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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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I have a cluster environment with two nodes (Windows 2008R2) in a VMware environment and a SAN.  Every time I reboot one of the nodes I have to rebuild the quorum where the witness drive presides because the rebooted node loses its cluster connection.  Everything appears normal after the reboot.  The node can be pinged the network cards are working fine however, the node displays as being down (red down error beside the name).  The NIC cards display as being down even though they are up.

Is there another way this can be resolved besides rebuilding the quorum drive each time?
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I have netbackup software version 8.0. I need to upgrade to the latest version 8.1.2.
I have one master server and two media servers. All of them runs windows server OS.
Could you tell me how to upgrade this backup software, or point me to step by step article that explain the process.
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I have one esx 6 host, and I just added a new SSD datastore, how can I move a VM to this new datastore without powering it off?
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I am planning to migrate vmware hosts with virtual machines from one vcenter server to another vcenter server.
All tags that is used need to be transferred also.
Could you tell me how to export tags from one vcenter and import them in another venter, any good and tested script.
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could you tell me any good blog for Netback software. Any good articles and tips about Netback.
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Hi,

I have a vSphere 6.0 host with an Intel 82576 dual nic card in it.  One of the two ports is only registering as a 100 mb/s connection.  I believe a few months ago it was full speed but don't recall now.  It is going into a Cisco gigabit switch.

Any suggestions on this?

Thanks!

--Ben

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My VCP in 6.0 expires January 31, 2019.  I can take the VMware 2V0-622D exam.  I am waiting for an answer from VMware, I spoke to two different people and received 3 different answers.  What I was trying to find out is, if I were to take the exam for 6.5 and pass it by end of Sept.  Does my new certification in 6.5 pick up Feb 1, 2019 or or do I lose 4 months time because I would get it dated in Sept 2018?  No one seems to know for sure!  Or is it that I still end up keeping the 6.0 cert but it is considered archived for a while?

I am waiting for a call back from VM Ware but something tells me, it won't happen until next week and I can use the study time over the weekend
Thanks guys!!
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I have purchased a new server to host both my RDP servers that are running on a less than adaqute host and would like to move them to this new server/host. I am running ESXi 6.0 and have these servers registered on vSphere. The server(s) are using local storage but the new server is using SSD's vs 10k hard drives. Also, the new server has 10gb NIC's instead of 1gb NIC's so this should improve speed as well.

My question is can I move these two VM's from one host to another both at the same time or do I need to migrate one at a time. Also, on the current server I have two iSCSI connections to this host however I do not use storage on either of the NAS devices so do I need to disconnect the iSCSI connections before migration? If so how do I do this? I have looked on the net and found how to create the iSCSI connections but not how to remove them.

Also, is there way to backup the complete configuration of the host or will snapshots be enough if the migration goes bad and I need to revert back to the original server and configuration.
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Hi All,

How can we migrate rdm mapped vm from one cluster to another.
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We're trying to set up a veeam proxy server/rep jobs for a new client. Due to an overlapping network between an existing client and the new client, we have their firebox translate the network to .30 when coming back and forth. This translation works in veeam (their servers show up), we can ping and pull up their drive shares from our side. The only place it's not working is when veeam goes across using the proxy server and tries to talk to the host at .30.250. We get the following error when starting the job using the proxy server...

Processing FS1 Error: Cannot get service content. Soap fault. TimeoutDetail: 'connect failed in tcp_connect()', endpoint: 'https://xxx.xxx.30.250:443/sdk' SOAP connection is not available. Connection ID: [xxx.xxx.30.250]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:xxx.xxx.30.250,nfchost:ha-host,stg:582f26be-c7f9cf95-50d7-2880231c4740@FS1/FS1.vmx].

We already tried editing the host file by adding the .30 address to it. Didn't help though. So my thinking is, can we add another nic card to the host, give it the .30 network and have it function along side the existing network? Will it work the way i want it to work? Is there something else we can try?

I get why veeam is holding onto the .30 address but there has to be some way around overlapping networks like this. I'm sure we're not the first company to run into this scenario.

Please let me know if you need additional info or logs. Thank you in advance.
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Hello Everyone and as always thank you in advance for your time and insights.
We are about to integrate two new 2016 domain controllers to eventually replace our current two 2008R2 domain controllers with the intention of also leveraging them to raise our current Forest and Domain Function Level from 2008R2 to 2016. We have around 30 MEMBER servers running a mix of
2003 (3 of them on physical servers that are being decommissioned)
and the rest are all 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2 of which about 1/2 are virtual machines hosted on a 3 host ESX VMware 6.0 infrastructure.
I had not come across or read about any issues for only member servers (physical or virtual) when it comes to raising the FFL or DFL to 2016, but then I saw this article (see below) and now I am a bit confused and need to make sure that I am interpreting that correctly. I am assuming they are referring to Domain Controllers running 2016 O/S and 2016 AD (FFL/DFL) being incompatible with VMware hosts of all versions at this point and not merely member servers with 2008R2 or 2012R (running on VMware 6.0) having an issue with functioning with a 2016 AD FFL/DFL because the member servers are virtual and are hosted through a VMware ESX 6.0 environment or am I reading that wrong?
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2071592
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I am pretty new to VMware ESXi and was testing it on an SSD drive for a week or two.
That was easy enough. Had no issues and actually found it pretty easy to setup.

I had only 2 VMs...
- a trial of Windows Server 2016 Essentials
- an install of Ubuntu Linux v18.04LTS

I decided I would try to see what the performance was like on a conventional HDD so I imaged the SSD to HDD and was surprised that I had issues with the HDD after reinstalling. VMware would boot but it had problems with the VMs. It seems that the datastore does not show up (there is no storage) but I do not know why - or how to get it "back". The disc partition shows exactly as it should and everything appears to be intact.

If I try to browse for datastores I get an "unexpected" error and the VMware browser session must restart.
If I try to create a datastore (I read somewhere that there would be an option to create or retain existing data) I cannot selection the partition (only free space).
See images - hopefully they help.

How can I get the image to be functional with the original datastore?

Thx!
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I am getting and error when trying to move a vm from a local data store to a dell power vault direct access data store. In version 6.5 of sphere.  I have moved a few of the other servers with no errors.  However, these  virtual were done in either version 4 or 5 version.  I checked all the vmware settings and didn't see any settings that were wrong as far as I could tell..    Both my host servers have access to the powervault with no issues.  I have another servers that migrated from this setup just fine.  So it has to be something with the VM themselves.  
Anyone have any ideas how to eliminate this error so I can migrate these few servers over to the powervault direct access storage??
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Need help creating VMware script to simply run the command below and email the output.  This will be setup as a cron job to run daily.   Any assistance is appreciated.

VCSA:~ # df -h
Filesystem                            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3                              11G  6.4G  3.8G  63% /
udev                                   12G  164K   12G   1% /dev
tmpfs                                  12G   40K   12G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1                             128M   38M   84M  31% /boot
/dev/mapper/core_vg-core               50G   13G   34G  28% /storage/core
/dev/mapper/log_vg-log                 25G  8.2G   16G  35% /storage/log
/dev/mapper/db_vg-db                   25G  977M   23G   5% /storage/db
/dev/mapper/dblog_vg-dblog            9.9G  712M  8.7G   8% /storage/dblog
/dev/mapper/seat_vg-seat               50G  5.4G   42G  12% /storage/seat
/dev/mapper/netdump_vg-netdump        9.9G  151M  9.2G   2% /storage/netdump
/dev/mapper/autodeploy_vg-autodeploy   25G  173M   24G   1% /storage/autodeploy
/dev/mapper/invsvc_vg-invsvc           25G  981M   23G   5% /storage/invsvc
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I am having trouble adding a new EMC Unity 350F SAN storage to my vSpehre 6.0. I currently have a EMC VNWe SAN running LIVE data but I am migrating over to the Unity. I have created new VMkernal ports and vSpehre switch for iSCSI storage and assigned it to an IP. That Ip is also assigned to one of the Unity array ports. I have added that VMkernal to the Port bindings on the iSCSI software adapter, in addiiton to where my othe rVMkernal adapters are to my live VNXe SAN. The port status says 'not used' on my new binding. I cannot figure out why rescanning cannot find my new Datastore on the Unity SAN.

On the Unity SAN simply went through the wizard and added mi iSCSI Interfaces to get the IQN. Then when through the VASA process of addin gthe vCenter and ESXi Host to Unisphere and it sees them. But I get a message that ther eare not initiator logged into the system.

What step am I missing?
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If we connect two new cross connects directly from vSAN to the md3660i would that help speed up moving the VMS off the vSAN datastore. Also if we were to do that can we have them use the same address space that every other device is using so we can keep it simple and have them same on the vlan. Can someone please advise?
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Esxi Patching in vSphere 6.5 with VMs running on Local/VSAN  with Physical RDM

What all are limitations ad feature we can use in 6.5 to minimize the downtime

What all backup is required with steps to be followed for VM and Esxi

What about the baseline to be used with best practice  

vCenter Patching
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How can i search for vmx files on all datastores in vsphere 5.5. I accidently removed a VM from inventory and have searched through all the datastores so I can add back into the inventory, but cannot find any matching vmx files. The server name may have been renamed after it was created so the vmx file may be under a different name. Is there a way for my to search for vmx files on all the datastores. I will try to add them in one at a time and see if I can get the server I want.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.
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I have 3 nodes with 1 CPU each. If I want a VMware cluster, what all licenses are required? Originally I was looking at VMware vSphere Essentials Plus (which has HA) but I can’t find an answer if I can cluster with that.
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Great day experts,
I hope all is doing well. I was wondering does anyone know of any virtualization labs books or software that would give you a step by step (or close to it) that I can purchase? As an example, I have purchased "Lab Manual - Enterprise Network Solution Volume II: Setup An Enterprise Network From Scratch - Step By Step Guide For Dummy".
https://www.amazon.com/Lab-Manual-Enterprise-Network-Solution/dp/1519624182/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1VWJV5XWAECPDPD1N9KA

VMware, Citrix
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New Task coming up.

Using vSphere 6.7 (two ESXi Server and VCSA)

I need to set up Micro-segmentation (Distributed Firewall) using NSX.
Test with various firewall settings

What are the steps to get Micro-segmentation working,
Is NSX Manager the first item to be installed ?
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HI,

I have two node VMware 6.5 HA Clusters. and I have lots of resources to failover. I have selected the admission control by percentage usage %50 percent.

However unless I disabled admission control, HA wont migrate the powered on VMs saying there is no enough resources to failover.

Please look a the screen shot to see that there are lots of resources

any ideas ?

F.
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Dear Wizards, I setup the ubuntu 16.04 server in vSphere 6.5 with 250 GB hard disk, but days later I increased it to 500 GB, but seems like the VM still had only 250 GB.

How can I claim it back correctly? Many thanks!

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Hello Experts,

I want to restrict available network interfaces for (automatic) bridged networks in VMWare Workstation 14 for the end user. The virtual network editor required Admin privileges to create new network interfaces. But, a user can easily change a host only to bridged or NAT or vice-versa without Admin privileges.

Any ideas on how to?

Thanks in advance.

Kaps
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regarding the type of vlan trunk mode. what are your benefits on a virtualized platform?
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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.