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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,
I am using ESXi 6.0 cluster with few hosts.
I need to umount/detach datastores related to an old storage that should be removed from datacenter.
Basically I am following this:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004605

While umounting specific lun from one specific host, I encountered a waring message (like this lun is used somewhere).

I noticed a VM which seems to have references to such datastore:

lun
storage1 lun 9 and storage2 lun 1 are definitely empty.

I suspect this could be related to some previous snapshot, but I am not sure.

How can I "force" the umount in that case?

Thank you!
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I am facing strange problem in accessing websites . Some Sites are not opening in my laptop like hackforums.net and many others  sites. But same sites are accessible when I install VMWARE Machine in same laptop .Kindly guide me what is the problem this is .
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Any concerns from the group on the vSphere patches released yesterday?  Am currently on 6.0.
I didn't see anything obvious after looking over them, but...

Thanks!

--Ben
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Afternoon,

So I have a fun one, I need to build this server to ESXi 6.5, it's got 2 Nvidia K2 GPU's and a dual processor, 12 core Xeons.

My Director, yes, Director, wants me to build this as a virtualized Gaming Environment for Friday Afternoons.

Now I've read that you can do this and I know that there are a few things that need to be changed within ESX. However, my question would be can multiple people game at the same time from the server and shoot each other in the face. It won't be a heavy game, something like counter strike :D

Thanks
Alex
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I made a couple of snapshots while I upgraded a server.  Everything has gone well so I want keep what I have.

What should I do?  There seems to be a few options like delete snapshot and consolidate.
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Hello ,

I am moving VMs from 5.5 vCenter to 6.5 vCenter.

I am unregistering the VMs from 5.5 and registering it again to 6.5.

Everything is fine except that Network setting doesn't come with the VM.

same port groups have been configured on the distributed switches configured on each vCenter.

But I just noticed now that name of the distributed switch is not the same , all other configuration is same.

is this be caused by this name mismatch of dvSwitch

Andre
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Hi,

I am trying to install Windows Server 2016 on VMWare Workstation 14 and get the following error
when I begin the install about an error message \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD. Status: 0xc000000d

This is from a Trail ISO I downloaded from Microsoft.

Any suggestions on how to fix?

I have attached a screen shot.

Thanks,

Ward.


Install Error
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Hi All,

I cant seem to install VCSA 6.0 integration Plugin.

I keep getting the attached error message.
 some research suggests its a permission issue on the windows host file but this is not the case with me, not AV is running either.
I am pulling my hair out with this one.

Thanks in advance.
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Aloha,

I've looked and looked and cannot find a definitive answer. Can VCSA 6.5U2 manage a 5.1 host?

Mahalo,
             Bill
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VMWare COM port forwarding.  

We have a customer with an Opera IFC server which was on a failed vSphere 5.5 host.  I've rebuilt the host and lit all the VMs back up on it.  However, their opera interface can no longer communicate with the vm.  I then realized that 1 of the 9 IFC connections (the one that isn't working) is RS232 serial, so I added the uart0 from the host to the VM.  I rebooted the VM and COM1 and COM2 ports show up.  I thought all that was over with, but now the customer is telling us that the Aloha system hasn't worked since the rebuild.  I rebuilt the VM host using vsphere 6.0.

To test, we plugged a known working loopback adpater for the serial port and tried establishing a connection.  The port immediately closes the session and says the COM port is not ready.  

I'm using UART0 on the vsphere host and I'm using COM1 on the IFC vm.  I've not changed any of the settings on the VM from adding the COM port.  This should just work, right?  

FYI- I'm currently awaiting a window in which I can reboot the vm.  Unfortunately, there are 8 other interfaces which must remain up as this is hospitality.  

Thanks in advance!

Chris
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I have two independent vcenter 6.5 and 5.5 environments

I have DataStore001 to DataStore 007 mapped to a only cluster in 5.5 vcenter currenty for production

6,5 has only also one cluster with two ESXi hosts and no VM yet

DataStores are presented to every node to clusters in 5.5 and 6.5.  

my question is whether I can create an " DataStore Clusters ( manual DRS ) " using the DataStore 001 through 007 on 6.5 so that I can map this DataStore Cluster to the cluster in 6.5 .
Note that these DataStores are already in use as they are mapped to 5.5 . So I am going to configure manual DRS for DataStore Cluster to avoid vmdk replacement.
If I am able to do so, will this have any effect  on cluster in 5.5 in any way

I am not even sure if I can do this from DataStore perspective.

Pleas let me know

F.
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i'm building a new vCenter 6.7 appliance and having trouble with some config settings
might be missing something stupid, but see no option to edit general config settings (for mail) and no option to edit an existing alarm for email notification
documentation didn't help much.  actions menu only has 'new datacenter' 'new folder' and 'new distributed switch'

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Hi

This page Enables you to Download virtual machines

Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE8 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

It's pre-built just have load them and they work

Anyone know if there is similar for Windows XP?
I need a VirtualBox


Do I need to build from scratch using a DVD?
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Afternoon all,

So, after finding out how bad it was at this new role when it came to updating their firmware and hosts, I've now got the pleasure of doing it. They have accepted that it's pretty bad but we're also running a version of 6.5 from November 2016........

So, my question is this, I need to know the best way to update these boxes, I'm doing the entire firmware stack for all the hardware and then grabbing the latest esx 6.5 version and then bashing through the entire cluster.

I'm thinking this

Drop the server into maintenance mode, actually, manually move off the VM's and then go to Maintenance mode. I put one in 3 days ago and it purple screened.

NExt up, update the hardware BIOS

Then update the OS

Bring it out of maintenance mode

Move the VM's back, move onto the next host. Rinse and Repeat.

Is this is the best way to do it or is there a better way?

Thanks
Alex
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Can we create SQL Cluster on a standalone ESXi 6.0 host without vCenter?
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HI there,

 Does anyone knows how to reinstall an operating systems in VMware VM? i have a VM running on ESXI and i don't want to remove the VM and recreate it so that i can install a operating systems. Is there any way or step that i can do just reformat and reinstall the OS on an existing VM?
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Hi Support

Need your help what is the process for Vmware migrate to Azure.

Thanks
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We are running ESXi ENT PLUS 6 and for some reason when right clicking on any vm, the options are all greyed out.
We have done no updates or anything lately on any of the host.
Any ideas on what we can do to get these options back?
Also I am logged in as one of the administrators.
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I am working with  vSphere 6.5 environment. we have 2 clusters that have 2 hosts in them. I am seeing that there are 3 Standart Switch created and it is under DataCenter. My question is How I can configure standart Switch to span ESXi hosts.

I couldn't see any menu for me to allow add remove Hosts to this VSwitch,

and I am not talking about Distributed Switch,

Please let me know how to configure this
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After removing a VM from the inventory of a vmware vSphere 5.5 cluster, the "Add to inventory" option is grayed out on the vmx file. The files are probably locked, as it is "Powered on". How do I add it again and start it?

Thanks!
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Ok nice easy one
#Select the host you want to back up
$Computer = Read-Host "Please enter the VM host name"

#Enter the root password 
$Userpass = Read-Host "Please Enter the Root Password"

# Enter the location where you will be storing the backups. Can be local or file share 
$location = Read-host "enter the location where you will be storing the backups. Can be local or file share"

#Select to backup or restore the host.
$Backup = Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost $Computer -BackupConfiguration "$Location" -HostUser root -HostPassword $Userpass
$Restore = Set-VMHostFirmware -VMHost $Computer -Restore -SourcePath "$Location\Configbundle-$Computer.TGZ" -HostUser root -HostPassword $Userpass

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What I want to do is basically have it come up with an option box requesting whether you want to backup or restore the ESXi host. The code is fine but I can't figure out how to get the pop up.

Can someone provide me the CMDLet for this and I'll give it a shot :D

Thanks
Alex
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Aloha,

We are in the early stages of moving from 5.5 to 6.5.2. For the moment we are working with a test 6.5.2 environment.
Currently we have 3 sites on island with a very reliable fiber link connecting them. Each site as its own vcenter and we
use Zerto to move VMs between sites and for DR.

We are thinking now that we have VCHA available to us, would it be appropriate design to merge all 3 vcenters into one.
Each current 5.5 vcenter would then become an individual datacenter under the new 6.5.2 singular vcenter. We would then
use VCHA to replicate the new vcenter to the other 2 sites. We would then have vmotion options we never had before.

Are there any fallacies I am missing?

Mahalo,
              Bill
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Guys,

Trying to restore the configuration of a host getting this error.....

PS H:\> Set-VMHostFirmware -Restore -SourcePath C:\temp\backup\configBundle-Computername.tgz -force
Set-VMHostFirmware : 04/09/2018 10:56:35      Set-VMHostFirmware            Response status code does not indicate success: 401 (Unauthorized).      
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-VMHostFirmware -Restore -SourcePath C:\temp\backup\configBundle-U ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-VMHostFirmware], ViError
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_SystemManagementServiceImpl_UploadHostFirmware_UploadFailed,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdle
   ts.Commands.Host.SetVMHostFirmware
 
I've also changed the host name of the new box I'm restoring too, also, when I try the restore..... Wait, If i have a different Root password on the new host than that which is on the source host. Would that cause my restore to fail? Because when I restore it looks like it'll be successful and then goes wrong.

Thanks

Alex

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hi guys

I'm looking to get some certifications, both in Vmware and Microsoft and possibly Cisco down the line. But of course, like anything, it would be good to have an environment where one can play with the content and setup a lab and try out the features.

I can use a test network at work that is segregated from production, which all sits on Vmware and Cisco switches, but do you guys know of any good providers whom you have used to setup a test lab with? I'm assuming people will say Amazon EC2 servers or even Azure, but any information will be useful.

Thanks
Yash
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Dear Experts

I am having Vm's running on VMware hypervisor esxi 6.7. To test certain configurations on one of the production VM took snapshot and did the configuration and everything worked fine later continued the server for production environment and now it is 10 days and  users also worked on daily and data is updated. Now what is the best practice to delete the snap shot,  not sure should I have to just perfrom consolidate I prefer to the retain the latest and remove other snaps, please suggest me the best practice without loosing the data.

Thanks in advance.
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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.