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Linked Clone desktops randomly fail to load roaming persona in View 5.1.2

I have a relatively small environment of linked clone instances -- when users log into a desktop there is usually about a 20% chance that their persona/profile will fail to load and they will be given ...
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An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine

I got an backup issue on one of my VM. Here is the current situation: Using Acronis backup to backup my VM vmProtect 9 Server I want to get backup is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition ...
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firewall and load balancer vmware on one physicall server [duplicate]

I have 2 unit server series Rainer SV311C4-2.4 SATA 35 NR, processor Intel Xeon X3430 Quad Core 2.4Ghz 8Mb L3 Cache memory 8GB. Each unit I will install two virtual mechine for firewall and load ...
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Persistent user storage in Vmware Horizon View [closed]

I'm using Vmware Horizon View for deploying virtual desktop. I've put my vm into an automatic pool with random affectation. My vm are running on Windows 7 but how can I have a persistent storage for ...
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How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?

I have a number of VMs that were based on the same template, each with about 2GB of storage. They all share read-only access to a 50GB volume (currently via NFS, but that is up for negotiation). I ...
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Move big file from VM to host hypervisor in vmware vsphere

I have a big file (220G) I would like to move from a virtual machine to its host. The file is actually another virtual machine's disk file. for other smaller files, I would have done that with a ...
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changing iSCSI block storage backup solutions, does CBT need to be reset?

VMware vSphere 5.1, iSCSI block storage, old backup solution uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for incremental backups. New backup solution also uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT), but the current CBT ...
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upgrade/reinstall vmware vsan from beta

Being a VSAN beta tester I decided to upgrade to GA version as VMWare suggests for production sites. They say, it is not possible/supported to upgrade from beta to GA version, and I did not upgrade, ...
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Which iscsi target on linux for serving vSphere? [closed]

All such questions are a bit dated; I'm hoping things have changed in the past year. What do you guys use to serve a DRS cluster with vSphere 5.1/5.5? SCSI-3 persistent reservation support would be ...
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How to send a snapshot of a VM

This may sound a bit simple and I could have it answered myself already but I just want to be sure in the process of sending someone a snapshot of my VM. So I am running vmware vsphere client version ...
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How to find clone events in vCenter?

How can i see all clone events, which occurred during the week in vCenter? I could not find log displaying clone event for all VMs around a datacenter.
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Virtualisation management: should Vcenter, Veeam etc be on a physical machine or VM?

I've noticed that a lot of people run vCenter Server on a VM hosted on Vsphere / ESXi. This seems odd to me, because if there is an issue with the host then you will lose both the host and the ...
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How does vCPU in VMware vSphere works? [closed]

I would like to know how vCPU works and how its "connected" to the real CPU - how ESXi manages real CPU hardware resources to satisfy vCPU needs? Does vCPU uses all available cores, multithreading, ...
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Migrate Vm from VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 to Vmware Fusion [migrated]

I´ve a VM Ubuntu Server running under VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0. The VM has following files within the databrowser: vm-clone.vmdk vm-clone.nvram vm-clone.vmx vm-clone.vmxf vm-clone.vmsd ...
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ESXi 5.1 crashing

I got a ESXi 5.1 installation which is irregularly crashing with a error output like the following: The server has got the following hardware: Supermicro X8DTN+ Mainboard 2 x Intel XEON E5606 6 x ...
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esxi host memory usage increasing

i am running esxi 5.5 with only one virtual mashine. At the beginning host memory consumed was 550 MB but after 3 days it increased to almost 1200 MB. My guest is using the same amount all the time. ...
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VMXNET3 performance on Linux on ESX 5.0

What kind of performance can I expect from VMXNET3 adapter when running two Linux guests on the same VMware ESX private network defined between those guests? I use VMXNET3 adapter for communicating ...
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vSphere - Why upgrade VM Hardware Version?

At the beginning of the year we performed an upgrade of our vSphere environment from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 U1 Build 1063329 compromised of about a dozen ESXi hosts and a vCenter instance hosted ...
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vSphere - copy virtual machine to external usb hard drive

We have an ESXi server standing somewhere else. I can connect to the server with the vSphere client. There is an external USB hard drive plugged into the server. How can I copy a stopped VM to the ...
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vSphere 5.1 U1 Client - “The command has timed out as the remote server is taking too long to respond”

The Problem: What we are trying to do When trying to log into vCenter using the VMware vSphere Client we are greeted with the following error when using both Windows Sessions credentials or manually ...
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Deploying VM from vmdk / vmx file

I have a vmdk file and vmx file (and all the other files from someone elses datastore) copied onto my own data store. If I try to deploy from the vmx file, I get a vm with the name "unknown # ...
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How to get the specs of a server?

I have a virtual machine and boss says "Hey, get me the specs on that server." presumable because she wants to acquire a comparable one and will ask me to set it up from a backup of our current one. ...
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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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Add RAM to VMware VM with scheduled task?

I need to add RAM to a web server on a production environment. The server is a Windows 2008 server VM running on ESXi 5 that does not support hot plugging of memory. I want to add RAM to it and it ...
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VMware EVC mode

I have a production cluster of 6 Nehalem based and two Sandy Bridge-EP based blade servers. To enable vmotion across this cluster in vmware, I need to lower the Sandy bridge blades to nahalham using ...
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Unable to connect to ESXi 5.1 after upgrading to 5.1 U2

I upgraded my ESXi 5.1 U1 to ESXi 5.1 U2 using SSH, after upgrade complete and I restart the server I couldn't connect to the Server using vSphere Client but I could connect to it using SSH after few ...
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route cache filling with wrong entries

I have an issue with private network traffic not being masqueraded in very specific circumstances. The network is a group of VMware guests using the 10.1.0.0/18 network. The problematic host is ...
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VM iscsi disk crashes on one VM Host, not on the other

I have a VmWare solution running on a HP bladesystem with a Lefthand ISCSI san. There are currently two VmWare hosts in that environment. I have two Debian VM's sharing an ISCSI disk (with ocfs2), ...
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managability issues over using a single machine to host all sites, or a site per machine? [closed]

So, a little background. I work for a company that has a number of extremely important, non-public facing websites. People's safety and livelihoods depend on these staying up. We have very little ...
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vSphere - Allocate 100% CPU to 1 VM / 88% efficiency [closed]

EDIT 2: My application benefits from hyper-threading A. Yes I know what the technology is and what it does B. Yes I know the difference between a physical core and a logical one C. Yes turning HT ...
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Does it make sense to create a “private” host-only network or vSwitch for VM-only communication on a VMware vSphere host?

Currently I have one vSwitch with a few networks on it, which talk to other devices and use VLAN tags. I have Internet, Internal, Management (VMKernel), and WWW (LB pool). However, for things like SQL ...
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Configuration Defaults for VMWare vSphere Virtual Machines

We have a number of hosts running VMWare ESXi 5.5 all attached to a vCenter instance. We access and manage all of our VMs with the vSphere Web Client. A number of people who do not necessarily have ...
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Documentation for VMware NSX RESTful API

We are gonna develop some feature for our product for which we need to leverage the VMware NSX API. First we want to understand the API and the RPC's. But we are not able to find any documentation for ...
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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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vCenter VUM version for my application

I have ESXI 5.1 u1 loaded on the three 520's in our VRTX. This is the latest version currently support by the Dell VRTX system. I am managing with version 5.5 of the vCenter appliance. My ...
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IIS v7 VMWare Cloning for Test Purpose

We have production Server 2008R2 VMs running IIS v7. The app pools have their own AD service accounts (not anonymous IUSR). Will there be issues cloning these IIS machines into a stage environment? ...
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Multiple subnets on VMware host

I have two VMware vSphere 5.1 hosts. Each host is connected via a switch to gateway 192.168.20.1. Currently both hosts have their vSwitches using network 192.168.20.0. I'd like to have the two ...
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How should I copy my VM templates between vSphere datacenters?

Background/Environment Architecture: My current environment for $corp_overlords$ is set up in a hub-and-spoke model with a technologically well-endowed home office hub (SAN, bladecenter/bladesystem ...
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Restore a VM to latest snapshot automatically on power on?

In vSphere 5.1.0 I have created a snapshot of a windows 7 machine. I would to restore the machine to this snapshot each time its restarted. But it only seems to be possible if I manually go to the ...
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vSphere ESX 5.5 hosts cannot connect to NFS Server

Summary: My problem is I cannot use the QNAP NFS Server as an NFS datastore from my ESX hosts despite the hosts being able to ping it. I'm utilising a vDS with LACP uplinks for all my network traffic ...
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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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vmware tools - understanding guest active memory

I'm using vSphere 5.1. According to here, guest active memory in "Resouse Allocation" tab is: Amount of memory recently accessed From other hand, in "Performance" tab, active memory means from ...
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Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?

When building a VM, you can select which virtual device type you would like a vNIC to be (E1000, VMXNET3, etc). After the VM is created, can you change the type of vNIC in use on a given connection ...
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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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Vsphere 5.5 reset root

I would like to change the root password used to access our virtual environment, I am using the vsphere client (5.5) connecting to a virtual appliance but cannot find where I can change this.
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iSCSI drive running at 100% but SAN and Network are not [closed]

We have a virtual server running on VMware. This virtual server has a number of iSCSI drives attached to it (E, F & G drives). It has 2 virtual NICs - 1 for normal network traffic and 1 for iSCSI. ...
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What's the best method to list all active NICs and IP addresses in a vSphere cluster?

I have ESXi 5.1 with many hosts in a cluster. I would like to generate a list of active NICs and thier IP addresses. Whats the easiest tool to generate such a list? *I am not looking for the Virtual ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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VMware: Push Changes from Base VM to a derived Snapshot

I have a base VM just with the operating system on it. There are snapshots of this VM with different installed applications. Now I'd like to provide several software updates to these snapshots. But I ...
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How to change the memory size of an ova appliance before deploying it on VCenter Server?

In this Question george was asking if it is OK to lower the memory of VMware Virtual Appliance. What I would like to know is how to modify memory size in the ova file before the deployment? because ...