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VMware Vcenter - benefits for small setup?

I am just starting out with virtualisation, in fact I don't use it for anything business critical because I don't know anywhere near enough about it! I currently have two HP ProLiant DL360's with 4GB ...
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Troubleshoot vmware ESXi Partial/No redundancy of datastore

I have SAS HBA connected to HP P2000sa, HBA Port1 is connected to controller A and HBA Port2 is connected to controller B, and the same on the another host. Should be redundancy shown as Full ? ...
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2x vCenter Essentials on 1 host

As we consider the vSphere Standard kit (vCenter Standard+vSphere) proportionally too expensive in comparison with Essentials Plus Kit, we would buy 2x Essentials Kit. But the question is, is it ...
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What version of vCenter is included in Essentials Plus Kit?

Sorry for asking sales-oriented questions, but vmware forums are closed for maintenance (or newcomers?) We're thinking about getting http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/smb-solutions-server.html , ...
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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 ...
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Low performance between VMware and backupexec

I have a dedicated HP backup server, connected to an HP autoloader(SAS). The server is connected through 1 Gbps (network interfaces bridged) IPv4 to the network, where I from BackupExec 2010 R3 ...
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Encrypt powershell Credentials (creds) files

I have started to play around with PowerCLI and therefore created a credentials file to use when I connect to vCenter. The purpose for this will be to run scheduled tasks, such as running the vCheck ...
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Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter

I will be getting the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter soon and was wondering what peoples experience has been with it so far. My main goal for implementing this is to have better ...
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Network Misconfiguration when adding first host to new vSphere cluster

I am building a new vSphere cluster from scratch. I have installed ESXi on the first host, and built a vCenter server on a VM residing on that host (storage is on the local hard drive, although we ...
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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 ...
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VMWare Lab Manager: What's the difference between Capture to Library and Archive to Library?

On a configuration in my workspace I have two options, Capture to Library and Archive to Library. What's the difference between the two? The Lab Manager User's Guide isn't very useful here: ...
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Having a problem with vCenter service stopping daily

I have vCenter 4 running on a Windows 2008 VM and an Oracle 11g R2 database. I have identical configurations in an Operational Environment and a Non-Operational Environment. In my NOE, every morning ...
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Scalable design for vsphere 4.1

We have procured 1x C7000 Chasis 2xVirtual connect 2x9124 FC switch 5xBL460 G6 with Dual port HBA 1 NetApp Filer(FC) with Dual controller Active/Active 1xNetApp filer(SATA) with Single controller ...
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Can't connect to ESXi with vSphere Client

after changing IPs on of the ESXi hypervisor (without setting to maintenance mode), I can't access the vCenter Server with vSphere anymore. But I can access the ESXi over SSH. So, the IP is correct, ...
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Lowering EVC mode in vSphere

I have a production cluster of 16 Xeon 56xx-series hosts running ESXi 4.1 with a vCenter 4.1 managing them for HA and DRS. They're setup as using the EVC mode "Intel Xeon 32nm Core i7", but I want to ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Should I put my VCenter Database on a server with other enterprise databases

My sysadmin is reinstalling VCenter and would like to put the VCenter database on the db server that has all of the other enterprise databases (ERP, advancement, etc.). I'm not convinced that this is ...
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Automate Leaving and Joining Domain in VCenter

The scenario is this: there is about 40 workstations that get regular backups and I would like to convert them to VMs and send them off to a disaster recovery site and then add them to the VCenter ...
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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. ...
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Monitoring vmware with nagios

I'd like some way to connect nagios, so it sees the status of the Virtual Center, i.e. if the infrastructure client shows an alarm, it is shown in nagios. Not nessecary to show the errormessage, just ...
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Is it a bad idea to install vCenter Server inside a server it manages? If so, why?

Some system admin apps like Data Protection Manager can manage/backup an entire virtual infrastructure. When installing such an app, they use SQL Server and Windows Server and thus are run in a VM. ...
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VCenter Server shows error on Hardware Status for hosts

I'm running VMware ESXi on two Dell PowerEdge R610 servers, with a third server, a PowerEdge R410 running vCenter Server. We have an Essentials license. In the past I used to be able to open vCenter ...
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Undeploying VMware Lab Manager VMs after trial license expires

I played around with Lab Manager for a while, deploying a couple of machines. Meanwhile, the trial license has expired, and now I can't seem to "get rid" of the VMs (seems they are uncontrollable by ...
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How to track which process is failing logons?

Windows Server 2003, VMWare VirtualCenter 2.5. Something is continuously trying to log on to VirtualCenter using a disabled domain account; the failed logon attempts are logged by VirtualCenter in ...
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Migrated Virtual Machine Shows Up in Both Datastores

We're using Vsphere client 4.0.0 Build 208111 with Virtual Center Server same version and same build. I have one vm with only one disk that is shown on 2 different datastores. If I look through VMs ...
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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 ...
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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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Can you support multiple domains from vcenter

I have an esxi server with guests on 1 domain and another esx server with guest on different domain. Is it possible to manage bother esx machines from the 1 instance of vcenter?? Thks
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vcentre re-install

I am just reviewing our dr documentation after we have moved over to a vmware vsphere environment. My question is surrounding the vcentre software and what is the best practice to re-install this? We ...
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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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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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vCenter 4.0 vim_vcdb database datafile size. How big should it be?

How large should my vim_vcdb database datafile to be? How much daily change should I expect to see? Should I be looking into some type of data archiving/purging? I have 9 hosts and 198 VMs. Vcenter ...
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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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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 ...
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VMware VirtualCenter Server service stops

I'm having a problem with my vCenter server. Within an hour of a reboot the VMware VirtualCenter Server service stops. If I restart it… it runs for about an hour, then stops again. The following ...
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VirtualCenter Server service terminated with service-specific error 2 (0x2)

This is not a critical case but really annoying. I'm running vCenter 4 (Build 208156) and when we reeboot the server the VirtualCenter Server service can't start and gives the following error "The ...
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SRM 4 Test Fails with message for some VM : Error: A specified parameter was not correct

Here are my architecture : For the protected site 4 Host VSphere Enterprise Plus, each one with 2 HBAs FC connected to the switch fabric, connected to an EMC CX4-120 1 VCenter 1 SRM For the ...
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About can't export the performance problems

At first,let me describe my environment My VirtualCenter is install on window 2008 ,and theDataBase that VC used is SQL 2008 I really want to ask is ..... When I use vsphere clinet to connect ...
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How to create Isolated test environment

I am very new to the VMware world. We have VMWare vCenter 4 in the production environment but we have created multiple VLAN through Cisco Switch. I want know, how I can create an isolated test ...
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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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LabManager - Assigning “System Administrator” to a User - Possible?

There are certain aspects of the LM UI that are available only to the System Administrator - is it possible to be assigned as a role to an LDAP, imported user?
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Can vCenter 4 authenticate and authorize against a virtual directory server?

I am looking into Identity managment in our environment. We currently use Active Directory and Sun's Enterprise Directory server (6.3). I was wondering if I used the Virtual Directory Server of the ...
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P2V conversion at 120 ms latency?

Is it feasible to do P2V at the avg latency of 120 ms between source and target? I am trying to do P2V from London to USA.
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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 ...
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vCenter as a VM Need to shutdown all vSphere hosts

Due to a physical move I am going to have to shut down all of my vSphere hosts running 4.0 u1 My concern is that I run vCenter as a VM. My plan is to shut down all VM's via VC prior to shuting down ...
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How to give users rights over a resource pool

I would have thought this is fairly simple, but I would like to give people rights to manage all the VM's in a resource pool. If I do what seem logical and create a role (with all the permission minus ...
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Failed Conversion with VMConverter 4.0.1

Received this error @ 57% on Windows Vista Enterprise SP1 conversion going to a VMWorkstation 6.5 image via network share. FAILED: A general system error occurred: SQL_CANTOPEN: unable to open ...
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SRM 4.0 install using existing vCenter MSSQL 2005 Express Server

I have 2 sites running vCenter Server Standard in linked mode with 4 vSphere Enterprise Plus servers. The vCenter Servers use local MSSQL 2005 Express database server and I am trying to install SRM ...
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vCenter Heartbeat cluster Windows updates

We're in the planning stage of implementing vCenter Server Heartbeat in a P2P environment. The servers will be based in the same datacenter so they will be configured as a "LAN" type. I'd like ...