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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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We have NetApp FAS2220 SAN and 3xFujitsu PRIMERGY ESX host servers and we are using VMware Vcenter appliance.
On the NetApp filer the current ONTAP version is 8.1.2 - 7 Mode.

I would like to upgrade the filer from ONTAP version is 8.1.2 to ONTAP  version to 8.2.5. Please post me any tutorials or videos to do this upgrade. I have access to NetApp OnCommand Systems manager (version 3.0) and will I be able to do the upgrade from the GUI. Or do I need to do through the command line logging into the filer through putty session.

I have downloaded the upgrade file  for Ontap version 8.2.5 (825P1_q_image.tgz)

Any help much appreciated  and thanks in advance.
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We plan to implement Splunk SIEM.

As most of our servers are VMs (VMWare ESXi 6.0) & we have vRealize Log Insight running,
instead of installing Splunk agents in each VM, can we just pipe all logs from vRealize to
Splunk & this would have captured all VMs Windows security.evtx (& UNIXes syslog) events?

Are vCenter events (eg: provision new VMs, new vNICs, vMotion events) captured by
Hello Experts

we are using VCSA 6.5 appliance., we are getting password expire message.

can we change it to never expires with out any issues or we need to change in AD as well. any impach if we change directly .
Best way to install and download two VM's on 2016 Standard Server? Is it install the 180 Server 2016 Server trial then put in the key that came with the Dell PowerEdge operating system? I've had several licensing issues with VM's in the past.

Thanks in advance
Road map for Virtualization and Wi-Fi
how can I address this  benefit in details
I have a windows server 2016 std machine that is a VM and I am running routing and remote access on it as a VPN connection, and also it has a few NICs in it to go back and forth between 2 subnets. I have a file share on it and have noticed that I cannot move files across the network while RAS is on. Or at least it's not working well at all as it took several minutes to transfer a 24k file as a test. When I disable the RAS service the files transfer at normal speeds. Any suggestions?
I have build up a new VM with WSUS role on Windows 2012 (Old WSUS server was on 2008).
On the new server under Administrative Console for WSUS its not showing any computers.
I have named the new server the same as old server, what do i have to do to start seeing computers under WSUS?
All computers are pointing to new server on group policy.

Have taken the time to update XenServer 6, trying to get it all the way. The most update, however looks to have broken it. This is a super critical machine and I've been on it for 6 hours now.

XenCenter 6.5 cannot see/connect to the host.

The Host seems to be stuck in maintenance mode. When I try to exist maintenance mode from xsconsole, I get ("'NoneType' object has no attribute 'xenapi'",)

The host is pingable and can ping out.

I cannot run any xe commands, it returns: Error: Connection refused (calling connect ).

If you anyone can get me out of this tight spot I will be eternally grateful!
On a Win 7 virtual desktop from Horizon 7.0.3 I get 3 different Windows backgrounds / wall paper.

When logging into a linked clone desktop in a floating pool:
- as a test domain user (which has local admin privileges), I get a black background/wallpaper. I am able to change it but the wallpaper stays black. I can see icons and everything else seems to work.
- as my account (domain admin), I get the typical Win7 Harmony background/wallpaper. I can change it but it still displays Harmony even though in control panel it shows the wallpaper I have selected is active.
- as a local user, I get the Harmony background but can change it to any wallpaper (including Aero themes and slideshows) without issue and is properly displayed.

There is one GPO set on the OU. It is here Windows Components/Remote Desktop Services/Remote Desktop Session Host/Remote Session Environment and the policy "Use the hardware default graphics adapter for all Remote Desktop Services sessions" is set to Enabled. Not sure if this is an issue, especially with the wallpaper correctly displaying in some instances but wanted to mention it.

Further, this golden image has all updates and is up to SP1 so the search results I found regarding the update and a certain hotfix do not apply in this situation. It is not the "black screen" issue that seems to have been prevalent years back.

Any ideas on why the wallpaper will not properly display are welcomed. This is preventing me form rolling this pool out…
We have a client with one physical server running four virtual servers.

This morning all users workstations froze and the virtual servers became disconnected. We can see that they didn't shut down at any point. All servers went off within around 10mins of each other and a further 10mins to all come back on and users working again.

We'd like to know what may have caused this?

Below are what I can see in event viewer around the time this happened:
SQL (Virtual) - The processing of Group Policy failed.  - 10:52:39
Server - The WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service service entered the stopped state. - 11:01:15
Exchange (virtual) - Warning - A process serving application pool 'MSExchangeServicesAppPool' failed to respond to a ping. The process id was '5416'. - 11:01:51
RDS (Virtual) - A process serving application pool 'DefaultAppPool' failed to respond to a ping. The process id was '4508' - 11:09:27
File (Virtual) - No errors

Any further information needed, just let me know.
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We used to label servers with make and model in the old days since they were physical.
We have almost all servers are VMs nowadays .
How do we describe the servers make and model when the vm runs on Hyper-v or Esxi?
I am using VMWare Workstation 15. Related to a project for some young people learning I would like to show a working version of Windows 3.1 and Window 95. Will this be possible with Workstation 15?  If needed I could run VirtualBox if that is a better fit to get it accomplished. Thanks
I would like to get the creation date of VM. Is there any Powercli command which will list the creation date or any other method?
I have a problem with my VMS .THEY ALL RUN ON ESXI 5.5  .when I copy files between VMs it is very slow not more than 10mb but if i copy the same files between vm and physical it reach 87mb .
I tryed to copy between to VMs they are in the same vswitch and sharing the same port group but I still get the same slow speed.both network configured with E1000.all VMs run windows servers (2003,2008,2016)
Centos7 x64 VM, 8vCPU and 32GB memory not using full CPU.  The VM is version 8.

We had a vendor build us a vm and swear up and down that we needed to provide it 8 vCPU (2socket x 4core) in order to give their application max performance.

This is the host's CPU stats for the last month
Here is the host's stats
This is top from the guest.
Here is the VM's stats
If I'm reading both of these correctly, it would appear that the guest VM thinks it's maxed out across 8 cpus and the host is reporting that only one core is maxed out.  I get this from the fact that the guest, over the last month, hasn't used more than around 13% physical CPU on the host.  Am I interpreting that correctly?

My concern is that this vm was installed and built with 1 single core and then we were instructed to provide it more.  The VM was shipped in an OVA and was not shipped with open-vm-tools installed on it.

Any ideas on how to make this thing more powerful?  I'm tempted to set the vcpu's to 1x1.
Trying to use PublishPackage or AddPackage feature of DeployConfig to run a registry file during AppV5 deployment. I can't get it to work despite running through the basic steps.

Is there a log file where I can check the steps run during AppV5 publishing? How do I troubleshoot the issue? I tried doing something very simple like creating a directory or starting notepad and that doesn't even work.

I tried to re-map a datastore, that is to say I tried to change its initiator group on my storage system. which caused the host to lose connection to the datastore, unfortunately there was a vm running at the time.  I got errors in vCenter complaining the vm could no longer see its disks.  I then removed the vm from the inventory and re-added it.  The datastore is accessible again and all the virtual disks are still there.  However, now I cannot power on the vm and get the following error:  "The object has already been deleted or has not been completely created".  

Not sure what to try next.
Is there any free tool for backing up Exchange Online ?

For Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, does it count for number of users on Exchange online ?

At present, we have 300mailbox with total size of 1TB. Which solution is suggested ? Will backup to premise is not possible in our case due to huge amount of data move through the network.

For Veeam Backup, can it backup by incremental ?

I have replace one of the physical DC with the virtual machine. In the process, I have demoted the old DC, removed from the network, gave the same name and IP to the new virtual DC and promoted it as the PDC and transferred all the FSMO roles to it. Everything is working fine. When I tried creating the SPN record in the DC, it is giving the below error. Please suggest.

C:\Windows\system32>ldifde -f check_SPN.txt -t 3268 -d "" -l servicePrincipalNam
e -r "(servicePrincipalName=krbsvr400/*)" -p subtree

Connecting to "JGMLDC05.JustGroup.Internal"
The connection cannot be established
The error code is 8224
No log files were written.  In order to generate a log file, please
specify the log file path via the -j option.
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I have never sized a Azure VM.   I have an application that has the following minimum requirement:

2.0 GHz processor or higher
2 GB installed RAM
180 MB available disk space
Ethernet Card (100 Mb)
Super VGA (800x600) or higher resolution video
windows server 2012 std

Would someone give me some tips how to choose the right Azure VM for the above requirement? Thanks.
i've my traditional data centre with hp blade c7000+vnx5500 and i make refreshment to it to be vxrail e560 and i need to know hot to migrate my old data centre VMs to be in the new vxrail.

my ESXi is version 6
my vceenter also v6

Hello everyone,

I have a new and interesting problem. I have a Hyper-V Domain Controller, which I have spent a lot of time refining. I regularly (every few weeks or so) export this DC and then re-import it elsewhere. No problem. From Hyper-V Manager, I select the VM, select Export and voila! This worked flawlessly as recently as 09-23-2018.

However, it now has a problem. The VM contains (and has always contained) 3 vhdx virtual hard disks. Two are data disks and the third is the C:\ drive. Everything is exporting just fine except for the C:\ drive vhdx (named AT01-DC1020). The export function runs, but no errors and no AT01-DC1020.vhdx (Data.vhdx and Users.vhdx are there and are fine). I have checked past export files and all three hard disks show up just like they should in those past exports. I need this to work, because I need the new changes to Group Policy and so on to be part of future imports.

PS - the VM itself runs just fine (Connect and Start and yay!). I don't see any issues whatsoever when running the VM.

I have done all updates
I have updated the vm configuration
I have restarted several times
I have tried exporting to different disks, external and internal
I have sacrificed a small fuzzy creature (or at least a picture of one)_.
I have Googled a bit, but either my fu is broke or I am not getting any hits on why all but one of my vhdx files is exporting correctly.

Why won't my VM export the way I want it to anymore?

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How to set up  Passwords to Never Expire for selective accounts thru vSphere 6.5 Web Client.
I do not want to do it thru Active Directory since we do not use it.  Nor Do I want to change the Policies thru Appliance to affect ALL the Accounts.
I need to change Only for a few Account names to  Never Expire.  Is there a way out.
Currently,  I have one NIC card in Azure VM running windows server 2012 R2.  Because of the applications IP port conflict,  I have my IT to provide me additional IP so I can run both applications using the same IP Port with different IP on the same machine,  i.e. multiple IPs on same NIC.  

But I seem to run into some issues. There seems to be some communication failure from time to time.  Some communication never completed.  The communication is not reliable in this setup. The system seems to be slower in response. Was it possible a bandwidth issue?  Why?   Will it be better if I have two different NIC with different IP on each card? If yes, why.
VMware 6.5 test environment - so I setup  a windows server 2012 R2 and went to install windows vCenter 6.5 and won't install  - i was going to do an off net setup and can't get past beginning screen after naming the vCenter - it does not see DNS and bombs? i googled for a bit and it seems everyone passes this step and not sure it's a true lab w/out a domain setup? i don't want to go too far back before SSO but really unsure of  next steps.

thoughts, suggestions.






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.