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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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Aloha,

I am looking at the VMWare HCL. We have Dell R820s with Xeon E5-4640 v2 processors.
The processors are a go for 6.7.x but the host itself is not. Is it likely the motherboard itself
is keeping the 820 off the list??

Mahalo,
             Bill
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How to Shrink and Regain  space in Windows 2016 in VMware 2016.
I have a Windows 2016 server where  we have allocated 2TB on Drive D (not C)
We would like to reduce from 2TB to 1TB and regain the space.
I can shrink it thru Windows 2016 - No problem. How can I regain or delete  this  "unallocated" space?
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Hello experts - I have a datastore which is low on space.  When browsing, I see a couple of large .vswp files with old dates on them.  Can they just be deleted while the VM is running without causing issues to the VM?
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Hello,

We have 4 ESXi hosts with (2 socket x 4 cores per socket/256 GB RAM) for each, storage is running over a dedicated 1GbE network for iSCSI traffic to a Nimble Storage array.

I'm trying to convince my boss to virtualize our physical WordPress boxes running multiples of our client sites on CentOS 7. So we created 4 VM with 4 vCPU (4 socket/1 core) and 32GB of RAM per VM to fit in 1 NUMA node for optimal placement and performance. The underlying physical layers has 2 NUMA Nodes (4 cores and 128 GB of RAM per NUMA node). We did a load test and it failed miserably compared to the same load test to the physical boxes (2 boxes with 2 x 4cores and 64GB of ram w/ HT enabled in BIOS). During the load test on the VMs, it was pegging out the CPUs. The new VMs as well as the physical boxes are load balanced behind the F5. Could of questions:

1. If wordpress is a multi-threading application, how can I expose the HT to the VM, even thought I've set the numa.setcpu.preferHT=TRUE at the VM-level? Because when I run lscpu from linux I only see Thread(s) per core = 1, instead of 2.

2. Also, I know vNUMA automatically kicks in for VMs > 8 vCPU, however, I explicitly force it to use vNUMA by setting the numa.vcpu.min = 4 on the VM. But how can I confirm that it's working from the Guest OS?

3. Anyone here running multiple WP VMs serving up sites in VMware? If so, how is it configured at the VMware level as well as the Guest OS and/or WP application level to get the best …
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Issue logging into a Windows 10 VM on ESXi.  When I try to login I get the following error, The number of connections to this computer is limited and all connections are in use right now.  Try connecting later or contact your system administrator.  I have the network adapter disabled, and after reboot, still cannot login.  I tried resetting TCP/IP using Netshell, also did not work.  I can login with Safemode.
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I am trying to export a server from on premise ESX environment to vCloud Director on a hosted ESX platform. I noticed that you can only import ovf files into vCloud Director, my understanding is that a ovf export is made up of multiple (.ovf / .vmdk / .mf) files where as an ova is a single file export. If vCloud Director doesn't support the upload of ova's how do you get a single ovf file that includes the vmdk's and mf files ?
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I have two Dell PowerEdge R730 ESXi hosts currently running 5.5 update 3 I have upgraded vCenter to 6.5 and when attempting to upgrade the host I receive the following incompatible VIB errors...

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:
LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt3sas_04.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_19.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Micron_bootbank_scsi-mtip32xx-scsi_2.13.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Brocade_bootbank_net-bna_3.2.4.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
QLogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.38.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Broadcom_bootbank_net-tg3_3.137d.v50.1-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Broadcom_bootbank_net-tg3_3.137d.v50.1-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt3sas_04.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Micron_bootbank_scsi-mtip32xx-scsi_2.13.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Brocade_bootbank_scsi-bfa_3.2.4.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
QLogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.38.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Brocade_bootbank_net-bna_3.2.4.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
Brocade_bootbank_scsi-bfa_3.2.4.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_19.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560

Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again.

I have checked the nics and I can remove them safely, however, I'm unsure on how to check the rest?
I'm using the install media from Dell VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-10175896.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A05.iso
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Hi everyone. Strange VMware problem we are having here and looking for idea.

vSAN running two hosts and a witness. For the vSAN portion, each node is connected to a Cisco 3850 via a pair of twinax cables. On one node there are no lights on the switch where the twinax connect. This was working before. I have tried the cables elsewhere and they work. I have tried other ports on the 3850 and it doesn't work there either. Dell just replaced the network card and it didn't help. On the switch, "sh int status" shows the twinax is plugged in, but not connected. Same for the server.

VMware shows nothing unusual other than the connection is down.

Again, this was working. Problem is only one node. The other one is fine as is the witness.

Anything else?
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Dell Server Administrator Icon on DesktopDELL OMSMError in opening OMSMI have been runing DELL Server Administrator program to check on DELL T320 RAID Controller/hard drives for a few years without a problem.
All of a sudden, this morning, it would not let me log in after I provide IP address of VMWare Host, root and its password. Basically authentication failed for no good reason.
So I downloaded a new version and installed it. (BTW I did not remove the old version)
Now when I run "Server Administrator", it does not give me the logon screen. It even fails to load the Logon screen.
I tried Https://VSphere:1311 in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but to no avail. (Default browser is Chrome).
VSphere is the name of the Win10 PC that I use to connect to ESXi Host using vSphere Client which still runs fine.

Can you help?
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Dear Experts, we are planning to test the electricity in the next few days, so at that time there is no any power, even from the Generators.

So we are going to turn off our system at night and turn it on in the next morning, but how are the proper procedures?

We have:
1.Physical Cisco routers and switches, NAS storage
2.Physical IBM servers
3.Physical Sonicwall firewall
4.Physical ESXi hosts HPE Gen9
5.Physical HPE 8/8 Base 8-port Enabled SAN Switch AM867C, SAN storage HPE MSA2040

For #1,2,3 we can save the running configuration and shutdown without any problem, but #4 and #5

We got this plan from the Internet and it is quite understandable. Should we consider something else?

The order you will need to shute down is: 
    Shut down the VMs
    Place the hosts in MAintenance mode
    Shut down the hosts
    Shut down vCenter (if vCenter is a vm you will need to connect to each host seperately and shut it down.)

To bring everything back up
    Start the hosts
    Start vCenter

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However, for SAN switch and SAN storage, we could not find the save config button anywhere. So could you please suggest the plan?

Many thanks as always!
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Hi

I've set up windows XP within a virtualBox host is windows 7

I've added host OS shared folders but  I can't see them within the XP VM nor can i  access the internet

Any one any ideas?

XP Diagnostic
Last diagnostic run time: 11/25/18 14:51:47 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic 
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity 

info HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com. 
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established  
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.passport.net: A connection with the server could not be established  
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out  
warn FTP (Active): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out  
error Could not make an HTTPS connection. 
error Could not make an FTP connection. 
info Redirecting user to support call 
 


DNS Client Diagnostic 
DNS - Not a home user scenario 

info Using Web Proxy: no 
info Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yes 
No DNS servers 

DNS failure 

 


Gateway Diagnostic 
Gateway 

info The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:  
info Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism 
info This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies): 10.0.2.2 
info This computer has the following IP address(es):

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Dear Experts - i have the following setup:

laptop/host: win10 on 10.10.10.x
rhel6 vmware vm: nat on 192.168.14.x

from rhel6 vm, i can ping anything on the 10.10.10.x subnet, but not the reverse.

could you please help me make the configuration changes so that the two networks can talk to each other? thanks!!!
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VMware statistics over past 30 days

Have a request from a customer who is looking for the below

What statistics do you have? For example, do you have the following?
• 1. CPU usage
• 2. RAM usage
• 3. Disk Reads
• 4. Disk Writes
• 5. Network Reads per interface
• 6. Network Writes per interface  
7. Are they available per process?
8. Are they available per thread?  

Customer has 5.5 vCenter, no vROPs, i am used inbuilt performance graphs and results and RVtools

Whats the best way to look at above over a 30 day period? Is it possible to do this, am I better off with Power CLI scripts, if so any good ones available?
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How to check which VMware Site Recovery Manager database is being used by SRM? We are using MS SQL server.

Is there any way to find out the database name via registry?
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I have an engineer coming to upgrade software on 3 servers overnight. He will need access to only 3 x Server VM's.

Is there a way to give him access via the VShpere Web Client so he only has admin access on those 3 x server and can't see any other machines.

I can create him a temp user in AD.

I can just give him Remote Desktop Access but just in case he may need to access via VSphere.
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Points of My Scenario:
1. I need to convert a Windows domain member server to OVA and deploy it on a second vCenter instance at a separate site
2. The second site is part of the same Windows domain (a Domain Controller is there)

QUESTION: What must I do to ensure the OVA-packaged Windows member server (i.e. domain-joined Windows server) works at the new location?
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We have several Windows 2016 virtual servers that are running on VMware5.5....we recently had 2 servers become unusable and I have not been able to repair them. They will not boot up stability not even in safe mode....I not not looking for a fix but if someone has a suggestion that is welcome too. I am trying to find out if there has been a known issue or if anyone has had a similar experience with Windows 2016 and Vmware 5.5. Due to timing, we think the servers may have had issues after Windows patching....All info is welcome
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I have a host that is managed by vcenter 6.5u2

If i make a change to the DNS IP's from within the Esxi console on the host, will it cause the host to lose connectivity?  

I am asking because, i noticed the host is not pointing to the right DNS servers.  And i would like to make the change but am affraid it will cause the host to lose connectivity to Vcenter momentarily as the Esxi host applies the changes.  

Your thoughts
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By "no co-mingling of tenants data", what are the things we look out
for in a cloud and a cloud service provider (CSP)?

a) encryption of database or the VM sits in an encrypted storage?
b) tenants' VMs can't reach each other, ie there' s microsegmentation
    or sort of 'virtual firewall' that blocks a tenant's VM from reaching
    to or being reached by another tenant's VM?
c) backups are encrypted?
d) CSP is certified ISO 27017/018 or PCI-DSS or ?
e) or the CSP has to be on private or hybrid cloud?
f)  or the CSP can offer a dedicated hypervisor to a tenant
    or a 'special storage' to ensure
   ... pls correct me or add on ...

Does AWS meet the above criteria?
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MY SYSTEM
Desktop machine
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
24 GB RAM (memory)

VMware Workstation 10
Order Date: December 4, 2013

2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7 930
64-bit ready
Motherboard: EVGA 141-BL-E757 Tylersburg
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/25/2011


BACKGROUND
I want to install a virtual machine that will run Ubuntu Linux efficiently on top of Windows 7.
I will then install ROS on top of Linux in order to use Gazebo to simulate robots.
I may need to run two virtual machines in order to simulate two robots, but I'm not sure if that is required.
I may be able to simulate the two robots, including inter-robot communications, using only one VM.

QUESTION
Please recommend what Virtual Machine would be best for my purposes.
Hopefully, there is a free version.
I already own a VMware workstation paid license, but it is several years old, 2013, version 10. Maybe I should use that. Please let me know.
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On my Vmware Horizon 7.6  Connection Server I am has an issue creating an instant clone pool. The create starts but then delete the cloned instances after 5 minutes. The error message in the dashboard are not that helpful  "Image Publish initiated by InitialPublish for Pool win10singleuser failed for Image" . Are their any logs that could help give more info.
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Is there a way to simply prevent auto-reboot in Windows 10.

Prevent Windows 10 reboots before it corrupts VMs running in VMWare workstation.  Aside for the fact at times for Windows 10 updates on occasion breaknig things, rendering machines unbootable, contributing to loss of data. I completely disagree with Microsoft making the decision of rebooting Windows.  Maybe some think it is a good idea for Microsoft to bring down users in a company where it has taken as long as half a day to install updates, so employers have to pay people to stand around and miss deadlines. Great idea really.

What I am simply looking for, is if there is a way to disable reboots. It just made all the sense in the world to have the reboot reminder screen popup, about needing to reboot your machine, in fact maybe it would have made more sense to enhance that, to nag the hell out of people to reboot to the point that it was disruptive, so at least they can save their work, bring down VMs and reboot when it was safe to do so.

What I am wondering is if there is a way to simply prevent Windows 10 from rebooting itself. I have critical VMs running on VMware workstation and getting a little sick of Microsoft rebooting it and the risks associated with corrupt data in our VMs as well as no access to the required processes running in the VM
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We have purchased 4 hosts on which we will be running vmware esxi  6.5. we purchased windows server 2016 datacenter based on the physical cores available on the servers.
Since the windows that we brought is datacenter we have unlimited rights for the VM’s that can be created on the hosts.
My question is how do I activate the windows on vmware.
If its windows 2016 datacenter on the host then I can use the keys provided from Microsoft for automatic activation.
In vmware how do I activate VM’s created on the host for which I have prrchased the DC license. But running on esxi.
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Hallo,

I have a Siemens device that needs a Software that must run on windows xp sp3.

I have installed XP SP3 as vmware workstations player 15 virtual machine on a laptop .

The Siemens device must connected to the laptop through USB cable .

I need to configure vmware workstation to allow the dataflow between Siemens device and the xp virtual machine only through USB (no network dataflow allowed).

have you any good ideas?
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We run VMware 6.0 on a Cisco UCS host. There are  6 X 1.2TB HDD in RAID10 giving 3.4ish TB and we are running low on space on Datastore1.  The LSI RAID controller wont let us add disks to the existing RAID so we've created a new RAID1 with 2 x 1.2TB drives.  

Using VCSA, we have moved 3 of our VMs to Datastore2, freeing up 400GB on Datastore1 and now we are trying to extend the size of the virtual disk of our exchange server by 50GB but we get the error

Insufficient disk space on datastore ''.

When we look at the error stack we see "The disk extend operation failed: msg.disklib.NOSPACE"

We cant understand why we are not allow to increase a vdisk when it is reporting that there is more than enough space free.  Any help much appreciated.
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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.