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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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Measuring IOPS in VMWare for an entire datastore

How can I get a view of current and average IOPS for an entire datastore in vcentre? Ideally in fact I'd like to see IOPS across an entire sDRS pool.
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VMWare ESX and guest settings for Netapp cluster failover

If I'm running VMWare 5.x on FC [edit] LUNs presented from a Netapp running ontap 8.x in 7 mode, what steps should I take to ensure that the VMs can withstand a worst possible case cluster node ...
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VMware DRS event log?

Does VMware DRS log the VM migration events that it generates to anywhere? I'm trying to get a list of all the VM migrations over the last month or so, and am coming up dry. We're on vSphere 4.0, ...
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Combined vMotion and SvMotion via the vSphere Command-Line interface

Since vSphere 5.x we can now request a combined vMotion and Storage vMotion at the same time via the Web Client - but can it be done via the CLI (not PowerCLI)? I've read the documentation for 5.1 ...
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Steps to upgrade vCenter 5.0 to 5.1 with a fresh 5.1 install on a different VM

I'm running vCenter 5.0 on Server 2008 R2 and would like to put vCenter 5.1 on Server 2012. Can someone confirm or deny the following steps? Do in-place upgrade of vCenter 5.0 to 5.1. Install fresh ...
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taring vmdk files does not preserve thinness

we have NFS storage, where we store our backups.. we manipulate with them from linux machine where the nfs is also mounted.. So, for example thin provisioned thin.vmdk disk is on linux seen as ...
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Alternative program foe vSphere with VMWare ESXi [closed]

I've bought my dedicated server and chose VMWare ESXi and manage everything using the vSphere 5 client. It says "60-day evaluation" on the client. Does this mean I only have 60 days to trial vSphere ...
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“Unballooning” RAM that's been ballooned by VMware

Given the constrained RAM situation described in this question, what is the cleanest method (manual or programmatically) to: Identify VMware virtual machines whose RAM has been reclaimed by the ...
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vSphere education - What are the downsides of configuring VMs with *too* much RAM?

VMware memory management seems to be a tricky balancing act. With cluster RAM, Resource Pools, VMware's management techniques (TPS, ballooning, host swapping), in-guest RAM utilization, swapping, ...
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Should I lower memory config of VMware vCenter Server Appliance?

I have ESXi 5.1 running on 2 hosts with less than 10 virtual machines between them currently. Host 1 has 12GB RAM (Resource Allocation tab says 9288MB) Host 2 has 16GB RAM (Resource Allocation tab ...
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Limit the Number of VMs of a Given Type, Folder, or Resource Pool in vCenter

Is it possible to limit the number of VMs of a given type within vCenter? When I say a given type, as I know there's no specific "type" associated with a VM, it could be as simple as the # of VMs ...
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vshpere timeout during post-login

During a Login to VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 the login Verification is done. After that the process is waiting until timeout. Connection is done through VPN Tunnel. Firewall rules are ok. On a secound system, ...
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Difference between SSH access to ESX host and the vCLI

Please summarize the difference between enabling SSH on a standalone ESX 5.1 host and connecting vs. using the vSphere CLI as far as what commands are available. Does the vCLI have a fair amount of ...
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ESX: allowing users to snapshot VMs without vSphere Client Access

I am using ESX (latest free version 5.X) to host multiple VMs (mainly Windows with some Linux). Users will have control of these VMs and should be able to snapshot them, however I don't want to deal ...
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Enabling VMware EVC on Westmere E5645 CPU only accepts “Nehalem” mode

Take the following system, a Supermicro VMware ESXi host with Intel Westmere E5645 CPUs. Part of our deployment process is to set the appropriate Enhanced vMotion Capability (EVC) level for the ...
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deleting an inactive datastore under vSphere - dataloss?

So I had an inactive datastore listed on a blade server (I see the other disks on the internal SAS controller which is in an external diskshelf) besides my regular one. I deleted it, got the error ...
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VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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How can I get triggered alarms using PowerCLI?

In vSphere Client on a VM host in the Alarms tab there is a view of Triggered Alarms. How can I get those alarms using PowerCLI?
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Best way to provide redundant switching/links to server

We have 3x ESX hosts and 2x SANS that we wish to move to a redundant 10G networking infrastructure. We have 4x Dell PowerConnect 8024F's to provide our backbone and are configured as so (only core ...
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Extending ext4 partition on debian7.0 on vsphere

I have allocated thin provisioning of 15GB when i found 8GB as insufficient. Now debian guest is not able to recognize the change of size. root@debian7-x64:~# lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV ...
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What time of virtual machine when using VMotion from host to another host?

Nomarlly, virtual machine get time from host, but when vsphere using VMotion to change virtual machine to new host. What's time of virtual machine when it in new host ? Old host time ? new host time ? ...
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what to backup on windows server over vmware [closed]

I have backup exec 2012 and I have to backup about 10 windows (2003/2008/2012) servers. The windows machine are over a vmware environment (the old 3.5 for now). I want to backup both vmware image ...
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Should VMware HA Admission Control be enabled for small (2/3-host) clusters?

Take the following common scenario... A basic vSphere cluster running two or three hosts, shared storage and a token set of virtual machines under Essentials Plus or greater licensing. Should HA ...
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Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller and Vmware Promiscuous mode

I have read every post and guide in regards to deployment of cisco vWLC. Only part I dont understand is that they make it a huge point that promiscuous mode must be enabled on the vSwitch or in my ...
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Datastore cluster with vCenter and 2 VMFS datastores

I have a vCenter setup with 2 esxi hosts. Both hosts (dedicated servers) have their own datastore (vmfs) connected to their harddrives. I'd now like to setup a datastore cluster, however the setup is ...
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vSphere 5.1 Web Client: cannot edit vSwitch settings on one host

One host in my two-host cluster shows "Edit Settings (Unavailable)" when hovering over the grayed-out pencil icons. Second host is fine. No idea, Google wisdom eludes me. EDIT: logged in as root ...
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Why is vCenter 5.1u1 exiting hosts from maintenance mode?

This vCenter server was just upgraded to 5.1 update 1. I'm going through hosts and bringing firmware up to date, then upgrading them from various versions of 5.0 to 5.1u1. vCenter 5.1u1 seems to ...
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vCenter distributed switch: private IP pool

I've set up a private and a public Distributed Switch with vCenter. Is there a way to tell vCenter/vSphere which IP range it can use to assign private IPs to each VM? For example: assign 10.0.1.2 to ...
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How can I connect two virtual machines in vSphere ESXi 4.1?

There is documentation available for version 5 (I am running 4.1 per the title), but following the directions raises the error: Incompatible device backing specified for device '0'. upon ...
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VMware ESXi: help downloading large ISO

I'd like to download a large OS install ISO directly to my datastore. I used to be able to SSH to the ESXi terminal and use wget to download large files directly to the datastore, but it seems that ...
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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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vCenter: how to add new IP range to a Distributed Switch

I have a distributed switch set up in my vCenter with 2 hosts. Recently I ordered a new IP range which comes with a Gateway address. The IPs are assigned to the correct VLAN, my question is, how do I ...
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VMWare Operations Manager (vCOPS) custom dashboard without logging in

1, How could I set up vCOPS so it does not require users to log in by default? 2, How can I actually design a custom dashboard? I looked at the "custom UI" document from vmware, it tells what can be ...
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VM Host Physical Nics - one switch or multiple?

We are currently trying to rearrange our network for performance. Having already begun to solve the issue that our network diagram looked like a straight line, I am now looking at the 4 nics for the ...
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GRE tunneling in vmware vsphere guest [closed]

Is it possible to make a GRE tunnel between a dedicated linux machine and a vmware vsphere guest VM (running debian wheezy)?
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Networking with VMware, physical adapters and iSCSI

New VMware user here, setting up my first environment. I have an ESXi host that has four physical NiCs (NiC0, NiC1, NiC2, NiC3). I have installed ESXi, the VCVA appliance, and several VMs ...
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detecting increased partition in vmware without restarting guest OS

we're running a non-critical production ubuntu server, and i need to increase the partition size from 17GB to 30GB without restarting the guest OS. On my VSPHERE, i increased the storage size on my ...
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vSphere 5.1 - VM from Template issue

I am having some issue deploying a VM from template with guest customization. I have not been able to find any answers on the web. Here is my setup: vSphere 5.1.0 Build 1064983 Create a VM ...
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Mixing jumbo frames on Vsphere 5 ISCSI network

We have a HP C7000 blade chassis with a HP Lefthand SAN solution. The ISCSI network is in its own VLAN and is using the standard MTU of 1500. We also have a backup exec 2012 server that has read ...
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Adding a existing (raid) harddisk to esxi without data loss

My previous install was an Ubuntu-Server 12.04 installation without VMWare. There i had 1 OS disk with 750GB and 2 other disks (both 2TB) in RAID1. I decided to virtualize my server so i can add ...
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upgrading from ESX4.0 to ESXi5.0 on new hosts/hardware

We recently purchased new VM hosts, and we're trying to upgrade our current ESX 4.0 environment (3 hosts, running about 15 VMs and VCenter) to the new hosts which are running ESXi 5.0. Do I need to ...
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vCenter SSO + vSphere questions

1, When installing the SSO service it doesn't pick up AD as a valid identity source, but according to the documentation, it should. I'm running the installation as a local administrator, and the box ...
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Is vSphere the correct tool for setting up on-demand virtual machines? [closed]

Sorry for such a basic question but...I was wondering if vSphere is the correct tool to use for provisioning virtual machines to users? Basically, I have development and QA teams working on multiple ...
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vSphere ESXi - Use both HP ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL360p Gen8 in the same cluster

I have vSphere cluster with few HP DL360 G7 servers, with Intel X5675 processor. I want to buy new server, HP 360 Gen8 with E5-2600 processors. Can I have this 2 kinds of servers in the same ...
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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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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 ...
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CBT Soap Fault from VMWare when runnnig Veeam backup

We frequently see errors like this in our backup jobs: 10/05/2013 12:21:18 :: Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/781f6afc-ea228458/VDED-CIT-010(Exchange ...
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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 ...
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Joining a vSphere host to Active Directory if it is already part of an AD enabled vCenter cluster

Currently our vSphere 5.1 hosts are part of a vCenter 5.1 cluster. vCenter is already AD enabled so I just need to do a windows authentication to get access to our hosts. I was wondering, is it also ...