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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.

I'm running VMware 6.0 and Veeam 9.5.  I just noticed that my DC has over 260 snapshots.  I think Veeam is having trouble of some sort and now I have a mess.  

Consolidating is not working as the error says the file is locked.  

The VM is turned off.

I need to clean this up but consolidate and remove snapshots is not working.  Too many redo logs.

Anyone have any sage advice on how to fix?
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Hi,

Am experiencing 100% cpu usage on a vSphere host that typically never exceeds 15%.  Looking at the performance overview, the VMs themselves are consuming very little overhead, under 10% total.

Any suggestions on how to track this down?  6.7.0, with VCSA managing it.

The only thing that changed recently was an attempt to add an ISCSI device.  Thought it had worked but I'm now not seeing it in the list of datastores.

I am doing some Veeam replications right now but those have never been CPU intensive historically.

And now it has dropped down to normal levels  1.21THz out of 15.19 available.  Sure would like to find out what happened.

--Ben
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Dear All,

    currently I have a physical server running 2008 server and vcenter 6.5 in the machine, and 2 esxi 6.5 added to this vcenter, and I’m planning to install VCSA 6.7, Just wonder if there is any issue if I don’t remove vcenter on this machine while installing VCSA 6.7 or it is still ok if I deploy VCSA 6.7 ? any help would be appreciated

keith
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I have a question about how to create an alarm when tech makes a change to a VM. for example, the memory, disk etc.
Is there any way in which I can get an alert?
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VMWare ESXi 6.7
Two 2012R2 DCs.  DC1 and DC2.  
DC1 is the Operations Master RID, PDC and Infrastructure
DC1 is not booting up properly.  It hangs at spinning dots "Please Wait"
I'm able to boot into Safe Mode.

DC2 is fine.  Have not tried to boot.  Users are authenticating through DC2.

What changed:
Upgraded from ESXi 6.0 to 6.7 latest version.  This past Monday, 12/30.
Enabled GPO System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing and signing.
Upgraded VMTools but not the compatibility, stayed at 6.0
Attempted to install the VMXNET3 nic instead of E1000.  Server went bananas, so I reverted changes.  Server still would not boot.
Restored server from last night's backup through Veeam
DC1 will only boot with this Please Wait.  Unless I cut it short and boot into safe mode.

What am I missing?
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When I am creating a VM in the ESXi host, it is failing to ping the host. After a host restart, it works for 2 min then again the same issue.
error :  Call "PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents" for object "ha-property-collector" on ESXi "10.91.*.*" failed.
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Trying out Starwind (free version).  Did some very basic configuration for it and it appears to be running.

In the web UI host configuration, I have an ISCSI Software Adapter running (vmhba64), status Online, with a server defined at 10.0.0.10:3260 (which is the IP address of the Windows 10gb nic cards).  But it also shows Under Targets/devices/paths 0  0  0  for all 3.

Selecting that adapter, there is nothing under the Devices tab below, nor Paths,   Dynamic Discovery has the 10.0.0.10:3260 listed.
Network Port Binding shows VMkernael (vSwitch2) as the port group,  vmk0 as the VMkernal Adapter, and Compliant as the port group policy.  The Path Status is <>Not used, and points to vmnic2 for the Physical Network Adapter.

Pretty sure I haven't finished the configuration on this properly yet.  ?

--Ben
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Hi,

For some time I've had 2 hosts each with local DAS storage.  One is a primary host while the other is a backup (disaster recovery) host.  I need to get away from this model and go to an iscsi NAS for storing the VMs so I can take either box down w/o spending hours moving VMs from one to the other.

Right now I use Veeam to replicate failover VMs to the DR box every couple of hours.  That works, but wondered if there is something better.  

The current network configuration is shown below.  The primary host is at 10.0.0.50, the backup is 10.0.0.52, and the Win box I have at 10.0.0.8 (with the iscsi port at 10.0.0.10).

Each host has 2 1gbe ports and 2 10gbe ports.  Over the last year I've seen the 10gbe ports go inactive on each host, once at different times.  Power resetting the box took care of the issue, and it is a concern since I don't know what the root cause was.

I tried defining the iscsi target in the primary host but wasn't able to get that far with it.  I have the ISCSI Software Adapter defined but it shows no targets or devices associated with it.  The iscsi target doesn't show up yet under Storage Devices even after a refresh.  Does the target have to complete the full initialization after I configured it to be visible?  If so, that will take another 5 days.  I used all the storage I had on the raid array in Windows.

Network Map
Any suggestions are welcome as to how to go about this.

--Ben
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Hello folks! Glad to be back asking you a question!
I need your help on this very small production system, that is currently down.

#Background
Only 1 ESXi physical host present (no VCenter), configured to boot ESXi from an USB drive and VMs data are into the RAID built with SAS HDDs of the server itself.
No VM backups since 1 year (I know....I know.....bad sysadmins, but what can we do now). There is a VEEAM VM that "was" backing up the VMs into a Ethernet NAS, but from logs backups are not happening since 1 year or so.
Not much environment configuration (I don't even know the ESXi version deployed on this unique host, but at least I have physical access to it).
According to sysadmins, installation happened back in May 2015 and no updates to platform got performed, so I suspect it should be ESXi 5.5 (mostly) or 5.1.


#Problem

  Host stopped booting from the USB because of Fatal error: 33 (Inconsistent data).
I started following this https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/13595/HOW-TO-Fix-the-Error-loading-s-v00-Fatal-error-33-Inconsistent-data-in-the-VMware-vSphere-Hypervisor.html ,
I created an image of the "faulty USB" using the tool suggested in that Wiki and I've restored it into 2 different Kingstone USB flash drives 16GB/32GB (to be sure to avoid any potential hardware problem on the new flash drives I chose).
I followed Step2 (Confirm the USB flash drive or SD card is Faulty using a virtual machine), that was suggesting to confirm if …
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Can a VCSA migrate itself while running to a different host?  I would think no, but I am just guessing.

vSphere 6.7.0 environment.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Hi,

I have 2 vSphere hosts with Supermicro motherboards that each have a 2 1gb and 2 10gb NIC ports.  I'd like to configure each host to use the 10gb ports first for inter-host communication and then the 1gb ports if needed.

Is there a way to do that?  vSphere 6.7.0 w/ a VCSA VM.

Thanks!

--Ben
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I have installed the client integration plug when accessing the vmware host using chrome. However, it always keep asking to download the file and install. Any idea ?

Thx
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I just upgrade from ESX 4.5 to 6.7 and the controller can not longer see the access points. There have been some changes in ESX for the interfaces, but for some reason it is not working. (I can see one new difference is that the switch and the port can be configured for Promiscuous mode, I tried both but neither work)

Virtual Switch:
1. Allow promiscuous mode Yes
2. Allow forged transmits Yes
3. Allow MAC changes      Yes

Data Port:
1. VLAN ID: 4095
2. Allow promiscuous mode Yes
3. Allow forged transmits Yes
4. Allow MAC changes Yes

Service Port
1. VLAN ID: 0
2. Allow promiscuous mode No
3. Allow forged transmits No
4. Allow MAC changes No

Switch Config:
interface GigabitEthernet0/1
 description trunked port
 switchport trunk native vlan 30
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 21,30,31,40,41
 switchport mode trunk
 spanning-tree bpdufilter enable
 ip dhcp snooping trust
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Hi,

Any gotchas on the vSphere 6.7 patches released this month?  

--Ben
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I had a VM server stop responding during work hours. I was unable to reset the VM due to an incomplete snapshot removal initiated by Veeam. Ultimately, we stopped that removal, rebooted the server (it wouldn't power on still even after the stopping, so I had to reboot), and got the VM up and running.

Now, I have two Veeam temporary snapshots that are showing up. It seems that one of the drives has 2 delta disks, but the other three drives have just the one. The 2 disks is likely due to the interrupted snapshot.

Veeam suggested Consolidation, which I agree with, especially since it's a database server and changes have been made, so I wouldn't want data loss. My vSphere client though is showing a "No" in the "Needs consolidation" column. I have never done a consolidation, so I'm not sure what to expect. Is this my best (only) option? Will it even run if "needs consolidation" says no? Any concerns I should have (I'll obviously do a backup beforehand.)

Thanks.
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Vmware View Command line
I have this Vmware  view command line that I want an expert to explain  its function.

Thank you
vmware-view.exe -serverURL VM.DomainName -username Myuseraccount -domainname Mydomainname -password  Mypassword  -ConnectUSBOnStartup true -ConnectUSBOnInsert true -unattended

logoff

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Exchange 2016 CU10  DAG 2 Nodes
VMware 6.5
Kemp Load Balancer


I am getting this warning over an over again

Log Name:      Application
Source:        MSExchange ActiveSync
Date:          12/20/2019 2:36:09 PM
Event ID:      1033
Task Category: Configuration
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      TGCS021-N1.our.network.tgcsnet.com
Description:
The setting SupportedIPMTypes in the Web.Config file was missing.  Using default value of System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.String].
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MSExchange ActiveSync" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="32772">1033</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>2</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-12-20T19:36:09.696918100Z" />
    <EventRecordID>7642358</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>TGCS021-N1.our.network.tgcsnet.com</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>SupportedIPMTypes</Data>
    <Data>System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.String]</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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I tried adding this to the web.config file

<appSettings>	
    <add key="SupportedIPMTypes" value=""></add>
    <add key="LiveIdBasicAuthModule.ApplicationName" value=""></add>
    <add key="UserWorkloadManager.PermitSynchronousTaskExecution" value="false" />
    <!-- Config file for tracing -->

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Based on my test, issue could be reproduced by either restarting the MSExchangeSyncAppPool application pool or rebooting the server. Same issue in Exchange 2016 CU12.

I am currently at CU10   I have CU12 available to install

But what I found so far is it is the same on CU12  

Any Ideas or thoughts?

Thank you

Tom


PS I am already Ignoring the pesty Event Id 3028 event killbits which that's all the answer I got on that one is to ignore it.
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Hi Guys,
I'm thinking to buy a Fujitsu Workstation R290 for install Vmware 6.7U2 but i can't find if it's compatible.
Cpu on this workstation is Xeon E5-2660 V1

If yes, do you think next releases will support this Workstation?

Thanks
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In vSphere 6.7, a host has several memory management techniques.  When should I start considering adding more memory?  Is the summary graph below something I need to act on?

host summary
Thanks!

--Ben
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How can I install Windows Server on a machine running ESXi 6.7? I have the software on a USB drive but I cannot boot from that drive. The server does not have a CD-ROM drive and I cannot put the ISO file on the datastore since that's on the hard drive

Thanks
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USB-drive.JPG
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We currently have a host with VMware ESXi, 5.0.0, 469512

I am attempting to upgrade to VMware ESXi 6.7 via SHH.  I tried one method of installing via SHH having it download from VMware's site as well as trying to upgrade from an offline installer on the datastore.  Both attempts give me the same error:


~ # esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/ISO-IMAGES/VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-depot.zip

 [VibFormatError]
 VIB 'esx-base-6.7.0-0.0.8169922' has invalid payload:
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

Logs are not showing anything helpful.  Any ideas?
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Hi
we made Upgrade to 2 Esxi on our cluster to 6.5 version  and after the upgrade was finish  i got the following error
vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address
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After a power outage and my ESXI Host had a hard shutdown when I was able to bring everything back up my Veeam Backups are no longer running and I am getting the following error.

Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
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I have 2 hyper v servers ( running on a 2016 Mosft server host ) that I need to spin up in VMWARE ...

Can this be done?

Any Gotchas?
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I want to download an evaluation (free) copy of the vSphere ESXi iso file for version 6.3.  I was not able to find it on VMWare.com.  Where can I find it for downloading?
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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.