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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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We have a VMware appliance that is now corrupted and we cannot get into the virtual center.
I need to create a new vm appliance. What is the steps for me to create this new appliance and get access to al of the vms and host once again.
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We are currently running vCenter version 6.5 with 110 ESXi 6 hosts. All hosts redirect their logs to a NFS share. Unfortunately my company keeps killing additional monitoring tools for the environment to provide us with further insight like vRealize, Log Insight etc... Please note, we are using Dell Foglight now which is ok, but looking for something better plus a  central logging solution so we can have all ESXi logs in one place and do a global search for an event.

Thoughts??????
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We have a Dell PowerEdge T620 running VMware ESXi v5.5.0.  It has a single virtual disk containing 6 x 600GB SAS disks in a RAID-10 configuration, attached to the PERC H710 controller, which has 512MB cache and a battery .  We want to expand the array and so have already connected two more disks of the same size, which show up as "ready" in the iDRAC GUI.

We can use the GUI to add the new disks as dedicated hotspares, but there is no option to add the disks to the array to expand it.

We have installed the Dell "Perccli" VIB and can run perccli to administer the array.

How do we either use perccli or some other method to add the disks to the array and expand it?
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ESXi server not reachable via the vsphere client. Im able to ping both the ILO of the server and the ESXi server. I can even get into the webpage of the ESX server (192.168.27.101) and I get the welcome screen etc. Im  able to download the client etc but when i then use the downloaded client to get to the vcentre, I get the following error

The request failed because the server 192.168.27.101 closed the onnection (The underlying connectionwas close: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server

Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveInternalContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on ESXi "192.168.27.101" failed.


ILO board is not helping much either since Im not able to reach that although Im prompted its an unsafe site by the browser but yet I cannot get onto it when I click past the warnings - not sure if thats related.

Server is a Proliant G6 1U with 5 SCSI 2.5" Disks in, the server has 4 Guests on it.

Thanks
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Hello Experts,
I have a quick question(s), i have a client with an HP DL380 G6 running ESXi 5.1 and I need to upgrade the system to ESXi 6.7. The question is:

1) Is the hardware compatible with v6.x
if so, would the version u6.x be able to run the 5.1 vms?

My plan is to run the newer version from a usb key.

Many Thanks,

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A recent client.

A VMware esx/vsphere client 5.5 VM running sserver 2008r2 with exchange 2013.
The M has 17 temp snapshots spanning  several  years created by veeam backup Each snapshot is identified as having data such that it can not be deleted, or at least that is my reading of the message.

Would using VM snapshot manager and triggering the consolidation be a safe and the correct way to go?
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So,

I have a VM on ESXi 6.5 with 20Gb of memory but 8 cores as well. I think that's a bit odd but I'm wondering if it would in fact cause any issues or performance impact. Essentially I figured it'd be something to do with the vNUMA and the pNUMA and how it manages across the two.

I know that 6.5 has improved the vNUMA considerably, so I'm wondering if this is still an issue, if so can you provide any documentation?

Thanks
Alex
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I currently have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with VMWare ESXi 5.5.0, 1623387, 2 Intel Xeon CPU E5440, VMware vSphere 5 Hypervisor- Licensed for 2 Physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU), 16GB RAM with 2 1TB drive in RAID 1. I have 2 WIN7 VMs installed on the machine. I need to load a new VM running either Server 2008, Server 2012 or Server 2016. These are requirements of the software that needs to be loaded to the machine. When going through the wizard on vSphere client to add new machine, under Guest Operating System>Windows, the latest OS this version of VMWare is capable of loading is MS Server 2012. I have spoken to my 2 main vendors for MS Licensing (CDW & Tech Data) and they have both told me the oldest downgrade version the can sell me is Server 2012 R2. Can anybody please direct me to my best course of action. I know I have multiple options but am not sure which to take. Any help would be greatly appreciated. End user does not want to have to purchase new hardware to install software on if possible.
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Is it beneficial to have VMWare tools to be installed on Windows Server CORE Domain Controller?  Would there be any benefits doing it?
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Hi Is there a benifit to having a high end graphics card in a vmware (esxi) server?  I use a laptop to suck up servers and make a backup of them.  I wanted to get a better unit since it sometimes ends up being the server while I build them a new esxi server.  I notice allot of the high end laptops have 1080 graphics cards with them.  That seems like a waste.  

Thanks all.
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Hi,

Anyone has got an idea on how the datastore copying / Move works . I would like to know more Technical details like which network is used while we copy files using the Datastore browser. Is it the same as how files are copied between VM's?

Environment : vSphere 6.0 and Software iSCSI to HP P2000 G3 SAN

Eg : I am facing slowness when copying Data from a VM to another VM but its faster while copying from one Datastore to another datastore using the Datastore browser.

Thanks in advance.
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snapshot managersnapshot listHi,
 I have ESXi V5 host where I have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2003. One time I ran Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) in this VM to create a VHDX file, but I had to stop it in the middle.
 After that, I realized that there were snapshots created.
 What is the best way to delete these snapshots safely?

Thanks.
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Cant click in Vmware workstation 11 on Windows 10.  This vm was working on Win 7, and I had to upgrade to 10.  I have it running in compat mode for 7.  Any assistance is appreciated.
Thank you,
Mark
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I need to setup 2 virtual servers on one box. Windows 2012 Domain Server and an
Exchange 2016 Server. Which hypervisor, Windows or VMWare, would be the best choice?
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Running VMware 6.5.  Can you create an alarm for when permissions are changed?  If not is their a way to monitor this?
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I wish to change the boot sequence for ESXI 6.7 hosts, using powercli.
I want the  ESXI host to boot from hard disk only.

Can someone help with the scripting / commands ?
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Hello Team,

This script gives a great output for Memory and CPU usage average over a period of time. I was trying to get Memory and CPU Usage with Minimum & Maximum. Is there a way to do it via PowerCLI?

What I'm trying to achieve is resources allocated to VMs against their utilisation, so that I can do some right sizing to the environment.

Thanks

Get-VM | Where {$_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn"} | Select Name, Host, NumCpu, MemoryMB, `
@{N="CPU Usage (Average), Mhz" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat cpu.usagemhz.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}}, `
@{N="Memory Usage (Average), %" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat mem.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Network Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat net.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Disk Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat disk.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} |`
Export-Csv -Path C:\temp\AverageUsage.csv

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Is there a stripped down windows 10 solution ideal for virtualization?  Either a premade image or legit and safe software to make a lite ISO using an original media?  I see lots of stuff on the internet but much of it looks suspect. I also see one by microsoft, but it's actually preloaded for development and kind of the opposite of that I am looking for.
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We are running vCenter 6.5 with 110 ESXi 6 hosts. We have two main production cluster that have 37 hosts each. I know the max number of hosts per cluster is 64 but wondering if we should create another cluster to there is  another HA boundary since we have a number of large VM's in the mix?

Thoughts?
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Hi, I was loading ESXi VMWare 6.0 on a new computer and when it gets to the choose your hard drive, it dosen't show up.  I started with an M.2 went to a SSD then a spinner drive.  Windows finds it, as does the BIOS, but ESXi  sees nothing.  This is the same media that I have used before.  The computer is a PowerSpec from MicroCenter, I'm using the onboard sata interface to connect the drives like I usually do.

Question how to rectify this.   Also, is there a place to download a newer iso for ESXi 6.0?  One with a bazillion drivers for storage and network cards?

Thanks all.
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Aloha,

I recently upgraded my VCSA to 6.7U1. When I choose Update Manager from the menu dropdown I get what is shown on the attachmenterror screen shotI am logged in as sso administrator.

Any help is appreciated.

Bill
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i have a few VMs in vCenter 6.5 which are OFF

How can I Get Virtual Machine Last On and Off Time using a simple method.
How can I get who logged in last

Can we find this information from ESXi Host.

Its on Windows  and Linux Environment.
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I am trying to create a VM template using a Windows 2016 VM from vCenter6.  

I right-click on the VM>template but only see "Clone to template".  The "Convert to template" is greyed out.  

I think I need to use "Clone to template".  Please advise.

Thanks.
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Hello,

I just setup a new Windows 2016 VM.  The Ethernet Controller and Base System Device have an exclaimation mark in device manager.

Anyone knows the location on the windows 2016 dvd to update the drivers?

I picked VMXNET3 when I built the VM.  

Thanks.
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Hi,

I am in the process of upgrading my domain controllers. I currently have DC1 (2008R2 on physical hardware with all FSMO roles on it and dhcp server) and DC2 ( 2008r2, virtual on VMware 5.5).

I am planning on putting up a 2016 VM and promoting it to a DC, called DC3.  Then I would demote DC2, make sure AD replicates and no meta data left from DC2, then take vm DC2 off the domain. Create a new 2016 VM, give it same ip and server name of DC2 and then promote the server to a domain controller (called DC2)

Is this proper/safe procedure? I would ideally like to keep same ip and name if there is no risk involved.

Thank you.
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VMware

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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.