2
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0answers
170 views

Windows Server guest in vSphere has APIPA address after restart

I have a troublesome Windows Server 2008 R2 VM in a vSphere 5.5 environment which is starting up with an APIPA address (169.254.0.0/16) on its interface instead of the statically preconfigured IPv4 ...
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1answer
687 views

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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1answer
113 views

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? ...
2
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2answers
254 views

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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3answers
113 views

VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
2
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1answer
154 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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3answers
57 views

Is an I/O benchmark made for hardware an accurate assessment of a Windows VM's performance under vSphere 5?

We support an enterprise application running on Windows Server 2008 R2. One of our customers has chosen to install to VMWare, and what I'm finding is that the VM's are relatively slow compared to ...
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1answer
161 views

VMware Machine CPU Configuration sweet spot (Server 2012 / 2008 R2)

Let's assume I had enough free ressources to allocate in my VMware vSphere 5.1 Landscape. Can anyone point me to an optimal CPU Configuration (Number of virtual sockets / number of cores per socket) ...
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2answers
42 views

VSphere cannot free up unused space

Currently there are Drivers on Vms that have a lot of unused space. I tried to edit the settings and reduce the number of unallocated space and the space that is free. However, The value that I am ...
0
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2answers
211 views

Server 2008 on VMware vSphere 5.1 - nic takes 20-25 mins to connect to the network

I have VM with Server 2008 R2 on it that I just recently installed Exchange 2010 on. It has been working 100% till today. This morning I installed ESET (antivirus) on the machine and then this ...
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2answers
2k views

VPN connection is open. But can't ping internal network

I have run into a problem with my VPN. At home i have set up a test lab. I Have a server running VMware ESXi and vCenter server, so in my internal network i connect to the vCenter server to manage ...
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2answers
267 views

DHCP/DNS/Windows server 2008 / w7 / xp internet issue

Title might be weird but I wanted to include all the factors involved. I have a windows server 2008 r2 in a virtual network which has 2 networkadapters The settings are the following Adapter 1 ...
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1answer
2k views

vSphere Client vCenter Template Customization Specification Using Windows Sysprep Unattended Answer XML File

I'm trying to setup a vSphere Client vCenter v5.0.0 Build 455964 Template Customization Specification using a Windows Sysprep unattended answer XML file for Win2008R2. However I didn't know how ...
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1answer
202 views

Intermittent extrememly long response times when downloading documents

I have a Java web application running om Tomcat 7 with an Apache httpd 2.2 fronting with mod_jk/AJP. One part of the application is serving files (up to 4mb size). Now, normally this all runs very ...
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2answers
581 views

How to present shared storage for MS Cluster Services running on vSphere 5

I've seen two approaches to handling the presentation of shared storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster VMs on VMWare vSphere. One is the traditional method of carving out a LUN on your SAN and ...
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2answers
2k views

VM NetWorker server loses hard drive every night

Running EMC NetWorker server on a Server 2009 R2 w/ sp1 VM running on ESXi host. The VMDK is stored on a VNXe machine along with the VMDKs for all the other VM servers our organization runs. None of ...
2
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1answer
90 views

How to integrate VMWare Tools onto a Windows installation image

I don't know if I can integrate VMWare Tools onto a Windows Server 2008 R2 iso image so that I do not need to install it every time after a fresh OS installation on ESXi based VM. Which tools should I ...
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2k views

SQL Server 2008 R2 Clustering inside VMware

I am working on a new Windows 2008 R2 / SQL Server R2 HA cluster and we are planning on running this inside of VMware ESX 5. I have read and heard differing views on using SQL clustering inside of ...
2
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1answer
297 views

Configuring a VM for use as a Remote Desktop Services host

I was wondering is there a good rule of thumb around configuring virtual CPUs and memory for a Windows 2008 Server R2 Remote Desktop Services host running within a VMware VM? Our infrastructure team ...
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2answers
429 views

Best practice for instaling multiple instances of MS SQL 2008r2 on Windows server 2008r2 (running on esxi)

I wann't to move my sql server onto virtualized platform (Vsphere, esxi 4.1). Here is my plan on how would I install it: Vm with 3 disk's. C: for windows and sql binaries, D: for sql data, E: for ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

Command-line tool to disable IPv6 in 2K8R2?

I'm in the process of deploying a bunch of Win2K8R2 VMs via vSphere's deployment template stuff, and in the deploy specification it allows you to punch a list of commands to run. Aside from ...
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1answer
2k views

Virtual Disk Service Loader has stopped working

We have several relatively recent (less than 1 week) installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise that are getting this error whenever we open Disk Management. The application name is ...