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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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What happened to my VMDKs?  :)  Don't you love questions that open like that?

This is all ESX 6.5

We had two hosts.  Host 1 had some VMs on it.  I used Veeam to move the VMs to a new host, then I used the Delete From Disk on the old host once the VMs were moved to the new host and confirmed as running.

Eight (count them, 8) days later, I notice in Veeam that the VMs I moved had Zero used space but lots of provisioned space.  So I looked some more and guess what, I have 5 VMs up and running, working perfectly, with NO VMDK files behind them.  There is no folder on the datastore, no VMDK file, nothing.  

I powered one off.

The VM name disappeared and was replaced with //vmfs/509g0t9e8f85040rldlgjt et al.

There is now no VM and no VMDK and no folder.  I'm certain when I used the Remove From Disk, my VMDK files were gone, yet somehow the VM is still running as a cached file.

So, is there anything I can do before I start the restore process?  Any way to "save" these VMs before I turn them off and then restore to this morning?

Thanks

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In vCenter 5.5 - 6.7 the default retention period for all VM events is 30 days correct?
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VM fails to boot when 2nd disk is present. Rather than booting from hard disk, it tries NIC to boot up and soon "Operating system not found" error appears.
Everything is fine once I remove the 2nd disk. In boot options, hard disk is obviously the 1st option. Disconnecting NIC makes no difference. Strange!
Please advise.
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Hi, I would like to know which vsphere client version to run on a Win10 pc, to connect to a free vSphere 4 hypervisor (2 proc x 4 cores = 16 logical processors).

Currently, I only have a vSphere client 4.1.0 running on an old Win7.

Thanks for helping, Clifford
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I am looking to create a file server to store all my home network PC's and laptop files. Basically a home share - I don't need file and folder permissions but that would be nice so i could make sure the kids don't delete stuff they shouldn't. It would also be nice to have previous versions or shadow copies enabled so it is easy for my home users to restore files on their own.

I would also like to setup a pfsense firewall for my home network.

I was thinking i could build a server that would handle all of this in vmware! But the more i read i think it seems that I would need to purchase vmware essentials licencing and potentially  a windows 2008 r2 server license from Microsoft.

Is there any way to accomplish the above without purchasing licensing or maybe im just confused on the licensing stuff. Can someone please explain the licensing required for the above for a home setup?

OR is there a completely free or low cost alternative that would allow me to setup a virtual environment to accomplish the above? My budget is about 300$
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I have a hp z800 and want to setup esxi 5.5 on it as a home lab but i am not sure what kind of disks to purchase and how to configure the built in intel raid (is this considered as software raid? If so i dont think ESXI supports software raid and I may need to purchase a physical LSI - pcie raid hardware card)  so that vmware will be able to see my hard drives as a datastore. I will also be running esxi off of a usb thumb drive.

I also believe 2TB drive is the largest siz drives i would get (i know some of it gets lost but how many 2 TB drives would i be able to use and what would be the expected available size after setting them up in raid and what it the best raid configuration to put it into Raid 5, 10?

Thank You in advance for your time!
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Hello, we lost power to our esx + san environment, and my backups have been failing on VEEAM. I went into vmware, and saw this message, however the disk is attached in the VM. How do i fix this?

Vmware 6.0 drive properties
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Is there any native ability within vSphere to receive snapshots/reports of a VM’s current performance statistics? We would like to potentially configure this to receive 3 snapshots/reports of a specific VM’s performance statistics a day.
Not sure if this can be done or not?
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How can I set the partition size when installing ESXi 6.5?  I can select the disk but do not have options to change partition size.  Do I need to go in prior and create the partition?
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Hello all,
I was just wondering if someone can set me straight with the correct and I guess recommended way to add CPUs to a VMware VM.
So for instance if we needed to bump a vm from 4 CPUs to 6 CPUs, from the web client would I change the setting under CPU from 4 to 6 or would I change the setting under Cores per socket to 6?
I just want to be clear and make sure we are setting the CPU settings on our vms the best or proper way.
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DPM encountered error from VMware while trying to get Change Tracking info

Issue occurs with our vCenter vm, file fault ID 33621 Internal Error code 0x80990EF3

Any ideas some of the links I have seen for it point to changing the cbt just looking for advice on this if possible
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have an old 5.5 esxi host (same vcenter) Out of need due to resources on another host I had to build an exchange server on it.  It didnt' have much in the way of diskspace and because of the swap file taking up 50gb I only have 400mb left on the local storage, my mailbox databases reside on an iscsi volume. OS on local.  I can't even backup because of the low space on local. I want to move that OS drive to the Iscsi Volume. Is it as simple as turning VM off, migrate and powering on?
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We have two separate sites, and they are linked with a high-speed network. Site A has a Vcenter version 6.X with vDS and Site B has vCenter 6.5  U2 with vDS. I am palming to upgrade both sites with vCenter 6.7, and I am thinking of implementing vCenter HA to manage both locations.
Let me describe my environment
Site A
VCSA6.* with Embedded PSC ,  srva.mydomain.local
vDS switches for the iscsi, virtual network,vmotion
Esxi mgmt network 192.168.3*
vCSA is in virtual network 10.10.1.*
Site B
vCSA 6.5 U2 with Embedded PSC, srv2.mydomaon.local
vDS switches for SCSI, VMotion, virtual network.
ESxi mgmt network 192.168.2.*
vCSA is in virtual network 10.50.1.*
I want to make one vCenter (Site A) as active and should include both sites A and Site B ESXi hosts in a separate cluster (cluster A and Cluster B) and make Site B as passive. Is it possible to do?
I have been reading about HA and Enhanced link mode etc, but they all talking about keeping the HA in one site.
I can not find the answer.
Can someone shed me some light and help me on this if it is possible?
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Windows 2016 Data Center
VMware ESXI 6.5

I recently changed my Windows 206 Data Center VM Network Adapter from E1000E to VMXNE 3 Adapter.

I have been getting this event over and over and over ever since I made this change.


Log Name:      Application
Source:        MSExchange Common
Date:          4/14/2019 8:59:40 AM
Event ID:      205
Task Category: General
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SERVER021.mynetwork.com
Description:
No DNS servers could be retrieved from network adapter 9d4aef73-3aa3-463b-8df8-8286a1f7dce3. Check if the computer is connected to a network and Get-NetworkConnectionInfo returns any results.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MSExchange Common" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49156">205</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>1</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-04-14T12:59:40.504082100Z" />
    <EventRecordID>4354806</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>TGCS021-N1.our.network.tgcsnet.com</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>9d4aef73-3aa3-463b-8df8-8286a1f7dce3</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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When I run

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-NetworkConnectionInfo


RunspaceId  : 5718e5ea-e17d-4d74-b5d7-bcf5dc666608
Name        : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter #2
DnsServers  : {10.2.8.30, 10.2.8.24}
IPAddresses : {10.2.8.17, fe80::ccca:4267:b925:6774}
AdapterGuid : beeaac63-29d7-4439-8767-5f07db4d33ce
MacAddress  : 00:50:56:89:04:91
Identity    : beeaac63-29d7-4439-8767-5f07db4d33ce
IsValid     : True
ObjectState : Unchanged

RunspaceId  : 5718e5ea-e17d-4d74-b5d7-bcf5dc666608
Name        : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter
DnsServers  : {10.2.8.30, 10.2.8.24}
IPAddresses : {10.10.10.17, fe80::993c:566f:7bfc:b44a}
AdapterGuid : 05367732-b9a2-486d-80fd-dcf33380802b
MacAddress  : 00:50:56:89:7E:9B
Identity    : 05367732-b9a2-486d-80fd-dcf33380802b
IsValid     : True
ObjectState : Unchanged

RunspaceId  : 5718e5ea-e17d-4d74-b5d7-bcf5dc666608
Name        : Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter
DnsServers  : {}
IPAddresses : {169.254.2.174, fe80::889b:965a:3900:fc98}
AdapterGuid : e5873df1-c2a9-4d40-9b70-10024f0f089e
MacAddress  : 02:1A:83:54:CB:41
Identity    : e5873df1-c2a9-4d40-9b70-10024f0f089e
IsValid     : True
ObjectState : Unchanged

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Any deas?
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What is the difference between tags and attributes? At least in the vSphere world.

Thank you.
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Hi
I'm trying to test weather Visual Studio Code - Code Editing. Redefined with the Excel Viewer - Visual Studio Marketplace plugin will work under fedora 12  stand alone (No Internet)

I have a fedora 17 running in a VM VirtualBox at home, I know it's the wrong version, but I figured it would be close enough for this test
having tried to install visualstudio code on the stand alone I know it has dependencies  See Here

unfortunately the Firefox  version wont load the above links, Nor experts-exchange.com, I keep getting connection reset errors other pages load like google and stackoverflow

The Guest additions won't install either so I can't access drives on the host machine, a USB drive nor shared clipboard etc
I get error
Guest additions: Kernel headers not found for target kernel 

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fedora.JPG
Tried to run
yum update kernel

Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository fedora. 

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Any Suggestions?
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I need to move several VMWare Workstation Pro VM files from one drive to another due to space issues.

What steps must be followed to perform this migration?
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Hi Experts,

a new project is started.
How to migrate all VMs from VMWARE to HYPERV ?
Do you have some steps or a manual maybe ?
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I see a warning "vSphere HA failover operation in progress in cluster XXX in datacenter DC YYY: 1 VMs being restarted, 0 VMs waiting for a
retry, 0 VMs waiting for resources, 0 inaccessible Virtual SAN VMs". Apparantly, all VMs are up&runnig (according to our monitoring), so I assume this is cosmetic.
Anyway, how can I identify which VM is restarting?
Thank you
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Looking for trustworthy recommendations for an IT contracting/consulting company in Brazil (Piracicaba, Sao Paulo service area).
Need some on-site hands to install new server and networking equipment along with VMware and Windows OSes.
Must be enterprise level capable.

Thanks.
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Hi,

I am currently using Veeam Backup and Replication for backing up my VMware VM's. I have several large VM's that are not in use but I want to keep stored in cold storage, preferably in the cloud maybe AWS or Azure. As of right now Veeam does not have a way of directly taking a specific backup of a VM and putting it into AWS. I want specific VM's to go into cold storage and then delete them from VMware.  

Is there any way (with Veeam or without) for me to backup specific VM's and put them into cold storage in a way that I could restore smoothly back into on premise if necessary?
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I'm looking for websites, references and training to learn about VMware Datastores & Datastore Clusters.
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Dear All


             I have a esxi 6.5 server and inside running a centos, and I have added additional 10Gb to one of the partition, and I have no idea where I can expand the 10G inside centos, any help would be appreciated


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Hello all,

My office is having a planned power outage and will need to shut down our 8 year old Dell EqualLogic PS6110 and start up after outage.
The SAN is connected to 3 ESXI hosts with total of 44 VMs.

I am wondering if anyone has a SOP on SAN shutdown and start-up process.
From what I know, the sequence goes like all VMs > ESXI hosts > SAN array > power off SAN.

Does this sound right? Am I missing any steps?

I am also curious about the start up process for the SAN array. Do I just power on SAN then use DB9 console to connect to array and start it?

Thanks!
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Question in regards to hotadd for CPU
I set the settings for memory\cpu for HotAdd on one vm but when I go into edit the settings on that VM now,  I am only able to change the CPU virtual sockets but not the number of cores per socket, that is still greyed out.
Is this normal or is there some setting I am missing?
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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.