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VMWare Datastore Availability Between Hosts

I'm having trouble getting my datastores to be visible to all hosts in my cluster. I could swear I've done everything right, but I clearly didn't, because I still can't get these datastores accessible ...
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vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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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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ESXi host only using 45% percent of physical memory but why are SWAP and MEMCTL not at 0?

ESXi host (version 5.5.0) is only using about half of physical memory, but when I look at esxtop I see: SWAP /MB: 1136 curr, 854 rclmtgt MEMCTL /MB: 7986 curr, 7986 target, 103832 max I would ...
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Matching esxtop memory values with what I am seeing in vcenter

Found this pic online just to use as an example: Take a look at papaya. Its MEMSZ is 4096 and GRANT is at 2084. When I look at it in vCenter it says this VM has only consumed a couple hundred megs! ...
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VMware vcenter client unable to log in

I restarted our DC this morning and now we are unable to log into the client to see all the VM'S the credentials are correct but it says there wrong... Did I need to do something before rebooting and ...
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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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vmware vcenter appliance 5.0.0 update slow

First, while it would be amazing to get a solution, at this point I'm willing to accept new ideas to try. Here is the background: What I'm trying to accomplish is to upgrade an old vCenter ...
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Can't use ctrl+c to kill process in VM

We are running several RHEL 6 64-bit VM's in a vBlock infrastructure using vCenter 5.5. If I open a console session through the vSphere web client the ctrl+c keystroke will not work. This is very ...
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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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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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VMware vSphere 5.5 any authentication attempts fail

In a VMWare vSphere 5.5 Windows based environment, any authentication attempts fail (taking some time). The logs mention lines like: ERROR [IdentityManager] Failed to find solution user by subject ...
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Guest VMs cant reach each other on Different ESXi Servers

I have two vSphere EXSI 6 servers both setup with the same vSwitchs and connected to the same physical switches Server 1: eth0 => vlan143 (mapped to CORE/Management vSwitch) eht1 => vlan140 ...
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SQL Server without memory reservation completely hangs

We are currently experiencing failures on our SQL Server machines. It appears that once a server on the same (VMWare) host as our SQL Servers starts a maintenance procedure. The SQL Servers will ...
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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 deploy OVF template causes vApps error

I have a VMware vSphere essentials license, which includes one license for vCenter Operations Manager Foundation. When I try to deploy the OVF template of vCenter Operations Manager Foundation, I ...
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VCenter 5.5 Appliance and FreeIPA 3 authentication

I have a vcenter appliance and freeipa running in my environment. There are no windows machines at all, nor will there be. I have setup vca to authenticate via LDAP to IPA and this works PER USER. the ...
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How can I get the VMware view agent version of VMs with powercli?

How can I get the VMware View Agent version running on a VM with powercli or View Powercli?
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New-VM cmdlet stalls when create a new VM (works fine in vCenter)

Not sure were the issue is here. I can interactively create a VM in vCenter with exactly the same settings and it creates the VM like instantly. I just tried to do this with New-VM and it stalled at ...
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How to force power off a VM in vCenter web console?

When right click a VM in the vCenter web console I only get the option to "Shut Down Guest OS". When I connect directly to the host and look at the VM I have both options to "Power Off" and "Shut ...
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vCenter Email Alerts

We have 4 ESX hosts in a cluster managed by vcenter (5.5). We have the Dell Open Manage integration suite which adds 100's of additional alarm/alerts to vcenter. We want to setup email alerts for ...
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Terminal servers, VM clone keep getting kernel-power 2008r2 crashing both servers

I'm desperate at the moment to get an answer to the following problem. Als servers are managed in our VMWare-vcenter environment. We've got 2 terminal servers, term01 and term01 and we also got a ...
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Get total committed size of a VM across all datastores

Unfortunately I have only a single ESXi host for testing right now, but I will eventually be running this script on a vSphere setup with multiple hosts. I want to get a VMs total committed size ...
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Dual-homed vCenter 6.0 server appliance

I've installed the VCSA 6.0. Now, I'd like to add a second NIC to it and be able to access the vCenter Web UI from both networks. I've followed the steps here to add a second NIC to the vCenter and ...
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Does it make sense to use perfmon in a vSphere infrastructure?

vCenter has its own performance counters, so does it make sense to use perfmon to baseline or monitor things like IOPS of Windows VMs, or should I just be using vCenter counters instead? Would ...
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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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vSphere 5.5 guests are consuming ALL host memory

I've never had this issue before, but when I was enabling fault tolerance, it seemed to break something and now my guests are consuming ALL of it's memory on the host. I know with fault tolerance, ...
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How to change vCenter server appliance IP from command line?

I have installed a vCenter 5.1 appliance (VCSA) on physical server on a particular network, and assigned it an internal IP. This server (Dell R620) then went to a remote hosting location, where it is ...
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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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Unable to configure Virtual Machine

I'm trying to copy a VM from one Vcenter to another using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone client (5.1.0 build-1087880). The copy fails at 98% and says, FAILED: Unable to create ...
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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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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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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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Vmware Vsphere 5.1 essentials all non administrator roles “not in use” and cannot be enabled [closed]

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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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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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 ...