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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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Hi,

Got a consolidation warning on a recent clone of a VM this afternoon.  No snapshots are defined; tried consolidating and it threw an error about a file lock.  I powered it down and tried it again.  Got a slightly different error (attached).  

Did have a Veeam replication fail earlier at about the same timeframe.  It locked up the Veeam server so I can't tell which VM it was on at the time.  Not sure if that is pertinent but it might be.

How do I diagnose this one?  vSphere 6.0 environment.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V
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Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Hi,

Is it possible to configure a datastore in vSphere 6.0 Essentials so it can be seen and accessed directly from a second host on the same LAN?  I thought that was possible years ago when I took the class but now I can't find it in the training guides.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Hello Experts. I am using VMware workstation 11.0 for home lab. all virtual machines got power off by themselves sometime during the night, when i try to power one on, i received the following error: "could not open virtual machine, .vmx file not found" for all virtual machines. all these virtual machines are not running on any esxi host. when I went the disk where i am storing the files (local disk on server), all files have the lock icon, with .NM4 extension (see attached pic). How can i fix this?, Has anybody encountered this issue before? Please assist.
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I have a server with two sockets and 16 cores per socket. This means 32 physical cores.
With HT enabled, ESXI should see 64 logical processors.
This does match what I see in the vSphere client.

But when I create a VM the maximum amount of vCPUs I can select is 32!
I thought that with 64 logical processors I could allocate 64vCPU to a VM (or 40 or 50)?
Why is it not allowing me to go over 32?
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We currently have a VDI environment on Horizon View 6.  We connect to VDI desktop pools with a variety of Dell zeroclients that connect directly to our view environment to get a Windows 7 virtual desktop.  I have kind of a unique situation where a few users in  particular pool have to access an application pool in a different View environment at another hospital.  Can I just install VMWare Horizon Client on our own virtual desktop without causing a problem with the already installed View Agent and View Agent-Direct Plugin?  I have a test environment to work in but I figured I would ask first to see if there would be any issues or gotchas.

I am hoping the application in question is an application pool and not a desktop pool.
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Hi

Has anyone installed the LSI Storage Authority management package for use with a LSI RAID card on a VMWare host box?  The user guide (dated November 25, 2015) is a bit thin on details.

Am using vSphere version 6.0.

Thanks!

--Ben
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We have about 50 VMs in a Specific DataStore (10K) and the performance is very slow only  for One VM.  We use this VM  for running our backup (using CommVault).  Storage IO is not enabled.  Is there any way we can improve the performance for this VM or do we have to add another Datastore (preferably SSD).  Any other advise will be appreciated.
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I'm trying to re-install ESX 6.5 from scratch on my Dell R630 service, but I'm getting this error during installation.
Can someone let me know how can I proceed and fix this?

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Seeing the following and hourly replication is failing...

11/13/2017 2:48:02 PM :: Processing SR-99EXCH01 Error: NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:datastore-277,nfchost:host-279,conn:172.16.99.110]. Storage display name: [VRTX6].
Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:172.16.99.110,nfchost:host-279,stg:datastore-277@SR-99EXCH01_replica/SR-99EXCH01.vmx].
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I'm pretty lost here.  I've created 3 VM servers without an issue. This is my 4th install and it's taking over 5 hours to install an OS!  I have no idea why.  Everything looks right - the NAS is connected via a 10 GBic connection. (2) of them.  I'm going to post a screen shot. I've tried so many different combinations and this is the only thing that will work.  But something is drastically wrong.  I downloaded 2008 r2 64 bit (that's what the requirement was) iso to the datastore and it should be blazing but it's not.  Any suggestions, help would be appreciated...
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Hi,

I am tying to convert a esxi virtual machine domain controller to a physical server. What would be the best way to approach this. I was recommended to try and use windows server backup and then restore the image to the physical server through the recovery wizard. Any recommendations are appreciated.
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I have setup FT on a VM in VMware 6.5. The objective was to have this server always available. However, after applying Windows updates when I reboot the server, the 'failover VM' does not seem to take over. Is this limitation of FT - that high availability is there only for unexpected hardware failure, not for software maintenance operations?

Is MS Cluster the only solution in this scenario? Thanks.

AKK
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We are using VMware 5.1.  The problem is that when we are using admin@system-domain account to log into the vSphere Web Client it is not showing any Cluster or ESXi hosts or VM. Is there any configuration form VMware end still pending?
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fresh install of server 2016 core
set local admin password
initiated vmware tools install
splash screen appears, then goes away and nothing else (tried multiple times; currently waiting over half hour)
task manager shows installation launcher running but not doing anything; cpu/ram usage next to nothing
ideas?
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I am in a school environment.  I want to buy a VMware server for use with approximately 50 VMs.

In a previous question, I explored the kind of server that I need.  Now I need to know the cost of the VMware licensing.  (Our school board can access the Microsoft licensing free of charge to me, so I can leave aside that question for now.)

Server:  HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9, Xeon E5-2640 v4 2.4 GHz, 240 GB RAM, 12.6 TB HD (7 * 1.8 TB)

Question:  What do I need to purchase in terms of VMware ESXi licensing?  The processor has 10 cores.

I'm also interested in websites that promote and have ideas about the use of virtualization in educational environments.  Maybe that's a separate question.

Thank you.
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Hello,

I'm trying to troubleshoot some performance issues that we've been having and one thing I've noticed is that it appears that vmotioning from one host to another has been taking a few minutes.  I know there are more granular methods of finding this out, but is the attached event a fair representation of a that particular vmotion taking ~2.5 minutes, or am I misreading it?

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Is it possible to setup a dual boot between VMware and the Server 2016 OS?
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0.
I am not able to start any VM from vSphere client.
If I connect to specific host, I can start VM without problems.

According to this URL:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/517731

I tried to check status of every process on my VCSA, I got this:

vcsa:/bin # service-control --status
INFO:root:Service: vmware-rhttpproxy, Action: status
Service: vmware-rhttpproxy, Action: status
2017-11-09T08:42:38.411Z   Running command: ['/sbin/service', u'vmware-rhttpproxy', 'status']
2017-11-09T08:42:38.468Z   Done running command
INFO:root:Service: vmware-cis-license, Action: status
Service: vmware-cis-license, Action: status
2017-11-09T08:42:38.469Z   Running command: ['/sbin/service', u'vmware-cis-license', 'status']
2017-11-09T08:42:38.649Z   Done running command
INFO:root:Service: vmware-psc-client, Action: status
Service: vmware-psc-client, Action: status
2017-11-09T08:42:38.650Z   Running command: ['/sbin/service', u'vmware-psc-client', 'status']
2017-11-09T08:42:38.702Z   Done running command
INFO:root:Service: vmware-sca, Action: status
Service: vmware-sca, Action: status
2017-11-09T08:42:38.702Z   Running command: ['/sbin/service', u'vmware-sca', 'status']
2017-11-09T08:42:38.880Z   Done running command
INFO:root:Service: vmware-netdumper, Action: status
Service: vmware-netdumper, Action: status
2017-11-09T08:42:38.881Z   Running command: ['/sbin/service', u'vmware-netdumper', 'status']
2017-11-09T08:42:38.951Z   Done running command

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Some ESXi hosts were set up several years ago in what seems to be a 'temporary' fashion.
One Host has all datastores in RAID0.
The other host, all but one are RAID0, and of course ESXi was installed on one of the RAID0.

I checked this in vCenter by going to Configuration -> Hardware -> Storage -> Device View and looking for the devices with 'VMware Diagnostic' and 'Legacy MBR' partitions. This is the right way to check where ESXi is installed, right?

So now I want to fix this by making these datastores at least RAID1. The VM's I can handle migrating them between datastores as I swap disks but I'm not sure how this would be done for the ESXi install itself.

Is there a way to move the install to another datastore?

Ideally, I'd like to copy the install to another datastore and then test ESXi boots from that location before I swap out the current disks. Is that possible?
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Hello Experts,


Can someone let me know if its possible to install / run an image file on a VM in the same way it's possible to run an Windows ISO image on VM?

The image I have is image_rbt_shm_5_5_1_n5_x86_64.img. The image full description is as follows:

SteelCentral Controller for the SMC 9000, 8650, and Virtual SMC (8551) on ESX
Version 5.5.1 (64-bit)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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I have an environment running vCenter Server for Windows 6.0. I am not ready to move up to 6.5 yet. I just want to get off the Windows version o6.0 and on to the vCSA 6.0. The migration tool does not support this... is there a way to do this? Possibly deploying the vCSA, joining it to the existing SSO domain as a secondary vCenter and decommissioning the old?
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We using Lenono blades and recently created a custome image based off of Lenovo's ESXI 6 Update 2 image that does not include VIB that we do not need to reduce the size in the bootbank.  Below is a list of all VMs remove from running host and from the new image. The running how are running fine. We recently installed ESXI 6 on a new blade and we I tried to push updates to it via Update Manager I got the following message  VMware_BootBank_misc-cnic-register_1.78.75 Does not find in the depot. Any thoughts? Outside of this the host seems to be running fine and adapters are workings

esxcli software vib remove -n "qlogic-cna-provider"

esxcli software vib remove -n "qlnativefc"

esxcli software vib remove -n "ima-qla4xxx"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-bna"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-qlcnic"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-qlge"

esxcli software vib remove -n "scsi-bfa"

esxcli software vib remove -n "brcdprovider_esx55"

esxcli software vib remove -n "scsi-qla4xxx"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-igb"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-ixgbe"

esxcli software vib remove -n "scsi-bnx2i"

esxcli software vib remove -n "scsi-bnx2fc"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-tg3"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-cnic"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-bnx2x"

esxcli software vib remove -n "net-bnx2"

esxcli software vib remove -n "misc-cnic-register"

esxcli software vib remove -n "brcm"
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I work in a VMware 5.5 environment. I am trying to deploy Windows 10 workstations from a preconfigured template. The process seems to go properly. I start the process and select a Host, then Storage, then I click "Customize using existing customization specification", select the proper network, I get prompted for "NIC1" and I enter my IP in the proper subnet. I "Edit virtual hardware" and confirm my network label is correct, memory and drive size are correct, apply recommendations and it appears to go but I the IP address and network information never get assigned, nor does it ever rename itself or join our domain. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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So we have a few ESXI 5.5 installations running the free license, which only allows 8vCPU's per VM, but we have one VM which needs more than that, and are looking to purchase the vSphere Essentials Kit, which states that:

"It includes 6 CPU licenses of vSphere Essentials (for 3 servers with up to 2 processors each) and 1 license for vCenter Server Essentials"

So to clarify, does that mean I can have 3 seperate servers, each with 2 physical processors licensed with full functionality (Can add as many vCPU's to my VM's as I want)?

Do these servers have to be on the same network? Or can we license unrelated servers at different locations with this Kit aswell?

Are we easily able to downgrade the 6.5 license to a 5.5 and then upgrade back to 6.5 if needed in future?
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It there a way to reinstall ESXi 6.5 with out loosing the settings?
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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.