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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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Hi,

I have an application which play the role of license server and normally it needs to be installed on Physical server. Installation on vm can stop the license sever working if the MAC address is changed.

My question is how can we avoid MAC to change on VM (vmware on ESXI 6.5)?
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Hi I need to test a python script

Are there any Virtual Machines available that has python pre-installed
if not What would be the best OS to run Python

It would need to run on Win 10 host with access to host  HDD & the internet
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Hi, I am upgrading our VMware cluster from 6.0 to 6.7. I encountered an issue with a VM guest with a very old OS (Open Suse 11.4).
VM runs fine on 6.0 hosts, but is not working on hosts already upgraded to 6.7.
I don't think is an issue with virtualized hard disk (LSI, Scsi controller, IDE controller, I tried all); system "hangs" immediately after kernel loading.
I checked this URL:

https://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/guest-os/linux/suse-linux-enterprise

and I would like to understand if there is no chance at all.
Any suggestion?

Thank you very much
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So I got the typical PSOD due to non signed VIBs. This must have been due to a former non CD installation upgrade to 6.5 I can imagine.

I ran across an article where a guy successfully deleted 18 vibs most or all of which were non-native I think.

My question is what steps to take to verify I can delete these vibs or to verify they are non native or if it's possible reinstall

scsi-megaraid-sas
ucs-tool-esi
scsi-snic
scsi-fnic
ima-b2iscsi
i40en
iqbn
ixgben
net-i40e
net-ixgbe
scsi-mptsas
net-qlcnic
esxi6-stig
isu-lsi-mptsas-plugin
net-qlge
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Does ESXi 6.7 work with a MD3200 SAS?  I know VMware list up to ESXi 6.5, but was wondering if anyone has tried 6.7 with an MD3200 SAS or know of any reason it would not work?

Thoughts and recommendations?
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Hi Expert,

I need a WIN2016 core installation.
The support guy installed a WIN2016 with GUI on a VM.

Is there a way to change this ?
Can I reinstall , inplace, the WIN2016 again , but just the core version ?

Important, I have no access to the vcenter, can I do this inplace upgrade and finish the install ?
Or do I need access to the vcenter or ESXi ?
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I have a Dell Equallogic PS 6500 array.  I needed to resize a few volumes (no critical data). I snapshot the volume and resized it to a lower size after taking it offline.  The Equallogic Gui shows the correct shrunk size.  However, ESXi (dell R630 two hosts) both show the datastore as inaccessible. I have rescanned and restarted the server and the DS does not come back.  Im at a loss and not sure what to do next or if i missed something that needed done on the hosts themselves first.
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Hi,

We have an esx 6 server with 2 x 8 core cpu's and a total of 32 logical cores.

On this server we have 4 vm's. See below for the number of vcpu for each.

VM1: 1 vcpu (linux)
VM2: 1 vcpu (windows server 2012 R2)
VM3: 8 vcpu (windows server 2012 R2)
VM4: 10 vcpu (windows server 2012 R2)

How is it possible that sometimes we experience cpu ready times of 4% to 10%?

That shouldn't be the case for this amount of available logical cpu's and this amount of provisioned CPU's..

Any help is very welcome.

Thanks.
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Hello experts,

Is this workstation good to run esxi and 4 VMs? Below are the specs

ThinkStation P920
Part Number: 30BCCTO1WW
•        Processor : 2 x Intel Xeon SILVER 4114 Processor (10 cores, 13.75MB Cache, 2.20GHz)
•        Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64
•        Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 English
•        Motherboard : P920 MB Intel Purley Dual CPU
•        Memory Selection : Quantity 4 x 32GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC RDIMM
•        Memory Qty : 4
•        First Video Adapter : NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB (4xMini DP) High Profile
•        Hard Drive Controller : BCM 9460-16i ROC PCIe Adapter
•        Primary HDD Boot Drive : Yes
•        1st HDD selection : 1024GB Solid State Drive, 2.5", SATA3, Opal
•        First Hard Drive Selection Qty : 1
•        2nd HDD selection : Quantity 2 x 1024GB Solid State Drive, 2.5", SATA3, Opal
•        Second Hard Drive Selection Qty : 2
•        3rd HDD selection : 1024GB Solid State Drive, 2.5", SATA3, Opal
•        Third Hard Drive Selection Qty : 1
•        Memory Card Reader : Integrated 9 in 1 Multimedia Card Reader
•        Ethernet Adapter : 2 x Intel 1Gbps Ethernet I210-T1 Server Adapter
•        WiFi : Intel 8265 2x2AC+Bluetooth Version vPro
•        Audio Card : Integrated Audio
•        Serial Port : Serial Port
•        Internal USB : Internal USB 3.0 Port
•        Keyboard : USB Traditional Keyboard Black English
•        Pointing Device : USB …
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Good day,

My ESXI 6.0 host is in lock down mode.  I can only access the DCUI with my root user.
The lockdown mode option is greyed out.

Any advise for a work around?

Regards
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Dear Experts, Can you suggest on this issue? We tried to convert a physical to virtual server using Veeam but got this when booting. I tried both BIOS and EFI option but it did not help?

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OS: Window 2012R2, ESXi 6.5
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We're having host disconnect issues and have tried all the basics and exahusted online resources.

What I can't find is who the master is because that is the one that communicates with vCenter over port 902. I get it the slaves communicate with each and the master via 8182? and so we're trying to test port connectivity via nc if possible. Any easy way to find the master?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Guys,

We've upgraded from VMWare ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 5.5
The VSphere client V6.0 no longer connects to the host.

Alternatively, I would like to upgrade to the free version of 6.5, but the website links doesn't seem to work.

Does anyone perhaps have a download link for the free version of 6.5?
Or a client which will work on ESXi version 5.5?
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Hi Experts,

to install windows server 2016 core version on VMWARE 5.5 , is this supported ?

Do you have a link from Microsoft or VMWARE ?
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Hi, i'm looking for a way to backup my virtual machines inside an ESXi 6.7 server to another ESXi server.  

I know I can Veeam or convert them over, but I was wanting to have it automaticaly run at night, like just the changed files, or even to a backup file on another server.  I wanted it to go to the same media so I don't end up with multiple of the same thing.

Thanks all.
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I wanted to give a "least privilege rights" to a backup user on my Vmware center.
That username will be entered in my newly installed Veeam server.
So I created a user name _bkpsrv and give it AD group "Backup Operator"
Then I went on my esx, right click on it , select ADD PERMISSION
I selected "Backup Operators" and selected "VMware Consolidated Backup user" and pressed OK.
Vmware-bkpop.png

Veeam still don't accept to connect using it AND WORSE, now when I right click on my esxi, most options are grayout!

vmware-bkpop2.png
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I am running a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) with Platform Services Controller (PSC) on 6.7 and it is successfully joined to my Active Directory domain.  I can successfully login to my vSphere Web Client(html5) using my AD credentials when I type them manually.  However,  the checkbox is grayed out to select the Use Windows session authentication box whether it is Chrome, IE and Edge. I am using Windows 10 PC .
How do I make the checkbox to work?
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I have noticed that windows updated is updating VMware tools components as part of the windows update.
What is the different between this and VMware tools update?
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I would like to get an inventory of virtual servers that need Vmware tools update.

How do I get the report?
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I am managing a VMware v6x environment that is currently AD integrated. I have a question concerning how to manage roles in an AD integrated environment.  Do I mange the users' roles from within AD using GPOs or do I manage the User Roles from within the Web Client? I need to determine the most expedient and secure method to manage User account roles within a VMware configuration that is AD integrated.  I have a current AD group for example, AD_vSphere populated with all of the VMware users as members.  Once again, should I control the Roles settings from within AD or the Web Client console?

Lipotech
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I am having a problem downloading a trial version of VSAT.  My overall objective is to complete a comprehensive analysis (datastores, networking, host, VM Tools, Updates and VM performance within a VMware 6x infrastructure.  I don't believe VSAT will give me all the answers I am looking for.  Is there a comprehensive set of tool(s) that can assist in reaching my objective.

Lipotech
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Hello,
I am trying to reduce the number of CPU's on guest VM's to help stop CO Stop issues.   The goal is to read in a listing of VM Names and CPU size from a file.  
Get VMName from file
Power Off VM
Set VM with CPU change
Power on VM
Check if the VM was powered on.    

Below is some code I attempted to use, but its for CPU Hot ADD. Thanks

Connect-VIServer "vCenter Address"
Function Enable-MemHotAdd($vm){
    $vmview = Get-vm $vm | Get-View
    $vmConfigSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec

    $extra = New-Object VMware.Vim.optionvalue
    $extra.Key="mem.hotadd"
    $extra.Value="true"
    $vmConfigSpec.extraconfig += $extra

    $vmview.ReconfigVM($vmConfigSpec)
}

Function Enable-vCpuHotAdd($vm){
    $vmview = Get-vm $vm | Get-View
    $vmConfigSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec

    $extra = New-Object VMware.Vim.optionvalue
    $extra.Key="vcpu.hotadd"
    $extra.Value="true"
    $vmConfigSpec.extraconfig += $extra

    $vmview.ReconfigVM($vmConfigSpec)
}

$vmlist = Import-CSV C:\Input.csv

foreach ($item in $vmlist) {
    $vmname = $item.vmname
    Shutdown-VMGuest -VM $vmname -Confirm:$False
      do {
      Write-Host "Waiting On Shutdown For VM: " $vmname
      $vm = Get-VM -Name $vmname
      $Status = $vm.PowerState
      Write-Host "Powerstate For $vmname is: " $Status
      Sleep 10
      }until($status -eq "PoweredOff")
}

foreach ($item in $vmlist) {
    $vmname = $item.vmname
      $cpu = $item.cpu
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PS Script Request: VMWARE ESXi 6.5 VM's (Windows 10/2008/2012/2016) VCpu, RAM and Storage details in CSV.
Input will be VM Hostname, VMWARE ESXi name, and Cluster name.
Output in CSV / PDF, VCPU, RAM, Storage, VLAN details.
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VMWARE Horizon View 7.x Query: How can I get the last 10/20/30 days session details?
In the console, I can see only the last 2000 events.
I don't' have a Vrealize product to get reports.
https://pubs.vmware.com/vrealizeoperationsmanager-6/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vrealize.horizon.doc%2FGUID-078F4538-A891-4798-BD75-817233CC17F7.html
In this case, as per my knowledge, I should use SQL Query.
Please suggest or provide such SQL Query.
If we have any other ways to get the past reports, please suggest.
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We need to Migrate Windows 2000 Server on vSphere 6.5

Existing Windows 2000 is a Physical Server , How can we migrate this to VM using VM converter supported version for 6.5?

What should be best approach to get it migrated to VM on my vSphere 6.5


Thanks!
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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.