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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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Need to Fetch Monthly Resource Utilization Report  for CPU,Memory,Disk,Network Utilization for My 3-5 Host and 20-35 VMS

Is there any Script /automation or free utility available to provide user friendly report -easy to understand report for management

Can we Automate the same on monthly basis
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ESXi server not reachable via the vsphere client. Im able to ping both the ILO of the server and the ESXi server. I can even get into the webpage of the ESX server (192.168.27.101) and I get the welcome screen etc. Im  able to download the client etc but when i then use the downloaded client to get to the vcentre, I get the following error

The request failed because the server 192.168.27.101 closed the onnection (The underlying connectionwas close: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server

Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveInternalContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on ESXi "192.168.27.101" failed.


ILO board is not helping much either since Im not able to reach that although Im prompted its an unsafe site by the browser but yet I cannot get onto it when I click past the warnings - not sure if thats related.

Server is a Proliant G6 1U with 5 SCSI 2.5" Disks in, the server has 4 Guests on it.

Thanks
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vSphere HA Agent on this Host[Esx 6.5] Could not Reach Isolation Address 10.X.X.X  ie Gateway IP

Raised with Network Team saying all fine from Network end while we are not able to ping anything except Host IP ,No result in traceroute too

Please assist for required action plan to fix the issue
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Hello Experts,
I have a quick question(s), i have a client with an HP DL380 G6 running ESXi 5.1 and I need to upgrade the system to ESXi 6.7. The question is:

1) Is the hardware compatible with v6.x
if so, would the version u6.x be able to run the 5.1 vms?

My plan is to run the newer version from a usb key.

Many Thanks,

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A recent client.

A VMware esx/vsphere client 5.5 VM running sserver 2008r2 with exchange 2013.
The M has 17 temp snapshots spanning  several  years created by veeam backup Each snapshot is identified as having data such that it can not be deleted, or at least that is my reading of the message.

Would using VM snapshot manager and triggering the consolidation be a safe and the correct way to go?
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I need assistance repairing my Windows 7 OS.

It is a VM I am accessing through VMware Workstation. I am receiving this error loading the OS: "No operating system found."

Can someone guide me through the steps on repairing the OS?

Thank you.
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When I try to power on my vmware vm, I get error, "No operating system found".  Here's a screenshot of the file.  I can't find the correct file today suddenly.  Any assistance is appreciated.  When I click on the highlighted file, Windows does not find the SW to open it.
Thank you,
Mark
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So,

I have a VM on ESXi 6.5 with 20Gb of memory but 8 cores as well. I think that's a bit odd but I'm wondering if it would in fact cause any issues or performance impact. Essentially I figured it'd be something to do with the vNUMA and the pNUMA and how it manages across the two.

I know that 6.5 has improved the vNUMA considerably, so I'm wondering if this is still an issue, if so can you provide any documentation?

Thanks
Alex
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When I try to upgrade a VMware host, the upgrade fails with "Cannot create a ramdisk of size 341MB to store the upgrade image. Check if the host has sufficient memory."
The host is a ProLiant DL360p Gen8.

The machine has 64 GB of RAM and all the guests are shut down.

This is what I have tried so far, based on Google:
  • Setting the host into maintenance mode
  • Rebooting the host
  • The ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation is set to a local SSD, which has nearly 1 TB free.

What else can I try  please?
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I currently have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with VMWare ESXi 5.5.0, 1623387, 2 Intel Xeon CPU E5440, VMware vSphere 5 Hypervisor- Licensed for 2 Physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU), 16GB RAM with 2 1TB drive in RAID 1. I have 2 WIN7 VMs installed on the machine. I need to load a new VM running either Server 2008, Server 2012 or Server 2016. These are requirements of the software that needs to be loaded to the machine. When going through the wizard on vSphere client to add new machine, under Guest Operating System>Windows, the latest OS this version of VMWare is capable of loading is MS Server 2012. I have spoken to my 2 main vendors for MS Licensing (CDW & Tech Data) and they have both told me the oldest downgrade version the can sell me is Server 2012 R2. Can anybody please direct me to my best course of action. I know I have multiple options but am not sure which to take. Any help would be greatly appreciated. End user does not want to have to purchase new hardware to install software on if possible.
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Is it beneficial to have VMWare tools to be installed on Windows Server CORE Domain Controller?  Would there be any benefits doing it?
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Hi Is there a benifit to having a high end graphics card in a vmware (esxi) server?  I use a laptop to suck up servers and make a backup of them.  I wanted to get a better unit since it sometimes ends up being the server while I build them a new esxi server.  I notice allot of the high end laptops have 1080 graphics cards with them.  That seems like a waste.  

Thanks all.
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Hi,

Anyone has got an idea on how the datastore copying / Move works . I would like to know more Technical details like which network is used while we copy files using the Datastore browser. Is it the same as how files are copied between VM's?

Environment : vSphere 6.0 and Software iSCSI to HP P2000 G3 SAN

Eg : I am facing slowness when copying Data from a VM to another VM but its faster while copying from one Datastore to another datastore using the Datastore browser.

Thanks in advance.
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Dear Experts,

I have an ESXi 6.7 server.

Inside it I created a VM for WIn2016.

I have updated the server already and I want to do sysprep.

But how do I export the machine as an ova file?

I tried to export once, the ova file is downloadable but when it tried to download vmdisk-1, it became a network error.

Any GUI way to do as I do not want to use CLi.

The exporting option "export as OVF Template." is not available.
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snapshot managersnapshot listHi,
 I have ESXi V5 host where I have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2003. One time I ran Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) in this VM to create a VHDX file, but I had to stop it in the middle.
 After that, I realized that there were snapshots created.
 What is the best way to delete these snapshots safely?

Thanks.
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Cant click in Vmware workstation 11 on Windows 10.  This vm was working on Win 7, and I had to upgrade to 10.  I have it running in compat mode for 7.  Any assistance is appreciated.
Thank you,
Mark
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I need to setup 2 virtual servers on one box. Windows 2012 Domain Server and an
Exchange 2016 Server. Which hypervisor, Windows or VMWare, would be the best choice?
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I keep getting this message displayed

Memory Error

The Server is windows 2016 Datacenter running as a VM on ESXI 6.5  It is part of a DAG Exchange 2016 CU10

This pops up all the time.
I understand exchange 2016 grabs all the memory it needs  to process. I even tried to throttle the memory for exchange. no luck here.

Any way to suppress this ignoring display?
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Running VMware 6.5.  Can you create an alarm for when permissions are changed?  If not is their a way to monitor this?
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I wish to change the boot sequence for ESXI 6.7 hosts, using powercli.
I want the  ESXI host to boot from hard disk only.

Can someone help with the scripting / commands ?
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Hello Team,

This script gives a great output for Memory and CPU usage average over a period of time. I was trying to get Memory and CPU Usage with Minimum & Maximum. Is there a way to do it via PowerCLI?

What I'm trying to achieve is resources allocated to VMs against their utilisation, so that I can do some right sizing to the environment.

Thanks

Get-VM | Where {$_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn"} | Select Name, Host, NumCpu, MemoryMB, `
@{N="CPU Usage (Average), Mhz" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat cpu.usagemhz.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}}, `
@{N="Memory Usage (Average), %" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat mem.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Network Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat net.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} , `
@{N="Disk Usage (Average), KBps" ; E={[Math]::Round((($_ | Get-Stat -Stat disk.usage.average -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-30) -IntervalMins 5 | Measure-Object Value -Average).Average),2)}} |`
Export-Csv -Path C:\temp\AverageUsage.csv

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Hi Everyone

I have a Server 2016 Production File Server that needs patching (no databases just mainly video, Adobe CC and Office files). It's a virtual server (vSphere) with about 12TB of data on it.

Was wondering if you could please recommend any best practices to minimise the risk of issues after the updates?

It's too large to snapshot and I don't have the infrastructure to clone it to test updates because it's so large. I have a full tape backup of the server but would take a couple days at least to fully restore if anything went seriously wrong. The data's also replicated to a data centre so in worst case could connect to that over VPN.

Just going through documentation on updates (cumulative and service stack) to see if any issues. Guess there's the Windows update rollback function, but apart from that can't really think of any other precautions I can take?

Many Thanks
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Enable EVC Mode without Downtime:

Hi here is the situation

VCenter Version and Build# = Version 6.5.0.10000 Build 6816762
Cluster 1:
3 Hosts ESXi 5.5.0, 1623387:   Cisco UCSC-C220-M3S
CPUs = Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v2 @ 2.00GHz


I need to add 2 new hosts to this cluster:

Hosts: HP Proliant DL360p Gen8 (ESXi Not Yet Installed) was thinking they should be the same version as the cluster above for now?)
CPUs = Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 0 @ 2.50GHz

I was thinking i could just enable EVC Mode on Cluster 1 and add the hosts without a problem

Need your suggestions.  

Will that work??
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Is there a stripped down windows 10 solution ideal for virtualization?  Either a premade image or legit and safe software to make a lite ISO using an original media?  I see lots of stuff on the internet but much of it looks suspect. I also see one by microsoft, but it's actually preloaded for development and kind of the opposite of that I am looking for.
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We are running vCenter 6.5 with 110 ESXi 6 hosts. We have two main production cluster that have 37 hosts each. I know the max number of hosts per cluster is 64 but wondering if we should create another cluster to there is  another HA boundary since we have a number of large VM's in the mix?

Thoughts?
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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.