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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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Is there a way to determine which VMs on a host have a CD drive connected besides going to each VM? A host here will have between 40 and 150 VMs so it's a pain to go to each VM.

My reason for this is that when I do upgrades I need to put the host into maintenance mode and undoubtedly there will be some using a CD drive. This prevents vMotion but I don't know until the VM list shows the VMs left that couldn't be migrated. I then need to go to each one and see if it is due to the CD drive. Once confirmed, I need to disconnect the CD drive to continue.
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Can an x86 appliance running ESXi from dell work on Cisco Viptela or Nuage SDWAN plaform? Aaron Tomosky is most qualified to answer and he is my local EE Guru.

Thanks;
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EMC Unity550F, Is it safe to perform a conversion of a LUN from Thin to Thick using the Move request in the EMC Unity550F?  These are VMware VMFS Luns that have VM's on them.  

I was thinking I should first Storage Vmotion them off this lun before I do the conversion.  But I wanted to check here if someone can confirm it is safe to do the conversion while there are VM's on the LUN.

Please can anyone confirm?

EMC Unity 550F
VMware Vcenter 6.5
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I  am unable to P2V  Linux Machine, details given below:

VCENTER : 6.5
Source Machine: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
Destination: ESXi 6.5
Convertor: 6.2.0 (correct build)

I am getting various issues and when I resolve one issue, it generates another issue.  

Issue1: FAILED: A general system error occurred:
Network error. Host x.x.x.x key can't be retrieved. (return code 2)

Issue2: FAILED: Unable to obtain the IP address of the helper virtual machine.

Issue3: At Times it is stuck at 1% for a long time.


I did a Google Search and when I resolve one issue, it generates another issue.

I seek guidance from Experts.  VMware has refused to support saying that  the Converter is working fine and something at the OS end.
This is a production server and I really need to do a P2V.
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Customer called, they are having an issue after a Synology DS1515+ system had a power failure.
The customer moved the drives to the new Synology NAS.
Once they did this they powered up and had to check consistency.
The consistency scan ran for 5 or 6 hours. From there when that ended, we could see the iSCSI information on the Synology.

We went into the ESXi console, Tried adding a storage adapter and connection that would target the NAS and see the datastores.

When we add the host name of the iSCSI target, we don't see anything populate. But if we go in and add the IP address of the Synology in question under the Dynamic Discovery, we see 3 disks come up under static. It shows the .25 IP address and an IPv6 address for each of the LUNS.   But even with the LUNS showing up in the discovery area, we still can't target the storage and see it under the Storage Adapter as noted in the image attached. How can I get the Synology NAS to show the iSCSI Target so the system will boot again?
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I have 6 Active directory server (windows 2003 SP3) in 3 different locations (2 servers each site).
They are VM, VMWARE 5.0.  
Friday 4/1 the VM's storage has crashed and I must restore the image of Server-AD1 and Server-AD2.
But now both server do not work: there are several error  in AD service ID1308 and Reply service ID13508.
I tried to resolve with repadmin /removelingeringobjects command but without any result.
Could you help me
Fabio
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I have a virtual 2008r2 server running VMware 5.5. It is monitored with SolarWinds app monitor and reporting physical memory usage of 96%. When I log in thru windows and run resource manager it also shows physical memory 96%. I know this is a file server and our apps team is always copying files to this server. in VMWare has 48GB of memory. I was going to bump that up to 64%....I just noticed this happening and have only been monitoring this server for a few days but it has been persistent. Am I on the right track by expanding the memory in VMWare?
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We are currently on VMware ESXI 6.5 SA and would like to migrate to ESXI 6.7 SA. We originally chose to stay on 6.5 because 6.7 was unstable and even VMware told me to wait.

1. What issues (if any) have you ran into migrating from 6.5 to 6.7 that I need to prepare for?

2. I would assume that the upgrade is a matter of upgrading the vCenter first than upgrading the hosts?

Thanks

VMware 6.5 Server Appliance
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I have just patched my ESXI host & now get an error - esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated

I have had this before on other hosts & followed KB55806 to enable ESXI Sid-Channel-Aware Scheduler without an issues.

On this particular host when I go to Advanced System settings, I can search for VMkernel.boot.hyperthreadingMitigation but I am unable to change its value.

Am I doing something wrong or is there another way round it?
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First of all, let me say that I'm primarily a VMWare person, and have very little experience with Citrix except for the situation I'm describing in this post.

About 2 years ago, we signed a client who is using Citrix Xenserver on three host machines.  Two are running Xenserver 6.1 and one we upgraded last year to Xenserver 7.0. As we had planned from the beginning, we want to migrate all of their VMs from these three Xenservers to two host machines running VMware.  Their VMs are all Windows 2008 R2 except for one Windows 2012 R2 that we added last year to run SQL. They currently have two servers running Citrix Xenapp 6.5, and these servers are extraordinarily underutilized.  The reality of the situation is that the Xenapp capabilities are only being used by a few firm employees to work remotely occasionally at night or on weekends.  


My migration plan's end result would be two hosts running the latest version of ESXi with a vSphere Essentials license. I have done a lot of research and found lots of posts and helpful information on the pitfalls of migrating Citrix VMs to VMware, so I think I'm OK on that portion of the migration.  However, if anyone has any very recent experience with this, i.e., migrating to ESXi 6.5 or 6.7, and has something to add specific to those versions of VMWare, I would be glad to have the extra input.

I have some questions regarding migrating the Xenapp servers:

1.  Are there any issues running Xenapp on Windows VMs hosted on VMware?
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Hi Experts,

on my VMWARE lab with vSPhere6.0 I cannot login anymore through the webclient.
Do you have any ideas ?

I have used Chrome and IE and EDGE, I can see the login screen but always with cert errors.
The login itself is not working.
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Hi
We have a VSA running on a standalone esxi6.0 host.  The vsa is v6.0.0.30800 Build Number 9448190.
Its ran out of space and cannot log into it see attached.
Ideas?
Deploy new VSA?
Thanks
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Aloha,

I have a 5.5 cluster on a physical vcenter. I also have a 6.5 VCSA with one existing 6.5 cluster.
The end goal is to have a new cluster on the VCSA housing the current 5.5 hosts and then upgrading
the 5.5 hosts to 6.5.

Is this process as simple as removing the 5.5 hosts from the physical vcenter, creating a new cluster
on the VCSA, dropping the 5.5 hosts into the new VCSA cluster then upgrading the hosts??

Mahalo,
             Bill
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Windows 2012 R2 Data Center
VMWare ESXI 6.5

I built 4 Windows 2012 R2 Data Center VM Servers.

Two Running NLB IIS URL Rewrite etc.      2 Nodes

Two others are Web Servers IIS  

Why I do http://10.2.100.151    which is the Virtual IP Address on the NLB Servers
I get the default web page on port 80     that works great

I have other web sites on different ports
8181
9080
21384
8080

http://10.2.8.100.151:8080 
When I try to access them I get  



This website could not be found.


Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND


On the NLB configuration I added port 9080  


How do I get to my other sites using the virtual ip address?

Happy new year

Thank you

Tom
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Old SQL server had major melt-down with controller failing as well as 2 HD in the raid 5 array.  So, now we do not have SQL databases for our VMWare 5 environment, nor do we have a good backup (nearest backup file is 8 yrs old...).  How can I create new databases on my new SQL server and get my composer running again?  View composer will not start and gives event 1000 error, Error getting configuration info from the database.  My VMs are still running on my ESX servers OK for now...
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Greetings,

I'd like an expert to confirm that I am able to reboot a VMware Horizon View vCenter appliance without affecting operations of the four hosts it manages or the 80 or so virtual desktops in use.

I am doing this in an attempt to troubleshoot logging in as root. There are 12 failed login attempts recorded. The password in the company's password safe is not working. I tried 5 or 6 times (a few different passwords after the one in the safe didn't work) and a colleague tried as well, thus getting us to 12 failed attempts. I am following the directions here https://www.sneaku.com/2015/06/12/vrealize-operations-manager-6-0-root-account-locked/ as this vCenter appliance is 6.0. Though not vRealize Operations, I suspect the steps are the same.

Further, I am trying to login as root in order to run a shell so I can check the VMware vCenter workflow manager service and also disk space as a new vm pool I created fails to power on any of the new VMs and gives an error stating a general system error occurred connection refused. Troubleshooting that error led me to the aforementioned service and disk space as possible issues but need a shell to get that info. I am not able to run shell as administrator (receive permission error after successfully logging into the appliance with the administrator account). Then, if it ends up being one of those causing the error, fixing it so I can power on these VMs.

Whew, anyway... thanks.
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HI,

I'm upgrading a cluster of hosts to 6.5 and wondering if it would break anything if I rename the cluster to 6.5. At the moment its 5.5?

Its an easy process, just wondering if things like Veeam backup will stop working

Thanks
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Hello,

I have a question regarding VEEAM Backup. We have many vSphere VMs which have terabytes of data. The typical backup strategy is to backup the VMs to disk and afterwards to tape as I know. We have enough space on the backup server to store the full backups but not for the incremental.

So I want to store the full backups on tape and afterwards delete it from the backup server. But VEEAM can not find the full backup anymore, so it starts a full backup instead of the incremenal. Is there a way to achieve what I want or are there any better strategies?

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Bernhard
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Hi,

I have VMWare 5.5 and I have 3 Windows servers. Is possible to create a virtual disk and share it to all 3 servers?

For example I create 100 GB disk and add photos and pdf files. Can I link this disk to 3 different VM servers or  for this case I really need to create a shared folder in a Windows server?

Thanks
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URGENT!

Need to rescue 3 VM's running on a Problematic ESXi 5.1 host!

Here are the details of The Problematic Host:

Host = Cisco UCSC-C220-M3SBE Running ESXi 5.1, 1065491

Vcenter = NONE, This is a Standalone Host.  

Storage = Local Host Storage, File System=VMFS 5.58, Size=924.50 GB


VM's = 3 VM's Highly critical production VM's that cannot be shut down at all, Total size of used Space on the local storage is 548.29GB

ISSUE = Long story short, there is no way to fully diagnose the problematic host, and so the objective here is to either, move the VM's off the problematic Host and storage onto another host and storage, or just move the VM's to another Storage Device as quickly and non-disruptively as possible.


Here are my thoughts on this:  



Idea #1 I was thinking I could deploy a Vcenter 5.1 server either appliance or windows.   Then add the problematic host to vcenter.  And then add an NFS datastore and then storage vmotion the VM's across to the NFS Datastore.  


Idea # 2(Possibly Not as time consuming as Idea  #1), some how use something like Veeam or some other 3rd party solution.


Need your thoughts!!


Thanks for the HELP!

:)
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Anyway to set more max ram to Tomcat 32bit?

Something wierd seems to be going on... I have an application on tomcat that used to be on a physical windows server 2008 standard 32-bit which I p2v'd with vmware converter over as a VM. I'm upgrading the server to windows server 2008 r2 64bit and instead of doing an inplace, I'm just building another one up and doing parallel side by side, and its a fresh VM from the start, no p2v stuff....

The strange part is I was able to set a max memory in the tomcat9w.exe configuration tool to about 1600 Megabytes and that was the hitting of the wall on that setup (the original physical one that I p2v'd to a VM), I can set less ram, but I cannot set it more than 1600 otherwise when I try to start the tomcat service in services.msc it will just crap outs.

So my thinking was since I have to stay on 32-bit of tomcat and 32-bit of Java JVM anyhow (long story...) that it might be better to put it in a 64-bit OS (server 2008r2) rather than the standard 32bit of server 2008. Long story short, from a fresh VM, on this box I'm only able to set a max total ram in tomcatw as around 1000 m (1GB) and if I set anymore it will not start, as in I cannot get tomcat service to start... so the wall is around 1GB...

As a test, I installed the tomcat (zip extract, not using msi or exe installer) to my own client workstation laptop running the latest windows 10 1809 etc and once again I hit the 1GB wall and cannot even get it to go up to 1.6GB, even …
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HI

I have 3 x HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 servers which ill be upgrading to ESXi 6.5, I also have a windows vCenter which I'll be upgrading to a 6.5 VCSA. They're currently on 5.5

My question is that I also have 1 x ProLiant DL380 G7 that needs upgrading as its running ESXi 5.5, can I upgrade it to 6.5 too?

Thanks
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Need some Esxi commands to get the adapter info and IP for the Cisco CIMC(Out Of Band Management) Port!

We have a Cisco UCSC-C220-M3BE running Esxi 5.1.0, 1065491  

We do not know the IP for the CIMC(Out Of Band Management) Port and we need to remotely manage the physical server to troubleshoot a local disk issue!  We are trying to avoid having to go down to the datacenter and physically connect to the server.  

I was wondering if there are any Esxi commands we can run from an ssh into the esxi host that will give us any info on the NIC adapter for that specific port and possibly discover what the IP is?  

This Port is not used by ESXi for managment.  It is the Out Of Band Management NIC specifically for remote management to the Physical server itself.

Any help would be appreciated
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Dear Experts,

I have a VMware 6.7.0.

I am trying to deploy a sophos VMW using ovf template on it and it says "A required disk image is missing"

How do I properly deploy ovf template as I only add the virtual_sf.ovf and disk1.ovf file only.

Anyone can guide me on how I should properly do it.
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I'm looking for some articles on memory, memory management for SQL server 2012, when in an ESX environment. I have found several , but they are for physical servers, or for SQL itself. I'm looking for recommendations for the ESX environment.
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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.