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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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Vm is powers off but in v Center it shows powering what might be the reason
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I needed to extend hard disk size from 100GB to 200GB.
After shutdown, I raised hd size to 200GB, and powered on.
Now, how can I extend partition size? Is it similar to windows 2008 (with GUI)? Or should I use some external tool (like "Extpart" from Dell)?
Thank you
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Hello,

I have a big problem. on a VM. On my VMware Vsphere I've this message "Virtual machine disks consolidation is needed".
But If I consolidate I have this message:
"An error occurred while consolidating disks: msg.snapshot.error-NOTFOUND."

I see also that there is a messag When I power on the VM.
"Cannot open the disk 'antony66.ville-antony.fr-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. "

The machine has seven virtual disks,  in Vsphere:
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_1-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_2-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_3-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_4-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_5-000001.vmdk
[datastore1] antony66.ville-antony.fr/antony66.ville-antony.fr_6-000001.vmdk

The first disk is not present in the datastore (see attached file).

Is there any solution?

Best regards.

JM
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I have updated my vcentre to 6.5 but not i want to update my esxi host i tried to remidiate last time but it siwtched off all vms but was not able to switch off one vcentre vm and was not going in mainatanence mode so need expertise solution.

and also i have only one host
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Hello

In v Center 5.5 how many clusters we can build
One cluster supports upto 32 hosts, how many cluster we can create ?
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I have two laptops, one with Windows 10 where the USB dongle works perfectly, but doesn't when I try to use it with Kali Linux running in both VMWare and virtual box after trying so many methods, and the other laptop, I have Kali Linux installed as the main OS where also, unfortunately, the dongle isn't working, I've searched so many forums for solutions and tried every single one to no avail, any help is appreciated.
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Hello all,

I have a HP server DL 580 G5, running VMware vSphere 6 Essentials HP Custom version.
The hardware has 2 RAID controllers Smart Array P400. See attach.

Vsphere for some reason can only see the Embedded RAID controller and not the Controller in Slot 10.
I've tried to install the drivers manually but it doesn't seem to work.
However, If I install VMware version 5.5 it can see the controller in Slot 10.

Can some one point me or instruct me on how to inject or install the correct driver for RAID Controller in Slot 10?
I've included a few attachments. The one in question is vmhba4

Pls let me know if you need more information.

Thanks,
FernandoRAID ControllersStorage Adaptor Slot 10
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Hello,

in my virtual environment I'm using Veeam as backup to disk.
now I need to also to backup to Tape.
I have few ESXi in VMware environment, and my Veeam is VM.
 how can I connect LTO 7 Tape drive to my environment ?

thank u.
David Dotan Sofer
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What is the best way to  upgrade vCenter 6.0 from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2.
Thank you.
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Hi experts

we have vmware servers vsphere 6.0 and VSAN 6.0
 this VSAN cluster has 12 hosts all of them has two 10 GB Ethernet speed
one interface dedicated to VSAN traffic
the second one for other trafics                 and we configured policy for fail over in case one of these two interfaces got issue  

we bought Nexenta store 5.3 and we deployed this Nexenta to work as file server on this VSAN cluster

it works well no issue  but after i configure NDMP backup i noticed the backup so slow  20 MB per send  

and i dont know where the bottle neck

Nexenta appliance has  42 GB memory  it hods now around 10 TB data    12 core CPU

before we use Nexenta we used EMC celerra and it worked so much faster because EMC celerra send NDMP backup directly to our data domain and send the meata data to our backup server.

with Nexenta it is look like Nexenta sent data to backup server then backup server send it to data domain

but even so i thinks till so slow

our backup server EMC networker 8.2

if you need more information pls let me know

kindly advice
Sword
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hi,

any one has any problems on running SQL server data warehouse on VMWare 6.5?

usually how much CPU and RAM a typical SQL server data warehouse will takes up?
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I am getting errors on my vsphere server that states we have hit our SQLExpress size limit.  Because of this we can not connect to the vcenter server.  I have loaded the SQL Management Console and it does show that we have 0% space available.  I have looked to remove old VM's that not is service any longer, which reduced the space used on the Storage server, but didn't free any DB space.  What are my options;
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I was adding a Host in one of the Cluster in Vcenter at the same tie I got above alert (host service console swap rates changed from green to gray ) and several Host got Disconnected in different Cluster in same Vcenter for 5 sec came up automatically
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I am having difficulties converting a specific VMware VM to HyperV, using the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter. The VM is a clone of one my production servers, and I have also re-cloned the production VM. I have tested converting other VM's, and all works 100%. I have attached the log from MVMC
mvmc.log
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Hi All,

We need to run some CPU intense SQL queries on a Windows 2003 server.

It had 4 cores, which i increased to 8.  They have been detected by Device manager, however they arent visible in Task Manager.

CPU Missing
Any ideas?

D
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I'm looking to upgrade a small environment and wondering what the best steps would be.  

The Environment:    

• vSphere 5.5.0 (build 3024345)    
• vCenter 5.5.0 (build 2183111)    
• VMware ESXi 5.5.0 build-2456374 (4x ProLiant DL380p Gen8)    

The vCenter is on a Windows 2008 Virtual Machine, and its SQL is installed locally. I want to keep all its settings so I don't break the environment, but move to the VSA instead so I have one less Windows VM I need to patch.  
Should I do vCenter upgrade first? Is there a migration tool? I don't want to break anything. I'm not sure what "next best version" I should make the  jump to.
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Hello,

I want to add an active directory account to the local esxi servers through powercli.
The user has to have shell access and should be in the local group "read only"
Im running esxi 6.0

I have tried the following but i cant get it working
New-VMHostAccount -UserAccount user@domain -GrantShellAccess $true

it keeps asking for a password which i dont want to give as it is a domain account.

Thanks
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Hello

In cluster, can we disable some vms  on drs   Not tomigrate host to other through  vmotion

Example
If 15 vm  are there in cluster, i want 5 vm not to use drs.  Ha and drs are enabled in cluster.
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When using RDP on a local windows OS to a vmware windows vm, which needs the most resources?

For example, the local machine has 16GB/quad CPU and 5 monitors.
The remote virtual machine has 16GB/quad CPU.
The vm host has plenty of resources, memory and vcpu to ensure it does not get maxed out.

The local windows instance is used mainly to access the remote vm via RDP, everything is running on the vm.
Everything works fine, including 2-6 monitors but I am not clear on where the resources are really being used.
The only problem so far is that text is not all that clear when using vms and I'd like to fix that.

The network obviously has some load on it to handle the multiple monitors but where is most of the load beyond this?
On the local machine or the vm?

And, how do I get better text resolution? Text is perfect when the vm is win7 but it is very bad when using win8 vm.
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I have 2 vCenter instances (6.0).  One for production; one for VDI.
On the VDI instance, I expanded the data store from 3tb to 3.5tb and shows the space fine.
On the other instance, it still shows space low even after refreshing a few times.
I did a rescan of the storage and it reflected the correct space for a short time.
However, a little while after that, it refreshed and went back to low space and showing the size before it was expanded.
Can't figure out why the other vCenter doesn't keep seeing the addition 512gb.
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I have a VMWARE SBS2011 instance.  I have new hardware that I want to put it on.  When the instance was created it was done at the max size and we have an issue in that it will not save off correctly and migrate.  We have spent hours on it trying to get it to migrate.   It has something to do with the version of VMWare.  The SBS has some issues with DNS, etc.  And again, have spent hours trying to fix these issues.  We were hit with a ransomeware and I feel that that corrupted something possibly.  

I would like to Create a new VMWARE SBS on the new hardware.  If I do that, then I am looking at breaking the domain for the clients.  Is there are any way to migrate those profiles without having to break off the clients from the current domain and reconnect them to the new domain.  We have all kinds of software and email on those clients.  
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi,

I noticed my Veeam backups stopped working after we had a power cut/ups failure. When I powered back up the VM Server and then the windows guests all seemed well.

I was able to connect via my vsphere client on my laptop to connect to the VM Host and fire up the windows guest servers. When I try logon to the same vm host from my veeam server using the same vshpere client/root username.password I get An unknown error occurred, unable to connect to remote server.

What brought me to this point was when I was checking my veeam backups after the power cut, they hadnt backed up. The error message I get from veeam software on the veeam backup server was Your connection was actively refused. Its as if my VM Host will not take connections which come from my veeam backup server IP address ?

Any ideas
SycamoreIT
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Hi,

i want to know if it is possible to import a machine running on Amazon cloud to VMWARE.

Thanks
Mahesh
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Hi

Info on server :
DL 385 G8
Server is running VMware ESXi 6.0
Controller card P420i

We rebuilt 2x600GB SAS drives in a raid 1 to 2x1200GB without any issue.
When trying to expand the disk space on the logical volume it prevents us of doing this or there is no option as it complains there is a 600 GB Hot-spare drive configured to the same array (Array A).
I do not have any option in ACU on removing of Hot-Spare drive, i have the option to erase the drive.
Will an erase of the drive tell it that it is no longer a hot spare drive ?

How can i remove the Hot-Spare drive ? I would like to repurpose it to another Array B as a hot-spare.

Update, i tried to do this from ESX console using hpacucli using command ./hpacucli ctrl slot=0 array A remove spares=2I:2:8
but got Assignable spares not available (see attached screenshot).

Hot-spare-issue.png
Show command on Array A

hot-spare2.png
Regards
Roger
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I was wondering if someone here knows how to configure US 3.0 on w Windows 2012 R2 vmware esxi 6 virtual, I'm running it on a Supermicro 5028D-TN4T.
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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.