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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 ...
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finding guestid in offline documentation?

I have a little question thats been bugging me lately. I am using PowerCLI to create a new VM and I want to use the -guestId parameter to specify the Guest OS. Is there any built in documentation ...
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VCenter 5.5 Appliance and FreeIPA 3 authentication

I have a vcenter appliance and freeipa running in my environment. There are no windows machines at all, nor will there be. I have setup vca to authenticate via LDAP to IPA and this works PER USER. the ...
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VMware Esxi 5.5 automate VM creation from ISO

Basically we want to automate virtual machine creation from ISO. As in one of our project we get custom ISO (appliances with application pre-installed in OS) released from time to time. So we need to ...
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can't access vSphere when rebooting vCenter Appliance

My root passw for vCenter Appliance has expired and I need to boot it from Linux Live-CD in order to recover it, now whenever I reboot the vCenter Appl. within the vSphere console, I loose connection ...
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Keberos clock skrew, although the clocks are synchronized

We have an issue during a backup (run every night). This backup is managed by Veeam Backup&Replication : copy 7 virtual machines from one VMware ESXi host. This host is linked to a vCenter server. ...
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How to find clone events in vCenter?

How can i see all clone events, which occurred during the week in vCenter? I could not find log displaying clone event for all VMs around a datacenter.
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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 ...
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Virtualisation management: should Vcenter, Veeam etc be on a physical machine or VM?

I've noticed that a lot of people run vCenter Server on a VM hosted on Vsphere / ESXi. This seems odd to me, because if there is an issue with the host then you will lose both the host and the ...
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vCenter handles only the boot volume?

We have an iSCSI SAN unit connected to a cluster of ESX servers. The servers are all managed by an instance of vCenter. The vCenter instance manages a dozen Windows Server VMs. Most of the VMs have ...
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host with default gateway as itself

I am facing a peculiar problem. Earlier we had 4 network segments in our production setup, say segment A,B,C and D. A,B and C are able to communicate with each other,the corporate lan and the ...
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Share 2 servers resources within single virtual machine - possible?

I have two physical servers - Dell Power Egde R710. I installed vCenter Server in order to manage both of them, I have created a cluster and added my 2 ESXi (servers) hosts. I created a virtual ...
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Access to vCenter Server (in private network) from the Internet through vSphere Client [closed]

I have a vCenter server as a VM on my DPER710 in my internal network. DPE is connected to switch, switch is connected to JSRX, JSRX is connected to my ISP. My vCenter Server is installed on Windows ...
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Windows XP VMs on ESXis not pinging each other

I'm running a virual environment of this sort. There's a UCS box that has several VMs. I've setup 3 Virtual ESXi VMs and vCenter Server appliance. Using the appliance, I installed 3 WinXP VMs on the ...
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vSphere 5.1 U1 Client - “The command has timed out as the remote server is taking too long to respond”

The Problem: What we are trying to do When trying to log into vCenter using the VMware vSphere Client we are greeted with the following error when using both Windows Sessions credentials or manually ...
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Export virtual machine list

I'm doing an inventory of both our physical and virtual machines. I'd like to export a list of virtual machines from vCenter instead of having to type everyone into a spreadsheet. Anybody know of an ...
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Flash on EL6 for accessing VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5

Has anyone succeeded in connecting to a vcenter 5.5 appliance with a RHEL6 workstation? If so, what's the magic incantation and ritual keystrokes? Made the mistake of upgrading to esxi 5.5 without ...
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VMware Tools are installed but inactive. Scientific Linux 6.4, ESXi 5.1.0, vCenter 5.1.0

Basic information: VM OS is Scientific Linux 6.4 x86_64, installed as minimal, with network-support and access to EPEL repository. Hypervisor is ESXI 5.1.0, build-1065491. I don't have the rights ...
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Configuration Defaults for VMWare vSphere Virtual Machines

We have a number of hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.5 all attached to a vCenter instance. We access and manage all of our VMs with the vSphere Web Client. A number of people who do not necessarily have ...
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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 ...
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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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vCenter permission to perform this operation was denied (Converting windows server 2008 R2)

I am trying to convert a windows server 2008 R2 using vCenter. First, i would like to note i already successfully converted a windows server 2008 using the same process. The process fails for this ...
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ESXi host losing connection to vCenter

I'm having a very odd issue with a single ESXI host. I have 2 identical hosts, core i3, 6 nics, 16g ram. 4 of the nics are used for Management, vmotion, vm network, all on different vlans. They ...
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Does a vCenter need rights to read the Active Directory?

I'm completely lost with SSO and Active Directory. First i had an ESXi 5.1 standalone with vCenter virtual appliance with windows server 2008 r2 active directory, worked great. Later upgraded to 5.5 ...
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VMware vCenter Server + VDS - Measure monthly traffic per VM

Is there a way to measure the monthly traffic per VM without having direct access (eg: SNMP) on each VM? I am aware that there is VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager software which claims to provide ...
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Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?

When building a VM, you can select which virtual device type you would like a vNIC to be (E1000, VMXNET3, etc). After the VM is created, can you change the type of vNIC in use on a given connection ...
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Vcenter 5.5: can't create datacenter

Just installed VCenter 5.5 -- simple install method. Defaults all around. Got logged in to web client using Administrator@vsphere.local configured SSO to allow local account as admin. Gave admin ...
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Vsphere 5.5 reset root

I would like to change the root password used to access our virtual environment, I am using the vsphere client (5.5) connecting to a virtual appliance but cannot find where I can change this.
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VCenter 5.0 Server shows error on Hardware Status for hosts (port 8443) [duplicate]

I have the following: vCenter 5.0.0 build 755629 The problem: In the plug-in manager: vCenter Hardware Status VMware, Inc. 5.0 Disabled Displays the hardware status of hosts (CIM monitoring) ...
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NXLOG File Input Search Patterns

I'm trying to use nxlog to forward vCenter messages to Logstash with the im_file input module and a pattern to specify the exact file(s) to watch. What would normally be simple is now needlessly ...
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VMware: Push Changes from Base VM to a derived Snapshot

I have a base VM just with the operating system on it. There are snapshots of this VM with different installed applications. Now I'd like to provide several software updates to these snapshots. But I ...
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VMWare - I Deleted a Server, But the .vdmks Still Exist

Here is the back story -- I had consolidation/snapshot problems with a VM server. To solve it I ended up cloning the server, and using the clone. I deleted the original in VCenter, "Delete From ...
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When using the puppet node init command, are the parameters to specify in the answers.install file

On puppet-enterprise version 3.3.1, I am attempting to use the puppet node init command on a VMware puppet master node hosted on a VMware VSphere client with VCenter 5.1.0. My puppet master node has ...
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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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How do I obtain the ssh public key from my VSphere ESXi 5.1 host hypervisor residing in vcenter with puppet-enterprise cloudprovisioner

I am using the learn puppet 3.1 vm and trying to connect to a host hypervisor. I followed the instructions to create a .fog file under root which includes a yaml hash, and I read that the yaml hash ...
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Installing drivers on HP B320i Controller Card?

In order to get vCenter to recognize the logical array that has been created, it looks like I need to update the Controller Card drivers. I think I have found them here ...
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Upgrade vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 error 29102

I'm upgrading vCenter 5.1 to 5.5. After successful upgrading of Single Sign-On service, in the next step of upgrading Web Client when it needs Single Sign-On password and Lookup Service Url it used ...
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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, ...
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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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open port 443 vCenter server

Thank you so much for looking at my. I am trying to open up ports 443 and 80 for access to the vCenter server by a disaster recovering software. The disaster recovery site is located in the ...
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Vagrant support for Type 1 Hypervisor

I need to be able to spin up VMs every now and again so that I can have a space to build the latest iteration from my project's 'dev' branch (using chef), run the configuration scripts, and make sure ...