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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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How do I find install security patches via cli ? and also remove that patch if necessary?
For an example, i want to find whether i installed ESXI650-201712101-SG
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VMware has released patch E600-20180140 BG etc  earler.
We already applied BIOS and BIOS  but have not applied OS patches yet since we have E5-2699 V4 CPU.
After reading these  KB articles,  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52345
https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2018/01/automating-intel-sighting-remediation-using-powercli-ssh-not-required.html
I have couple of questions for experts who have applied the  patches already.
1 Do we have to add the line cpuid.7.edx = "----:00--:----:----:----:----:----:----" to /etc/vmware/config ?
2. Do we have to power  the after/before applying the OS patch?
I would appreciate your help.
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Hi vmware workstation or ESXi have trunk interface?
Thanks
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I have two brand new connection servers up and running and I have public certs installed on them.  My friendly name is set to vda, but I still get red boxes for cert issue.  It says the server's certificate subject name does not match the servers external url,  the server's certificate is not trusted.  are the connection servers the only place the cert needs to live?
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Some of you must have esxi5.5.
I think there is no patch for spectra. If I am correct?
What do you do with that?
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Dear Sirs,
I am very new with Network .I have several problems above my Network Plan:
 my network
1.i do not know which Network cable to which port.
2.Vlan create problem,i think i need TRUNK too,but several attemt no succes:(
3.vswitch how to
4.ISCSI connection to ESXI , This my big problem at the moment . Do i need to use different IP  subnet for ISCSI ? do i need to connect VLAN ISCSI the same portgroup where is all my VMs(VM Network) or do i need to create VM Network 2 ? if yes how connect my VMs on VM Network 2 to VM Network ?
why i ask that ? because i did a test .
1. Created a Domain Controller vm on VM NETWORK.
2.I created a windows 10 client on VM NETWORK 2 .unfortunatlly window 10 client cant ping to Domain controller.

for now all my problems.
Thank you so much for your help and ideas
My Best Regards
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We had all our HA failover vmkernel management ports on a port group but didn't tag the correct vlans.  All of them were getting 169.x.x.x addresses.  I corrected the issue and now the HA failover vmkernel management ports on the hosts all have IP addresses on the correct subnet and are now reachable.  However, we are still receive a configuration issues warning on the summary of some of the hosts.  Do we need to reconfigure HA profile on the hosts in order to make this warning go away, or will vcenter eventually re-poll and suppress the warning?

Clear as mud?

Thanks!

Chris
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Hi,

Picked up a used Tyan m/b and was testing it by trying to load vSphere 6.0 u1 from a DVD to a SATA drive.  The load process went smoothly until it got to:

Loading /imgdb.tgz
Loading /imgpayld.tgz
Relocating modules and starting up the kernel...

And that's the last thing that appears.   The system has 24 gig sdram in it with a Xeon E5620 CPU in it.  Not sure if it matters but the CPU/memory is in the 2nd slot at the moment.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

--Ben
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What is the ESXCLI command on ESXi 6.0 to get Processor information to include "Encoded CPUID Family, Model, Stepping" "Processor SKU Stepping" and "Microcode Revision"

I tried  vim-cmd hostsvc/hosthardware      did not help.
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I am following this link
http://everything-virtual.com/installing-the-home-lab/installing-the-home-lab-creating-and-configuring-an-iscsi-distributed-switch-for-vmware-multipathing/

I have noticed when the author added Vmkernel adapter, the IP address is 192.168.5.31 ,Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 , Vmkernel Default Gateway :192.168.2.1.
I was wondering if this can be correct as the Ip address and the Default Gateway are not in the same subnet.
Thank you
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Hi guys

I'm doing a document to prove that we need a cluster environment for our virtual machines, as we have only one IBM X650 M3 hosting a load of virtual machines at our datacentre. There is no SAN either. All of the disks being used are internal on the actual X3650 which I believe we have around 14disks. I'm about to find out what sort of RAID has been set up.

I am making the documentation simple for board/management, but wanted to include 'what's wrong with his scenario' to show the sort of problems that could go wrong.

The current X3650 M3 has dual power supply, so that can't be a reason. Storage though may be an issue as if more than two disks die, we would lose all virtual machines that are business critical.

What other possibilities are there? Faulty Ram? Motherboard dying? Faulty RAM?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Hi All,

We are using vSphere Client 5.5 and have a question regarding VM snapshots.  Upon doing some updates, we took a snapshot in case the updates failed.  All turned out ok and now we have this snapshot that we do not need.  I'm slightly confused in understanding what we should do with that snapshot.  I've attached a picture of where we currently are and we would like to remain in this state.  Which option do I chose to ensure that the changes are not reverted back and that our current state remains our primary state.  

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.  Snapshot Manager
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I've installed W10 Pro 64bit in VMware 6.0 build 3620759. Had to, disable firewall just to get tools to install. Didn't enable firewall after.

Host is setup on
Dell PE T420
CPU cores: 12 CPU's 2.39GHz
Processor: Xeon E5-2440 @ 2.40GHz
Proc. Sockets: 2
Cores per socket: 6
Logical procs: 24
VMs: 14

VM
W10 Pro registered license
VM ver: 11
CPU: 4 vCPU
Mem: 5120
Drive: 200GB
Tools: running

Can the problem be the video in the Host? The VM runs very choppy, at best.
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We have installed two 2016 Essentials servers as a VM to VMware host using the same serial/license number. The DC works just fine but the other one seems to have a "The Non-domain Member Check " problem.

What can we do to solve this forced weekly boot?

The problematic server has these messages at the event viewer:

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing
Date:          9.1.2018 6.14.48
Event ID:      38
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      XYZ-VM-NAV.XYZ.local
Description:
The Non-domain Member Check detected a condition in your environment that is out of compliance with the licensing policy. This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected in 0 day(s) 0 hour(s) 30 minute(s). Please look for additional events for Non-domain Member Check to troubleshoot.

**************

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Server Infrastructure Licensing
Date:          9.1.2018 6.44.48
Event ID:      57
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      XYZ-VM-NAV.XYZ.local
Description:
The Non-domain Member Check policy detected a condition in your environment that is out of compliance with the licensing policy. This server can only be in a workgroup or be a domain …
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Hi experts.

We're upgrading from Exchange 2010 to 2016 and I already have the design on my head, which will be similar to what we have on 2010, but I'm unsure regarding how many servers will we need to accommodate our mailboxes and run smoothly.

I've tried to use the  Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator v9.1, but I'm not sure why it keeps giving me so many servers that it can't be right!
The idea is to have enough servers to run smoothly even in the case of 1 of them failing (DAG)
If someone could give me some thoughts on the below, that would be much appreciated.


Resources:
Six databases, with around 200GB each
Total number of users is 1800, around 300 mailboxes per database
Average size of each mailbox is around 400mb (limit is 3GB) (they're small because we have a third-party archiving solution stubbing messages)
Growth: I don't expect us to grow a lot in mailbox numbers, let's say 25% in the next 2 years. In terms of mailbox size, I would say each mailbox could grow up to 50% in the next 2 years, so, each database would go up to 300GB or 350GB.
Outlook - 80% users will work in Online Mode and 20% in Offline Mode.
Daily email flow - Average of 5000 outbound and 12000 inbound emails. In terms of size, they're mostly small emails with a few kb.
Servers will be virtual machines in VMware.
Hosts servers have CPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz (logical processors 32) and no RAM restrictions (can go up to 92GB).


Design:
One …
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hi experts

is this the correct answer

VMkernel is a virtualization interface between a Virtual Machine and the ESXi host which stores VMs. It is responsible to allocate all available resources of ESXi host to VMs such as memory, CPU, storage etc.

or this

The VMkernel networking layer provides connectivity to hosts and handles the standard system traffic of vSphere vMotion, IP storage, Fault Tolerance, vSAN, and others. You can also create VMkernel adapters on the source and target vSphere Replication hosts to isolate the replication data traffic.
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Hi,

I want to install Windows 2016 in VM Ware Desktop version 10.

I got error messages (please see the attachment).

Tjie
problem-1.docx
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Hello,

I have a VM that has multiple drive.  I want to clone it but I only want the original server C drive to the cloned server only.

Please advise the best way to do it.

Thanks,
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Could I get a step by step  guide or link to install the latest critical patches using Update Manager Web Client for vSphere 6.0
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Hi All.

At work they use a VMware web client for server management.

When I look at a server on VMware it says 24gb of which 5gb of memory is active, whereas when I log onto the server it states there is 24 gb of which 13.6gb of memory is in use.

I am trying to understand why there is such a difference, at first I thought it may be due to cached memory but on the server it says this is 1.2gb at the moment.

I have noticed that the CPU on VM says 5.22ghz and on the server it states 2.5ghz *2 but that makes sense.
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I  need to migrate a VM to a new ESXi host. The VM hosts  software which has a license key tied to the MAC address . The new license key will take  24 hours  re-generate - the software cannot be offline that long..

The advice from the Vendor is to replicate the VM to the new host, power-down the existing VM, power-on new VM to get the new 'RegCode' to submit for license generation. Then reverse.

Once the new license code has been generated - power-up the new replicate, enter the new license code..

Is there a way to power-up the replicated VM to get the  'RegCode' without having to power-down the live VM to avoid IP conflicts? The new host is connected to the same networks  and several VM's are make use of the NICS.

Using Veeam.

AJ
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I am running VMware 5.5 on a single ESXi host that has 2 Windows 2012 R2 servers as well as the vCenter appliance and an Acronis appliance.  The server experiencing the issue is the Windows Exchange 2013 server.  I have Acronis 12.5 running backups on these two servers.  Since upgrading from Acronis vmProtect9 to Acronis 12.5 it has been creating snapshots on the Exchange server but not deleting them.  I am now prompted to consolidate my disks for this virtual server but there appears to be a lock on the .vswp file.  I rebooted the ESXi host but the lock still remains.

This customer is current on VMware subscription maintenance but not on the support.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm a little worried about doing too much because unknown to me they have only been swapping 2 drives in their backup rotation.
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I understand taking Snapshots and keeping it on a Virtual Machine  for more than 72 hours is not recommended due to various reasons.   Is there an alternative  to keep a VM or  Snapshot  separately.    The reason is   after multiple Snapshots are created, we do not want to delete the SnapShots; At the same time work on the Original configuration of the VM. How can it be maintained
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Have a list of servers, I'm used to having three tiers, Tier 1 would be DC, Exchange , Fileserver etc

Server 2 less important

Likewise Server Tier 3

Any handy guides to use for categorising them , its a VMware 6.0 environment i can get export the server names from vCenter (Approx 200 so its not that big an infrastructure)
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VMware has released patches today. Is it something to do with security?
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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.