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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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I have one esx 6 host, and I just added a new SSD datastore, how can I move a VM to this new datastore without powering it off?
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My VCP in 6.0 expires January 31, 2019.  I can take the VMware 2V0-622D exam.  I am waiting for an answer from VMware, I spoke to two different people and received 3 different answers.  What I was trying to find out is, if I were to take the exam for 6.5 and pass it by end of Sept.  Does my new certification in 6.5 pick up Feb 1, 2019 or or do I lose 4 months time because I would get it dated in Sept 2018?  No one seems to know for sure!  Or is it that I still end up keeping the 6.0 cert but it is considered archived for a while?

I am waiting for a call back from VM Ware but something tells me, it won't happen until next week and I can use the study time over the weekend
Thanks guys!!
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Hi All,

How can we migrate rdm mapped vm from one cluster to another.
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We're trying to set up a veeam proxy server/rep jobs for a new client. Due to an overlapping network between an existing client and the new client, we have their firebox translate the network to .30 when coming back and forth. This translation works in veeam (their servers show up), we can ping and pull up their drive shares from our side. The only place it's not working is when veeam goes across using the proxy server and tries to talk to the host at .30.250. We get the following error when starting the job using the proxy server...

Processing FS1 Error: Cannot get service content. Soap fault. TimeoutDetail: 'connect failed in tcp_connect()', endpoint: 'https://xxx.xxx.30.250:443/sdk' SOAP connection is not available. Connection ID: [xxx.xxx.30.250]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:xxx.xxx.30.250,nfchost:ha-host,stg:582f26be-c7f9cf95-50d7-2880231c4740@FS1/FS1.vmx].

We already tried editing the host file by adding the .30 address to it. Didn't help though. So my thinking is, can we add another nic card to the host, give it the .30 network and have it function along side the existing network? Will it work the way i want it to work? Is there something else we can try?

I get why veeam is holding onto the .30 address but there has to be some way around overlapping networks like this. I'm sure we're not the first company to run into this scenario.

Please let me know if you need additional info or logs. Thank you in advance.
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I have a VM created in Azure cloud (It is SEAsia region.  I subscribe with an MSDN subscription that gives $200 credit) .  But I am unable to RDP both from office and home . Do I have to add the VM's ip to  the firewall exception ?
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Esxi Patching in vSphere 6.5 with VMs running on Local/VSAN  with Physical RDM

What all are limitations ad feature we can use in 6.5 to minimize the downtime

What all backup is required with steps to be followed for VM and Esxi

What about the baseline to be used with best practice  

vCenter Patching
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How can i search for vmx files on all datastores in vsphere 5.5. I accidently removed a VM from inventory and have searched through all the datastores so I can add back into the inventory, but cannot find any matching vmx files. The server name may have been renamed after it was created so the vmx file may be under a different name. Is there a way for my to search for vmx files on all the datastores. I will try to add them in one at a time and see if I can get the server I want.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.
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Great day experts,
I hope all is doing well. I was wondering does anyone know of any virtualization labs books or software that would give you a step by step (or close to it) that I can purchase? As an example, I have purchased "Lab Manual - Enterprise Network Solution Volume II: Setup An Enterprise Network From Scratch - Step By Step Guide For Dummy".
https://www.amazon.com/Lab-Manual-Enterprise-Network-Solution/dp/1519624182/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1VWJV5XWAECPDPD1N9KA

VMware, Citrix
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I have a WSUS server that has grown exponentially, even when i run the WSUS server clean up wizard, there is no difference. this server is set up on a virtual machine. is there a way i can retire old updates?  to create more space on my server ? i can see 2015 updates. can i delete these  updates?  Please i need assistance>
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We're determining the specifications for two Switches to use between Windows DataCenter hosts of HyperV virtual servers and their SAN.  Is there any reason to get switches with SFP ports, given that the length of cable will only be about 10 feet and that cat 6's capacity is 10 GB (the same as SFP)?  I'm thinking that a 10 GB managed switch with only RJ45 ports would be much less expensive than one that has SFP ports.  We want to use port channel to pair ports of the separate switches together for performance and redundancy, and we want a switch with at least 16 ports.  What is the least expensive switch you recommend?
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I am trying to do a Wireshark session within an Azure VM to monitor the network traffic to and from a specific network adapter within the VM,  But when I start Wireshark,  there is no interface at all.   What do I need to ask IT to configure the VM so I can use Wireshark to monitor the network traffic.
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Dear Wizards, I setup the ubuntu 16.04 server in vSphere 6.5 with 250 GB hard disk, but days later I increased it to 500 GB, but seems like the VM still had only 250 GB.

How can I claim it back correctly? Many thanks!

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regarding the type of vlan trunk mode. what are your benefits on a virtualized platform?
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difference between a partition MBR and GPT What is the best option in virtualized environments?

what is round robin in vmware¿ what's its purpose?

benefits of using VMFS 5.8?

What is storage I / O control? benefits of using it?

what is in vmware VMW_SATP_SYMM? user benefits?

what is NMP
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good morning

I have some doubts and I hope you can clarify them.

vccenter 6.5 can not be updated directly to version 6.7, why?
Would you have to migrate the entire configuration from 6.5 to 6.7, as in windows?

The maximum size of the datastore in vsphere 6.5 what is it? 4TB? or can the datastore be expanded to a larger size?

For Servers with SQL and Exchange, the best provisioning is Thick? Is it advisable?

The name naming of my VCSA is very long, I wanted to change it to a shorter name, obviously I would have to make a storage vmotion so that the files take the new name, but since it is my VCSA I have a little fear, when doing the storage vmotion, would the disks be affected? Is it advisable to do a storage vmotion to the VCSA?
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We are trying to migrate from vCenter 5.1 to vCenter 6.7.  We will create a new vCenter 6.7 environment with 6.7 ESXi hosts. The best way to move VM to the newly built VMware vCenter 6.7 environment is to -

1. Share storage between ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 6.7 hosts.
2. Do storage vMotion to the newly shared storage.
3. Register the VM in vCenter 6.7 console.

However, we have a major problem with sharing storage between ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 6.7 because of some compatibility issues.

I heard that we can do this with a VMware tool. Can you please help me with that tool name?

Or is there any best approach to migrate VM considering our situation?
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0 cluster with few hosts.
I need to umount/detach datastores related to an old storage that should be removed from datacenter.
Basically I am following this:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004605

While umounting specific lun from one specific host, I encountered a waring message (like this lun is used somewhere).

I noticed a VM which seems to have references to such datastore:

lun
storage1 lun 9 and storage2 lun 1 are definitely empty.

I suspect this could be related to some previous snapshot, but I am not sure.

How can I "force" the umount in that case?

Thank you!
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I'm trying to convert a vm workstation VM to a proxmox vm.  I have found several guides and I get the general idea, but its still not quite working.  

I took my vmdk and used sftp to move it to proxmox.  

I used
qemu-img convert -f raw a.vmdk a.raw

Then I copied it over using this...
dd if=a.raw of=/dev/mapper/pve-vm--107--disk--1 bs=1M

The issue I have is where to copy the file over too.  The mapper directory doesn't appear to be the right spot.  
I also tried /dev/pve/  

I have two storage ID's  local, and local-lvm   Local has 100 gb of space and local-lvm has 400 gb of space.  I believe I need to copy my raw file over to the loval-lvm, but I am not sure.  

So two questions.
1.  Is this the right procedure to get this acomplished
2.  Where and how do I copy the raw file
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I had exchange 2013 installed on a virtual machine on my test Network, and it was working and I was able to send email to clients on my network. I tried to update exchange with cumulative update 20. I installed the prerequisite and after the update started, it crashed on Step 2. I reinstalled the virtual machine so I know it’s clean.
I have backed up the domain controller and the virtual machine I will install exchange server onto.   I followed the instructions from different sites, and I think I have completely removed the previous exchange installation from the domain controller.  Is there a powershell command that can help me confirm that I have completely removed all of the previous exchange installation from the domain controller.? I want to make sure that exchange will install correctly. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Thank you.
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Hi

On my Azure VM (Windows 2016) two users can connect at once.

Will Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services user licenses enable more users to connect?
If so, how would I assign this license to my Azure VM?

is this the right approach or should I use the following https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/client-access-license.aspx#
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i have just one exchange server on premise; an exchange 2010 server. I want to replicate this server for redundancy. Please how can i go about it. I have a Hyper V with Virtual machines  sitting in my domain as well.  How can i replicate it on the virtual machine and load balance between them. Is that possible. Can i move it to another branch office location that i have a VPN site-to-site  connection for disaster recovery?  I would appreciate any good documentation on this . How does DAG play here?
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Hi

Is RDS the only way to give 5 people access to an Azure Virtual Machine (Windows 2016)?
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Hi

In an Azure RDS a number of extra virtual machines are automatically installed as shown in the image. I had only one VM installed prior to the RDS
installation. I am concerned about costs. Will each additional VM cost as much as my original VM?

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There is one good srcipt available at Microsoft portal..

URL is - https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Vmware-VM-Inventory-report-2eca257c

when running given script saying powercli not installed [snap attached]? while its already there -how can we fix this? any path? version to be updated?

Or if nay better script we can use as tool is not allowed here,looking for some script as an alternate of rv tools

Here is script...
<#

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FileName						: 		VM_Inventory.ps1
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Created [DD/MMM/YYYY]			:		[ 18.APR.2016 ]
Updated [DD/MMM/YYYY]			:  		[ 05.JAN.2017 ]
Author							: 		Amol Patil
Email							: 		amolsp777@live.com; pscriptsasp@gmail.com
Web								: 		[]
Requirements					:		[PowerCli v2.0 and above, no restriction policy ]
OS								: 		[Windows machine with PowerShell]
Version History					: 		[0.6]
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|> Purpose:
|					To get VM inventory.

DESCRIPTION:
					This script will connect to vSphere client and get the VMs from connected VC. 
					It will gather all the VM information which needs for every Admin to have as a VM inventory to check quickly or refer in future if something goes wrong.
					Script may takes time to fetch the information as it is gathering deep information of the VM to so you can schedule the script to fetch the information.

					VM inventory output will be store in CSV format so 

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I made a couple of snapshots while I upgraded a server.  Everything has gone well so I want keep what I have.

What should I do?  There seems to be a few options like delete snapshot and consolidate.
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Virtualization

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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.