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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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Hello experts,

I am getting the current error with my VM on Windows 2008 R2

Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/55fb6cc5-06834bbb-558f-009c02a8359a/AJSWAN001/AJSWAN001_5.vmdk

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I have to run to a meeting, but I can provide additional details, just let me know.
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Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to use Veam Backup and restore to backup from an ESXi server and restore to a Hyper-V system.

Thanks all.
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Best Practices to store system logs of ESXi Hosts that are part of a VSAN Cluster??


Number of Nodes
Type of Storage = Local JBOD to each host total 6TB's

Since it is a VSAN config, not sure what would be the best approach.  Is it safe to just store them locally on the vsan datastore?
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I need to move some VMs that were created on 6.7 to 6.5 hosts.  I know I can't vMotion them and I know Veeam won't migrate them, but, can I create new VMs on the 6.5 hosts and point to the VMDKs of the 6.7 machines?  My storage is shared so I can "see" the VMDKs of the 6.7 machines.  I was hoping the difference in the 6.5 and the 6.7 is not in the VMDK but rather in the associated config files.

FYI - I've tried this and the VM on the 6.5 host is reporting no operating system found so I'm thinking I'm toast and wanted to ask here to be sure.

Thanks

PS - maybe I could use converter to convert them down...
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Vsphere 6.7 Vcenter server.  H i all!

As for as I can see, only Windows 2016 is supported as the host OS for VCS.  Anyone install it on 2019 - or simply not advisable.  What about guests?  I believe it is suggested just to select 2016 for 2019 Standard installs.  Anyone encounter any issues?

Thoughts/ideas?

Thanks!!
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Greetings,

I have VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows 10.  I've exported a Windows Server 2008 VM from an ESXi server and the VM works fine, but the connectivity is not there.  I have the following error:

"The virtual machine will not be able to communicate with the host or with other machines on your network. Virtual device "Ethernet0" will start disconnected."

On the host machine I have "Ethernet", "VMware Network Adapter. VMnet0", "VMware Network Adapter. VMnet1" and "VMware Network Adapter. VMnet8".  "Ethernet" is connected to the corporate network.  I read somewhere that I have to add the "VMware Bridge Protocol" service, but when I try to add it, I have "Could not add the requested feature. The error is: Access is denied".  So, I ran pnputil and deleted the netbridge.inf driver, after which I went to Virtual Network Editor and restored defaults, but adding the "VMware Bridge Protocol" still doesn't work.

In VM settings, there are "Network Adapter" and "Network Adapter 2" both showing as Bridged (Automatic), but both are greyed out and there is nothing I can do about it.

What should I try?
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Enabling Azure AD MFA and SSO for VMware Horizon View 7

We have a test VMware Horizon View 7 environment. It consists of one connection server and one UAG.
We have a O365 tenant and have synced identities to Azure AD.
We want to leverage MFA and SSO from Azure AD.

Which is the best way to do this without identity manager? Does anyone have a guide?

Thanks
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Dear Experts,

I tried to export the ovf template to my PC via VPN but it only managed to download the .ovf and .nvram file successfully.

The vmdk file which is 20GB only have 8GB downloaded.

I suspect the internet bandwidth is slow for the site where the equipment are installed.

I have tried from my home and office PCs. I have also tried to download it to a VM server also stuck at 10%, 33% and 66%

The ESX is Dell's v6.7U1
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Hi, I was trying to use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter to P2V and when it ask for credentials it fails out.

Im dooing this from the computer I want to convert.  

Question can you convert from the physical computer, or do I have to do it from a third computer?  With VMWare converter I can do it from the local computer

Thanks all
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Environment: Xendestop MCS 1803, Windows 10 1803, Citrix UPM – Roaming profile, MCS Pooled VDI.
Requirement: The first logon for any User stucks at “Preparing Windows” page for almost 8 to 10 mnts on the Base Image. However the second login is faster and under 1 minute. The same issue when logged into the VDI with Roaming profile. However I rule out the issue with Citrix or Folder redirection as this occurs locally on Master Image. In the event log, there are no events recorded on System\Application during this 7 or 8 minute period when it is stuck. Please suggest how to troubleshoot this.
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Hi All,

We currently run VMware at two sites. Both sites use Dell SANS for storage. We have a few production vms that are managed from site 1 but the datastore is on site 2. The naming of the datastore to SAN volume do not match for many of the datastores. What is the easiest method to marry a VM datastore to its volume counterpart on the SAN?

Cheers,
Paul
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We have a ESXI 6.5 host whose Time got out of sync. I was able to fix that by setting the NTP servers and manually adjusting the Primary Domain controller's date and time. However, Exchange 2010 is now not receiving emails from outside the network. Our barracuda shows them as being delivered but my test email hasn't arrived in the mailbox.

Sending email goes out no problem.

Is there something i need to check/reset or do i need to give it time to get past the time gap? It was about 1:15am tomorrow (5/14) before i got it fixed...maybe this is a bit optimistic?

any help/suggestions are appreciated!
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I have VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows 10.  We exported a VM from an ESXi server (three files: dg.mf = 1 KB, dg.ovf = 10 KB, dg-disk1-vmdk = 53 GB) and I am trying to import it.  

"Failed to write content to disk C:\Virtual Machines\dg-disk1.vmdk. Reason: There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation."

The three files together take 53 GB, while there are 145 GB free on the hard drive.  What could be the problem and how can I fix it?
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Hi Experts,  

We are migrating to a new Domain as our company is merging with a new company and our Domain name is now being removed. We have no issues with servers, workstations and DC's but we need to Migrate Vcenter for windows too and we are not sure how changing the windows server that Vcenter is on will effect it?

All ESXi hosts are still on the original subnet IP's and we plan on doing them last, but if we change the Windows server that Vcenter is on will that break the connectivity to the hosts in Vcenter?

Thanks
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I restored a virtual server Windows 2012r2 that is on VMware 6.5. I had the server backed up using Commvault and restored it to another VLAN and Data Store. For now I do not have the NIC connected. The original is still powered up and functioning but I need to copy files from the restored version over to the original version. I know I can assigned an IP based on the new VLAN but Windows still thinks the restored server has its original name, so I know I would need to rename it first. My number one question is; Will renaming a restored server also reset the SID so I will not get a conflict when I bring the server online and pingable to the original Windows server on the Domain? My end result will be server1.domain.com and server2@domain.com with unique IPs.    Another option would be; Is there a way to pull the files that are on the restored server down to my desktop through the VMware 6.5 interface. I can log into the VMware console and see exactly what I need to pull down and send to the original server, but with the restored version being only viewable through the VMWare console, I do not see a way to do a simple copy and paste or download. Any suggestions? My goal here is to avoid a conflict that could corrupt the original server.
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Environment = Vcenter Version 6.7.0.20000 Build 10244845
ESXi, 6.5.0, 7967591

I shrank a flat-vmdk on a vm and now,  vcenter wont let me power on or storage migrate the VM.  

I followed this guide - https://virtualman.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/shrink-a-vmware-virtual-machine-disk-vmdk/
(I should never done it! Big mistake)  The guide seemed so straight forward and I did not think anything would happen.  

Error I get when I try to Storage Migrate the VM:
error2
Error I get when I try to power on the VM:
error1

Let me explain exactly what happen which may help you figuring out a solution:

1.)I Powered off the VM because memory hot add was not enabled and I needed to increase the RAM from 32gb to 228gb total.
When I went to increase the ram I mistakenly increased the Hard Disk from 80GB to 228GB and clicked ok!!!
With the VM still powered off, I decided to try and shrink the flat-vmdk following that above guide.

I followed the ONLY portion of the guide which shows how to edit the .vmdk descriptor file.

Keep in mind the VM was powered off the entire time.  So I skipped the first portion of that guide about shrinking the disk from Windows OS.  

I followed this guide exactly and successfully changed the flat-vmdk to show 80GB :)  But now I get those errors when trying either power on the VM or storage migrate it!!

Please help!
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Good Dell shared storage?

I have four hosts that need shared storage between them.  All the hosts are Dell so I prefer Dell storage.   Entry level...say 30TB at the most using some existing 3.5 inch SAS drives.

Thanks
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Is there anyway to export information from all of the vms from within the VMware web client?
Info like cpu allocated, cpu usage, memory allocated, memory usage, etc, etc,
I know I can get this with rvtools, but didn't know if there was a way via the web client to gather this info?
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I need to draw a VM diagram with its NIC connection to show customer.

What is vmkernel and how is it related to the vmnics in a VMware setup?
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Environment = Vcenter Version 6.7.0.20000 Build 10244845
ESXi host version = 6.7 U1 11675023


We are trying to add a Host to a new cluster that was just created.
We are going through the process and the Host is on the network, it tests successfully in the ESXi console.  WE can ping the IP and the gateway and dns.


Here is the Issue:
When we go through the wizard to add a new host to this cluster we get the certificate warning, and select "Yes" and go through and select a license and finish.  The task gets to 100% and then fails with the following error:

Cant add Host to Cluster - A general system error occurred: Unable to get signed certificate forhost name 'ESXi1.mydomain.com' ip 'xx.xx.xx': Error: Failed to connect to the remote host, reason = rpc_s_no_memory (0x16c9a012). (382312466)

Never seen this before, any ideas?
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Hi,

Greetings.

How do I install Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.)  using VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

Can you please provide me the download URL if any developer has ported Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.)


Does any website URL offer single .vmdk image for Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled(GNome, KDE, etc.) for download that is compatible with VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

If possible, can you please provide me the URL for a single .vmdk image for Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64 bit with GUI enabled (GNome, KDE, etc.) for download that is compatible with VMWare Workstation Pro 15?

Reach out to me for any questions.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram
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If I unregister a VM from one Host, and then RE-register it to a completey different host, does it receive a new GUID? or whatever and potentially cause issues with Veeam backup of the VM for example?

The reason why I ask is because I am tasked with migrating VM's this way since there is no absolutely no other option available and I need to get certain VM's off of one host and onto another.  My only concern is perhaps the GUID of the VM or its ID will change and cause issues with Veeam backup.  Is this a valid presumption?
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I know in Azure you can create a v2 storage blob and set it for cool or archive storage. If we want to build a VM that will host data that is not used often, how can we make sure the VM's data disks are using cool storage if the VM uses managed disk?
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Is it safe to delete all the -aux.xml files I see left over from sVmotion'ing vm's?
aux file

I have seen a thread on here from earlier which shows that it is safe to delete, but I am noticing a whole lot of them being left over after I sVmotion vm's to other datastores.  

And the dates on them are 12/12/2018.  That's not that long ago so I am a little nervous to delete them.  I read somewhere that they are old ver 4.x descriptor files for snapshots and are no longer used in ver 5.x and above.  Can someone confirm this?

I would like to delete them all instead of moving each and every one of them to their VM folder on the destination datastore.
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Hi Experts

we have Vmware environment

we have VSAN 6.7 cluster 20 hosts with more than 300 TB
we are using vmware distributed switch
we have Vcenter  6.7 windows Vcenter not appliance

now i got some problems on Vcenter and i have no backup for this Vcenter

i will try to fix this issue and migrate to a an appliance

but my question if i am not able to fix this Vcenter

can i just destroy this Vcenter and deploy an appliance 6.7U2 then  re add  the VSAN cluster to the new Vcenter

and what about  vmware distributed switch any problem here

my point after i create an new Vcenter how can i add the whole VSAN cluster

i don't know the steps for such approach

i know it is not recommended and etc

i just want to know int he worst case how can do such instillation without any interruption for any VM running on this VSAN cluster  

please some steps by steps details

thnaks
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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.