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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'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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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 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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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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I want to take snap shot of 1 VM

Can u define steps
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Hi
On my new Azure Windows 2016 VM three users can log in. Is it possible to increase this number?
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Hello ,

I am moving VMs from 5.5 vCenter to 6.5 vCenter.

I am unregistering the VMs from 5.5 and registering it again to 6.5.

Everything is fine except that Network setting doesn't come with the VM.

same port groups have been configured on the distributed switches configured on each vCenter.

But I just noticed now that name of the distributed switch is not the same , all other configuration is same.

is this be caused by this name mismatch of dvSwitch

Andre
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Hi

Is it possible to sign into the same Azure Windows Virtual Machine using the same Administrator username and password
from two different machines at the same time?

Thanks
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Hi

I have a Windows VM on Azure. I installed a an application as Administrator then set up a user
in Computer management. When I log in as the user and double click my application I get the following error:
"Run-time error:'75' Path/File access error"

Have I done something wrong in setting up the user?

Thanks
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My Hyper V VM cannot get out to the internet. I setup a Hyper V lab with multiple server 2012\16 machines. I originally set them up on the private switch because I didnt think I would need the internet. I decided I needed it so I switch it to the external switch and they can still see each other but just not get out to the internet.

One of my VM's which I setup with the external switch when I installed it, still gets out to the internet. Just the ones im changing from a private switch to external wont work. Is there something I am missing?
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Our security team  ran an external VM scan on DMZ and had some vulnerabilities.

i have 1 question:

SSL/TLS server supports TLSv1.0  vulnerability ( 38628) does not provide much info for windows server 2008 (R2) servers.
we looked at this article .  https://blog.qualys.com/ssllabs/2014/12/08/poodle-bites-tls

we are not sure if this is a legitimate vulnerability or false positive.

solution is to opnessl but we do not have it installed.

could you please let me know with some more information to see if this protocol (TLSv1.0) needs to be disabled or we can disregard.

there is 1 article i searched - https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/friis/2016/0725/disabling-tls-1-0-on-your-windows-2008-r2-server-just-because-you-still-have-one

above links list instructions to disable 1.0 and enable 1.1 and 1.2

i need to compile the list , can you provide any thoughts of the top  link above, how should i make changes ??
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Hello,
I have one server that contain 2vm
the first one have rd web,,rd getaway, rd broker, session host .
the second one have session host  
I am using the both ass remotepp
some user required to work  remotely on ms office.

do I have to get anew server and using ms vdi and make a vm for each user or I can make them access througe remote desktop ?
how I can implement that ?

thanks.
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VMWare COM port forwarding.  

We have a customer with an Opera IFC server which was on a failed vSphere 5.5 host.  I've rebuilt the host and lit all the VMs back up on it.  However, their opera interface can no longer communicate with the vm.  I then realized that 1 of the 9 IFC connections (the one that isn't working) is RS232 serial, so I added the uart0 from the host to the VM.  I rebooted the VM and COM1 and COM2 ports show up.  I thought all that was over with, but now the customer is telling us that the Aloha system hasn't worked since the rebuild.  I rebuilt the VM host using vsphere 6.0.

To test, we plugged a known working loopback adpater for the serial port and tried establishing a connection.  The port immediately closes the session and says the COM port is not ready.  

I'm using UART0 on the vsphere host and I'm using COM1 on the IFC vm.  I've not changed any of the settings on the VM from adding the COM port.  This should just work, right?  

FYI- I'm currently awaiting a window in which I can reboot the vm.  Unfortunately, there are 8 other interfaces which must remain up as this is hospitality.  

Thanks in advance!

Chris
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Lenovo Hyper V Guest Locks up frequently. .

I have a Lenovo system -x3250 M6 Server that is running Windows Server 2016 Standard It has a Xeon E3-1230 v5 3.4 GHZ CPU and 16GB of Ram .

It has one Server 2016 Standard VM with 4GB of Ram and 6 VCpus. Every month or so it will services will fail like Quickbooks Database manager and rdp to the server. From Hyper V Manager i have to force a shutdown (Turn Off) as the shutdown command wont work. When i power back up I see it saying Working on updates 100% complete Don't turn off your computer. It will stay like this for hours. I reboot and same thing.
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I have two independent vcenter 6.5 and 5.5 environments

I have DataStore001 to DataStore 007 mapped to a only cluster in 5.5 vcenter currenty for production

6,5 has only also one cluster with two ESXi hosts and no VM yet

DataStores are presented to every node to clusters in 5.5 and 6.5.  

my question is whether I can create an " DataStore Clusters ( manual DRS ) " using the DataStore 001 through 007 on 6.5 so that I can map this DataStore Cluster to the cluster in 6.5 .
Note that these DataStores are already in use as they are mapped to 5.5 . So I am going to configure manual DRS for DataStore Cluster to avoid vmdk replacement.
If I am able to do so, will this have any effect  on cluster in 5.5 in any way

I am not even sure if I can do this from DataStore perspective.

Pleas let me know

F.
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Hi

Is it possible to give a user access to one application on a VM in Azure?
I already created a user and assigned them a role of Virtual Machine User.
Is it possible to further refine this role to one application on the VM?
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Hi
I have been looking at Azure Access control. I am trying to assign the role "Virtual Machine User Login"
to a user. I noticed that I can do this by clicking on the resource group or on the virtual machine itself.
I am assuming it is better to do it at the virtual machine level.
Is this how role assignment works? Do you assign roles at different levels?
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Hi

I am seeing the following message in my Azure account when I have a Virtual machine and Users already set up.
"No virtual machines in this subscription can be assigned access."
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Hi Expert,

I am new to VirtualBox, I have installed a Mac Sierra it prompts me that I am in guest os, then my mac os asks me for an administrator password. I would like to check how come I am In Guest OS Supports? Did I done any step wrong? My windows account is already an admin and 64 bits laptop. Any way to remove guest and have only administrator right?

Appreciate if anyone can assist me on.

Thanks!
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Hello All,

Current Environment,

physical server 1: AD and file server on one physical server(2012R2)-Domain -ABC.local

Physical server 2: running 2003 as BDC
Physical server 3:  running as Terminal (2008R2)

New environment:

Physical server 1 -install a bare-metal hypervisor (Exsi/Hyper-v) and create 4 vm.Planning to install 2012R2 on all vms.
Need to transfer AD to one VM with new domain name abc.com.(from abc.local to abc.com)
Need to transfer BD to second VM.
Need to transfer AD file server to third VM.
Need to transfer terminal server to fourth VM.

decommission the following servers.
Physical server 2: running 2003 as BDC
Physical server 3:  running as Terminal (2008R2)

Just wanted to find out is there any way to transfer the AD into VM and change the domain name ?
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i have in outlook 2016 -file -options-search indexing disabled

so is this outlook indexing

and i see windows search service disabled on the SAME VM where outlook 2016 is installed

so how both are corelated ?
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Virtualization

17K

Solutions

11K

Contributors

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.