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EMC ESRS stops working when it is VMotioned

EMC is on site and told me: The ESRS SAN monitoring solution will cease to function if that host is VMotioned In case anyone doesn't know, the ESRS is a dial home solution that works over IP. ...
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Combined vMotion and SvMotion via the vSphere Command-Line interface

Since vSphere 5.x we can now request a combined vMotion and Storage vMotion at the same time via the Web Client - but can it be done via the CLI (not PowerCLI)? I've read the documentation for 5.1 ...
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vmware esxi wrong time after vmotion

After vMotion some guests went 2 hours ahead in time. 2 hours ahead of UTC is exactly our timezone. Why would it do that? AFAICS both source and destination hosts have the same configuration. But ...
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What time of virtual machine when using VMotion from host to another host?

Nomarlly, virtual machine get time from host, but when vsphere using VMotion to change virtual machine to new host. What's time of virtual machine when it in new host ? Old host time ? new host time ? ...
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VMware version required for shared-nothing vMotion

I'm wondering which is the minimal version I would need regarding these points : 1. Have 2 ESXi hosts, datastore located directly in the server (not on a SAN) 2. Would like to be able to use vMotion ...
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Multiple-NIC vMotion in vSphere 5 with separate core switches

Having successfully followed VMware KB article setting up multi-nic vMotion, I am now struggling to get this working with a two core switches. A single Active vmnic and a single Standby vmnic is ...
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Does a VM maintain its vmid when moved from one vSphere cluster to another?

When vMotioning a VM from one vSphere cluster to another (managed by the same vCenter, if it matters), does the vmid stay the same?
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Using Perfmon counters only, how can I determine host CPU contention / overload?

I'm running VMWare and have an ESX host that is running at 100% CPU. I also have two Exchange 2010 CAS servers that are running at 100% CPU, Here are some additiona observations: The sum of the ...
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Since I migrated vCenter to 5.1, some vms are migrating again and again

Yesterday I upgraded my vCenter to the last version 5.1 and I had to reconnect the hosts (running esx 5.0, last patches) Since I migrated, 5 vms (always the same) are vMotionned from host to host and ...
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Loss of feature set with VMware EVC

If I have two machines both 3rd Generation AMD Opteron, one Shanghai & one Istanbul and I can vMotion between them. Does it buy me anything to enable EVC at the 3rd Generation AMD level? Will I ...
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backing up vmware [closed]

I am not understanding the backing up of vm's to the cloud with out backing up the data there also, these vendors are proposing vmware in the cloud on the fly, does that make sense without the san ...
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Blade communication within virtual connect domain without leaving enclosure

I have a HP C3000 blade enclosure, some blades and a flex-10 interconnect module, running ESXi 4.1. I'd like to have networking between the blades, and was wondering if the interconnect module can ...
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Can't vMotion specific VM

I have a VM (2008 R2, running SQL) that sits on a dedicated VLAN 70 that sits behind my TMG firewall. There is also a small CentOS web server that sits in the same DMZ, usually on the same ESXi box. ...
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Can I vMotion between Standard and enterprise hosts?

I plan on having one Enterprise host, and a few Standard licensed hosts. Will I be able to vmotion between these 2 types of servers? I know that the memory pool will be counted separately, but can't ...
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Storage vMotion fails with error 0xbad0060 (Necessary module isn't loaded)

We ran into the following problem: we added a new LUN to our small SAN when we upgraded from ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.0. We wanted to move a number of VMs from one LUN to the other using storage vMotion. One ...
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VMware Requirements for VMotion

We have had some issues with our Linux guests, especially CentOS 5 and 6, on our VMware ESXi 4.1 cluster during times of vmotion events. For example, after a vmotion migration, our CentOS hosts appear ...
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VMware vsphere essentials plus network cabling

I'm not sure how many NICs I need to use to have vmotion support with my SAN. See the link for a picture, it's laughably crude. Sketch
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How to create a complex scheduled vmotion task in ESX 3.5

I need to migrate a bunch of VMs from one ESX 3.5 Cluster to another. Storage needs to be migrated from one iSCSI SAN to another, as well as the VMs. Hosts on Cluster A have access to one iSCSI SAN ...
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vMotion Public Servers

hi we are in a process to purchase a virtualized solution from HP (c-3000,HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module, HP BL 460 G6, SB-40 with PVA ). my concern is the following: assume i have ...
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Virtual NIC on VM couldn't ping externally after Vmotion

Today I vmotioned 5 MS SQL 2005 servers over to a new DRS Cluster. All SQL servers use the "Production_LAN" network and a single virtual NIC of type "VMXNET 3". The first 4 SQL VM (Windows 2003 ...
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Connection Reliability of Router VM during VMotion

I've moved 'typical' virtual machines between hosts with VMware VMotion and not experienced any network related issues with clients accessing those vm's. Does anyone have comments about running a VM ...