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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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I am looking for ESXi CLI commands or similar that would produce results as the commands below which are from RHEL

 # lspci -nn | grep -i hba
07:00.0 Fibre Channel [0c04]: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA [1077:2532] (rev 02)
07:00.1 Fibre Channel [0c04]: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA [1077:2532] (rev 02)
08:00.0 Fibre Channel [0c04]: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA [1077:2532] (rev 02)
08:00.0 Fibre Channel [0c04]: QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA [1077:2532] (rev 02)

#ls -lrt /sys/class/fc_transport/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:1
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:1
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:0

#ls -lrt /sys/class/fc_transport/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:1
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target7:0:0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:1
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 0 May 27 09:40 target5:0:0
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I cloned a VM called 'SERVER1', I changed the name to 'Server2', however when i look in the registry I can see remnants of 'Server1'

HKLM/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/group policy/state/<SID string>/Extension-List/DiagnosticNamespace (REG_SZ) - value of this is \\SERVER1\ROOT\Rsop\User\<SID string>

Anyone know what this is for, can I change it, delete it, ignore it?
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Hi Folks:

    I am attempting to virtualize a Windows 10 Pro system (64 Bit) using the latest VMware VM Converter. Everything seems to set up properly, but when the job is submitted it immediately fails with an error indicating "Insufficient permissions to access source".

    I am logged in with an administrative account with full privileges; I have turned off all anti-virus software; disabled windows firewall; I have set "Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" to DISABLED in the local security policies; Started the converter with "run as Administrator". The error still persists.

(Only thing I just thought off but can't try at the moment is to check if Virtualization support is enabled in the BIOS - would this make a difference?)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as this is for a client and there is a bit of a time constraint to get this working.

Best regards, Dave Melnyk
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Hi Virtualization Experts

We have an old VMWare ESXi server running two Windows VMs (one running Windows server 2008 and the other running Windows 2012 server).

VMWare ESXi is version 5.1 and free license (I think).

I have a brand new server which is running Windows Server 2019 standard with Hyper-V role installed.

I need to convert the virtual machines on VMWare to Hyper-V machines.

The Microsoft Virtual Machine converter is a no go because ESXi is running free version 5.1.

Hyper-V host is Server 2019 standard edition.

Here is where I am right now.


1. The first VM has 4 disks as you can see in image one. VM Guest OS is Windows 2008 server.
2. All disks are set as  SCSI on vmware end.
3. Exported VMware machines using the "export to OVF" method.
4. Converted VMDK files to VHDX file using Powershell command.
5. I created a new VM on Hyper-v with Gen1 format and attached 4 disk as scsi disks.
VM boots up to flashing cursor
6. Changed disk type to IDE and machine starts up but fails to boot into windows and goes to startup repair
Startup repair fails to fix the issue itself and goes into kind of recovery mode.
7. In this mode, it asks me to login with Administrator account to which I don't have pw since this is a domain controller and I don't know how to even set the password of local administrator account on a domain controller.

How do I fix this guys?

I have matched all the rest of the VM config i.e. the RAM, vCPUs etc.
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Hi, after converting a Windows Server 2008 to a VMWare server 6.7 I tried to boot, or turn on the server.  I keep getting thousands of lines of....

Deleted invalid filename (5) in directory -588626008

It's in a dos window and never seems to get past that.

I did synchronize the job a few times.
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Hi,

I someone already used Veem from vm backp and restore? I want your opinion if it's a simple and good product?

Thanks
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Hello. I have a brand new Windows 10 laptop and I want to run virtual machines using VMWare. I am thinking about partitioning my SSD and allocate a partition to store my virtual machines. What format should I select for this new partition? NTFS? Fat32?
Thanks


PS: I read on internet that the best would be to store the VMs on a separate hard drive but
1- My laptop does not allow me to add a second hard drive
2- It adds cost...
3- I could buy an external HDD but I would loose on speed
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Is VMWare ESXi still free?

Hi there, years ago I used to donwload esxi (the free version) and setup VMs. Today I tried to download version 6.7 and it tells me I'm not entitled to it, did VMwarre change it, does a license need to be purchased now for the basic functions.

Thanks..
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Hi All,

We are planning to upgrade our domain controllers from 2008. We currently have two sites and the plan is to have a domain controller at each site for failover / disaster purposes. Unfortunately at the second site we are only running VMware 5.5. This will be getting upgraded soon, but not in time for the Domain upgrade. As far as I'm aware 5.5 will only support guest operating systems up to 2012. Can I / is it advisable to upgrade the first DC straight to 2016 and then introduce the 2nd DC at the second site as 2012. Or to upgrade the Domain / DC to 2012 at the second site and then introduce the 2016 DC at the primary site. Will the two live happily together until the VCenter upgrade?

Cheers,
Paul
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Hi,

I want to copy a couple of vm machines to a different data center. When the migration is done, the vm on old data center is removed. Can we do that with Vcenter 5.5 or I have to use VmWare Converter?

Thanks
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Hello Experts,
One of our remaining legacy apps uses mysql server
and mysql-connector-odbc-5.3.10-win32

It works just fine and we do not plan to develop a new app until other more
important projects are finished.

The fact is our customer replaced his server for some reason and
it works with vmware.

And now our app has lost a lot of speed since last friday.

I understand the new installation is a mirror of the older server.
But then our app has lost speed around 30% only when making queries.

Question1: mysql-connector-odbc-5.3.10-win32 is this a good ODBC or is it too old?
Question2: What configuration should I request in the VM so the company in charge of hardware can configure properly.
What else should I check given the fact that this app is still very useful and we do not plan to replace i until 2020.

Regards,
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I am migrating an existing vcenter server install to new Hardware,
The old hardware is ibm bladserver with 3 esxi 6 servers and ibm DS3524 1746-HC2 storage connected with SAS
vsphere 6.7 appliance

The new hardware is:

2 hpe proliant g10 servers with esxi 6.7 attached with sas to HPE MSA 2052 SAS Dual Controller SFF Storage

I need to know the best way to migrate all of the vms including the vsphere appliance onto the new hardware.
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Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2016
VMware 6.5

Seagate Black Armor.

I have Windows 2012 R2 Cluster servers  
2 for SQL
3 file File Services
I have Windows 2016 Cluster Servers testing File Services.


I use iSCSI  to connect to my Seagate Black Armor 440 NAS

The other day the NAS lost one drive   which was used for my Veeam Backup repository

Today I noticed that all the iSCSI initiators all the discovered targets where trying to connect.

I restarted the Black Armor  no change

I restarted the Iscsi service on the servers no change

From the Iscsi initiator I get this

The target name is not found or is marked as hidden from login

This was all working fine.

I have a new NAS device on order but all my SQL data bases are not online.

My database are all backed up to another location

Any way to recover this? using iscsi.

Is there a better way to use my VMware data stores in a cluster environment?

I need to be able to move the disks between each cluster at any time.

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you

Tom
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I'm setting up a veeam server, I have a DL380 Gen10 with 2x 10GB Nics. when setting up the networking side, do I configure a 1gb management  nic with a static IP and set the 2 x 10GB Nics to dhcp? what's the best way to configure.

thanks
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We have VMware vcenter 6.5 u2 with ESxi hosts which are on 6.5 and would like to upgrade it to vcenter 6.7 latest (U3).
I  would appreciate if you could shed light on this since you have performed the upgrade.
I followed the matrix link below and do not see any issue to upgrade to U3.
https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php#upgrade&solution=2
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Is there a way to assign a desktop from a floating pool? I want to test setting up a dedicated VM for a specific user but would rather not have to create a new dedicated pol to do so.

Thanks
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In Vmware esxi 6.5 I have a strange issue. 1 SD 500 GB datastore in a VM settings shows that it can be increased to 800 GB!!
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Datastore.JPG
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I'm asking for the best way to replace VMware ESXi hosts with new hardware.
We currently have HP Dl380 servers Gen 9 hosts running ESXi 6.5 and are looking to go to HP DL380 Gen 10 ESXi 6.7
We have four 10 GB network Adapters in each server , each connected to different vSwitchs.
The new hardware will also have Four 10 GB adapters and will end up being configured identical to the Gen 9 server.
We are running vCenter Server Appliance 6.7.0.14000

What is the best way to install the new servers ? and end up with the same configuration as the old servers ?
Can I backup and restore the VMware configuration ?
Let me know your best experiences with accomplishing a replacement like this
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Hello,

I have 3 DCs,2 VM DCs and  1 physical DC and I want to virtualize last physical DC.
To virtualize DC  infrastructure shouldn't be a problem
https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/virtualized-domain-controllers-4-myths-12-best-practices/
but what about cluster environment
„In 2008 R2 and prior, a cluster wouldn’t start at all if it couldn’t contact a domain controller. This is no longer true in 2012 R2 and later. Even if the cluster service won’t start, both Hyper-V and VMMS.EXE will. With basic cluster troubleshooting techniques, you can bring a clustered virtual machine online without the cluster running. These are techniques that you should know anyway if you’re operating a Hyper-V cluster.“
https://www.dell.com/support/article/hr/en/hrdhs1/sln266049/windows-server-how-to-recover-from-a-hyper-v-cluster-failure-in-windows-server-2008-or-2008-r2-when-all-domain-controllers-are-virtualized-in-the-cluster?lang=en

I have 3 NOD vmware(6.0) cluster and I want to virtualize last physical DC.
Please give me some advice,hint,best practices,share your expirience…about virtual AD environment in vmware cluster.
Thank you
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I have a DC that is a VM and it keeps shutting down (every 5-10 days or so) with the error, "There is no more space for vitual disk "CN-000001.vdmk. You might be able to continue this session by freeing disk space on the relevant volume, and clicking Retry. Click Cancel to terminate this session."

I have to revert to an old SnapShot to get it to run again. Because disk space appears to be running out, I'm fearful of deleting the old SnapShot and creating a new one.

Any help would be appreciated!20190820_DataStore-1.PNG20190820_DataStore-2.PNG20190820_DataStore-3.PNG
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Hi, I am using ESXi 6.0 cluster with 9 nodes and 2 SAN (MD3200 and MD3800) through iSCSI.
I am trying to move one particular VM to one storage to another.
Every time, about 94%, I got error "timeout error".
I tried with this solution:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1010045

and raised fsr.maxSwitchoverSeconds  to 900, but I got same results.

This VM has just one disk (with one snapshot created last week).

Any suggestion?
Thankyou!
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Hi,

In VMWare when we click on Snapshot, is the snapshot created represents the image at the time we click on "Take a snapshot" or when snapshot process is completed?
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Hi guys,
When I share out my screen from the host computer so the Engineers can type in the VM Im logged into, and give keyboard and mouse control, the Engineers cannot click but can move mouse
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I use Touch computers wich have usb scanner connected , and runnng on the computer a (Datalogic handscanner)  a driver wich converst the usb to a
com port
In vb6 a can easily getting comport data buffer inside
now the vb6 programs runs on a Vmware machine,   when usb comport gets input , it writes it to shared drive on vmware
in vb6 program i scan once a second that drive , open it, read  it, delete it
Time consuming and lots of disk access

Would there be a way, and how, to read from the vmware machine diectly the comport on the PC where the vmware machine is in use this is on the pc wich runs (RDP)  the vmare machine
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We have Few VMs running with mission critical Applications where Antivirus is not allowed  by App Owner
What else can be used here with min cost and better service?
vShield dependency with VC /Esxi Licensing ?
Can we use vShield Endpoint  ? if yes what all are prerequisites and cost estimation
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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.