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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 configure settings to  automatically start login service, vcenter and hosts/computers after a power outage? We have had to manually turn on hosts/computers after a complete power outage.
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Hi

I have windows 2012 server and SQL is installed on this server and this is our database server. The task manger is not working on this server and when I right click the task bar and click the task manager the window is blank and the timing glass is thinking. If I click on the task manager windows, it says (Task Manager not responding).
So I ran DISM from command prompt and it gave me the below message as shown.
I restarted the Windows 2012 server after DISM and tried to open the task manager and no joy and the Task manger hangs when opened.

In the forum I was suggested to repair the install with 2012 Media, If the task manager doesn’t work. We use VMware and I can see the ISO for Windows 2012 Standard on one of the data stores. Will it be safe to do the repair OR Is there any other steps that I can try?

Please post me tutorials as how to repair the install through Windows 2012 ISO.  

Thanks

C:\Users\administrator>dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was
 repaired.
The operation completed successfully.
C:\Users\administrator>
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hello, I am exporting and importing my NPS configurations to the new NPS server and having authentication issues. I installed the certificate and imported the configs in and having no authentication issues. These two Virtual machines are two different subnets and are different IP address. Please assist
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Looking for a powercli script to get following rows in csv\excel

Name of VM | Size of disk used | Datastore used | Lun used | CPU | Memory

Trying this

get-vm | Select Name, UsedSpaceGB, ProvisionedSpaceGB

If i could get it neater would be great

Got a lot of it with RVtools but open to powercli best version
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I have seen the following error in the VMware log. What this error related and  How do I resolve this?

GuestRpc: Got error for connection 2000003:Remote connection failure
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Dear Experts, I need to check install and configure zabbix agent on vCenter appliance 6.5 but when I accessed to it, it is based on Photon-OS with abnormal Linux commands. Could you please suggest how to do it?
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I have an old VMWARE server that has been replaced.  I was wanting to use this old server and setup a small network with  3 laptops connected to a switch for some server training.  I don't really know much about how to get into the VMWARE server.  Right now it is powered on and on a DOS looking screen for vmware esxi.  There is a static ip address I see and a location to download tools.  I assume I need to have computer be able to download vsphere so I can login.  What are my first steps in getting this ready to use as a training server?  First is login I guess.  Also, would I be able to use a small 8 port linksys switch and plug in the server, and 3 laptops and create the small test network?  Is that how it would be done?

***I won't of course be plugging this into our internet or existing network switches.
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Script to get snapshots , RDMS, ISOs in vCenter

Within 5.5 where machines are going to be migrated from

Want to do a check on source VMs to make sure they don't have any local devices attached to them, whats best way to tabulate this list?

I also want to check snapshots, which i have completed using RVtools and script below

get-vm | get-snapshot | FT VM, SizeGB, Created, Name, Description (The figures tally up there is only 3 vms with snapshots)

Is there a best way to get list of RMDs, ISOs, from vCenter or through a script?
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I need to understand the  differences between VVOLs and RDM in VMware/Storage and when exactly should each be used and its advantages and disadvantages.
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I use vSphere host (5.1.0 Free) with 1 Windows SBS VM (thin provisioning). I'm running low on storage space on the Primary datastore because I have over provisioned it to the VM. Now, I have about 20 GB unused partition on my VM that I'd like to put back to the datastore. How do I accomplish this?
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Configuring 2  SVIs with the same IP Addresses in 2 Separate Switches.

Just  want to verify if  this is doable:
let's say we have ESX host with Network adapters teamed up, and each Network adapter is connected to separate switch (same Vlans) , on each Switch the SVI (Switch Virtual IP address) is the default gateway for ESX Host using the teamed NICs.
Example

ESX Host 1 has NIC1 and NIC2  teamed up with IP address : 192.168.12.80
NIC1 is physically connect to Switch 1 and NIC2 is connected to Switch2
on Switch1 we configure SVI with IP address 192.168.12.81 and on Switch2 we configure SVI with same IP address 192.168.12.81

ESX Host Default Gateway : 192.168.12.81

OR

 we have to give 2 different IP addresses for each SVI? for instance


Switch1 SVI: 192.168.12.81
Switch2 SVI : 192.168.12.82

in this case what would be the ESX Host default Gateway ?

Thank you
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Using Distributed Virtual Switch with Vmkernel.

If I understand, when you create DVSwitch ,you assign it a number of Dv-Uplinks. Then you add ESX Hosts to it by Selecting which Vmnic  to be in which Dv-Uplink.
In this case , is it recommended or best practice, to create separate Dv-Uplinks for Storage and Vmotion, then add Separate Vmnics from ESX hosts for Vmkernerl Port groups (Storage and Vmotion) and associate the Vmnics to Dv-Uplinks for Storage and Vmotion. ?

Thank you
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I had a VM with 2 VHDs, one on each of the two datastores we have.  I have added a third datastore and wanted to consolidate the VM VHDs to the one new datastore.  I moved one VHD, detach it from the VM and re-added it to the VM and all seems fine with that.  I am trying to move the last VHD as well as the VMX file, etc and I am not able to.  I can move every file except for the second vmdk as well as the ctl.vmdk.  At the very end of the copy it says: "Move file Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/dasname/XXXXX/XXXXXX.vmdk".  The vmdk is 314 GB and is thick lazy zeroed.  When trying to do this I have removed the VM from inventory, I can't seem to find what is keeping me from moving this file to the new datastore and what is difficult is I don't get the error until the end of the 1.5 hour long transfer...  I do not have vCenter or vMotion, just vSphere 6 Essentials.  I appreciate any help someone can provide!
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I have a virtual machine that is the file server and I need to extend the volume because the volume on this virtual machine is in the red. Can you please tell me how to extend the drive volume volume of this virtual machine so I can get rid of the red
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We are running ESXi 6 Update 2 host and need to upgrade our VMware hardware version from 7 to 11 on our older VM's. We have using VMtools versions 10.2. I have read the proper upgrade sequence is Vmtools then Vmware hardware. What we have found if that when upgrading Vmtools version to 10.2 on VM's running hardware version 7 would wipe the network settings in some cases. We contacted Vmware support and they stated we should upgrade the Vmware hardware firt. We have a couple hundred Vms to upgrade which are are spread across different clusters and host but all under the same vcenter server.

Thoughts?
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in VMware 6.5 vSAN stretch cluster environment, if a virtual machine failover to another ESX, is it possible to automatically assign a "tag".
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I have Vxblock 350 Recently  Installed with vmware 6.5 with 10 Hosts and  vcenter is preinstalled.
My production vlan xx is not configured on the distributed switch .I added a new port group with production vlan xx but unable to assign the Production vlan ip to my newly configured VM's.

My network setup Is

Coreswitch (6509)-nexus 5k -Vxblock(Nexus 9k )

I have added the vlan xx on Nexus 5k and Nexus 9k

Please guide me how can i trouble shoot the issue from Vxblock 350 .
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When upgrading ESXi hosts from 5.5 to 6.5, will all of my host configs (network, storage connectors, etc..)remain intact after the upgrade?  I did backup the host config using vSphere CLI but not sure if I will need to restore them.  Thanks for the help.

 

Dan M.
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We have a site to site IPSEC vpn up and running and communicate to each security appliance, the gateways and VLANs We have connected laptops and other devices and can traverse back and forth.  However, Site A has a vcenter server and we are trying to add two hosts on Site B to the site a vcenter.  I can ping the hosts from site A, and ping B and vice versa. However, I cannot get access from site A to the ESXi Host on site B.  Is there a TCP/UDP necessary to connect to the host?
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Need advice on VMWare ESXi upgrade considerations from 5.1 to 6.0 regarding a Red Hat 7.2 VM (not Red Hat Enterprise Linux).

I am upgrading VMWare on the 31st from 5.1 to 6.x and have questions regarding a Red Hat Linux 7.2 VM (v.9) on 5.1 and potential issues to be aware of when upgrading ESXi to 6.0 .
Will this VM still run on the new ESXi version?
Any dangers/ considerations for me to be aware of?

This is a critical server and so is the upgrade to 6.0 so anything you can offer to help me be prepared, or to help reduce concerns, would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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I find there are several orphan VMs left on the server. If I select "Remove form Inventory", will it physically remove those orphans files ?
How to completely remove those files on the server ?

Thx
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Run a PowerCLI to list all snapshots on my VMware server. However, I can't locate some snapshot (eg. IMSVA_replica is no longer exist, we only use IMSVA_replica1).

Any idea where does these snapshot locate ?

Thx
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Just looking for advice on whether or not to migrate our current, physical AD server to a virtual VM on VMWare - leave it as physical.  We need to upgrade because we are on an out-dated HP server, running Server 2008.  We want to upgrade to either a new physical 2016 Server - or a virtual 2016 Server.  What are the pros and cons - if any - of going virtual with active directory?  

Thanks for your input

Damian
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We have upgraded our virtual environment from Hyper to VMWare. Both environments consist of a SAN and 2 host. We were able to successfully migrate all of our vm's with the exception of two of our SQL servers. One of the SQL server is apart of our SharePoint environment. After I shut the SQL server down in Hyper-V and power on the SQL server in VM and lauch our SharePoint site, I get the following error:
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How can I mount a NAS File share on a Windows Server not a host.
I created a volume in a Netapp with CIFS and NFS policy, Given my vm Root access to that Share. But I cannot understand how to mount it on the vm. I need this share to create a file share quorum on my multi sight cluster.
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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.