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Creating a new local user from vCenter (with vSphere 5.1)

I am trying to add a new local user from vCenter. I could not find how to do it. I dont have the "Users & Groups" tab. Important note, I do not want to join the vCenter to the domain. I really ...
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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 ...
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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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VCenter Migration

I am in a catch 22 position. I need to do some work on a SAN that hosts our VCenter but due to the client only having Essentials Plus licence they do not have Storage Vmotion and can only cold ...
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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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Which hardware gives us better redundancy, performance, and cost efficiency for a large Enterprise Cloud Solution? [closed]

We are going to build a Large Enterprise Cloud Solution and would like to know in which configuration we would have a better redundancy/performance and cost efficient. Here are 2 examples which we're ...
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How to change vcenter server appliance IP from command line?

I have installed a Vcenter 5.1 on a system netowrk, and gave it an internal IP. This server (Dell R620) than had to go to a remote hosting location. That gave me a totally different IP and sub ...
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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 ...
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VMware Virtual vCenter and High Availability

To continue with this question: Should be Vmware vCenter server high available? According to the response there even if vCenter is down HA will continue to work. So, if my vCenter is a VM, using ...
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SNMP - Value of CPU processor load not reflecting reality

Trying to plot CPU load on my server, with the following hardware: ProLiant DL360p Gen8 (same behavior on ProLiant DL360 G7). The machine is running VMWare ESXi5.1 To create a CPU spike I run dd ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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vCenter appliance won't use mail relay server

tl;dr: - sendmail is configured to use a relay server but still insists on using 127.0.0.1 as the relay, which results in mail not being sent. We have the open source vCenter appliance (v 5.0) ...
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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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Increasing a Linux partition once VM size increased in vSphere?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 VM running on VMWares ESXi 5.1. The server (VM) itself has run out of space, the results of df -h are as follows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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vSphere Replication Guest OS Quiescing

I am using vSphere Replication 5.1 to send virtual machines to a separate datastore every 24 hours. One option in configuring each VMs replication is the Guest OS Quiescing option. Options are None ...
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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 ...
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How to release a VMware unused license from a host? New licensing scheme?

I own VMware Essentials license (6 CPU's) One of the hosts is going to be replaced with a new one. I am having trouble removing/changing the license on that host. As you can see on the image: the ...
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Modify VM attributes from VMware CLI

There has to be a way to do this that I'm missing. I'm trying to modify attributes on a whole bunch of VMs at the same time from the CLI: Look! 24 VMs: $ vmware-cmd --server 10.91.1.1 --username ...
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PowerCLI: cancel all taks for current user

I would like to create a PowerCLI script that cancels all tasks initiated by the current user. I haven't been able to use Get-Task or a filter to get only my tasks, as I haven't found that property on ...
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LUNs disappear after rebooting the ESX/ESXi host

A single LUN among from a group disappeared following the ESXI host restart. Neither the host nor the Vcenter can see it. I have four virtual machines on the LUN hiden now showing just unknown from ...
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Is is possible to migrate a client from a disconnected VM host?

One of our VM hosts (5.0) got disconnected. All of our Clients are on Shared Datastore. Is it possible to migrate the clients on the disconnected host (Vcenter Essentials) to a connected host?
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Import a VMware virtual machine with two disks into Amazon AWS

I installed the vCenter connector and it said "lol, can't upload VM with two disks." So I disconnected one of the disks and uploaded the VM and now I need to upload the second disk and rejoin it to ...
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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. ...
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VMWare vCenter: “incorrect username or password” when connecting to host

I have an existing vCenter server (v5.0) with two existing ESXi servers. I recently installed ESXi v5.1 on two new servers. I configured their hostnames, IPs, DNS, gateway, etc. and both pass their ...
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Revert a VM client from within the VM Client - is it possible?

I am creating a test VM (esxi V5) client for our QA department. Once it's installed, my options will be: Use a snapshot Use non persistent disk on the hard disk. For either options, I can give ...
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Cannot connect to Vsphere Webclient

I have a problem connection to the VCenter Web Client. I can connect and do some administration from the VLAN that the Vcenter server is on and this is working fine. But if I connect from our client ...
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Configuring vCenter alarm for loss of psu redudancy

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure a vCenter 5 alarm to monitor the loss of PSU redundancy of a host? I'm looking through the options to configure alarms and the Power State alarms on the ...
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Deploy ESX virtual machine from template with esxcli

I have an ESXi 5.0 and VirtualCenter setup. I've created a VM template (let's call it rhel-template) and I want to deploy it from the command-line (via esxcli). How do I do so?
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Is there a faster way to deploy an OVA template?

I need to deploy vSphere Server Appliance 5.1. I have vSphere Client running locally and my internet upload is capped at 3 Mbps. It says it's going to take about 200 minutes to upload. When selecting ...
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MS Exchange p2v process

Is that possible to virtualize MS Exchange Server 2007 without stopping it's services? In particular I'm interested in using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client for that purpose.
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Convert physical to ESXi machine using VMware vCenter Converter?

I want to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter. According to the product page of VMware vCenter Converter I should be able to create a virtual machine for ...
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VMware vCetner tomcat log files missing

I have upgraded to a trial version of vCenter 5.1 from 5.0. Previous versions used to have tomcat log files inside the tomcat\logs folder. But since I have update I have noticed that tomcat is not ...
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How to Migrate vCenter Virtual Appliance

I am looking to migrate a vCenter 5.0 virtual appliance to another machine with DAS. Is it possible to do this without vMotion and without breaking anything? If so, could one follow a similar process ...
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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 ...
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P2V for Windows 7 fails on vmware vCenter [closed]

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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What do I need to download and how to I upgrade my vmware in order to get VDP?

EDIT: I leave the question as is. Apparently I missed the part that it was only announced, and was sure it's released, and I can't find it on my.vmware.com VDP [vmware data protection] was recently ...
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vSphere Client vCenter Template Customization Specification Using Windows Sysprep Unattended Answer XML File

I'm trying to setup a vSphere Client vCenter v5.0.0 Build 455964 Template Customization Specification using a Windows Sysprep unattended answer XML file for Win2008R2. However I didn't know how ...
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vCenter Operations Manager Fault Meaning

I am using vCenter Operations Manager to anaalyse my vmWare environment and all looks well. I just have one fault on one of my servers, it has the following message: Health of BMC changed from gray ...
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How is it possible to clone a running VM consistently?

We have a sysadmin who is cloning one of our production servers, which is a VMWare VM. The total time to clone it seems to be about 2 hours. The server is still running (serving web apps) while he ...
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Increasing collection level for performance counters in vCenter 5

I want to simply increase the collection level of some of the Network performance counters to 4, when I look in performance for the host, and click 'Advanced', switch to look at the Network ...
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VMWare vCenter/ESXi with FreeIPA instead of Active Directory?

Can vCenter authenticate against FreeIPA instead of Active Directory? If so, how would you set it up? We have a pure Linux environment (CentOS) and need to have vCenter and our VM's have the same ...
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How to manage a global VM startup order across the whole datacenter?

Suppose you have a fully virtualized VMware infrastructure: ESXi, vCenter, vMotion, HA, DRS, the whole package. Inside, you have lots of VMs, which at any given time may reside on one host or another ...
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vmware esxi 5, cant create snapshots and consolidate fails, how to delete old or consolidate redo logs?

I have a VM that seems to be working ok, but when VMWare DR (or I) tries to create a snap shot, it fails, and when I view the summary page of the VM it has a warning at the top showing that the disks ...
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How to control admission policy in vmware HA?

Simple question, I have 3 hosts running 4.1 Essentials Plus with vmware HA. I tried to create several virtual machines that filled 90% of each server's memory capacity. I know that vmware has really ...
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How to conserve memory and run more vms on vSphere 5.0 with vCenter 5.0?

The server has 16 gig of memory. We want to run as many VMs as possible on this server. They are used as automated testing "slaves" to a Jenkins VM which distributes testing jobs. The VMs right now ...
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Why are virtual machines on vSphere 5.0 suddenly suspended?

We just got our vSphere 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0 configuration working with several VMS. These are the vms. Jenkins appliance. vCenter Server Appliance Windows7x64 Windows7x64-1 Windows7x64-2 ...
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VMware shared storage cluster isn't visible on all hosts

I have a trial Vcenter 5 + 2 esx 5, all still in trial period, meaning I have all features enabled. I have created a LUN on my QNAP NAS, and added it as a cluster datastorage on my vcenter however, ...
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vCenter - Active Directory integration - permissions on specific hosts

I have 4 ESXi hosts with 1 vCenter. I manage the whole 4 hosts with the vCenter interface. How can I block access to specific hosts within vCenter based on the Active Directory user logged on the ...
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Loss of feature set with VMware EVC

If I have two machines both 3rd Generation AMD Opteron, one Shanghai & one Istanbul and I can vMotion between them. Does it buy me anything to enable EVC at the 3rd Generation AMD level? Will I ...