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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 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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Hi,

I just realized that my VMWare Fusion 10 doesn't detect any usb device anymore.  Reinstall vm tool doesn't change anything even not upgrading to Fusion 11. I'm running VMware Fusion in my MacBook Pro OS High Sierra 10.13.6.

What can I do?
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ESXi 5.1 is down but VMs running on that host are still showing Connected in the vCenter 5.1 Console though the VMs are not actually running. I am unable to remove those VMs as the option "Remove from Inventory" is greyed out.

Can you please help me out to recover these VMs?
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Hi,


I have a VMware Fusion 10 and upgrade it for Fusion 11 Pro. When I start my Windows 7 machine it asks me to update the VM which I choose yes. Thereafter my Windows can't start anymore and it keep saying there is an error but without any details.

I try another vm and this time choose not to update the VM and it works. So if I choose to update for my first VM when the machine started is there a way to go back?

Thanks
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Hi,

I brought up a test host in vSphere 6.0 with one of the VMUG Advantage licenses.  I then tried to add it to my vCenter server.  While it added it just fine, it then disconnects it with the reason of 'Insufficient license on host'.  I'm assuming that applies to the host license, but I'm not sure why.  I can connect to it just fine directly.  

?

--Ben
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I am running VMware workstation 12 Pro , 12.5.7 build-5813279

I wish to upgrade to version 15.

Until recently ( a couple of days ago), when I started VMware workstation I would get a prompt offering the chance to up-grade to version 15.

Today I decided to do so but the prompt to update didn't and now doesn't appear when I start VMware workstation.

How can I restore the state whereby I get a prompt to upgrade ?

I have tried the VMware  web site but it need to login to my account but the login doesn't accept the credentials that I supply. I have searched through my e-mails and I have no record of my customer number which was first issued when I purchased VMware workstation 8 a long time ago.

Is there any way that I can contact VMware in the UK to resolve this without having to purchase a support incident ? The e-mail account that I originally used to create my account when purchasing VMware workstation 8 is no longer valid and I need to register my new e-mail address.

I am looking for either  a) or b) below (preferably b)

a)  A VMware UK telephone number to help resolve this issue. I have the activation code for the current VMware workstation version 12

b) A way to reset WMWare workstation so that it will automatically prompt me to get an upgrade

I have performed all previous upgrades this way and don't recall that with this method there is no need to authenticate eligibility as the software to be  upgraded is already installed.
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I have not done anything to mitigate the L1 TERMIANL FAUL. I have been waiting for the feed back from others.
Did any of you take care of that? if so any issue?
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Hi Guys

I have  install VMware ESXi 6.7 in one of the Server with 150 SSD. it has take all 150 GB partition. Is there any way to reduce the ESXi partition & take out 100GB out of this. Please advice.
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Hello experts.
I have a virtual machine containing a very complex program to setup and configure (sources are not available too) that i want to convert it to physical.
I tried lots of things but none worked as expected:
- windows backup hangs
- symantec besr, even if it is a bare metal operation, stops at 73%, even after replacing hard disk with a new one
- using clonezilla by adding the physical hard disk as additional hard disk to the virtual machine and using clonezilla. the copy operation succeeded with no error but when placing hard disk in the physical machine, it fails to start
I would like to know if there's an effective way or software  that i should use
Thank you in advance
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Hi, we have Vmware esx 6.5, and a Server 2016 DC. We notice our time changes on our PC's. I wanted to ask, does by default the server sync time with the ESX host?
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I'm the lucky owner of two used IBM DS4700 storage machines that I just bought. Unfortunately, I need a firmware upgrade to make them work with VMware ESXi. Is there a kind soul out there that will help me get firmware version 7.60.63.00 for my machines?
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Help a guy with a bad memory please.  :)
ESX 6 - new install on a new host.
My default vswitch0 is created and it's my management network AND VM Network.
Now, I've brought on the other NICs and created a separate VM Network on vswitch1 and now, I want to remove the VM Network that was assigned to vswitch0.
I can't remember how to and I can't find it.

ALL of my other hosts are configured correctly in that I have a mgt network with teamed NICs on vswitch0, a VM Network with teamed NICs on vswitch1 and a vmotion network with teamed NICs on vswitch2.  

So, to clean it up, I'd like to get rid of the default VM Network that was spun up with my vswitch0.

PLEASE point me in the right direction.

Thanks

PS:  using the web client.
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I have a VM Exchange server 2013(windows 2012) under ESXI server. Unfortunally not to much space .

Exchange DATABASEs (.edb) under E:\ .  C:\ drive divided 2 diffrent partition . E:\ is for .edb databases  and exchange Logs. Please look at the Picture.


I plan to extend only E:\ drive to 150 gb under esxi(vsphere) .
my first question is : can i extend E:\ drive where all our .edb databases?

Thanks
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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.