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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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Had this error pop up in my emails.

Time Stamp 11/22/17 09:04:51 (GMT) Event Number 2041  Severity Warning Host A-IMAGE  Storage Array APM********* SP N/A Device N/A  Description The storage system received too many events in this poll cycle to display here. This event does not necessarily indicate a problem.
 Primary Contact: ****
 Primary Contact Phone: ****
 Primary Contact email: *****  Secondary Contact: ****  Secondary Contact Phone: **** Secondary Contact email:  ****  After Hours instructions: Primary and Secondary contact phone number is available 24hours.

I went to log into vsphere web client and got this error.

Cannot connect to vCenter Single Sign-On server https://******.MNP.com:7444/sts/STSService/vsphere.local.

I logged into the local client on our vcenter server, no errors. logged into our san, no errors. nothing. I don't see any windows logs on the vcenter server either. I see nothing.

I restarted a couple webclient services on the vcenter server, couple minutes go by- working now.

what do these errors mean, how were they caused. anything proactive I can do to prevent in the future?
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I have a few VM where I am trying to quiesce the guest file system but it keeps failing. However snapshot of virtual machine memory works without problems. What permissions does an account require to quiesce?
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We're running vSphere 6 on nine servers, each with their own copy of vSphere installed.  Several of the servers' CPU are overloaded, while the others are idle.  I've read that a single copy of vSphere can gang together the servers into one, big processing unit and can automatically allocated CPU load from one server to another.  I believe the process was called Distributed Resource Management (DRM) in v.5.5.  How can this configuration be done in v.6?

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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Hi PC is windows 8 with inte Core(TM) i7 4500U 1.8GHz 2.40 GHz. Two guest system are running on the vmware workstation. I want the two guest system have maximum resource of the PC. Please see picture attached. how to assign the cpu to the two guest? Thank you
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Good morning,

Some of you have knowledge at the level of vmware support, even when the support for the following vmware products is valid:

-Vmware Esxi 5.5
-Vcenter Server 5.5
-SRM 5.8
-VDP 6.1

I mean how soon Vmware will no longer provide support for these services.

Stay tuned to your comments.

Best regards.
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hello
I am trying to sVmotion a VM with multiple disks, no snapshots and all vmdk's are on the same datastore. the sVmotion keeps failing, I have been able to move other VMs off the old SAN on to the new one however this one keeps failing, I have tried sVmotioning it to another datastore on the same SAN which also fails, I have restarted the management agents on all hosts in the cluster but still not working, I have also powered off the VM and tried sVmotion which also failed. my next step would be to try a folder move with the VM powered off and removed from inventory and if that failed would try cloning the VM to the new SAN and then using the clone a the live. does anyone have any ideas what else I could try please? see below log

cheers
Bill

2017-11-20T18:21:13.944Z| vmx| I120: Log for VMware ESX pid=6657817 version=5.5.0 build=build-6480324 option=Release
2017-11-20T18:21:13.944Z| vmx| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2017-11-20T18:21:13.944Z| vmx| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2017-11-20T18:21:13.944Z| vmx| I120: Host is VMkernel 5.5.0
2017-11-20T18:21:13.935Z| vmx| I120: VTHREAD initialize main thread 0 "vmx" pid 6657817
2017-11-20T18:21:13.935Z| vmx| I120: Msg_SetLocaleEx: HostLocale=UTF-8 UserLocale=NULL
2017-11-20T18:21:13.936Z| vmx| I120: ConfigDB: Failed to load /usr/lib/vmware/config
2017-11-20T18:21:13.936Z| vmx| I120: ConfigDB: Failed to load ~/.vmware/config
2017-11-20T18:21:13.936Z| vmx| I120: OBJLIB-LIB: Objlib initialized.
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Dear All,
I have tried many times to install VMWare vCenter 6.5 but still no luck. I have tried different vcenter 6.5 version and esxi 6.5 version. DNS is working perfectly fine no issue. I have tried vCenter (VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-4944578) on Esxi 6.5 (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-201701001-4887370.x86_64 ) same error. I have also tried vCenter ((VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-4944578) on Esxi (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-5969303.x86_64). The installation stuck on 80% installing RPM. Please also find attached the VCA VM snaptshot which shows the error.  Please also find attached the log file error for more details.
The strange thing is, two months back i have successfully install the same version on another server with same specs and model but now on this server could not success. Hardware is HP ProLiant BL460c G7.
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Hi,

I am having problems getting my guest VM to see my Xbox 360 wired controller. It is not in the removable devices list. The device works on my host but it is not even seen within my Windows 10 Guest.

Is this something Vmware is meant to pass through to the guest or is the USB support only limited to certain types of devices?

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ward
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Mac mini (OSX 10.13.1) failed to boot into home page.

1. Recovered using Recovery Mode. All OK for using Apps/Files.
2. Reformatted USB HD Time Machine
3. Backed up MacMini with Acronis True Image 2018 - deleted/recovered sample file OK
4. Reinstalled formatted Time Machine & set to 'backup automatically" in System Preferences.

Later, Viewing Time Machine in "Go Computer", returns under Backups.backupbd... "2017-11-20-090217.inProgress"

Repeated steps 2 & 4, same result.

How do I get Time Machine to backup MacMini and display backup history?
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We have no vcenter, just a local ESXi 6.5 (dell) host that is insisting on UTC ... the old-school ssh routing to go edit the timezone doesn't seem to work (i presume my google-fu is turning up references to pre-6.5 that no longer apply).

i have windows servers insisting on syncing to the host, and they're all pulling UTC time instead of east coast ...

is there a way to fix that?  i'm having a hard time finding a way to do that via SSH or other mechanism.
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Hello Experts, i recently purchased a used server for building a home lab environment. i would like to install win 7 professional as the servers main OS, then install vmware workstation for my virtual machines for sharepoint, exchange, AD practice. I know i can set up remote access to this server by allowing rdp access from my home router (configuring port forwarding), then rdp from public internet using my home servers public IP. I've already tried this and the server was infected with ransomware. Can anybody tell me how i can make this as secure as possible while on a budget?
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I am looking for best practice to be followed  to understand TSM -Server/Client Error Messages and RC Codes

Like ANS4174E and RC=-1 or RC=4379..there are many messages and code needs to be looked further for appropriate solution /fixed @ Windows/VMware level

Recently error i am facing is  VM Backup is failed due to
ANS4174E Full VM backup of VMware Virtual Machine 'VMName' failed with RC=4379 mode=Incremental Forever - Incremental, target node name='nodename', data mover node name='movername

So how can we fix such issues by following best practise  and check marks.
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In most cases ESX Hosts are getting into disconnected status. On cross checking ESX will be pinging and VM's will be up. As a remediation we are restarting the management services and later updating the CNA / Firmware based on Vendor recommendation

Do we have any known issues / other remediation . All ESX's are 5.5
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Hi,

Got a consolidation warning on a recent clone of a VM this afternoon.  No snapshots are defined; tried consolidating and it threw an error about a file lock.  I powered it down and tried it again.  Got a slightly different error (attached).  

Did have a Veeam replication fail earlier at about the same timeframe.  It locked up the Veeam server so I can't tell which VM it was on at the time.  Not sure if that is pertinent but it might be.

How do I diagnose this one?  vSphere 6.0 environment.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Hi,

Is it possible to configure a datastore in vSphere 6.0 Essentials so it can be seen and accessed directly from a second host on the same LAN?  I thought that was possible years ago when I took the class but now I can't find it in the training guides.

Thanks!

--Ben
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In this article will go through how to backup a vPostgres DB from a broken vCenter Appliance and restore to a new vCenter Appliance.
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Hello Experts. I am using VMware workstation 11.0 for home lab. all virtual machines got power off by themselves sometime during the night, when i try to power one on, i received the following error: "could not open virtual machine, .vmx file not found" for all virtual machines. all these virtual machines are not running on any esxi host. when I went the disk where i am storing the files (local disk on server), all files have the lock icon, with .NM4 extension (see attached pic). How can i fix this?, Has anybody encountered this issue before? Please assist.
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hi i have a project for you :
Configuring a Virtual Network.
creat a virtual networking components that VMware Workstation provides.
For this solution we hard that our solutions is to make 10 VM for one service :
1 Vm for Dns
1 Vm for DHCP
1 Vm for LDAP
1 Vm for Samba
1 Vm for Syslog
1 Vm for NTP
1 Vm for NPM

all these VM with Ip static.

I have Mac Address and IP, for each VM, it's yet done.

In fact is Building a simple server to provide DNS, DHCP, NTP  DHCP
LDAP
Samba
Syslog
NTP
NPM
to support  different appli and share this VM for 20 developpers

at the end, we'll deploy app with ansible, that we had roles yet written.
Thanks

going to be a paid project,
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I have a server with two sockets and 16 cores per socket. This means 32 physical cores.
With HT enabled, ESXI should see 64 logical processors.
This does match what I see in the vSphere client.

But when I create a VM the maximum amount of vCPUs I can select is 32!
I thought that with 64 logical processors I could allocate 64vCPU to a VM (or 40 or 50)?
Why is it not allowing me to go over 32?
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Hello Experts

i'm installing esxi in  ProLiant BL460c G7 while providing gateway ip it is showing :


 Unable to set vmkernel gateway address to x.x.x.x as there are no vmkernel interfaces on the network with that ip address

Is this issue with Vlan ?
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Hello,
I want to move VMs from one Vcenter (5.5) to another (5.5).
The vcenters are in different sites. Each site has its own subnet.
The two sites are in transitive trust and same domain.

Any ideas?

Thank you
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We currently have a VDI environment on Horizon View 6.  We connect to VDI desktop pools with a variety of Dell zeroclients that connect directly to our view environment to get a Windows 7 virtual desktop.  I have kind of a unique situation where a few users in  particular pool have to access an application pool in a different View environment at another hospital.  Can I just install VMWare Horizon Client on our own virtual desktop without causing a problem with the already installed View Agent and View Agent-Direct Plugin?  I have a test environment to work in but I figured I would ask first to see if there would be any issues or gotchas.

I am hoping the application in question is an application pool and not a desktop pool.
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Aloha,

We have a situation where when we failover a vm to a DR site, the times on the failed-over vm's show UTC +0 - which is 10 hours ahead of us. The same thing happens no matter which direction we failover. Within ESX (5.5U3) we sync to the same time server across all hosts and the times showing up are consistent and correct.

Zerto is starting to hedge that this is vmware problem, which I know is bogus. Yesterday they even shot themselves in the foot on this claim. They asked me to do a clone of a vm using Zerto and sure enough the time came up screwed. I can clone vm's within vsphere till I'm blue in the face and every clone will have perfect time. Any ideas out there???

Mahalo,
            Bill
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Hi

Has anyone installed the LSI Storage Authority management package for use with a LSI RAID card on a VMWare host box?  The user guide (dated November 25, 2015) is a bit thin on details.

Am using vSphere version 6.0.

Thanks!

--Ben
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We have 4 Ubuntu 14.0 linux gust VM on  Citrix Xen Server 6.0 .we are planing to migrate this VM to VMWare Esxi 6.5 Cluster environment . How to convert this ..please give a best solution.
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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.