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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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Any feedback so far on the most recent updates for vSphere 6.7?  I'm looking at updates from Esxi670 - 201903001 to Esxi670-Update02.  These would be applied to Supermicro hardware.  Just looking for any gotchas that would suggest waiting.

Thanks!

--Ben
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I am running VMware® Workstation 15 Pro 15.0.4 build-12990004. The host PC is running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1

There is a Windows 10 Professional 64 bit O/S VM on an internal SSD disk (Version 1803  OS build 17134.706) which is running low on disk space.
I plan to add an additional (larger) internal SSD disk and want to move the VM onto the new disk. The prospect of having to un-install and re-install the software development environment is a bit daunting which is why I would like to move the existing VM.
Will there be any issues with Microsoft Licensing/Validation ? Are there built- in capabilities in VMware Workstation to provide for moving a VM from one disk to another internal and retaining the same Host System ?
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Hi All,

We are currently running a VMware environment with SAN as storage. We have two sites, production and disaster recovery. We are currently reviewing our backup site. At the backup site we have another VCenter, physical hosts with enough resources to run production and an equivalent SAN with double the production capacity. Volume replication occurs between the production SAN to DR SAN. We use VEEAM for backups.

We want to be able to use the DR site in the event the production site is unavailable due to disaster as quickly/easily as possible for all network services. Is it better to use VM site recovery or veeam replication. Should we continue to replicate the Volumes from the production SAN to the DR SAN? We also want to be able to recover single server very quickly, ie if our storage server got hit with ransomware we could simply roll it back to a known uninfected time.

Thoughts, suggestions and input very welcome.

Cheers,
Paul
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Dear Team,

We have number of VMS which are having old OS 2008 R2 and need to upgrade to 2016 standard.

Scenario 1:
 I have an RDP server running on 2008R2 i want to upgrade to 2016 standard. Can you please share the best practice to achieve. I have the licenses.
Can i run the 2016 setup on the VM and upgrade.

My setup is on VMware Standard (HCI) version 6.7.
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Dear Team,

We have number of VMS which are having OS 2008 R2 and need to upgrade to 2016 standard.

Scenario :
I have 2 File Servers on 2008 R2 high Available using DFS. I want to upgarde the OS to windows 2016 Standard. Can you please share the best practice.

My setup is on VMware Standard (HCI) version 6.7.
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I am having issues connecting to ESXi 5.5 using Vpshere Client 5.5. I am able to ping the server and the DNS from my PC. However, I am failing my Test Management Network test. It will fail the DNS  and hostname.
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My company is starting to look into HCI solutions with some of our vendors. One of the solutions they are looking at is Nutanix. We are a large VMware shop. If we go with Nutranix, can we still running ESXi like we would with VxRails? I know Nutanix is very proprietary on their OS.
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Have a WIndows 2012 server which is randomly powering off, twice in past two months

Its in 5.5 vSphere environment which I know is out of support since last September

Whats best way to verify why this is happening?

Which VMWare logs do I need to look at to diagnose this issue?

Nothing really in event viewer and while we use Veeam backup these reboots are taking place outside of this time period?
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Virtual Windows 2016 server constant update problems.
Once again trying to update VMs running 2016 this time the update is kb449440 it just hangs at zero or 95%.  Been doing this for over 18 years, I have never had issues like this before with updates.
Any ideas/thoughts as to how to prevent this and resolve it. Even after a reboot, it goes back to hanging on the download forever.  I am ready to just go back to the snapshots, which I did but then will hang indefinitely on the downloads.  Is 2016 just a mess or something I need to do that have not with all prior releases of windows?  These VMs are running on Vsphere 6.5
Thanks!!!
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Windows Server 2012R2 Running on vmware Esxi host running on vmwware 6 update 3.
after return from storage outage, server booting to a black screen with small mouse pointer white circle.
no response, no ping, reseting the VM leads to black screen with error 0xC000001.
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We just upgraded from 5.5 to 6.7. We're pretty sure that now all our vm's are misconfigured due to the new pnuma/socket recommendations. Is anyone aware of tools that can look at our environment and offer cpu efficiency suggestions?

Bill
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I have two Dell Poweredge R420 servers, with iDRAC, VMWare 5.1 (prepping for upgrade), and two Power supplies each.  One of them though refuses to setup the second power supply in redundant mode.  The iDRAC setup indicates that there is a missing license.    I looked at my licenses on my Dell Account and there is none,  other then the two licenses for the iDRAC's which are held in perpetuity.  I am thinking there is something else going on.  All of the current firmware and updates are installed.  (this was done last week in the hopes it would resolve this.)  Looking for Ideas while I wait for Dell to respond.
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i noticed that there is a security advisory alert about vmtools version and VMware advisory state that we should upgrade VMtools to 10.3 as per the link below
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html
I normally upgrade VMtools after patching the ESXi hosts, but we have latest patches on all ESxi hosts and its repository has only 10.2. How do we upgrade VMtools to 10.3 ?
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I have used VMware monitor products like vRealize and Foglight at other companies and looking at getting some monitoring tools for my new environment. I have been looking at vRealize, Logic Monitor, Opvizor and Foglight want wanted to get other people opinions who are using these products currently. I am looking for a product that provides in dept environment metrics, trending, forecasting and reporting. Not to mention is reasonably priced.
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Hi there,

Is there a way we could convert a VMware VM CD-ROM in vCenter from SATA to IDE without downtime? If there is, how should we do this as it restricted us to update from the GUI. Thinking if we could do this from the command line  converting the affected virtual machine CD-ROM virtual device node from SATA to IDE on the fly without shutdown BUT no idea how to do this.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Jun
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Hi
Im having issues editing settings of a VM in vcenter.  See attached error.
I found this but looks to be for windows vcenter not appliance. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2001804 
Ideas how to fix?
I have upgraded vcenter appliance to latest version.
Thanks
vcenter-appliance-error-editing-vm.jpg
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Points of My Scenario:
1. I purchased the following model server:  HPE PROLIANT DL380 GEN9 E5-2620V4
2. I am required to make it a a VMware ESXi server
3. I must install the latest updated ESXi 5.5 version
REQUEST: Please provide me a link (or instructions) to the latest updated ESXi 5.5 ISO for this model server.
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Quick Question

Can Dell EMC UnityVSA

Provide stretched Cluster?

Note: That's the VSA (virtual SAN) product NOT VXRail

Anyone?
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We are in the process of implementing virtual Fax Servers in our environment and one of the requirement is to create  Windows Cluster.
We do have vSphere 6.5 with the required licenses.  
Question:  Cud I use VMWare HA instead.   Is it better to use vMware HA or  Windows Cluster?
Cud I have a good step by step guide how to set up both?
Thank you.
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I have a Server 2012 R2 virtual machine (VM) server running on a VMware host that is apart of a VMware cluster of servers that is able to join my domain, but after joining the domain, and performing the initial reboot, it is not able to login to the domain. I receive an error stating: "No Logon Servers Available." I can still login to the machine via local Administrator account, and when I do, I've verified that the DNS server is set to the correct DNS server (the DC; a Windows Server 2019 VM) and I've verified that this server has been created as an object in AD. Additionally, I cannot perform a gpupdate /force to test if there is connectivity between the server and the DC. When I ping the hostname of the server from the server, it yeilds the IPv6 address rather than the IPv4 address yet, IPv4 has been given priority. Additionally, I've unjoined and rejoined the server to the domain to only yield the same results. I've joined other machines to this same domain without any issue.

Quick note - I can successfully ping the hostname and IPv4 address of the DC. Additionally, if I force the ping of my own hostname to use IPv4 (e.g. ping hostname.local -4), it will yield the IPv4 version.
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VCSA 6.7

I made a mistake with DNS config before confuguring VCSA  my bad.
Set up vcsa - login and DNS FQDN works in address window
However once I log in it displays as the IP address rather than the name of the vcsa ex vcsa1-67 etc.
Is there a way to change this?
Thanks!  If not we get to reinstall it again ;-)
Doesn't hurt to ask!
Thanks!
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When trying to migrate a VM running windows 10 i get :Virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents the operation: Device 'HD audio ' has a backing type that is not supported. "This is a general limitation of the virtual machine's compatibility with the ESXi version of the selected host."

It was P2V but have no need for audio but see no way to remove or disable in device settings for the VM, does it have the be removed from the OS?
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Greetings!

We have a virtual machine that sits in on an ESXi 5.5 development server, runs Scientific Linux 7 and is provisioned for 800 GB of space.  We want to move it to a production server, but since it is only using less than 50 GB of space, we would love to provision it to use 100 GB.  How should we proceed to move/compress this VM at the same time?  Use the converter?  Any guidance/instructions will be most welcome.
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Hello,
I need a doc that shows the steps to setup a 2016 DC as an NTP time server source to an external time source. (ex:navy)
I found this article but it doesn't say anything about 2016 server. Would it be the same setup?
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/816042/how-to-configure-an-authoritative-time-server-in-windows-server
Let me know if these steps will work for 2016 server?
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Dear Experts

Iam having vmware hypervisor with few VM's,  performed vm's shutdown and restarted the server after this one of theVM which is windows AD is missing, it is not showing up also not available in the data store, attached support bundle generated from the log and also snap of one vm status as invalid, please do the needful to fix this. thanks in advance.
esx-esxi1.saplcss.com-2019-05-30--09.tgz
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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.