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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.
snapshots auto-delete vol_name on option value / Want to know the right commands for keeping only a weeks worth and deleting the rest.
We just got a new Netapp E2760 and i had some questions about how to configure the storage on it. This is the first Netapp array that I have used.
Basically only two VMWare VMs are going to be a…
Is there a way to automate stopping and starting the vrops cluster? We are using NBU to backup the cluster nodes but it is taking extremely long. According to documentation we were given the cluster s…
We have a View 5.2 environment with 5 ESXi hosts. We have had something new happening. We will get throughout the day a number of View desktops that go into the Problem Desktop queue. When we check th…
We have the essentials plus package I ahave VCenter 6.0 up and running and I am at the stage of adding the vSphere vShield Endpoint 6.0 appliance and have downloaded the .OVF. I am read…
we have converted a old server WIN2008 to a VM.
All works but the IIS performance is poor.
The users from outside can connect but very slow and sometimes with interrupts.
Do you ha…
I'm currently planning to migrate one large VMDK from old VM into the existing VM that is running new 2012 R2 deduplication:
Existing File Server VM - PRODFS01-VM
Windows Server 2008 R2…
A typical vm(VmWare) on our network has two virtual disks; one for the OS and the other for storage. We currently run the OS vdk(c drive) from the local drives on the host server and the D drive is a…
My Physical server goes down, unable to fix it because it is having very old HP hardware,
and It is out of support. this server is running on windows 2000 OS.
Only ILO is working for t…
I purchased a Dell Server with MS Server 2012 R2 Standard Open License. I was told I can run 2 instances (VMs).
I want to setup 2 VMs on ESXi 6.0. Can I activate 2 VMs with this one license? Or, do…
We have 3 ESXi 4.1 hosts in a cluster. (It is due to be upgraded, however it is a validated system, and runs qualified VMs, so we can't just upgrade it to the latest edition without a full project & r…
I recently upgraded to vCenter 6 U2 (windows) and now I'd like to configure the Alarms. This is a global infrastructure with a single vCenter and as such I would like to configure alarms for each dat…
We have VMWare Replication setup between two site. My 2 questions are about renaming, though 2nd is independent of replication.
1. I need to rename a VM being replicated. (I also do Storage vMotion…
OK, I have a new NetApp device I am inheriting. How do I manage it? I tried to go to its IP and it has no web interface. Is there a thick client I need to install to manage these storage devices?? …
Our current environment is all physical servers (bare metal). We will soon be doing a P2V for all servers. After the P2V we will be using Zerto for DRaaS.
Our VLANs currently look like…
In Vmware , we can configure Fault tolerance to have VM copies data to another VM (kind of continuous cloning).
THere is also Veeam Replication or other third party vm replication.
What is the dif…
If I understand VMDK files are physically located at the Datastore.
What I do not understand, I have read that you can SSH to ESX host and list the VMDK files there, and you can Delete snapshots fr…
Our VMs in ESXi host use Datacenter Edition License. The Activation Windows message is showing on our Windows 2012 servers.
Please advise how to get it properly licensed.
Can we enable Hot Add for CPU and Memory in vSphere 6.x without shutting down the VM?
What is the best and easiest way to create Fault Tolerance (24 x 7 continuous) availability for our critical servers to ensure the services do not go down at all in Virtual (VMware) and Physical.
I am trying to expand the disk drive (thick provisioned) but the options are greyed out. Tried upgrading the VMware ESXi client to the latest version. Has anyone experienced this before? The enviro…
I was expecting an ova but someone gave me a vmdk. What's the best way to import this? And/or should I request an OVA instead?
I was asked to troubleshoot an issue with two VMs running Windows 2012 that are hanging and freezing... The most glaring thing I see is for some reason who ever built these two nodes put them in the S…
On 5.5. Encountering the following when connecting to the Web Client. All users affected.
Have tried restarting the IS service, re-registering vC with the IS and resetting the IS DB. …
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 is a FREE tool available from VMware upon registration, the purpose of this software tool is to easily convert physical or virtual computers, images of comp…
In this article I will like to share some of my experience in P2V Physical Windows Servers. This tutorial will use as a Single Cold Migration, but many of the pre and post tasks, can be used in a S…
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