.
Open vSphere Web Client: Review VM disk settings: Migrate VM to new datastore with a thick provisioned (lazy zeroed) disk format: Rename a…
Teach the user how to configure vSphere clusters to support the VMware FT feature
Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vSphere HA is enabled: Verify netowrking for vMotion and FT Logging is in place or create it: Turn On FT for a virtual machine: Verify …