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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In my new place, VM admin is running  few VMs with more than a month old snapshots. Everything are running ok as par as they concern.  These are small appliances. I read VMware article and it says that not to keep more than 72 hours, but, it did  not to mention the serious issue by keeping the snapshot other than the data store space.
Can we keep the VM with snapshot for long time? if not, what will  happen other than snapshot size?

I'm upgrading 3 x ESXi hosts from 5.5. to  6.5, The hosts are Gen9 HP servers,

I'm going to be using the latest version of Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) to upgrade all the firmware.

Is there anything to be aware of or is it ok to just run the ISO from boot and automatically install the updates/upgrades

This is using Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1. There are 2 master servers in veritas cluster, 4 media servers, and 2 IBM 3580 lto4 6-drivers tape library. All these 4 media controllers have the control of these tape library drives. All these 2 masters, and 4 media are setup in SuSE 11 SP4. There are 2 more media servers setup in MS Windows 2008 server, and used as the proxy to conduct VMware snapshot backup.

We don't have access to those SuSE-based servers, and only have full access to the ms windows-based servers. In daily administration, we access to the NBU admin console on these 2 MS windows media server. Recently, from the activity monitor, we found that the media4 won't conduct any backups. Instead, all these backup jobs were found either "queue up" and eventually the backup jobs fails. The message being "Media server is currently not connected to master server".

On Activity Monitor > Daemons, we ever restarted the "spoold" and "ltid", but still problem resists. What would be the root cause? How to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance.
Configure Vmware Workstation Network on Windows

I have my PC WIFI  IP config:
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::478:20bf:b2eb:588b%17
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

I have 2 windows VMs that I want to configure their IPs so that they can communicate between each other and to make them able to connect to Internet.

any help on that ?

Thank you
Can someone explain what these different GPU profiles mean? I have searched google for an hour with no results, and read through the GRID PDF documentation with no results. I have been able to gather that the number at the end is the gigabytes of RAM allocation, but what about the "q", "a", "b", etc...



In the vSphere Web Client I'm getting a warning about a vCenter Server license expiration on 2/5/2019.  It also has a link to click on to manage these licenses.  When I click on that link, only one license is there, and the expiration date on that is 12/31/2019.  ??

Am on the current (6.7?) version of the vCenter Server and have 2 host boxes on the same version.

I installed an nVidia Tesla P4 in our Proliant DL360, running ESXi 6.7, and installed the .VIB for 6.7. No errors during install. nVidia Grid license manager has also been installed with a valid license.

After rebooting the server, ESXi sees the graphics card in ESXi. The Graphics Devices tab shows the correct card:

But when I get to the step of adding it to a VM, I run into an issue. I go to Edit Settings for the VM then Add Shared PCI Device. It automatically populates the box with NVIDIA GRID vGPU, but in the next field I am required to choose a GPU Profile and no profile is available in the dropdown box.

How do I get the GPU Profiles to show up?
I have list of 2500 VMs, which is having low disk space issue. I need to resolve using any batch file or macro file. Can anybody help to solve the issue?
On starting up an VM installed in VMware workstation 15, I get the following error message VM error message. How do I resolve this?
I have a dell PowerEdge R610 physical server (W/Perc H700 Raid Controller) that is setup as an esxi 6.0 host. The 3 internal disks are setup in raid 0 for some reason and i want to know if i could swap the prefailed drive with a new one (which i already know will kill the raid 0 array configuration) will i be able to rebuild the raid array to be raid 1 with Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) without shutting down server? The hard drives are not dell certified disks.
Dear Experts,

This server has two HDDs of 300GB each and a smart array controller P410i installed with VMware which our customer give to us.

The issue now is we want to clear the data from the 2x HDDs.

1. I have tried going into the array configuration page and change and remove the RAID.
2. Boot using Windows 20121 R2 DVD installer
3. Removed both HDDs and power on server
4. Used a USB thumb drive as an installer
5. Connect a USB DVD drive to run WIndows 2012 R2 installer
6. I am unable to use iLO2 as the virtual media license is required

All the above I tried and it does not work, the server just boots and goes back and run VMware.

I have ran out of ideas.
I'm moving files over to a new MacBook (to decommission the old MacBook).  I copied over the VM from the old to the new, power on the VM and get this message:  The target host does not support CPUID faulting.

I can't seem to find much info about it...
I'm looking to fix a server issue at a client site where the backup server has died and thus is in dire need to be replaced.
The current used configuration is VMWare 5.5 but an upgrade to VMware 6.5 will take place very soon.
The backup server VMWare host had usually the DRP storage attached and the replicas of the servers are stored in it.
The backup server was connected at the Storage with a 1GB link passing through  a Cisco SG500 switch.
There are about 10 Virtual Machines, including highly consuming ones like a SMB server and a SQL server

With the replacement server, I have two issues / Questions :
-  the replacement server has no storage  available locally and I don't see the point in adding it because the Thecus storage has already enough disk space with fast drives. Is it possible to use this disk space to run the servers ? I'm 98% sure but I like the 100% :-)
- The connection between the Thecus storage and the Fujitsu storage would need to be upgraded to 10GB to make sure the response time between the storage and the server is kept  at a correct level. Is it possible to connect the 10GB RJ45 port of the Thecus storage directly to the 10GB RJ45 port of the server to establish a fast connection between both of them ?
- If it's possible, I'd have in mind to put two IP manually on each network cards like on the server and on the Storage to configure the ISCSI adaptor on the VMWare Host.
- I'm also wondering about the DRP …

I have a file server that was created under ESX 5.1 (2TB datastore limit). Over time the drive grew
and two more datastores were added. Using Window (2k12) disk spanning, we have a singular drive
spanning three datastores.

In a few weeks we will move the VM to a 6.5.2 cluster and we want to do away with the spanning and
have a singular 10tb datastore. Can we use any native vmware methodologies such as cloning or
Converter to copy the three datastores to the larger datastore? Or do we have to do a drive to drive
copy within Windows.

Dear All

          i have an network issue with my esxi 6, and one of the new installed server 2012 network card got problem, i can not ping this server 2012 unless i restarted or manually disable and network card and enable it again, then it will work, and it will can not ping again after 2 - 3 days, any idea what goes wrong with the network on this vm ? and other vm which running on this esxi got no issue at all, any help would be appreicated.


MVMC Connection Option Screeb Warning on Summary ScreenConvertion Process Screen
 I am trying to convert Windows 2003 Server running virtual machine "FS1_W2003-recovered"  in VMWare ESXi server into Hyper-v virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and have some questions:
 (1) In Connection option screen, I am not sure if the message means or applies to my situation?
 (2) In Connection option screen, why I can't select "On" for "Final state of source virtual machine"?
 (3) In Summary Screen, should I be concerned about the warnings (1. OS not supported  2. having one USB device) ?
(4) In Completion screen, I see "Uninstall tools" on the 3rd line. I assume it will uninstall VMWare tools? If so, why does it do that? Will it alter or harm existing VMWare VM in any shape or form?  This is where I CANCELLED the conversion because I was not sure what would happen to source VM.
How to add disk space to Thick provision eager zeroed in VMware? Right now it is greyed out, I tired to see if I shut down the server if I would be able to do it then and that is also not working.
We have batch vm deployments in our vcenter infrastructure with SRM inegration.
After the vm's gets deployed on vcenter, under SRM protection group the list of vm's shows warning saying no protection enabled. Have to manually click on each vm to enable protection which is very time consuming.
Is there an automation script to enable protection on vm's in protection group when they get deployed in vcenter.
It is Customer decision using SSO id which r configured as service accounts to run schedulers  for monitoring and backup.

So need to set Non expiry for such ID , while default expiry for all SSO Ids is set to 90 days

Can we Set Non Expiry for perticuler ids ? as no option available in web clients

VC Version is  6.5 [vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d      2017-12-19      7312210] @Windows Server 2012

I did found one URL and tried the same for individual id

URL is - https://www.vxav.fr/2018-05-04-set-password-of-an-sso-user-to-never-expire/

Performed it like..
./dir-cli user modify --account srv-my-user --password-never-expires
Enter password for administrator@vsphere.local:
Password set to never expire for [srv-my-user]

still am getting pwd expiry  days left message when login to my vc with that id?

How can we verify if this is valid solution?
Can we make those ids working for schedulers but not allowing to login to vc ?

Hey Experts,
Please help!
This is an odd issue and I hope I can explain it properly.

We are small MSP who has inherited a client.
The client is Graphic Arts producer and the bulk of the data is Adobe stack files or photo/video related files.

The primary file server is a Windows server 2008R2 VMware virtual machine with most patches applied as are available.
The primary data drive, on this server, is a 10TB iSCIS drive LUN mapped from NetApp.
The NetApp filer is the same year as the server, at least 5 years old.

There is an archive drive for offloading completed project data. This is supposed to be done monthly.
Archive device is a Synology DiskStation with 40TB storage and the latest patches.

The users move project folders to another drive on the primary data drive called "ToBeArchived".
This data is moved to the Synology during a script that runs at midnight.

Out of 300GB files, there is usually 50GB of files that cannot be copied or moved to the Synology (or a secondary Synology), consequently the script never completes.
This issue occurs when scripting or manually attempting to migrate files.

The error is indicative of a permissions issue but as discussed, another file from the same folder with the same individual permissions can migrate without issue.
These files can be copied/moved to any other Windows server on the network, and any other Windows drive.
From the other Windows server the error persists.

I recently tried to check the status of a server which ties into VMWare.  It was showing errors and unable to connect to the VCenter server.   I logged onto the server and tried to connect to VCenter.  Explorer just gives me a certificate error and Firefox allows me to logon but I get the following message on top and it never populates any data.

Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server Systems

I have seen quite a few references to this issue on 5.5 but nothing I could find for 6.5

We are running VCenter 6.5 on a Windows 2012 R2. server
I have 3 VMWare ESXi 6.5 hosts clustered through VCSA and using a Veeam server with iSCSI NAS.

The problem is they are all currently located in our PC network/VLAN (even the iSCSI NAS although its using a completely different IP segment).

I would like to relocate all these interfaces into a different VLAN and VLAN off the iSCSI in an even more isolated network by itself.

The main question here is, "What is the process?".  There's a fair amount of documentation on doing any one of those things but little-to-no documentation on the combination package.

As many are aware, there's a, "which came first the chicken or the egg" with VMWare in that it will let you do many things but sometimes it REALLY wants them done in a specific order or you may have to start over from scratch on some components.

So ideally I would like to move the 3 hosts, VCSA and the Veeam server into our server network and move the NAS off into a separate isolated VLAN.

We're reasonably certain we'll have to redo the initiators for iSCSI but aside from that, most of this is clear as mud for the, "correct" method.
I removed a virtual disk and deleted its files from the disk but the flat file still remains in the data store!  What can i do to delete this file and recover the space on the data store?  ESXi 5.5
Software: VMware Horizon Client
Problem: When trying to connect to a server, a message appears that said, "lost connection to server"
Other people who  use the resource  do not have the same problem
Solution: Right mouse click the server square in the VMware Horizon Client and selected RDP.
I am trying to find the root cause of the problem, and I am thinking maybe a software update may have set VMware client back to the default setting.
Any ideas what could have caused the  problem?
Or maybe a Windows Update. I have not looked at the log file. But I may need to know how the VMWare Horizon client suppose to work.
Research: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/548924

Based upon the above research, the server that VMware Horizon Client connects to was restarted, upgraded and the client (VMware Horizon client) tried to connect to the server, it was not finish being configured so it got the PCoIP setting instead of the RDP setting.
I did not look at any of the Application log files, or see if VMWare Horizon Client has any (log files), but I did re-install the software and updated the computer BIOS, all the other drivers were updated.
Hi Experts;
We are asked by our customer to look into VMWare Velocloud Deployment for SDWAN, can you please shine some light on:
1. Does it always need to have uCPE as the branch routers or can it work w/ Cisco routers?
2. Can we get some 95% Percentile traffic statistics from VEP4600 controller ?
3. Any other point that you point that you might want to highlight esp. about NFV..

Some documentation would be highly appreciated.







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.