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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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1. We would like to upgrade our vCenter to the latest version. I am  following the below link:
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2143838
Does it mean I have to install  vCEnter Server 6.5 GA First and then update to vCenter Server 6.5 Oe Express Patch 3.  OR is there an 6.5 vCenter Server ISO available with the latest patches.

2. For the ESXi Hosts we are using HP Blade Server.
Is there a specific link for the latest ESXi 6.5 (to include the latest patches too) from HP.


Thank you
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I have increased the size of the volume on our Netapp but the space did not show up on the Datastore in VMWare.  In VMware I right clicked on the datastore in question and chose to increase capacity.  It pulled up the attached screen.  My question is, how do I know which one of the devices to select?  I'm assuming it's the top one that is highlighted as the current capacity of the datastore is 800GB.  But I'd just like to know how to verify for certain I am selecting the correct one.  VMWare Increase Datastore Screen
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hello

if v center is down can we create standard switch and virtual machine ?
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Hello everyone,

I have upgraded VDP from 6.1.1.19 to 6.1.4.3. I wasn`t able to do this in one step. So I upgraded to 6.1.2, 6.1.3 and at last 6.1.4. The upgrade image was not mounted automatically, so I did it manually and it worked. After every upgrade I checked VDP and services, everything was fine.
After reaching version 6.1.4, looking on VDP everything was “green”, all services started and so on.
Then I logged into vCenter using Web Client and connected do VDP. Everything looked good, so I switched to backup, choose the backup task and kicked on “Backup now”. The request was successfully submitted. After some seconds I got this error message in vSpehre Web Client at “Recent Tasks”:
VDP Server execution error code: 30915 Job Name: "NAME_of_Job"
VDP: An attempt made to backup a client failed because no data was found that matches the type of data that job was configured for.
I have not found anything useful for this error message so resolve this problem. Has anybody an idea how to solve this?
Rebooting VDP / vCenter does not solve the problem :/
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Hi All,

Can someone here please share some comments and steps in how to convert all three of my VCenter below:

Data Center 1:
PRODVCSA01-VA.domain1.com
VM: VCSA v6.5b

Data Center 2:
PRODVCENTER01.domain1.com
Physical: Windows Server 2008 R2 – VCenter 6.0 Update 1

Head Office 2:
HQVCENTER.company.com
VM: Windows Server 2008 R2 – VCenter 5.5 Update 3b

so that I can cluster it better like below two nodes Active/Passive VCSA ?
I do not have any load balancer in my company so I will use DNS Round Robin to automatically provide resiliency.

VCSA
Thanks in advance.
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First time setting up virtual machines using ESXi. I am running ESXi 6.5 and I have 4 NIC's which I added to the vswitch. I have then created 3 seperate Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines. On each machine I added 3 NIC's and bridged them together to give me a 3gb connection. When I run an internet speed test I am only getting 1mbps when I am expecting to get about 100mbps.

The virtual machine shows that the NIC's are Intel 82574L adapters. I went to intel and downloaded the latest driver but when I try to install it is says it cannot find any intel network adapters.

Any help would be appreciated.
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This morning, I downsize the memory of a SQL 2008 R2 standard VM from 96 to 64GB and reallocate the CPU arrangement from 8 socket X 2 Cores to 4 sockets X 4 Cores.  

RAM arrangement because our version of SQL can see only up to 64GB.  CPU rearrangement to make SQL see 16 CPUs comprare to only 8 previously.

The WEB app that connects to this SQL is showing slowness.  Is there something in the SQL side I need to do to accommodate the changes?

Please advise if someone has an idea or suggestion.  

Thanks.
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can we disable v motion for singe virtual machine?
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I have a user who would like to run the current Windows 10 operating system running on his Lenovo laptop as a VMware virtual machine within the Mac operating system.

We will purchase a Windows 10 Pro license to activate Windows 10 running as the Mac virtual operating system.

What is the process for doing this?
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Hi,

I've been tasked to setup a Powerchute network shutdown Vmware virtual appliance and have it shutdown my VMs in case of a power outage or thermal disaster.

Can someone advise best practises etc. When should the servers shutdown etc.
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Good afternoon,

I need to remove a datastore on my VMware virtual platform, obviously I must first migrate my virtual machines to another datastore, so as not to cause serious damage to my virtual environment.

I must take into account other steps after migrating my virtual servers to another datastore, then delete the datastore.

Stay tuned to your comments.

Regards...[/b]
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how to check the capacity of v center server . I want to install 100 vm's ? how we will proceed farther action ?
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Just wondering if there is an easy way to migrate all the users and roles that are setup on one virtual center to a new virtual center?
Don't really want to have to recreate them all on the new vctr if I don't have to..
Thanks
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Can you provide vsphere center 6 link clone script
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hello

what is the difference scsi and ide and what is scsi (0.0)...etc
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Hey guys, i just P2V'ed my server using vmware converter. It boots up but then crashes with 0x0000001E, works fine in Safe mode.

Any thoughts? It's Server 2008 Enterprise.
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I plan to downsize the RAM of a VM from 96 to 64.  Can I just shut the VM and do that in edit>properties?

Also, I was told I can adjust an advanced CPU option so I do not need to shut the VM when making resource adjustment.  Would someone advise how to do it?

Thanks.
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Building a new vcenter environment with the below components

1x UCS 5108 chassis with embedded 2x 6324 Fabric Interconnects (each interconnect has 1x 40G QSFP, 4x 10G SFP+, 1x 1G)
8x B200M4 blades (dual 10C CPU) . Each blade has a VIC 1340  (dual 4x 10Gbps ethernet)
1x Nimble CS1000 with 10GbaseT ports (dual controller)
2x Brocade VDX6740T-1G (48x 1G/10G ports + 4x 40G QSFP ports)

What would be the recommended design for performance and high availability?

The main difference with most designs is that we are using the Brocade VDX switches instead of Nexus.
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Hi

I need to P2V for few physical mahcines and I'm trying to save to CSV volume directly.

I can access the physical machine by C$ and access into CSV location but when I try to save disk using Disk2VHD, it says target has not enough space which is because it only detects the space of physical volume.

Anyone please advise how I can save VHD file location directly to CSV so that I don't need to save to disk first then copy over to csv (double work) ?

Thanks
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Ive got Production ESXi v5.5 servers on HPE DL 380 G7, I wonder how to reset and configure the iLO access from the ESXi server without rebooting it ?

Thanks.
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I am upgrading my vCenter environment from v6.0 to v6.5. To do this I am using the JSON template method of remotely installing the appliance, I have regenerated my JSON template to the expected v6.5 format using the vcsa-deploy.exe and confirmed that the new file passes validation checks. When I run the installation everything seems to go OK except I am prompted to enter a 'photon-machine' username and password (once I have entered this the installation continues successfully)...

Eventually this deployment tool will be used for automated deployments so this prompt should be handled by the JSON configuration file. I have looked at the documentation and think this password should be handled by the JSON OS/Password property. I have confirmed that the password I am using 'P@ssw0rd' conforms to the password complexity requirements but still no luck.

I would think if the password were a problem this would be flagged at validation, and I use the same password at the prompt which works so am confused as to what the problem is...

Has anyone out there tried this or have any thoughts?
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Hi, we are deploying MS Exchange server (VMs) inside a HOST using VMware ESXi and finding a way to get Redundancy (High availability) for Email service. Can anyone suggest any method?

We will use 1 SAN storage + 2 SAN switches as well.
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esxi 5.5 Windows 2012 guest crashed because of a nic driver issue. vmware tools out of date. Confirmed by Microsoft case.
If I update VMware tools on the client does it automatically update the network drivers?
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Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Server is a domain controller
Backup completes either "successfully" or with a warning (mentioned in Question Title), however only 9GB out of 32GB are transferring
Have tried with "Guest Quiescience", "Guest File System Indexing" and "Application Aware Processing" both enabled and disabled as suggested in forums
No errors in event log
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I have a physical RED HAT 5.5 oracle server with 3 databases
the oracle partitions are like this

dev/sda3              /oracle
/dev/sdb3             /oracle/PRO
/dev/sda5             /oracle/PRO/102_64
/dev/sdb2             /oracle/PIP
/dev/sda7            /oracle/PIP/102_64
/dev/sdb1            /oracle/POP
/dev/sda6            /oracle/POP/102_64

I converted to a virtual machine with vmware converter but because its a production server I cant convert all sdb partitions where the databases are

so I only converted

dev/sda3              /oracle
/dev/sda5             /oracle/PRO/102_64
/dev/sda7            /oracle/PIP/102_64
/dev/sdb1            /oracle/POP
/dev/sda6            /oracle/POP/102_64

now in the virtual machine we resize sdb to "reinstall" sdb2 and sdb3 and it works fine
but the matter is that when I mount this sdb2 and sdb3 now sda5 and sda7
cant be mounted

mount: mount point /oracle/PIP/102_64 does not exist
mount: mount point /oracle/PRO/102_64 does not exist

but if I only mount this two devices they mount ok and if I then mount sdb2 and sdb3, sda3 and sdb4 disapears

df: `/oracle/DB2/102_64': No such file or directory
df: `/oracle/DB3/102_64': No such file or directory

Is there an special procedure in this mount piont cases or I miss something in the procedure?


this is the original server

[root@proddb01 ~]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8            171242212 …
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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.