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1answer
29 views

Unable to add a vCenter server to VMware Horizon

I've installed VMware Horizon on a virtual machine which is on my ESX. In order to configure it, I have to specify the vCenter server into the Horizon's configuration. But when I try to specify the ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Setting an IP on a virtualized Windows 2003 server without activation

The first time (no joke) after virtualizing an old Windows Server 2003 machine (as part of a consolidation effort), it is trying to force me to activate. Normally, it was letting me get in with a ...
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2answers
126 views

ESX, migrate hosts hardware to new hardware best practices

I have an ESX farm running the same 4 physical hosts (identical hardware) on vCenter 5.1. I received a bunch of 4 new physical servers with a newer hardware and I have to replace the old ones by ...
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3answers
48 views

VM Connected to a Domain

I'm working with an automated tool that deploys VMs to center. It is setup within the customspec to be connected to a domain [windows]. After the VM is clone, we get a success state from VMWare that ...
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2answers
3k views

Can't Start VM, VMDK Locked due to Aborted Transfer Between Datastores

I was copying a VM between datastores last night when I looked away and then the vCenter host started restarting due to Windows update... The VM transfer between was aborted, but now the VMDK file it ...
1
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1answer
939 views

VMWare 5.1 Datastore in use when trying to unmount?

When trying to unmount a datastore from one of my 4 ESXi hosts, I receive a message that it's in use. The full error stack I see is: Call "HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore" for object ...
6
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3answers
213 views

Can I let my users create VM's as they wish?

In my dev team now, there has risen a request to be able to create/run VM's on demand. What they are asking for is a system/method/tool that they can select the following: CPU's, RAM, OS , Hard disk ...
3
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3answers
744 views

What is the correct way to remediate an HA Cluster?

Background / Goal I have a VMWare HA cluster for production Machines with two hosts. It is currently set up so that it can account for the failure of up to one host. It does not use DRS. I need to ...
4
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1answer
784 views

Potential VMWare 5.1 Fault Tolerance bug/issue?

Background / Setup I've got a fresh install of vCenter Server 5.1 and associated components. I've taken all steps (as far as I can tell) to enable FT, and it worked the first time (yanked a power ...
32
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7answers
17k views

Replace VMware vSphere infrastructure with open source alternatives?

We are planning a slow migration from VMware (and third party apps) to open source alternatives (free would be great). Basically, we want to start with some little cluster lab, then migrate the ...
4
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3answers
696 views

VMware Vcenter - benefits for small setup?

I am just starting out with virtualisation, in fact I don't use it for anything business critical because I don't know anywhere near enough about it! I currently have two HP ProLiant DL360's with 4GB ...
3
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7answers
8k views

Problem booting virtual machine after converting VMDK to VHD

I used the VMWare VCenter Converter Standalone Client to convert a physical drive on my old PC to a virtual drive. The conversion worked fine and I ended up with a valid VMDK file. Next, I wanted to ...
3
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3answers
461 views

Achieving reliable revert in lab manager for test environments, windows machines

I'm trying to ensure that the revert process is as reliable as possible in our lab manager environments. We frequently (daily) revert a 10-12 server workspace to a previous version, upgrade it, test ...