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Recently observed one new issue for new VMs coming into my VC 5.1 -all are set by default with limit of  1 Max  Console session from VC??

so creating issues..like all i have to power off and change the setting or have to update -Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users using VC Web Client.

Need to understand if this is new feature added ..or if something wrongly processed during VM implementation?

I need this to be resolved by increasing multiple session or if somehow we can locate and kill session for linux VMs?

Can we make this as default setting for all new VMs?
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Thanks.a lot.But I am looking for solution if it can be configured as default setting for all new VMs we are getting in VC ?

I have tried that one by making VM off and make changes using Vi Client and Web Client as well.

My requirement is to make this setting default for new VMs?
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Create a template for deployment, or scrip the change using PowerCLI.
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Can we do this @Host level..so that all vms coming to Host ll change this setting accordingly?

Can we locate for VMs using any automated solution/utility/script for VMs created with session limit configured ?

this is something recently observed for newly vms coming to my VC, while earlier there was no issue observed for vms created using same template /method?

so is that something changed @host level?.. we normally done patching@Host level only nothing else.
please advise if it something changed after esxi [5.1]host patching?
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Can we do this @Host level..so that all vms coming to Host ll change this setting accordingly?

You can change the VM or the Host, see the Web Link I posted.

Can we locate for VMs using any automated solution/utility/script for VMs created with session limit configured ?

You can do anything with scripts, if you want. But if you set the HOST to a value, do you need do anything else ?

this is something recently observed for newly vms coming to my VC, while earlier there was no issue observed for vms created using same template /method?

there could have been a change.

so is that something changed @host level?.. we normally done patching@Host level only nothing else.
please advise if it something changed after esxi [5.1]host patching?

see the web link I posted, the defaults can be changed at the host level, so you do not need to change each VM.
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Thanks i am able to made changes @host,but what if this needs to be done on 600+ host ?

and  please advise the way to locate reason behind it, as earlier we used same template ..same method..but no issue observed with connection limit ?

so need to understand what has been changed @Host level  and how it has been changed..as in host i am unable to locate  any log for same
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Thanks i am able to made changes @host,but what if this needs to be done on 600+ host ?

You need to change that on 600+ hosts, and make it part of your Auto Deploy, or Automated Scripts.

Or write a script to deploy afterwards.

You would have to speak to VMware Support, to understand why this has been changed, and when.
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can we configure auto deploy for 5.5 ?

VMware support not able to locate logs for reason behind it..further i need this to be configured with quickest way for multiple hots..pls advise if this can be done with any quick method?
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It can be scripted or Auto Deployed for many hosts deployed.
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Thanks.but m looking for solution which I can deploy @Cluster/VCM level
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Script it then, and change all the VMs, using PowerCLI.

Contact VMware Support.
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sure Thanks,further ll check with VMware Support on this.
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Appriciate your help on this.
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NP,But i was looking for solution to be implemented @infra level like @Cluster level or to get this configured on multiple host..with automotive solution.

Thanks for Andrew's support on this.

I am always keen to get such experts advise as Andrew always given like better and before  Vendor Support..hence this was the reason i am choosing grade in that ways.
I can reach VMware support in any case ..but here i need..to get best practice to be followed with valid reason. if required.so that same we can avoid further
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