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VMware is virtual machine software that provides a virtualized set of hardware (a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters) to the guest operating system. VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. VMware's enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal embedded Hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.

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Good afternoon,

I have two cluster (Production and QA).

My production group, in the DRS indicates no balance and The HA indicates that the failover resources are now reserved for 12% in CPU and Memory.

The first time I see that message and behavior, I am very interested because there has not been any change at the moment.


While the DRS of QA indicates Balanced and the HA reserves failover in CPY and 50% memory. That's how it was before production and now I change suddenly.

I would like to know if someone has presented this behavior before. And because it is a productive environment, it is critical.
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When logging into ESXi 6.7 Web Console, the username of root and other users are available when clicking on the Username area.

Is there a way to remove / clear the names so that at each new session to login to the ESXi host  will have to enter the username?
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I have an older VMware environment (not production environment) that I would like to update but I don't have the "update" tab in my sphere client even through I know I have the Update Manager Server installed (when I try to install again, it tells me it's already installed).  When I go to install the plugin, it's not there though...Currently running vcenter 5.5 build 7874785.

When I go to programs, I do see it listed (VMware vSphere Update Manager and Client 5.5 update 1)...

Thanks in advance...I know it used to be there as I used to be able to update my ESX servers...
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I have a Dell Powervault 3200i with 4 scsi ports connected to a switch.  I'm building an ESXI 6.0 server which is connect to the switch.  The switch is not managed.  I have 4 IP addresses for the SCSI ports 10.79.20.11, 10.79.21.11, 10.79.20.12 and 10.79.21.12.  I'm wanting to create a virtual IP for 10.79.20.11 and 20.12 and 21.11 and 21.12.  I can't do it via the GUI from Dell and I can't get to the switch to configure a Vlan.  Is there anyway within ESXI that I can create 2 virtual IP's 10.79.21.10 and 10.79.20.10 for SCSI ports?
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Over the weekend I move a VM image from one server to another so that I could do some work on the host but when I went to move the image back to the original host the host was not in the list of host I could move it to. The Host that the image was originally on is part of a 3 host cluster and the host I moved the image to is not a part of that cluster but a stand alone ESXi server. When I went to move the VM all hosts were listed including the ones that were not part of the cluster but after moving the VM image and now trying to move the image back none of the hosts in the cluster show but all the host that are stand alone do show up.

I am trying to do this all in vSphere so maybe there is a setting I don't know about but I need to move this VM Image back to the original host. How can I do this?
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Issue with accessing vCenter but can access host

Appears that vCenter may be full up see screenshot

Whats best way to resolve this?

Its a very small environment, only one host which I can connect to
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Sorry for such a simple question, but I just can't find this information quickly and I figure you guys who live VMware daily might know better than me.

Was demonstrating network redundancy in a vcenter 6.7 and powered down one switch in a stack. Everything kept running by design, but the vcenter threw an error "Network connectivity lost". Again, to be expected, but when the switch came back up, all the other errors about network redundancy cleared themselves except for that one.

I see people saying that is normal and you must clear this error manually, but I now need to prove that. Is there an official document that supports that? Or a setting somewhere that shows the error is set to be persistent?
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We currently have our Virtual Center running on 2008 R2 and would like to move it to a server running either 2012 R2 or 2016.
Is there a way to migrate the Vctr from the 2008 R2 server over to another VM to keep all of the data together so that the Vctr will now come up on the new vm with the newer OS?
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Greetings EE'ers,

For testing and educational purposes, I run VMWare Player on my computer and put various Windows and Linux VM's in it.  I'd like to move that to the cloud so that I can access them easily, and not have to provide all of those hardware resources on my workstation.

What is a good low cost service that I can put test Windows and Linux VM's in the cloud or similar?
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Have a customer who is looking to upgrade from vSphere 6.0 Essentials to 6.0 Essentials Plus

Now i know that Essentials is limited to 3 hosts

At present there are 3 hosts, this may grow in the future

What would people recommend regarding an upgrade?

How much (approx) does upgrade from Essentials to Essentials Plus cost?

Also would they better off upgrading to a Standard kit so future scalability would not be affected, from what I have read there is no wiggle room for scalibity with Essentials\Essentials Plus

Is it true that the 3 host licences you get with Essentials can't work with a regular vCenter Standard edition later either?
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Quick VMware licencing issue

One of our customers has been sold subscription only, which as far as I can make out, only gives updates for maintenance, and just covers licensing with no support ticket capability

They are currently on vSphere 6.0 Essentials

What are the factors involved in upgrading so that support tickets can be logged in VMWare

Looking to put forward best plan scenario, is there a big difference in price to be allowed to log tickets?

What options of upgrading from subscription are there?
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We have a site where the approach was to a user had one device he worked on. IT would get a license to cover that device.
Now we want to introduce VDI into the solution.
For the interim period, the users will be using their traditional desktops as well as access virtual desktops for some applications. The devices they use are traditional desktops with windows 10 and office. The VDI will also have windows 10 and office as we will slowly migrate to vdi.
We have devices licenses now and one user has his dedicated desktop.
What will be the effect on windows and office licenses with the introducing VDI into the environment?
All our device licenses are covered with software assurance.
Do we need additional licenses or they are covered for my scanereo.
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I have a physical server - an older Dell running Server 2012 R2 - and it's my backup server AND my share for my marketing department.

I've been asked to P2V the physical and I don't want to.  :)  Here's why and I'd like discussion on pros and cons.  I know, it's difficult to give points to one person for a discussion because so much is subjective, but I do like feedback from others before making such a decision.

1.  I think all backups servers "should" be physical if possible.  I'm old school like that.  Veeam feels that way too.  See item 4 below.
2.  There is a direct connection from the physical box to a QNAP via iSCSI and the QNAP is my primary storage.  I know ESX will do a pass thru, but man, that seems messy.  
3.  There is an HBA (6gig SAS connection) to an iScaler tape library with two LTO drives and 25 tapes in it that is used for offloading the backups to tape.
4.  Veeam BU and Replication is on the marketing server and it's configured perfectly.  All servers (24 in all) replicate to other ESX hosts, then they get a backup to the QNAP and THEN, all of that is off loaded to the tape library via and HBA (6gig SAS) connection to the tape library.  Soon, I'll be offloading everything to an AWS Snowball for storage in an AWS bucket.
5.  There are other things that I can't think of but I'm sure there's more.

So, let's talk...should I try to make that physical server into a VM and move\passthru all of those connections or should I just move the marketing …
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Hello,

I am getting the attached message when I try to sign in using IE to my vCenter web client.  Please advise how to fix.  

Thanks,
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I have several HP G6 servers which have vmware 5.5 installed on them. I need to upgrade the vmware hosts to new version, and I was wondering which one should I use. Should I try with 6.0 or 6.5. I know that none of the versions are supported with this G6 servers but I need to upgrade them because version of vmware 5.5 is out of support. Also what can you recommend me, should I use the customised ISO from HP or to go with vmware image. Does anyone of you have problems with G6 with 6.0 or 6.5 version of vmware.
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We have client VM's in a VMware NSX environment.  Each client has their own network/firewall.  Some VM's are joined to the client domain while others are in a workgroup.  Each VM has an external IP and we enable RDP from our corporate network.  We would like to also enable PowerShell to all VM's via the external IP from our corporate network.  I have gone around in circles trying to determine the exact configuration needed.  There seems to be quite a bit of configuration needed to make this work from enabling PSRemoting, generating a self-signed certificate, ensuring the connection type is set to private rather than public,  etc.  With several hundred VM's in our environment this seems like a nightmare to configure on each VM.  

I'm looking for suggestions on how to streamline enabling PowerShell access with SSL to a large number of VM's, not joined to a domain, over the WAN.
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Hi,
  Does anyone have experience in HP ALM Quality Center version 11?  The previous tech left so there is little info. about this setup with no support contract.
 Currently everything for Quality Center (JBOSS, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Win 2008 R2 Ent. ) is installed in one VM and it's one serves this function.

Any recommendations on a backup and restore plan should anything goes wrong with this server or on the HP ALM Quality Center version 11 application?
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I have set up the two ESXi(6.7) hosts I a cluster and enable HA. I am currently running 3 VM's in one host-1 (One DC, File server & VCSA(Linux) ).
I have created a shared datastore for VM's.

First, MY all 3 VM's was running on HOST-1.In order to test HA, I migrated the VCSA to HOST-2.Then I shout down the Host-1.
Remaining two VM's successfully restarted in HOST-2.

Then I shut down the HOST-2 to test the HA and didn't restart the 3 VM's in host one.
After power on the Host-2, I manually power on the three VM's.
Then tried to migrate the VM's back to host-1 but it only shows host-2.

I am not sure how to troubleshoot this issue
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I want to do some work that states it needs SQL Enterprise. I would think either SQL2012 or SQL2016. The task is irrelevant. I know it is more expensive than SQL Standard. We use VMware on blade servers that have numerous physical Intel CPUs and of course have hyperthreading. I know MS changed their licensing not long ago.

Let's say (to keep numbers round) i want to assign 10vCPUs to this new SQL2012/2016 VM. If my blade server happens to have 20 physical sockets with hyperthreading enabled, how would MS charge me for that VM?  If - let's say just to make it easy - MS charged $100 per whatever Ent SQL metric they now use to charge for SQL - how much would that cost me?  These are notional amounts, but you understand what i'm asking. How much would this situation cost me with those make-believe numbers - so i can then take that process and apply it to my real-world hardware/software?

If you would be so kind, please try and provide the notional $$ amount and a link for actual info as well. This is a side-project and was hoping not to investigate too much - time wise :)
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I am setting up a vmware 6.7 host with 6 nic's in a team connected to a HP procurve switch. To my best knowledge the vmware virtual switch should be configured with "route based on IP-hash" for load balancing in the "Nic teaming"-settings. The relevant HP procurve ports should be configured as " Trk1 Trunk"
I've done this before on earlier vmware editions, but this time it won't work. When I enable trunking in the switch, i can ping the management ip for a minute longer, and then it stops. I tried to restart the management network to no avail. What's strange is that the management network gets an IP from the DHCP, but it's still unreachable with ping, and the gui webpage does not answer. When removing the trunk settings on the switch I can contact the management network again.

Any clues people?
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Hello,

What is the best RAID with 8 hard drives SAS 600GB, 15k tr/min 6GB/s (HP 517354-001) for virtualization server (VMware ESXi 6.5) ?
Basically we have multiple applications (MS Active Directory, Terminal Server, Oracle, basic file server,...) , one with intensive Oracle Database operations
There's two others array RAID5 SSD total 1TB and RAID1 300GB
Thank you.

Best Regards.
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VMware cloning of a DC to test some things, I've read some of the previous articles but wanted to see if anyone has done it recently? it will b e cold clone and offline to test an upgrade and i see some snapshot the server to then clone but pretty sure snapshot of a DC is no-no?
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When trying to add any pak to vmware operations manager 6.7 i get pak upgrade.verification.slices_not_in_consistent_states .  I had restarted the appliance. Any thoughts on where to look to resolve?  I haven't opened a case with vmware just yet.
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vmdk file not showing as a virtual disk
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we have a converged infrastructure running vmware 6 update 3. the hardware is out of support and we are buying in a new set of hosts that will replace the hosts.

we will build a new vmware cluster with the latest version of esxi.

now as par of professional services we have requested for the installation of the  new cluster.

we will be migrating workloads from the old cluster to the new cluster.

is it someting complicated that i request for professional services or can our vmware admins can do it on their own. is it difficult or colplicated that we request professional services for this.

example we have three tier applications. sql as backend, app servers and web servers. does it really need professional services to migrate or just vmotion.
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VMware is virtual machine software that provides a virtualized set of hardware (a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters) to the guest operating system. VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. VMware's enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal embedded Hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.