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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 a vCenter instance (6.0 update 1) where a volume is over 80% used so I increased the size from 12gb to 15gb.
Problem is, after running 'vpxd_servicecfg storage lvm autogrow' it returns 0 but the volume size did not increase; tried it 3 times.
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I am pretty new to VMWare Workstation Pro (being a long time Virtual Box user). The other day I ran out of disk space and my VM terminated. I tried to delete a few snapshots and got an error saying there wasn't enough disk space. I made more disk space, but I now notice that the snapshots I tried to remove (that failed) are no longer showing in the snapshot manager. I presume the references have been removed, but the files still exist. I'd really like to reclaim the disk space that these ghost snapshots are using. Is there a tool or a simple way to perform a clean-up on my snapshots, which will remove any and all unnecessary files and reclaim used disk space? I am by no means an expert using VMWare, so I'd prefer to use a simple tool that I can just run and have it automate the process of cleaning up my snapshots.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all.
I am about to set up a VMware 6.5 network and was wondering what the best practices / best ways are for setting up Vcenter Server.

My plan is to :
install esxi on 3 physical hosts,
attach an ISCSI physical SAN,
then (I think) i want to create a Windows VM and then install VCenter Server for Windows on to that VM. (I would prefer to use Windows rather than linux / vsphere app)

My questions are:
1) Is this a valid / normal way of doing things?
2) Can I make the above VM Highly available in the normal HA way and rely on that, even though it is Vcenter?
3) If i want everything on a domain, can I do this without a domain controller initially? I want to make my DC from a VM ideally so i don't need an external machine. But i cannot create a DC til after setup obviously (chicken and egg situation)

Thanks very much for reading.
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Hi All,

I'd like to use Windows 10 VM (latest Creators Update 1703) to run a special BI software (Workstation Edition).
I wonder what's the limitation or caveats when I also install the SQL Server 2008 R2 Std. Edition on this Windows 10 VM ?

The reason I cannot use Windows Server is that the BI software cannot be installed on Windows Server OS.

I also need to run the reporting service on this Windows VM.

Thanks,
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I have a program for virtual reality that usually uses a desktop with i7 32 gb and 1080 graphic card.


I want to try to run it on a server with two 1080 graphic card, and has enough memory or and CPU's.

the question what is the best way to test it? VMware ? Hyper V? what kind of configuration ?
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I have a question about VM time synch with ESXi host/ Domain controller. We have configured our ESXi and AD domain to sync with the same NTP server and did not have an issue. For curiosity, i checked our windows server for its time source and found it sync with Domain controller. I had an impression that VM sync the time with ESXi host using VMtools. Hope someone will answer my questions.
1 Does not VM sync the time with the ESXi host?
2. We have third party appliances and do not have VMtools, How does that server sync the time?
3 Does not VMtools maintain the time with ESXi host?
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Looking at this comparison chart, and I see that "MBR Storage device partitioning" is not supported. What exactly is MBR Storage device partitioning? I'm looking to build a data lun, and I would use VMFS 6 for the automatic unmap option.

The way I look at it, its telling me I can't have a VM that uses MBR from a VMFS 6 datastore. Is that the case, or is it something else?

http://vsphere-land.com/news/a-comparison-of-vmfs5-vmfs6-in-vsphere-6-5.html
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VMware SRM 5.1 is corrupted in the DR site and want to reinstall it. Can you please provide help me in getting step-by-step SRM 5.1 reinstallation document so that I can keep the existing settings once reinstalled?
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Good morning

Someone has knowledge about the error mentioned.

Regards ...
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Bear with me because I am by far an exchange expert, I am an IT admin for an HR company who was brought in an don't know exchange well at all.  So if I use the wrong verbiage I apologize.

Last week on tuesday, we came to an outage on exchange.   We ran scans and found our database was corrupt.  We started a new database and ran the migration tool bringing over one user at a time, everything is back up and running properly now after the migration tool.  The old database is unmounted and only the new database is mounted and all users are connecting and running email fine.

Everything is back up and running fine but today, I noticed the orange light on the front of the server box (vmware servers) that has an ! mark in the light.   In VMware - Vsphere I found the below errors.   I was told I need to install IMM to get more details, and need to do it from the bios? but I am not positive how to do that?

I can not click to view more information in Vsphere so all I can see is what is in the screen shots below.
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We have "predictive failure" on one of the disks of VMware vSAN (6.0, though vCenter/PSC are at 6.5). The iDRAC is showing Warning on a disk. VMware is reporting 'failed' physical disk under Cluster > Monitor > vSAN health. However when I go to vSAN > Disk Management, there are no indication which disk is bad. The "naa" number shown does not match anything in iDRAC or VMware's own vSAN health info. Please advice. Thanks.

Ajay
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1. What is the specific difference between shrinking and  Reclaiming space in vSphere 6.x

2. How can I reclaim space from a Hard Disk and RDM in vSphere 6.x

Thank you.
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We are running 2 Physical machines with 2 x 22 cores processor each, i would like to run 8 VMs on each. Each VM will have 5 core processor. Now my question is how many cores license do i need for each VM(windows server 2016)

Standard 16 cores or I have to license 2 x 22 cores?

Regards
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I am running esxi5.5, but has never been patched.  Downloaded the latest "cumulative patch" and got a dependency error.  Sounds like maybe I have to update with older patches first???

If so, do I just start with the updates or do I need to patch everything from the start.
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Can a Host configuration backup be restored to a different piece of hardware? Let's say I have 4 Hosts in a cluster and due to a catastrophic disaster all the servers have to be replaced with new hardware. I have backups of the configurations of the original Hosts. Can I restore these backups to the new hardware? and would a restore of the vCenter server bring back the cluster?
 I am finding conflicting answers to the Host Config question.. I understand there is the -f switch to bypass the UUID mismatch, but is that recommended? and for the vCenter server, wouldn't there be a certificate mismatch now with the new hardware and Hypervisors of the hosts causing the to be seen as additional hosts to the cluster?
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I am upgrading a standalone vCenter server from 5.5 to 6.0 update 2.  I upgraded vCenter first.  VUM installation finished Ok.   But I have lost VUM from the vCenter client.  The plug-in cannot be added ("cannot connect to server"); the VUM ports (e.g. 9084) are missing from netstat; and the logs show that Java persistently failed to start.  

Why won't the the VUM web components start up?

Here is the VUM log from C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logs\vmware-vum-server-log4cpp.log:
[2017-08-21 15:55:32:285 'ProcessMonitor' 16500 INFO]  [processMonitor, 405] Restarting managed process java.exe
[2017-08-21 15:55:32:285 'ManagedJetty' 16500 INFO]  [managedJetty, 307] ManagedJetty Start=
[2017-08-21 15:55:32:875 'ManagedJetty' 16500 INFO]  [managedJetty, 289] config file saved= C:/Program Files (x86)/VMware/Infrastructure/Update Manager/jetty-vum-ssl.xml
[2017-08-21 15:55:32:876 'ManagedJetty' 16500 INFO]  [managedJetty, 387] cmdline="-Dhttps.protocols=TLSv1" "-Djavax.net.ssl.trustStore=C:/Program Files (x86)/VMware/Infrastructure/Update Manager/ssl/vmware-vum.keystore" "-Djetty.home=C:/Program Files (x86)/VMware/Infrastructure/Update Manager/jetty/" "-Djetty.base=C:/Program Files (x86)/VMware/Infrastructure/Update Manager/jetty/" "-Djetty.port=9084" "-Djetty.ssl.port=9087" "-Dvum.sdk.port=8084" "-Dvum.installdir=C:/Program Files (x86)/VMware/Infrastructure/Update Manager//" "-Dvum.patchstore=C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\/" 

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Dear All,
We are using VMware Vcenter 6.0 Appliance to manage esxi hosts.  At times the web client response is dead slow. Where as vclient 6 response and speed has no issue. Their is no issue of resources ( CPU, RAM) and i am tried both on chrome and internet explorer.
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I have installed a new ESXi host and connected to vmnic0. I see the cable connected when I go into console and network adapters section. But when I test the network connection via console (DCUI), it only pings into DG not DNS. Should I have to put VLAN id in the DCUI network configuration if the uplink port configured for trunk mode?
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Hi.

I have what I hope is a simple, straightforward issue with a VM and just want to confirm.

For some reason one of the VM we use as a server seems to be indicating it's on an unidentified/public network. It seems as a result it's not communicating with other servers and applications. Is it a simple matter to have it change network from  unidentified/public to our correct domain or is this something I would need to get the VM administrator to correct??

Thank you
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Hi, can we pass different subnets (like 192.168.1.0/24 , 192.168.2.0/24 ,,,,,,) on between 2 hosts that are using vmware workstation 12.x (using bridged) and connect between them mikrotik router RB750r2.?

purpose : going to deploy vmware NSX for home lab & learning.
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I purchased a new Windows 10 computer and installed VMWARE Workstation 12 PRO. I downloaded the vmware standalone converter and installed on my old Windows 7 computer. I've created the image a copied the files to the new computer but am unable to boot into the guest OS. On startup I get "Launch startup repair" (which prompts me for a windows start up disk that I don't have) and then throws a status 0xc0000225 " the boot selection failed because a required device is missing".

I've tried creating an empty Windows 10 VM and then copying and renaming the old vmdk into the windows 10 vm folder to no avail. I must be missing something. Any help is appreciated I certainly don't want to have to build this machine from scratch. It's my primary development machine and is loaded with software that I need including legacy installs of VB6
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Good afternoon,

I have a problem with one of my VDP appliances, since I can not connect through the WebG Client, then I restart the VDP, additionally I register it again in the Vcenter, I get connected but it connects and then drops the connection again, showing the following error :

An unexpected connection error occurred and the cause could not be determined.  Please check your VDP configuration screen to troubleshoot, or contact an administrator.

Could you help me with this case please.

Regards...
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Hello Experts,

Can someone please recommend a desktop PC that will support more than 64GB of RAM and supports Intel VT? I intend to install ESXi5.5 and plan on hosting at least 15 Windows VMs. At the moment, the cheapest option I can find is:

Lenovo ThinkServer TS150 70LV Pentium G4400 3.3 GHz 8GB RAM 4U Tower Server

http://www.ebuyer.com/770312-lenovo-thinkserver-ts150-70lv-pentium-g4400-3-3-ghz-8gb-ram-4u-tower-70lv003eea?mkwid=c_dc&pcrid=104885101614&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=CPj8hdnTztUCFewp0wodgbkMqg

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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Hi All,

Can anyone advise of the correct procedure to shutdown VCHA appliance?
Do I just place the VCHA into maintenance mode and then shutdown the witness, passive and active VMs?
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I am looking at Disaster Recovery solution that is based on VMware SRM. The main challenge is SRM only protects VMs. Which is fine as the applications are running on VMs but their database is running on physical servers (due to support requirement). How do  to replicate physical DB to protected site and yet maintain consistency with applications (app use storage array replication) is the puzzling question.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
 Regards,
J
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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.