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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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A recent client.

A VMware esx/vsphere client 5.5 VM running sserver 2008r2 with exchange 2013.
The M has 17 temp snapshots spanning  several  years created by veeam backup Each snapshot is identified as having data such that it can not be deleted, or at least that is my reading of the message.

Would using VM snapshot manager and triggering the consolidation be a safe and the correct way to go?
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So,

I have a VM on ESXi 6.5 with 20Gb of memory but 8 cores as well. I think that's a bit odd but I'm wondering if it would in fact cause any issues or performance impact. Essentially I figured it'd be something to do with the vNUMA and the pNUMA and how it manages across the two.

I know that 6.5 has improved the vNUMA considerably, so I'm wondering if this is still an issue, if so can you provide any documentation?

Thanks
Alex
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Is it beneficial to have VMWare tools to be installed on Windows Server CORE Domain Controller?  Would there be any benefits doing it?
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Hi Is there a benifit to having a high end graphics card in a vmware (esxi) server?  I use a laptop to suck up servers and make a backup of them.  I wanted to get a better unit since it sometimes ends up being the server while I build them a new esxi server.  I notice allot of the high end laptops have 1080 graphics cards with them.  That seems like a waste.  

Thanks all.
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Hi,

Anyone has got an idea on how the datastore copying / Move works . I would like to know more Technical details like which network is used while we copy files using the Datastore browser. Is it the same as how files are copied between VM's?

Environment : vSphere 6.0 and Software iSCSI to HP P2000 G3 SAN

Eg : I am facing slowness when copying Data from a VM to another VM but its faster while copying from one Datastore to another datastore using the Datastore browser.

Thanks in advance.
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snapshot managersnapshot listHi,
 I have ESXi V5 host where I have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2003. One time I ran Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) in this VM to create a VHDX file, but I had to stop it in the middle.
 After that, I realized that there were snapshots created.
 What is the best way to delete these snapshots safely?

Thanks.
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Cant click in Vmware workstation 11 on Windows 10.  This vm was working on Win 7, and I had to upgrade to 10.  I have it running in compat mode for 7.  Any assistance is appreciated.
Thank you,
Mark
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I need to setup 2 virtual servers on one box. Windows 2012 Domain Server and an
Exchange 2016 Server. Which hypervisor, Windows or VMWare, would be the best choice?
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Running VMware 6.5.  Can you create an alarm for when permissions are changed?  If not is their a way to monitor this?
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I wish to change the boot sequence for ESXI 6.7 hosts, using powercli.
I want the  ESXI host to boot from hard disk only.

Can someone help with the scripting / commands ?
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Hello Team,

This script gives a great output for Memory and CPU usage average over a period of time. I was trying to get Memory and CPU Usage with Minimum & Maximum. Is there a way to do it via PowerCLI?

What I'm trying to achieve is resources allocated to VMs against their utilisation, so that I can do some right sizing to the environment.

Thanks

Get-VM | Where {$_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn"} | Select Name, Host, NumCpu, MemoryMB, `
@{N="CPU Usage (Average), Mhz" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat cpu.usagemhz.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}}, `
@{N="Memory Usage (Average), %" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat mem.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Network Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat net.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Disk Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat disk.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} |`
Export-Csv -Path C:\temp\AverageUsage.csv

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Is there a stripped down windows 10 solution ideal for virtualization?  Either a premade image or legit and safe software to make a lite ISO using an original media?  I see lots of stuff on the internet but much of it looks suspect. I also see one by microsoft, but it's actually preloaded for development and kind of the opposite of that I am looking for.
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We are running vCenter 6.5 with 110 ESXi 6 hosts. We have two main production cluster that have 37 hosts each. I know the max number of hosts per cluster is 64 but wondering if we should create another cluster to there is  another HA boundary since we have a number of large VM's in the mix?

Thoughts?
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Hi, I was loading ESXi VMWare 6.0 on a new computer and when it gets to the choose your hard drive, it dosen't show up.  I started with an M.2 went to a SSD then a spinner drive.  Windows finds it, as does the BIOS, but ESXi  sees nothing.  This is the same media that I have used before.  The computer is a PowerSpec from MicroCenter, I'm using the onboard sata interface to connect the drives like I usually do.

Question how to rectify this.   Also, is there a place to download a newer iso for ESXi 6.0?  One with a bazillion drivers for storage and network cards?

Thanks all.
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Aloha,

I recently upgraded my VCSA to 6.7U1. When I choose Update Manager from the menu dropdown I get what is shown on the attachmenterror screen shotI am logged in as sso administrator.

Any help is appreciated.

Bill
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i have a few VMs in vCenter 6.5 which are OFF

How can I Get Virtual Machine Last On and Off Time using a simple method.
How can I get who logged in last

Can we find this information from ESXi Host.

Its on Windows  and Linux Environment.
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I am trying to create a VM template using a Windows 2016 VM from vCenter6.  

I right-click on the VM>template but only see "Clone to template".  The "Convert to template" is greyed out.  

I think I need to use "Clone to template".  Please advise.

Thanks.
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Hello,

I just setup a new Windows 2016 VM.  The Ethernet Controller and Base System Device have an exclaimation mark in device manager.

Anyone knows the location on the windows 2016 dvd to update the drivers?

I picked VMXNET3 when I built the VM.  

Thanks.
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Hi,

I am in the process of upgrading my domain controllers. I currently have DC1 (2008R2 on physical hardware with all FSMO roles on it and dhcp server) and DC2 ( 2008r2, virtual on VMware 5.5).

I am planning on putting up a 2016 VM and promoting it to a DC, called DC3.  Then I would demote DC2, make sure AD replicates and no meta data left from DC2, then take vm DC2 off the domain. Create a new 2016 VM, give it same ip and server name of DC2 and then promote the server to a domain controller (called DC2)

Is this proper/safe procedure? I would ideally like to keep same ip and name if there is no risk involved.

Thank you.
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hi all,
 
i created a new SVM and added domain, cifs server , almost everything but still i am not able to see the cifs share i created on that SVM.
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VCenter Client version 5.5.  The recent task pane only shows about 3 lines with a scroll bar on the side.  In the past I could resize this by dragging the top frame up or down.  However, that doesn't appear to be a feature any longer.  Can this window be resized?
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Monitor and alert recommendations request.

As our company is moving services out to cloud based services, I am seeking some real world feedback on what systems monitors are being used.  My current platform is pretty much a VMware house running Microsoft everything.  Syslog and performance monitors were chosen based on ease of use and preference of the party responsible for operation. ie: VROPS and log insight for me, and RedGate for the SQL DB admins.  I have held a preference for systems that do not require agents just to avoid possible issues with compatibility when the monthly MSFT updates come out. (this may be wrong, feel free to express if you think so) I expect the cloud service of choice will be largely AWS as that is getting many in our dev team excited. Ease of use is of course a priority, because no one wants to do more work than they have to.  Budget comes into the picture somewhere, but I have never had a problem paying for good tools. Cost management of cloud services is expected to be a priority.

So what is working for you?  If you represent a product please say so.  I still want your input, but would appreciate acknowledgment of  bias.

Thanks in advance for your time.
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I would like to learn about virtualization. I'm thinking about purchasing a Type 1 virtualization software, for home use. Any good recommendations?
Also, can anyone point me to some good learning resources (books, websites, etc.)?
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Hi,

I followed the tutorial  "HOW TO: Shrink a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) in 15 minutes" to shrink my VM in ESXi 6.7 from 900GB to 300GB. Everything seems fine, however after moving the VM to a second Datastore and re-registering vSphere is still showing 900GB not shared and used storage. I selected "I moved it" during startup. The provisioned size seems fine (300GB). Why is the not shared and used storage still wrong and how can I fix it?
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I'm testing VMware ESXi 6.7 update 1, I tested ver 6.5 update 2 and I've found the same freak.
I'm using the hypervisor embedded client (no vSphere).
It works all regularly but I have a problem to setting iSCSI.

- I set 2 switches:
vSwitch1, ok
vSwitch2, ok
- I set up 2 VMkernel NICs and the 2 related port groups named iSCSI ...
vmk1 - iSCSI1, ok
vmk2 - iSCSI2, ok
- I added the vmnic2 and vmnic3 to vSwitch1, ok.
- I tried to add the same nic (vmnic2 and vmnic3) to vSwitch2, and the error message is:  "Can not add up - There are no physical adapters to attach to this visrtual switch."

- I tried from SSH console but without success:
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink add --uplink-name=vmnic2 --vswitch-name=vSwitch2

The VMware documentation for version 6.7 describes the same procedure (see the attached doc).

I have an installation that's using VmWare hypervisor 5.0 with the same configuration and it works.

Where is my mistake?
Or you can not configure iSCSI bindings from the embedded client

Fabio
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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.