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vsphere HA host monitoring

Something I stil can't figure out is the optional HA setting : "Host Monitoring". What if you ENABLE HA, but you DISABLE 'host monitoring" ? How will HA be able to detect which host doesn't have a ...
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VMWare distributed switch, VMs from different hosts cannot ping one another

I am using ESXi 5.1 in the hosts, I have setup a distributed switch with corresponding uplink and port groups. When migrating to distributed switch, it seems that VMs from the same host can ping one ...
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cannot migrate from vswitch to distributed switch with only one physical NIC

I am trying to migrate vmkernel management interface from vswitch0 to vDS on ESXi 5.1 as lots of documents on the internet are describing , but it keeps disconnecting me and reverting the changes ...
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VMware CLI cannot seem to find where to create VM?

I have installed VMware CLI 5.5 on a CentOS box to bash-script VM functions, including creating VMs. I can not find the right command to create a VM. Has anyone created a VM using esxcfg or ...
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vCenter is hosed, and I want to setup a VCSA server

I have a vCenter server that is hosed. I cannot get the service to start, and if I do get it to start, I cannot connect to it via the thick or web client. So I am considering setting up a VCSA server ...
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VMware Vmotion 5.1 fails at 51% , Between two identical new vmware servers

We've been trying to deloy two new CISCO UCS C220 M3S servers ESXi Hosts. the installation went smooth en perfectly. We added both servers in a ESXi (5.1 update 2) cluster. this to perform vmotion ...
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Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?

We have multiple ESXi servers managed by a vCenter; is there a way to get a list of all the snapshots in all the VMs?
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VM LAB - Promiscuous mode clarification

So for clarification I am running a Lab within VMware behind OpenVPN, 1 NIC with direct internet access (WAN vswitch) and another NIC with a leg inside a LAN vswitch. (This obviously houses my VM's ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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How to set a Resource Pool as the root object for a user logged into VMware vSphere vCenter?

VMware vSphere 5.5 deployment. Resource Pool present. Active Directory LDAP used as identity source for SSO. Custom role created for specific AD group (RP1_Admin) to manage VMs inside of a resource ...
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How do I export/download a VM from vcenter to vmware workstation? [closed]

I need to run a VM on my laptop that I created in our esxi5.5 envvironment. I stumbled over ovftool and installed it to my Windows laptop but I don't see it in any menu. Or should I use ovftool on ...
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Updating SSL Certificates in vCenter 5.1

I'm trying to configure vCenter to use SSL certificates that I generated with my Windows CA (Server 2008 R2). I followed this to configure the cert template and issue the cert: ...
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vCenter Server automatic update

Is it possible to update vCenter Server 5.5 (Windows platform) to 5.5u2 with vSphere Update Manager or any other automatic/oneclick way ? Is there any way other than downloading full iso ?
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vmware 5.5 vdp - how to save backups to usb drive

We're running vmware 5.5, with VDP (standard, not the advanced version). Currently, we have VDP running nightly backups, and they are saved on the main server's datastore. What we want to do, is ...
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How do you calculate % CPU and %Memory utilization by VM given the quick stats

I am trying to pull vm guest data from vcenter. By looking at vcenter guest data I can see some counters as follows: "summary.quickStats.overallCpuUsage" in mhz and "guestMemoryUsage" in MB. Since ...
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vCenter Server Appliance email's not reaching smtp server

Email's being generated from my test alarms in vCenter are not being forwarded to the proxy / SMTP server configured. I run tail -f on the mail log file when generating a test alarm and I can see the ...
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vCenter Server Appliance - Additional users

Is it possible to add other users to access the VCSA interface ONLY https://ipaddress:5480 without AD or SSO configuration? I can see a number of tutorials on adding users via shell access but yet I ...
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vCenter baseline patch detail ouput

Within Update Manager I have a number of Baselines configured that show a number of updates available. When clicking the content a handy popup shows with all the relevant Patch Details... Is there ...
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Simply getting a list of all VMs registered on vCenter Server using vMA

Before we had the VCSA (Vcenter Server Appliance) we had a Windows Vcenter Server. We had the PowerCLI installed locally. There, we could say Get-VM -Name * | Sort-Object | %{ .... to get a list ...
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How to disable VM from accidental startup in vSphere?

This is vCenter 5.1 and I would like to disable startup of a certain Virtual Machine. There are several reasons why I would like that (the machine eats too many resources, or is infected, or triggers ...
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vCenter SSO without AD?

I have an ESXi Server with a vCenter virtual appliance image and an image of a Windows 2008 TS. The Windows 2008 image has an external Ethernet connection configured to another network, so users can ...
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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Is there something like a VM hardware profile to store VM specifications(vCPU, RAM, Storage) in vCenter?

I am looking for something like a VM hardware specification file in vCenter appliances. A template/file that can be used to deploy VM with the same hardware specifications.
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Querying the VMware vCenter Database (VCDB) to calculate storage capacity

Attempting to figure out the storage capacity within a VBlock so I can further look into it's usage by host and vm. VBlock -- It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure ...
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VMWare - Connecting two hosts (not physically connected) via a vSwitch

I have an esxi 5.5 host in Chicago and Dallas. Both servers are controlled by my vcenter server. I have a MySQL server in chicago that is accessed through an internal only vswitch from the servers on ...
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VMware FT, App HA: What happens if vCenter Server is offline?

I am interested in the two features named "Fault Tolerance" and "App High Availability" which are part of some VMware products. As far as I understand the vCenter Server instance is needed to perform ...
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Howto do VCSA redundancy?

We are currently in the process of setting up a new VMWare environment which is now only in lab phase. We are studying the possibility to have a vCenter cluster with an active and a ...
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ESXi 5.5 Unable to connect to a ESXI

I've lost connection to several ESXi 5.5. First, I saw they lost connection with vCenter (5.5 SLES Appliance). Then I tried to connect directly to the ESXi using the vSphere Client, and got Error ...
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How to get VmList from CiscoUCS?

We are using XML API to connect CiscoUCS Manager and get all the hardware components. We are in the requirement of getting all the VM deployed in the bladeServer. But not able to find these ...
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vCenter 5 crashes unexpectedly

I am having an issue with my vCenter 5 essentials server. We've been running this server for approx 2 years, and about a month ago this problem popped up. Seemingly out of the blue the server crashes, ...
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Ports needed for the vSphere 5.5 client to connect to the vCenter

We are currently setting up a new vmware environement based on ESXi 5.5, with the virtual appliance and vSphere client. After a lot of research (maybe I didn't searched well), I couldn't manage to ...
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vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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vSphere Host - periodic spike

Since last two days, one of my vSphere host server is showing periodic CPU load spike as shown in the following diagram. The day before the issue started, the vSphere client lost connection to this ...
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What's important to keep track of with a vBlock? [duplicate]

What are the most vital aspects to keep track of in a vblock? Cpu allocation, memory, storage allocation? It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure virtualization at scale with ...
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Identify disks in vCenter to partitions in Linux guest

What I am trying to accomplish is to correlate hard drive in vCenter to the disks in the Linux guest. So here it goes Opening up settings for the guest in vCenter and moving to hardware tab, shows ...
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How can I disable/suppress the warning I get for having SSH enabled on an ESX/ESXi host?

I administer a large number of ESXi hosts, and in order to do that efficiently, I pretty much need to have SSH allowed into the hosts at all times, as it's just far too burdensome to enable and ...
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vSphere 5.1 SSO upgrade issue

I´m having issues upgrading VMware vSphere Infrastructure from 5.1.0.1123961 to 5.1.1474365. First I ran into the issue described in the VMware KB 2046318 (Installing vCenter Single Sign-On fails ...
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Add vcenter to vSphere 5.1

I'm looking to upgrade our vSphere 5.1 host to 5.5, and I see numerous references to vCenter. The admin who setup our vSphere (no longer with company) either removed vCenter or never installed it. ...
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Is there an (official) API to get information from vCops?

(I already asked the same question at stackoverflow, but they redirected me to server fault... so I will just copy it:) For a reporting tool I will need to grab the generated information from vCops ...
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Spanned datastore - Is there way to find out on which specific LUN(s) resides flat .vmdk file?

vSphere SDK guide tells that: "If any of the LUNs within a VMFS volume fails or becomes unavailable, only virtual machines with data on that LUN are affected. All other virtual machines with virtual ...
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What is the recommended way to version VMware Templates?

Assume that you're in an organisation with numerous data centres, each with their own private clouds running on VMware vCenter 5.5. There are VMware templates for different Operating Systems, ...
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Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?

So, this is a strange one to me, but for reasons beyond my control, we have a vCenter server running on a virtualized Windows guest. This vCenter server is also the only vCenter server for the site ...
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On vCenter setting in vcdb.properties , what does it mean by 'usevcdb = true'

VMware KB is very complicated and not enough. I'm very confused. I had migrated the database from bundled SQLServer Express to Standard. I've followed KB1028601 , which is for migrating database and ...
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Cannot power on a VM vSphere “The operation is not allowed in the current state”

I have a server that looks like this Server1 Server2 Server3 (inaccessible) Server4 When I try to power it on, it says "The operation is not allowed in the current state." I ...
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vSphere 5.5 role permissions for viewing tags and tag assignments

I have a role assigned to me in vSphere and this role doesn't allow me to see any vmware tags but i know that tags are being used and are assigned to VMs. In my personal lab, i'm able to reproduce ...
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Reload VIAccounts list with PowerCli to select a newly created group

I'm using a script that creates groups in Active Directory, and links them to my vCenter server using New-VIPermission. The trick is that it doesn't find the groups created unless I restart the script ...
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Deleting a .lck file in vCenter to release a VM lock ?

I'm working on migrating VMs from esxi 4.1 to esxi 5.5. I was wondering if deleting the .lck file of a VM in the 4.1 datastore would let the 5.5 (connected to that same datastore) take ownership of ...
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P2V converting windows server 2008 Failure

I am trying Virtualize my windows 2008 Server , & unfortunately have been running to this error msg 1% after the converter starts. The Error Msg is "Unable to create a VSS Snapshot of the Source ...
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Can I add an ESXi host to more than one vCenter server?

I have a situation where I need to add a host to two vCenter servers. The vCenter servers are divided into two different networks and are not in a linked mode i.e. the other vCenter server belongs to ...
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Will VMware vSphere 5.5 work on a Dell Poweredge R300?

We just got a bunch of new Dell servers with current vSphere & vCenter versions (5.5, with possible future upgrade to 5.5U1). We'd like to add our older Dell R300 servers (Xeon 33xx series and ...