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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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Hi,

I someone already used Veem from vm backp and restore? I want your opinion if it's a simple and good product?

Thanks
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Is VMWare ESXi still free?

Hi there, years ago I used to donwload esxi (the free version) and setup VMs. Today I tried to download version 6.7 and it tells me I'm not entitled to it, did VMwarre change it, does a license need to be purchased now for the basic functions.

Thanks..
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Hi All,

We are planning to upgrade our domain controllers from 2008. We currently have two sites and the plan is to have a domain controller at each site for failover / disaster purposes. Unfortunately at the second site we are only running VMware 5.5. This will be getting upgraded soon, but not in time for the Domain upgrade. As far as I'm aware 5.5 will only support guest operating systems up to 2012. Can I / is it advisable to upgrade the first DC straight to 2016 and then introduce the 2nd DC at the second site as 2012. Or to upgrade the Domain / DC to 2012 at the second site and then introduce the 2016 DC at the primary site. Will the two live happily together until the VCenter upgrade?

Cheers,
Paul
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Hi,

I want to copy a couple of vm machines to a different data center. When the migration is done, the vm on old data center is removed. Can we do that with Vcenter 5.5 or I have to use VmWare Converter?

Thanks
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I've a Vcentre 6 appliance with SSO using AD Integrated auth.
This works fine when DC is up & running however the DC is old and needs replaced.
I've added 2 new DCs but am not yet ready to remove the old DC. In trials, when DC is
down I cant use SSO to login - and my Veeam backups fail as they use a domain account.

I've tried adding AD as an LDAP server so I can have 2 DCs to support SSO but I keep getting errors trying to add.
The connection test works and the base DNs look correct also.

Error is A vCenter Single Sign-On service error occurred.
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Vcenter Version 6.7.0.20000 Build 10244845

ESXi version ESXi, 6.5.0, 10719125


Need a powercli script that will

1.)gracefully shutdown all guest vm's running on a single host

2.)Disconnect the host from the cluster its currently on

3.) Reconnect the host to a new cluster

4.) Power on all Guest VM's


THe purpose for this script is to streamline the move of a host to a new cluster with EVC Mode Enabled.
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I know there are a number of good capacity monitoring tools on the market for Vmware environments, but I am interested to see what others are using for the VMware Horizon environments to manage and forecast workloads and resources. Also do any of these Apps have a modeling ability to predict hpw the environment would react given inputted number of users, VM's etc based off the current resource usage in the cluster?
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Hi,

I have an old file server and a new file server,

i've copied the data from old to new and now want to keep it in sync until we are ready to cut users over to the new file server. Whats the best way to achieve this?

Thanks in advance
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hi
I would like to know how can we migrate VM's running on proxmox 4.4 to VMware environment
Can we use VMware v2v converter?

Thanks
Purush
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Dear Experts,

We have installed a customised ISO for ESXi 6.7 Update 1 into a ThinkSystem SR530.

It is using a Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10C 85W 2.2GHz 2400MHz  Processor.

In it we created 3 VMs.

The issue is the VMs will shut down without warning.

My boss says that it could be due to the processor.

Did anyone faced this issue before?
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I am attempting to configure bgp peering between a Juniper SRX in HA and NSX using redundant interfaces.  There are 2 peers with associated different vlans (subinterfaces on the reth interface).  Peering is up, and the routing is in place (confirmed with ping tests), however TCP traffic is being throttled.  

throughput from the upstream to the bgp network is nominal (bidirectional)
throughput from any other reth subinterface to the bgp network is throttled. (bidirectional)

There are no dropped packets, and bidirectional traffic is seen at the sources and destinations.

Does anyone have any Ideas?  Thanks in advance.
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I have a Server 2012 R2 (as a VM on Esxi) that’s been running for years without any problems and suddenly I get BSOD.

It’s the infamous inaccessible boot device.

I can access the drive without any issues via boot disks, checked disks in disk part, tried offline registry to check the LSI drivers has right start values.

We’ve also removed a load of pending and installed rollups without any luck.

Any ideas? I have had this a number of times on Windows 10 but a restore to system restore point fixes it.. but don’t have that in a server.
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Are VMWare Security Groups an only available to VMs when and NSX Manager is registered to vCenter?
That is - if someone unregisters an NSX Manager from vCenter and they look up a VM in vCenter, would
the Security Group memberships no longer be visible?
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In Vmware esxi 6.5 I have a strange issue. 1 SD 500 GB datastore in a VM settings shows that it can be increased to 800 GB!!
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VMWare vCenter 6.7.0 build 8170087:  Unable to connect to the License Service. Verify that the service is running.

I have this vCenter server running on Windows Server that will not start the License Service.  I am unable to assign licenses to hosts.  Any ideas on where I should start looking?

I've tried starting the service via command line as seen below:

c:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin>service-control --start vmware-license
Operation not cancellable. Please wait for it to finish...
Performing start operation on service cis-license...
2019-09-03T19:43:57.021Z  Error: Invalid input provided to get startType ofservice cis-license.
Error executing start on service cis-license. Details Error: startType of svc: c
is-license rc : 6 stdout:  stderr: Service Get State request failed. Error: Invalid input data

Service-control failed. Error: Error: startType of svc: cis-license rc : 6 stdout:  stderr: Service Get State request failed. Error: Invalid input data
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I have a lot of VM's with multiple HDD's. I am trying to write a script that will add paravirtual scsi controllers to the VM's and then distribute the HDD's over these paravirtual scsi controllers excluding the boot disk which needs to remain as is. So the logic and flow will be:
1. Check how many disks the VM has.
2. If it has two HDD's then add one paravirtual scsi controller and add the second disk to this controller.
2. If there are three disks then add two paravirtual scsi controllers and add disk 2 to the first paravirtual scsi controller and disk 3 to the second paravirtual scsi controller.
3. If there are four disks then add three paravirtual scsi controllers and add disk 2 to the first paravirtual scsi controller, disk 3 to the second paravirtual scsi controller and disk 4 to the third controller.
4. If there are more than four disks add three paravirtual scsi controllers and distribute the disks over the three paravirtual scsi controllers from the second disk.

I have searched the internet high and low looking for a solution here, all I am finding is how to do the above from the GUI, which is not an option or how to add a new scsi controller and HDD.
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I am running Redhat 6.9 and i am investgating an intermittent connectivity problem with a health checking ping between an F5 loadbalancer and a vmware virtual server running Redhat 6.9

The server is showing in the vmware log vmsvc that the max number of static routes 100 has been reached. However, the max_size for the routing cache is 8388608. Do you know if this kernel setting for the max size in the routing table is the same as the max. routes in the routing table?  I have googled the vmsvc error and apparently upgrading to a later version of the package gets rid of the errors but I'd also like to understand the setting for the maximum number of static routes allowed on a Redhat server.

cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/route/max_size
8388608

Thanks for any assistance with this.
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Hi,

I am trying to access VCenter using  root account  on VSpeher web Client and getting this error  

Cannot connect to vCenter Single Sign-On server.  doing some research on vmware KB   where is it suggested to check the services are running for vsphere web client.

I access the Vcenter using SSH connection and checked the all required service are running.

Please can any  VM expert help to fix this problem.


thanks in advance.

Asif
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Issue updating Vsphere esxi 6.7 host 13981272 to update-from-esxi6.7-6.7_update03.

This is what I attempted to use for my syntax.  I am obviously making a stupid mistake.   Am I just missing the exact file name?

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient

esxcli software profile update -p update-from-esxi6.7-6.7_update03 -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

Secondly - how do I select path for backup of vcsa backup prior to upgrades?

Thanks!
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Running vmware 5.5 clients,  sometimes need a restart for  one virtual machine from any Pc in network not by using the vsphere client console
to difficult for regelar users

lookiing for a option, script or commandline,   to restart a client virtual machine (by name , ip adress e.g.)  from any Pc in that networkthe admin way not usable for 'normal' user
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We have a massive project to rename many of our ESXi hosts in VCenter. I am having issue with a powercli command to handle it.

When I run the Whatif - I get the results I expect:

get-vdswitch -name $net.switch | Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter -VMHostNetworkAdapter $PhysicalAdapters -Confirm:$false -WhatIf
What if: Performing the operation "Adding physical network adapter(s) 'vmnic5,vmnic7'" on target "vDS-NCE-VRA".

When I remove the Whatif - The system gives me an error:
get-vdswitch -name $net.switch | Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter -VMHostNetworkAdapter $PhysicalAdapters -Confirm:$false
Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter : 8/29/2019 7:19:03 AM Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter The object 'vim.HostSystem:host-627716' has already been deleted or has not been completely created
At line:1 char:35
+ ... t.switch | Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter -VMHostNetworkAdapter ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-VDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter], ManagedObjectNotFound
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Core_VirtualNetworkServiceImpl_RemoveVDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter_UpdateViewData,VMware.VimAutomation.Vds.Commands.Cmdlets.AddVDSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter


Below is the script I am using. It does successfully record the current Distributed Switch Information, Removes the Distributed Switch, removes the Esxi Host from VCENTER, Readds the ESXI host to vcenter, Readds the Virtual Distributed Switch. -…
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Vcenter Operations Manager. Showing two old faults from February 2018. ESX host has 0 days of usable disk space allocation capacity remaining. Host is over VM capacity by 0 vms because of disk space allocation.

I see no disk space issues anywhere. help with understanding and resetting this flag?
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Hello,
      we have a vendor requesting memory/CPU reservation and this is no the norm for me, we run pretty much wide open with DRS enabled in our environment.

I'm trying to determine the correct value for cpu, have a case with VMware however i stumped the tech and going to call me back but figured i'd ask the best experts in the world!!!

were are version 6.5 across the board adn host details below and vm details.

essentially i want to verify if 8 vcpu  ( 1 core x 8 sockets) what is the definite correct MHz value? it seems that VM defaulted the reservation value of 8760?

where does that value come from?

host details
32 cpu x 2.20
4 sockets
8 cores per socket
64 logical processors
63 cpu allocated

vm details
CPU 8
( 1 core x 8 sockets)
Reservation 8760
limit = unlimited
shares = Normal

Memory
32768 MB
Reservation 32768 MB
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Hello!
Whenever we access anything from a vm file server that we have, we observe lot of slowness even openning small files.
There are any issues with any other service than accessing the files from the file server(SMB)

The vcenter is: 6.5.0.23000 Build 10964411
ESXI: 6.5.0, 10884925
File server VM: Windows server 2016

So far we have not found issues on OS or network side, I'm wondering what can I check strictly on vcenter/esxi side to confirm or discard issues on this side?
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Hi

We have new infrastructure with  Dell Power Edge servers  with DELL Powervault ME4 storage connected with 12G SAS.
We use VMware Vcenter appliance.

I have powered off the old servers. Now I would like to shut down the new infrastructure safely and move the servers to a different rack and power on the servers again.
Please post me sequence of shutting down and powering on the server’s safety, including core switches.

Thanks and suggestion much appreciated.
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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.