2
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1answer
157 views

VMware Performance Monitor: How does aggregation work for VM Processor\% Processor Time

I'm monitoring a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM running on vSphere 5.1 for CPU bottlenecks. I'm using Performance Monitor and configured a few counters. Two of which are Processor\% Processor Time and ...
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1answer
197 views

vSphere with VMWare ESXi 5.1 VMRC Error [closed]

I've rebooted my dedicated server entirely. I powered on the VM's and then I noticed when trying to enter the console, I got the blow error (see image): I've tried uninstalling vSphere completely. ...
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1answer
36 views

Thin provisioning free space datastore

If you have thin provisioning enabled and A C Drive says it 70GB of 200GB available. IS that 70GB part of the data store Free Space? Or is this allocated to that particular VM? Also If i delete the ...
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1answer
58 views

Vsphere VMware thin provisioning free space

All the VMs that I have created have thin provisioning enabled. I need to create a new VM for upgrade process. Two VMs will be turned off prior to the upgrade and deleted after the upgrade. My ...
2
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1answer
497 views

Sysprepping Windows Server 2012, how do I avoid plug and play drivers installed by VMware Tools being removed?

I am sysprepping Windows Server 2012 Standard to be used as a VM template. I want to preserve drivers installed by VMWare Tools such that the mouse won't lag in new installations. If I just run a ...
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1answer
121 views

Virtualization - Windows guests on Linux host? [closed]

Check my previous question. I am now looking at specifics relating to enterprise virtualization. I have done some research into Citrix Xen Server and VmWare vSphere. I need to know whether it is ...
3
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2answers
2k views

How does VMware vCenter Server work and what are the benefits over vsphere client

I bought vSphere Essentials which I've installed on 2 physical machines, and set up the servers using vSphere client. This part is working well, and there is 1 VM on each ESXi install (esxi 5.0.0) ...
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2answers
216 views

High Availability with 3 servers: To virtualise or not?

We're changing hosts for our SAAS app (IIS+MSSQL) and have an opportunity to redesign the infrastructure. Either stick with what we have (which works well) or virtualise with vSphere. Current: 2x ...
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3answers
648 views

Domain controller virtualised?

Today we suffered from a hard drive failure on an old server that was acting as a domain controller (Windows Server 2008). It was also sharing our printers and acting as a DNS server. Luckily, all the ...
4
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1answer
465 views

Best practice in deploying SQL Server 2008 failover cluster over VMware ESX

I am now in the process of building SQL Server 2008 Enterprise failover cluster for use with 3rd party server monitoring application (which also do some OLAP analysis for trends). Since this project ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Server records wrong IP (proxy/firewall/load balancer)

I have a VDS server running Windows Server Web 2008 and plesk 10 installed. I figured out I'm getting not the visitor IP but a fixed IP (178.18.198.2) at my website codes asp.net/php. I also get this ...
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3answers
371 views

Windows 2008 Drive Size Discrepancy

We have a VSphere server and increased the drive for the C:\ drive on one of the VMs from 20GB to 30GB. Disk management shows the correct new size in the Disk view, but the volume information still ...
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1answer
4k views

Best practices for system state backups with Backup Exec

As our virtual infrastructure keeps growing with more virtual servers I've noticed that our backup job (both weekly and daily) has grown to the point where I have no maintenance window left to patch ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Windows 2008 keeps forcing reactivation

All our servers are setup under a volume license agreement so they shouldn't prompt for activation. However some of them constantly ask for reactivation. These are all VMs running under VMware ...