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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 have a client running a HP DL380 Gen 9 server in a single server environment.  It is running ESXi 6.7 Free edition.  I have some thin provisioned VM's that have about 1.5TB of free space now on their drive and I need to free that storage up for the datastore.  I am showing that VAAI is not supported.  

I have little experience with VAAI and not sure if this is something that only works with SAN's or if it is supposed to work with local storage as well.  Any thoughts would be great and this is also a critical production server.
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I'm running a server with ESXI 6.0 I'm having issues with the box - it's slow and my virtual servers are freezing.  I went to hardware and looked at health and saw the following - see attached.  How can I verify this is the issue.  I have ssh enabled but I don't know how to see if I'm actually having hardware issues.a.pngb.png
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Afternoon all

I need to update a VMHost which has the correct base install but I need to update it to a newer build. I want to do this manually and as far as I know you can drop the zip file or the folders within the zip file over to the host and run  "esxcli software vib"

Anyone got a really quick, this is how to do it thing?

Thanks all.

Alex
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In vSphere 6.7, I have a DAS datastore drive that I inadvertently unplugged.  Reinserted it but it now is listed as Inaccessible.  

In the storage devices screen for this host, I'm not 100% sure this is the one, but I have an entry grayed out with an operational state of 'Lost Communication'.  device list for local host
Doesn't appear to be much in the way of options in the web interface.  Is there any way to re-establish communications with this drive?  It is on a Supermicro motherboard.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Hi,
I was having issues with a (DAS drive) datastore in the current vSphere version so I migrated all the VMs to other ones.  When I pulled the drive, I fat-fingered the wrong one.  Now that drive/datastore is listed as Inactive.

How do I re-activate it?  

Thanks!

--Ben
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Dear All,
I am monitoring ESX logs on a test environment,however I am receiving lot of logs
I need to focus on security logs only
What kind of logs should I look for?Any help?
IN case i want to know if a virtual machine was created,where to look for?
Any tips on monitoring a vmware ESX?
Regards
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i have a vmware 6.7 server running with windows-10 hosts
then fixid pc wich run in rdp session a host
on fixed pc 2 serial decives (barcode scanner, weight scale)
now use a rs232 to ip adapter  , on host these are seen by adapter software as com ports
works ok , but !  slow!  

tried one other thing instead,  write from fixed pc to shared disk in host
reading in time loop for file, if found , open/read/delete file  , same speed as converter

would there be way (should be terrible fast!)  to write to a memory loctation either on fixed pc or vmware host or vmware server  and read inside host (old dos style peeking)  one one of these then used memory location
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Hello

Iam Install a vmware Horizon 7.10 Agent and the direct View Plugin so works fine  but dont need to put a key in.

do iam need  a standard horizon licence for just the agent and direct view plugin ? iam dont use the horizon server.

thank you
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How to perform a specific VM Disk Consolidation using power cli

Get-VM "MyVM" | which command need to be use after the pipeline to perform disk consolidation
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In VMware replication (8.1.1), I put all replicated VMs in a subfolder of a destination datastore, but see folders with name of various VMs in the root of that datastore which contain some tiny (10 to 20 KB) files like hbrcfg.GID-xxx. What are these files? Why are these folders created? And may I delete these folders? Thanks.
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Hi, I am using VMware cluster (ESXi 6.0).
I just created a VM and I noticed that Network adapter option is greyed out.
I created ANOTHER VM, and I got same results.
"Connect on power on" icon seems normal,  but "connected" is not.
Any suggestion?
I am using DVS (distributed virtual switch)
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We have an lone ESXi 6.7 host in our DMZ which is the dedicated host for our DMZ VMs. It is directly connected to the DMZ port on our ASA. We're trying to figure out the safest way to management it. As it stands right now, our two options are:

1. Connect the management interface directly to our management network. I don't particularly like this because that host is directly connecting our DMZ to our management network, and we're relying on VMs not being able to attack their host to keep our management network secure.

2. Connect the management interface to an empty port on our ASA, set that port to a higher security level than our DMZ network but lower security level than our internal production network, then manage it directly through our production network. I don't particularly like this since the management interface will be directly exposed to our production network, though it would be on a different network.

Any thoughts, comments, insults, rants?
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We are moving our whole virtual environment to a new datacenter and the datacenter is in a different IP subnet. I was hoping to use PowerCLI to change the IPs on all the VM's (about 100 of them) but it looks like  set-vmguestnetworkinteface has been deprecated.

I was wondering if anything else exists to be able to automate the change of the IPs on the VM's? I would need to change the IP, gateway, subnet and DNS.
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Currently in our environment we are using NetApp  for our VMware environment, but will most likely will be purchasing a new Pure Flash array shortly.  We do have FC connecting our hosts the the upstream switches, but do not use an MDS. If we want to use FC with Pure, how would we zone the storage. Would we need to do lun masking on the host side?
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Hi All,

Can the VMware vCenter Appliance run on the same host as other VM machines or does it have to be on its own physical host?



Cheers,
Paul
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Experts out there, we have two separate sites with two vcenter servers.  The SSO domain name are the same as mydomain.local , but they are separate at each other.
we are thinking of configuring ELM so we can manage all sites' vcenters in a single Html page.
I came across an article today below. Is it the article which I have to follow? I mean pointing vcenter to a single SSO is the same as ELM?

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2019/10/repointing-vcenter-server-to-another-sso-domain.html
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Dear Experts,

I read that

To migrate from VMware to VirtualBox, you first need to export the VM in an .ovf file. To do that open the VMware folder located inside the “Programs Files” folder in the C drive. Once you are there, open the “OVFTool” folder. Press “Shift + right-click,” and then select the “Open Command Prompt here” option.

Is this the folder of the VM machine or the ESXi server?

Do I install the OVF Tool on the source VM itself?
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I tried to upgrade ESxi 6.5 to 6.7 U3 using UPdate manager and got PSOD saying that "Attempting to install an image profile bypassing signing and acceptance level verification. This may pose a large security risk". I guess this must be the reason I got PSOD.
Any advice would be appreciated.
It sis a Dell R730 server and I downloaded iso image from Dell.
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We had vcenter version 6.5 vcsa and upgraded to 6.7. As i know, vcsa does not support flash-based web client other than html5. I noticed that "Vsphere web client flex" deprecated shortcut message in the browser menu when we launch. Is there any way I can remove that shortcut like the vcsa new installation menu?
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Need a PowerCLI Script that will do the following:

1.) Scan all the ESXi Hosts that are part of a VSAN Cluster in my Vcenter

2.) Get Only the Driver & Firmware information for the smartpqi Module

Module = smartpqi

Driver Version:

Firmware Version:

Driver Version:


3.) Display the results for each ESXi Host

4.) Optional - Maybe export the info to excel spreadsheet

Thanks  Really appreciate this!
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A removed vCenter server Appliance keeps popping up on our vcenter server vcenter1.domain.com.
Were using Linked Mode to link our 3 vcenters together.

Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems:
https://photon-machine.domain.com:443/sdk


I have removed the photon-machine using

msso-util unregister --node-pnid Platform_Services_Controller_System_Name --username administrator@your_domain_name --passwd vCenter_Single_Sign_On_password

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and
C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\vmdird>vdcleavefed.exe -h photon-machine.domain.com -u administrator -w <pw>

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vdcleavefd offline for server photon-machine.domain.com
 Leave federation cleanup done

The photon-machine no longer appear under "Nodes".

But the error keeps popping up on vcenter1.domain.com.

Any ideas where to go from here?

Thanks,

Bjorn
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I have been running vmware 5.5 esxi on a Dell T410 forever in a home lab environment.   Is it possible to in vmware 6.7 on a Dell T410 server?
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how to use vmware workstation player

I have downloaded and installed vmware workstation player. it looks different than regular  vmware workstation.
I do not see the panel on the left that show VMs , if you want to select different VMs.

Any Help ?

Thank you
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Hi,

Started having problems with a VM in vSphere a few minutes ago.  I use Veeam to replicate them to a failover host.  I decided to check the replication VM and got the following:

"File system specific implementation of Ioctl[file] failed
Failed to start the virtual machine.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/5bc520fe-f0c42cd2-8d13-0cc47a9fd93a/SMTest_replica/SMTest_10-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created.  The content ID of the parent disk does not match the corresponding parent content ID in the child
Module 'Disk' power on failed.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/5bc520fe-f0c42cd2-8d13-0cc47a9fd93a/SMTest_replica/SMTest_12-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
....

Never seen this before.  ?

--Ben
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Got a bit of a problem with a Windows 2012 R2 box and would appreciate any suggestions.  it isn't a massively vital system (internal instant messaging server) and I sill have a few other potential restore options before rebuilding but I wonder whether I have missed something blindingly obvious and would like to see if can solve issue, apart from anything else before rebooting the other 8 or so VM!

This is running on VMware ESXi with two hosts running to a iSCSI SAN.  There is also a DR site with VM replication setup

This started at the weekend with a routine reboot.  The server hadn't been rebooted for a few months, possibly 4-5 months and it had a small number of updates + a load of optional ones.

I didn't create a VM snapshot before it rebooted, apart from anything else it had just backed up and replicated to DR site and was routine updates.

But... it disappeared, checking the VM console it was in a cycle of failed boot and automatic repair.  It shows "inaccessible boot device" but just that, no code like I would normally expect to give a hint.

At that point I took a snapshot which I reverted to at various points before trying different repairs and restore.

Safe mode, command prompt, last known good etc. all failed the same of course
The command prompt repair had an issue in that the local admin password for this box did not match documentation and would not work.
So after a boot off Windows 2012 R2 DVD.  Login to command prompt that way.
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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.