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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 have set up the two ESXi(6.7) hosts I a cluster and enable HA. I am currently running 3 VM's in one host-1 (One DC, File server & VCSA(Linux) ).
I have created a shared datastore for VM's.

First, MY all 3 VM's was running on HOST-1.In order to test HA, I migrated the VCSA to HOST-2.Then I shout down the Host-1.
Remaining two VM's successfully restarted in HOST-2.

Then I shut down the HOST-2 to test the HA and didn't restart the 3 VM's in host one.
After power on the Host-2, I manually power on the three VM's.
Then tried to migrate the VM's back to host-1 but it only shows host-2.

I am not sure how to troubleshoot this issue
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I want to do some work that states it needs SQL Enterprise. I would think either SQL2012 or SQL2016. The task is irrelevant. I know it is more expensive than SQL Standard. We use VMware on blade servers that have numerous physical Intel CPUs and of course have hyperthreading. I know MS changed their licensing not long ago.

Let's say (to keep numbers round) i want to assign 10vCPUs to this new SQL2012/2016 VM. If my blade server happens to have 20 physical sockets with hyperthreading enabled, how would MS charge me for that VM?  If - let's say just to make it easy - MS charged $100 per whatever Ent SQL metric they now use to charge for SQL - how much would that cost me?  These are notional amounts, but you understand what i'm asking. How much would this situation cost me with those make-believe numbers - so i can then take that process and apply it to my real-world hardware/software?

If you would be so kind, please try and provide the notional $$ amount and a link for actual info as well. This is a side-project and was hoping not to investigate too much - time wise :)
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VMware cloning of a DC to test some things, I've read some of the previous articles but wanted to see if anyone has done it recently? it will b e cold clone and offline to test an upgrade and i see some snapshot the server to then clone but pretty sure snapshot of a DC is no-no?
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When trying to add any pak to vmware operations manager 6.7 i get pak upgrade.verification.slices_not_in_consistent_states .  I had restarted the appliance. Any thoughts on where to look to resolve?  I haven't opened a case with vmware just yet.
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vmdk file not showing as a virtual disk
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we have a converged infrastructure running vmware 6 update 3. the hardware is out of support and we are buying in a new set of hosts that will replace the hosts.

we will build a new vmware cluster with the latest version of esxi.

now as par of professional services we have requested for the installation of the  new cluster.

we will be migrating workloads from the old cluster to the new cluster.

is it someting complicated that i request for professional services or can our vmware admins can do it on their own. is it difficult or colplicated that we request professional services for this.

example we have three tier applications. sql as backend, app servers and web servers. does it really need professional services to migrate or just vmotion.
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Hi,

I just realized that my VMWare Fusion 10 doesn't detect any usb device anymore.  Reinstall vm tool doesn't change anything even not upgrading to Fusion 11. I'm running VMware Fusion in my MacBook Pro OS High Sierra 10.13.6.

What can I do?
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ESXi 5.1 is down but VMs running on that host are still showing Connected in the vCenter 5.1 Console though the VMs are not actually running. I am unable to remove those VMs as the option "Remove from Inventory" is greyed out.

Can you please help me out to recover these VMs?
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Hi,


I have a VMware Fusion 10 and upgrade it for Fusion 11 Pro. When I start my Windows 7 machine it asks me to update the VM which I choose yes. Thereafter my Windows can't start anymore and it keep saying there is an error but without any details.

I try another vm and this time choose not to update the VM and it works. So if I choose to update for my first VM when the machine started is there a way to go back?

Thanks
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Hello experts.
I have a virtual machine containing a very complex program to setup and configure (sources are not available too) that i want to convert it to physical.
I tried lots of things but none worked as expected:
- windows backup hangs
- symantec besr, even if it is a bare metal operation, stops at 73%, even after replacing hard disk with a new one
- using clonezilla by adding the physical hard disk as additional hard disk to the virtual machine and using clonezilla. the copy operation succeeded with no error but when placing hard disk in the physical machine, it fails to start
I would like to know if there's an effective way or software  that i should use
Thank you in advance
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Hi, we have Vmware esx 6.5, and a Server 2016 DC. We notice our time changes on our PC's. I wanted to ask, does by default the server sync time with the ESX host?
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I just installed NSX 6.4 on vSphere 6.5 and on the NSX console, I am seeing the below messages scroll by every few seconds:

Any ideas on what it is related to and how to stop it?

Thanks

hpet1: lost 6 rtc interrupts
hpet1: lost 1 rtc interrupts
hpet1: lost 3 rtc interrupts
hpet1: lost 1 rtc interrupts
hpet1: lost 3 rtc interrupts
hpet1: lost 2 rtc interrupts
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Hi All,

We have a Dell EqualLogic ps6100 and are currently upgrading our VMware infrastructure to 6.5. The warrant on our units has expired (they are getting old) and we don't have service contract currently. We do have hardware support via a 3rd party. Because of the lack of service contract we are  unable to access the Dell support portal. Is it possible to obtain the multipathing version 1.5 plugin for VMware 6.5 from elsewhere other than Dell?

If not/ we cannot get hold of the plugin, we have changed the login timeout, delayedack and nettcpipdeflroenabled settings. Is there anything else we need to change?

Thankyou for your help
Paul
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Want convert a physical to virtual vm  guest. However, VMware converter 6.2 fail to install on windows server 2008 R2 with "could not start service" message. What's problem. how to fix it?
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I have vSphere 6.0 with most VMs are at hardware version 11. When I do in-place upgrade of Windows 2012-R2 VM to Windows 2016, the vCenter still displays that VM as Windows 2012-R2. In settings, I don't see option to choose Windows 2016. After Windows 2012 OS, I see only "Microsoft Windows Server Threshold (64-bit)" which does not help.

Is there a way to make vCenter aware that VM is Windows 2016? Thanks.

AKK
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I'm looking for the best tape backup devices that plugs directly into an RJ45 network and that can be used with backup programs such as Veeam, Backup Exec, and Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) that can backup Server 2016 and VMware networks.

I'm looking for a self-contained tape backup device that doesn't need to be connected to a server using a SCSI, USB or other method and that plugs directly into an RJ 45 network with a network cable. I'm also looking for a single tape backup device since I will be able to manually swap out the tapes as needed.

I have a unique small business network that requires that tapes be used to store the backups.

What are the best tape backup devices that can do this? We are more than willing to purchase used tape backup devices.
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I am trying to connect to my EMC Unity 300 device via iScsi and am having some issues with connecting to it. I have additional NAS devices (Qnap) on my network and was able to connect to them but when I try to connect to my EMC device it connects however it does not show any drive space nor hardware acceleration. I am new to VMWare and am muddleing through configruation but really don't understand the different configurations when VMware. We had a consultant come in and establish about 3 hosts with 4 to 5 VM's on each and he connected to 2 NAS (Qnap) devices and the 1 EMC Unity 300 device so I followed along what was done on the current Hosts but can't seem to get the EMC to display correctly.

Do I need to create new connections on all three devices for this host or are they already created? When I scanned on vSphere for the two Qnap devices it found them and mounted the drives but when I did the EMC it found it as well but has no disk space so assume it is not connected properly which then makes me question if I set up the Qnap connections correctly.
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Greetings,

I have a snapshot showing up in a datastore but not the VMs snapshot manager. The snapshot is from 02/2017. The VM has been running and backing up fine for a while but backup failed this weekend with a snapshot error. Not sure of this old snapshot caused the failure but in the course of troubleshooting I found the old snapshot and thought I might as well get rid of it. Is it ok to delete it either directly from the vCenter web client or from an ssh session? Should I create a manual snapshot first then delete all to see if that clears it?

Thanks for the help
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Hi

Do I need access to the vcenter server if i'm upgrading a host?
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I'm looking for a way to determine the external IP address of a VMware VM using PowerCLI or PowerNSX.  I'm currently using PowerCLI to query a vmware environment and record VM details to a database.  External IP's in my environment are configured in NSX via NAT.  I had originally thought I could use Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-VMScript however it that would require authenticating against the guest OS which I cannot do.

How can I query NSX to determine an external IP?

Expert of Script:

$VMs = Get-VM | Select *
$VMGuestInfo = Get-VM | Get-VMGuest | Select *
# Inserting each row
ForEach ($VM in $VMs)
{
$VMID = $VM.ID
$PersistentID = $VM.PersistentID
$Name = $VM.Name
$PowerState = $VM.PowerState
$Notes = $VM.Notes
$Guest = $VM.Guest
$NumCpu = $VM.NumCpu -as [int]
$CoresPerSocket = $VM.CoresPerSocket -as [int]
$MemoryGB = $VM.MemoryGB -as [int]
$VMHostID = $VM.VMHostID
$VMHost = $VM.VMHost
$VApp = $VM.VApp
$FolderID = $VM.FolderID

$FolderPath = Get-Folder -ID $VM.FolderID | Get-FolderPath

$ExternalIP = ???
$Hostname = $VMGuest.HostName
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I have a vsan config running on all SSD
now i want on that same cluster add an other group of disks (who are a bit slower) and point them to an other datastore

is this possible to creat 2 datastores and if yes how ?
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I  am trying VMware converter to convert a SuperMicro Server running RHEL7

Attempting to connect to the RHEL7 server from VM ware Converter and view source machine gives the error ,.,

unable to query the live source machine

I can ssh and ping the server, so i am not sure what the issue may be ..
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Dear all,

One of my client has 4 laptops two of them are WINDOWS XP and others are WIN 7.

He is asking me if there is a possible way to take an image from these laptops and put them on a virtual client like VMWARE, Oracle.... etc.

Please share with me a software that can do that please.



Note: He does not have windows server.
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Is Nutanix very similar VMWare?  I am performing a network scan that works pretty well over AD credentials and if WMI is enabled.   The environment contains like 20 physical server, like 200 or 400 virtual servers, and all the local workstations authenticate to AD and Citrix environments load from there.  While the scan tool works with VWware and covers all physical, virtual servers, and workstations.  The scan tool does not cover Nutanix.  I am concerned with some fancy variables like Nuntanix that I never dealt with before and I will be unable to complete a successful scan.

How Nutanix Works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKdzcwMY950

I also watched the video on it and I'm like wow, pretty!   It's obvious pretty heavy nerdy enterprise stuff.  Are they just the hardware or is Nuntanix trying migrate organizations off of Hyper V and VWware?
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I had this question after viewing DHCP Not Working With Deployed Linked Clone Desktops.

I am phasing out old host hardware and push in new host hardware.
Old hardware is in a different cluster from the new host hardware.
The current VDIs on old cluster are operational, the moment I move them to the new cluster, they fail to work and receive the APIPA address.
I configured new VMware View 7.0 environment on new cluster.
I attempted to create new VDIS on the new view environment in the new cluster but the same thing happens to the VDIs created, they get the APIPA address.
I built the old environment many years ago and do not recall where I configure for vLAN#x to communicate on the desktop vLAN#xx.
I looked around in my vSphere environment and had no luck.

Please advise.
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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.