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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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Normally to transplant a VM to different vCenter, I do Veeam bkup of the VM and transfer it over to new network and restore it from another Veeam server. But in case of this VM (old Win 2008 OS), Veeam gives error during restore: "invalid configuration for device '0'" and *.vmdk (disk) files are not restored at all.

In the source vCenter, it is possible to do vMotion of this VM, but I cannot do OVF export (times out) nor create a clone (Invalid configuration for device '13'). The VM runs fine.

How may I transplant this VM to new location? Thanks.
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Hello Ee,

I was attempting to download a vmdk file to my pc for the purposes of importing into amazon web services. I realise in hindsight that i need to use the "Export as OVF" file menu option , it will not use the direct vmdk . Here is my current issue though ;

When i go to start back up the vm , I receive " the file specified is not a virtual disk " looking closely , it is not listing the file "type" as virtual disk , so something must have gotten corrupted. Is there a way to correct this ?

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Hi All

We use "LSI Logic SAS" SCSI Controllers (SCSI Bus Sharing = Virtual) when deploying Windows MSCS/Failover Cluster.

However, this looks to mean that we cannot create a snapshot of the VM.

This is a problem for us as we wish to create snapshots for server level backups (we use Veeam).

Does anybody know a work around for this?

Thank you very much.

John
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How to access HP D2700 storage and take backup ?
I need to replace the IO module and restore the backup.
Storage is not accessible from server.
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Need a good guide to Migrating Windows Server 2008 R2, VCenter Ver 6.5.0 10000 Build 6816762 to VCSA 6.5 U2c build 9451637

Is this even possible?  Would really appreciate any suggestions.
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I am pretty green when it comes to VMware.  Quite a few years back, I had a consultant come in and help setup / configure some VMware hosts and the vSphere server running in a Windows 2012 server.  The hosts were setup running ESXi 5.5 using the stock image from VMware.  

I am now in the process of trying to upgrade Vcenter and the ESXi hosts.  The two physical hosts are HP Proliant DL380p Gen8 servers.  It appears that that last version of VMware to support this hardware is 6.5 U2.  I believe that I was able to upgrade the vCenter server without any problems.  Now I am attempting to upgrade the hosts and have a few questions.

I noticed that on the VMware site that there is a 6.5 U2 HPE image for my hardware.  Should I use this HP image or should I stick with the stock VMware image?  

Since this is mostly foreign to me, I have been trying to complete this upgrade over the last day or two.  I originally tried to upgrade the hosts using the stock VMware image and encountered an "incompatible" compliance status when scanning for updated against the attached baseline.  The status details stated:

"The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:
Mellanox_bootbank_net-mlx4-en_1.9.9.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again."

At this point, I stopped and attempted to upgrade using the HPE image for my …
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is it really Best practices and better, to use Thick Provisioned Virtual Disks on VM's that will be Microsoft SQL Servers?

 Also is 6GB of memory too low for a virtual SQL Server?

I am asking these questions because in our current environment i am noticing alot of VM's that are SQL Servers with Very little ram and also noticiing the Virtual Disks are all Thin.  

Our LUNs on the SAN side are all thick just an FYI.

From my understanding, i was told always use THICK for SQL, and i have never seen a sql server with only 6gb of ram.  I know there are ways to have SQL use less ram from within SQL itself.  

Just want a confirmation on the best practices, and real life experience.

Thanks
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Hi All

I am currently in the process of building a Windows 10 1803 image in both HyperV and VMware horizon. Our Office products are managed by KMC licensing.

I am wondering how to go about pulling down Office updates? due to the KMC licensing the update option that is normally present in a standard licensed version (home user) is no longer present.  When I run windows OS updates no office update come down either.

Usually we push our Office Update's down via SCCM but as this is a base image I want to have the office version as up to date as possible before we deploy the Windows 10 build to our users.  The SCCM client will not be on the base image as you are moving to inTune.

OS build Windows 10 1803 - Office 2016 Updates

Any advice would be greatly apricated.

Thanks
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Vcenter web client error 6.5

After rebooting the vcenter server running Windows 2016 standard, and waiting over an hour, I get the following error
"503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [class Vmacore::Http::NamedPipeServiceSpec:0x000001ebb126a030] _serverNamespace = / action = Allow _pipeName =\\.\pipe\vmware-vpxd-webserver-pipe)"

I don't know if it is related but I did change the password for administrator@vsphere.local JUST before the reboot
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Does anyone have experience with or know a good way to backup virtual machines running on VMWare? But it is a requirement that there be open source software. Partly because I am on a tight budget, but also in principle because I think there is very good open source software in general.  It is also a requirement that it should run on Linux as I do not have a single Windows machine.
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I have an environment of VMWare 6.5 hosts running on HP bl460c servers in a c7000 enclosure. All 16 servers have two vmnic's dedicated to iSCSI, and attached to a DS which is dedicated for storage traffic. These vmnic's are bound to vmk adapters which are in turn bound to the iSCSI software adapter on the host. The server nics are connected to Cisco switches via the passthrough interconnects on the enclosure.

For my storage device, I have a NetGear ReadyNAS 4312 with four 1Gb interfaces. I have configured these into dual bonded nics and both bonds are set with Layer 2 LACP modes and configured channel-groups on the Cisco switches. The bonds were assigned IPs, the vmks, were assigned IPs, and the software adapter was configured to discover the iSCSI LUN on the appropriate IP addresses.

During the original configuration, all MTUs in the path were at 1500. All 16 servers saw the storage and it was presented as a datastore to the cluster for which it was intended. All seemed well, but once the VMs were all running on the datastore, we began to have latency issues and significat lag when interacting with the VMs, whether by SSH or the console. As a test, I moved a couple of the trouble VMs to a different storage and the problems were eliminated. I knew that jumbo frames were supposed to be best practice for iSCSI but didn't want to shutdown the entire environment in order to configure and bounce all the switching but after these problems, and reading several papers on the …
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I am trying to install VMWARE from the linux bundle on my Manjaro Linux system.  I got close with the Manjaro Forum (and it is still out there).  I need to find the kernel headers my kernel is using.  My kernel is up to date but I can not find the header files for it so I can tell VMWARE.  The message I get is below.Output of VMWARE install bundle
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2 Windows 2012 R2 Data Center NLB IIS DFS/R URL Rewrite
2 Windows 2012 R2 Data Center Web Farm IIS DF/R
VMware ESXI 6.5

I can not access my web sites externally.   Internally using the VIP of the NLB servers it works.

When I modify my Meraki router to point to the VIP of the NLB no one can access my two sites.

If I change the meraki router to point to the physical address of one of the Web Farm servers that works also.

I need to be able to access my web farms thru the NLB servers

Thank you

Tom
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I am using a Promox VE on my local ML110 xeon 28GB 480GB SSD server. and wish to backup on my Qnap TS-253A 8GB ram nas server.

Normally I log into the local server with: https://snag.gy/RYE3Sm.jpg URL: https://192.168.1.20:8006/#v1:0:18:4:::::: user id: root and then the password. but when I try to log in, it's not working: https://snag.gy/D9zsEx.jpg 

I downloaded nakivo for the backup.
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Hi,

I am using vSphere Web Client 6.5 to mange about 20 servers.
I would like to check VMware vSphere Standard (210-AHRT) license status for getting license quotation.

When I tried to check the license status from "Licenses" menu on vSphere Web Client 6.5, it says below:

License provider: All vCenter Server systems
To view and manage licenses, you must have the Global Licenses privilege on the vCenter Server system where this vSphere Web Client runs.


Please let me know how to check the license status.

I also heard that there is flash client?
If so, please let me know the download link for this version.

I appreciate your help.
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I am undecided on whether doing Windows clustering (WSFC) used to be MSCS inside VMWare or not.  I need a way to monitor my application and windows services particularly.  I am not aware of a way that VMWare can monitor windows services and restarted them.  If I do windows clustering inside VMware, I am concerned about the complexity and losing some of the VMware HA features.  Any thoughts or advice on the subject is greatly appreciated.
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When i issue a command # esxcli storage filesystem list, I get /vmfs/volumes/598c7ef**-** along with name of the Vmware datastore
i am trying to find which of these belongs to storage's naa.600601
I  issued # esxcli storage core path list and it is listing the multipathing information and get naa number.
In other word i am trying to find the way to match the naa.6666*** with uuid. This way i can go into the storage and increase the space for the LUN .
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Hi,
I am using vCenter ESXi 6.0.
Since I ran out of space on VCSA due to very big audit.log file, I followed this URL:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2149278

I changed root password, and rebooted vCenter Appliance.
I am unable to access through vcsa.
In web interface, I get error:

503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x7f9ab7e2ac40] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe)

Even with vSphere client (the server could not interpret client's request)

How can I solve this?
Thank you
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Dear Experts,

My client has a dell server using ESXi 5.1.

We have setup their new Dell R440 server with customised VMware 6.7 U1 DellEMC.

How do I migrate the VMs from 5.1 to 6.7 U1?
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Acronis True Image 2019 just released!
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Need to understand Error and solution  if this is issue with Nagios app running on Linux server or if all resulted due to Network Glitch

Error in Alert is
"HOST CHECK_VMWARE_API.PL CRITICAL - Server version unavailable at 'https://192.168.1.17:443/sdk/vimService.wsdl' at /usr/share/perl/5.10/VMware/VICommon.pm line 734"

What all are precautionary actions required to avoid such error alerts ?
Is there nay recommendation before we configure Nagios for N number of alerts /Devices /VMware /vCentere  
How actually load is decided before we configure nagios for monitoring
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Need to understand the attached PSOD i received for one of my Esxi HOST Version 6.5 U1[5969303]

How to Diagnose and Fix such issues coming with PSOD or if VMSupport is only option we have
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I am unable to pair the site in SRM
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I have Veeam backup and recovery and was wondering why I received the email message after I added disk space to one of my VM's using VMWARE.  I added 50 GB and then rescanned the drive and increased the drive space.  Does it always delete all restore points when you do this?  I thought I've increased disk space before in VMWARE and did not see this message.
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Can we identify Vcentre name from VM(2003 OS)?
We are unable to identify the VM in Vcentres. Kindly let me knows if anyone knows any commands..the server not having PowerShell...
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Dear Experts, we purchased Disk enclosure HPE 2050 yesterday to expand the storage capacity of SAN storage controller HPE MSA 2040.

We connected 1 SAS cable from OUT port of 2040 to IN port of 2050. After that, we turned on the 2050 device and add disk group, built RAID6 but it seems like take longer time than expected. Moreover, we got the "Degraded" status on Disks information, so is it normal? Can you suggest please? Should we connect the other SAS cable between 2 devices?

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VMware

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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.