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I encountered a strange issue:

When trying to access console of any VM, the console throws error: "Unable to connect to the MKS: Could not connect to the pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-authdpipe within retry period."

I told the client to add ports 80, 443 and 903 in their firewall, but he says all the ports are open on the firewall to the management network (192.168.A.0). He checked the gateway of ESXi DCUI and saw vMotion network (192.168.B.0) gateway and he changed it to management network (192.168.A.0) gateway. Then what do you know, the VM console opens. Now, I understand the vMotion gateway was put there when configuring vMotion automatically but it doesn't make sense from a networking perspective.

Any ideas on why this is happening? This is on ESXi and vCenter 6.0.
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How are you doing?
I am looking for the best dump vender so I can practice the VMware exam and also netback up exam .
I need it very urgent please
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I have to perfrom planed power down of VMs in the cluster and start the VMs with ESXi hosts when we power up.
How do i enable automatic startup and shutdown of VMs if the VMs are part of the HA cluster in VMware 6.5?
I do not see the option to in the ESXi config like standalone ESxi host.
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I am collecting Vmware > configuration > storage > devices "LUN" Id details.

Is there any script or command to be generate into overall Hosting server.

Currently i am doing one by one to each data store connected to a Hosting server found so tired doing that way

For more info, please refer attachement
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Trying to install Open Manage on a DELL R710 running VMWare 6.0.

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/how10613/how-to-install-openmanage-server-administrator.

When running the esxcli installer with the uploaded VIB, I get the this:

Shell messageDownloaded the appropriate file and followed instructions from the following page:

I figure it is something simple, but this is production server in and high usage environment. I know a successful install is going to require a host reboot want to make sure all is good. 
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if you have a virtual machine running in a current state and the virtual machines needs consolidation if you do consolidate will the consolidation revert the virtual machine status to the snapshot or change the current state " data and programs " of the virtual machine ? or will it just delete the snapshots and keep the virtual machine in the current running status with out any change to the running programs and the data stored in the virtual machine ? please explain as you may explain to a 5 years old child . thank you
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Hi Experts, I'm trying out StarWind Virtual SAN. Pardon my ignorance but may I know the best way to setup a 2 node StarWind Virtual SAN machine? Do I set them up using actual physical servers running on RAID and WIndows OS installed on them? I'm also confused about the Storage Pool that is supposed to be the 'Shared Storage for other VMs'. Say I want to allocate 1TB as shared storage for all my guests' VM. Do I do create a physical partition on the StarWind Windows machine and assign a drive letter to it (D:Drive)? Or can I point it to somewhere else for example a NAS drive mapped in the Windows machine.

I have tried installing StarWind machine as a guest VM in Vsphere and configure the storage pool as its D:\ but performance is incredibly slow (a very old machine as VMware host just to try it out). It works though. I need to know how do people actually configure a simple 2 node VSAN cluster. Many thanks for your help.
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Hi,

I'd like to delete VM's (ESXi) which have not been running for more then 2 months (of course we have a backup).
How can I do this Powercli based?

J.
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Vmware ESXI host, 5.5.0, 1623387( is not responding suddenly.

Login to ILO and found purple error message and perform a cold restart to one of the ESXI host that issue. See attached screenshot.
Servers (Guest OS) all move to another ESXI host when auto failover.

How to retrieve ESXI log and read the log for easy troubleshooting?

Tks.

Lucky
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I am using Update Manager to try and upgrade one of our ESXi host from ESXi 6 Update 2 to U3 and it keeps failing with the message "Update Manager had an unknown error. Check the event and log files for details" .When I check the esxupdate.log file on the host is does not indicate why it is failing to update.
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Hello,

I'm trying to understand the correct procedure for VMWare Processor/VM Processor configuration as my VM's are using very little CPU physically but always seem to be at 100% CPU Usage.

My Server is a HP ML350 Gen9 with an Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 @ 1.7GHz (6 Cores) running VMWare 6.5 and 3 Server 2016 VM's

I've tried by allocating one VM 6 cores, 1 socket and tried to 'Reserve' the GHz to 8GHz but when I boot up the VM, It shows in VMWare that it's using 1.1GHz in the VM and the Physical processor is using 36% utilization. At the same time, the VM is maxing out at 100% CPU constantly..

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
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Hi,

I have inherited a site with a HP MSA2040 and a two vmware hypervisors. Currently one of these (HP DL360 G9) is connected to the MSA via 10GB iSCSI DAC. I would like to attach the other which is a Dell Power edge R620. So far my attempts have failed anyone any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Is it purely that I'm trying to connect Dell to HP?

Thanks in advance.
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Greetings,

I have a Veeam backup job failing due to insufficient space on the datastore (not for backup but for snapshot I guess as the repository has about 1 TB available). It's an exchange server so I need to to run to truncate those logs besides for general backup purposes. We have no storage on that device / set of disks to expand the datastore but the host is still attached to the old SAN (EMC VNXe 3100). When I go to increase the datastore, the 1.8 TB LUN on that SAN is available as an extent.

Is there any reason I should not use that storage to increase this datastore? Their production exchange server (only 1, no DAG) runs on this datastore. Nothing is running on the old SAN. It is not problematic, was just replaced after 4 years in production.

Thanks
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If I'm migrating Virtual Machines from one ESXI server to another ESXI server do I need to have free hardware (Physical) Nics available for that migration?  Or can I double and triple up on the physical nic if the subnet and vlan are the same?
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I have VMWare 6.0, Can I clone a image to the VMWare and recovery purpose for physical server?
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Once of the DELL VMWare hosts running a RAID 10 4-disk array appears a problem drive.  They had not installed DELL System Mgmt VM app or configure the IDRaC interface, so I am only able to look at the VSphere client interface. The info showed within is confusing to me. The majority of disk status lines show "Normal" / green check mark, there are alerts associated with multiple drives, and references to "Parity Check in Progress - Deassert" and "Rebuild Aborted", "In Critical Array - Assert". I have included screen shots below.

In looking at the front of the server, only 1 of the 4 disk trays has a amber light. The other 3 look fine.

I was gong to just hot swap the amber one, but the VShphere messages are giving me pause. Can anyone provide some insight for me?

Sever spec
Disk messages
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Hello Everyone

We are building our first NetApp SAN (FAS 2650) and want to be sure we are running the most recent STABLE firmware. We have current version:
NetApp Release 9.3P2 but see the P5 is available. Any thoughts?

We are running a VMWare environment on Cisco UCS M5 servers and Nexus 3548 Switches
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What are the designations between "server" and "download service" when it comes to the VMWare upgrade manager and why can't both roles be installed on the same server?  I'm limited with the number of Windows licenses and it's not allowing me to install it on the same box.  This is frustrating because I've already had engineering open firewall rules to our datacenter.  

I'm running VCSA 6.x and vsphere 6.x.

Thanks in advance!
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Problem with 2012 r2 remote desktop. The server had a license problem which was resolved and remote desktop stop responding on the that server. The server is vmware virtual and I cannot remote desktop in. If I run a netstat and look for port 3389 i do not see it. I tried rebooting, importing rdp reg settings from another working server.
I have tried to rdp from every type of machine windows 7 windows 2008 r2. I have turned off ntlm on the server as a test.
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Can you please check if the below hardware will work with eSXi 6.7?

 

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Mother Board

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Fatal1ty%20Z370%20Gaming-ITXac/index.asp

ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 - Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

 

 

CPU

https://ark.intel.com/products/126684/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-4_70-GHz

https://www.newegg.com/global/sg/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117827

Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6 Core Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)

 

 

MEMORY

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-3000MHz-Desktop-Memory/dp/B0134EW7G8

https://www.newegg.com/global/sg/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233852

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)

DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit

(CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)

 

 

HARD DISK

Samsung 860 PRO 512GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76P512BW)

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-512GB-Inch-Internal-MZ-76P512BW/dp/B07836C6YV

512GB

 

 

NIC

6 PORT PCIE LAN CARD

PE2G6I35

Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Server Adapter Intel® i350AM2 Based

http://www.silicom-usa.com/pr/server-adapters/networking-adapters/gigabit-ethernet-networking-server-adapters/pe2g6i35-server-adapter/

 

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Sir,
Thank you sharing valuable articles. I am very new to vm product. When install vSphere 6.0-6.5 esxi, I just wonder which way do you prefer to install this VMware vSphere os to: Directly on bare machine (server) or  install this esxi vSphere os on VMware workstation ?   I need your advice. Again I really appreciate for your help.
V/R
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Hi,

We have ESXi 5.5 on which I want to automate the deployment of an OS (W10), I created a VM which should boot from a DVD automatically.
It does that, but not before I do 2 manual actions (see screenshot below). How do I configure the VM to do this automatically?
This worked fine with normal BIOS but since I have set it to EFI, it does not work anymore.

Note: first time it should boot from DVD, but only first time (since after that it should load the OS which is being installed):
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I've inherited an Apple Mac Xserve Cluster:-

IMG_3197.jpg
and as these are Xserve 3,1 are on the HCL for ESXi 5.5. Therefore I can legally accept the Apple EULA, and install Apple macOS Virtual Machines on them, because they have an Apple badge (Apple hardware).

Program-Manager-000664.jpgApple-Mac-VDI-Master-000665.jpg
If you do not have an Apple badge on your hardware, you are in breach of the Apple EULA. (Please do not ask me, because this cannot be discussed on Experts Exchange)
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Considering the age of those boxes, are you able to install the latest version of MacOS VM? Or do you have to run some legacy version?

I'd think High Sierra would choke at some point during the install. Or since it's installing within a VM, there is no real hardware dependency at all?
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The CPU in the hosts are 2.9GHz, 8 Core, Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570. with 96GB RAM.

The benefits of virtualisation, is only the CPU in the Host are passed through to the VM, everything else is virtual, storage is based on flash array - so quick.

So as for High Sierra running the latest and greatest, with no issues, in fact, faster than some Mini Macs! (and with the added benefit, we can tweak adding more RAM and Cores to the VM) than what is available in a physical!

However, we do not have the advantage of added CPU instruction sets, after Nehalem, but most Intel instructions are supported, and we are not using encryption to take advantage of latest Intel CPU instructions.

So for servers that went end of life 7-9 years ago, not bad really...
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Andy's VMware vSphere tip#22: Snapshot issue! Remember a quick method, is just to CLONE out the original VM to a new VM (the CLONE)... The new VM will not have any Snapshots attached. CLONE is a function of vCenter Server. Then once you have checked your new server works, delete the original, and if you need to use the old MAC Address, no it down, of the old VM, and replace it on the new!

If you would like to discuss this post further please post a question to the VMware Topic area.
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We are setting up and testing out Citrix XenApp 7.17 and we have

- 3 Microsoft terminal servers
- 1 master server

It appears how this version of Citrix XenApp updates the terminal servers is that you make the change on the master and test it.  The when you are ready the Citrix Studio software clones the master server and replaces the 3 terminal servers.  As we are testing this out I tried to push some updates (new clones virtual servers) I have run into this errors message from the vsphere client:  "Snapshot hierarchy is too deep".

error1
I originally thought it was a Citrix error; but, I now think that this is a VMware error.  Please see the screen shots and how many snapshots we have associated with that master virtual server.

error2
I wonder if I should "delete all" snapshots or what I should do.  Ideas?
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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.