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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.

Vmware Reservation vs Shares

If I understand when you have for instance 2 VMs :

VM1 = Memory Reservation : 3 GB ,  CPU : 1GHZ
VM2= Memory Reservation : 4 GB ,   CPU:  2GHZ

Now whatever Share you allocate to VM1 or VM2, it is not going to make any difference , since VM1 and VM2 will have Memory and CPU guaranteed as allocated above.

So how does the Share work in comparison to Reservation ?

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Inflate Thin Provisioned Disk:

I have tried to inflate thin provisioned disk, but I got error:

"Unable to access file [Shared-Datastore] VM1/VM1_2.vmdk since it is locked "

So, is this possible only when the VM is powered off ? is inflating thin provisioned disk will male it Think provisioned disk ?

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Could you upgrade to ESXi 6.5 from 5.5 by vMotioning a VM from a 5.5 cluster on to a 6.5 cluster?
I'm at a shop where they're still on 5.5 so without support and they're running into problem after
problem with the normal upgrade path. I wondered if they setup a separate cluster of 6.5 (to
later be upgraded to 6.7) if there's any way to vMotion to the new desired environment.
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Or possibly create a dummy extent in order to mount datastore.

One of two LUNs within a datastore was possibly deleted thus offlined the datastore. I need unmount and remount in order to recovery what's left by either creating a dummy extent or some other method.
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Within vCenter storage devices, I get a list of NetApp LUNs attached with their LUN ID.

One LUN shows Lost Communication and the datastore shows inaccessible.  I looked at the LUN ID on the NetApp storage but can't find any such name or LUN ID.

Is there another way I can find the vCenter LUN/Datastore on the NetApp storage so I can remap it with the correct LUN ID?

Thanks in advance.
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I have a file server with 15 virtual disks attached all with the same size. I'm trying to remove 1 disk from vCenter but their disk numbers don't match up. i.e. disk 8 on the OS side could be disk 2 within vCenter.
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I know that in Windows Server 2016/2019 with the Hyper-V role you can activate with Automatic VM Activation (AVMA)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/vm-activation-19
I can't see a way of doing it with ESXI or the Standalone Hyper-V Server product.

Has anyone tested this and achieved success in those 2 aforementioned scenarios? Or is it not possible
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Disable Timeout Vcenter Vsphere Client 6.7

I have vCenter vSphere CLient 6.7 installed on Windows 2012 R2.
It times out frequently when it is inactive...I would like to disable time out.
I found help on how to diable it in VCSA appliance, but not in  vCenter vSphere CLient 6.7  on Windows

Any Help ?

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ISO image in the Shared Datastore.

I Wonder if ISO image located in a Shared Datastore and and used by VM , will not allow the vMotion.

for instance , we have ESX1 and ESX2  they both Share a Datastore that has an iso image. a VM that runs on ESX1 will have that ISO connected to it, will the VM be able to be Migrated successfully ?

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Assign Uplinks to Physical Adapters and vmKernel Adapters to PortGroups.

After I created virtula Distribution Switch, it became visible for each ESX Host

However  I had to do Network Migration from each ESX Host vDS., I mean on each ESX vDS, I had to select Migrate Networking then Assign Uplinks to Physical Adapters then Assign  Vmkernel Adpaters to respective Port Groups.

I had just 2 ESX hosts, so if I had a large number of ESX Hosts, then do I still need to go to each ESX host and do the same thing ?

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Using Citrix with an existing VDI

I registered a Windows 10 Desktop at this location:
https://www.infosaic.com/

But, when I logged in, I found the Windows 10 Desktop was displayed inside a Web Browser. This is not what I had in mind...

If I have an IP address to my Infosaic VDI, can I then use Citrix to enable me to have a Full Screen version of this Windows 10 Desktop?

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Adding a Windows 10 Hosted VDI on AWS

I thought this would be simple on AWS. But, when I try and "Launch an Instance" and look through the various Windows options, I see only Windows Server?

Isn't a Windows 10 Desktop VDI considered an Instance?

What am I missing?

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I'm trying to P to V an old XPmode PC.  All the instructions on the internet seem to reset it to a fresh PC with OOB experience.  I have everything installed on it. I think I just really need a P to V Standalone converter, but old enough to do an XP box.  I can't find any live links on VMWare to get the version I need.

Suggestions?
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Install Virtual Machine on a Shared Datastore

I have Shared Datastore that looks like it is visble to ESX hosts:
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When I try to create new VM, I do not see the option to install it on the Shared Storage:
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Any Help ?

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does vmotion require input from the admin , i believe once a VM is under resource crunch , it auto moves from 1 esxi host to another - do i sound correct

when we use vstorage motion - does it require any input from admin

how do i deploy ovf template is it same as creating vm template?

does DRS plays a part in vmotion?
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Configure Starwind Virtual SAN 5.4 for Vmware

I am trying to configure Starwind Virtual SAN for Vmware, I got to this level shown below. From There I am not sure what to do.
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Vmware Load-Based Teaming on Distribution Switch

I would like to know where in vDS can I configure LBT.
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and how is LBT different from the Load-Balancing method below:
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Isolated and non isolated Vmware Traffic.

I would like to know which Traffic needs to have its own Physical Adapters and which traffic can share its physical adapters with other traffic.
by Traffic I mean: Management vmkernel, vMotion vmkernel, Storage vmkernel and VM Network

If Virtual Standard switch is used then which traffic should have its own Virtual Standard switch and physical adapters.


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Hi I have an ESXi server 6.0 or so, the older ones that needed the client.  I have a registration code on it and wanted to remove it and put it back to the free mode.

Question, how do I do that?
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Moving from Standard vSwitch to Distribution vSwitch

I would like to know which Port types can be moved from Standard vSwitch to Distribution vSwitch without disruption

Assuming we already have in several ESX Hosts and several Standard vSwitches the following ports:,

Management, vMotion, Storage  vmKernel ports
VM Port Groups


Thank you
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Management vMkernel Port and Vcenter Subnet

I would like to know if Management vMkernel Port and Vcenter should always be in the same Subnet. if that 's the case it means all ESX Hosts will be in the same subnet as Vcenter.
OR
it is OK to have the Management vmKernel Ports on each ESX Host in different subnets from Vcenter Subnet ?

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Deploy OVF Template

I have a VM that I exported as OVF Template. So it created a single vmdk file "VMtoOVFTemp-1.vmdk"
Now if I do Deploy OVF Template so that I can create new VM from that OVF Template,  I browse to file "VMtoOVFTemp-1.vmdk" and select it, I get the error shown below:
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Not sure why the Export has created only one file "VMDK", I believe it should create other files such as .ovf and .mf

Any Help ?

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cannot create Content Library

I am trying to create Content Library on local Datastore of ESX host, but I am getting the error below:
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Any help?

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Clone VM to VM

I have a powered on VM that I need to clone to a VM, however I am getting the error shown below. If I click Next on the wizard it will go ahead and clone the VM
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also if some can explain what is Cone to Library mean ?
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Any Help?

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Does anyone know if there's a client available for these?  I can't seem to find it.  If so can you send me a link?
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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.