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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 ...
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Override default (data center) alarm

If we set an alarm at the datacenter level, is there a way to override it for a particular VM? For example lets say we want our general alarm definition to trigger yellow for a VM at 80% CPU. But ...
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Hardware Status update

I am running vcentre 4.0.0 and the Hardware Status page is showing good information about my hosts but it doesn't appear to automatically update. If I hit the update link it does so but is there a way ...
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Changing vCenter servers

I have a vCenter 4.0 U1 server with a few Connection Manager servers connected to it. I need to change the vCenter server to another 4.0 U1. Can I simply change the vCenter server info in the ...
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Can the built-in XP-mode virtual PC in Windows 7 be converted to VMWare using the vCenter convertor?

We're using XP mode on Windows 7 for software development on Visual Studio 6.0. Got it all installed and it's working fine but now we've realized that MS Virtual PC has no support for USB HID devices ...
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Evaluating VMware view

We are in the process of looking at different desktop solutions including view. After reading the documentation there are a couple things I am not clear on. In order to use offline desktop you ...
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VMware vCenter Server Standard and Foundation Editions

Wondering whether anyone could advise as to the differences between these two products, from my understanding the difference is the latter allows control of more than 3 hosts. What I really wanted to ...
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Expand Datastore Question

I added storage to my LUN and want to expand the datastore in vCenter. Is it as easy as running the Expand wizard? Can it expand on the fly with VM's running? Do I need to backup my VM's before I do ...
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setting multiple swapfile datastores on a host question

I'm trying to automate -vmswapdatastore location on my cluster and so far I managed to add single datastore that can be used. Problem is i can't figure out how to add multiple datastores that are ...
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VMware vCenter ESX host error “License assignment on the host fails”

We have a vCenter 4.0 Server with two ESX 4.0 hosts. We have a vCenter Server 4 Foundation license and a vSphere 4 Advanced 6CPU license. Licenses have been assigned to the server and hosts (each host ...
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Scheduling VMWare Converter

I have a number of servers that I would like to be able to virtualize using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone. I've manually added/converted my servers which seemed to work OK. Now I'd like to ...
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Problem booting virtual machine after converting VMDK to VHD

I used the VMWare VCenter Converter Standalone Client to convert a physical drive on my old PC to a virtual drive. The conversion worked fine and I ended up with a valid VMDK file. Next, I wanted to ...
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Achieving reliable revert in lab manager for test environments, windows machines

I'm trying to ensure that the revert process is as reliable as possible in our lab manager environments. We frequently (daily) revert a 10-12 server workspace to a previous version, upgrade it, test ...