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A good solution for this would be to use VMware's Storage Policy-Based Management with tags. There may be vendor specific capabilities that you could also take advantage of but as tags are vendor agnostic I'll use those to explain how policies can be leveraged. A minimal approach would be: Create a tag category (storage-performance) with two tags ...


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In looking at the possible triggers for a Datastore alarm, a few possibilities exist. For conditionals, you could use: Datastore Disk Usage (%) Datastore Disk Provisioned (%) While for events these might work: File or directory copied to datastore File or directory moved to datastore The former two would require you to have known numbers, just above ...


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I went where EEAA was heading and just ended up with a simple PowerCLI provided from here. and set the "-ge" equal to 1 since the datastore in question should only house the one VM it is intended for. I have that set to run on our administrative server twice a day. It doesn't really answer the question itself of when a VM moves to a particular non-SDRS ...


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Is taking too much time, probably disk latency or networking issues. Check if your NIC is running at 1GB, check on Linux server (probably ETH0) also. If you are using CIFS, Install the CIFS role on your server. For some reason (Only Bill Gates knows) this help on Windows 2008. Check your antivirus, disable your antivirus and copy the file again. Disk ...


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Hmm, I'd say VLAN tag all the port groups and configure all the pSwitch ports as trunk, then there's no risk of traffic ending up in the wrong due to untagged traffic. Are all other vSwitches set up like the examples above? Aka. tagged traffic from a port group exiting on a physical port?


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The VSphere ESXi installation is tiny (<8GB), you'll be wasting a huge amount of space putting it on it's own RAID 1. Go with option 1.


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No, this is not a good idea. If you want to run VMware and have RAID protection, you need a supported hardware RAID solution. Please see: Software RAID underneath ESXi datastore


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Had a similar issue, but was able to fix it by booting server to safe mode, F8. Once booted, I let all the device drivers install (since P-to-V process introduces new hardware). While this was on-going, I used DISKMGMT.MSC to mount the D: and E: drives that my original Physical server had. Before I was able to do this, I had to change the drive letter of ...


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Had the same issue... you just need to install the HP version of ESXi... Search google for HP Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0, login with your HP account and hey presto! Yo may need to register if you do not have an account :o)


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I am not in a position to fully search and point you to the right pages: so I am asking you to look for the details yourself... ( sorry ) In Fail over Cluster there are 4 settings which can be tweeked; and they will not affect buffers or paged or non-paged... It changes the way Fail over Cluster makes the decision to consider a node "removed". These ...


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I have run into this issue in the past. Updating to the patches recommended in the KB fixed the issue. An alternative workaround, which I used until I was able to patch, is to edit /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf, and add these lines: [vmbackup] enableSyncDriver = false This will cause the snapshot to only run a sync operation before the snapshot, and to ...


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I was able to get this to persist through a reboot & usb disconnect/reconnect. I had to edit the VMs .vmx & change usb.autoConnect.device0 to autoclean:0. Referenced this VMware KB. As long as I insert the USB plugs back into the same USB slot it works.


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At this time there is no auto-reconnect feature for the USB devices. My suggestion if you're concerned about shutting down VMs within VMware is that you would look into the powerchute software that either connects over the network to each computer individually or use the integration of the UPS with the VMware servers themselves and set up alarms/actions to ...


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I don't follow your question very well, but I will make a suggestion all the same. If VC looses network connection during a network reconfig, the change is automatically reverted (sometimes), even if it is only for a moment. I would suggest putting your VCSA onto a temporary second network (so you have two routes), this way you can stop using the primary ...


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Caveat: I don't think a distributed switch or LACP belong here. And this definitely doesn't sound like an environment with VMware Enterprise licensing... But use the network migration tool in VMware. This is fully-documented and a supported means of migrating virtual and physical adapters from Standard vSwitches to vDS.


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FC HBAs will auto-negotiate down 3 steps, so a 16Gb port can talk to another 16, an 8, or a 4. An 8Gb links can talk to another 8, a 4, or a 2. If you haven't changed anything on the switch, this should just work when you plug it in the first time. If it doesn't, you might need to log into the switch and fiddle with port settings. The Brocade command you'd ...


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In Windows Server 2008 R2, Cluster Shared Volumes were only supported for Hyper-V workloads; in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, CSV support has been extended to several other clustered roles. This applies to the servers which are actually sharing the volume(s), not to the hypervisor on which they are running (if any). What this means is: ...


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See: Should VMware HA Admission Control be enabled for small (2/3-host) clusters? Don't enable admission control for a 2-host environment. Unless you're dealing with well-calculated or custom slot sizes or VMs or resource pools with reservations, there's no benefit to doing this.


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"COMPARE AND WRITE" opcode usually means that your writing queue is continuously growing because of low disk write performance. The reason for such behavior may be a very highly loaded OS (Synology DSM) or faulty disk drive assuming that network connection from your ESX host to NAS is OK. First of all check CPU/RAM usage on your Synology box. Also check the ...


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The datastore ran out of space? You can add more physical storage and increase the datastore. Expect I/O errors and stopped VMs until you do. With enough space to mount the file systems you can delete those files. To resize the physical volumes to something realistic for the disks there is pvresize. There are limitations, in particular: pvresize will ...


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May be. Updated VmWare tools - is good practice. Notice, what VmWare recommends use open vm tools from distro. One more check free space on you storage - may be with snapshot or ram image it's exceeded. Check VM from client or cli for lost snapshots, make consolidation, if needed. Check datastore for garbage files


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VMware ESXi 6.0.0 Update 1 [root@esxi-host0:~] /lib64/libc.so.6 GNU C Library vmware release version 2.12.2, by Roland McGrath et al. Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Compiled ...


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You need to install VmWare Tools: yum install open-vm-tools. VGA driver is part of them.


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Try to use esxcfg-info with -w key over ssh or console. It command returns a lot of info, some of it is unique


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I managed to get a successful answer on the Google Group for Ansible. The resolution was to explicitly say "no" to sudo as well as turn off gathering facts. --- - hosts: vhosts gather_facts: false sudo: no remote_user: root Thanks to user Brian Coca at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ansible-project/7KybtGyckHk


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For your actual problem: Format your USB with MBR and not GPT partitions. That will fix this issue... Hit Shift-O during installation and add formatwithmbr: My rant... See: HP Proliant Microserver Gen8: OS on a Micro SD or USB drive a good idea? Something many people don't understand about HP ProLiant servers is that HP Smart Array controllers are ...


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Install a monitoring suite of your choice inside of the virtual machines. If you don't have the insight at the VMware vCenter level, this is going to be your best option.


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I have found the VMware document 1027410, titled vCenter Server incorrectly displays the amount of licenses in use by ESX hosts. And also found a web page where that VMware procedure is applied I have followed the steps from 1 to 10 and I have found some host IDs in the ADAM database which are duplicated IDs, according to the step 11. The next move is to ...



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