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Sorry to be that blunt, but the mandated procedure by VMware for a production environment is to use vCenter. Veeam Backup Free Edition claims to emulate that functionality with Quick Migration.


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I saw this happen today. In my case, it happened after making an editing mistake to the /etc/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg file. I had mismatched two XML tags. After I restarted the server I was unable to connect to it in vCenter, and I got the message shown above.


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Most of the useful features like moving VMs between hosts etc dont work, the API is read-only not write and no HA. I think you have a RAM limit per host (64gb I believe), possibly no core limit but a limit of 2 physical CPU's and using the vsphere client (not full fat) you can only manage one host at a time. You cant use vcenter I believe TOS allows you to ...


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You would download the patches from here: You would apply the patches using the ESXi command line and following VMware's instructions. In the end, you're basically putting the host in maintenance mode and running something like: esxcli software vib install -d "/path/to/patch/ESXi500-201111001.zip" The patches are cumulative (kinda), so you only need the ...


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Visit your BIOS config page and check processor settings. Do you see a value of "4" for "Number of Cores per Processor"? Also, can you provide the build number of your ESXi installation? This could also be a bug (less likely).


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Since I know that VMware strips VLAN assignments unless configured properly I would start there. If you have the new switch using VLAN and the old switch using direct ports then this would be the problem. In VMware you need to set the virtual switch to use all VLAN ports. Since you are only having problems with VMware I would pay close attention to the ...


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The easiest way to do it would be to use either Clonezilla, or Norton Ghost (provided you have a licence), and: Get an external USB drive, or attach another physical disk to your machine. Configure your VMware virtual machine so it is able to use the additional storage. Attach an image of the aforementioned tools to a virtual CD. Boot form it. Clone the ...


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Given the content of the comments on the question, I'm not 100% convinced that going back to physical is the best course of action, but what you want to do can be done. It's called a V2P (Virtual-to-Physical) conversion. VMware has a page on the subject, and there's at least one How-To out there. The latter is likely pretty old because it mentions VMware ...


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Hmmm, This is not a common thing to do. Why would you be concerned about datastore files if you're not having a space issue or investigating bad behavior/performance? (30 ESXi hosts isn't a modest environment either) View from your storage array (assuming shared storage). View from a host that can see the datastores. Heck, a well-crafted find from the ...


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You can create a port group on your virtual switch that uses the host NIC on your physical lan as its uplink. Then all VM's can be connected to that port group and will be able to use addresses on your LAN as if they were real devices. If you wanted to go for a routed set up then you can create another vSwitch (or port group on the same switch) with a ...


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TryTryAgain answered the question in a comment. The problem was the bad disks. One of the drives had a few bad sectors that could not be repaired. We took the drive a data recovery centre and they cloned the drive to a new hard drive with the data as is. After installing it back into the server, and re-installing ESXi, the datastore was back online and the ...


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What information do you actually want to get? Get-VMHost has a field for build. This will give you the ESXi build number, which is a more reliable way of telling which version of ESXi you are on than the version number (as the build number also accounts for patches and mid version updates). There is also a field for Version There's also a field for ...


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With a Basic volume/partition on a Basic disk the free space has to be adjacent to the volume/partition you want to extend. You'll need to either delete X: in order to extend C:, or you'll need to use a tool like GParted>


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You'd probably want to use the Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter cmdlet. In particular, using the -VMKernel switch to only get the host's management interfaces. Something like this: Get-VMHost <hostname> | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMKernel


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Gparted works well, even for windows so don't worry about it ! by the way i didn't found something as powerfull as Gparted for windows. Use Gparted live to boot on the iso, the graphic interface will help you to extand your partition.


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If the issue started on 1st July, it may have been due to the leap second added at the end of 30th June. If this is the cause, then running "date -s now" may have fixed it; rebooting likewise. Google leap second java linux (or similar) for more information.


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I solved this problem using OVF tool. When hypervisor is deployed I wrote lines in post script which will download OVF tool and OVA and deploy it in ESXi.


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So upon checking the boot sequence again I had only change 1 of the two options. I had changed the C drive to be first in boot order but I also had to change lower down that the raid was first boot device. Upon doing that vmware 5 booted up and I was able to reattach the datastore and all was right with the world. However, since I did it wrong the first ...


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The word "host" in the message "Changes made to some of the devices below will not take effect until the host is restarted" refers to the VMware host, ie. the server on which VMware ESXi is installed and running. In other words, it is not sufficient to restart the VM to which you want to attach the NIC. You need to restart the entire VMware server.


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I finally found the solution, I had to bounce the thin clients through the terminal server THEN to the XP VM. Something between the Thin Client RDP client and the XP client didn't play nice when we stressed the XP VM


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I don't have a reply for point 1-2-3 but you can check with your virtual enginner about Vmware host config . If he is VCP he will understand the stuff :) You really have to check your host because windows problems could be on the host not in the guest . There is many hardware feature that could explain your problems , directpath io , rss , vcpu , power ...


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Each vendor has their own recommendations, so start by asking IBM. You can open a ticket asking for configuration advice without paying for additional support, usually. That or whoever sold it to you can. Briefly googling, I discovered this redbook. Page 212, you likely want basic raid 6, which means 1 spare and a drives per array goal of 12. That will mean ...


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I would never go for a RAID6, or even 5 for that matter for database style work loads. Since they are parity based, they incur a high write penalty and the rebuild times can be HUGE. RAID 10 will give you the best performance, you can survive one failure from each side of the array and you can allocate a hot spare or two to make sure that the array gets its ...


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Disclaimer - This is highly opinion-based, and have flagged the question as such, but I will attempt to offer an answer as I have quite recently configured almost the exact same setup. I highly doubt that any kind of database will perform well on a RAID5 or 6 array. Most vendors are actively discouraging (and even in come cases prohibiting) use of unnested ...


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Turns out the IP/LAN port that I had connected the machine to was configured to only assign one IP address. Once I put the ethernet cable into another port, it started working fine.


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Well, looks like it's Cisco bug https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCug68370 and upgrading to one of the "known fixed" IOS versions (15.1(2) SG4) seems to have fixed it.


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I was trying to do just what you described; boot the client computers over LAN using a PXE and TFTP server that pushes a customized image of Live Ubuntu that has Horizon Client installed. This involves some work, and it tried it in my company's lab, and it worked successfully. First, I downloaded the Ubuntu Linux 14.04.2 LTS Desktop 64-bit ISO file ...


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Did ESXi 6.0 completely removed the performance data for VMXNET3 or is there is a way, how can enable throughput logging/graphing for VMXNET3? No, it's just there in vCenter - if you're not seeing you have an issue, you may need a reinstall. EDIT - After playing around all day I have to apologise, you're absolutely correct, I don't know what I was ...


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is there any solution to make LAN port group of vSwitch1 routable via RPN network of vSwitch2? Distributed Switches may be? No and no - no in vSwitches, the key is in their name, they're switches not routers - you need to install a router, may I suggest pfsense.


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Under the networkinfo column I got the following "localhost:" instead of getting the host ip, mac, et.. so what is causing the NetworkInfo to not show the actual network info ? The NetworkingInfo property is actually an object of the VMHostNetworkInfo type, who's string representation is the host's 'Name' and 'Domain' glued together with a colon. This ...


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Read the relevant documentation for your product. http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.networking.doc%2FGUID-6BC115DF-4EC5-409E-8B74-45525E966F0F.html The documentation clearly states that ipv6 is not supported for ESXi -> Active Directory communication. (as of 6.0.)


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Honestly, if this is a standalone host, it's not worth joining it to a domain. Ideally you join your vCenter Server to Active Directory, not the individual hosts.


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That won't work, because you need one address for the ESXi management alone. For the pfSense router VM you need a sencond public IP address. Instructions specific to online.net are here: http://documentation.online.net/en/serveur-dedie/systemes-d_exploitation/vmware_vsphere_hypervisor_esxi_english


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You NEED one address for ESXi itself and you can obvious setup some form of NAT router inside a VM but I can't think of any way you can do this in a supportable way with a single IP. The reason being that yes you can set the ESXi's IP via the KVM and that could be a non-routable IP but you need to be able to connect the non-Web-Client to that just to setup ...


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I ran into the same problem, though the error message was "error loading /s.v00, fatal error:33" I did have my server booting from VMware intallation on an external USB. I downloaded and created a new installer from the latest version of 5.5, which happened to be update 2 and ran it. I wasn't given a choice to re-install, only install and upgrade. I ...


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"Therefore, for primarily single (or limited) thread applications, it is sometimes best to set the CPU affinity to a specific core, or subset of cores. This will allow the 'Turbo' processor frequency scaling to kick in and be sustained (instead of skipping around to various cores that may not be scaled up, and could even be scaled down)." "As of now no OS ...


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Do an ls -al / you will see the directories are still there. Unless you have setup the install to move these mount points to separate mount points they should be still on the main partition. You can compare /etc/fstab fdisk -l and df -h to look at mount points and their logical disks. Typical setups of vmware guests only have one drive where physical ...


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You have two choices here. Recover Assuming you had backups of the database, you can fully install vCenter, with a new database and once it's all up and running, you simply restore the original database over top of it, restart your services and you're off to the races. Rebuild You can simply install vCenter from scratch and add the hosts to this new ...


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Yes - vCenter and/or vRealize Business.


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Please update your ESXi hosts. This is the one thing you've really missed in the troubleshooting steps. Your 5.5 installation is almost 1 year old!! As of this writing, the current version of ESXi 5.5 is 2718055. The current ESXi 6.0 build number is 2809209. Dell, HP, doesn't matter... you're still supposed to update your ESXi installations. Many people ...



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