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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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how to check the capacity of v center server . I want to install 100 vm's ? how we will proceed farther action ?
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Just wondering if there is an easy way to migrate all the users and roles that are setup on one virtual center to a new virtual center?
Don't really want to have to recreate them all on the new vctr if I don't have to..
Thanks
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Hello Everyone,

A general question about VMware 6.0 best practice re. total storage group size available.
We have an EMC VNXe3150 SAN with 4 Storage groups all around 1.8 TB of usable space. Some of them have a lot of space left whilst others are down to what I will call bare minimum, e.g. 70 GB and 100 GB out of the total 1.8 TB. I did not use the rest of the space as I figured it is best to leave a bit for the system, but that is based on my experience with physical servers. I did get a warning from the VMware about space running out and so I left it. Should I leave more? Oh and just to clarify the 3 ESXi hosts have disks as well (we do not host the Linux o/s via USB or SD card, rather built in disk) and they are around 130 GB and 80% free so I am talking only about the actual storage available from the attached SAN to the VM's through the 3 hosts. Finally we always Thick provision (Eager Zero) so all space needed is always assigned, i.e. I don't over provision so the space left over should never be needed by a VM for space.Thanks in advance!
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Could somebody please tell me how to remotely connect to an ESXI Vmware Host (esxi6.5 specifically). I would like the equivalent of RDP ideally?
How to enable and how to connect would be very useful
thanks very much.
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Can you provide vsphere center 6 link clone script
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Hello Experts

I was getting the following error message whenever I tried to power up my VMware Windows VM

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A very helpful expert provided me with an answer and I went ahead and purchased the CPU here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-E5400-2-7GHz-Dual-Core-CPU-/263073163965

Unfortunately, I'm still getting the error message.

Can someone let me know what may be the problem?

Cheers

Carlton
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hello

what is the difference scsi and ide and what is scsi (0.0)...etc
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1. Can I migrate a VM from one Cluster to another Cluster within a  Data Center. If possible, any   specific criteria that needs to be noted.
2. Can DRS (automatic) be set up in such scenarios and will Affinity rules work?

This is for vSphere 6.x environment.   Thanks.
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Hey guys, i just P2V'ed my server using vmware converter. It boots up but then crashes with 0x0000001E, works fine in Safe mode.

Any thoughts? It's Server 2008 Enterprise.
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I plan to downsize the RAM of a VM from 96 to 64.  Can I just shut the VM and do that in edit>properties?

Also, I was told I can adjust an advanced CPU option so I do not need to shut the VM when making resource adjustment.  Would someone advise how to do it?

Thanks.
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Building a new vcenter environment with the below components

1x UCS 5108 chassis with embedded 2x 6324 Fabric Interconnects (each interconnect has 1x 40G QSFP, 4x 10G SFP+, 1x 1G)
8x B200M4 blades (dual 10C CPU) . Each blade has a VIC 1340  (dual 4x 10Gbps ethernet)
1x Nimble CS1000 with 10GbaseT ports (dual controller)
2x Brocade VDX6740T-1G (48x 1G/10G ports + 4x 40G QSFP ports)

What would be the recommended design for performance and high availability?

The main difference with most designs is that we are using the Brocade VDX switches instead of Nexus.
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I have a virtual center running esxi 6 and I am going to build a new virtual center that will have esxi 6.5.
Can I build the new one and then migrate the host off of the 6.0 vctr server and then use that license key after I upgrade the keys?
So basically have the vctr 6 running with its license while the new vctr 6.5 is running without a license key.
Is this possible?
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Hi

I need to P2V for few physical mahcines and I'm trying to save to CSV volume directly.

I can access the physical machine by C$ and access into CSV location but when I try to save disk using Disk2VHD, it says target has not enough space which is because it only detects the space of physical volume.

Anyone please advise how I can save VHD file location directly to CSV so that I don't need to save to disk first then copy over to csv (double work) ?

Thanks
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People,

Ive got Production ESXi v5.5 servers on HPE DL 380 G7, I wonder how to reset and configure the iLO access from the ESXi server without rebooting it ?

Thanks.
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I am upgrading my vCenter environment from v6.0 to v6.5. To do this I am using the JSON template method of remotely installing the appliance, I have regenerated my JSON template to the expected v6.5 format using the vcsa-deploy.exe and confirmed that the new file passes validation checks. When I run the installation everything seems to go OK except I am prompted to enter a 'photon-machine' username and password (once I have entered this the installation continues successfully)...

Eventually this deployment tool will be used for automated deployments so this prompt should be handled by the JSON configuration file. I have looked at the documentation and think this password should be handled by the JSON OS/Password property. I have confirmed that the password I am using 'P@ssw0rd' conforms to the password complexity requirements but still no luck.

I would think if the password were a problem this would be flagged at validation, and I use the same password at the prompt which works so am confused as to what the problem is...

Has anyone out there tried this or have any thoughts?
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Hi, we are deploying MS Exchange server (VMs) inside a HOST using VMware ESXi and finding a way to get Redundancy (High availability) for Email service. Can anyone suggest any method?

We will use 1 SAN storage + 2 SAN switches as well.
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Experts out there, I have seen several posts in this forum about migrating standard switch to distributed switch. I have not done it before, but wanted to make sure that no down time during and after migration.
We have a cluster with vss, I only want to migrate one esxi host to VDS and leave it for few days and migrate rest if everything ok with the one.
Can I run one Esxi host in VDS and rest in VSS? my concern about vMotion.
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esxi 5.5 Windows 2012 guest crashed because of a nic driver issue. vmware tools out of date. Confirmed by Microsoft case.
If I update VMware tools on the client does it automatically update the network drivers?
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I have taken over a network that someone else setup.  I have VMWare with 3 Windows 2008 servers running on one box.  My local network has IP addresses in the range of 10.0.0.1 through 10.0.0.254.  My domain controller is also my DHCP server.  For some reason the person who preceeded me assigned the following network addresses to the servers, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3 and 10.0.0.7.  I can access the VMWare client through 10.0.0.7 or 10.0.0.8.  Would I cause any problem if I were to change the IP address for the server from 10.0.0.7 to 10.0.0.9?  I have had a couple times when I have had problems with the server and could not access the VMWare client through 10.0.0.7 so it would be more convenient if the server had a different address.
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Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Server is a domain controller
Backup completes either "successfully" or with a warning (mentioned in Question Title), however only 9GB out of 32GB are transferring
Have tried with "Guest Quiescience", "Guest File System Indexing" and "Application Aware Processing" both enabled and disabled as suggested in forums
No errors in event log
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I have a physical RED HAT 5.5 oracle server with 3 databases
the oracle partitions are like this

dev/sda3              /oracle
/dev/sdb3             /oracle/PRO
/dev/sda5             /oracle/PRO/102_64
/dev/sdb2             /oracle/PIP
/dev/sda7            /oracle/PIP/102_64
/dev/sdb1            /oracle/POP
/dev/sda6            /oracle/POP/102_64

I converted to a virtual machine with vmware converter but because its a production server I cant convert all sdb partitions where the databases are

so I only converted

dev/sda3              /oracle
/dev/sda5             /oracle/PRO/102_64
/dev/sda7            /oracle/PIP/102_64
/dev/sdb1            /oracle/POP
/dev/sda6            /oracle/POP/102_64

now in the virtual machine we resize sdb to "reinstall" sdb2 and sdb3 and it works fine
but the matter is that when I mount this sdb2 and sdb3 now sda5 and sda7
cant be mounted

mount: mount point /oracle/PIP/102_64 does not exist
mount: mount point /oracle/PRO/102_64 does not exist

but if I only mount this two devices they mount ok and if I then mount sdb2 and sdb3, sda3 and sdb4 disapears

df: `/oracle/DB2/102_64': No such file or directory
df: `/oracle/DB3/102_64': No such file or directory

Is there an special procedure in this mount piont cases or I miss something in the procedure?


this is the original server

[root@proddb01 ~]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8            171242212 …
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I have a build machine which produces OVF images for virtual machines for deployment, the OVF images generated are assigned certain port groups based on their type against various vSwitches i.e.

OVF_IMAGE_1
===========
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_1
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_2
[vSwitch1]My_Portgroup_3
[vSwitch2]My_Portgroup_4

The OVFs are built successfully and can be exported to OVF no problem. However when I import these to our target environment using OVF tool I am getting errors. Specifically the import is complaining that the expected network adapters don't exist. I have confirmed that the network adapters do exist on the target host, but it seems like any port groups that exist on the host on vSwitches > 0 arnt being recognised i.e. My_Portgroup_3/4 and are failing validation checks?

Is this a known problem? Is there a known fix/work around?
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I have a vsphere host in a vcenter setup.  I'm running version 6.0.0 5318203. One of the nodes has two ssd in raid 1 and one of the disks failed.  Most vm's appear to be running, but I have no way to migrate them outside of the command line.  This is not the node with the vcenter on it.  WHen I log into the vcenter, it shows the host with a red ! and a bunch of disconnected vms.  Is there a command line tool to migrate these VMs off this host?
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My tech team is having some major issues. I don't want to brush them off as simply VMware's USB problems without digging a little deeper.

- We have a VDI environment using VMware solutions.
- We have Dell thin clients deployed at all locations.
- Our data line for our main location is 100MB fiber.
- Data line at our data center is duel gig fiber lines.
- scanner is an RDM7000 series.
- Vendor is web based and requires the scanner to be USB attached.

Issue:
The scanner will work for one or two scans but then become unresponsive. The VDI looses communication. We have to restart the VDI instance to get the scanner to work again. Not the VDI thin client but we have to have an admin go into the ESXi and restart the user's instance. Support team believes the lack of full USB support by VMware is causing communication issues over the USB. They are suggestion deploying local desktops for check scanning. This is not an option.

We have a test desktop setup with VM Horizon client. The scanner has no issues. We have tested multiple thin clients from different vendors, all with the same issue. So this has eliminated the Dell thin client.

We are testing the RDM9600i which is a network connected machine. We are trying to setup the machine as a spoofed USB connection on the VDI but that has not yet worked out. Plus the vendor does not support the machine.

Thoughts?
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Trying to get list of hosts in maintenance modeor disconnected state .. this gives error
Get-VMHost -state "Maintenance"

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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.