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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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I am working in Horizon 7.0.3. We have a floating pool of linked clone non-persistent VMs.  They are Win 7 Pro. Using Persona Management and Folder Redirection, users profiles are saved to a network share. Files are available on each computer but they are unable to preserve settings (desktop background, saving credentials in Chrome/IE, and desktop icons revert to the "snapped in" location on the left-side of the desktop instead of where the user places them).

Thing is, when I login to this pool using my account (domain admin permissions) my settings are preserved from session to session. I have been testing with my account for about 5 days and nothing has reverted. My test account, which mirrors the users accessing this pool who are not domain admins, exhibits the same issue of not preserving settings.

The permissions set on the share where the profiles are stored seem to be identical on my account which is a domain admin and the others which are not domain admins. I created a GPO to add my test user to the local admins group on desktops accessed in this pool. I did this since domain admins get local admins rights on these computers but from what I can tell this didn't make a difference.

Further, I inherited this about 2 weeks ago. I am told that at one time all of this worked but I have not yet figured out what changed before I got here nor when exactly it changed.

I am not opposed to creating a new profile / folder redirection share or a new golden image for …
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Hi ,

Can i deploy Vra 7+ on vmware workstation using below resource?

1.Core i7 or AMD.
2.RAM 32
4.hard disk 1TB.

Do you have any details of deplyment using 2/3 esxi hosts, vcenter, AD/DNS/DHCP, NSX manager , VRa etc.
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trying to migrate some vms on old 5.5 hosts to new vcenter 6.7.  I was using Veeam quick migration but i have a host that is running 5.5 free hypervisor, so veeam won't work on it.  Is there a minimal impact way I can migrate these?
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We will shortly be moving our servers to a co-hosted site & the plan is to install an additional DC into the current location to take the burden off bandwidth once the move is completed. I have a Synology DS1817+ NAS with plenty of available storage & 4gb bonded connectivity, can I run the new DC on that, to serve the DC requests?Proposed-network-schematic.docx
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Hi
We have 3x Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX200S7 ESX servers in our network and planning to update to version 6.0 and we are using vSphere appliance.

As shown on the attached snapshot-  I logged into one of the ESX host through Vsphere client. If click the on the ESX Host, and on the menu bar – Help- About VMware- vSphere -- It says vSphere the Client Version 5.1.0.

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But if I log into vcenter - Menu bar – Help- About VMware- vSphere -- It says vSphere Client Version 5.5.0.
Here on the ESX host, it says vSphere Client Version 5.1.0 and on the vCenter( vSphere Client) it says Version 5.5.0.
Please let me know why it is showing two different version.

Thanks
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Hi Team,

We are performing firmware upgrades on CISCO UCS B200 M4


We are unable to move ESXi host into maintenance mode in Horizon view VDI environment in an instant cloned.

ESXi host version:6.0 Update 3

VMware Horizon Version:7.1.0 build-5170113.

Could you please assist us.
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Hi everyone,

Is it possible to increase the size of the upload file in vmware esxi 6.7?
Maximum set size is 4 Gb, while my ISOs are at 5.5 or above.

Many thanks for advance.
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Can I change the block size of the disk when I use VMware converter?

So lets say for example, I have a vm in one datacenter in vcenter, and I want to use VMware Converter to migrate it over to another datacenter.  The goal here is to be able to change the block size of the virtual disk from 4K to 8K block size.  This is for Deduplication Optimization that Simplivity uses on the destination Datacenter

Please give me your thoughts!  thanks!
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I am going to be Migrating a SBS2003 server to a Server 2012 standard R2 server.

I have been looking online for step by step directions to get this done.
They had another IT company that setup the 2012 server in VMware.
They already replicated active directory and DHCP and DNS on the 2012 server.
The SBS2003 server is on a physical Machine so what we intend on doing is back up the SBS server into a VHD or VHDK using disk2vhd. and attaching it to VMware as a guest. so if anything goes wrong we can just put the physical server back online.

We will also be setting up StorageCraft backup before starting the migration so if I need to restore the 2012 server in case something goes wrong and we have to start over.
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We are testing the following scenario for a classroom.
We have a thin client that will be used in a meeting room. The thin client will be connected to a monitor and also connected to a big LED display.
I have two questions:
1.      How can we connect to a remote desktop session on either a client or a server desktop using a thin client?
2.      Will two displays work over a RDP session.
Do we need something like citrix Xendesktop or vmware horizons for getting this scenario work. or can I connect a thin client directly to a demote deskop.
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Hi Expert,

I wanted to start learning some Vmware basic, I was wondering how should I start off, as Vmware is not free and have different type of version. Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

Thanks!
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Hello,
i've my traditional data centre with hp blade c7000+vnx5500 and i make refreshment to it to be vxrail e560 and i need to know hot to migrate my old data centre VMs to be in the new vxrail.

my ESXi is version 6
my vceenter also v6

Thanks
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How to set up  Passwords to Never Expire for selective accounts thru vSphere 6.5 Web Client.
I do not want to do it thru Active Directory since we do not use it.  Nor Do I want to change the Policies thru Appliance to affect ALL the Accounts.
I need to change Only for a few Account names to  Never Expire.  Is there a way out.
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VMware 6.5 test environment - so I setup  a windows server 2012 R2 and went to install windows vCenter 6.5 and won't install  - i was going to do an off net setup and can't get past beginning screen after naming the vCenter - it does not see DNS and bombs? i googled for a bit and it seems everyone passes this step and not sure it's a true lab w/out a domain setup? i don't want to go too far back before SSO but really unsure of  next steps.

thoughts, suggestions.
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Veeam gives an error when i try to backup "archive server with size 1,8 TB" But other server jobs works properly.
A have already tried - solution with registry data to increase time from 900 to 1800. But it didnt help.
Any idea?

error: VSScontrol: failed to prepare guest for freeze.wait timeout 900
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Hi all :)

I am working with VMware Workstation 14.

I am finding that I have to constantly hit CTRL-G to grab the keyboard within my VM consoles.

Is there some way to set this as always on??  its getting VERY tedious.

thanks
Tracy
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The windows server 2008 r2 standard got retarded manually yesterday. Once it's started we did not see any system event log, application event log for the last couple of days.
We can see the log for yesterday and all the event log before 10/23. The same thing happened in SQL database, we did not see any records for after 10/23. The server is a VM. Looks like server got restored at some point. I'm not familiar with VM. How to find any system restore happened on yesterday?
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Dear Experts
i have a lab for testing. (VMware Workstation) ESXI Server.

1. dc01
2.exchange 2013 (Default Exchange certificate)
3.windows 10 Enterprise (Office 2016 installed).

if i open Outlook 2016 and try to connect to Exchange Server with Domain account    test.lan\testuser1  ,i get certificate error from Exchange.

do i Need VALID Exchange certificate to buy ? do i Need any solution without to buy ?

Thanks
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We are in the process of setting up a VMware Horizon environment as a POC. We use SCCM to image all of our desktops. Even though the SCCM image contains all of our custom setting for workstations, I have ready it is best to create the VDI image from scratch. Is this correct?
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I have a vmdk file that is 106 GB in size for a Win 7 image.  Thus I can't upload it to any cloud storage such as OneDrive, Box, DropBox etc.   So I think it's this size due to when I created the VM, I chose some setting that made it one big vmdk file.   I have another image for Win 10, that created a bunch of smaller vmdk files and I can upload those.

My question is, am I stuck with this super sized file or is there a way to change it to where it creates smaller vmdk files?
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How can I rename the existing Network names (VM Network, etc. in vCenter 6.5 to say  "Production"  and "Development"
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Is there any way/tools to convert/port softwares to portable versions:
I'm looking at converting freewares like ATube catcher (a video
downloader), WPS Pdf to Word converter, PDFsam.

Curious how virtualization tools that do P2V make the various
softwares work esp when migrating from say physical Win2003
to virtual Win2008R2 VMs : must be along similar lines
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Infrarecorder
This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7 (ESXi 6.7). It's a good idea to compare checksums because many installations fail because of a corrupt iso image.
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Dear All

          My esxi server getting below warning and won’t be able to boot into the OS, and my OS is running Linux centOS, it got stuck in the below


[1.211399] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] assuming drive cache: write through
[1.215630] sd 0:0:1:0 [sdb] assuming drive cache: write through


And I try to do consolidation but it pop up below:

cannot complete the operation because the file or folder already exists vmware


com.vmware.vc.vmdiskconsolidationneeded.formatonvm not found xxx
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I receive an "access denied" message when trying to connect to Vmware vdisk on a Windows 8 machine.  If I disconnect the vdisk and reconnect to a different vm it is accessible.  I have tried to take ownership of the drive but that did not help.  I have no idea what changed to cause this error.  How do I fix this so the data on the vdisk is readable with this OS?
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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.