Solved

Removing or disconnecting unused VM hardware from running VM ?

Posted on 2014-10-30
6
198 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-04
Hi People,

When I execute the following wonderful script from Alan Renouf
https://github.com/alanrenouf/vCheck-vSphere

Open in new window


I noticed that there are quite a few around 25% of my VMs got Unwanted virtual hardware found "USB controller"?

so how can I safely remove it without affecting the underlying Virtual Machine operations ?

is it safe to be done over the business hours ?
0
Comment
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 118

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 40415204
It's A Hot Plug device, so can be safely removed whilst the VM is ON.

Hot Plug devices also include hard disks and network interfaces, they can be added and removed when VMs are ON.

It's Safe to do in business hours, but we would always recommend

1. Take a backup of any production server before modification.

2. Complete any changes to production servers out of core hours.

3. These are good ITIL service practices.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40422775
ok, what I mean is to remove it from the VM using vSphere console.
Does it cause any downtime or outage to the Windows Server ?
0
 
LVL 118

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 40422798
No downtime.

But if you had a 10,000 users connected to a Virtual Machine, would you risk it?
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40422807
yeah, I'll schedule it after hours then.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
ID: 40422821
Thanks !
0
 
LVL 118
ID: 40422886
Good Choice! Make sure you have Full Backups before any changes!
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…

948 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now