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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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Can we have both the logrythm client and vmware log insight client on the same machine?
We are planning on making use of AD dashboards in Vmware log insight and thus need the log insight agent on the domain controllers.
But security team already capture logs for security purposes on Logrythm.
So I am wondering if having 2 log forwarding products on same box will be ok?
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OVF/OVA - Deployment Issues VMware Windows Vcenter 6.5

we have the windows vcenter 6.5 and for that using vsphere web client we are unable to deploy the vm using OVA file because extreme slow and it is not importing.

Please suggest and us to overcome the issue.

please do the needful.

Thank You.
We Just took on a new client that is running SBS2003 as the DC and they also have a VMware Server Running 4 guests one of them Is the secondary domain controller.
There are around 9 users on the domain, and we would like to know if it will be easier to just create a new Domain or go through the whole process of backing up their profiles and adding them to the new domain. then restoring their profiles.

If we do go with a new Domain what would be the easiest way to setup the Workstations without having to recreate a profile on the workstations. Is there any freeware out there that will help with this issue.
I have a virtual Windows 2016 server. Somehow it got corrupted. We are also using VMWare 5.5. I have a small amount of data on the E drive that I would like to recover and or repair the entire machine if possible. I do not have any backups. It just keeps taking me to the repair screen. I am able to boot up in Safe Mode for a limited amount of time then it shuts down. I even got in as SafeMode with networking for a short amount of time but have not been able to copy data off. Is there a way to copy data from a server booted up in VMWare 5.5 safemode? When I tried to copy and past the folders I wanted it did not work. I do not seem to be able to log in long enough to copy the data to to another server. Also, what about a repair process? I can probably find the ISO that the server was built from that that is about it. Any suggestions on how to pull the data from Windows or VMware is appreciated and if there is a possible way to repair the server that suggestion is welcome too.
I'm hoping I can explain this adequately for some help.
I suspect it will be obvious anyway - but keep in mind I am quite new to vmWare!

I am running free VMware ESXi Hypervisor and have installed a PCI express eSata card to enable connecting an external 2 bay HDD enclosure. The card is recognized by ESXi and I have enabled passthrough with the intent to use with a MS Server 2016 Essentials VM. The card was also successfully added to the Server2016e VM. (This is only for internal testing and will not be a heavy use environment - eSata will be sufficient).

So - the problem?
Server2016e will not boot.
The Win Logo appears momentarily and disappears.
The VM returns to not running state without any "Windows" error.
If the eSata card is removed from the VM,  Server2016e starts and runs fine.

Is this because VMware does not support the card
(it would not seem so considering how far I got)
or an issue with Server2016e?

Any suggestions on how to get past this?


other info...
PCI Card: Startech PEXESAT322I
System: Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
Hi Experts,

We have 2 ESXi identical hardware 6.0 hosts directly attached to a Powervault Md3400 .On 1 host we have 2 active paths, 1 active and 1 active with (I/O) and have a multipathing policy  VMW_SATP_ALUA.

The 2nd host I see 2 active paths and neither one has an active (I/O) path nor does it have a multipathiing policy available to select on the drop down and Storage type is blank.

Is there an option to enable multipathing on Esxi 6.0? I dod not see an option in th emodulard disk store manager on the Storage Array? and did not enable any specific settings on the host that displays the paths corrently.

Is there any way to take SNAPSHOT of Virtual Machine without vCenter 6.5.

We have developers who needs to take snapshot often.  How can I make it happen, without giving them access to vCenter.

normally Broadcom/qlogic has a relatively strict driver-firmware compatibility.

For VMware ESXi 6.7, this is also shown in the compatibility matrix for the “tg3” driver

But for the now default ntg3 driver, the recommended firmware is listed as “N/A”

Any experience with this combination?

Or is the tg3 recommended over the newer ntg3?

(NIC is Broadcom BCM5719)
Citrix XenApp 7.15 CU2 VDA Agent installed on Windows 2016 Server.
On Studio trying to create new HSD Server using MCS.
VMWARE ESXi and Vcenter 6.5.
Created AD Computer account and on summary page click on Finish, Snapshot is creating and received below error.
A snapshot could not be created from the specified virtual machine.
When I try to create a machine catalog from Master Image, without prior creating a snapshot the machine creation will fail.

Error LOG:

Error Id: XDDS:02C84D06

    Citrix.Console.Models.Exceptions.ScriptException A snapshot could not be created from the specified virtual machine:

       at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.ProvisioningSchemeService.Scripts.SnapshotVMsScript.CreateVMSnapShot(String vmPath)
       at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.ProvisioningSchemeService.Scripts.SnapshotVMsScript.RunScript()
       at Citrix.Console.PowerShellInteraction.PowerShellScript`1.Run()
       at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.ProvisioningSchemeService.BackgroundTasks.SnapshotCreationTask.RunTask()
       at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.BackgroundTaskService.BackgroundTask.Task.Run()

DesktopStudio_ErrorId : FailedToCreateSnapshot
    Sdk Error Message : The create snapshot operation failed.
    Sdk Error ID : Citrix.XDPowerShell.HostStatus.FailedToCreateSnapshot,Citrix.Host.Sdk.Commands.NewHypVMSnapshotCommand
    ErrorCategory : NotSpecified
    DesktopStudio_PowerShellHistory : Create Machine Catalog 'Windows  Test'
Just installed new Esxi host running 6.7. Everything looks green.  All datastores are present.  All networks have portgroups.  But when i try to vmotion i get :

Failed waiting for data. Error 195887167. Connection closed by remote host,

I confirmed vmotion enabled on iscsi and management portgroup just for sake of troubleshooting.   Any help would be great
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We have NetApp SAN and 3xFujitsu PRIMERGY ESX host servers and Brocade switches and Cisco switches.
and using VMware - vCcenter appliance.

SAN has two power supplies and
node A power supply is connected to UPS-A
node B power supply is connected to UPS-B

Each of Fujitsu PRIMERGY(ESX)servers have 2xPower supplies  
Each of the PRIMERGY ESX server power supply is connected to UPS-A and UPS-B

Core Cisco switches have 2 power supplier and each of the power supply is connected to UPS-A and UPS-B.

Brocade switches (storage switches) have only one power supply each.
Brocade switch –A is connected to UPS –A
Brocade switch –B is connected to UPS –B

The power maintenance is scheduled by local company and we will not have power for 30 minutes. We have APC UPS  and  APC virtual appliance is setup to power down the servers in a power failure situation when the ups running out of the battery, but this has not been tested on a real-time.
I am hoping the servers should run for 30 minutes on the UPS. But if it exceeds this time I want to power off the server’s safety.

On all the 3 ESX servers , can i power off all the guest machines  and then power off the 3 ESX server one by one - to save power .
So that SAN and brocade switches and core keeps running?
Please let me know the sequence of powering off the server.

Any suggestion will be great
In my Horizon 7.6 environment, when I click on one of VM's it does not log me in via SSO and I get the following message: "The SAM database on the windows server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship." I only have one pool in horizon and the computer object is AD in present and there are no duplicates
How can we set our VMware hosts to be not fully managed by vCenter while still remaining connected to it?  Here's the background:

We have a number of VMware ESXi hosts running v6.0 and v6.5.  After we recently removed our last v5.1 host, we installed a new vCenter server appliance v6.7 to replace the existing v6.0 vCSA.

The problem comes with Altaro VM backup, which always backs up through vCenter if the host is connected to one.  Despite saying that the versions we're using are supported (http://support.altaro.com/customer/en/portal/articles/808716-what-are-the-system-requirements-for-altaro-vm-backup-) in fact the combination of vCenter >= v6.5 and hosts v6.0 is not supported (http://support.altaro.com/customer/portal/articles/2949256).

Now Altaro support suggested that it's possible to work around this by setting the hosts to not be fully managed by vCenter.  How do we do this?

The alternative is to downgrade the v6.5 hosts to v6.0 and use a v6.0 vCenter Server Appliance, which we'd rather not have to do as it means we can't use any hosts of v6.5 or later.
In Vmware Horizon 7.6. I have noticed that my Windows 7 and 10 VM's font is fuzzy. This is seen on multiple computers with different monitors and using the HTML 5 and installable client. All VM's are using VMtools version 10.3.2. I have also tried to increase the video memory to 16 and then 24 MB but it did not help. Any suggestions?
Hi wanting to deploy a template with powercli.  I can do that. But i don’t know How to add hard drives that are not in the template. It just has a c   In the same. New-vm command.  If it’s possible
Hi Experts

I have Dell T410 located in data center, running ESX 6.0.0 5224934. 64GB of RAM and 3 disks (each is physically consisting in 2 disks mirrored).
suddently after running without any problem over 2 years, ESX restarted itself yesterday 12NOV2018 at about 21.15

I have downloaded all the logs available and they are with me.

Can you advice what had happened? How to find cause of problem?

Many thanks

We plan to implement Splunk SIEM.

As most of our servers are VMs (VMWare ESXi 6.0) & we have vRealize Log Insight running,
instead of installing Splunk agents in each VM, can we just pipe all logs from vRealize to
Splunk & this would have captured all VMs Windows security.evtx (& UNIXes syslog) events?

Are vCenter events (eg: provision new VMs, new vNICs, vMotion events) captured by
V3700 Remote Mirroring

vmWare Essential Plus V5 - 2 hosts
Storage Lenovo V3700 v2 - iSCSI

I Need a solution of Disaster Recovery, so I will acquire other storage V3700 and active the feature called Remote Mirroring.  With this solution, all datas will be replicated in two storages.

Imagine the primary Storage fail. What will happen to VMs?
How do I configure vmware essential plus to VMs will be running in other storage ( mirrored)

I am looking for some relatively on-demand VMWare consulting.  Occasionally I run into a VMWare issue that I cannot resolve.  Usually that needs somewhat immediate attention (within a few hours), phone conversations, screen sharing, etc. to get the problem resolved.  

You guys know of a good fit for that?

Thanks very much.
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Hi All

After applying a vCenter 6.7 certificate I get the following error when we try to log back into the appliance.

503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x0000556a50f72ae0] _serverNamespace = / action = Allow _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/vpxd-webserver-pipe)

VMware Appliance Management with the root administrator works with now issues and the following services are stuck in a starting state.

VMware vSphere Update Manager

VMware vCenter Server

vAPI Endpoint stated with warnings

Failed to connect to 2a360aa5-6960-4f51-82d2-13e0476b1299\com.vmware.vapi.vcenter vAPI provider.
Failed to connect to f83a5633-a227-4b4c-b09a-52c2ef86a3ff\com.vmware.cis.cls.vapi vAPI provider.
Current vApi Endpoint health status is created between 2018-11-12T08:35:20UTC and 2018-11-12T08:35:21UTC.

When I reset the certificates on Certificate manager the issues goes away, we need to install the SSL cert on the appliance for compliance and security purposes.

Please assist

I am trying to reset the local admin password for Windows Server 2K16. The only account that has access to the desktop is a basic user account so I am unable to make any changes in the GUI (lusrmgr.msc). I tried to boot to the windows recovery prompt but I can not seem to find the drive with the local os installed. Below are the following drives that I can see in recovery cmd:


How can I get C, or the hdd with the actual os to show? I do have a \windows\system32 folder in X but there is no utilman.exe file. This is a VMWare box if that helps

Thanks in advance!
I am unable to see the local hard drive upon going into windows recovery. I am trying to reset the local admin password via the recovery cmd prompt. I also do not see the utilman.exe file that I am to rename and copy in the windows\system32 folder. This is a VMWare server Windows 2k16.

Drive that I can see in cmd are the following:


Thanks in advance!
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I have a two node plus witness cluster set up in VMware 6.7. The system is currently failed over to one host due to a bad vSAN network card in the other.

While waiting for the HW vendor to ship me a new card, I had to add another VM. It worked, but when I try to power the VM on, I get:

"No host is compatible with the virtual machine."

I assume it has something to do with the failover state? Is there any way to override whatever is causing the error and get the machine started? I don't think it's a real resource issue since there is plenty of memory and CPU available, but I switch the new VM down to 1 CPU and 512MB RAM just in case and it didn't help.

This environment is not in production, but I don't want to risk the other VMs not coming back if they shut down because other still need to test them.
Hardware: Dell Poweredge R630 - running latest BIOS and firmware.  SD card boot;   Accessories: CD drive;  USB port;  [NO Hard Drive]

Operating System: VMWare 6.5.0    5310538

Problem with sticky boot up when restarting a Dell Poweredge R630 VMWare ESXi host which has no hard drive. [i.e. boots up from onboard SD card] It can take 3 attempts to restart the server which appears to successfully boot through all the hardware configurations but stalls when loading the VMWare environment.  I have spoken with Dell who say that this is a VMWare problem. I am not an expert on this but since the server is running at the moment I was hoping that I might be able to copy the current configuration onto another medium and boot up from it in order to eliminate the SD cards.   Does anybody know how to do this?

If the problem is with VMWare how do I diagnose the likely cause? Does anybody know the best course of action?

Thanks to anybody for taking the time to look at this.






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.