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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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Aloha,

We just upgraded from 5.5 to 6.7. We're pretty sure that now all our vm's are misconfigured due to the new pnuma/socket recommendations. Is anyone aware of tools that can look at our environment and offer cpu efficiency suggestions?

Bill
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I have two Dell Poweredge R420 servers, with iDRAC, VMWare 5.1 (prepping for upgrade), and two Power supplies each.  One of them though refuses to setup the second power supply in redundant mode.  The iDRAC setup indicates that there is a missing license.    I looked at my licenses on my Dell Account and there is none,  other then the two licenses for the iDRAC's which are held in perpetuity.  I am thinking there is something else going on.  All of the current firmware and updates are installed.  (this was done last week in the hopes it would resolve this.)  Looking for Ideas while I wait for Dell to respond.
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i noticed that there is a security advisory alert about vmtools version and VMware advisory state that we should upgrade VMtools to 10.3 as per the link below
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html
I normally upgrade VMtools after patching the ESXi hosts, but we have latest patches on all ESxi hosts and its repository has only 10.2. How do we upgrade VMtools to 10.3 ?
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I have used VMware monitor products like vRealize and Foglight at other companies and looking at getting some monitoring tools for my new environment. I have been looking at vRealize, Logic Monitor, Opvizor and Foglight want wanted to get other people opinions who are using these products currently. I am looking for a product that provides in dept environment metrics, trending, forecasting and reporting. Not to mention is reasonably priced.
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Hi there,

Is there a way we could convert a VMware VM CD-ROM in vCenter from SATA to IDE without downtime? If there is, how should we do this as it restricted us to update from the GUI. Thinking if we could do this from the command line  converting the affected virtual machine CD-ROM virtual device node from SATA to IDE on the fly without shutdown BUT no idea how to do this.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Jun
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Hi

Im unable to edit any disks of VMs.
Currently see the attached (in vcenter and flings)

Ideas?

Thanks
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Hi
Im having issues editing settings of a VM in vcenter.  See attached error.
I found this but looks to be for windows vcenter not appliance. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2001804 
Ideas how to fix?
I have upgraded vcenter appliance to latest version.
Thanks
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Points of My Scenario:
1. I purchased the following model server:  HPE PROLIANT DL380 GEN9 E5-2620V4
2. I am required to make it a a VMware ESXi server
3. I must install the latest updated ESXi 5.5 version
REQUEST: Please provide me a link (or instructions) to the latest updated ESXi 5.5 ISO for this model server.
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Quick Question

Can Dell EMC UnityVSA

Provide stretched Cluster?

Note: That's the VSA (virtual SAN) product NOT VXRail

Anyone?
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We are in the process of implementing virtual Fax Servers in our environment and one of the requirement is to create  Windows Cluster.
We do have vSphere 6.5 with the required licenses.  
Question:  Cud I use VMWare HA instead.   Is it better to use vMware HA or  Windows Cluster?
Cud I have a good step by step guide how to set up both?
Thank you.
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We are using Vmware  and have 2 APC UPS in the server room and the APC appliance was installed on the VSphere by IT company. After the auto power shutdown was set up I have not tested to see if the servers shutdown automatically  when a major power cut happens.
We have now come to the end of warranty of the SAN and ESX host.

We are now planning to install new SAN and ESX host and will the APC appliance needs reconfigured  with the new infrastructure.

Please suggest.
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I have a Server 2012 R2 virtual machine (VM) server running on a VMware host that is apart of a VMware cluster of servers that is able to join my domain, but after joining the domain, and performing the initial reboot, it is not able to login to the domain. I receive an error stating: "No Logon Servers Available." I can still login to the machine via local Administrator account, and when I do, I've verified that the DNS server is set to the correct DNS server (the DC; a Windows Server 2019 VM) and I've verified that this server has been created as an object in AD. Additionally, I cannot perform a gpupdate /force to test if there is connectivity between the server and the DC. When I ping the hostname of the server from the server, it yeilds the IPv6 address rather than the IPv4 address yet, IPv4 has been given priority. Additionally, I've unjoined and rejoined the server to the domain to only yield the same results. I've joined other machines to this same domain without any issue.

Quick note - I can successfully ping the hostname and IPv4 address of the DC. Additionally, if I force the ping of my own hostname to use IPv4 (e.g. ping hostname.local -4), it will yield the IPv4 version.
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VCSA 6.7

I made a mistake with DNS config before confuguring VCSA  my bad.
Set up vcsa - login and DNS FQDN works in address window
However once I log in it displays as the IP address rather than the name of the vcsa ex vcsa1-67 etc.
Is there a way to change this?
Thanks!  If not we get to reinstall it again ;-)
Doesn't hurt to ask!
Thanks!
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When trying to migrate a VM running windows 10 i get :Virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents the operation: Device 'HD audio ' has a backing type that is not supported. "This is a general limitation of the virtual machine's compatibility with the ESXi version of the selected host."

It was P2V but have no need for audio but see no way to remove or disable in device settings for the VM, does it have the be removed from the OS?
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Greetings!

We have a virtual machine that sits in on an ESXi 5.5 development server, runs Scientific Linux 7 and is provisioned for 800 GB of space.  We want to move it to a production server, but since it is only using less than 50 GB of space, we would love to provision it to use 100 GB.  How should we proceed to move/compress this VM at the same time?  Use the converter?  Any guidance/instructions will be most welcome.
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Hello,
I need a doc that shows the steps to setup a 2016 DC as an NTP time server source to an external time source. (ex:navy)
I found this article but it doesn't say anything about 2016 server. Would it be the same setup?
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/816042/how-to-configure-an-authoritative-time-server-in-windows-server
Let me know if these steps will work for 2016 server?
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Dear Experts

Iam having vmware hypervisor with few VM's,  performed vm's shutdown and restarted the server after this one of theVM which is windows AD is missing, it is not showing up also not available in the data store, attached support bundle generated from the log and also snap of one vm status as invalid, please do the needful to fix this. thanks in advance.
esx-esxi1.saplcss.com-2019-05-30--09.tgz
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Have an HP ML110 Gen9 that recently got it's VMware root password lost during a remote session password change.

Knowing the official password reset process is to reinstall VMware, I went local to the server, pulled out it's existing USB drive with the VMware host and put in a new blank one to install to. I matched the EXSI build version with the custom HPE image and was presented with two individual drives, not the single RAID that was somehow working.

I say somehow, because this machine, the ML110 Gen9 only has the B140i software RAID controller that VMware can't see.

But somehow this system had a VMware host that DID see it.

I've tried the most recent version of EXSI, the original matched build version, and gone back to 6.0 and as per the documentation VMware behaves as advertised and will not see the software RAID controller

I am completely confused as to how this host got setup with the B140i RAID controller, but now I can't get my client back operational.

Any ideas on how I might fool VMware back into seeing that RAID?
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Hi, i have a DELL T330 server running vmware esx 6.0, recently the motherboard went bad.

It boots up now, but hangs on RUNNING VPXA START

any ideas?
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Is there a way to filter packet captures n VMWare NSX 6.4.4? When you use the drop down for filtering, it shows interfaces - not an expected filtering dialog box.
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VCSA 6.7 Update Manager

If I have a small environment with one host, local storage and want to use VCSA on that host to update the host/vmware tools for any of the guests etc, am I able to do it from VCSA running from that single host?

Thanks!!!
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How to change up of vm in VMware console
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Hello,

I'm planing VMware HA configuration and just wondering if I need 2 x of MS licenses to restart the VMs on the surviving host when the primary host fails.

Also planing to get MS data center licences for 1 host to cover all VMs.

Please advise.

Best regards,
Chanaka
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I have a 16 TB storage fibre and I added 8 TB more and I tried to expand current datastore from ESXi 6.5 I selected custom 4TB and it shows now 20TB.
But now I cannot use the remaining 4TB anyone can help me add that and make it useful.
 
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I have MSA 2050 with 2 Volumes (vol1 and vol2)which is connected to ESXi6.5 as datastore.
I have added 6 more HDDs on a different expansion enclosure and created one more volume (vol3)
I can see the newly created volume in expansion page. Below are the screenshots, Just want to verify I am doing right
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Below is the enclosure screenshot.
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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.