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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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Active Directory as LDAP server

When adding Identity Source in Vmware Vcenter, there is an option : The Active Directory as an LDAP Server


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Vmware website stated:
The Active Directory as an LDAP Server identity source is available for backward compatibility. Use the Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) option for a setup that requires less input

I am not sure what they mean by  backward compatibility.

Any clarification on that ?

Thank you
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Hello, I’ve 2 Exsi hosts ( V5.5) which are connected to one SAN. One host is offline now due to hardware issue and wondering how can obtain the images and rerun those in the online host.

Thanks
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Microsoft has recently announced that it is going to disable LDAP based on the link below.
https://evotec.xyz/four-commands-to-help-you-track-down-insecure-ldap-bindings-before-march-2020/
We configured the AD's windows authentication as the identity source on the vCenter. My understanding is that Windows authentication uses the Kerberos, not the LDAP.  Security is not my strength.
Should we have to change it to AD over LDAPs ?
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I have an ESXi Server in which I have a VM that I would like to utilize a USB device from a remote location from the server although it is still on the same LAN.

I have read that there are USB over IP devices available that would achieve what I am after. Can someone make a recommendation.

The VM is running linux and there is a possibility I could run it in docker as well. Is this still possible with Docker?
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No DNS and trying to deploy a vCenter appliance with a reverse lookup requirement.

Anyone know how to create a reverse lookup without DNS to sorta trick the vCenter appliance to install? I believe the requirement is on the vCenter side and not the windows machine I'm using for the upgrade but if that's the case, I'd need a reverse for windows. I don't think I can do this with the hosts file but I don't know.

Thanks in advance
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We have a VM host with an 18TB VMFS drive. The VM is complaining that it needs chkdisk run on that volume and it's causing problems. Would throwing more CPU at this VM allow the fdisk operation to complete faster?
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So, I have two data centers.  One is in Houston and one is in Colorado.

In each data center, I have one Hyper-V stack.  Several hosts, many VMs in each data center.

I'd like to send replicas from data center 1 to data center 2 over our internet connection.

Now I do this internally, between sites, etc, but this is my first foray into doing it between data centers over the net.

So, should I do it this way or not?  Obvousily I'd use certs.

Is there a better way?

Is it just a matter of directing 443 to my hosts and making my connections?

Lots of questions and I'd like lots of feedback.

I know it'll be tough to assign points and points hardly seem worth replying to such an overbroad question, but hey, I LOVE EE so here I am.

Speak oh wise ones!
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Is EVC Required to be enabled on HP Gen 9 and Gen 10 Server ?

Both are Intel then why it is required if yes can we enable without any outage .downtime to running infra
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I've never set this up before so I have instructions but I have a few questions:
Does this:
a)      Have to be on its own Hardware box – I have a free box that I can user
b)      How much disk space does this require – I will create another Lun on my SAN for this
c)      Can I add other VMs to this box once VCenter is configured or does this have to be a stand-alone?
I will eventually migrate what I have currently on a 2008 Server but because this V-Center is going to have multipurpose with user logins (I have vendors that will need access to certain servers) I tend to want to wait to deploy my current VMs
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Datastore conflicts with an existing datastore when trying to add a ESX 6.7 hosts into a VCenter cluster.

This happened when I applied the lastest non-critical and critical patches to ESXi host 6.7U3. The VM's were moved to another hosts and the hosts rebooted but it was in disconnected state and when I went to try to connect it to the VCenter cluster after 15 minutes, I got the "Datastore conflicts with an existing datastore" error.

I removed the hosts from the inventory and tried again but got the same error. It did notify me of the database in conflict but the vm1 numbers for the datastore naa on all hosts is the same.

3 x ESXi Hosts 6.7 (2 are in the cluster). The third is the one I am trying to re-add.

I have the following enabled:

VSphere DRS On
VSphere HA On
VM EVC Disabled

Storage Cluster Manual Mode
VSphere Storage DRS On

What is the recommended procedure to re-add the hosts and clean up the Datastore conflict.

Thank you,
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Can anyone explain why the ESXI host server does not pass a USB connection to the VM running on it?  We plugged 3 different USB keys into the server but when we bring up the server OS it doesnt show.
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Hi,

I'm considering converting to a VSAN architecture with a hybrid model and am curious if there is any recommended ssd vs hdd ratio that is recommended?  One host I already have a 500GB ssd in, but will need to buy one for the 2nd one.

Right now, I have 4.8TB of hdd space on the host that has the 500TB ssd drive, and 7.8TB of hdd space on the host that has no ssd on it.

Not all of this space is active VMs, and of those that are, 90% of the time they are lightly loaded.

--Ben
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Vmware vSwitch Traffic Shaping

In Vmware vSwitch the traffic shaping section is by default disabled.
I would like to have some understanding of its elements  if it was enabled.

Thank you

Screenshot below:
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VMware Mac Address Changes Reject /Accept

In Vmware vSwitch settings there is an option about Mac address Change , either set to Reject or Accept .

- I would like to know if there is a way to change the burned -in Mac address.
- I would like to know if there is a way to add new Mac address in VMX file for non-existing Network adapter
- If I add new Network Adapter while the Change Mac Address is set to Reject, will this stop traffic going out of that new New Network Adapter ?


Thank you
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Hello Experts,

Another question I have , I have a usb drive and it has all the iso files that downloaded and the drive is plugged into the server. I want to COPY all the ISO files to the datastores in the vmware esxi.

Can you please tell me how to do that?
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Dear Experts, I ran Full backup of Exchange 2016 server (Win2012R2) with Veeam 9.5 but got this error:

"Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Freeze jobs already stopped"

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another error on Offline Office server is "RPC error" like this screenshot.

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Can you please suggest? Many thanks in advance.
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Hello Experts,

I received this thinksystem SR590 server and it has a VMware esxi 6.7 U3 (factory installed) when I login to it I see that it has 60 day evaluation windows,. I called Lenovo and they indicated that send out the server with VMWARE installed only and the license has to be purchased.

My question is how to buy the license? and how much it costs.

Thanks,
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Hello Experts,

I have a thinksystem SR590 and the vmware came preinstalled, I managed to create the RAID 1 between 2 disks of size 960GB , I am not able to see the 2 more disks. I thought of adding a datastore for each individual remaining disks but I do not see them.

Am I missing a driver update and how can I update the vmware in the esxi. I login to the vmware but I get this screen in image about URL or datastore what shall I put before I proceed? The image is attached. host updatehardware
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Is there a way to objectively measure the performance for VMWare Horizon VDI sessions? I have some complaints of slowness
or slowness. But I'd like to get some numbers to try and correlate the issue with other things seen in monitoring. Anything
available?
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Hi
I just got control of a vmware infrastructure and I'm trying to figure out details about it.
Can someone tell me where this I can find the location of "vmimages"  and how to find out why "iso" is unknown and how to fix it?
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thanks
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Need to Remove Expired Evaluation Licence showing as warning on my vCSA 6.7
Unable to find any option but expired Licence is showing as Assigned on Cluster with 0 VMs in usage ?
Can we Remove this warning or Expired licence from our vCenter 6.7
What is process to replace SRM evolution Licence  to valid Ent Licence ?
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I am running an dell r720xd esxi 6.0.0, 15169789 lab.  I create a volume on an Equallogic ps6500. on the lab host, set my access policy and added the iscsi initiator. On the host i have 4 nics. 0 an 1 for management. 2 and 3 for vm traffic and iscsi. The host shows the iscsi vmkernal bindings are compliance and after setting dynamic discover for the dell equallogic group IP, it finds the LUN. However it shows the iscsi path as not used and the paths are not visible. whats weird is that i can ping only one of the equllogic NIC's (192.168.100.115) from esxi and not the others nor the group IP. (192.168.100.150). I can ping the iscsi VLAN gateway from the host lab (192.168.100.1).  from another host connecting to the same SAN i can ping all.  on the lab server iscsi is set to jumbo frames. i have tried to remove the iscsi adapter from the host and reboot/re-add but the same behavior.  I have two other hosts that i was able to connect to the LUN with no issues so i know its something with my lab host.  Any thoughts on what i may be missing are appreciated.

 
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We have VMware 6.7 and unable to upload the iso image to a datastore via Vcenter UI. We can only do it via ESXi host.
Is it the only way to do ? or Is there any fixes to upload via vcenter UI?
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Hi,

I have an error "VMWare Workstation" and unable to boot virtual machines.

Error:    "VMWare Workstation    Transport (VMDB) error -14: Pipe connection has been broken."
VMWare Workstation version:   VMWare Workstation 15 Pro 15.5.1
OS:   Windows 10 Pro 64bit

After I upgrade VMWare Workstation 15 Pro from "VMWare Workstation", the error started appearing.
I deleted "lck" folder, but it did not work. I also created a new Virtual machine from OVF exported file., but then still the same error message popped up.

I need your assistance to solve this error message with detail step by step guidance.
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Hi,

I have 2 ESXi hosts running on 6.7.0.  Been seeing strange issues with both over the last few days and just tried to sFTP to them with WinSCP.  This has worked flawlessly before.

I get logged on to both, but WinSCP can't bring up a directory listing in either case on the host boxes.  Seems awfully odd that this would be an issue with both at the same time.  ?

--Ben
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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.