Questions tagged [vmware-vcenter]

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Why should I enable promiscuous mode?

I'm currently using an environment lab for testing ESXi so I run nested ESX(two ESX are installed on ESX) The problem is I was trying to install vCenter on both of my lab ESX and at the end of stage 1 ...
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VCSA 6.0 vmware-cm service fail to start : permission denied

After a log4j non rotating logs incident on a vcsa 6.0 I've reseted the root account but the cause was the partitions / and /storage/log was full. After expanding the 2 partitions I got access to the ...
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write shell script or other script on vCenter

esxcli is existed on vSphere. But I need to write script on vCenter and vCenter doesn't have esxcli command. How can I write script for vCenter?
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vmWare and maintenance mode on primary HA (DRS) host

I have to make a change to all my esxi hosts in a cluster that has DRS enabled, one of the hosts is the primary host for HA. As far as I know a host is selected by the system during an election ...
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Failed to deploy OVF package. ThrowableProxy.cause A general system error occurred: Transfer failed: Invalid response code: 500

Versions: ESXI: 7.0 Update 2 (build number 17867351) VMware Workstation: 16.1.2 build-17966106 I exported a VM from QKVM (Qnap KVM) and been trying to import it into one of our ESXIs using vCenter, ...
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How to interpret the Memory (Top 10) performance chart in vCenter?

I'm trying to interpret the above performance chart from vCenter. The thing is, each of these clusters each has four servers each with 64GB of RAM for a total of 256GB per cluster. What confounds me ...
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vCenter Server dbused Comsuming all the CPU Resources

I have a vSphere 6.7 connected to an ESXi 6.5 server. Recently, I noticed the CPU utilization is always 100%. The process I am aware of "dbused" is consuming all of the CPU resources. root@...
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What kind of services does ESXI SLP port advertise to locally connected hosts?

I got enthusiastic about the last exploitations of ESXI CVE-2021-21974 (heap overflow exploitation). After researching the SLP service, which is the weak point in this CVE, I tried to turn it off, ...
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vSphere70u1 - How can the vCLS agent VMs provide Clustering Service?

vSphere 7 Update 1 added a new "vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)" and according to the doc: Basic Architecture The basic architecture for the vCLS control plane consists of maximum 3 ...
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could not launch vCenter vSphere client

I just installed vCenter on an ESXI host (v7.0 U3): (my storage is only 256GB, so I choose "thin" mode) It seems that "vSphere client service" is healthy. And I can see linking ...
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VMware Vcenter with FreeIPA - permissions for group

I have a problem with permissions for groups in vmware. My configuration in Vmware: Identity source type: OpenLDAP Name: FreeIpa Base distinguished name for users: cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=freeipa,dc=...
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vCenter in a ESXI host that it manages

We have 2 physical servers (A and B), each with ESXI 7.0 installed. We'd like to manage them with vCenter. Can we install vCenter on one of those servers? Is it advisable?
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ESXi v in v setup - distributed switch kills all interhost communication

On all distributed port groups I disabled all security settings and set everything to promiscuous. I've got a setup I built where I have three virtualized ESXi hosts. Their management vmkernels were ...
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vcenter/vsphere health - how to monitor and find details

I see the below when i log in to a vCenter (7.0.1). Tried clicking around but cant really find any detailed info about this. So how do i find out more about this alert? how do people usually get a &...
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Defender for Identity health issues

I am having some difficulties in fixing health issues on my companies MDI instance. The error I am facing on all our virtualized domain controllers is : "Some network traffic could not be ...
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why ansible doesn't recognize the vcenter windows machines?

I'm pretty new with Ansible so I might configured things wrong [I have a Docker container running Ansible service in it I have an Ansible repository that include the Ansible files (this is a .Git ...
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Show guest memory utilisation in vCenter

Is it possible to record and show the amount of memory that a Windows guest OS is using in vCenter? In this blog post VMware recommends using the guest OS memory counter for capacity planning. However,...
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How to patch vmware-esxi via vcenter

Our company is using a single vmware-esxi host (vmware-esxi v6.5) which hasn't been patched since installation. The VMs are a windows server and a vcenter appliance. Using Update Manager I attached ...
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Changing Vcenter and Esxi IP's

Guys I have a Vcenter with lots of Esxi hosts and all of them have public IP addresses in their vmkernel's (managment) and now we need to change all of them to private IP is there any easy way to do ...
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Reinstalling ESXi - How to retrieve data

I have lost my ESXi password and I want to reinstall the ESXi server. How can I get the Vms up and running after installing ESXi since I am using Physical SAN to store them (including Vcenter). Please ...
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Can't access ESXi console after restart, vCenter is powered off

We have a vCenter 6.5 U3 hosted in one ESXi 6.5 U3, the host got restarted and vCenter wasn't set to automatically start, now vCenter is powered off and something is preventing us to log on ESXi. If I ...
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HashiCorp packer with vshpere 7.0.2 : error mounting an image

Not sure if anyone using Packer to build images for vmware vsphere 7.0.2. Here is the error I am having and I dont know what does it mean by device 0 What is this Device 0? Here is the error: ==> ...
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vCenter network setup

Following design to be applied: ESXi Host standalone vCenter deployed on ESXi Network-Config ESXi: Config vCenter: Error-Message: Problem: I want to have the vCenter management enabled on the ...
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Powercli create local user and assign permission At VC level

I need a powercli script to automate some task in VC , I have found below script but here I can assign AD group permission to folder level. but I want to assign permission at VC level. is there any ...
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vCenter 7: Catalina Logs filing up, tomcat-users.xml missing?

We were receiving errors on our vCenter servers that the log disk is getting low on disk space. According to VMWare KBs we checked what is consuming space. We found espiecially a lot of log files ...
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How to fetch the disk difference before and after adding a new disk

I'm preparing a playbook to find the newly scanned HDD from vmware, I used below filtering to fetch the no. of HDDs: before_add: "{{ hostvars[inventory_hostname].ansible_devices.keys() | select('...
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ESX host cmd to check if physical host went to battery

Trying to trouble shoot some issues on a server and see if it's related to loss of power, they have cheap APC that don't have logging or interface. I've checked the event log in v-sphere but don't ...
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Ubuntu web application error

I have a local network in Site A, and I have a Ubuntu VM in vCenter and inside it I have web application but it stopped. In Site B with different VLAN, it's working fine; but in Site A when I access ...
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vCenter 6.7 what log shows folder creation records

I run a vCenter 6.7 instance. Over the weekend, some folders showed up. When I go into the events and tasks for them, that is completely blank. So I'm trying to determine what log file might show me ...
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Does vCenter/VMWare have a tool/command that shows Actual Usage (Written Data) within thick Provisioned Storage in a DataStore

I am very familiar with our storage footprints. All our storage is thin provisioned (is there any Enterprise Array these days that does not use thin provisioning. Don't think so). And of course see ...
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Hands on lab/testing with NAS

My company has acquired a VMware system with 4 hosts and unfortunately i have no experience with NAS. Can anyone recommend a method to play with or learn how NAS works? The system is a production ...
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How to delete backup job on VCSA server

I have deleted backup job on Vcenter Server Management to my SMB share. But in my SMB server logs I see that connections are still initiated from VCSA server every 5 seconds. Where are stored ...
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Is there any way to use/configure/manage VDP after flash technology has been phased out?

I have two VDP (probably latest version) deployed on the vCenter 6.5 with about 60 virtual machines backup. Currently VDP plugin is not visible in the HTML vCenter interface and I cannot access any ...
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Smoothest way to migrate vSphere/vCenter?

So I have an older Dell VRTX running on ESXi 6.0 hosts, with vSphere and vCenter in place. No vMotion, however. The hardware is past its prime so I am purchasing a new Dell MX740c to ultimately take ...
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certificate-manager 'lstool reregister' failed | SSL Certificate Issue

I have been trying to get this to work for some days now, have installed fresh numerous times, it just won't work. vCenter Appliance version is 6.7.0 build-16709110 (6.7 U3 J, tried latest version U3 ...
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How to resolve a Fresh Vcenter appliance reporting "Unable to save IP settings"

A known issue in Vcenter 7.0 Release notes occurs when: In the Server Appliance, you configure a static IP or try to change the IP configuration. The following error results: Unable to save IP ...
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Updating ESXi, vSphere general questions

I am clearly missing some basic understanding when it comes to the upgrading process for my virtual environment. When upgrading through the virtual stack, I understand that there are multiple ...
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VMware clone as backup

Having a couple of ESXi and a vCenter 6.5. I'd like to backup some of the production VMs i.e. have a "photo" of a known working state with all programs installed and configured for the ...
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ESXi 7.X file permissions - how to buypass new security measures

Today i installed a new ESX 7.0 Hypervisor machine. My initial goal was to get some RAID status reporting. I created a python script that i wantet to run from a crontab job. This due to the fact that ...
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Can VCenter use mac book pros as physical hosts?

We're currently trying to find creative ways for launching mac VMs on top of our Vcenter cluster. Traditionally, we've been using Xserve mac servers, but these have become outdated and can no longer ...
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Is a VM CPU reservation deducted from the cluster CPU usage?

We recently have a high number of CPU reservations to be set on specific VMs due to vendor requirements. To be able to perform some capacity planning I'd like to know how these CPU reservations are ...
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VMware + how to limit the balloon memory on linux machine

We want to know if we can't limit the balloon memory on a Linux machine by tuning the value of - Mem.CtlMaxPercent for example is it possible to set 20% for Mem.CtlMaxPercent instead the default of ...
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Impact of adding standalone ESXi host to cluster

We have a vSphere cluster with 4 ESXi hosts; fully automated DRS and vSphere HA is enabled on the cluster. Next to that, we have a standalone host in vCenter which is also running some VMs. Reason for ...
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vCenter 7.0 behind nginx reverse proxy issue

Don't judge, I need this for my lab, I'll never put that in production... 😉 The following configuration was from another guy on the internet (pigsmud) so unfortunately, I'm not understanding a lot of ...
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ESXi and vSphere in LAN while host is WAN-connected

I have a host server in datacenter connected directly to Internet. I also can use up to 2 public IP addresses (3 or more is hard to obtain but possible). I have no firewall in front of this host, and ...
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Too many unwanted tasks done by vsphere.local\Administrator on Esxi host

We have too many tasks done by vsphere.local\administrator on some of our Esxi hosts (shown in vCenter monitoring).As we haven't done any of these tasks manually, I didn't find a key to the reason. ...
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Google Anthos setup with VMware on premise

I am working on proof of value implementation for Anthos on premise. I went through the VSphere requirements and found a standard requirement stack on the docs which frankly is Little high (on price n ...
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Vmware Esxi Vcenter 6.7 Fault tolerance for VM is greyed out

I'm very new to VMWARE. I'm trying to do fault tolerance for one of my VMS on Vcenter 6.7 but the Fault tolerance tab is greyed out for some reason. I have to 2 esxi servers in my vcenter and both are ...
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How do I access an Ubuntu VM on Vmware, without a password

I have an Ubuntu VM that is running on Vmware, this does not have a root password. Recently I disabled the ssh on this VM, so not able to access it. Is it possible to access this through the Vcenter ...
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Host resources management - vSphere Client [duplicate]

I'm using vSphere Client version 6.7, having 2 hosts in a cluster. i want to know before i'm entering one host into maintenance mode, if the other host will be able to hold both servers resources. yes ...

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