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I have two target IP address on my NetApp filer configured with NFS.

I noticed some sites have a single NFS vmkernal and others have two port groups. I understand you need to do this with iSCSI for the multipathing but is it necessary for NFS? How should I set it up?

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vSphere Uplinks show 1500 MTU using CDP information from it's upstream Nexus partner but I verified the Nexus at 9216 on that interface. I also enabled 9000 on the vNIC of the ESXi host UCS server and rebooted.

I'm even able to vmkping storage with an 8972 payload from the ESXi host which traverses through the vSphere Uplinks to the Nexus and then storage. Any ideas?

Perhaps it's just giving me the Nexus management interface MTU?

Thanks in advance
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Hello,

I’m running vSphere 6.7 and a VM which is my SCOM Server is having high CPU and I/O. How can I report performance on this server and attempt to isolate the service for which is pegging resources? How would an expert approach this scenario?

Thank you so much!
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Help me understand...

I have two hosts.  I know...it's small, but I'm learning, so I created a DS.  My two hosts each have one 1gig NIC and one 10gig NIC.  My hosts are identical.  Same server, same 1gig/10gig NIC.  All four of those NICs are in my uplinks.  I've created my VM Traffic Port Group and I've created my Management Port Group.  

In my mind, I want the Management Post Group linked to the 1gig NICs and I want my VM Traffic Port Group linked to my 10gig NICs.  That's so the comms between the hosts and VMs is on the 10gig backbone.

Look at my DS pic I've attached and let me know what I'm doing wrong, or tell me I'm thinking wrong, OR, if it's true, tell me I got it right.  :)

I appreciate the input.  

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How do i attach a blank dvd (iso file) to a vsphere vm

I have a windows 10 vm and I want to make a repair disk. I tried to create a 0-byte file named file1.iso and using my vsphere 6.0 client, attached it to my Windows 10 VM. On the W10 "create a repair disk" panel I get the error:

The disk in the drive is not blank. You must erase the disk before you can use it.
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Local DataStore and Shared DataStore

In Vmware Shared Datastore I see by default  3 folders (sdd.sf, vSphere HA which has a subfolder: FDM-xxxxx) , the FDM subfolder has 4 host-xx  files.
Any Expert to explain the role of those folders and files.
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 Local Datastore by dfault has only sdd.sf.  unless if you create VMs and Templates then they would show up like in my case below.
I would like to delete the folders but there is no option to delete folders, just individual files
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Vspher HA issue

Vsphere Cluster and ESX hosts show red icon related the HA agent issue.  Initially I thought it was resolved by disconnecting/removing ESX hosts ,Disabling HA, then adding /Reconnecting ESX hosts and re-enabling HA,, but the ESX hosts for some reason were in maintenance mode, that's why the error was not showing up again. Now that I realized ESX hosts were in maintenance mode, I exited them from Maintenance mode, and the error showed up.
not sure what is causing that. Any help ?

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Vsphere HA error

Vsphere Console is reporting HA error, I am not sure what is causing that.
Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
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Hi,


What is the impact if the Vcenter (vSphere 6.7) certificate is expired?
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Hi,

I have VCenter with vSphere 6.7 and I need to renew his certificate. How can I do that? Is there GUI way?

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I've just loaded ESXI 6.7 and configured a server.  I can't login becuase it's not responding to my keyboard or mouse.  I can't install the tools because I can't get into the server. It's server 2019
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Hi,

I'd need a jumpstart for creating a domain joined W10 VM on VMWare VSphere, using Powershell.
I have a VM which was domain joined (meanwhile lost its domain trust, but that shouldn't matter I guess?), then  I used following lines

New-OSCustomizationSpec -Name $OSCustSpecName -FullName $OsCustSpecFullname -OrgName $OrgName `
-OSType Windows -ChangeSid -AdminPassword (Read-Host -AsSecureString) -Domain $Domain -DomainCredentials (Get-Credential)
#########
$OSSpecs = Get-OSCustomizationSpec -Name $OSCustSpecName
$VMTemplate = Get-Template -Name $VMTemplateName
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New-VM -Name $VMName -Template $VMTemplate -OSCustomizationSpec $OSSpec -ResourcePool $Resourcepool


Looks fine but just don't have much time, needs to work flawlessly and don't want reinvent warm water and going through mistakes.$
Please advise (f.e. it is a machine which will be reverted continuously to troubleshoot installs, should I set -autologon to 999999, will the KMS be contacted automtically or do I need to configure stuff, isn't there a sysprep needed or does a clone do the work etc).

All input really welcome!

J.


!! UPDATE: the VM was created succesfully, but obviously the domain join was not done, the trust with the domain is still gone, how do I achieve this (domain joined vm)?
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At my work place - I regularly see messages like this in Solar Winds warning of latency between ESXi hosts and their data store. I have no idea why 20ms is chosen as the warning level. And I'm not sure exactly what type of latency is being referred to in this context. With ICMP I'm familiar with RTT time. But I imaging this is a different measurement. Does anyone know how vSphere measures "latency" from an ESX to its datastore? From a VM to its datastore? Thank you.

"NetPerfMon Event Log : The total latency between a san-server-01.acmeloans.com and a datastore is above 20 ms." action was executed successfully
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Vsphere command line Groups.

I would like to know how many command groups are used in Vsphere. For instance Powercli by itself has many commands and scripts.
 ESXCLI has many commands also. Probably there are other Groups I do not know about and  that have many commands and their umbrellas.

So, I need to know which Groups of commands used in Vsphere environment (used with ESX hosts, Vcenter), and whether I can use just one of them, for instance Powercli group, and this will cover all I need to get information, set up new settings, Troubleshoot anything about Vsphere.


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Hello, I have two ESXi hosts that are each running a VM. I am accessing the hosts using the vSphere Client 5.5.0. These VMs are able to reach other nodes on the network, but they are not able to talk to each other. Would someone please help me to configure the networking, so these VMs can communicate with each other?
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Few Queries Regarding  Physical Memory Configuration on Virtual infra running with  vSphere 6.7

 Is it justified to use  Maximum allowed Physical  Memory on any Hardware Like We have Dell M630 running with 512 GB RAM while it can be enhanced Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

What should be best practice to follow here by increasing resources Like RAM/CPU or if to add more Servers  with std configuration ?

What if We need to extract Slot wise memory Detail ?

 When Using smbiosDump  running individually on Esxi using SSH but not to get the same from multiple Esxi?

Tried to setup some function using script given below..

https://psvmware.wordpress.com/tag/powercli-check-memory-dimms-for-esxi/

But when trying to run giving error like...
New-CimSession : The connection to the specified remote host was refused. Verify that the WS-Management service is
running on the remote host and configured to listen for requests on the correct port and HTTP URL

Need to fetch my existing /memory config /slot wise and best pretcie to use the Server with best available performance

Tried to locate the Hardware and Health tab form VC/Host Webclient [HTML5]..seems it is depreciated now in 6.7?

Please help to locate the required detail from multiple Host/Physical Boxes
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Port Group used for High Availability.

per this link:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.avail.doc/GUID-B1906BCD-E538-4FFF-AAE9-5403FE253F38.html

On ESXi hosts in the cluster, vSphere HA communications, by default, travel over VMkernel networks. With an ESXi host, if you want to use a network other than the one vCenter Server uses to communicate with the host for vSphere HA, you must explicitly enable the Management traffic check box.

Not sure which VMkernel Network they are referring to. I thought by default HA traffic flows with Management Traffic (it uses the same Vmkernel port).

Any help ?

Thank you
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Vsphere HA - Admission Control:

Any Expert to explain the options of the Admission Control shown below:

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for instance if we put 0 in : Host  Failures Cluster tolerates
the meaning of the options in : Define host failover capacity by
Performance Degardation VM tolerates

Thank you
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Heartbeat Datastore list Empty:

I have one shared datastore. In Vsphere HA, if I click on Heartbeat Datastore I see by default this option selected :
"Use datastores from the specified list and complement automatically if needed"

I am not sure why the above option is by default though it makes sense to me that the option below should be by default:
"Automatically selected datastores accessible from the Hosts"

I also do not see the Shared Datastore listed.

Any help ?

thank you

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Disable Timeout Vcenter Vsphere Client 6.7

I have vCenter vSphere CLient 6.7 installed on Windows 2012 R2.
It times out frequently when it is inactive...I would like to disable time out.
I found help on how to diable it in VCSA appliance, but not in  vCenter vSphere CLient 6.7  on Windows

Any Help ?

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reinstalled vcenter from scratch with exisiting databases. default everything as far as locations...... things look great except getting error 404 when accessing webclient. Ideas? I am on 5.5u1. i did not install to a different directory when running webclient installer.
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I want to download an evaluation (free) copy of the vSphere ESXi iso file for version 6.3.  I was not able to find it on VMWare.com.  Where can I find it for downloading?
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Hi

I have a Windows 2008 server HP physical server and I would like to virtualize this server.
We use VMware vSphere Client version 6.7.0.30000.

Please post me tutorials  as how to virtualize this server  and add this server to our  VCenter.

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Hi

I have installed a new Virtual infrastructure  and have installed vSphere 6.7.0 3
VMware tools has been installed on this server.

The default size of the Hard disk 1 is 40 GB, where the windows OS is installed. I would like to increase the space from 40GB to 100 GB.

I went to Vsphere console and -Powered off the VM - Right click the VM - Edit settings and if i expand the Hard disk 1 and i am not able to increase the  size of the hard disk here.
It show a red stop sign on the mouse cursor.

Not sure why this is happening and is there a way i can increase the space on this Hard disk?


Thanks and any help will be great.
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vSphere Web Client. Device performance has deteriorated/ I/O latency increased. A couple minutes goes by and the performance improves. Hoping to understand the meaning of these more.
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