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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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Hi All,

Can anyone help me with the VMware Horizon View (VDI) interview questions?

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Hello,

I am looking fr advice on a backup strategy. Currently my environment has the following specifications:

2 x  VMWare ESXI Hypervisors connected to a SAN with 12 Virtual machines
9 TB of storage space
Physical server (end of life) that has an LTO 5 tape backup unit capable of 10+ TB of storage; It is connected to a cheap 54 TB NAS which holds all backup data
Licensed with Veeam Enterprise 9.5 (to backup VM's)
Licensed with Symantec Backup Exec (archive data to tape)

The above description for backups (and more or less disaster recovery) is in my opinion an outdated method of doing backups. I would like to move to a more modern method that meets the company goals.

I would like to do the following:

Have a retention period: 30 Days, with ongoing monthly backups
-preferably ability file level restore
-Backup to cloud or offsite data center
-Ability to restore images in Amazon (or another ESXi server) in the event of a disaster at HQ
-RPO of 24 hours
-RTO of 4 hours (if possible)

Data is safe and destination of backups needs to be a proven reliable source. Backed up data is encrypted.

I am on a tight budget.

One of the recommendations on this site was to use CloudBerry with Backblaze. I am not certain if this a good commercial solution for Disaster Recovery and backups

I still have the ability to backup everything to disk and then archive to a cloud storage vendor, although I imagine restoring data would be quite slow, even with a Gigabit …
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is it possible to gave ip address 10.x.x.x to vmware work station?
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Our environment consist of a vCenter 6 Update 3 server and 110 ESXi 6 Update 2 hosts. There is a setting on VMs for "Latency Sensitivity". If I am understanding thing correctly. When using this setting it take your total CPU and memory assignment and creates reservations of the same value. VMs can be migrated with this setting in place as long as the target host has ample resources. What other value does this latency sensitivity setting provide?
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hi,

Can I increase the disk space when the vm is power up? If can, why am i am encountered this error. See attachment. Tks
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Hi guys

We have a virtual fileserver, Windows 2012 R2 which has DFS set up on it for future purposes. Once every few weeks, we run into this issue where nobody is able to access the mapped drives. This morning it happened. If I tried to RDP to the server, an error message would pop up instantly as though the server was unavailable.

I had to log onto the actual Vcenter server and restart it. After that, everybody was able to access the mapped drives again.

The server has 4GB of RAM with dual 3.4ghz processors. C drive has 50% free. F drive has 28% free, F drive has 50% free. Both drives have Windows Volume Shadow Copy set up to take snapshots of both drives twice per day.

I've attached the log files of the past 12 hours to see if anybody can see anything? Is it paging file related? Is it falling off the network and it is DNS related? I have no idea, so any help would be awesome.

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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We currently own a none-expiring vCenter Operations Manager Standard 5.6 license for unlimited VMS. Some guy at VMware reached out to us and is telling us we need to buy vRealize in packs now and that we are out of compliance? Why cant I just stay with my current product? Whats going on?
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MY VMS are gone-Inaccessible virtual machines are named as Unknown inaccesible
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We have an ESXi 6.0 server that had a core dump this morning.  Screen attached.  Not sure what caused it yet.. 

The system is not booted.  

We did not pre-configure an area for the core dump or enable anything to my knowledge
can i boot it up and pull logs by following the below link?
     
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002769
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Hello, All.

OK, I have the following.
VMWare 6.5 Update 1 (Free version)

Adaptec RAID 6805T

I have it configured for a 4 drive RAID 5.
However, it is not showing up inside of ESXi.

I found this driver.
Adaptec RAID Driver v1.2.1-52040 for VMware

However, the driver is for versions of VMware 5, 5.5, and 6.0
I have 6.5 update 1

Also, if this driver will work with 6.5 u1
How would you install it into the FREE Version of VMWare?

I also found this information as well.
I just want to make sure that this is going to work before I attempt it.
How to install 3rd Party RAID controller drivers in VMware ESXi 6.0

I would like so input on this before I attempt to do this.
As this is on a production system, and I prefer not to mess anything up.

Thanks.
Carrzkiss
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Veeam not connect to Vcenter - connection is being actively refused - portqry says 443 is not listening on Vcenter but netstat shows that 443 is listening
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Looking for a hybrid monitoring solution for my internal servers, VMWare hosts, VM's exchange, sql etc....
I have multiple sites and we've become too spread out in my opinion for our internal monitoring solution which is a bit outdated.

As a bonus if it could talk to Sonicwalls, and Dell Equalogics that would be nice. The sonicwalls more than the storage would be nice.

I looked at Site 7x24
But seems pretty pricey overall and from the plans seems to be targeting websites but maybe I'm reading it wrong.

I'm curious about what others are using and recommendations.
I understand I'll need some kind of Agent at each site but I want the heart of the monitoring cloud based so essentially a hybrid solution as I said.
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Hi everyone
I need advice from the VMware expert Regarding the VSP certificate.how will I get it ? As I understand I need to pass VSA exam then enroll on one of the authorization training center after I completely the training I will be able to take the exam of VSP ...but as you know the training of VMware in school it cost a lots price .I hear about the online class training provided by authorization school from VMware can any one help me to understand more about it
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I currently have a 3par array that needs to be re-sync'd with a remote site (another 3par) The bandwidth is not enough to replicate the data in a timely manner.
HP's solution is to create a read-only snapshot and use a block level backup solution to do the backup of the source. Transport the data to the site, and restore
the backup at the remote site. Then have the 3par connect and sync using remote copy. I need to find a backup product that will give me a block level backup of the data
that I can place on a usb drive. All of the data is VMDKs. Both sites are running 3pars connected to ESXi hosts.
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Hello,

I have a QNAP TS-1279U-RP NAS. It is currently connected to one  Windows 2008 R2 Virtual server in hosted on one of the ESXi servers through an iSCSI connection.

The QNAP SAN is mapped as a RAW LUN. IT looks like it is mapped through the ESXi host and not software iSCSI on the Windows Server O/S (although I am far from being an expert on this).

I would like to know if it would be possible to also map this LUN to a physical Windows server (and see the same data that the Virtual server sees).

I it possible and how can  I accomplish this?

The physical server is  backup server which has the tape unit connected to it. I would like ot connect to the NAS so I can easily transfer data on the NAS to tape.

Any assistance / guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi,

Before say VCheck (:-)), I d need a Ps based health of a specific cluster, like you can find in the Vcenter GUI of a cluster: this many CPU of max is used, this much storage of all storage, mem.of all mem available. Those 3 values,
nothing more then that. Any advise welcome.

J
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We have a vCenter server appliance (VCSA) v6.0 with two ESXi hosts connected, both also v6.0.  The hosts share iSCSI storage.  We are adding a third host which is running ESXi v.6.5, so we need to upgrade the vCenter appliance.  The upgrade installer won't allow selection of the "tiny" or "small" size of VCSA (i.e. the options are not available), and there are other errors during the pre-upgrade checks. However, the question is not about how to fix these errors - it is as follows:

If we install a new clean VCSA, what settings need to be manually migrated from the previous vCenter?  Is it just the HA cluster settings, and any other customisation we have made to e.g. alarms?

My thinking is that for just the two hosts there's no point in keeping the old vCenter if it is proving difficult to migrate.
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We have a Server 2003 file server running in on VMware ESXi.  The C:\ drive got corrupt but, all the data sits on a separate partition that didn't get affected and is still intact.  I removed the good partition/drive from the virtual and rebuilt the C:\, joined it to the domain and added the file share partition/drive back.  Now, people can access the file share without no problems but, can't manipulate any data.  The partition/drive and set to Read Only and the check box to uncheck it is greyed out.  No matter what I do, all files and folders on the share is set to Read Only.  Now, if I go directly on to the server via VMware console, I have not issues.  The problem only occurs via the network share.  Everyone's Rights and Permissions are how they're supposed to be but, something is superseding those explicit permissions.  So far, I've done the following:

Changed the owner to my domain admin account
Removed the Everyone group and added the Domain Users group
Removed all inheritable rights
Did the attrib -r command (various ones)
Disjoined the server from the domain and rejoined it
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Looking to expand hard disk on a VM running on VMWare Workstation 14. It has snapshots on it and I want to ensure all snapshots are retained. Is this possible to do and if so how? Thanks
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Windows 2012 R2
VMware 6.5
My Windows 2012 R2 Server is a VM on my ESXI Host 6.5
It also runs SQL 2014  Enterprise and is clustered with another Windows 2012 R2 Server running SQL 2014

The other day on the server I received an event 10016 DCom error.

So I went in to the registry and found the ID's and added administrator to the security tab.

The next step is to run DCOMCNFG  expand Component Services the expand Computers.

When I try to expand Computers I get nothing displayed and the MMC hangs

I have to use task manager to kill the process.

Any ideas why I can not see the objects under computer?

I even ran as administrator and no luck.

Thanks

Tom
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Hi,

Any can advice how to troubleshooting the .vmdk vdisk missing and corrupted? see attached error screenshot.

Use VMware Converter, to create a V2V, or right click and use CLONE to CLONE the VM are failed. Restored from backup also failed

Tks.

Lucky
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Automatic Vmotion and HA between DataCenters

If I am not wrong with Vsphere Version 6.0  automatic  and manual Vmotion can occur between 2 ESX hosts in 2 different Clusters but in the same DataCenter.
Regarding HA, let 's say we have CLuster1 and CLuster2 in the same DataCenter , if one ESX Host in Cluster1 fails and there is not enough resources  in CLuster1 to host and  Restart all the VMs of the failed ESX host, will the VMs of the Failed ESX Host be able to restart in a different ESX Host in CLuster 2 ?

Thank you
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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#26: VMware vCenter Server stopped responding, cannot login, giving you an error? Check vCenter Server storage space, especially if using the appliance!

If you would like to discuss this post further please post a question to the VMware Topic area.
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Our problem is:

Platform VMware ESXi 6.5
VCenter UI don`t open properly. It won`t show the list of virtual servers.
Please check the attached file

Below you see the error message which we found in VCenter Windows application logs:
An unrecoverable problem has occurred, stopping the VMware VirtualCenter service. Error: Error[VdbODBCError] (-1) "ODBC error: (23505) - ERROR: duplicate key value violates unique constraint "pk_vpx_vm_virtual_device"; Error while executing the query" is returned when executing SQL statement "INSERT INTO VPX_VM_VIRTUAL_DEVICE (ID, DEVICE_KEY, CONN_AL_GU_CONTROL_FLAG, CONN_CONNECTED_FLAG, CONN_START_CONNECTED_FLAG, CONN_STATUS, DEVICE_INFO_SUMMARY, DEVICE_INFO_LABEL, DEVICE_CONTROLLER_KEY, DEVICE_UNIT_NUMBER, DEVICE_TYPE, DEVICE_TEXT) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)"

This all begun when one of virtual servers hung up. We tried forced shutdown, but it didn`t work and hung out too. After that we shut down all servers by normal way. Then we tried to restart whole VMWare platform, which also hung up. Then we cold boot the whole VMserver by power button. After that VMWare platform started normally and all virtual servers worked normally.  Only VCenter UI don`t open properly. It won`t show the list of virtual servers.
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We are using vCenter 6 Update 3 on a Windows 2012 R2 platform ( will me moving to 6.5 shortly) and 110 ESXi 6 Update 2 hosted. Right now we have two main production Vmware cluster each with 35 host a piece. I know the make number of hosts is 64 and also understand that large cluster can use resources more effectively. Is this correct or should I cap the number of hosts per cluster for 40~. I what we you zone a datastore for a Vmware cluster vcenter pegs one host to be the reference host. I remember seeing a VMware KB article on this but cannot find it for the life of me and if I recall the only way to find the host the vCenter is referencing is to enable verbose logginging in vCenter. Does this ring a bell to anyone???
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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.