Questions tagged [vmware-vcenter]

This tag should be used to request advice on issues involving a vCenter installation issue or configuration problem.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
180 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Is it possible to recover complete VM from on premise storage with DPM

I have noticed that when I try to recover a complete VM with Data Protection Manager there is only the option to recover from cloud storage. While this works, I would assume speed of recovery would be ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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 Traditionally, we've been using Xserve mac servers, but these have become outdated and can no longer ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
265 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Free space discrepancy: vCentre and NetApp

We have several datastores in our vSphere environment linked to NetApp storage on the back end. For one datastore, the amount of free space reported in vCentre is far less than the amount of free ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

vCenter Server installation keeps failing

I am trying to install vCenter server 6.7 on a Windows Server 2019 virtual machine. This virtual machine has 8 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard disk, 2 processors and bridged network connection. This virtual ...
1
vote
3answers
75 views

What is DRS vMotion impact on VM and cluster?

We have a 4 host ESXi 6.5 cluster with DRS fully automated. When checking the history, we see a specific (big) VM (6 CPUs, 64 GB mem) having roughly 10 vMotions by DRS per day. Someone from the team ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

vCenter disable suspend for a VM

We have a few DB servers in our vCenter cluster that we would like to be able to disable them from being suspended at all. So that if someone, or some service, tries to suspend it; it will fail the ...
4
votes
2answers
437 views

Hot Add feature + how enable the feature without power off the Linux machine

We have a VM Linux server, where the hot add feature is disabled in VCenter. For now, we can't power off the machine, and the feature is disable, so we can't add memory resources to the machine. So do ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

vSphere HA: Automatic shutdown of VMs to free up resources

Assume we have 2 ESXi hosts with these machines: ESX1: A1, B1, C1, D1 ESX2: A2, B2, C2, D2 A & B VMs are the most important VMs for us. We have configured vSphere HA in a test environment. The ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Impossible to establish approbation between VCenter and BackUpExec

I was using backup exec version 16 and then I was requested to upgrade it to version 21. Unfortunately, I now can't establish the approbation between backupexec and our Vcenter hosting all my VM. ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Getting the name of the Snapshot from a specific VM?

How can I get the name of the snapshot that the particular machine is using? I have tried: Get-VM -Name vdix-test-01 | Get-Snapshot but it returns blank.. I am trying to retrieve the name of the ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

VMware vCenter Server Appliance VAMI (https://vCSA:5480) stuck on “Getting Started - vCenter Server” after upgrading from 6.7 -> 7.0

This vCSA was recently upgraded from 6.7u3 to 7.0. The vCenter is 100% operational from a vSphere perspective. However, we cannot get into the VAMI (vCenter Appliance Manager Interface) at https://...
0
votes
1answer
350 views

Regarding CentOS 6.10 to CentOS 7 upgrade

I have servers in VMWARE, trying to upgrade the OS from CentOS 6.10 to CentOS 7, 1) redhat upgrade tool installed but could not find any proper base url to download the package from online. 2) Tried ...
5
votes
1answer
111 views

With a vsan issue where you cant access vcenter, should you ssh into all machines and power them down prior to restarting esxi host?

So I have a vsan cluster, 4 esxi hosts all contributing to vsan as well as compute. Vcenter lives in esxi01. Esxi01 is not responding and I cannot open the web gui. I can still ping every vm and ssh ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Automate VMWare Config Backups

I am looking for a way to automate nightly backups of my VMWare ESXi Configs for disaster recovery. Ideally the script would connect to my vCenter server, poll it for hosts, and then backup the ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Listing active machines in network?

I recently needed to patch almost 100 linux virtual machines on a subnet. To get a list of machines on the network I used nmap to retrieve all IP addresses in this network. The issue is that some of ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

Best way to provisionning CentOS

I began my new work, it's in a small infrastructure but they often provisionning new virtual machines under CentOS. Currently they used template in VMWare VCenter but it's just a clone and when they ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

vSphere Essentials Plus kit licensing issue

I just received the above license from VMware for one of my customers. The VCA 6.7 appliance and the two ESXi hosts were running in evaluation mode. I had no issues to enter the license for the VCA ...
1
vote
1answer
269 views

FreeIPA refuses to sign a VMWare certificate signing request (CSR)

I'm attempting to make VMWare's certificate authority (VMCA) v6.7 a trusted sub-CA of a FreeIPA certificate authority. I should be able to generate a certificate signing request within VMCA using ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

How to connect a VM to the Internet in VMware vCloud using a Network Gateway CIDR

I am familiar with managing servers and VMs that have their own IP address and network connection, but am now trying to host a VM in a VMware vCloud and am a newb for this. I have created the VM and ...
1
vote
1answer
940 views

Email from vcenter 6.7 fails to deliver

Desired end state: I would like to receive alert email from vcenter 6.7. Specific problem: After configuring vcenter 6.7 (in the UI) with an SMTP server that works as tested from the vcenter shell, ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

vCenter moving VM from ISCSI target to different ISCSI target

In my server lab, I am running a vCenter cluster with 2 ISCSI targets. Both of these are directly connected to switch using SFP+ port. I assume, when I do such a process as cloning a VM from one ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

vCenter 6.7 High Availability. How to priortize host restart

We run a VMWare data center with vCenter 6. We recently enabled High Availability on a 3-host cluster in our test environment. If one cluster fails, the other 2 don't have the resources to take on ...
0
votes
1answer
331 views

The portgroup for Network adapter 1, could not be found

I am trying to run RHCSA Lab on MY VMWare Exsi 6.5. after copied my VM file and I have a warning on VMware Exsi "The portgroup for Network adapter 1, , could not be found.It has been assigned to ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Cant connect by SSH and Webgui to ESX host

After a reboot of our vcenter server, one of the ESX hosts went disconnected from everything else. I cant seem to connect to it in any way. Ssh doesn't work, and the webgui also don't work. (edit in ...
0
votes
0answers
250 views

How to bridge two VMWare vsphere “VM Network” on two different site?

I got Two site with some ESXi 6.7. Each site has his own IP addressing and I would like to bridge the "VM Network" on the distant site to the local "VM Network" so I could start a VM replicat on the ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Resizing disk on the server after more space has been added from vcenter

I have asked our vcenter admin to add some disk space to one of my servers, but I can't find how to actually make it useable. My output for fdisk -l is like this: Disk /dev/sda: 40 GiB, 42949672960 ...
0
votes
2answers
480 views

vCenter Appliance IP address and it's gateway are not in the same subnet error

I am trying to deploy a vCenter Server Appliance on a OVH ESXI 6.7 For those who know, OVH ip addresses and default gateways are at different subnets. for example, if your dedicated server has an ip ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

ESXi 6.7u2 DL380 GEN9 Hosts keep going unresponsive

We have recently upgraded to ESXi6.7 u2. Since the upgrade, our hosts keep going into an 'unresponsive' state. The VM's are all still running, although they show as 'disconnected' in VSphere. Can ping ...
1
vote
1answer
307 views

VMware non Persistent Disk

I Have some vms with non persistent disk. Changes made to the disk are discarded after shutdown or reset the vm. Is it possible to discard changes to disk after guest restart or guest shut down? ...
3
votes
1answer
255 views

How to Identify Disk Location on ESXi?

I have a VMWare ESXi 6.5 installed, and this ESXi is managed by vCenter. I recently need to replace some HDD to SSD, but I am not sure how to "blink" the disk so that I can pull it out safely. Update ...
0
votes
1answer
166 views

change ESXI host IP in VCSA

I have 3 esxi 6.7 hosts registered in VCSA. I want to change my esxi host ips. When I do in ESXI DCUI, eg from .120 to .20, VCSA keeps the old IPs .120 and cannot connect to the hosts anymore. When I ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

“Reconfiguring virtual machine” stuck at 100 percent with Terraform

Today at 7:11 am, I started a terraform build. JWTCVTRNIDB01 is the server. It cloned successfully. Here is terraform error line 25239 2019-04-26T07:22:54.643-0700 [DEBUG] plugin.terraform-provider-...
2
votes
2answers
801 views

Converting Thick vmdk to thin after Move from Datastore

I am currently running Vcenter 6.7 and ESXi 6.0 with VMFS5 in our infrastructure. And I often have to move VM disks from a DataStore to another in order to free up space. When using the VCenter MOVE ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

VM stuck at boot - delete CTK file even if snapshots are present?

I am tasked with recovering a VMWare 6.5 cluster that, after an unexpected power failure, has a VM (the most important one...) stuck at boot. From the vmware.log file, it seems the problem is related ...

1
2 3 4 5
11