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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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Hello - we have a 1TB large VM sitting on a particular LUN that needs to be rebuilt.  The LUN is using too many disks and the only way to free up some of those disks is to rebuild the LUN - which means we have to move the VM files off of it first.  Due to not having any other free LUNs/disks available big enough to hold the 1TB VM, we need to download it to a portable 4TB Passport USB drive.  What are the recommendations out there as to how to do this?  I know that I should be able to Browse the LUN and just download the files onto the Passport - but is that the best way to do it?  Should I do a LUN copy or something else, for any reason?

Thanks for your help.
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Supports up to 4K resolution!
Supports up to 4K resolution!

The VS192 2-Port 4K DisplayPort Splitter is perfect for anyone who needs to send one source of DisplayPort high definition video to two or four DisplayPort displays. The VS192 can split and also expand DisplayPort audio/video signal on two or four DisplayPort monitors.

I need to virtualize a physical windows server, however, I only have the actual server to perform this task, so right now I have windows 2008 on the raid and the ideas it to virtualize the current OS to a file then install vmware 6.0 and move the image file to the server, any ideas? Last time I did this I had to virtualize to an infrastructure which made things way easier, now I have to use the same server.
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Good afternoon,

Running a test recovery plan in Site Recovery Manager, one of my virtual servers throws the following error:

Site Recovery Manager Error - An error occurred while communicating with the remote host

The next Saturday to migrate my servers from my alternate site to the main site again, this error would affect my live replication somewhat.

Stay tuned to your comments.

Regards...
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Our existing environment only has one Window 2008R2 server. It has DS role and file services.

As a part of BCP part, we are thinking of P2V the physical server to a virtual guest hosted by a vmware machine. It will be only be used during Disaster Recovery.

Can I simply backup the system state of the Window 2008 physical server and restore the file on the virtual server in case we need it ?

Thx
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I have a 2012 R2 Vsphere server where the disk is nearly full. I  can see that the main folders only use a few GBs, but then there's a "System Volume Information" root folder to which I, as admin, have no access to and I suspect that it's consuming all the disk space.

I tried checking the size using third party tools but I keep getting an "access denied" message.

What can I do ? Is it safe to take ownership of the folder ?

Thanks in advance.
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After an ESX host iSCSI became disconnect to our SAN's because of a Cisco switch issue, several VM's fail to power on. The error message is as follows.

Failed to lock the file
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/5661e6ad-b2a8b7a5-a661-842b2b16cfbc/beta-2016/beta-2016_2.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
Failed to power on scsi0:1.
Failed to add disk scsi0:1.

The referenced disk is a second disk on the VM. If i remote it, the VM powers on fine. If i try to add it back after booting up, same error.

I have also created a new VM from scratch with same specs and then added the OS disk and the above disk partition and get the same errors.
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Hi All,

I want to reinstall vsphere but noticed that the disk are claimed by a previous vsan installation.

I have been using the cli command

esxcli vsan storage remove --disk
On the last on disk i get the message unable to remove device:can not remove last HDD
Why is this?

Also when i try esxcli vsan storage remove -s mpx.vmhba1:c2:t6:l0 is get the error
not a VSAN disk: mpx.vmhba1:c2:t6:l0

See attahed, how do i wipe all the partitions?
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There is so many discussion about vCPU, logical CPU socket etc. I am not clear about the ratio 1:1, 2:1 etc.
We have a server with 2 sockets.  A developer asked me to configure a VM with 1:1 ratio not more than 2:1 for 4 CPU.
How do i assign the vCPU ? Do I put 2 core and select both sockets?
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Hi, currently running ESXi installed from this ISO: VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-OS-Release-4564106-HPE-650.9.6.0.28-Nov2016.iso.
HPE bulletin (see below link) tells me i need to update to this version of ESXi:  VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-5969303-HPE-650.U1.10.1.0.14-Jul2017.iso

do i boot from this ISO on each host one by one and install the update (moving the VMs between hosts), starting up, then moving the VMs back and repeating for other hosts?  can i perform this live or in a less involved manner?

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00019865en_us&hprpt_id=HPGL_ALERTS_1976055&jumpid=em_alerts_us-us_Jul17_xbu_all_all_1171521_1976055_Servers_critical__/
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Hello, we are currently in the process of searching out vendors to help us move to O365.  We're currently running Microsoft Exchange Enterprise in a CCR environment.  Until we move, we're running out of disk space for our mailboxes and there isn't any room to add more drives.  Is it possible to break the cluster and P2V the primary server making it a virtual on our SAN allowing me to add more disk space to the partition that's running low?
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Create the perfect environment for any meeting
Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

hi, i wanted to connect two vmware workstation environment for my vmware NSX lab practice. here each laptop is 16 GB ram. that's why need to connect both laptops. I made 4 subnets from vmware workstation using vmnet1=192.168.1.0/24, vmnet2=192.168.2.0/24, vmnet3=192.168.3.0/24, vmnet4=192.168.4.0/24 and wanted to pass it to both laptops and communicate with each VMs. For this what need to do?

Regards
Milton sarkar
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Good Morning,

Last Saturday, we proceeded to run our Site Recovery Manager vmware to replicate live all our servers from the Main Site to the Alternate Site, the migration was a success.

Right now reviewing the Site Recovery Manager of my site Alterno that at the moment is my productive environment, I could validate that at Array Based Replication level the following error:

Cannot find matching consistency group at remote site for 'RCG-PRO-BACK-CB'.
Cannot find matching consistency group at remote site for 'RCG-PRO-BACK-CB.r48367'.

However I run a Test Recovery Plan and in the report, no errors or warnings appear, my question is that if when I re-execute the migration to my productive site again, this error in the Array Based Replication, would it affect my replication at all?

Or should we validate our storage box.?

Similarly, append printer with the error.

Regards...
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I need to find out the driver and firmware version

I tried this link and doesnt bring me anything

https://www.virtual-allan.com/esxi-how-to-find-hbanic-driverfirmware-version/
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Dear Guys, after installed Vmware 6.5, I tried to connect to the HOST via vSphere client but I got this: server 0.0.0.0?

Can you please explain? And how to fix it?
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A physical server has 25 cores, it is possible to convert it into a virtual guest hosted in a VMware with CPU only have 8 cores ?

Actually the server is a AD users with simple file sharing.

Thx
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Do VMware converter allow converting physical Window 2013 to virtual image hosted in  VMware server 6.5
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I need to present all datastores in a cluster to a VM to support SAN-Transport. For the VM can I create a WWN using Fibre Channel NPIV to may SAN admin can zone the lun's accordingly?
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We had a switch issue yesterday and since then, two hosts are unable to connect to our dell equalogics'. Six hosts are connected over iscsi with Dynamic Discovery with no problem. The other two hosts cannot connect to Dynamic or Static LUN's

I have rebooted the host, attempted rescans of HBA.

any thoughts. i have verified all CHAP credentials and everything are set correctly. the switch was replaced with the same exact switch configuration.
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Hi
Looks like were either paying for the wrong type of licences here or something else not right.
We have essentials kit only.  I believe 'maintenance' was c£50 p/a.  Its not more, like c£500.  I'm not sure if this could be tech support or not.
Essentially what products are required for product support and upgrades, as my suppliers and vmware renewals havent a clue?
Thanks
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we tried doing VM datacenter migration from one source to another of one of 140 GB machine using Veeam 8 and it gave errors below.

13/08/2017 10:46:13 AM :: Copying VM files Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" /><vmxPath vmRef="24" datacenterRef="h


13/08/2017 11:30:48 AM :: Failed to process VM 'PMServer' at 2017-08-13T113048 Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" />
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Dear Experts, as my understanding, Exchange DAG (for 2 nodes) is the cluster that replicate all data from Mail Server1 to Mail Server2. Is it still correct in SAN storage environment? If so, everything related to mail in SAN storage will be duplicated, am I right? Can we configure so that there is only one version of data exists on it and there are only 2 VM servers for HA-failover?

Many thanks as always!
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How do I move a space between Disk- D to Disk C in a virtual machine? on windos server 2008 VMwer
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Hello everyone,

Got a new case in front and need to clear before proceeding.
Having a UCS BE6000 running ESXi 5.0 U1
the client wants to update the ESXi to a a specific patch i.e.,Patch Release ESXi500-201405001.
The required patch released is after 5.0 U3.
I need to know if there will be any issues if the required patch is applied (.zip) file which is approx 600MB in size.
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Hello Experts. I am interested in setting up a home lab env using vmware workstation 11.0, for microsoft exchange. I would like to set it up so that i can have mailflow going to and from the internet. Im not quite sure how i can set up the network to do this. My residential isp blocks smtp. Is there another way of going about this? Do i need to register a domain and have public dns with someone like godaddy? My current env is 2 domain controllers, 1 exchange 2010 server hosting the mailbox and hub transport role, 2 servers for CAS, and 1 edge server. So i need external connection on the edge. My end goal is to migrate from exchange 2010 to 2013 then to o365 for practice. Please assist. Thanks in advance.
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We used the MSVM Converter 3.0 to migrate a W7 guest from Vmware 5.5 ESXI to Hyper-V 2012 R2. The conversion went smoothly, the computer boots up, but no network connection. The Driver shows as Error 31 Device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this update.  Things I have tried:

1) Removing the NIC, shutting down the guest, removing and readding the NIC to the guest from Hyper-V Management console. I have tried legacy and standard NIC's connected to different networks, without any change in behaviour. Both the Intel 21140 based driver and the normal Hyper_V Nic driver show up as the same error.
2) Set non_present devices to visible in command prompt and removed everything except the Miniport and other built in NIC's No luck.
3) As soon as I uninstall the nic and scan, it detects the NIC and instantly fails to install it.
4) Removed the config key from the registry for the current control set
5) Installed Integration Services.

IPCONFIG and NCPA.CPL show now network configuration.

The vmware tools appear to have been sucessfully removed during the migration (The machine was on during the migration).

There are other guests on this host which work fine that were also converted. They are using either the legacy or standard hyper-v nic connected to the same network without issue.

Because I can't get connected to the internet, getting updated drivers is difficult, however, given it doesn't appear to even be trying …
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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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