2
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1answer
91 views

Removing old “empty” Datastores that still contain .nvram/.dvsData files/folders

I have several old Datastores from which i moved all VMs via Storage vMotion to new Datastores. Now the VMs themself don't show any link to these old DSs anymore, but if you browse the DSs they still ...
2
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1answer
49 views

Monitoring virtual host on ESX5 with Nagios [duplicate]

My question is how to monitor with Nagios, the performance and availiability (machine stopped) of several virtual hosts running in a ESX. All plugins I've found are for 3.x API, running commands or ...
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3answers
529 views

vSphere 5.5 guests are consuming ALL host memory

I've never had this issue before, but when I was enabling fault tolerance, it seemed to break something and now my guests are consuming ALL of it's memory on the host. I know with fault tolerance, ...
5
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2answers
184 views

vCenter Cluster CPU utilisation data inaccurate

We have quite a reasonably sized vSphere 'estate', with 80% of our Windows/Linux servers virtualised, running across six Datacentres. One of my challenges is medium to long term capacity planning, ...
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2answers
103 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 ...
2
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3answers
633 views

vmware vcenter 5.1 installation with FQDN error

I'm trying to install vCenter 5.1 on a windows 2012 dedicated (with SQL express standalone) During the installation of the Single Sign On module i've a warning "the fully qualified domain name cannot ...
2
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2answers
490 views

Using API to get info about VMWare datastore

I need to create a report of datastore capacity, provision and usage. What is the best tool to do that? Vcenter API seems more concerned with creating VMs and such. Is this the right tool for the ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Veeam/VMware - Creating a virtual lab folder/resource pool error

I am trying to create a virtual lab, but have an error with the host options. We have 2 production hosts and one host I'm using for testing. When I try create a virtual lab, I get and error under the ...
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0answers
76 views

VCenter Upgrade Does not work

Task/Details We need to upgrade our Vcenter enviornment from v4.1.0 Build Number: 799345 to v4.1.0 Update 3 Build Number: 816786 Problem After backing up the database and the SSL certificates we ...
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1answer
208 views

vCenter 5.1 — adding v5.0 host doesn't bring in templates

I just set up a vSphere / vCenter 5.1 installation. I added two older hosts (v5.0) to this installation. I just noticed that while all VMs have been added to the inventory, none of the templates ...
4
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1answer
728 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 ...
3
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1answer
1k views

vCenter Server: This host currently has no management network redundancy

Background I'm on a new VMWare install consisting of: 1 vCenter Server (containing inventory service, SSO, vCenter server, and web client server) 2 ESX Servers configured in a HA group Problem ...
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1answer
2k views

Steps after installing vCenter Server?

I'm working with: Two new ESX servers that I'm configuring A new Server 2008 R2 machine that I'm using for vCenter. I took the following steps: Installed the Hypervisor on the 2 ESX machines ...
1
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0answers
14 views

vCenter server with both academic and Federal licensing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Background We have two servers running VMWare Academic licensing and just purchased two more under Federal licensing. ...
2
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0answers
149 views

Since I migrated vCenter to 5.1, some vms are migrating again and again

Yesterday I upgraded my vCenter to the last version 5.1 and I had to reconnect the hosts (running esx 5.0, last patches) Since I migrated, 5 vms (always the same) are vMotionned from host to host and ...
0
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3answers
438 views

Adding ESX host through VPN based IP

We have many esx host in branch. To manage them, we using vsphere client for each of them. Brach office and head office is connected with VPN based IP. For each branch is connected with 1 Mbps ...
4
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4answers
127 views

What vSphere data/reports would you like that you can't get now?

Bit of an open-ended question here sorry, hence why it's a CW, it's to help inform some toolset writers that I work with what direction to go with their new product, hope you don't mind. If you could ...
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2answers
440 views

How many VMs can I run? [closed]

My setup up: Dell PowerEdge M610 (6 Blades) Three of these: 2 x Intel Xeon E5540 8 Physical cores 16 Logical cores 16 GB of RAM Three of these: 1 x Intel Xeon E5640 4 Physical cores 8 Logical ...
0
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1answer
844 views

vCenter sent “ESX Host disconnected” notification, but host is fine and nothing in event log

Last night we received a notification from vCenter saying that it couldn't connect to the agent on one of our hosts, and that the "Host and Power status" was in error and the server was disconnected. ...
2
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2answers
853 views

Should be Vmware vCenter server high available?

We're thinking about getting the vmware suite (VMware vSphere 4.1 Essentials Plus Kit). What I would like to know, if the vCenter Server is critical for High Availability feature. 1) Is cluster ...
0
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1answer
309 views

Convert VM running on Linux hypervisor to OVF/VMDK

I have a bunch of VMs on a Linux hypervisor (cloudsigma.com to be precised). I want to convert these to deploy to an ESX hypervisor (opsource cloud server), but need to create an ovf with the vmdk. I ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Data storage on same guest as vCenter?

My VMware vCenter stores all its data in a SQL Server database. The database server resides on the same VM as vCenter itself. This means that vCenter is able to run independently of other servers, ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Upgrading ESX 4.0 -> 4.1 with vCenter Server & Update Manager running on a local VM

I'm currently upgrading our VMWare environment from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1. First, I moved the vCenter installation from a 32bit physical box into a 64bit VM on a vSphere 4.0 ESX host. I have since ...
3
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6answers
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Does VMWare Virtual Center (vCenter) require Active Directory?

I've been happily running ESX and ESXi standalone on a few servers for a couple years and wanted to evaluate vCenter for HA, vMotion, etc but currently don't have an Active Directory installation. ...
1
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1answer
670 views

All of ESX4 hosts not responding after rebooting vCenter server

I'm constructing 5ESX+a vCenter serv. I'm testing FT on the system. Today vCenter OS (W2008) demanded system reboot. After rebooting vCenter Serv. All of ESX hosts have alert icon. end indicate "not ...
0
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1answer
213 views

re-point LM to a new vCenter (share same database)

1) I'm planning to create a new vCenter server which database point to the same db as current vCenter (the one LM pointing to atm), Then I'm planning to repoint the LM to a new vCenter, ( the new ...
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1answer
53 views

Login credentials

Is it possible to find login credentials for virtual Ceneter 2.5 database ? We used MS SQL 2005 server . May be there are configuration file for virtual Center database : IP , dsn , port , username ...
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1answer
418 views

upgrade to VirtualCenter 2.5 U6 from U4 stopped VirtualCenter Server, why?

Yesterday upon trying to upgrade VirtualCenter 2.5 from U4 to U6, the result was that the VirtualCenter Server service refused to start, showing the famous error 2. I added the SQL Express dependency ...
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2answers
529 views

VMware dvSwitch & vCenter reboots

I'm on a vSphere4 course at the momnet and we've just covered dvSwitches. Our instructor is of the opinion that if you reboot your vCenter server, your dvSwitch goes "missing" for the duration of ...
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4answers
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ESX servers in a DMZ

I have two ESX 3.5 servers in a DMZ. I can access these servers on any port from my LAN via a VPN. Servers in the DMZ are unable to initiate connections back to the LAN, for obvious reasons. I have a ...
2
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2answers
387 views

How can I make VMWARE Lab Manager to stop controlling a VM

We have a VMWARE system that was set up a year ago for one of our projects. It consists of an enclosure with 3 servers (2 ESX 3.5 servers and a VCenter server) and a storage module. We also have lab ...
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2answers
2k views

Changing vSphere License Key

I have some vSPhere 4 standard licensed hosts in vCenter that had the key entered during install. I now want to change the licese key for these servers to use new Enteprrise Plus licenses that are ...
1
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2answers
1k views

VMware vCenter ESX host error “License assignment on the host fails”

We have a vCenter 4.0 Server with two ESX 4.0 hosts. We have a vCenter Server 4 Foundation license and a vSphere 4 Advanced 6CPU license. Licenses have been assigned to the server and hosts (each host ...