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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 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?

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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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In VMware, transferring file from guest vm Windows 98 to host Windows 10
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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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Hello,

We are running VMware ESXi 6.5.0 (build 4887370). We had a virtual machine that had two virtual disks attached to it -- one that was 100 GB and one that was 1 TB.

We started to get low on disk space on the host, so I deleted the 1 TB drive. I verified that the drive no longer shows within the configuration, and also that it does not show as a drive within Windows any longer. I also made sure all snapshots were deleted and consolidated disks.

However, we are not getting the free space back. Our available space went up a bit, but not nearly by the amount it should. Also, if I browse the datastore, it still shows a virtual disk file of 805.54 GB, which does not match the size of either of the virtual disks actually.

Any suggestions on how I can address this would be most appreciated.

Thanks.
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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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I am administering NetBox v2.5. Browse the following link to get a basic introduction to NetBox if you are not familiar.  I need to sync VMware 6x with NetBox for the purpose of capturing vCenter inventory of all VMs across all clusters and datacenters.  Scripting is an option, but I prefer to avoid scripting the task. Based on my research, I believe there is a module within NetBox to achieve this objective.  Is there a way to configure NetBox without scripting the task.

Thank you.

Lipotech
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Looking into VMware vSAN

Does vSAN come free with vSphere Standard or Enterprise PLus?

Any VMware docs point this out?

thanks
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I am looking at upgrading our ESXi 6.7 Servers to U3 via Update Manager in VC.

Their is a vSAN Deployment across the three ESXi Servers that was added at some point.

Is there a particular set of steps that need to be executed to upgrade the ESXi Servers to U3 since vSAN is housing the VMs?

I will also be upgrading VCSA to U3.

thanks
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Under vCener 6.7, what role would disable the users ability to use the option, Deploy OVF Template?
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Hi expert

Need help, I am not strong in Powershell.

I was task to automate the manual windows server patch by using powershell script.

For your information we don't have SCCM environment, let me share the use case show in the following;

Not sure is it possible to achieve the following;

1: Powershell script will get file from SFTP and deploy patch to the Windows Server 2016.
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SharePoint 2016 Farm on windows 2019 Servers VMs on VMware 6.5

SharePoint Health Check error Server Side Errors

Server Side Issue
I already have the patch installed from the article it refers to.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Tom
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SharePoint 2016 Farm  on Windows 2019 Servers  VM's VMware 6.5

get this health check

Distributed Cache
I ran this command on both nodes earlier from another Health check error

 add-spdistributedcacheserviceinstance

After this command the above error appeared.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Tom
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The installed version of ESxi 6.x has two diagnostic partitions one ~ 110Mb and the other  ~2.5GB. I cannot find any documentation online stating why two are created.

Any ideas?
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hi how can i increase the virtual box vm resolution height
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Dear Experts
We had to install Cisco FMC as VM appliance on VMware the engineer completed this task. But in the vmware web console in the status it is showing as “Warning” and also following event message
1.      The configured guest OS (Other 2.6.x Linux (64-bit)) for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running (Other 3.x Linux (64-bit)). You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations.      Warning
2.      Another issue is when we shutdown the FMC safely and again started due to server maintenance later now turned ON but it is more than 4 hours still it is showing up “System processes are starting, please wait. “ when accessed the FMC.
Please help on how to fix the above 1 and 2 , thanks in advance.
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Why would I see something past "You are here"?
I haven't revert back to a previous snapshot...
snapshot.pngIf I wan't to stay were I am, can I just click on "Delete All" which should mean "delete all snapshots".
Thank you.
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Hello Experts,

I have a small project and I want to setup a lab, I need recommendations on the items below

1. I need a layer 3 switch but good one and not so expensive that is programmable and easy to be purchased from a store or online.
2. I need a good server hardware that can run ESXi with just 3 VMs . 1 ) AD 2) File server 3) data base server. Any thing small will do
3. I need you to recommend a storage for at least 2 TB only.

Please note that this environment is small lab to do some testing and I only have small budget.

Thank you,
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Hi,

During a setup of a vcenter server, the installation did not complete and left a half-dead "photon-machine" in the vcenter. I have removed the non-existing "photon-machine" using a few tips on the internet (SSH into the vcenter Server Applicance and runing a few commands that i have forgotten right now).
I have removed the Photon-machine from the services as well, so it is no longer to be found anywhere (in the GUI).

However, every time, I connect to our vcenter, I see this message:

1) Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems:
https://photon-machine.domain.local:443/sdk

2) There are vCenter Server systems with expired or expiring licenses in your inventory.

2a) The Details are:  photon-machine.domain.local - License expires on 11/24/2019 (17 days left)

Clearly the photon-machine has not been removed completely or successfully.

Is a way to get rid of this message? Possible some manual deletions in the Postgress SQL database?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Br, Bjorn
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Hi,
I want to build a backup server, windows 2019, that wont be on the domain and will have Veeam and pickup my VMware infrastructure: do a windows 2019 essential licence on it will do? It is half price and I guess it would.
tx
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For our dev system, I was given an account in AD that is tied to VCSA 6.5.
I  have access to vCenter 6.5 so I can deploy VMs from some OVFs we have.

I logged into vCenter and when iI Right click on the ESXi host and try to select
"Deploy OVF Template" I cannot.

It is Grayed Out.

I cannot select that option?

Any ideas?
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Getting this error when trying to connect to exchange managment shell in exchange 2013: "WinRM cannot process the request because the input XML contains a syntax error".
What has been done so far:

Exchange server and DC both are on ESXI VM hence checked the time sync and re-sync the time again between DC and exchange VM and host.
Checked the certificates and default websites in IIS manager and getting blank page when browsing the powershell Vdir.
Updated the exchange to latest CU and also the windows server to latest patch.
Ran updatecas.ps1.
replaced the web.config file with that of the working exchange server.
there are two exchange servers in the environment.
Checked the WinRM service and it is running fine.

Any help in this will be appreciated.
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I was going to modify my local vsphere password and i noticed all the requirements are set to 0?

So, how can this be and how can i updatepw.pdf my password
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vCenter Version: vSphere Client version 6.7.0.40000
ESXi Version: 6.5 10719125

Need to move ESXi hosts(Haswell CPU Generation) from Cluster 1 to Cluster 2 (EVC Enabled Cluster)
Need to know if this approach will work with no down time:

Cluster 1 (EVC Disabled)


Cluster 2 (EVC Enabled - Haswell CPU Level) (Currently No ESXI Hosts Exist in Cluster!!)

Each ESXi Host is at the same CPU level as Cluster 2 (EVC Enabled - Haswell CPU Level)
I cannot simply move the esxi hosts because there are not enough resources in Cluster 1 to compensate VM's if even one ESXi hosts were to enter maintenance mode.

So instead i will

1.) disconnect each ESXi host in Cluster 1 from VC and remove one by one
2.) Add each host to New EVC Enabled Cluster 2

Will this work without down time??
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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.