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1answer
29 views

Snapshot SBS or Single DC server environments

I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. Is it safe or not safe to snapshot (or in my case checkpoint under HV 2012) an SBS or single DC server environment? I took over an account and am behind ...
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0answers
86 views

Lotus Domino Stat reports High Disk Utilization on vmware

Looking at the Statistic Reports on Lotus Domino 8.5.3 that is running on VMWare esxi 5.5, the logical disk utilization and queue length are ridiculously high value that are not real. The values on ...
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1answer
120 views

vmware Converter issue with 'System Reserved'

Working on converting a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine from physical to virtual. Each time I run the converter it fails at 98%. I'm pretty sure the issue is occurring because vmware doesn't know what ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Re-deploy/update Windows server from VMWare template

Our company is considering a remote desktop farm, and I just wanted to see if anyone has any advice on some procedures. Basically, we will have a connection broker sitting in front of several remote ...
2
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1answer
155 views

VMware Performance Monitor: How does aggregation work for VM Processor\% Processor Time

I'm monitoring a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM running on vSphere 5.1 for CPU bottlenecks. I'm using Performance Monitor and configured a few counters. Two of which are Processor\% Processor Time and ...
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1answer
179 views

Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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1answer
80 views

Create separate Network for testing purpose [closed]

I have installed Windows Server 2012 on a VM (ESXi) for testing/learning purpose and I also like to install DHCP Server as well but this will conflict with my ISP router and I don't want to disable ...
0
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0answers
150 views

Computers Suddenly Lost Connection to SBS 2008 Server

I am having an issue that I could not explain myself in the entire of my career. The issue is when the entire computers just randomly and suddenly lost connection to the server, running Windows Server ...
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2answers
153 views

How can I safely run windows 2008 server as a fileserver in VMWare ESXI?

We are planning to add a virtual disk to an existing "windows 2008 R2" domain controller. The new disk will act as a fileserver for the domain. (The administration said we should do it this way to ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

vSphere with VMWare ESXi 5.1 VMRC Error [closed]

I've rebooted my dedicated server entirely. I powered on the VM's and then I noticed when trying to enter the console, I got the blow error (see image): I've tried uninstalling vSphere completely. ...
0
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1answer
93 views

ESXi Simple Network

I'm in the process of revamping my network with the use of ESXi. The structure of my network before was as follows: Public -> Win 2008 R2 Server NIC#1 ADDS/DNS/DHCP/RRAS NIC#2 -> ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Migrating to the Cloud: Private or Public [closed]

This is a matter of opinion but I'm looking for some advice regarding an upcoming migration of physical servers to the cloud. I'm looking for some perspective - any opinions are welcome. Scenario: ...
1
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1answer
368 views

Vmware Tools potentially locking files/folders on Windows Server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 X64 server running on Vmware ESXi. Originally it was running on Hyper-V, but I have since converted the VHD to a VMDK and migrated to ESXi. I also installed VMware Tools. ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

What does this VMWare warning really mean? … “… Insufficient video RAM…”

Here is the actual warning from VMotiononing: Warning message from xxxx-esxi16.xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.edu: Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

Small Datacenter Setup - vCenter and OpenVPN

I, as well as two other students, are creating curriculum for a new datacenter course at our university. We have 16 Sun servers that are several years old with decent specs (2x Dual-Core AMD Opterons ...
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1answer
65 views

What are the best practices for specifying a physical host to serve virtual machines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? My query is regarding how to specify a physical host, to serve virtual machines, and what 'rules of thumb' you would use ...
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0answers
85 views

How can I measure VMWare hosted server performance?

We have multicores server hosted by VMWare ESXi with RAID 5. We can't figure out why our software operates so slow with it. How can we measure real VMWare performance? Is there well-known test utility ...
0
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0answers
193 views

How to check HDD health on ESXI 5 host with Win2k8r2 guest?

I have a guest Win2k8r2 which is hosted on esxi 5.0 The guest has two passthrough harddrives connected to it and configured as mirrored volume in windows disk management. How can I check for ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Event ID: 10027 Source: MSExchangeIS

I get his Event ID: 10027 Source: MSExchangeIS error: There are 5 RPC requests for the mailbox "47b20bd7-28e0-423f-b458-234639311bd6: /o=DOMAIN/ou=First Administrative ...
0
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1answer
233 views

ShoreTel P2V Audio Issue

I recently P2V'd my ShoreTel server. After doing so everything seems fine. No errors anywhere, and everything looks good in Director except for a licensing issue since the mac address changed. ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Why has ESXi 5.0 not used the software RAID configuration on my test server?

I've got a test server which was running WS 2008 Enterprise on the bare metal. It was correctly using the software RAID 1 configuration (2x250 GB disks which appeared as one disk), setup on the Dell ...
0
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0answers
37 views

What hints are available to determine if a VPS was reverted to a snapshot

I have a hosted VPS and recently had a problem with it, that they fixed. I'm waiting for them to get back to me on what the problem is. Til then, what hints can a Windows 2008 Server OS give as to ...
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0answers
20 views

How to keep ip parametersafter updating network card on Windows?

I have several windows server running as a VM on ESX 4. After updating network card from flexible to e1000, I need to reconfigure ip parameter in the VM. Is there anyway to keep those parameters on ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

High memory usage, where is it coming from?

I have a virtual machine (Windows 2008 Server R2 64 bit running on vmware esxi 4) with 6 GB of installed RAM. It's reporting 95% memory usage and close to 0% CPU. This server hosts some WCF services ...
1
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1answer
435 views

Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How does VMware vCenter Server work and what are the benefits over vsphere client

I bought vSphere Essentials which I've installed on 2 physical machines, and set up the servers using vSphere client. This part is working well, and there is 1 VM on each ESXi install (esxi 5.0.0) ...
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1answer
91 views

VmWare is vSphere correct for what we want to achieve? [closed]

We have two physical servers that we want to turn in to virtual hosts. I've been looking at the VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) and 192 GB vRAM entitlement + ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Setting up VLAN on Win Server 2008 VMware guest

We've a Windows Server 2008 host on VMware ESXi 4 and want to isolate it from the rest of the network. That is, I want no traffic from the Windows Server 2008 to be allowed on the normal network. I ...
1
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1answer
506 views

VMWare ESXi 5 - How to clone Windows 2008 SBS

I am running two Windows 2008 Server on a VMware ESXi 5 Server (VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). There are two different ESXi hosts within my VMware datacenter environment. Let us call them ...
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votes
1answer
689 views

Install ESXi 4.1 on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v [closed]

Can I install ESXi on WIndows Server 2008 with Hyper-V? It stucks as in the printscreen:
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Present a drive on a server as a NFS to other network devices

Is there a tool that would allow me to take a shared folder on a server running server 2008 and make it look like a NFS drive? Thanks!
3
votes
2answers
997 views

How do I Clear a Warning about Best Practices for Running a Domain Controller on a Virtual Machine?

I have a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller running on a VMware virtual machine. There is a Best Practices Analyzer warning appearing in Server Manager with the following message: "The domain ...
1
vote
2answers
456 views

Windows Terminal Server: occasional memory violation for applications

On a virtualized (ESXi 4.1) Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit machine which is used as a terminal server, I occasionally (approximately 1-3 event log entries a day) see applications fail with an ...
0
votes
2answers
256 views

Internet connectivity on Server 2008 VM is strangely inconsistent

I have a very strange problem on one of my VMs. This VM is running on ESXi 4.1 as are all my other VMs. On this particular machine though I am not able to reach some sites at all, others very slowly, ...
0
votes
3answers
279 views

Expand system partition on virtual machine where data partition is on the same virtual hard drive

For some reason I decided to create small initial partitions for my virtual machine server (30 GB system partition for Windows Server 2008, 100 GB data partition, both on the same virtual disk). Now, ...
3
votes
1answer
437 views

VMWare ESXi v4.1 - Convert Mps Uniprocessor To Acpi

On most of my VM's the CPU is setup as ACPI Uniprocessor (see below). Some of my VM's are setup as MPS Uniprocessor. I need to change it to ACPI, so I can upgrade to Server 2008. How to I change it?
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2answers
582 views

VMware Virtualisation - Convert 64bit Windows Server to 32bit VM?

I have just started playing around with Vmware sphere and have the hypervisor OS installed on a spare HP ProLiant DL360 G4. I have created a test virtual machine running Ubuntu which has worked ...
3
votes
1answer
118 views

Installing Windows Server 2008 Once or XP three times?

I have an application which makes use of Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010. This application performs some tasks requested by a user and then closes. I am going to be putting my application on a virtualised ...
2
votes
2answers
432 views

Multiple VLAN's and User Group Confusion

Am deploying and designing a new network for our sourly damaged design. I have never designed a network from the ground up, by my self. The simple run down is this : VLAN 1 - Production at the ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

With ESXi and Windows Server 2008, can the provisioned size for a disk be reduced?

When we first setup ESXi, we over allocated drive space (allocated 300 GBs of a 250GB hard drive) thinking ESXi would shuffle things intelligently like it does with memory and CPU but found out later ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

2 web servers' application accessing the same data

I've been tasked to find for a solution that will allow me to use 1 storage location for 2 different web servers' applicaiton data. My problem is that these 2 web servers will both be accessing the ...
1
vote
2answers
512 views

vmware copy production server to a test server

We are currently using Vmware infrastructure at my work where all our production servers are virtual. At the moment we are not having any good test servers and I have been thinking that it should be ...
0
votes
1answer
854 views

Windows 2008 R2 NFS to ESXi 4.1 NFS Datastore

all. What I am asking is really complicated. So, I am not sure if it is even possible. It will be a two-parter. Part One: TLDR: MYWIN2K8HOSTWITHNFS+AD -------(NFS)------> ESXI41HOST+AD First, ...
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1answer
1k views

VMware ESXi 4.1 snapshot of server 2008R2 machine generates 2 indentical snapshots

I have 2 VMs that are failing to get veeam backups, and it appears that the culprit is vmware snapshots. We are running Vsphere ESXi 4.1 build 320092, we have multiple server 2008R2 machines that take ...
0
votes
3answers
97 views

Easy imaging with 1-to-1 virtualization

My company has a number of different types of hardware, for servers as well as workstations. Also, we build new systems (especially servers) rarely enough that imaging is of limited utility, because ...
0
votes
2answers
256 views

Are the any issues with using Window Server 2008 “Dynamic” drives when sitting on top of VMWare

I'm interested in using the Mirroring/RAID1 capabilities built into Windows Server 2008 but it's running on top of VMWare ESXi and I wanted to make sure there wasn't a conflict between the virtual ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

Win Server 2008 won't use assigned static ip (uses 169. instead)

I cloned a vmware machine on vSphere client, which meant I needed to run NewSID or sysprep to change the SID. As newSID isn't available any more, I ran sysprep without checking the generalise option, ...
0
votes
2answers
181 views

How should I partition a virtual Windows 2008 Server for use with SQL Server 2008?

I have a VMware vSphere 4 system and I'm in the process of creating my new virtual servers, one which is a Windows 2008 Server (x64) for use with SQL Server 2008. I have a SAN. I have read all the ...
2
votes
2answers
215 views

Which version of Windows Server 2008? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? One of the projects I'm working on is looking like we're going to need to migrate from CentOS 5.4 over to something ...
2
votes
1answer
941 views

Slow disk formatting in Windows 2008 x64 running as a guest on VMWare ESXi 4 build-208167

I have a windows 2008 64 bit server running as a guest on VMWare ESXi 4 Update 01 build-208167 which runs on top of an HP Server with SAS RAID 5 disks. It is performing well with 3 GB RAM. I wanted ...