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vSphere behavior for each technology is defined in the documentation. You do, however, seem to have an incorrect view of what these technologies are designed for. Both VMWare HA and VMWare FT are designed primarily to provide availability of the guests in the event of host failures. VMWare HA If a master host is unable to communicate directly with the ...


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Worked like a charm using the fully patched ESXi 5.5 It doesnt seem like the workaround is still necessary. Apreciate the thoughts on this topic, though. Thanks.


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I don't think you're going to find another LUN on the system after extending the array and logical disk, unless you created a new array with the single disk. You'll likely just see the existing LUN will have some free space, with which you can extend the datastore. Assuming you're using the c# client, go to the Datastore in question via the Configuration ...


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You don't have to reboot to do this. Go to Configuration -> Storage -> Rescan All. Rescan to view new storage devices. Now you can choose "Add Storage" and expand the volume.


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The guest has only serial tty Why? Linux VM guests normally have at least one vNIC and the console - even with the free version - I don't see what you're trying to achieve here, can you explain why you can't just do this? Named pipes, or serial for that matter, are really not the usual mechanism for accessing VMs. Have you had any form of VMWare ...


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We ran into the same issue. VMWare Support states that vCenter is out of sync with Single Sign On (SSO). Simple reboots of the SSO server while vCenter server is powered off should resolve the issue: Here’s the sequence: power down the vCenter server. then reboot the SSO box and wait for all the VMWare services to come back up on this box power up the ...


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If you've installed the latest ESXi (5.5u2d as of this moment) plus all available critical and recommended patched (very easy with VCUM) and you still need to install this driver to get MP working then yes you will need to use it for other identical system. That said if you aren't 100% sure you're 100% up to date then just do that on the next build, i.e. ...


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If a host fails it will still be part of the cluster, just not available - so the percentage available equation will not change. It would only change if you removed the host from the cluster configuration. To really get into HA cluster sizing and host failover capacity you need to have a solid handle on slot sizes and reservations used in the environment. ...


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AFAIK, The CPU difference won't stop you from adding the host to your vCenter server. I have a client that has three vSphere 4.1 hosts in a vCenter server cluster all with different CPU's. You could migrate the powered off virtual machines to a new host without connecting this host to the storage array if you have a local datastore on the other hosts that's ...


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can I put PowerCLI "code" (Cmdlets, etc.) inside a PS1 file, along with other PowerShell code, and execute it like a normal PS1? Yes. But if you want it to work as expected (as when you use the PowerCLI console) you'll need to initialize the environment. You can see how this is done by examining the shortcut "VMware vSphere PowerCLI.lnk", the target ...


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I would do this with standard vSwitches and possibly NIC primary and standby adapters. You don't need LACP for this. Create a dedicated vSwitch. Make one or both NICs active... And I think that's the most you can do with this setup, since your switches aren't stackable. Let me look into it, though.


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maybe this can help !?! https://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/datacenter/ucs_management/blog/2014/02/17/error-loading-toolst00-fatal-error-10-out-of-resources-cisco-ucs-c240-m3-server-with-esxi-55 best regards


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Well, 10 VM means you will have 10 VM to manage (update, monitor, ...) so in terms of resource utilization and cost it is better to consolidate. On the other hand, all sites on 1 VM means they will all share the same resources, the same OS & LAMP versions and you can have issues when 1 site needs different versions or becomes incompatible with the new ...


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Without more information, there is no way to tell in which situation you are in. If load isn't an issue, I would go with a LAMP VM per site. In my experience, this makes management far easier.


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I'm working as a VMware vSphere administrator and look at docker both as a threat (might cost me my job if containers replace VMs) and an opportunity (it's a virtualization technology, after all, so maybe we could make it part of our portfolio and deliver it as a service). But to your question: Yes, docker containers would become the main deployment ...


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I was in a similar situation myself about 4 months ago. You're hosed. Sorry. Without the base disk (MyServer.vmdk) there is nothing you can do. Thankfully I was able to pull out backups for most of the data, but the remaining data cost us almost $20,000 and 4 weeks to get back. Chalk this up to a learning experience.


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EDIT: See this question, which also discusses some of this: Hyper-V VM doesn't boot off SCSI hard drive I would check your drive configuration in Hyper-V. Maybe, if there's more than one drive, it's trying to boot to the wrong one. EDIT: No BISO, check the config of the Hyper-V Guest to ensure the proper drive is selected as the boot drive. ...


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In the end I hit F2. The disk was working but it seemed more than stupid to keep our services reliant on the drive, much to the directors' wishes. I've sent the drive off for recovery and it looks like bad blocks are all over the thing. They're in the middle of recovering the data but it's looking like Monday before we get it back and I dread to think how ...


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It's possible for all editions from Essentials Plus and up... But it requires the vSphere Web Client. You won't see any options to do this with the Windows "thick" client.


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Chromium and Firefox wont work anymore. But you can install the full Google Chrome which has a working and up-to-date version of Flash. From this answer: how-to-install-google-chrome-on-ubuntu-14-04. With Chrome you will be able to open the web client (at least I am). open a terminal and follow: cd /tmp wget ...


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In order to avoid such nightmare, you should use pre-freeze/post-thaw scripts to setup for job which backs this VM up. If needed, check related topics in Veeam forum to ask others about their experience and scripts' examples.


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Look at the lights on the drive... Are they amber? Why do you think the drive failed? If the drive failed, why is the server off (or why was it powered off)? I'm sorry the drive is not in a RAID, but seeing that also indicates that your server/RAID controller firmware and ESXi installation are likely outdated. There are older Smart Array firmware ...


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hum not a fun problem. This could be a raid card problem ... try to start without repair (f1) if its okey just change the drive. you can change it "online" .


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I would say put the ESXi host on a private network and have some form of secure VPN access into the private network. Because then, you're not exposing the ESXi host directly to the public net. Someone would have to breach your VPN service first in order to even see the ESXi host. You decrease your likelihood of having your ESXi host exploited. I'd say use ...


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You probably need to change sendfile_max_chunk value, as the documentation states : Syntax: sendfile_max_chunk size; Default: sendfile_max_chunk 0; Context: http, server, location When set to a non-zero value, limits the amount of data that can be transferred in a single sendfile() call. Without the limit, one fast connection may seize the worker ...


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This sounds crazy. Why are you attempting to maintain your own VMware tools package? The real VMware Operating System Specific packages (OSPs) are available for Ubuntu here. open-vmware-tools is not the same thing. VMware already patches these tools as needed, but there isn't much of a security risk with them anyway... You shouldn't not be compiling this ...


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This is not currently possible. If you wish to use the current vCenter Web Access, you'll need to install the full vCenter package.


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All you would need to do is to add a new script with the name eth0:0 For example: This would be the eth0 one: # cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" HWADDR="D4:BE:D9:D2:FB:E4" BOOTPROTO=static ONBOOT="yes" IPADDR=192.168.1.49 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 BROADCAST=192.168.1.255 NETWORK=192.168.1.0 NOZEROCONF=yes ...and this would be your ...


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Just Enable VSS Services on Source Machine the Windows Server 2008; Ensure source machine is also ON then Convert using the Option "Powered On Machine"; The ESXi server needs to be standalone not connected to any clusters. Mathews


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Finally I found a solution, thank to communities.vmware.com. Maybe this solved only 50% of the cause of the problem, but at least access to the disk can be regained. # esxcli system coredump partition get Active: naa.600605b009a647b01c5ed73926b7ede1:2 Configured: naa.600605b009a647b01c5ed73926b7ede1:2 We see that this coredump partition is using our ...


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One place where the EFI setting for VMs is very useful is in allowing manual P2V conversions of bare metal systems which were installed using EFI, since EFI is not supported by VMware Converter (or wasn't, last I checked). See How to perform a P2V conversion of a Windows Server 2008 R2 EFI system? for background on this.



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