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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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Could somebody please tell me how to remotely connect to an ESXI Vmware Host (esxi6.5 specifically). I would like the equivalent of RDP ideally?
How to enable and how to connect would be very useful
thanks very much.
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Hello Experts

I was getting the following error message whenever I tried to power up my VMware Windows VM

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A very helpful expert provided me with an answer and I went ahead and purchased the CPU here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-E5400-2-7GHz-Dual-Core-CPU-/263073163965

Unfortunately, I'm still getting the error message.

Can someone let me know what may be the problem?

Cheers

Carlton
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I have a virtual center running esxi 6 and I am going to build a new virtual center that will have esxi 6.5.
Can I build the new one and then migrate the host off of the 6.0 vctr server and then use that license key after I upgrade the keys?
So basically have the vctr 6 running with its license while the new vctr 6.5 is running without a license key.
Is this possible?
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Experts out there, I have seen several posts in this forum about migrating standard switch to distributed switch. I have not done it before, but wanted to make sure that no down time during and after migration.
We have a cluster with vss, I only want to migrate one esxi host to VDS and leave it for few days and migrate rest if everything ok with the one.
Can I run one Esxi host in VDS and rest in VSS? my concern about vMotion.
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I have taken over a network that someone else setup.  I have VMWare with 3 Windows 2008 servers running on one box.  My local network has IP addresses in the range of 10.0.0.1 through 10.0.0.254.  My domain controller is also my DHCP server.  For some reason the person who preceeded me assigned the following network addresses to the servers, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3 and 10.0.0.7.  I can access the VMWare client through 10.0.0.7 or 10.0.0.8.  Would I cause any problem if I were to change the IP address for the server from 10.0.0.7 to 10.0.0.9?  I have had a couple times when I have had problems with the server and could not access the VMWare client through 10.0.0.7 so it would be more convenient if the server had a different address.
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I have a build machine which produces OVF images for virtual machines for deployment, the OVF images generated are assigned certain port groups based on their type against various vSwitches i.e.

OVF_IMAGE_1
===========
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_1
[vSwitch0]My_Portgroup_2
[vSwitch1]My_Portgroup_3
[vSwitch2]My_Portgroup_4

The OVFs are built successfully and can be exported to OVF no problem. However when I import these to our target environment using OVF tool I am getting errors. Specifically the import is complaining that the expected network adapters don't exist. I have confirmed that the network adapters do exist on the target host, but it seems like any port groups that exist on the host on vSwitches > 0 arnt being recognised i.e. My_Portgroup_3/4 and are failing validation checks?

Is this a known problem? Is there a known fix/work around?
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I have a vsphere host in a vcenter setup.  I'm running version 6.0.0 5318203. One of the nodes has two ssd in raid 1 and one of the disks failed.  Most vm's appear to be running, but I have no way to migrate them outside of the command line.  This is not the node with the vcenter on it.  WHen I log into the vcenter, it shows the host with a red ! and a bunch of disconnected vms.  Is there a command line tool to migrate these VMs off this host?
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Trying to get list of hosts in maintenance modeor disconnected state .. this gives error
Get-VMHost -state "Maintenance"

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I have an application which uses the following code to import a powershell snapin (left out exception handling for brevity!!):

public static RunspaceConfiguration MyRunspaceConfiguration
public static Runspace MyRunspace = RunspaceFactory.CreateRunspace(MyRunspaceConfiguration)
MyRunspace.Open();
MyRunspace.AddPSSnapin("WMware.VimAutomation.Core", out CustomPsException)

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This works fine, however with a recent update to VMware software the use of snapins has been deprecated and the now modules are used instead. The advice from VMware is to use the following (in powershell):

Get-Module –ListAvailable VM* | Import-Module

The problem I have is I don't know how to achieve this line within my C# application runspace - any ideas?
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Hi,

I plan moving 2 VMs, one 2003 and one XP (Virtual Machine) to a newer ESXi Host.

Because the HAL will change, I will need to reactive the XP / 2003. I assume we can activate the OS ? Anyone have tried an activation recently ?

I'm aware of all the issues running old OS in the network, but it's for an really old apps, internet is blocked and it's backup properly.

Thanks,
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An esxi host has two drives. One drive is used for the hosts, the other is used for backups.

What I'd like to do is use part of that second drive as storage for one of the vms so it can become a backup server for other things on the network but I'd also like to backup my vms to this local drive.

I know I can make snapshots, including making them onto the second drive but I'd like to have full backups that can quickly be imported should the first drive suffer problems.

Any way of doing this?
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Hello Experts,

From my Windows VMware host I'm able to ping a physical machine outside of the VMware network (the physical machine is on my local network with ip address 192.168.1.11). However, I'm unable to ping the Windows VMware host with ip address 192.168.72.129.

Normally, I would just have assumed that the problem was simply because they're on different subnets, but because I can ping 192.168.1.11 from the Windows VM I'm a little unsure why I can't ping back the Windows VM on 192.168.72.129 from 192.168.1.11.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Carlton
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I have a server in a data center which assigns me networks and IP ranges.
I typically run more bare metal servers but in this case, I need to add another network onto an esx box.
The box has two NICs, one is public, the other is for the LAN side.

I have a /29 on the public NIC and I need to add another /29 which is a completely separate network and gateway.
I want to avoid getting into VLANs and other complicated configurations and have read that I should be able to add a second network but reading the explanations are simply not helpful to me. Therefore, I'm posting here for a little hand holding.
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Could we deploy 2 VCSA with embedded PSCs in HA mode? I know there is replication with the DB, but what happens with the PSC component?
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We are currently using vCenter 6 update 2 and see that our HA isolation reponce is set to Shutdown. But have read the default isolation response should be leave powered on. Our have been around for a while and has been through upgrade from 4.x and up. Is this old setting a carry over. We are using C.N.A / FC adapters with backend SAN
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Hello Experts,

I'm getting the error message when I power up a VM letting me know that the host does not support VT, and 64-bit operation is not possible.

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However, VT is enabled and host is 64-bit. Can someone please let me know where I'm going wrong?

Thanks

Carlton
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I have a HP Gen6 server with a P410i controller. ESXi is giving me the following warning:

P410i.png
We also notice the performance of our server is slower and the backups seem to often fail.

I could not find any errors in the ILO. Does this mean I just need to replace the battery of the controller?
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We are getting a snapshot error "An error occurred while creating a snapshot: msg.snaps-hot.error.QUIESCINGERROR"
No idea how to fix it.  There are no snapshot at all and also reset the VM.
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The tools show running current, but after I try to do a backup they change to Not Running (Current). I tried the following from VMware (below), it has worked on some servers, but not others.  I was installing tools 10.1.5 mounting from the host.   I have downloaded and tried 10.1.7, with the same results.  I have also tried with and without the VMware VSS provider.   All the servers are Windows 2008 R2
I am running ESXi 6.0 build 5572656.  

Thanks!

Cause
This issue occurs if the VMware Tools installation files, located at C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools, are corrupted.
Resolution

To resolve this issue, you must reinstall VMware Tools after deleting the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools folders:
1.Uninstall VMware Tools from the virtual machine.
2.Reboot the virtual machine.
3.Take a backup of the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools folders by renaming the folders.
4.Reboot the virtual machine.
5.Install VMware Tools.
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Hello there,

So in our environment, we get the calls from monitoring team whenever they get the alert in their system regarding the server being down. Most likely this is a hung situation where we (domain admins and vmware admins) have to reboot the particular vm. We want to automate this process so monitoring can do this task themselves. This is kind of urgent requested by management so i thought I can get the help faster here rather than spending sometime on scripting. Any help is appreciated meanwhile I figure this out. Thanks!
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We had an odd issue happen this week. All host in one cluster reported as disconnected which initiated HA. The odd part is that all VMs remained on the host nothing moved and also vCenter reported the VM restart yet when you check the Windows VM the update for each server is 30+ days?

I have opened a case with Vmware support but wanted to see is anyone else has come across this before.
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Overview: -

2x HP DL360 hosts
Shared SAS based SAN storage
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus
8 VM's in total on a diminishing on premise estate (as services move to the cloud)

Using ROK licensing (aka OEM) for 8x Windows Standard Server 2016, this provides 8x VOSE's per host  - stacking the licenses is cheaper than datacentre, no license reassignment needed as each host is licensed appropriately to have all VM's on one host if needed

When it comes to ROK Windows Server 2016 User CAL's, if I have 200 users do I need to license each host with 200 CAL's each or does the ROK/OEM license allow access to both hosts?  Same question applies to RDS cals purchased under ROK.

PS - I am well aware of Microsoft's commercial license options and the benefits etc, I need to explore this option for customers on a limited budget
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Hello every one,
I have a problem with deleting an HDD in VDP. It is mounted a HDD File NAME-000002.vmdk. But there is no snapshot, the whole VM isn`t any more in this Datastore. When I try to remove this HDD from my VDP VM (no matter if I chose “remove from virtual machine” or “remove from virtual machine and delete files from disk”) I get the error:
Cannot remove virtual disk from the virtual machine because it or one of its parent disks is part of a snapshot of the virtual machine.
But this even doesn`t exist anymore in Datastore. I can understand a security mechanism that will not let you delete HDDs with snapshots. But this is too much. How can I delete this HDD in my VDP VM as it doesn`t exist anymore in my Datastore?
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Hi

Running vcenter 5.5U1
vcenter on SQL Express 2008

I ran a script by Andrew Hancock to show what tables are have grown too large and it showed the attached:

I had previously been tidying out only the VPX_TEXT_ARRAY because that was originally the largest table but that had diminishing returns until it now is needing to be done every few weeks!

 I also ran Andrew's second script from here to get enough space to get vcenter operational again while I look into the other tables:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28647805/Disk-space-issue-in-VMware-VCenter-5-1-SQL-Express-Database.html


I now have 14% free space.

Is it safe to truncate/zero out the two largest tables shown? I would love to get the DB to a position where it was running for many months without tidying out.

We have three hosts and about 30-50 VM's and replicas

Thanks
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Set up eth0 on server with an IP address for Intelligent Provisioning to dial home to check for firmware, etc updates. However, I want to use Eth0 with a few other NIC ports to create a LACP link to the switch with the IP that I used for Intelligent Provisioning.  The OS is VMWare.
I can't seem to be able to remove the IP information. Only thing I've found is to disable Intelligent Provision (not recommended).

Questions

If I configure the ports (including Eth0) with the same IP address as the VMWare management IP, will this cause IP conflict or some other network incident?

Or since I cannot remove the IP address, should I just assign a different IP to a different  server Ethernet port that will not be used for LACP or networking  purposes?

Please advise.
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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.