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Is there a way to find out what cluster or vcenter an ESX server is on?

I need to be able to identify which cluster or vCenter instance some ESX servers are part of, but need to get this information directly from the ESX server itself. Is this information available in ...
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vCenter 5.5 - How to upgrade it to have an embedded Platform Services Controller

I am attempting to upgrade my vCenter Server Appliance installation from 5.5 to 6.0. I am receiving the following errors when attempting to preform the upgrade. Cannot upgrade vCenter Server ...
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Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?

We have multiple ESXi servers managed by a vCenter; is there a way to get a list of all the snapshots in all the VMs?
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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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How does vCenter alter ESXi Host connectivity to Guest VMs?

Prior to installing vCenter, I had been using vSphere (local thick client) and was able to authenticate to the ESXi host and click "Open Console" to control guest VMs. After installing a vCenter ...
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Export virtual machine list

I'm doing an inventory of both our physical and virtual machines. I'd like to export a list of virtual machines from vCenter instead of having to type everyone into a spreadsheet. Anybody know of an ...
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How do I move vCenter Server Appliance to a vDS?

I am trying to migrate both the only vCSA and the VMKernel interface in my ESXi host from a standard vSwitch to a vDS, and that gave me all kinds of mess. How to do that properly? Bear in mind that ...
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Vmware Vsphere 5.1 essentials all non administrator roles “not in use” and cannot be enabled

I'm currently testing datadog external monitoring services and I wanted to add our vmware hosts. With datadog you install their windows agent, and then the next step is to add a user in vsphere to ...
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No available VMware CPU licenses BUT assigned license count does not match the real used count

My vSphere client 5.1.0 shows a license key for 6 CPU (6 is displayed in both Assigned and Capacity columns) but ONLY two 2-socket hosts (i.e. 4 CPU) are listed. Therefore two CPU licenses are unused. ...
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Use Vsphere Replication seprately from SRM?

I currently have two VSphere 6 sites. Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is installed and configured (using array-based replication) to fail over to the backup site on a failure. Before I installed SRM, I ...
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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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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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How to export vCenter VM itself

I need to make a backup of the vCenter VM itself in OVF format. If I connect to vCenter using the vSphere client, the export to OVF option is greyed out. If I instead connect to one of the ESX hosts, ...
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VMware alerts are not sending an email

I am running vCenter 6.0 appliance that is managing two ESXi hosts. I want to get emails when the alarm is red. I've set SMTP server and sender account that is going to send emails (vCenter Server ...
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Why isn't VMware Client Integration plugin running on Mac OS X 10.11?

I've downloaded and seem to have successfully installed, however when I try to use it, vCenter acts like the plugin is not installed. The log file, in ...
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VMware FT, App HA: What happens if vCenter Server is offline?

I am interested in the two features named "Fault Tolerance" and "App High Availability" which are part of some VMware products. As far as I understand the vCenter Server instance is needed to perform ...
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PowerCLI Move-VM Returns failure but vm still moves

I have a script that is moving VM's from one datastore to another. I have other logic to protect the Storage backend and fabric from over subscription and to wait to submit new requests at specific ...
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How to provision a node via puppet if it's using an image-based virtualization technology?

I'm trying to integrate puppet and vSphere via this module: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere This module lets you create servers via a few lines of puppet code. I have a vm template ...
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vCenter Thin Provisioned disk usage calculations

I'm managing a number of Thin-Provisioned VMs in vCenter 5.1.0. Each contains one virtual Harddisk. We run a pretty tight ship in terms of allocating storage, so the difference between 1 or 2 GBs is ...
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Where should I look to find out what cause my server hang?

I just had a Windows 2012 R2 guest on ESXi 5.5 stop responding. Resetting the machine from the vsphere client worked. Restarting the machine from there resulted in a message saying something like ...
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Monitor VMware 5.5 ESXi Storage vMotion Performance

Is there any way to monitor the performance of a storage vmotion while it is in progress? I would like to see something like a kb/s number. Anything other than just the basic % complete number you ...
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Find all virtual machines with ballooned or swapped RAM in VMware cluster?

If I were to look at a vSphere cluster or resource pool and see a certain level of memory ballooning or swapping, how do I identify which VMs are affected? I know what to do with them once I find them ...
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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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Enforce EVC for specific VM on vSphere 6?

Is it possible to enforce EVC/vMotion compatibility on a single VM in a (non-EVC) vSphere 6 cluster? I have an old Nehalem based host which I would like to use as a backup host in case I need to ...
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Cannot power on a VM vSphere “The operation is not allowed in the current state”

I have a server that looks like this Server1 Server2 Server3 (inaccessible) Server4 When I try to power it on, it says "The operation is not allowed in the current state." I ...
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Replicating databases using Dell equallogic

Can the Dell Equallogic 6100/4100 replicate databases like mysql, MS SQL 2012, and Oracle 11g? I would like to set up my web applications and their databases in VMWare 5. They would run off the ...
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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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Veeam Back jobs failing with error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset

My Veeam Backup was working fine until one day I got this error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset I was having this error for every backup job(new and old) and restore job. The ...
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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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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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SQL Express 2012 error when installing vCenter Update Manager 6.x

When installing a fresh VUM 6.0u1 VM I ran into an issue where if you choose to use the free MS SQL Express 2012 DB you get an error that says 'SQL Installation was not successful'. If you try to run ...
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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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Why are my VMs displayed incorrectly under a single parent entity?

I've never seen anything like this before. I connected to a vCenter with two hosts. The first host has a single parent entity with 33 VMs. They are all stacked together and I cannot expand the entity. ...
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Can I retrieve the vCenter VM name from within the guest VM itself?

We're building an environment in which VMs are automatically deployed. We need the VM its hostname to be identical to the VM name in vSphere (which is randomly being created). Is there a way to ...
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vcenter server for windows 5.5 upgrade to 6.0 fails with error 1603

I am trying to upgrade our vcenter server wich is currently running 5.5u2e to version 6.0 But the upgrade throws the following error message during installation: VMware Message Bus Configuration ...
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Latest VMware Update Applied Yet Still Missing Update

We are running an HP server with VMware ESXi 5.5. This host happens to run our vCenter 5.5 Windows Server 2008R2 server. Because the VMware Update Manager is part of vCenter, I can't use it to ...
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PowerCLI - Network nested ESXi

Is there a way to configure the management interface of a nested ESXi Guest over PowerCLI? I'm looking to automate the configuration of a nested ESXi VM for testing customer configurations / ...
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How to resize a virtual machine running ubuntu in VMware 5

I was attempting to follow the instructions listed here http://www.joomlaworks.net/blog/item/168-resizing-the-disk-space-on-ubuntu-server-vms-running-on-vmware-esxi-5 I started with a 150 gig Drive ...
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VMotion Migrations and MySQL Databases

I am currently tasked with evaluating VSphere and VCenter server. I read about the VMotion feature: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-VMotion-DS-EN.pdf This could come in very handy for us. ...
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Host not responding - vCenter

Few days ago I configured a new vCenter server behind the NAT for my VMware Hosts. Everything is working perfectly on the Management LAN, but the problem is when I'm trying to add a server outside my ...
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ESXi 5.5 CPU Sanity Check

In the BIOS of my server I have 2 X 2.26 quad cores, however in VMware I only see 2 cores per CPU ? Surely this isn't right? Processor Cores and Processor sockets should show as below: ...
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Patch Standalone VMware Host running vCenter/Update Mgr Guest

We are running a standalone VMware 5.5 host server (HP ProLiant) that is not part of a cluster or even a SAN with other hosts. It has a number of patches that need to be applied to it and I'm ...
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iSCSI switch replacement (2 VMware hosts)

Good morning everyone, I recently bought two unmanaged NetGear 1gb switches to replace our older unmanaged Cisco 1gb iSCSI switches. Right now, the only devices currently connected to this network ...
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Unable to Change vCenter Server Appliance IP

I am trying to change a vCenter Server Appliance static IP address. If I follow VMware documentation here I get the following message IPv4 configuration for nic0 of this node cannot be edited post ...
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vCSA command line installer fails to deploy with the error “Failed to login to host… is not a VIM server”

I'm using the vcsa-cli-installer utility under Linux (CentOS 6) to deploy VCSA 6.0 (vCenter Server Appliance). It is failing with the following: # ./vcsa-deploy -v ~/full_conf.json Start vCSA ...
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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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Is there any ways to route ESXi vSwitch via another vSwitch?

Due to specific terms of service provider I need a solution for the following problem. I have two hosts with a LAN port group for the VM's. Hosts are connected to each other with RPN network. I can't ...
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vcenter server failed point to new server

The machine that was running my vcenter server/database for my esxi host failed and is unrecoverable. My ESXI host v5.0.0 is still pointed at that old server and I am only able to login with the ...
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Duplicate MAC address in VMware deploying from template

I am trying to deploy a VM from a template. This template has been used dozens of times before; nothing special. The problem is that seemingly out of nowhere when I deploy a VM, it's giving it the ...
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vCenter is hosed, and I want to set up a VCSA server

I have a vCenter server that is hosed. I cannot get the service to start, and if I do get it to start, I cannot connect to it via the thick or web client. So I am considering setting up a VCSA server ...