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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.

Configuring Vmware for Storage.

if I understand Configuring Vmware for Storage is made up of 2 phases.
1-We configure Vmkernels for Multipathing  on the vSwitch...
 2- we also need to configuring ESX host physical adapters to talk to the storage...

Something that needs to be configured under the storage Tab of ESX host... any steps on how to achieve that ?

Thank you

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Multipathing in Vmware.

if I understand When Configuring Multipathing in Vmware  we need at least 2 Vmkernel Ports and at least 2 vmnics.
I am not sure if each Vmkernel should be associated to only one vmnic or it can be associated to both vmnics

Thank you
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Vmware Distributed Switch.

If I understand Distributed Switch can be used for many ESX Host while Standard Switch is on single host only.
However, I would like to know what is the limit in number of ESX hosts can be added to a Distribution Switch. for instance let 's say there are 300 ESXi Hosts in the DataCenter, would all 300 hosts be on one Distribution Switch ? what is the recommended and best practice?

Thank you
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Vmkernel for Fiberchannel

when creating Storage Vmkernel for Fiberchannel , what do we select as option on the screenshot below:
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I alos would like to know if we can configure Multipathing for Fiberchannel the same way we do it for iSCSI

Thank you
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hi error installing oracle linux i have attach the disk
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In vSphere 6.7, which role would i need to disable so a user cannot modify VM settings such as
(Upping RAM, adding CPU's, adding Devices)?

Can it even get granular
 can a role be modified so a user can add a USB drive, but not add more RAM, etc

thanks
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Hi,

I have a VM in vmware that is being used as a file server. The files are residing in a LUN that is shared directly with the VM through iSCSI. (It appears as a second drive in windows.)

I want to upgrade the file server and I figure the easiest way to get this done is put up a new VM on the same Host and make another direct iSCSI connection from the VM to the ISCSI target (the same LUN). This way I will have all company files instantly without having to use any backup/restore software and save on SAN space.  

Does this make sense? If it does,then what will happen to all my ntfs/sharing permissions that were configured on the old file server. Will they be transfered also since the LUN was moved?

Thank you.
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Expert out there, you must have to changed the IP address of Esxi host and vcenter.
I would like to change the IP on the ESXi host and vcenter. I will appreciate it if you could shed light on this.
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I recently changed the vcenter identity source from Kerberos to LDAPs. We now have a problem of logging into the vcneter using mydomain\user format instead we have to use user@myddomain.local.
We are using base DN in the vcenter (DC=mydomain,DC=local) fro search order.
I have a backup appliance that is configured to use Bind DN and i was able to log into mydomian\user format.

Why we can not use mydomain\user with the base DN?
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Install VCSA 6.7 appliance in Vmware Workstation 10

I  have downloaded Vmware Vcenter Appliance iso file , and tried to create new Virtual Machine for the the appliance , I went through the wizard, but at the end whn I power on the VM it does not install the Vcenter.

these are  the status of Install process:

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Trying to install VCenter 6.7 on a Windows 2016 server.  I am selecting the New Installation option. Have opened port 443 via the windows firewall Incoming Port configuration (though when I use netstat -a, it does not show as open).  My 2016 server is a virtual machine on an 6.7 ESXi  VSphere host and I have mapped to a drive on the local machine to access the installer.

I continue to get the following error:  Could not get certificate fingerprint from host, 192.168.0.25: Error: connect ECONNREFUSED.

Any recommendations on what to try next?
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Active Directory as LDAP server

When adding Identity Source in Vmware Vcenter, there is an option : The Active Directory as an LDAP Server


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Vmware website stated:
The Active Directory as an LDAP Server identity source is available for backward compatibility. Use the Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) option for a setup that requires less input

I am not sure what they mean by  backward compatibility.

Any clarification on that ?

Thank you
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Nic Teaming in Vmware Vswitch

Any Expet to clearly explain the options of Nic Teaming shown on the screenshot below:

Thank you.

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Vmware Vswitch Mac address Changes and Forge Transmit

Any Expert to explain the difference between Mac address Changes and Forge Transmit


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Hello, I’ve 2 Exsi hosts ( V5.5) which are connected to one SAN. One host is offline now due to hardware issue and wondering how can obtain the images and rerun those in the online host.

Thanks
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Microsoft has recently announced that it is going to disable LDAP based on the link below.
https://evotec.xyz/four-commands-to-help-you-track-down-insecure-ldap-bindings-before-march-2020/
We configured the AD's windows authentication as the identity source on the vCenter. My understanding is that Windows authentication uses the Kerberos, not the LDAP.  Security is not my strength.
Should we have to change it to AD over LDAPs ?
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I have an ESXi Server in which I have a VM that I would like to utilize a USB device from a remote location from the server although it is still on the same LAN.

I have read that there are USB over IP devices available that would achieve what I am after. Can someone make a recommendation.

The VM is running linux and there is a possibility I could run it in docker as well. Is this still possible with Docker?
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No DNS and trying to deploy a vCenter appliance with a reverse lookup requirement.

Anyone know how to create a reverse lookup without DNS to sorta trick the vCenter appliance to install? I believe the requirement is on the vCenter side and not the windows machine I'm using for the upgrade but if that's the case, I'd need a reverse for windows. I don't think I can do this with the hosts file but I don't know.

Thanks in advance
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We have a VM host with an 18TB VMFS drive. The VM is complaining that it needs chkdisk run on that volume and it's causing problems. Would throwing more CPU at this VM allow the fdisk operation to complete faster?
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So, I have two data centers.  One is in Houston and one is in Colorado.

In each data center, I have one Hyper-V stack.  Several hosts, many VMs in each data center.

I'd like to send replicas from data center 1 to data center 2 over our internet connection.

Now I do this internally, between sites, etc, but this is my first foray into doing it between data centers over the net.

So, should I do it this way or not?  Obvousily I'd use certs.

Is there a better way?

Is it just a matter of directing 443 to my hosts and making my connections?

Lots of questions and I'd like lots of feedback.

I know it'll be tough to assign points and points hardly seem worth replying to such an overbroad question, but hey, I LOVE EE so here I am.

Speak oh wise ones!
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Looking for Better Tool/Script /utility can be used for Esxi /vCenter compliance checking and to be applied so that same can be used with standard Host profile  to be applied on other Host in Cluster/Infra
Please help if this can be fixed and further applied using Host Profile
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Is EVC Required to be enabled on HP Gen 9 and Gen 10 Server ?

Both are Intel then why it is required if yes can we enable without any outage .downtime to running infra
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Guest Physical/Virtual Memory

the online explanation about Guest Physical/Virtual Memory is as mentioned below, but not clear. Any Expert to clarify that ?

Thank you


Guest physical memory refers to the memory that is visible to the guest operating system running in the virtual machine. Guest virtual memory refers to a continuous virtual address space presented by the guest operating system to applications.
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I've never set this up before so I have instructions but I have a few questions:
Does this:
a)      Have to be on its own Hardware box – I have a free box that I can user
b)      How much disk space does this require – I will create another Lun on my SAN for this
c)      Can I add other VMs to this box once VCenter is configured or does this have to be a stand-alone?
I will eventually migrate what I have currently on a 2008 Server but because this V-Center is going to have multipurpose with user logins (I have vendors that will need access to certain servers) I tend to want to wait to deploy my current VMs
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Datastore conflicts with an existing datastore when trying to add a ESX 6.7 hosts into a VCenter cluster.

This happened when I applied the lastest non-critical and critical patches to ESXi host 6.7U3. The VM's were moved to another hosts and the hosts rebooted but it was in disconnected state and when I went to try to connect it to the VCenter cluster after 15 minutes, I got the "Datastore conflicts with an existing datastore" error.

I removed the hosts from the inventory and tried again but got the same error. It did notify me of the database in conflict but the vm1 numbers for the datastore naa on all hosts is the same.

3 x ESXi Hosts 6.7 (2 are in the cluster). The third is the one I am trying to re-add.

I have the following enabled:

VSphere DRS On
VSphere HA On
VM EVC Disabled

Storage Cluster Manual Mode
VSphere Storage DRS On

What is the recommended procedure to re-add the hosts and clean up the Datastore conflict.

Thank you,
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VMware

35K

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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.