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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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Small environment. 4 hosts. Just got two new ones.
esxi 5.5 the Windows vCenter has had so many issues before my time. All sorts of SQL issues, multiple DB and Full restores from Veeam. old 2008 non R2 server with app crashes and certificate errors out the wazoo. Migration assistant to vcsa is failing, logs full of errors.
That said, the hosts and vcenter do run, and VM's are stable, on the surface.
There is a distributed network switch, so I'm wondering if it's best to just spin up a brand new VCSA. Export distributed network switch from windows vCenter, then import into new vcsa. Then connect the hosts to the new vcenter?
I don't care about retaining any historical data.
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We have an old Dell PowerEdge 2850 server that we use in our DMZ for a FTP and Customer portal for our customers.  We had a 136GB RAID1 partition and 409GB RAID5 partition.  The server's OS was VMware ESXi 3.5 and it was hosting Server 2003 virtuals.  One for the FTP site and one for our Customer portal.  From what I gathered, one of the RAID1 drives and one of the RAID5 drives went down.  Don't know the cause.  After tinkering it for a while, I blew away the RAID1 partition and replaced the failed drive.  The only thing on it was ESXi.  The virtuals sat on the RAID5 partition.  I replaced the drive and rebuilt it within the server's BIOS.  When I reinstalled ESXi, it detected that the RAID5 partition was a vmfs partition.  I was able to log into VMware to try and add the partition to the storage array ESXi seen that it was a vmhba1:1:0 drive with 409GB capacity.  But, when I went to add it, I got the message "Unable to read partition information from this disk."  

Is there any way or any tool I can use to get the data off of this partition?  It is mission critical.  I don't know if it's a hardware issue or if VMware simply can't read it so I'm tagging both to this question.
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Dear Sirs,
I am very new with Network .I have several problems above my Network Plan:
 my network
1.i do not know which Network cable to which port.
2.Vlan create problem,i think i need TRUNK too,but several attemt no succes:(
3.vswitch how to
4.ISCSI connection to ESXI , This my big problem at the moment . Do i need to use different IP  subnet for ISCSI ? do i need to connect VLAN ISCSI the same portgroup where is all my VMs(VM Network) or do i need to create VM Network 2 ? if yes how connect my VMs on VM Network 2 to VM Network ?
why i ask that ? because i did a test .
1. Created a Domain Controller vm on VM NETWORK.
2.I created a windows 10 client on VM NETWORK 2 .unfortunatlly window 10 client cant ping to Domain controller.

for now all my problems.
Thank you so much for your help and ideas
My Best Regards
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We had all our HA failover vmkernel management ports on a port group but didn't tag the correct vlans.  All of them were getting 169.x.x.x addresses.  I corrected the issue and now the HA failover vmkernel management ports on the hosts all have IP addresses on the correct subnet and are now reachable.  However, we are still receive a configuration issues warning on the summary of some of the hosts.  Do we need to reconfigure HA profile on the hosts in order to make this warning go away, or will vcenter eventually re-poll and suppress the warning?

Clear as mud?

Thanks!

Chris
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When I want to create a new virtual machine I get the following error:  The portgroup for Network adapter 1, VM Network, could not be found. It has been assigned to VM Network.
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I am trying to understand What Synthetic Full Backup backs up as data.
I thought it will create a full backup from storage and inject the incremental backup it has created the same day to the Full backup.

However looking at the Veeamone reporter, I see under Transferred (GB) column 48.13 GB,  it is less than the incremental one day before.

Any Veeam Expert to explain the report as shown in the screenshot below:

Thank you
VeeamSyntheticFull.JPG
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Hi,

Picked up a used Tyan m/b and was testing it by trying to load vSphere 6.0 u1 from a DVD to a SATA drive.  The load process went smoothly until it got to:

Loading /imgdb.tgz
Loading /imgpayld.tgz
Relocating modules and starting up the kernel...

And that's the last thing that appears.   The system has 24 gig sdram in it with a Xeon E5620 CPU in it.  Not sure if it matters but the CPU/memory is in the 2nd slot at the moment.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

--Ben
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What is the ESXCLI command on ESXi 6.0 to get Processor information to include "Encoded CPUID Family, Model, Stepping" "Processor SKU Stepping" and "Microcode Revision"

I tried  vim-cmd hostsvc/hosthardware      did not help.
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I am following this link
http://everything-virtual.com/installing-the-home-lab/installing-the-home-lab-creating-and-configuring-an-iscsi-distributed-switch-for-vmware-multipathing/

I have noticed when the author added Vmkernel adapter, the IP address is 192.168.5.31 ,Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 , Vmkernel Default Gateway :192.168.2.1.
I was wondering if this can be correct as the Ip address and the Default Gateway are not in the same subnet.
Thank you
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I would like to disconnect a Host from a Cluster and wanted the correct steps to do this.  

1. I have an ESXi Host with 5 running VMs and need to disconnect the ESXi Host for testing purpose.
2. After disconnecting, where exactly should I  place it (since it will be operating as a separate Host with VMs running)
2. If I move the VMs to another ESXi Host in the current cluster; can I add these VMs back to the same ESXi Host who was disconnected.

Thank you.
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Hi guys

I'm doing a document to prove that we need a cluster environment for our virtual machines, as we have only one IBM X650 M3 hosting a load of virtual machines at our datacentre. There is no SAN either. All of the disks being used are internal on the actual X3650 which I believe we have around 14disks. I'm about to find out what sort of RAID has been set up.

I am making the documentation simple for board/management, but wanted to include 'what's wrong with his scenario' to show the sort of problems that could go wrong.

The current X3650 M3 has dual power supply, so that can't be a reason. Storage though may be an issue as if more than two disks die, we would lose all virtual machines that are business critical.

What other possibilities are there? Faulty Ram? Motherboard dying? Faulty RAM?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Hi All,

We are using vSphere Client 5.5 and have a question regarding VM snapshots.  Upon doing some updates, we took a snapshot in case the updates failed.  All turned out ok and now we have this snapshot that we do not need.  I'm slightly confused in understanding what we should do with that snapshot.  I've attached a picture of where we currently are and we would like to remain in this state.  Which option do I chose to ensure that the changes are not reverted back and that our current state remains our primary state.  

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.  Snapshot Manager
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I have the following issue; I updated a machine running three servers (PDC, BDC and RDS) from VMWare 5.5 tot 6.5. Update went okay; updated VMWare tools. Network uses VMXnet 3, so VMware tools updated the driver. After booting I needed to configure the network cards again (the Ip adres was gone, as was DNS settings, gateway etc.). Rebooted and everything seems fine. But clients since then have had issues where connecting to a share (shared through Group Policy) works, but after some time the system returns an error that the share is inaccecable because of failed authentication. I also use roaming profile settings; so the whole client gives error (desktop, setting etc. all become inavailable). When login in the shares are always correctly made. One exception being; i map the home directory through AD settings (user > profile) directly. This mapping doesn't work, without any clear error.

I checked a lot of things; a lot of error seemed to relate to group policy; so I reset the complete set; made several authorative restores; disconnected client from the domain, deleted local policy and added to domain again. Nothing helps structurally. So I'm hoping somebody can help point to the one thing I'm missing in this case.
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I've installed W10 Pro 64bit in VMware 6.0 build 3620759. Had to, disable firewall just to get tools to install. Didn't enable firewall after.

Host is setup on
Dell PE T420
CPU cores: 12 CPU's 2.39GHz
Processor: Xeon E5-2440 @ 2.40GHz
Proc. Sockets: 2
Cores per socket: 6
Logical procs: 24
VMs: 14

VM
W10 Pro registered license
VM ver: 11
CPU: 4 vCPU
Mem: 5120
Drive: 200GB
Tools: running

Can the problem be the video in the Host? The VM runs very choppy, at best.
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Dear all

                 I have a esxi test lab at home, just changed this mainboard "ASUS p7H55", after installed esxi 6.5, I can not detect the onboard nic card, and below is the nic model, but the other physical nic card I installed in the mainboard can detected, it is in intel nic, any idea how can I detect the onboard nic working ? any help would be appreciated, thanks !

Realtek® 8112L Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2

keith
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Ok, so i have done V2V migration using Veeam Quick Migration / Veeam resotre.
no matter, what i do i get the attached error.
can anyone shed any light on this, is it something to do with Vmware version or incoparible H/w
i have tried :
1. sfc /scannow
2. chkdsk
Snap3.jpg
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We have installed two 2016 Essentials servers as a VM to VMware host using the same serial/license number. The DC works just fine but the other one seems to have a "The Non-domain Member Check " problem.

What can we do to solve this forced weekly boot?

The problematic server has these messages at the event viewer:

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing
Date:          9.1.2018 6.14.48
Event ID:      38
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      XYZ-VM-NAV.XYZ.local
Description:
The Non-domain Member Check detected a condition in your environment that is out of compliance with the licensing policy. This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected in 0 day(s) 0 hour(s) 30 minute(s). Please look for additional events for Non-domain Member Check to troubleshoot.

**************

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing
Date:          9.1.2018 6.44.48
Event ID:      57
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      XYZ-VM-NAV.XYZ.local
Description:
The Non-domain Member Check policy detected a condition in your environment that is out of compliance with the licensing policy. This server can only be in a workgroup or be a domain …
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Hi experts.

We're upgrading from Exchange 2010 to 2016 and I already have the design on my head, which will be similar to what we have on 2010, but I'm unsure regarding how many servers will we need to accommodate our mailboxes and run smoothly.

I've tried to use the  Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator v9.1, but I'm not sure why it keeps giving me so many servers that it can't be right!
The idea is to have enough servers to run smoothly even in the case of 1 of them failing (DAG)
If someone could give me some thoughts on the below, that would be much appreciated.


Resources:
Six databases, with around 200GB each
Total number of users is 1800, around 300 mailboxes per database
Average size of each mailbox is around 400mb (limit is 3GB) (they're small because we have a third-party archiving solution stubbing messages)
Growth: I don't expect us to grow a lot in mailbox numbers, let's say 25% in the next 2 years. In terms of mailbox size, I would say each mailbox could grow up to 50% in the next 2 years, so, each database would go up to 300GB or 350GB.
Outlook - 80% users will work in Online Mode and 20% in Offline Mode.
Daily email flow - Average of 5000 outbound and 12000 inbound emails. In terms of size, they're mostly small emails with a few kb.
Servers will be virtual machines in VMware.
Hosts servers have CPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz (logical processors 32) and no RAM restrictions (can go up to 92GB).


Design:
One …
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hi experts

is this the correct answer

VMkernel is a virtualization interface between a Virtual Machine and the ESXi host which stores VMs. It is responsible to allocate all available resources of ESXi host to VMs such as memory, CPU, storage etc.

or this

The VMkernel networking layer provides connectivity to hosts and handles the standard system traffic of vSphere vMotion, IP storage, Fault Tolerance, vSAN, and others. You can also create VMkernel adapters on the source and target vSphere Replication hosts to isolate the replication data traffic.
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Hello, I took over management of a HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 hypervisor running VMWare. One of the hot-swappable hard drive lights gave an error so we purchased a new one, and swapped it out. After doing that, the system locked up, so we had to re-boot the hypervisor.

Then, the new hard drive would not sync, and continues to give a flashing amber light. Just to make sure it was not a bad hard drive we tried a 2nd one, with the same results.

How do I go about troubleshooting what is the problem with this hard drive not syncing?

Thank you,
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I have a Linux server that is constantly maxing out CPU usage on my daily SolarWinds monitoring report. I checked the box out and it is part of our network team. They call it a "Radius/Tacacs and NAC. Networking asked me if I could just simply add my CPUs, so I checked out the configuration and it is configured with 6 virtual sockets all single core.
I doubt it is as simple as just adding CPUs. If I had set up this server I would have probably done 2 slots/2 core per slot, but that is only because that is how I have seen other virtual Linux boxes configured in the past. Can someone give me some suggestions and how I can prevent CPU from maxing out on this device? I know this is kind of vague but any trouble shooting suggestions would be welcome. Also does adding CPUs affect licensing?
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Hi All,

I'm in the process of migrating an old file server to a new file server.  They both sit on the same SAN volume and are both thin provisioned.

I though as the data moved across it would release the space.  But this doesn't seem to be the case.

Is there a way to release unused thin provisioned space?


Many thanks
D
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Hi
Using vSphere 5.5, with 3 esxi .
in Esxi1, i have a VM stored in a synology nas, called Unitrends. Yesterday, after the NAS had a power shortage, when i tried to restart the machine (without knowing at the time that the storage was not available), the name changed to /vmfx/volumes/530773a-4e463....... (inaccessible).
I powered back on the Synology NAS, and checked that the All Path Down error messages are cleared, and can browse the datastore. Still, i don't know how to rename this back to it's original name, and power on the machine...

Thanks
Jaime
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Background Information:

- We have two separate but identical sites (Production and Disaster Recovery)
- Both sites will have their own infrastructure of 3x servers, 2x iSCSI switches, and 1x SAN
- Data from production site will be replicated to DR site quite regularly (may be real-time)
- Sites utilize VMware ESXi/vSphere 6.5 and will have Acceleration Kits

Question:
We are in the process of an infrastructure upgrade, and am in the planning phase of implementation.  Once we have all of the above fully implemented, how can I configure a proper fail over and fail back configuration?  I am pretty sure I may be able to configure High Availability on a single site for a failure of a single host; would it be possible to configure some type of fail over should a disaster completely bring down an entire site (if building hosting production equipment burns down)?

Is it even possible to utilize VMware High Availability to fail over to another site/SAN?  If it was a temporary failover (power at production site is lost, then comes back), would there be an automatic fail back?

Can I use this method to temporarily take down a site for maintenance while having no impact to end users?

Thank you in advance for any assistance provided.
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Hi,

I want to install Windows 2016 in VM Ware Desktop version 10.

I got error messages (please see the attachment).

Tjie
problem-1.docx
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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.