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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 ...
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Is it possible to configure the version of snmp trap used by vCenter alarms?

It's seems that vCenter alarms traps are sent in SNMPv1 only. I would like to receive it as SNMPv2. Is it possible to configure the version use by vCenter (I'm using version 5.0.0) ? I can ...
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VMware vCenter Server Questions

I plan on deploying a cluster of 2 physical servers running vSphere. The VMs in this cluster will be ran in fault tolerance mode. Can the vCenter server be ran as a appliance on the vSphere cluster, ...
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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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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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Split Vmware Vcenter to a VCS per Site [closed]

My question is about a supported environment (by Vmware) useability, advantages and disadvantages of the following constellation, maybe a recommendation: Due to changes in the infrastructure between ...
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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 ...
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Replicating databases using Dell equallogic

Can the Dell Equallogic 6100/4100 replicate databases like mysql, MS SQL 2012, and Oracle 11g? I would like to set up my web applications and their databases in VMWare 5. They would run off the ...
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Is it possible to securely add an NFSv4 share to an ESXi Server?

I just wondered how to connect an NFSv4 share as storage extension to my ESXi. Since NFSv4 supports Kerberos, ESXi could use Username and Password to connect to the share, while no one else could ...
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VMware vSphere IP assignment

I am using VMware vCenter 5.1 to manage my servers. I would like to deploy some virtual machines via some VM templates and ask vCenter to assign IP address for these VM automatically. But it didn't ...
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Creating “Odd” Size Disks in VmWare/Linux

I believe I suffer from "everything must be in powers of 2" syndrome. When asked to create a 30G disk in VmWare for a VM I want to create a 32G disk. If someone needs 256G of storage using LVM I ...
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Find all virtual machines with ballooned or swapped RAM in VMware cluster?

If I were to look at a vSphere cluster or resource pool and see a certain level of memory ballooning or swapping, how do I identify which VMs are affected? I know what to do with them once I find them ...
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Unable to view sensor data in ESXi 5.x on DL380 G7

I'm running ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 on a DL380 G7 and no matter what I do, I cannot view sensor data. I have installed all of the HP Offline Bundles (both old and new revisions as suggested ...
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How to pull hardware and software health monitoring information out of ESXi hosts in to my company's webpage?

I know the vSphere Client when connected to a host or vCenter provides the health monitoring parameters of the installed servers. But I want this information on my company's website. So the back ...
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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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Steps to upgrade vCenter 5.0 to 5.1 with a fresh 5.1 install on a different VM

I'm running vCenter 5.0 on Server 2008 R2 and would like to put vCenter 5.1 on Server 2012. Can someone confirm or deny the following steps? Do in-place upgrade of vCenter 5.0 to 5.1. Install fresh ...
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Should I lower memory config of VMware vCenter Server Appliance?

I have ESXi 5.1 running on 2 hosts with less than 10 virtual machines between them currently. Host 1 has 12GB RAM (Resource Allocation tab says 9288MB) Host 2 has 16GB RAM (Resource Allocation tab ...
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Limit the Number of VMs of a Given Type, Folder, or Resource Pool in vCenter

Is it possible to limit the number of VMs of a given type within vCenter? When I say a given type, as I know there's no specific "type" associated with a VM, it could be as simple as the # of VMs ...
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vCenter SQL Express Database Maintenence

After performing a simple install of vCenter 5.1 with all default chosen including the sql express database, what should we do to ensure continued operation without manual intervention? Currently we ...
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Getting started with KVM coming from Vmware

In order to test new ideas and reduce cost I would like to test KVM. I think Vmware has these 3 things which are valuable: - HA which restart VMs (Virtual Machines) in other hosts when a Hardware ...
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VMWare vCenter Converter does not continue

I've been trying to clone a vm with the vCenter Converter 5.1 software, but I am having trouble with the 2nd vm I tried to do. The first completed with no errors. The second however, will not let me ...
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Datastore cluster with vCenter and 2 VMFS datastores

I have a vCenter setup with 2 esxi hosts. Both hosts (dedicated servers) have their own datastore (vmfs) connected to their harddrives. I'd now like to setup a datastore cluster, however the setup is ...
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vCenter distributed switch: private IP pool

I've set up a private and a public Distributed Switch with vCenter. Is there a way to tell vCenter/vSphere which IP range it can use to assign private IPs to each VM? For example: assign 10.0.1.2 to ...
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vmware | virtual machine vmdk hdd error

After power troubleshooting i get this message Reason: 5 (Input/output error). Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4d78ed66-47c6d550-de03-0017a4770002/tory/tory-000002.vmdk' or one of the snapshot ...
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vCenter: how to add new IP range to a Distributed Switch

I have a distributed switch set up in my vCenter with 2 hosts. Recently I ordered a new IP range which comes with a Gateway address. The IPs are assigned to the correct VLAN, my question is, how do I ...
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VMWare Operations Manager (vCOPS) custom dashboard without logging in

1, How could I set up vCOPS so it does not require users to log in by default? 2, How can I actually design a custom dashboard? I looked at the "custom UI" document from vmware, it tells what can be ...
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Deployment of vCenter Operations Manager failing

I recently downloaded a trial of vCenter Operations Manager to deploy to our ESXi 4 environment. I wanted to test this software to see if it would be useful, but I cannot seem to get it working. ...
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Equivalent of VMwareResolutionSet.exe for Linux KVM

My company is planning on migrating from our current VDI environment that runs on VMWare and uses HP's RDS protocol, to a solution that is based on Linux KVM/Openstack. Many of the employees use ...
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vCenter SSO + vSphere questions

1, When installing the SSO service it doesn't pick up AD as a valid identity source, but according to the documentation, it should. I'm running the installation as a local administrator, and the box ...