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How do I move vCenter Server Appliance to a vDS?

I am trying to migrate both the only vCSA and the VMKernel interface in my ESXi host from a standard vSwitch to a vDS, and that gave me all kinds of mess. How to do that properly? Bear in mind that ...
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Vmware Vsphere 5.1 essentials all non administrator roles “not in use” and cannot be enabled

I'm currently testing datadog external monitoring services and I wanted to add our vmware hosts. With datadog you install their windows agent, and then the next step is to add a user in vsphere to ...
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vCenter 5.5 - How to upgrade it to have an embedded Platform Services Controller

I am attempting to upgrade my vCenter Server Appliance installation from 5.5 to 6.0. I am receiving the following errors when attempting to preform the upgrade. Cannot upgrade vCenter Server ...
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Alternative to grep in powercli

I am writing a command in powercli where i will be logging into vcenter server and search a host which is in maintenance. After that i need to search task and events of that esxi host and need to ...
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No available VMware CPU licenses BUT assigned license count does not match the real used count

My vSphere client 5.1.0 shows a license key for 6 CPU (6 is displayed in both Assigned and Capacity columns) but ONLY two 2-socket hosts (i.e. 4 CPU) are listed. Therefore two CPU licenses are unused. ...
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Use Vsphere Replication seprately from SRM?

I currently have two VSphere 6 sites. Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is installed and configured (using array-based replication) to fail over to the backup site on a failure. Before I installed SRM, I ...
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How to export vCenter VM itself

I need to make a backup of the vCenter VM itself in OVF format. If I connect to vCenter using the vSphere client, the export to OVF option is greyed out. If I instead connect to one of the ESX hosts, ...
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VMware alerts are not sending an email

I am running vCenter 6.0 appliance that is managing two ESXi hosts. I want to get emails when the alarm is red. I've set SMTP server and sender account that is going to send emails (vCenter Server ...
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Why isn't VMware Client Integration plugin running on Mac OS X 10.11?

I've downloaded and seem to have successfully installed, however when I try to use it, vCenter acts like the plugin is not installed. The log file, in ...
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Where should I look to find out what cause my server hang?

I just had a Windows 2012 R2 guest on ESXi 5.5 stop responding. Resetting the machine from the vsphere client worked. Restarting the machine from there resulted in a message saying something like ...
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Monitor VMware 5.5 ESXi Storage vMotion Performance

Is there any way to monitor the performance of a storage vmotion while it is in progress? I would like to see something like a kb/s number. Anything other than just the basic % complete number you ...
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Enforce EVC for specific VM on vSphere 6?

Is it possible to enforce EVC/vMotion compatibility on a single VM in a (non-EVC) vSphere 6 cluster? I have an old Nehalem based host which I would like to use as a backup host in case I need to ...
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Veeam Back jobs failing with error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset

My Veeam Backup was working fine until one day I got this error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset I was having this error for every backup job(new and old) and restore job. The ...
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How to provision a node via puppet if it's using an image-based virtualization technology?

I'm trying to integrate puppet and vSphere via this module: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere This module lets you create servers via a few lines of puppet code. I have a vm template ...
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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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SQL Express 2012 error when installing vCenter Update Manager 6.x

When installing a fresh VUM 6.0u1 VM I ran into an issue where if you choose to use the free MS SQL Express 2012 DB you get an error that says 'SQL Installation was not successful'. If you try to run ...
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vCenter Thin Provisioned disk usage calculations

I'm managing a number of Thin-Provisioned VMs in vCenter 5.1.0. Each contains one virtual Harddisk. We run a pretty tight ship in terms of allocating storage, so the difference between 1 or 2 GBs is ...
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Why are my VMs displayed incorrectly under a single parent entity?

I've never seen anything like this before. I connected to a vCenter with two hosts. The first host has a single parent entity with 33 VMs. They are all stacked together and I cannot expand the entity. ...
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Can I retrieve the vCenter VM name from within the guest VM itself?

We're building an environment in which VMs are automatically deployed. We need the VM its hostname to be identical to the VM name in vSphere (which is randomly being created). Is there a way to ...
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Latest VMware Update Applied Yet Still Missing Update

We are running an HP server with VMware ESXi 5.5. This host happens to run our vCenter 5.5 Windows Server 2008R2 server. Because the VMware Update Manager is part of vCenter, I can't use it to ...
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PowerCLI - Network nested ESXi

Is there a way to configure the management interface of a nested ESXi Guest over PowerCLI? I'm looking to automate the configuration of a nested ESXi VM for testing customer configurations / ...
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How to resize a virtual machine running ubuntu in VMware 5

I was attempting to follow the instructions listed here http://www.joomlaworks.net/blog/item/168-resizing-the-disk-space-on-ubuntu-server-vms-running-on-vmware-esxi-5 I started with a 150 gig Drive ...
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VMotion Migrations and MySQL Databases

I am currently tasked with evaluating VSphere and VCenter server. I read about the VMotion feature: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-VMotion-DS-EN.pdf This could come in very handy for us. ...
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Host not responding - vCenter

Few days ago I configured a new vCenter server behind the NAT for my VMware Hosts. Everything is working perfectly on the Management LAN, but the problem is when I'm trying to add a server outside my ...
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vcenter server for windows 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 fails with error 1603

I am trying to upgrade our vcenter server wich is currently running 5.5u2e to version 6.0 But the upgrade throws the following error message during installation: VMware Message Bus Configuration ...
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Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest

We are running a standalone VMware 5.5 host server (HP ProLiant) that is not part of a cluster or even a SAN with other hosts. It has a number of patches that need to be applied to it and I'm ...
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ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check

In the BIOS of my server I have 2 X 2.26 quad cores, however in VMware I only see 2 cores per CPU ? Surely this isn't right? Processor Cores and Processor sockets should show as below: ...
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Unable to Change vCenter Server Appliance IP

I am trying to change a vCenter Server Appliance static IP address. If I follow VMware documentation here I get the following message IPv4 configuration for nic0 of this node cannot be edited post ...
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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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vcenter server failed point to new server

The machine that was running my vcenter server/database for my esxi host failed and is unrecoverable. My ESXI host v5.0.0 is still pointed at that old server and I am only able to login with the ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)

Good morning everyone, I recently bought two unmanaged NetGear 1gb switches to replace our older unmanaged Cisco 1gb iSCSI switches. Right now, the only devices currently connected to this network ...
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Can't use ctrl+c to kill process in VM

We are running several RHEL 6 64-bit VM's in a vBlock infrastructure using vCenter 5.5. If I open a console session through the vSphere web client the ctrl+c keystroke will not work. This is very ...
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vSphere folder permissions

How do i set permissions on a folder to see al VM's in that folder but do NOT however see an sub-folders that contain VM's? Top-Folder - VM-1 - VM-2 - SUB-Folder -- VM-3 -- VM-4 So in ...
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Error deploying VMware Integrated Openstack OVF on vCenter 6

I'm trying to deploy an OVF from VMware Integrated Openstack at my vCenter 6, but now it was showing an "Operation time out" message. Before, it was showing the message "the operation is not allowed ...
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Can I migrate a VM between vCenter servers in linked mode?

Right now I have two separate vCenter servers (one older, one brand new), each managing 3 clusters of hosts. I will eventually need to get 300-500 VM's from the old clusters to the new. If I put the ...
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Migrating Vmware to Hyper-V - number of Virtual CPU

I'm performing a migration from VmWare to Hyper-V and the Virtual CPU that you are assigning to a Virtual Machine is different and I'd like to know what should be the equivalent values when we move a ...
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Do we need vCenter for only one vSphere and Horizon View? [closed]

I'm trying to set up a VDI using VMware Horizon View 6 on Windows server 2012R2 X64 VM. I have 3 VMs in Workstation 11. Windows server 2012R2 (domain controller) VM Windows server 2012R2 View ...
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How to modify maximum RAM usage in vCenter 6.0

I'm using VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for a way to decrease RAM usage of it. In previous vCenter versions there were options to change # Maximum Java Heap Size in ...
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Copy VM Snapshot to a new VM Environment

We have 2 separate VMWare environments, one is the main environment which has hundreds of virtual machines across lots of sites. The other is a much smaller one installed on one server, just for ...
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ESX 5.5 Maximum File Size

We have a ~24TB Datastore (a single LUN mapped via a DAS) which has a VMFS5 Datastore. My understanding was with ESX 5.5 and VMFS5 you can have file sizes up to 62TB (as per this article: ...
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Can you list a Datastore Cluster's sDRS Schedule via PowerCLI?

We have a lot of datastore clusters, most if not all are supposed to have sDRS schedules applied to stop them moving VMs at busy periods. Obviously we could trawl through them manually to check if ...
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VMware EVC - New host in vCenter 5.1 not in EVC generation options

We installed a new host on our infrastructure. The specifications of the other hosts are as follow: Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5620 @2.4Ghz Super Micro X8DTT Intel Xeon CPU E5606 @2.13Ghz ...
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Multiple vCenter Services for redundancy

I've been reading up on linked mode, but this only applies to the management on multiple clusters from a single vCenter via linking other vCenter's into it. My question is - can you have two servers ...
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Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request was issued, but it shouldn't have expired for at least 600 seconds

When I click save & restart VMWare Replication Appliance VRM service: Getting this error Error applying startup configuration: Server returned 'request expired' less than 0 seconds after request ...
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Grahping VMware VM's network traffic

We have a mixture of managed and unmanaged VMs within out VMware platform, For our managed VMs we use SNMP within the VM to graph the VM's network traffic which we then use for billing if the customer ...
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vCSA command line installer fails to deploy with the error “Failed to login to host… is not a VIM server”

I'm using the vcsa-cli-installer utility under Linux (CentOS 6) to deploy VCSA 6.0 (vCenter Server Appliance). It is failing with the following: # ./vcsa-deploy -v ~/full_conf.json Start vCSA ...
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Connectivity issues to hosts over MPLS

Original thread on VMware for reference: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/490718 Hello, We have been troubleshooting an issue that prevents our vCenter server from connecting to some of our ...
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“I/O Error Occurred” in vSphere Client 4.1 uploading to datastore

Environment is VMware 4.1, 2 ESXi servers with a iSCSI 6TB datastore with 1.5TB free. ~30 VMs, small load, VMs working well. On the datastore I have an ISOs folder. Typically, I can upload new ...
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vSphere/vCenter not offering SSO options

We started setting up a vSphere infrastructure and want to use OpenLDAP as authentication source. In the vCenter, we have enabled the embedded SSO server and I find options to connect to Active ...