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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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I need to move some VMs that were created on 6.7 to 6.5 hosts.  I know I can't vMotion them and I know Veeam won't migrate them, but, can I create new VMs on the 6.5 hosts and point to the VMDKs of the 6.7 machines?  My storage is shared so I can "see" the VMDKs of the 6.7 machines.  I was hoping the difference in the 6.5 and the 6.7 is not in the VMDK but rather in the associated config files.

FYI - I've tried this and the VM on the 6.5 host is reporting no operating system found so I'm thinking I'm toast and wanted to ask here to be sure.

Thanks

PS - maybe I could use converter to convert them down...
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Hi, I was trying to use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter to P2V and when it ask for credentials it fails out.

Im dooing this from the computer I want to convert.  

Question can you convert from the physical computer, or do I have to do it from a third computer?  With VMWare converter I can do it from the local computer

Thanks all
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Hi All,

We currently run VMware at two sites. Both sites use Dell SANS for storage. We have a few production vms that are managed from site 1 but the datastore is on site 2. The naming of the datastore to SAN volume do not match for many of the datastores. What is the easiest method to marry a VM datastore to its volume counterpart on the SAN?

Cheers,
Paul
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We have a ESXI 6.5 host whose Time got out of sync. I was able to fix that by setting the NTP servers and manually adjusting the Primary Domain controller's date and time. However, Exchange 2010 is now not receiving emails from outside the network. Our barracuda shows them as being delivered but my test email hasn't arrived in the mailbox.

Sending email goes out no problem.

Is there something i need to check/reset or do i need to give it time to get past the time gap? It was about 1:15am tomorrow (5/14) before i got it fixed...maybe this is a bit optimistic?

any help/suggestions are appreciated!
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I have VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows 10.  We exported a VM from an ESXi server (three files: dg.mf = 1 KB, dg.ovf = 10 KB, dg-disk1-vmdk = 53 GB) and I am trying to import it.  

"Failed to write content to disk C:\Virtual Machines\dg-disk1.vmdk. Reason: There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation."

The three files together take 53 GB, while there are 145 GB free on the hard drive.  What could be the problem and how can I fix it?
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Hi Experts,  

We are migrating to a new Domain as our company is merging with a new company and our Domain name is now being removed. We have no issues with servers, workstations and DC's but we need to Migrate Vcenter for windows too and we are not sure how changing the windows server that Vcenter is on will effect it?

All ESXi hosts are still on the original subnet IP's and we plan on doing them last, but if we change the Windows server that Vcenter is on will that break the connectivity to the hosts in Vcenter?

Thanks
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Environment = Vcenter Version 6.7.0.20000 Build 10244845
ESXi, 6.5.0, 7967591

I shrank a flat-vmdk on a vm and now,  vcenter wont let me power on or storage migrate the VM.  

I followed this guide - https://virtualman.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/shrink-a-vmware-virtual-machine-disk-vmdk/
(I should never done it! Big mistake)  The guide seemed so straight forward and I did not think anything would happen.  

Error I get when I try to Storage Migrate the VM:
error2
Error I get when I try to power on the VM:
error1

Let me explain exactly what happen which may help you figuring out a solution:

1.)I Powered off the VM because memory hot add was not enabled and I needed to increase the RAM from 32gb to 228gb total.
When I went to increase the ram I mistakenly increased the Hard Disk from 80GB to 228GB and clicked ok!!!
With the VM still powered off, I decided to try and shrink the flat-vmdk following that above guide.

I followed the ONLY portion of the guide which shows how to edit the .vmdk descriptor file.

Keep in mind the VM was powered off the entire time.  So I skipped the first portion of that guide about shrinking the disk from Windows OS.  

I followed this guide exactly and successfully changed the flat-vmdk to show 80GB :)  But now I get those errors when trying either power on the VM or storage migrate it!!

Please help!
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Good Dell shared storage?

I have four hosts that need shared storage between them.  All the hosts are Dell so I prefer Dell storage.   Entry level...say 30TB at the most using some existing 3.5 inch SAS drives.

Thanks
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Is there anyway to export information from all of the vms from within the VMware web client?
Info like cpu allocated, cpu usage, memory allocated, memory usage, etc, etc,
I know I can get this with rvtools, but didn't know if there was a way via the web client to gather this info?
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Environment = Vcenter Version 6.7.0.20000 Build 10244845
ESXi host version = 6.7 U1 11675023


We are trying to add a Host to a new cluster that was just created.
We are going through the process and the Host is on the network, it tests successfully in the ESXi console.  WE can ping the IP and the gateway and dns.


Here is the Issue:
When we go through the wizard to add a new host to this cluster we get the certificate warning, and select "Yes" and go through and select a license and finish.  The task gets to 100% and then fails with the following error:

Cant add Host to Cluster - A general system error occurred: Unable to get signed certificate forhost name 'ESXi1.mydomain.com' ip 'xx.xx.xx': Error: Failed to connect to the remote host, reason = rpc_s_no_memory (0x16c9a012). (382312466)

Never seen this before, any ideas?
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Hi,

Greetings.

How do I install Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.)  using VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

Can you please provide me the download URL if any developer has ported Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.)


Does any website URL offer single .vmdk image for Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.) for download that is compatible with VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

If possible, can you please provide me the URL for a single .vmdk image for Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled (GNome, KDE, etc.) for download that is compatible with VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

Reach out to me for any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram
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If I unregister a VM from one Host, and then RE-register it to a completey different host, does it receive a new GUID? or whatever and potentially cause issues with Veeam backup of the VM for example?

The reason why I ask is because I am tasked with migrating VM's this way since there is no absolutely no other option available and I need to get certain VM's off of one host and onto another.  My only concern is perhaps the GUID of the VM or its ID will change and cause issues with Veeam backup.  Is this a valid presumption?
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I know in Azure you can create a v2 storage blob and set it for cool or archive storage. If we want to build a VM that will host data that is not used often, how can we make sure the VM's data disks are using cool storage if the VM uses managed disk?
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Is it safe to delete all the -aux.xml files I see left over from sVmotion'ing vm's?
aux file

I have seen a thread on here from earlier which shows that it is safe to delete, but I am noticing a whole lot of them being left over after I sVmotion vm's to other datastores.  

And the dates on them are 12/12/2018.  That's not that long ago so I am a little nervous to delete them.  I read somewhere that they are old ver 4.x descriptor files for snapshots and are no longer used in ver 5.x and above.  Can someone confirm this?

I would like to delete them all instead of moving each and every one of them to their VM folder on the destination datastore.
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Hi Experts

we have Vmware environment

we have VSAN 6.7 cluster 20 hosts with more than 300 TB
we are using vmware distributed switch
we have Vcenter  6.7 windows Vcenter not appliance

now i got some problems on Vcenter and i have no backup for this Vcenter

i will try to fix this issue and migrate to a an appliance

but my question if i am not able to fix this Vcenter

can i just destroy this Vcenter and deploy an appliance 6.7U2 then  re add  the VSAN cluster to the new Vcenter

and what about  vmware distributed switch any problem here

my point after i create an new Vcenter how can i add the whole VSAN cluster

i don't know the steps for such approach

i know it is not recommended and etc

i just want to know int he worst case how can do such instillation without any interruption for any VM running on this VSAN cluster  

please some steps by steps details

thnaks
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VMware workstation pro 14.  

Experts, how do I enable the ability to cut and paste from HOST to VM?

See screenshots of my VMs PREFERENCe < INPUT tab.

I am unable to cut and past from HOST to VM on text or applications.
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SharePoint 2016
Windows 2016Data Center
VMware ESXI 6.5

Just built two fresh installs of Windows 016 Data Center Planning to Cluster SharePoint 2016usin m Kemp for load balancing

I have an issue with installing SharePoint  

Getting this error:

Sharepoint Setup Error
I ran he SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

I even manually installed several prereqs

I configured Appfabric  but i seems not to save the information I entered.   I think this is the problem

AppFabric Setup

Any ideas?

Thank you

Tom
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hi guys

I'm trying to understand vmware hyper convergence in very simple terms and its advantages?

In the current place I'm in, we have multiple sites, each site has a Vmware cluster, vSAN's and also have a cloud footprint.

Does hyper convergence in my current environment mean, mixing the environment we have on site along with cloud? I'm trying to understand this better. If you could explain it in lamen/simple terms that would be great.

Thanks for helping
Yash
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I have a Ruckus ICX 7250 24 port switch with 8 Licensed 10 GB SFP+ ports and I will be getting a Dell EMC ME4024 Storage Array with 8 Port Dual Controller for iSCSI SFP+. I would like to know how to configure it on the switch and how to best use it with vmware vsphere 6.5.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I've never had to configure one from scratch.

Thank you
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Hello Experts - I'm looking for a video that walks me through the right way to apply VMWare 6 updates using the web client.  I found a bunch of older videos from version 4-5 using the fat client but would like to see how it is done with version 6.  Can anyone point me to a video that covers this clearly?
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Need a good P2V plan for a DC.

Here are the requirements:

Physical DC = server 2008 R2

Converted VM = needs to be server 2012R2

Needs to have the same name and IP as the physical dc.

What would be the best way to accomplish this task?

Here is my plan so far:

1.)      Transfer all FSMO rolls to another already running DC
2.)      Demote, and Decommission Physical DC, and shut down
3.)      Reset computer object in AD
4.)      In Vcenter, Stand up new vm
5.)      Make it a member server with same name as the physical
6.)      Give it same IP as old physical dc
8.)      Promote to DC

Will this work?  is there a better way?

your thoughts
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Having an issue doing a P2V conversion of a Windows Server R2 using VMware converter.

It fails with 'Platform-specific error 38'.

I have tried to go through
the generated logs (I don't think I can enclose them directly here) but can't really figure out why it would fail.

Any insight/suggestion most welcome
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Hi Guys,

We have an IBM System X 3200 M3 server with 2 x 500Gb hard drives installed.
The drives have been striped with RAID 0 running VMWare Esxi.

We now wish to install another 2Tb drive.

I need confirmation that the drive will be compatible with the server model, and that we would be able to install the drive, without interfering with the current RAID config.
I am not sure whether we'd be able to run 2 x separate RAID groups on this model?

Server model:  MT7328
Hard drive model:  42D0782      - IBM 2TB 7200 NL SATA 3.5" HS HDD
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Hi all, I've been a member here since 2016 but have only been in-and-out to peek at some solutions which have been very helpful to me over the years.  So first off, I'd like to thank all the awesome people out there who provide answers to our questions - Thank You!    I have done a quick search in the exchange about my current question: "VMware ESXi 6.5 Console session, cannot type, keyboard does not work in console".   My setup, I have a Dell R210 II server, installed ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor on it, and stood up a VM with two dual core processors, 6GB of RAM, and 3 NIC interfaces .  A very basic setup.  The intent of this VM is for a Sophos XG Home firewall.  Standing up ESXi went quickly without issues, as well as configuring the VM in the Hypervisor.  I uploaded the ISO to the datashare, and the VM did successfully boot to the Sophos 17.5 XG Firewall install.  My issue is, when I login to the ESXi web interface and browse the VM's to launch the console session, no matter what I do, I'm not able to type in console.  I've tried to connect to the console in I.E., Firefox and Chrome - same result.  I've closed the console session and reopened the session a few times, no change in results.  I've even rebuild a second VM with the same parameters, no cigar. Has anyone ever experienced this?  I'm beginning to think there's an issue with the laptop I'm using to interface with the ESXi Hypervisor, but that doesn't make sense to me.  I don't think there's an issue with the ESXi server... …
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I have a VM host running VMWare ESXi 6.0, which I usually access for maintenance with VSphere Client 6.0.0. The account I use has admin permissions.

I'd like to set up the server to send email notifcations in case of i.e. hardware problems, but I can't find out where to set that up, and VMWare documentation is not very helpful with that.

Any hint ?
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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.