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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 all,
I've been trying to install ESXI 6.0 over virtualbox but I'm not able to, I just got the same message over and over again, esxi image is mounted properly, RAM is 6GB, disk is 40GB, another OS images run normally.

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I know is possible to install it over virtualbox because I've seen a lot of tutorials and how-to's but mine is just not working.

PD: I'm not allowed to install vmware workstation on this pc.

have you experienced anything similar?
any advice?
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HI ,

I have some quoestions in regards to the subject

1- is there any important feature in enterprise edition in terms of high availability that is not availble in standard edition and we should look at before selecting which edition to buy?
2-will Round Robin be free with standard edition ? can it protect against server power faliure (cluster scinario )or FC cable unplug ?
3- what could EMC power path for VE  give more value comparing to round Robin
4- what the best practice for implening HA on vmware
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We recently installed a new vCenter 6.5 windows 2016 server and are looking to put our Trend Antivirus client on the server.  Does anyone know the recommended file/directory exclusions for Antivirus on a vCenter 6.5 server ?
I tried a few google searches to no avail.  If I have to open a VMware ticket I will but was hoping for a quick answer.
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Hi,
I need to know hardware information of a remote Dell PowerEdge R510.
I can access to this host through vSphere (VMware version: 4.1)
For example, I see 4 GB RAM (total), but I don't know if it's a single memory module or two.
Similarly, I see "Dell Serial Attached SCSI Disk" - capacity 227.25 GB, but I don't know if it is a single disk or a raid volume (and in case, what kind of RAID).
I need this to evaluate how can I upgrade hardware resources (maximum RAM and storage space), and which ESXi version could I install.
Thank you!

p.s. obviously, I have no iDRAC access.
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Hi Please see the attached picture. The Windows2008 is running as guest in vmware11.  Why WIndows 2008 size is very small in vmware workstation 11? I changed the host PC display with different resolution. but Widows2008 is still very small. I hope it can cover entire display. Thank you
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one of our network guys changed the ISCSI software adapter on a host to the iscsi path of a san. how can it be changed back to the orginal.  It was origininaly something like iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:esx-79cf2f59  now its iqn.2011-06.com.sansdigital:sansdigital-000c28521:target2

I have disabled it and rebooted the host and attempted to add a new ISCSI software adapter but then it just re-adds the SANS digital. Since he has done this, now LUN's are presented.
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We need to migrate about 60 VMs on 15TB of storage from one vCenter cluster to a new one. Both clusters will be on the same management / VM subnet (10.0.0.0/16 - latency < 1ms) - basically, we are just upgrading / replacing the hardware within the same physical datacenter because it is nearly five years old.

The old vCenter cluster consists of three hosts and a 3PAR SAN (7200). It is running vSphere 5.5 Standard.

The new vCenter cluster also will consist of three hosts and has a Nimble SAN (CS3000). It will run vSphere 6.5 (probably Enterprise Plus).

On each cluster, the SAN network (FC) is local to the cluster itself - so, one cluster cannot "see" the other cluster's SAN (each cluster has its own FC switches). The vMotion VMkernel network on the old cluster (192.168.100.0/24), however, could be made visible on the new cluster via vLAN (i.e. the new cluster could use that same subnet for its vMotion VMkernel, with three unique 192.168.100.x addresses).

What would be the easiest and best way to migrate VMs from the old cluster to the new? Ideally, we'd like to be able to storage-vmotion from the old to the new, but doubt that that would be possible (as the two clusters would not be able to see each others datastores - would they?)...

Br,
Hans
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I have a testing environment with an ESXI host (v.6.0), on that machine I have a Domain Server 2008-R2, and a VCenter Server 2008-R2, and I also have a windows 7 machine in there. I can connect with the vSphere client to ESXi with no problem but when I go to the web client trough VCenter the host (ESXi) shows disconnected and I can’t get it to connect. Any help will be appreciated.
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Hi All,
I have a cluster in which we have old and new servers. The cluster has five ESXi hosts. Two Esxi hosts are with latest CPU formerly Broadwell (L7) and other three are Haswell(L6).  I have to enable Haswell to make both work. What is the best way to enable EVC on this cluster?  Will it work if I power down all the VMs on L7 and enable L6 on the cluster? or I have to power down all the VMs and enable the EVC?
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Hi Experts, need to move 2 VMs both Domain Controllers (2012R2) from existing standalone ESXi 5.5 hosts. Had a few questions about this move? We are not using vCenter as that is not an option

1. There will be a new host setup with free ESXi not sure which version to use 6 or 6.5? Will there be any issues when moving VMs from version 5.5 to version 6 or 6.5?
2.  What is the best method to move these VMs over considering there is no vCenter? Are there any tools that can be used? We have maintenance window to shut down and move VMs
3. When moving DCs which are VMs (2012 R2) are there any gotchas to be aware of for services such as Directory Service or Systems settings or any NIC issues? Currently both of the DCs are using E1000 for NICs

Thanks,
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Is it possible to remotely update BIOS/ firmware of my Dell R720 servers hosted in Data Centre ?

Is it sufficient to simply select BIOS and FIrmware from the category ? Should I alos need to select Chipset from the category ?

Can I upload a .iso file through iDRAC, or only x32 / x64 bit is supported ?

Thx
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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I have a ESXi 5.5 host I want to directly connect to two network connected UPSes to, so a UPS virtual application can see and manage them. Each UPS has a single network connection running to it.

I don't want to set up a physical switch, connect the UPSes to it, and then connect the switch to the host. Instead, I'd like to connect both UPSes directly to the host and add the ports they're on to a dedicated vSwitch along with the virtual appliance. However, when I tried to do that the vSwitch kept trying to team the ports and load balance between them.

Is there any way to add multiple ports to a vSwitch but without it trying to load balance them?
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We are running VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1.1 6060 on Windows 2008 R2 server. We are planning to upgrade the Operating System to Windows 2012 R2.

I came to know that SRM 5.1 Update2 is compatible with Windows 2012 R2 but unable to find the Update number for the installed SRM Server (5.1.1 6060).

My question is that-

1. Is that SRM version compatible with Windows 2012 R2 Operating System?

2. How do I get the Update Number for installed SRM Server?
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We are running "VMware VirtualCenter Server" Service with specific Service Account. The problem is that the service is getting stopped because of logon failure error and we have to re-enter the Service Account username and password to start the service.

I am looking for a PowerShell script that will do the following-

1. Check the service status.

2. If the service is "Stopped", the script will set the Service Account username and password in Log On account TAB.

Log On
3. Start the service.

Need your help to achieve the same.
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My Dell VMware 5.5 servers were installed two year ago.  Do I need to download any patches and update the Vmware ? Should those patches be downloaded from Dell or Vmware website ? Can I simply install the latest patch or I need to install every patch one by one ? Any steps on updating the server ?

Thx
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For vFlash cache is it best to not mirror your SSD drives or does it matter?
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Does VM's mac address change if we move from cluster to another cluster?
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I had this question after viewing Creating a VM for an already existing 32-bit Windows 7 installation for use w/VMware workstation.

I am planning to get a new computer with Windows 10 and use Vmware Workstation to run Windows 7
compatible software. I have read that Vmware Workstation requires a Windows 7 retail license.

I have found several sellers on ebay who are purportedly selling legal Windows 7 retail licenses. How do I know
if a license purchased on ebay is legal?

Here are some ebay links:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Ultimate-SKU-GLC-00182-Full-Retail-Box-32-bit-64-bit-
SEALED-/282637895388?hash=item41ce8806dc:g:M8UAAOSwoRBZrRkB

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit-DVD-With-Full-Retail-License/11234393284
3?_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41451%26meid%3Dbb9bf
1c5c7904da089b93decd4a7cb35%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c
100505.m3226
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Hi Folks

I'm stuck. I have a 200Gb mail server running the free version of Zimbra Collaboration Suite and CentOS 6.5 and the disk has 2 Gb of space left - i.e. it's critical that I increase the size of the disk. The unit is running on ESXi and the disk is "thin" provisioned.

Can anyone tell me, in words of one syllable, how to safely increase the size of the disk to 500Gb without affecting the data on the disk? Is this possible?

Best wishes
Chris
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hello experts

when we create a virtual disk with scsi. we cannot find scsi (0.7) is not find please look in to the appended.
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A file server will be converted to a virtual server hosted by VMware.

1. Should I convert data partition (which has 4TB) or data , or
2. Atach a NAS on the orignal server and copy the folders into the NAS. Convert C partition to a virtual server. Afterwards, create a virtual data partition and copy all folders to the virtual server


Which way is faster ?

Thx
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hello experts

 what is the difference bet vRO, vRA and vRops in VMware and their uses
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Dear Experts,
We have a Windows server running Exchange 2010 and Domain controller that is coming to the end of its life.
I do not want to replace it with yet another server in the same format, but since there are so many options available, I wanted to see if I can get some recommendations to what I should do.
The choices I found so far:
1. Replace it with a server capable of running VMWare, run multiple virtual machines, so that main server has redundancy.  I was quoted that hardware alone for this will be around $9000 or more.
2. Run Exchange in the cloud, (around $5/mo/user) and have on-prem server as file server for performance.   I thought this may be a nice interim solution.
3. Go totally cloud, Office 365  with Microsoft partner company.  (I was quoted around $12/mo/user for ProPlus subscription)

There are usually about 50 users on premises, currently using Cisco VPN for workers who are traveling.
Aside from Exchange, the server was only performing domain control, with another server acting as file server and Quickbooks database server.
Since I just went through the main server with firmware corruption, which costed us 3 days to recover, I would like to have a system that has almost no down time, but I am hesitant to go to cloud for everything, since I feel like we lose control of much, plus not sure if all users can tolerate the file access delay.  ( We have T1 50MB Internet connection )

Please advise.

Please advise.
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People,

I'm having very strange issue where my domain joined server cannot open another server\\ServerName\ UNC path ?

Let say the problem server is called PRODSQL03-VM.domain.com

I have logged in as DOMAIN\Administrator to the server above, and opening any other server UNC path \\PRODSQL01-VM\ or \\10.1.1.1\ is always end up with Network Error code: 0x800704CF

From PRODSQL03-VM I can ping to any other server in the domain. But cannot open any other server via FQDN or IP address.

From the other server like PRODSQL01-VM, I can open \\PRODSQL03-VM with no issue.

THere is no firewall running internally and time is already synched to the PDC emulator.

The network card in the VM is e1000 adapter, which is listed as Intel 82574L Gigabit Network adapter.

like shown below:
PRODSQL03-VM
So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,.
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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.