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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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rename VMware vCenter guest name via Ansible

I'm trying to find a way to rename guest vm name (not the OS ) in vsphere (vcenter Env). I've managed to create a VM using the vsphere_guest module but I cant find a way to rename the guest VM the ...
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Connectivity issues to hosts over MPLS

Original thread on VMware for reference: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/490718 Hello, We have been troubleshooting an issue that prevents our vCenter server from connecting to some of our ...
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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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cannot migrate from vswitch to distributed switch with only one physical NIC

I am trying to migrate vmkernel management interface from vswitch0 to vDS on ESXi 5.1 as lots of documents on the internet are describing , but it keeps disconnecting me and reverting the changes ...
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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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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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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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“I/O Error Occurred” in vSphere Client 4.1 uploading to datastore

Environment is VMware 4.1, 2 ESXi servers with a iSCSI 6TB datastore with 1.5TB free. ~30 VMs, small load, VMs working well. On the datastore I have an ISOs folder. Typically, I can upload new ...
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How can i detect if the virtual CD ROM is attached or detached? [migrated]

I have a requirement where i need to check if a virtual CD ROM is attached if yes then read the values and apply it on to the application. But couldn't find a way to detect if a CD ROM is attached or ...
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Let users upload own images in OpenNebula

I am currently checking out OpenNebula for easy VM management. My target is to allow a customer to create his own VM via the web interface (which is quite easy), but with a custom image. That means, ...
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vSphere/vCenter not offering SSO options

We started setting up a vSphere infrastructure and want to use OpenLDAP as authentication source. In the vCenter, we have enabled the embedded SSO server and I find options to connect to Active ...
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VMWare distributed switch, VMs from different hosts cannot ping one another

I am using ESXi 5.1 in the hosts, I have setup a distributed switch with corresponding uplink and port groups. When migrating to distributed switch, it seems that VMs from the same host can ping one ...
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VMware vCenter cannot connect to ESXi Hosts

I have a mixed version ESXi environment with versions 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5 hosts. I also have a standalone server, running Windows Server 2012 R2 that has vCenter 5.5 installed on it. All these servers ...
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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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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 is the difference between host created with vmotion enabled and normal one [closed]

I want to know what is the difference between hosts created with vmotion enabled and normal one (Apart from live migration). How does it work? any directions will be appreciated.
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Deploy ESX virtual machine from template with esxcli

I have an ESXi 5.0 and VirtualCenter setup. I've created a VM template (let's call it rhel-template) and I want to deploy it from the command-line (via esxcli). How do I do so?
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VMware Tools for Windows Server 2012 R2 on vSphere 6

I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VMWare VSphere 6 host. When I try to install the VMWare tools, I get an error message (translated): Install or upgrade VMware Tools was initiated: the ...
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Is there an (official) API to get information from vCops?

For a reporting tool I will need to grab the generated information from vCops (vmware vCenter Operations Manager). Therefore I am searching for an official, or at least well supported API. For me it ...
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vCenter permission to perform this operation was denied (Converting windows server 2008 R2)

I am trying to convert a windows server 2008 R2 using vCenter. First, i would like to note i already successfully converted a windows server 2008 using the same process. The process fails for this ...
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How to perform silent upgrade of VC on LINUX using OVF Tool

I am trying to run upgrade of VC (Embedded or PSC ) from older version to latest on Linux VM using OVF tool.I am trying below command line on ovf tool on windows VM to run upgrade on Linux VM. ...
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Switch base connectivity between two ESXi hosts in vSphere vCenter with VDS

I have two ESXi Hosts in Hetzner datacenter and because of the Hetzner's subnet allocation policies I should have a router (implemented with CentOS) in each ESXi server to route the subnet IP to the ...
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host with default gateway as itself

I am facing a peculiar problem. Earlier we had 4 network segments in our production setup, say segment A,B,C and D. A,B and C are able to communicate with each other,the corporate lan and the ...
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VMware High Availability questions

I can't seem to find the answers to these questions within the vSphere 5 Documentation center, so please share if you are aware of any aspects of these questions. What happens to the failed VM that ...
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VCenter and SSO Database

We are using external dedicated Database Server During VCenter SSO installation RSA Database got created using the script (RSA_DATA.mdf,RSA_INDEX.ndf,translog.ldf)and pointed the SSO to it Now During ...
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Merge Live VMware hosts into existing vcenter

We currently have 3 VMware hosts, all running ESXi 4.1. They are all HP DL380 G7's, two of them having dual Xeon E5620 cpus with 96GB RAM, and the third having dual Xeon E5645 cpus and 64GB RAN. The ...
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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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Howto do VCSA redundancy?

We are currently in the process of setting up a new VMWare environment which is now only in lab phase. We are studying the possibility to have a vCenter cluster with an active and a ...
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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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Vmotion without shared storage

ive read that I can do vmotion without shared storage from 5.1 onwards. Can I do it with standard edition? Or only enterprise?
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vCenter Server Appliance SSO Active Directory Sync Interval

I replaced our Windows-based vCenter 5.1 server with the 5.5 Linux-based appliance a few months ago and am very happy with it. However one thing that's been puzzling me since I deployed it is how to ...
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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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VMware vCenter Start Time Delay

vStorage API Create Snapshot command is experiencing initiation delay at random. Create virtual machine snapshot Requested Start - 2/4/2015 5:04:26 PM Start Time - 2/4/2015 5:23:05 PM Completed ...
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Cannot establish TCP connection from ESXi to port 9084 on vCenter

One of my ESXi 5.1 hosts fails to download patches from vSphere Update Manager (installed together with vCenter 5.1 on a single machine). The relevant part of esxupdate.log reads: ...
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Networking Issues after vmware p 2 v

I recently migrated a windows 2003 physical machine to virtual, I've installed vm tools, and reconfigured the nic to use the vmxnet 2 adapter, and changed that to the E1000 nic as a troubleshooting ...
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How can I create a copy of a vm in vSphere Client running on ESXi 4.0?

I'd like to create copies of the VMs located on my datastore that I can put up temporarily on a different server while I perform some maintenance on our main virtualization server. Aside from using ...
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Can I have 2 different ESXI Versions in the one Vcenter

Can I have 2 different ESXI Versions in the one Vcenter? MyVcenter is split up into several Clusters (for management and user separation/security reasons) . All host in a cluster are at the same patch ...
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ESXi 5.5 + vCSA Upgrade

We are upgrading 4 hosts from ESXi 5 to 5.5 We are adding 4 more hosts with clean ESXi 5.5 installs We are also upgrading our vCS 5 to the vCSA 5.5 Using Enterprise Plus Licensing Issue: I am trying ...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2.0.0 stuck at “Loading”

We have a Ubuntu 11 server running VMware virtual machines. We manage it using VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2.0.0. My colleague is able to use it successfully with Internet Explorer 9. However, I ...
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Deleting a .lck file in vCenter to release a VM lock?

I'm working on migrating VMs from esxi 4.1 to esxi 5.5. I was wondering if deleting the .lck file of a VM in the 4.1 datastore would let the 5.5 (connected to that same datastore) take ownership of ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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VCenter Adding Host - Error “conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL”

We have a new Dell VRTX box (2 Blades & Shared Storage). We are getting the above error when trying to add the second host. We've created shared storage(VDISK1) which both ESX hosts have access. ...
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Alert simulation on vSphere 5.5

Is there any way to simulate an alert (to test alarm actions) on an vmware vSphere esxi 5.5 infrastructure? My research seems that a "test" was available on some older versions.
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Change PowerChute Network Shutdown's IP address in vCenter configuration

I recently installed "PowerChute Network Shutdown v3.1.0 VMware Virtual Appliance" (PCNS) in my ESXi 5.5 u2 system. I deployed the VM onto the server via the downloaded ova file. I ran through the ...
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vCenter Host Power Status Alarm Trap

Anyone has an example of a Host Power Status traps varbinds example ? (Or an other Host Health trap). I would like to know if the trap contain the information on the instance of power supply (for ...
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vSphere 5.1 Permissions Not Propagating

When I add permissions at the data center level with the propagate option, I see the account in the permissions list on the individual servers but the privileges aren't taking effect. The privileges ...
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Vcenter 5.5: can't create datacenter

Just installed VCenter 5.5 -- simple install method. Defaults all around. Got logged in to web client using Administrator@vsphere.local configured SSO to allow local account as admin. Gave admin ...
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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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vsphere HA host monitoring

Something I stil can't figure out is the optional HA setting : "Host Monitoring". What if you ENABLE HA, but you DISABLE 'host monitoring" ? How will HA be able to detect which host doesn't have a ...