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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 ...
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Import “VSphere 4 VMFS Datastore” in new “VSphere 5 VMFS Datastore”

I have two vSphere environment: one composed by a vCenter 4 and two Esx Host 4.0 sharing a clustered datastore (VMFS3) and several virtual machine one composed by a vSphere 5 and two Esxi Host 5.0 ...
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VMware: Is my SYSLOG Collector running?

I am trying to determine if my Syslog Collector I just set up in vCenter 5 is working correctly. According to this VMware KB article and this VMware blog article, everything seems to be up and ...
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Adding ESX host through VPN based IP

We have many esx host in branch. To manage them, we using vsphere client for each of them. Brach office and head office is connected with VPN based IP. For each branch is connected with 1 Mbps ...
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Change VMWare vSphere Memory Usage Charts to MB or GB

Is there a way to set VMWare vSphere Client to show my OS memory usage in MB or GB instead of KB?
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After upgrading vCenter 5.0 to 5.0 U1, Server and Client are still reporting old version

I downloaded VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-639890.iso and mounted it to my vCenter server. I then proceeded to upgrade the Server, Client, and Web Client components. However, even after a successful ...
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Change vCenter Server 4.1 to a different machine without migrating data?

Situation: I have a VMWare vCenter Server 4.1 (managing two hosts) running on a server that I would like to use for other purposes. I don't want to move the vCenter Server to a VM, and already have ...
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VMware vCenter Converter - P2V Linux Machine

I'm trying to do P2V with a Debian powered-on source. Everything works perfectly up until the point of selecting destination. It states that the destination type is VMware Infrastructure virtual ...
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VI3 hosts cannot be added if vCenter is licensed but License Server is not Configured

When trying to migrate from vCenter 2.5 to vCenter 5, I removed an ESX 3.5 host from vC2.5, and attempted to manage it with my new vC5 server. I received this error message, and the attempt fails: ...
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vCenter database selection

I am in the planning process of building a new vCenter 5 server. Currently, as a SMB, my host requirements are within range of using the SQL Express install, but my VM count has grown into the lower ...
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Remove old vCenter servers from VMWare vSphere Client login window

After changing our vCenter servers recently, the old vCenter server is still listed in the VMWare vSphere Client login dialog in the IP Address / Name: drop down. Is there a way to remove the ...
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Should VCenter be a VM?/Can it be external hardware

We have 6 ESX servers running +150 VMs. Currently our VCenter server is one of these VMs. The other day we had a hardware failure in our DC (caused by a naughty UPS) which took out two of these ...
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With VMware 5, how does memory pooling works across clusters

With new memory entitlement in vSphere 5, if I have 2 clusters configured with the same license level. Would my memory entitlement be calculated separately for each cluster, or will it pool everything ...
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Is there any verbose flag that could cause vCenter db overfilling in ESXi cluster?

I have SQL Server express installed on vCenter, so the maximum size of the database can be only 4GB. I don't know why, but from some moment the size of the db started to grow exponentially, so I have ...
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How do I inform my ESXi 5 host(s) of a power outage?

My APC UPSs all have the APC SNMP card so they are able to communicate over the network. From what I've been able to find the PowerChute program alerts the guest OS that a power outage has occurred ...
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vCenter showing alert icon on many VMs with no alerts being reported

I've looked at all different levels within vCenter (server, datacenter, cluster, individual VM) and there are no alarms being reported yet the alarm icon persists. This all started when I had to ...
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What vSphere data/reports would you like that you can't get now?

Bit of an open-ended question here sorry, hence why it's a CW, it's to help inform some toolset writers that I work with what direction to go with their new product, hope you don't mind. If you could ...
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Gracefully Shutdown an Equalogic SAN

Like many others I have jumped on the VMware bandwagon. We are hosting all of our data on an Equalogic SAN and need a "gracefull" way to shut down the VMs and the SAN if the battery backups reach a ...
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How many VMs can I run? [closed]

My setup up: Dell PowerEdge M610 (6 Blades) Three of these: 2 x Intel Xeon E5540 8 Physical cores 16 Logical cores 16 GB of RAM Three of these: 1 x Intel Xeon E5640 4 Physical cores 8 Logical ...
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Replace VMware vSphere infrastructure with open source alternatives?

We are planning a slow migration from VMware (and third party apps) to open source alternatives (free would be great). Basically, we want to start with some little cluster lab, then migrate the ...
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Unable to open linked vCenter Server

I already solved this problem, but I'm posting it here for future reference. Scenario: You have two (or more) VMware vCenter servers in linked mode. You have the same permissions on all of them. ...
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Mouse and video integration with VMware Tools doesn't work on cloned VMs

When I clone a virtual machine from a template that already has Tools installed the mouse integration and better resolution of the console don't work. vCenter recognizes that Tools is installed. Why ...
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V2V vCenter Server Standalone Converter

Environment: VM: Server 2008 Standard R2 with vCenter Server 4.1 installed running on VMware Workstation 7.1. I'm pretty confident I've done my homework on the required port settings that have to be ...
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vCenter sent “ESX Host disconnected” notification, but host is fine and nothing in event log

Last night we received a notification from vCenter saying that it couldn't connect to the agent on one of our hosts, and that the "Host and Power status" was in error and the server was disconnected. ...
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VMware vSphere 4.1: host performance graphs show “No data available”, except the realtime view, which works fine

Here's our scenario: Site 1 has 3 hosts, and our vCenter server is here. Site 2 has 3 hosts. All hosts are ESXi 4.1 update 1. If I view the Performance tab for any host in Site 1, I can view ...
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Migrating standalone exhange 2007 to vCenter

I need to migrate our last server to a center. But i really not looking forward to move the last server. It contains exchange 2007, ad, dhcp and dns. Server os: windows 2003 R2 x64 It is to be moved ...
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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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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 ...