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 get an error when creating VM on Hyper-V - "Object wasn't found", but the object is there. Only happens on this specific machine.

See the screenshots. The service is running and I have permissions. How to solve this error?

Thank you so much!
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I have a question.
Can I run client VMs, for example, Win 10 and Win 7 on the Hyper-V manager and join them to the domain that my Hyper-V host is joined to?

So, my Hyper-V machine supports Nested Virtualization. It is in Azure and It has  Standard E2s v3 (2 vcpus, 16 GB memory).

My other option just to prepare client VHD images using that HYPER-V machine and then spin a new Windows client machine from the custom image in Azure. Or would it be possible and would you recommend to have Windows Clients running on Hyper-V instead?
What are Cons and Pros for this? Would it cost less money to run just run one Hyper-v with multiple VMs instead of multiple servers in Azure?

If it is possible to join them to the domain, could you please share the link what do I need to configure.

thank you so much!
I am getting this error "Failed to start Virtual Machine".

 I installed Hyper-V role on Win 2016 server in Azure. Rebooted twice.

Why is it failing to start the VM? Brand new VM in Azure. AM I missing smth? Have you configured Hyper-V client on Windows Server in Azure and able to start Virtual Machines?

thank you so much!
Hi Experts

This is a follow up on a question asked previously on this forum (

We have a sick RDS 2016.
  • It has ~ 15 users. It is VM on a HyperV 2016.
  • It is a member of an AD.
  • The other VM server is the DC + File & Print
  • Users are using Office 365
  • Each user's Outlook can have between 1 and 5 mailboxes

I have spent several days (probably 40h+) trying to fix it to no avail.

I am considering building a new RDS and migrate all the profiles if I cannot otherwise fix the issues on the RDS.

  1. What would be the recommended way to build the 2nd server to minimise work of transferring profiles (Roaming profile, scripting, RDS farms,...?)
  2. Is there an Expert interested in assisting me with this

I have an ESXi host that is running VMware version 6.0 Update 2 and I wish to update it to version 3.0 while performing a new installation that overwrites the existing host settings.

I have a config bundle .tgz file downloaded (see attached instructions).  After practicing on an older ESXI host, I was not able to restore the config bundle with the recommended command.  My objective is to overwrite the existing installation of VMware and then restore the previous configuration settings. See attached Microsoft Word document.  I put htat together myself, it is not an official VMware document.

I am having "invalid argument" errors meesages come up with I tigger the following command from an SSH connection.

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_config /tmp/configBundle-MOGLVMHOST01.tgz

I was able to successfully install the new version on the Test ESXI host while overwrite the network settings and IP address in the process.  During the VMware installation I set the password.  I then changed the IP address of the ESXi host to what it was before.  I then FTP'd the config to the <root>/tmp/ - folder (as the instructions stated); but, I received an invalid command error when trying to execute: vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_config /tmp/configBundle-MOGLVMHOST01.tgz

Question1:  Can someone explain to me why I cannot restore the config?  
Question2:  Is the config not supposed to be restored this way?  Is it supposed to be restored another way?
My VM wont boot up because it is saying no more space for Virtual disk TSERVER-000003.vmdk.  This is a windows server 2012r2.  -000003  is the hard disk 1.

How can I get this VM Back up and running.  I do have another local datastore.  If it is possible to move just that virtual disk??

Also, are there any files in the datastore that I can safely delete?
ErrorSnapshotsdatastoresVM SettingsBrowseDataStore
I am new to this and I cannot figure out the life for me why this virtual is coming up as unregistered. I followed our KB - reinstalled VDA 7.6 rebooted and still nothing. Any experts in this area?
Have added new vmkernal nic in esxi 6.5 we UI. Have set to static, but cannot see an option to set the ip . Do I have to download and use vsphere client to administer fully and set an ip for the kernel ? I thought 6.5 didn't require vsphere client.
Hi Experts,

Looking to find a free backup solution for Windows Vcenter 6.0 server. I was reading where Veeam has a free version but this is a physical server not a virtual.

Hi all,
I know running VM on a snapshot is not good in terms of performance and disk space. I have seen a client who runs a VM with a snapshot for a long time (two months so far).  The reason they keep the snapshot because the application breaks when the backup runs every day so they decided to keep the snapshot. I can not find any documental evidence to giving them that if you run a  VM with snapshot more 74 hours then chances the will break. As far as my client concern It is running ok and they want to keep it as it is.  Will they get a nasty surprise one day keeping the snapshot?
What would happen if you run the VM with a snapshot?
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Good afternoon,

I have the following problem, I use VDP for the backups of my virtual servers. One of the virtual machines is not backed up since November 25th.

Viewing the VDP report indicates that it has an existing snapshot that can be viewed in the datastore.

I proceeded to create a snapshot, delete it, run the manual backup and it fails.

Additionally, run a vmotion to migrate the vm to another host and the backup does not run either.

Remove the machine from the inventory and add it again and likewise it fails. Modify the parameters of disk enableUUID to false and ctk to false.

And the backup is still not executed. Any help for this case.
Hello Experts

I have a host in that host I have win 2012 R2 (VM) . I want to connect to that vm via ssh
how can I connect ? Do I need to first ssh to host and then go to vm ?
can any one explain the procedure ....
Okay, so here we go;
I just finished building a new computer. I installed Server 2016 Datacenter on it. Installed HyperV with Windows 10 Educational edition on that. Eventaully want to have all files on server, have VM and two laptops running as roaming log-in, with all file storage aimed at server. Need to be able to access over internet while in school or on road.
1. First time doing this
2. MoBo is BIOS instead of UEFI
3. HyperV won't let me build as Generation 2, which is needed to have more than 2TB of storage
4. Directing VM build and laptops to see and use files on server

I know about all these things, but school is more of a vocabulary test, rather than an actual building block of what to DO. I know what I want to do, and I know the items needed, but how to put it all together is proving a chore. Every time I have a question, I have hours of Googling to find the right answer out of many.

Anyone up for a challenge of helping a noob start from the beginning of the project?
Hello Experts,

I have exchange 2013 environment with 3 mailboxes servers and 1 DAG that include several databases and it is being backed up everyday (Full Backup) using Symantec Backup Exec and i have no issue on it.

We are now testing new solution which is veam and they need install their agent on the exchange servers and schedule a backup job to be started after symantec finish for the sake of PoC!!

The ask is if we install the 2 solutions agents on the servers and scheduled 2 jobs that will take full backup from the databases, is that will harm the mailbox databases or what will happen with the logs?

Any clue on what issues i will face?
I have an old "ova" file, but not the associated VMWare server it was originally on, therefore I cannot use the "Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0" software

What (powershell, etc) can I use to convert this Windows Server ova to vhdx ?
We are building a horizon View environment and we need 2FA.  Of course, we are looking at RSA and we are looking at Radius, but I was tasked with finding out what others are using.

I recently ran across DUO and wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with it.

I would appreciate feedback on what 2FA people are using with VIEW and what they like and dislike.

We are having VMware 5.1 environment. We are going to implement VMware Site Recovery Manager in a different way.

For example-
Protected Site vCenter has two Datacenters configured-
  • Protected_Datacenter-1
  • Protected_Datacenter-2

Recovery Site vCenter has two Datacenters condigured-
  • DR_Datacenter-1
  • DR_Datacenter-2

"Protected_Datacenter-1" VM's are recovered to "DR_Datacenter-1" through SRM recovery process.

Now my question - Is it possible to recover VM's residing at "DR_Datacenter-2" to "Protected_Datacenter-2"?
I am looking for a software or web service that will allow me to backup the contents of an Azure VM (I have a drive attached to it that has tons of files) and copy them overnight to an Azure Storage Account, which will work as a backup place to have those files.
So far I have not found a way to do this directly on Azure with their own tools.

Any guidance is very much appreciated.
I am running trial of Veeam 9.5 and have a backup of a vm that i want to clone and have a duplicate copy so i can look at a few things.  I do not want to restore it.  I cant seem to find the option to make a Clone. I look under backup and replication.

Is it not possible to make a cloned of a back up in 9.5?
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I need to move a server that has a VM on it to another site. I need to re-ip and then move it.I dont work with VM's too much so I wanted to make sure I did it correctly.

I have 2 LAN connections(1 that says"virtual network") on the physical server and 1 LAN connection within the VM. Do I need 3 static IP addresses?

They originally were set with DHCP using reservations but we are switching to a static assigned address.
I am about to click finish on creating a new VM for the 1st time.  Attached is the screenshot of the finish screen.  I need to know if there are any other steps I need to do after this.  Do I need to load the OS (windows server 2008) or give this VM an IP address?  Any help would be appreciated.
I have about 15 Windows 10 Workstations running Veeam buckups nightly.  Initially all backups ran without issue, and now more than half are failing.  

Below you will view errors on one workstation when trying to run a manual backup.  I have noticed the directory "C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\" seems to continually have permissions issues.  There always seems to have permissions problems with a subfolder within the \writersdata folder.  I right click on this folder, and try unchecking Read-Only, and Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, and it always errors (Error applying attribute) on one or more subfolders.  When I try and open the subfolder I get Location is not available - Access is Denied.  If I try and change the permissions it states "Unable to display current owner", and changing owners does not work either.  

11/28/2017 12:42:42 PM :: Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. Cannot serialize VSS writers metadata. Cannot create an offline version of writers metadata. Cannot create folder [C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\{0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}\{f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}]. CreateDirectoryW(\\?\C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\{0bada1de-01a9-4625

11/28/2017 1:00:28 PM :: Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create …
I am looking into veeam as a back up solution.  I have an 8 host cluster with 2 sockets each. 16 total.  with veeam being priced per socket, and needing enterprise plus, the $ will add up.  My question is how does it work if for this years budget we license 8 sockets and then next year the remaining.

How does this affect back up jobs. Will it only apply the license to a specific host or is this even possible.
I am deploying vSDP 6.1.1 to use to back up just a few lab vm's and when deploying i complete the import process and power on the vm.  From there i go through the setup wizard and then add my back up location. The process completes and asks me to reboot the appliance so i do so.  After it boots back up it takes me straight back to the set up wizard as if i never completed it. If i continue through the process, i get to the add the back up disks and it tells me the appliance already has them attached.  I have never seen this behavior before and was wondering what others have seen.

I know vSDP is not the best but it is free for this test lab for employees and will have a minimal work load.
I have a physical server (DELL PE R220, Windows 2012 R2) with 2 HyperV VMs (one VM in 2012R2 and another VM in 2008R2).
From the physical server, When I PING the IP address of both VM , pings and NOT fluent and regular (at 1ms as they should be) but are VERY BAD (suddenly they go up to 20ms, 50ms and 100ms for some 10 to 20 seconds and then they go back to 1ms, and so on all the time). Normaly pings should be steady and regular at 1ms all the time

THe problem is the same when pinging both VMs

Any one has any idea what can be the problem ? ANs how to solve it?
THank you






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.