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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 ...
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Joining a vSphere host to Active Directory if it is already part of an AD enabled vCenter cluster

Currently our vSphere 5.1 hosts are part of a vCenter 5.1 cluster. vCenter is already AD enabled so I just need to do a windows authentication to get access to our hosts. I was wondering, is it also ...
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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 ...
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Why does VM Guest Memory Utilisation Differs Memory utilisation report in vCenter Server

I am tricked with the results seen from the Memory performance report in VM Guest Server (Windows 2008 R2); taken with the Perfmon Counters are no way related with the performance reports I got from ...
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Migration in the vCenter changed network interface in a CentOS virtual machine

I have a vCenter 5.1 and two hosts with ESXi 4.1 (Host1) and ESXi 5.1 (Host2). They are working fine. I migrated a CentOS from host1 to the host2. The state of the virtual machine was "powered off", ...
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Two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all hosts be part of same cluster/data center?

Say you have 6 hosts and two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all 6 hosts function as part of the same vCenter (cluster, data center) umbrella or is there a restriction with licensing (i.e. you'd ...
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Small Datacenter Setup - vCenter and OpenVPN

I, as well as two other students, are creating curriculum for a new datacenter course at our university. We have 16 Sun servers that are several years old with decent specs (2x Dual-Core AMD Opterons ...
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iSCSI SAN for vCenter Cluster

I'm looking to setup a SAN for a VMWare vCenter cluster of ESX hosts. I'd like it to be the primary storage device for VMs. There will be up to 10 hosts in the cluster eventually. I'm creating a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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VPN connection is open. But can't ping internal network

I have run into a problem with my VPN. At home i have set up a test lab. I Have a server running VMware ESXi and vCenter server, so in my internal network i connect to the vCenter server to manage ...
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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 ...