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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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Ok....

Our school has 2 DC's

DC1 is a physical box running Windows 2008r2

DC2 is a VM running Windows 2008r2

DC1 has all FSMO roles

I've successfully completed migration to DFSR

The AD schema is 47

I want to replace BOTH DC's with 2019 servers

NEW_DC1 - physical
NEW_DC2 - VM

I'm looking for advice on the order of tasks to get this done.

Thanks for your time !!!
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Quick question;

I know with PowerCLI I can vMotion a VM like so;
Get-VM VM1 | Move-VM -Destination (Get-VMHost ESXHost2)

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or
Get-VMHost ESXHost1 | Get-VM | Move-VM -Destination (Get-VMHost ESXHost2)

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But if I have 'a lot' of vms to move in a CSV or a text file, how do I migrate them all at once, by importing the text/csv looping though it and moving each VM it finds in that file?

ThanQ
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In VMWare NSX, where do you define the destination for syslog output for firewall actions? I did this a couple of years ago in another environment and now I can't see it in the interface and I keep finding not precisely what I'm seeking googling. Thank you!
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i took snap shot of 1 vm server through vmware console

i need to revet back , how should i do it
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There is a need to create on an external USB hardrive/or key, portable apps that would allow a user to check
their Office 365 email, and perhaps have access to the Office Suite from that portable device, or compatible programs.

The idea is if the users's computer crashed, they could plug in the USB External Drive/key, and keep working using many of the functions that was on the users
crashed desktop.    Almost like having a workable portable Virtual Machine that could be triggered shoudl the users's computer crash.

Is this possible in a Windows O/S Environment?
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Hi

I have installed a QNAP TS-1283XU-RP server which backs up our virtual server using VEEAM and File servers using backup assist software.

This Qnap server is located on one of the COMS cabinet-1 that is away from the server room.

The switch in the Coms cabinet  is connected through a fibre optics cable connection  to the core switch in the server room.
The edge switch is 100/1 Gig switch

The Qnap server has 4x1GbE Lan ports . At the moment only one LAN port from the Qnap is connected  to the switch and on this LAN card gui network speed says 1Gbps.

If I connect another LAN port of the Qnap to the switch , will the data transfer speed increase ?

Please suggest and any help will be great
Thanks
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Veeam Backup 9.5 U4

Hello iam testing the new version ifrom Veeam Backup 9.5  want backup and restore singel vmware 6.7  hosts that work well but how veeam work? i dont fund a agent on the vm after backup.

So i plan to make vm default images so i need to deploy a veeam agent for backup in my  tamplate?

Thanks for Help
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Hi

I have purchased a Qnap server QNAP TS-1283XU-RP 12 Bay  with 96TB (12 x 8TB Seagate EXOS enterprise class SATA HDD 7200RPM)

We are using VMware  and I would like to use this for onsite backup, for backing up our Virtual servers using Veeam backup and backing up user files using BackupAssist software with  this Qnap server as a backup target.

Please let me know the Raid type that i need to set up.
On this Qnap server , It gives me the Raid option of Raid5, Raid 6, Raid10

For Raid 5 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 72TB
For Raid 6 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 65TB

I dont want to go for Raid 10  and it ask for 2 spare and the usable space is only  36TB

I am not very keen on the performance of the qnap and it is only for the Veeam Back up target and File server Backup target.

Please suggest , the suitable Raid ( RAID5 or RAID6) that i can set up and your help much appreciated.

Thanks
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I'm setting up a bunch of servers virtually they will be connected to 2 separate virtual switches.  I don't want to have to connect/wire a bunch of Nic cards to make this work.  I need to attach the database server to switch1 & switch 2 so it can access the database.  I've enclosed a screen shot.  Is there a way to do this without physically hooking up 2 more nic cards?vmsetup.png
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Hi

I have a Windows 2008 server HP physical server and I would like to virtualize this server.
We use VMware vSphere Client version 6.7.0.30000.

Please post me tutorials  as how to virtualize this server  and add this server to our  VCenter.

Thanks
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I am having a great deal of trouble in virtualizing a Windows 7 installation of a physical machine.  The machine is an Intel NUC Skull Canyon.  It has two NVMe drives.  One runs Windows 7, and the other runs Windows 10.  I was able to get the Windows 10 installation working on a VM (which is of no matter), but I can't seem to get Windows 7 to boot.  It will start loading Windows, but it reboots, and recommends running startup repair, which is not able to help.  Is there any hope of getting this going?  I really need to virtualize the PC because it is running software that I purchased, but the companies are no longer in business, and I don't have the setup files any longer.  They have dependencies and license files (or perhaps registry data) that need to be registered/put into place.  I have tried doing this with Disk2vhd as well as VMWare Converter Standalone, and using VirtualBox or VMWare. I am happy to use whichever product, as long as it will work properly.  Thanks in advance.
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Good afternoon,

I've got a powered off VM, i'm migrating it to a single host in the same datacenter over a local network.

I've moved 4 other powered off VM's without issue.

This one errors after it hits 33%, there is nothing in the event log, it just says "Virtual machine relocation to a different host or datastore failed"

"Could not complete network copy for file /vmfs/volumes/54550e28-65c7c5d0-56e6-d89d672bfeec/EX21/EX21_2.vmdk" is anoher error, can't find anything on either of them though.

I'm doing a storage V-Motion for both datastore and host, source is 5.5 and destination is 6.5, I'm also moving from VMFS5 to VMFS6

I think it could be timing out but I'm not sure which log to check to verify.

Thanks
Alex
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Hello there,

I was testing the migration process in my cluster and one VM failed to migrate for some reason.  I ended up setting up a new VM with the existing virtual drives.  However, this server, had a physical hard drive attached that also contained some folders for access.  When I try to attached the hard drive I get an error message (attached).  I have done it with the VM shutdown which the hard drive attaches but as I attempt to restart the VM it fails with no error message.  Any ideas as to what I could do?
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I have two HP ML350 servers, one is a Gen9 and one is a Gen10, at a client site.  The Gen10 is a brand new server with ESXi 6.7U2 (HP custom image) installed; the Gen9 originally had ESXi 6.0 installed and was upgraded to ESXi 6.7U2 (same HP custom image).  There is no VCenter server involved; these are stand-alone ESXi servers.

I'm trying simply to pass through a USB 3.0 controller and/or an add-in PCIe USB 3.0 controller card, to be used with external USB drives.  The Toggle Passthrough option on both of these servers is greyed out.  I've checked the BIOS options and Virtualization and VT-d are both enabled. No matter what I check on the hardware list, the toggle passthrough option stays stubbornly inactive.

I've done this many times before, and I currently have a Dell PowerEdge T430 at another site with 6.7U2 on it and the passthrough function works fine, so I don't think it has anything to do with VMWare, but I could be wrong...
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I have a VM connected with 2 separate switches to my SAN.  The IPS are there and the isci says its enabled. however, I can't see the storage container even though it's finding the IP's  Its telling me the Path status isn't used.  How can I fix this?  See attachedscsi.png
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Hi

I have installed a new Virtual infrastructure  and have installed vSphere 6.7.0 3
VMware tools has been installed on this server.

The default size of the Hard disk 1 is 40 GB, where the windows OS is installed. I would like to increase the space from 40GB to 100 GB.

I went to Vsphere console and -Powered off the VM - Right click the VM - Edit settings and if i expand the Hard disk 1 and i am not able to increase the  size of the hard disk here.
It show a red stop sign on the mouse cursor.

Not sure why this is happening and is there a way i can increase the space on this Hard disk?


Thanks and any help will be great.
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I am trying to delete a .vmdk file that is no longer in use and vcenter will not let me delete it.  I have verified there is no VM with ties to this .vmdk file.

This is the message i get   "Deletion of file or directory [san-flmir-prod6] nsmsqldr01/nsmsqldr01-ctk.vmdk from san-flmir-prod6 was initiated from 'h5-client/6.5.0@127.0.0.1' and completed with status 'Failure'"

This is what i get every time i try to delete this folder.  I've also tried to delete the .vmdk file with the same message in event viewer.

I need to delete this file so i can unmount and remove the datastore and re add it as vmfs 6.    

Please help,  Know anyway i can force its removal?

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Hi

I have installed a new Virtual infrastructure  and have installed vSphere 6.7.0 3
I have installed a new windows 2019 VM and and able to power on the this VM from Vsphere console but not able to access the server  and make any changes .
I noticed that VMware tools are not running on this VM , and on the console If i click install vmware it is asking to mount and even if i mount , i cant go into to the VM  and install the vmware tools  and the VM is not interactive through the web console .

Please let me know if these is a way of installing the vmware tools .

Thanks and any help will be great.
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Unique and Key Features-Benifits for VSphere 6.5 Enterprise plus licencing and Platinum?
What is benifits and limits of ROBO Licensing?
How Licencing is changed in 5.x,then 6.x
Features/Solutions need seperate Licensing/Key
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Hello,

I was told, when we first purchased a virtual environment and had our servers moved to virtual using VMware 6.7, that the VMs and HOSTS could be patched/updated without any outages for the users.

From what I am reading, the HOSTS can be patched without any outages if I move all the VMs (while they are running???) on 1 HOST to another.  Then I can patch the HOST that does not have any VMs attached???

Also, the 'patching/updating' the VM is actually the VMware Client Tools that can be updated while the VM is functioning???

Is this correct?
Is there any way that I can patch ...say.... a Windows 2016 virtual Operating System without any outage if the Microsoft OS patch requires a reboot?
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hello,
i already installed now horizon view 7.8 on windows 2016 r2 datacenter, the vcenter is appliance v 6.7
i installed the vcompser v7 on separate server, and when i try to add the vcenter configuration in the administration console it was giving me an error (A connection problem occurred between Connection Server, View Composer, and vCenter Server. Check that all the services are running and the ports and URLs are entered correctly.) despite i use and privileged user and try many users for that but gave me same error. i decided to add the vcenter only it was added normally, when i try to edit in the settings and add the vcompser it gave me this error (error saving vcenter entry), i need to add the vcompser settings, so how can i fix that?

i used domain admin account also that has full permission in vcenter
thanks
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I'm running HyperV on Server 2016. I rebooted this morning and now HyperV shows "connecting to virtual machine management service." I can't get the VM running.

I uninstalled the service pack that was just installed.  I uninstalled and reinstalled HyperV.

HyperV virtual machine management service is running

I made changes to Vembu backup yesterday but I rebooted without those services running and it still does not work

Any idea how to fix this?
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On a  Windows 2016, VM I need to do an offline repair of the OS using DISM. Now matter what syntax I use, I cannot get it to work. My CDRom is on E:\ and my OS is on C:\. What is the correct syntax. I have been at this for hours without luck.
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I like Windows 7 Pro.  Support for it will end soon.   I have 6 computers all networked running Windows 7.
I use Media Center .  I understand there is no such program available in Windows 10.

I hope I am posting my question in the correct forum.

Window 10 Pro upgrades seem to cost about $150 each.  I’d like to avoid paying $1,050 to upgrade my computers.  I am not a rich person.

My questions:
Q1.) I’m wondering if anyone has installed Virtual box on their Windows 7 computers and use the Virtualbox / Linnux guest for all Internet use.  I searched the Experts Exchange for this information but could not find any relevant posts.

Q2.) What was your experience Virtual box onto my Windows 7 and install a version of Linnux in Virtual box and use the Virtual box / Linnux software for all Internet searches, etc?  

Q3.) What version of Linnux did you use?

Q4.) What is a better solution?

Thank you for your help.
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I am looking to create a VMware virtual machine from a physical Windows XP 32 BIT machine.  The oldest version of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0 does not support WIndows XP 32 BIT.  Does anyone know of a way to create a VMware virtual machine from a physical Windows XP 32 BIT machine?
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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.