Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.

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We are using vSphere Replication to replicate VMs on Same VC but different datastore  and  Facing Issues with vSphere Replication ( -Status Enabled(Configuration Issues) - In Detail -
The VRMS Solution user is missing or outdated. Visit the vSphere Replication VAMI and reconfigure the appliance

Would seek expert advise to fix this

as if we go inside it  getting  Error with Status  RPO Violated for VM

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Hello All,

I would like to understand how many servers can be backed up with below licenses.

Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise Plus 2 socket bundle

* 1 x VM = 1 x agent ?

* If not backing up the whole VM, agent can be used to backup the files from server ?


I have a VM with a very large disk that I need to make larger.  I tried following some stuff online, but now I am ununsure of the process and want to stop and get help before going further.  The VM in question had a 20TB disk (sdb) which I extended to 32TB and rebooted the system.  Then I did the following:

[root@machinename ~]# fdisk /dev/sdb
WARNING: fdisk GPT support is currently new, and therefore in an experimental phase. Use at your own discretion.
Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.23.2).

Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

Command (m for help): n
Partition number (2-128, default 2): p
Partition number (2-128, default 2): 
First sector (34-68719476702, default 41015625728): 
Last sector, +sectors or +size{K,M,G,T,P} (41015625728-68719476702, default 68719476702): 
Created partition 2

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 35184.4 GB, 35184372088832 bytes, 68719476736 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk label type: gpt
Disk identifier: 434C3ED5-B129-4811-8E4A-B3E63AB708B6

#         Start          End    Size  Type            Name
 1         2048  41015625727   19.1T  Microsoft basic primary
 2  41015625728  68719476702   12.9T  Linux filesyste 

Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1,2, default 2): 2
Partition type (type L to list all types): 8e

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Looking for advice on using Generation 2 for Hyper-V VMs. As we are in the process of upgrading all of our servers, I was thinking it might be a good time to move to Generation 2. Can you tell me if there is a reason not to? All of my VM host are already Windows server 2012r2.

Great link with info on the differences between Generation 1 and 2.

How can I connect from my Linux Desktop to a Windows VM created on Azure ?
Dear Team,

We have number of VMS which are having old OS 2008 R2 and need to upgrade to 2016 standard.

Scenario 1:
 I have an RDP server running on 2008R2 i want to upgrade to 2016 standard. Can you please share the best practice to achieve. I have the licenses.
Can i run the 2016 setup on the VM and upgrade.

My setup is on VMware Standard (HCI) version 6.7.
Hi Experts,
 I am new on Microsoft Azure. We are working on Proof of Concept for IaaS and Paas.  We have received the architecture diagram and based on that we have created the 38 resources (Vnet, subnet, VM, Load balance etc) for Region 1. Now we have to create same resources for Region 2. ( Diagram attached).

Can you please suggest and provide detail solution for create those resources automatically?

Is it possible to get script for whole diagram?

Let me know if you need any clarification.

Please Advice.
We're considering replacing a Maxta HCI solution.  Please let me know if you have done that and the solution selected, or are also considering it and the leading options.
Hi there,

Is there a way we could convert a VMware VM CD-ROM in vCenter from SATA to IDE without downtime? If there is, how should we do this as it restricted us to update from the GUI. Thinking if we could do this from the command line  converting the affected virtual machine CD-ROM virtual device node from SATA to IDE on the fly without shutdown BUT no idea how to do this.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

I want to gain understanding on citrix with regard to citrix provisioning method: PVS

Is there any good article which shows below related to PVS

1) merge vdisks. vdisk update
2) vdisk versioning
3) creating new vdisk version ( deleting the bad patch )
3) how roll back takes place on account of corruption on desktops
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Im having issues editing settings of a VM in vcenter.  See attached error.
I found this but looks to be for windows vcenter not appliance. 
Ideas how to fix?
I have upgraded vcenter appliance to latest version.
I am using virt-manager to create VMs on each Linux host. In order to access the VMs, I have to open up virt-viewer on each host. Is there a tool that I can use to consolidate all of the VMs into the same GUI console so I can view and use them easier?
When trying to migrate a VM running windows 10 i get :Virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents the operation: Device 'HD audio ' has a backing type that is not supported. "This is a general limitation of the virtual machine's compatibility with the ESXi version of the selected host."

It was P2V but have no need for audio but see no way to remove or disable in device settings for the VM, does it have the be removed from the OS?
I have a  vSphere Client 5.5 with a Windows Server 2012 R2 and as a guest VM. The funny thing is that the num lock key set to ON when I move the cursor into the VM. When I move it out it willl set my num to OFF.

We have a virtual machine that sits in on an ESXi 5.5 development server, runs Scientific Linux 7 and is provisioned for 800 GB of space.  We want to move it to a production server, but since it is only using less than 50 GB of space, we would love to provision it to use 100 GB.  How should we proceed to move/compress this VM at the same time?  Use the converter?  Any guidance/instructions will be most welcome.
Can't select any of my folders on my PC through my VM on Windows 2012R2.
Dear Experts

Iam having vmware hypervisor with few VM's,  performed vm's shutdown and restarted the server after this one of theVM which is windows AD is missing, it is not showing up also not available in the data store, attached support bundle generated from the log and also snap of one vm status as invalid, please do the needful to fix this. thanks in advance.

Hey all,

I am thinking of creating a virtual machine for one of my clients using Hyper-V. It will be a terminal server environment where they will be using a cetralised database and accessing emails and docs. Their documents folder is only around 50GB and they have been getting away with 240GB up until now but I will increase a little when I build it. My question: Is there a need to partition the OS from the data drive.. will this provide any increase in performance or reliability?

FYI We will be running SSD drives with 32GB RAM, 8 vCPU cores which I think is ample.

CPU and VMsHi,
 I have a new server running Hyper-V 2019 and it came with two Intel Silver 4110  @2.1Ghz (8 core) CPUs and 64GB of RAM.
 I have 4 virtual machines - (1) Domain Controller (2) Application Server (just files and folders)  (3) Remote Desktop Server (for two remote users running Word/Excel)  (4) Windows 10 (only used if & when I need to do some testing). There are 8 users on the network.
 I am curious what would be best way to assign CPUs to VMs since there are two physical CPUs.
 Currently each VM has 1 virtual processors as I accepted "default value" when creating these VMs except manually assigned RAM amount.
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How to change up of vm in VMware console
I have a 16 TB storage fibre and I added 8 TB more and I tried to expand current datastore from ESXi 6.5 I selected custom 4TB and it shows now 20TB.
But now I cannot use the remaining 4TB anyone can help me add that and make it useful.
Long story short - My client's one of the sub-companies is being sold. They were separated for a while on paper - but still were using the same IT infrastructure.
My job is to split existing company's IT infrastructure. Most of their data is mixed and stored in the same shared folders etc etc.
Since they use several Virtual Servers on HYPERV backbone - I plan to "clone" the existing servers, and when done - split the physical network.

I am thinking of using the VM replication as means of accomplishing this.
Do not have any experience with VM replication so far, but isn't this a standard for IT projects :) ?

My hope is that I will be able to bring the replicas to be "primary" after I separate the physical network, and i hope users for each company will see everything as it was before the separation.
Afterwards I plan to cleanup some files and resources that do not need to be shared, remove computer/user accounts etc.

Does it sound like a probable solution?
Dear Experts,

Is there any tutorial or guide in drawing a Hyper-V vSwitch Port Assignment diagram?
I have MSA 2050 with 2 Volumes (vol1 and vol2)which is connected to ESXi6.5 as datastore.
I have added 6 more HDDs on a different expansion enclosure and created one more volume (vol3)
I can see the newly created volume in expansion page. Below are the screenshots, Just want to verify I am doing right
Capture0.JPGCapture1.JPGCapture2.JPGCapture3.JPGWill I loose my data if I click yes from the above step?
Below is the enclosure screenshot.
Don't laugh!  I know about VIEW and ZenDesktop and use both, but I've been asked!  :)

I have a company with 100 users, give or take, and they want to move their stuff into a COLO and go to a VDI environment using zero clients at the office while letting the virtual desktops live in the cloud.  I've talked to them about VIEW and Citrix and we have discussed the cost.  Once the owners were released from the hospital, we met and talked some more.

I have an idea and I want peeps on here to talk it up or shoot it down and give me some feedback.

My thought is to put in a couple of RRA servers at the COLO and build one or two virtual desktops to spec, convert them to templates and then spin up my needed VMs from the template, one at a time.  We actually have two or three techs who could help so it wouldn't be horrible.  

In the zero clients, we just specify the remote gateway and the VM assigned to that user and let them RDP straight to the desktop assigned to them.

All of this would be supported in the back by 5 ESX hosts and SSD storage to handle the IOPS so I don't expect the "speed" of the VMs to be a problem.  We have 1gig from the office to the internet already so I don't expect bandwidth to be a problem.  Even the usage in the building is mostly email and internet.  The "serious computing" - that's the Solidworks CAD and the media creation - would still be done on local workstations in the building.  Those hitting the VDI would be low bandwidth users, support …






Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.