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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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DPM encountered error from VMware while trying to get Change Tracking info

Issue occurs with our vCenter vm, file fault ID 33621 Internal Error code 0x80990EF3

Any ideas some of the links I have seen for it point to changing the cbt just looking for advice on this if possible
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have an old 5.5 esxi host (same vcenter) Out of need due to resources on another host I had to build an exchange server on it.  It didnt' have much in the way of diskspace and because of the swap file taking up 50gb I only have 400mb left on the local storage, my mailbox databases reside on an iscsi volume. OS on local.  I can't even backup because of the low space on local. I want to move that OS drive to the Iscsi Volume. Is it as simple as turning VM off, migrate and powering on?
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We have two separate sites, and they are linked with a high-speed network. Site A has a Vcenter version 6.X with vDS and Site B has vCenter 6.5  U2 with vDS. I am palming to upgrade both sites with vCenter 6.7, and I am thinking of implementing vCenter HA to manage both locations.
Let me describe my environment
Site A
VCSA6.* with Embedded PSC ,  srva.mydomain.local
vDS switches for the iscsi, virtual network,vmotion
Esxi mgmt network 192.168.3*
vCSA is in virtual network 10.10.1.*
Site B
vCSA 6.5 U2 with Embedded PSC, srv2.mydomaon.local
vDS switches for SCSI, VMotion, virtual network.
ESxi mgmt network 192.168.2.*
vCSA is in virtual network 10.50.1.*
I want to make one vCenter (Site A) as active and should include both sites A and Site B ESXi hosts in a separate cluster (cluster A and Cluster B) and make Site B as passive. Is it possible to do?
I have been reading about HA and Enhanced link mode etc, but they all talking about keeping the HA in one site.
I can not find the answer.
Can someone shed me some light and help me on this if it is possible?
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What is the difference between tags and attributes? At least in the vSphere world.

Thank you.
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Hi
I'm trying to test weather Visual Studio Code - Code Editing. Redefined with the Excel Viewer - Visual Studio Marketplace plugin will work under fedora 12  stand alone (No Internet)

I have a fedora 17 running in a VM VirtualBox at home, I know it's the wrong version, but I figured it would be close enough for this test
having tried to install visualstudio code on the stand alone I know it has dependencies  See Here

unfortunately the Firefox  version wont load the above links, Nor experts-exchange.com, I keep getting connection reset errors other pages load like google and stackoverflow

The Guest additions won't install either so I can't access drives on the host machine, a USB drive nor shared clipboard etc
I get error
Guest additions: Kernel headers not found for target kernel 

Open in new window

fedora.JPG
Tried to run
yum update kernel

Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository fedora. 

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Any Suggestions?
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I need to move several VMWare Workstation Pro VM files from one drive to another due to space issues.

What steps must be followed to perform this migration?
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Hi Experts,

a new project is started.
How to migrate all VMs from VMWARE to HYPERV ?
Do you have some steps or a manual maybe ?
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I see a warning "vSphere HA failover operation in progress in cluster XXX in datacenter DC YYY: 1 VMs being restarted, 0 VMs waiting for a
retry, 0 VMs waiting for resources, 0 inaccessible Virtual SAN VMs". Apparantly, all VMs are up&runnig (according to our monitoring), so I assume this is cosmetic.
Anyway, how can I identify which VM is restarting?
Thank you
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Hi,

I am currently using Veeam Backup and Replication for backing up my VMware VM's. I have several large VM's that are not in use but I want to keep stored in cold storage, preferably in the cloud maybe AWS or Azure. As of right now Veeam does not have a way of directly taking a specific backup of a VM and putting it into AWS. I want specific VM's to go into cold storage and then delete them from VMware.  

Is there any way (with Veeam or without) for me to backup specific VM's and put them into cold storage in a way that I could restore smoothly back into on premise if necessary?
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I'm looking for websites, references and training to learn about VMware Datastores & Datastore Clusters.
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Dear All


             I have a esxi 6.5 server and inside running a centos, and I have added additional 10Gb to one of the partition, and I have no idea where I can expand the 10G inside centos, any help would be appreciated


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Question in regards to hotadd for CPU
I set the settings for memory\cpu for HotAdd on one vm but when I go into edit the settings on that VM now,  I am only able to change the CPU virtual sockets but not the number of cores per socket, that is still greyed out.
Is this normal or is there some setting I am missing?
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Dear All

           I have a esxi 6.5, and i'm trying to expand HD storage on one of the vm centos 7, but after I applied ok, it shows below error message, and I checked my vm host client, its up to date, any help would be appreciated
 

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keith
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I have a vm that is stuck in limbo and we want to delete it but the options for powering it off and such are all greyed out.
How can I delete this vm since we cannot access any of the power options via the vctr?
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VM won't boot on esxi 6.0 host. I uploaded the installation media iso to run a repair and the command prompt is showing me it found no Operating Systems when running the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.

I aslo tried SFC.EXE /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows      ...which said corruption was detected?

We converted this vm from a 6.5 esxi host using vmconverter.

We don't have the vm it was originally converted from.
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Hi everyone,
Any reliable utility to convert citrix virtual machine to VMware machine.
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Using Azure Backup in a vSphere 6.0 Essentials environment

Daily customer has been getting messages virtual machine consolidation needed for the ASR virtual machine

I consolidate it and it completes successfully for that day but getting recovery point creation failed for their vCenter

Is there a best way to tidy this up, is it related to adding to adding more space\changing the backup time of the ASR vm?
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What is the process for adding a LUN to a host in VMware VCenter?
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What does "Maximum Size" under each Hard Disk in VMware VCenter 6.5 "Virtual Hardware" Reflect?

I see different Maximum Sizes under each Hard Disk which is associated with different DataStores.
Does it reflect the Maximum available space in Each DataStore?? If its  Thin Provision or Thick Provision, will the reading differ??

If I want to increase the MAXIMUM Size, do I have to increase the Volume in the Storage Array First?
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There is a "Consolidate Virtual Machine Disk Files process that is stuck and i need to kill it ASAP.

Cannot stop/cancel a "Consolidate virtual machine disk files" Process in VCenter  The option to cancel is grayed out.

The process is running from our Backup server service account.  It is running a backup job on the VM and it first takes a snapshot of the vm and then consolidates.  But it is stuck on "Consolidating Virtual Machine Disk Files"  and i already tried to cancel the job in our backup server and it does nothing.  


There are two processes currenlty running on the VM

Process 1 = "Consolidate virtual machine disk files"

Process 2 = "Clone Virtual Machine"

Need help to force kill the Process 1 = "Consolidate virtual machine disk files" process only.  

The process is holding up all of our Backup operations on our Arcserve UDP Server.  It is critical that we are able to kill that process immediately

I have tried running several commands via ESXi SSH to identify the process and kill that process only, but it is not clear what process ID it is!

i tried the command "esxcli vm process list" and i get the following:
t

i tried the command "ps | grep <VM_NAME>  and i get the following:
t
Not sure which process is the "Consolidate virtual machine disk files" process which is the one i want to kill.  

I absolutely cannot kill the Process 2 = "Clone Virtual Machine" as it has been running for over 24 …
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Aloha,

I am beginning the process of setting up VCSA HA. I have one VCSA serving three very well connected sites on island. I will call them
best, better and good based on their internal condition. VCSA is at best and the failover VCSA will be at better. I am at a loss as where
to put the witness. For each site, I can think of three reasons to put it there and three reasons not to put it there. The reasons have to
do with best practices and logic and not with the state of the sites themselves.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Bill
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tried to add vcenter 6.7 to 2016 domain. received error : "Idm client exception: Error trying to join AD, error code [31], user [admin@corp.local], domain [corp.local], orgUnit []"

tried different administrator account and checked both domain admins, also used "username@domain" as the user to add the vcenter to pdc.
This is in a VMware 15 workstation lab.
The firewall is blank on vcenter and disabled on pdc.

Can ping ok the domain from SSH connection to vcenter, can ping esxi host ok and PDC.

I tried to add an esxi host that was added to a datacentre on vcenter. Success!
So why cant I add the vcenter to the domain ?
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Windows 2016 Data Center.
VMWare VCenter ESXI 6.5
Exchange 2016 CU 10 Enterprise.

I have a DAG setup with 2 Nodes

NODE 2 crashes every so often

I get these event errors

Log Name:      System
Source:        MSExchange Server
Date:          3/23/2019 2:22:29 PM
Event ID:      9009
Task Category: General
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      TGCS021-N2.our.network.tgcsnet.com
Description:
Microsoft Exchange Server 'TGCS021-N2' initiated bug check for server 'TGCS021-N2'. (Source: ActiveMonitoring, Identity: ServiceHealthActiveManagerForceReboot, Context: <LocalThrottlingResult IsPassed="true" MinimumMinutes="720" TotalInOneHour="0" MaxAllowedInOneHour="-1" TotalInOneDay="0" MaxAllowedInOneDay="1" IsThrottlingInProgress="true" IsRecoveryInProgress="false" ChecksFailed="" TimeToRetryAfter="0001-01-01T00:00:00.0000000" />
<GroupThrottlingResult IsPassed="true" TotalRequestsSent="2" TotalRequestsSucceeded="2" MinimumMinutes="600" TotalInOneDay="0" MaxAllowedInOneDay="4" ThrottlingInProgressServers="TGCS021-N2" RecoveryInProgressServers="" ChecksFailed="" TimeToRetryAfter="0001-01-01T00:00:00.0000000" Comment="">
  <ServerStats>
    <TGCS021-N2 TotalSearched="0" MostRecentEntryStartTimeUtc="0001-01-01T00:00:00" MostRecentEntryEndTimeUtc="0001-01-01T00:00:00" TotalActionsInADay="0" IsThrottlingInProgress="true" IsRecoveryInProgress="false" HostProcessStartTimeUtc="2019-03-21T19:20:14.9290778Z" …
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I am trying to expand a disk on a virtual machine which is hosted in VMware.  The option to expand is greyed out.  Upon examination the disk name is appended with .00001.vmdk.  As I researched it appears that this is caused by having a snapshot.  I was getting a message that consolidation was required.  I did this and it completed successfully, however did nit resolve the problem.  I also created a snapshot and then “deleted all” - with the same result.  I have found a couple of posting which talk about lost or corrupt snapshots, but I don’t seem to find a clear way to resolve this issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Aloha,

I just upgraded to 6.7 U1 and am now updating vmware tools. For 2k3 (32 and 64 bit) vms I am have trouble finding the proper
exe's from the vmware download site. Any that I download refuses to run. Can someone please point me the right direction?

Bill
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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.