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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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Hello Experts

I was getting the following error message whenever I tried to power up my VMware Windows VM

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A very helpful expert provided me with an answer and I went ahead and purchased the CPU here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-E5400-2-7GHz-Dual-Core-CPU-/263073163965

Unfortunately, I'm still getting the error message.

Can someone let me know what may be the problem?

Cheers

Carlton
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I have a build machine which produces OVF images for virtual machines for deployment, the OVF images generated are assigned certain port groups based on their type against various vSwitches i.e.

OVF_IMAGE_1
===========
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_1
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_2
[vSwitch1]My_Portgroup_3
[vSwitch2]My_Portgroup_4

The OVFs are built successfully and can be exported to OVF no problem. However when I import these to our target environment using OVF tool I am getting errors. Specifically the import is complaining that the expected network adapters don't exist. I have confirmed that the network adapters do exist on the target host, but it seems like any port groups that exist on the host on vSwitches > 0 arnt being recognised i.e. My_Portgroup_3/4 and are failing validation checks?

Is this a known problem? Is there a known fix/work around?
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I have a vsphere host in a vcenter setup.  I'm running version 6.0.0 5318203. One of the nodes has two ssd in raid 1 and one of the disks failed.  Most vm's appear to be running, but I have no way to migrate them outside of the command line.  This is not the node with the vcenter on it.  WHen I log into the vcenter, it shows the host with a red ! and a bunch of disconnected vms.  Is there a command line tool to migrate these VMs off this host?
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I have a server 201 vm residing on a 48 drive SAN that is RAID 10. I am wondering if it is worth configuring the vm OS disk for mirroring? What is everyone's thoughts on doing this? any benefit/drawbacks?
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Could we deploy 2 VCSA with embedded PSCs in HA mode? I know there is replication with the DB, but what happens with the PSC component?
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Hello Experts,

I'm getting the error message when I power up a VM letting me know that the host does not support VT, and 64-bit operation is not possible.

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However, VT is enabled and host is 64-bit. Can someone please let me know where I'm going wrong?

Thanks

Carlton
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The tools show running current, but after I try to do a backup they change to Not Running (Current). I tried the following from VMware (below), it has worked on some servers, but not others.  I was installing tools 10.1.5 mounting from the host.   I have downloaded and tried 10.1.7, with the same results.  I have also tried with and without the VMware VSS provider.   All the servers are Windows 2008 R2
I am running ESXi 6.0 build 5572656.  

Thanks!

Cause
This issue occurs if the VMware Tools installation files, located at C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools, are corrupted.
Resolution

To resolve this issue, you must reinstall VMware Tools after deleting the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools folders:
1.Uninstall VMware Tools from the virtual machine.
2.Reboot the virtual machine.
3.Take a backup of the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools folders by renaming the folders.
4.Reboot the virtual machine.
5.Install VMware Tools.
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Hello there,

So in our environment, we get the calls from monitoring team whenever they get the alert in their system regarding the server being down. Most likely this is a hung situation where we (domain admins and vmware admins) have to reboot the particular vm. We want to automate this process so monitoring can do this task themselves. This is kind of urgent requested by management so i thought I can get the help faster here rather than spending sometime on scripting. Any help is appreciated meanwhile I figure this out. Thanks!
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Hello every one,
I have a problem with deleting an HDD in VDP. It is mounted a HDD File NAME-000002.vmdk. But there is no snapshot, the whole VM isn`t any more in this Datastore. When I try to remove this HDD from my VDP VM (no matter if I chose “remove from virtual machine” or “remove from virtual machine and delete files from disk”) I get the error:
Cannot remove virtual disk from the virtual machine because it or one of its parent disks is part of a snapshot of the virtual machine.
But this even doesn`t exist anymore in Datastore. I can understand a security mechanism that will not let you delete HDDs with snapshots. But this is too much. How can I delete this HDD in my VDP VM as it doesn`t exist anymore in my Datastore?
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Currently I am running vCenter 6.0 on a windows Server 2012. with 3 ESXi 6.0 Hosts running in an HA configuration
I would like to move these three hosts to vCenter 6.5 on a windows Server 2016.

I have already installed windows 2016 and installed vCenter 6.5.  I have not applied any license's yet.

I'm looking for the steps I should be taking.

I have moved all Virtual machines off of one of my hosts .  I was thinking of disconnecting it from the existing vCenter and then adding it to the new vCenter.  is that a good plan. or do I keep the Virtual machines on the host and running and then connect to the new Vcenter ?

We are not looking to move to the vCenter appliance at this time.

Thanks for any information and best laid plans
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Thanks for your time and expertise.
Here's my scenario:  I have an old Server 2008 R2 Enterprise host with four VMs.  Two of the VMs are recent installs and they are running server 2012 R2 Standard.  The two recent installs (the server 2012 R2 Standard vms) need to be activated.  
My question is if I upgrade the host OS to 2008 R2 Datacenter or 2012 R2 Datacenter will this process active the two unlicensed vms, or do I have to purchase licenses for these vms separtely.
Your recommendations and advise are greatly appreciated.
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We are trying to decide if we should use raw device mappings (RDM) from our NetApp or storage from the VM datastore on VMWare. What would be the best solution and can you send me references?
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Hello every one,

Sorry for asking these question in maybe not the best English, as it is not my native language. I`m also not a VMware professional but I hope you understand my questions. I have two questions about current best practise virtual fileserver. We are currently using vCenter Server v 6.0.0.
We have a fileserver which has hdd`s (volumes) mounted by iSCSI. These are stored on a dell EqualLogic. In the last article I read they said if you can use VMFS -5 of VM virtual hdd, it is better to use a virtual HDD for fileserver files than mounting hdd by iSCSI. Is this the actual best practise?
Also if these volumes store a big amount of files (500gb-1500gb) does this work well with VDP or is this a problem?

Second question is if there are any (more) restriction about volume size in vSphere where you store your VMs at (I mean not the hdd in vms). I remember with vSphere v. 3.x there was a problem when using more than 2TB for your VM Data Store. But with 6.0.0 we shouldn’t have any problems using a big Volume to store all VMs as I understand https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2058287 correctly, right? But this seems to cover only HDDs IN VMs where I mean the Store where you put your VMs in…
Also I have heard that a mega volume for all VMs is not really the best in case of possible IO problems. Is this still the case?

If you doesn`t understand any question please write also and I`ll try to write it in a …
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Hello Experts,
I am trying to install win 7 64bit using VMware 12 Pro, but after installation we got error, please find the error log as attachment

Hwd Confg:-
Dell PowerEdage, X5650 @ 2.67Ghz Dual CPU-24Core, 32Gb of Ram, 300GB HDD
OS:-
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit
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I have a vm host running a full network, I want to install ESET Endpoint or Bitdefender Endpoint, which is better? How can I determine exclusions best practice for each server? SQL, DC, backup DC, App, RDS
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We have a Windows 7 machine that's getting old and we'd like to convert it to a virtual machine so it can run on new hardware in the future.  Which software can you recommend?  This is for a small office - maybe 10 - 15 peer-to-peer computers total.
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We are currently running on ESXi 6.
We are adding in a new blade server for  the vm host and will be installing ESXi 6.5 onto these host.
Is the best way to migrate from 6 - 6.5, is to just build the new host on the new hardware one at a time and then add them to the existing cluster, of course after upgrading the virtual center to 6.5, and then just migrate the vms over to the new host?
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Hello Experts,

Can someone let me know where I can find Windows Server 2012 R2 OVA? I would like to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM or ESXi 5.1. This would just be for testing purposes.

Thanks

Carlton
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I am building a server 4 VM on it 1-domain controller 2-file 3- exchange 3-terminal
Will serve 15 employee over the next 5 year it may increase to 25
20 mailboxes may increase to 30 over the next five years
receiving about 75 per day. email in very important to the company
most of the use is light applications lick word and excel
at the moment willo may have 2 users the server remotely (cal)
Data about 250GB

What is your opinion about this quote

To batter explain my question. since there is only place for 8 drives if I go with Raid 10 I can only have 2 sets even If I go with Raid 1 for the host domain and terminal still there is only place for one Raid 10 so this means that the file server will or have to be on with the host domain and terminal set or with on the exchange set.
The other option take a less powerful machine and have a cheap machine for file but it more difficult to manage and involves more licensing. and the client runs on a limited budget
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Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

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We are setting up a new network, we have the following:
2 Servers XEON (1 8gb RAM and 1 32 G RAM), both have RAID and 3 x 4Tb drives.
2 NAS Boxes (both have 4 x 3Tb drives and RAID.
2 x 24port Gigabyte switches
Plan to use Windows server 2016 on both
There are 26 workstations that will be connected (all Windows 7 32 bit) due to the nature of the applications they will be running (the applications might work with Windows 10 32bit, but needs more testing to ensure everything would work. Yes they must be 32bit as most of the applications won't work on 64bit machines.
We have 4,000 cds (ISOs that will be stored and accessed by workstations as required, loading them (I expect they will be stored on server or NAS box, into virtual cd drives on workstations and 164 applications to be installed on each workstation (needed to access data from some of the ISOs.
Would like to use WSUS to provide windows updates to network.
Will use an intranet for in-house stuff and general info.
Would like to use one of the NAS boxes for daily backups storage.
Also like to setup VPN for staff to access there specific info from home.
Administration data to be kept separate from workstations application (ISOs).
Backups of all admin data to be placed on NAS Box.
Using AD and Group Policy on Server to manage user/admin logins and locking down workstations from users doing things they should not be doing (e.g. installing software, changing desktop setting, getting to control panel etc etc).
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Is it Safe to import more than one Hyper-V virtual machine within Server 2012 R2 at same time?

I would like to import two or more VMs at the same time but will only do this if it is safe and won't cause any problems.
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Hello,

We have a SQL VM running in EXSi 5.5

2x8 CPU are being allocated to this VM.  However, our SQL admin is telling me SQL is only using using 8 CPUs.  

Is there a setting in VMware I need to adjust to make SQL recognize all the CPUs?

Thanks.
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this morning I got this error

unable to connect to MKS : ( username /password ) incorrect

I have just one single VM  and also notice my DS01 showed me inactive i dont know why


any ideas why is showed me this?
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Hello,

I have an Azure VM with size 'Promo D3_v2 (4 Cores, 14 GB memory)' which provides a 128GB OS Disk.

I need to increase the size of the OS Disk or add another Disk to support additional data storage.

How can I do that?

Thank you.
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I have a small client that has a small network. They want their own Exchange server onsite. They have a single server. It is a pretty decent server so I have no doubts it could handle the load my question is on configuration.

Which makes more sense on a single server topology? Setup Server 2012 directly on the server, configure the domain using it as the only DC, then run Exchange on the same system, or setup the server with like VMWare or XenServer and create 2 VM's? The two VM's would be split one as the DC, and the other as a member but it would run Exchange.

Is there a security need to separate Exchange off the DC?

Other opinions would be apreciated!
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Virtualization

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Solutions

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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.