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Easiest Way to Keep Time Synced on VMware Cluster

I have a three host VMware cluster (5.1) running mainly windows 2008r2 servers with a single DC. I'm having allot of problems with time drift across the servers and while I've found several articles ...
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Windows Server 2012 (NFS) as storage for ESXi 5.5 problems

Setup: 1 ESXi Server with 12 NIC's 1 Virtual Vcenter on ESXi Server 1 Windows 2012 Server with NFS and 4 NIC's (VM Storage) To-do: Connect 3 NIC's without a switch and team them I set up an ...
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Wrong time on RODC after dcpromo

My team has been experiencing this strange problem: After doing dcpromo (followed by reboot), the time on the newly promoted RODC rolls back to the year 2011. Before dcpromo, the time is correct. ...
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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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391 views

Unable to ping 127.0.0.1 … except as local Administrator

I'm having this issue with two Server 2008 R2 domain member servers built as VMWare guests. The DCs built at the same time do not have this issue. When I try to ping 127.0.0.1 (or "localhost") when ...
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1answer
285 views

0xc0000225 error after P2V with VMWare Converter

I'm having an error with a P2V conversion of a Server 2008 R2 machine with VMWare Converter. The machine is going from an HP server to a Dell 2950. The machine fails to boot and spits out a ...
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121 views

VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
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198 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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275 views

Tuning performance in Windows Services for NFS — slow write performance from client to server

Background: I'm using a NFS datastore in esxi5.1 to do some ghettoVCB backups. The NFS share resides on a Windows Server 2008R2 box, using Windows Services for NFS to distribute the share. Writes to ...
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97 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 -> ...
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ESXI 5.0.0 guests locking up

I have an ESXI 5.0.0 running four Windows Server 2008 R2 guests. They are named: APP, EXCH, DC, RDS. Just as of last night, one guest (DC) locked up. We reset the guest this morning after noticing ...
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VPN connection is open. But can't ping internal network

I have run into a problem with my VPN. At home i have set up a test lab. I Have a server running VMware ESXi and vCenter server, so in my internal network i connect to the vCenter server to manage ...
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585 views

How do change the max IO request size on Windows Server 2008 R2

As I understand it Windows Server 2008 R2 has the ability to send IO requests to the storage subsystem of up to 1MB in size. Back in the Server 2003 era (and before) this used to be limited to 64KB. ...
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Reconciling vmware memory vs windows memory usage

I have a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit virtual machine on ESXi 4.1 host. The host reports that the virtual machine is actively using less than 1 GB of memory. But, in Windows it's reporting the machine is ...
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740 views

Advice: Configuring Old PowerEdge 2950 For Virtualization [closed]

I'm picking up the following old server from geeks for a satellite office: Two (2) Intel Xeon E5430 2.66 GHz quad-core processors 16 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 Fully Buffered (FB DIMM) SDRAM 12 MB L2 cache, ...
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466 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 ...
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381 views

Eliminating duplicate hostnames when deploying a Windows 2008 R2 VM from a template in ESXi 4.1

When deploying a Windows 2008 R2 VM in ESXi 4.1, why does the hostname always end up the same as the original VM that was converted into the template in the first place? How can this be rectified so ...
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1answer
130 views

Add a NEW VM on seperate Subnet

I want to add a new 2008R2 vm to my network. This will be a seperate domain controller for a seperate VLAN'ed off office. This VLAN (20) is all squared away on the switches. I have an office with 3 ...
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2k views

VM NetWorker server loses hard drive every night

Running EMC NetWorker server on a Server 2009 R2 w/ sp1 VM running on ESXi host. The VMDK is stored on a VNXe machine along with the VMDKs for all the other VM servers our organization runs. None of ...
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Windows 2008 r2 2 node cluster - one node unavailable

I have 2 node Windows 2008 r2 cluster, i failed over service onto node2, restarted node1, and after restart node1 is unavailable. The networks interfaces will not come up and both interface are ...
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How can I troubleshoot inaccessible NFS datastores in ESXi 5?

I've been having some trouble with my virtual machines the last few days. When i fire up vSphere the NFS datastores intermittently appear offline / inaccessible. The NFS shares are on my Windows Home ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Clustering inside VMware

I am working on a new Windows 2008 R2 / SQL Server R2 HA cluster and we are planning on running this inside of VMware ESX 5. I have read and heard differing views on using SQL clustering inside of ...
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Maximum size of VMDK to support large NTFS filesystem in guest

I have a need to support an 8TB filesystem within a Win2k8 guest system running on VMWare. From what I've read online, the maximum size VMDK I can create is 2T, is this still the case? Will I need ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Virtual Lab Activation strategies?

I have a ESXi server that I use for testing, however, I am often needing to create additional Windows Server virtual machines. Typically, if I do not need a VM for more than 30 days, I simply do not ...
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450 views

Best practice for instaling multiple instances of MS SQL 2008r2 on Windows server 2008r2 (running on esxi)

I wann't to move my sql server onto virtualized platform (Vsphere, esxi 4.1). Here is my plan on how would I install it: Vm with 3 disk's. C: for windows and sql binaries, D: for sql data, E: for ...
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vCenter Converter 4.3 GPT disks or Converting from GTP to MBR

I have a physical 2008 R2 server with a GPT OS volume. I am trying to get the server converted to ESXi. I understand that vCenter Converter will not convert/detect GPT Disks. The question is, does ...
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528 views

V2V vCenter Server Standalone Converter

Environment: VM: Server 2008 Standard R2 with vCenter Server 4.1 installed running on VMware Workstation 7.1. I'm pretty confident I've done my homework on the required port settings that have to be ...
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317 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, ...
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sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs

I'm trying to set up a template Server 2k8 R2 (Standard) VM in our VMware ESXi environment, we'll need to deploy a whole lot of them and I want to (a) streamline and (b) standardise the server build ...
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851 views

VmWare Esxi on a ml350 g6: need to run Windows Server Standard R2 2008

Will it run well, without any compatibility problems? Maybe I should stick with normal Windows Server Standard 2008? Thanks! ps details added: I already have an esxi 4.1 running great... I was ...
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702 views

File corruption (bad checksums) in large files copied to VMware guest

In setting up a development lab, I've got a desktop system running ESXi 4.1.0 (free license) on SATA RAID 0 (already purchased and configured when I started this job; I'm open to hardware input as it ...
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P2V Server 2008R2 with vmware converter 4.3.0 No source volumes

I'm trying to P2V a Windows Server 2008R2 to vmware vsphere 4.1 using Vmware vCenter Converter standalone 4.3. Source Box Windows Server 2008R2 24GB ram Dual Quad-Cores 1 Raid 5 drive 680 GB 3 GB ...
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Virtual (ESXi4) Win 2k8 R2 server hangs when adding role(s)

I'm trying to provision a 2k8r2 Enterprise server in ESXi4. The OS installation goes fine, VMware tools, adding to domain, updates. All the basic stuff before you start adding Roles and Features. ...
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Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 in ESXi 3.5/ESXi 4?

Has anyone heard any announcements from vmware as to when these will be officially supported? Their website is a bit of a mess. I'm wondering if ESXi 3.5 will support them or ESXi4 ? Googling around ...