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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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Have a Physical machine that we want to clone into a VM to use in a test environment,  The physical machine will stay in service, can this be done and have the virtual machine be renamed?
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What is the best way to  upgrade vCenter 6.0 from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2.
Thank you.
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hi,

any one has any problems on running SQL server data warehouse on VMWare 6.5?

usually how much CPU and RAM a typical SQL server data warehouse will takes up?
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Hello experts - I have a Vcenter 6 server running on Server 2012 and would like to get it updated. I'd appreciate if someone could point me to a resource with clear directions on how this process works.
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Any idea how to expand the disk size of Window 10 on Vmware 5.5 ?

Thx
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Hello,

I have template on one of the ESX hosts and I need to bring to another one, can't through  vcenter firewall is blocking,  I need to downlo and upload. Is some thing we can do?
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Hello,

I am trying to deploy OVF template using web client error message

Status :Connection to the remote resource was lost. Check your network connection.

Target :  esxhost25.XXXXXXX.XXX
Server :  Vcenter20.xxx.xx

Does it mean  vcenter20  server has issue accessing esxhost25  using  port 9443  ?
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Hello,

When we do ovf deployment,  it will start to ask question, etc.. and will do fill it up as we needed, once it's done it will start to copy the  VMDK file to ESX host, how does it work? Does it do SSH copy from source?
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I have a workstation with two NIC the only use of this PC is for the vm

In hyper-v there is a option to optimize/maximum bandwidth for vm to designate one NIC for the vm only by not Allowing management operating system to share this network adapter

Is this option available with VMWare

Window 10
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Hello,

We have a Vsphere 5.5 ESXi cluster environment that contains two hosts.  The server hardware is using Dell Poweredge.  

If we want to add another host to the cluster using a HP DL360, will that be okay?

Thanks.
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What is the correct way to detach a .vmdk  - HD and RDM and reattach to another vm in vSphere 6.0 using the web interface.
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Hello,

Is there a way we can do ovf deployment to sens traffic through proxy server.

Vsphere client to Proxy to Vcenter
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Hi Experts,

We setup a Shared storage DAS for our 2 Esxi hosts and tested the Vmotion successfully.

Now we are looking to automate failover. How to we configure and test HA?

We have Essentials plus and Vcenter.

Thanks
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Hello,

I am trying to deploy OVF template and getting an error message saying ubable to connect to remote server when it try to access to VMDK file,  what port number needs to be opened from my PC to  Vcenter?
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We are looking to disable SMBv1 protocol, but prior to doing that I wanted to find out what systems in VMware are using this protocol.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2696547/how-to-enable-and-disable-smbv1-smbv2-and-smbv3-in-windows-and-windows-server 

I found these commands that need to be run locally but hitting several hundred manually isn't realistic.  How can I get this info via PowerCLI/powershell script?

#Is the SMB Protocol Enabled (2012/2016)
Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB1Protocol, EnableSMB2Protocol
#Is the SMB Feature installed (2012/2016)
Get-WindowsFeature -Name FS-SMB1

#Is the SMB Protocol Enabled (2008)
Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" -Name SMB1 | Select SMB1
Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" -Name SMB2 | Select SMB2

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A VMware datastore consists of 3 LUNs provide from SAN.

Datastore Size- 600 GB
LUN 1- 300 GB
LUN 2- 100 GB
LUN 3- 200 GB

Now if we unmount and remove the LUN 3 (200 GB) what will happen?

1. Will there be any problem with the VMs that are already running on the datastore?
2. Will the datastore size be automatically reduce to 400 GB?
3. Is there any recommendation to safely unallocated or unmount the LUN?
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Is there any standard calculation that will calculate the exact size of the snapshot file? I know that the disks snapshot starts with only a few MB and will grow with the VM's disk writes but I want to know the snapshot size before doing any modifications on VM disk.

For example, for 200 GB VM disk with 4 GB RAM what will be the root snapshot size?
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I am trying to clone this VM to another host and noticed it has 450GB allocated as "Thick Provisioned Lazy Zeroed"
On the OS level though I see only 188GB of this is actually used.
 I would like to reduce the disk size to say 300GB and then clone it but am not sure how to do this.
I think I need to use vMotion somehow but first wouldn't I need to make sure the data in the OS level is not located at the end of the disk?
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I reboot my VCenter server 6.5 and now it wont boot all the way.  

Not sure what I did wrong.    
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Hi,
Looking for an sql query that will provide me the network name

Similar to the output from powercli

Get-NetworkAdapter -vm $vmname

Any help much appreciated

Regards,
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anyone come across the exam prep guides? i can't find anything. i took the 6.0 fast track course but have been working in 6.5 last 3 months.
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Due to budget restraints, we recently purchased 3 Dell R720xd servers for a small VMware cluster. I’ve always purchased Dell Direct but the budget just wasn’t there at this time for new servers. I spent a while looking for a reliable company that specialized in used hardware and found one that was in business for over 20 years and had a decent return & warranty policy.

I received all three servers Friday, visually inspected everything, and racked all equipment. Over the weekend I ran a 48 hour memtest86 running all the cores. I wanted to make sure there were no memory issues and check the heat of the processors to make sure everything was cooling correctly. While no errors were reported on memtest86 and the IDRAC showed health good, I was kind of alarmed on how high the CPU temperatures were getting and how slow the fans were running. What really struck my attention was how high the non-adjustable Warning & Critical Threshold are reporting.

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When I look up the processors on the intel website (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 0 @ 2.70GHz) it shows the T Case at 85 C, yet the IDRAC shows warning at 97 C and Critical at 102 C. Now even after a 48 hour test the max the temp a CPU got to was 82 C. During that time though I noticed the fans were only running around 18%. I’m not sure if the fans weren’t speeding up because of the thresholds showing in the IDRAC or if there was a setting I could change in the BIOS. I did see a post where Dell claimed to …
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Hi

We have procured a new antivirus and i  been provided  with .ova with a size of 1.7GB and have been asked to install as a virtual appliance.

We use VMware and VSphere client Version 5.5.0.
I have copied the .ova file to one of the data store.

Please provide me tutorials and how to install this  as a Virtual appliance.
Any help would will be great.

Thanks in advanve.
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Hello,
   my upgrade from 5.5 is finally completed. I left my storage at 5.5 VMFS throughout the upgrade process. I'm trying to determine the upgrade to the 6.5 version and wondered if anyone could share or give me some insight as to if it's OK to upgrade?
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I am getting an error when consolidating snapshots for a vm:

An error occurred while consolidating disks: msg.fileio.lock.
Consolidation failed for disk node 'scsi0:0': msg.fileio.lock.

Any idea why this is happening and how to fix it.
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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.