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Questions tagged [vmware-vcenter]

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

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Error when applying snmp.set --v3targets on vcenter 6.7U1

I have vcenter appliance 6.7U1 and I have successfully tested my SNMPv3 configuration on vcenter with paessler snmp tester, but the last step was to add a trap target. I am facing a strange issue ...
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Removing hosts from VCenter permanently without access to VCenter?

I have 3 VMWare hosts. I have root access to VSphere on each of the hosts. There is a small computer in the office that runs VCenter to which all the hosts are connected. I do not know the login to ...
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get FULL hardware configuration of a VM from powercli

I want to export the complete hardware configuration of a vm to the console via PowerCLI. Get-VM seems to only have limited information based on a Get-VM xxx | Get-Member check. In vCenter, if you ...
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vCenter 6.7 error while creating new users (Single Sign On)

i'm running a vCenter Server Appliance with Embedded Platform Services Controller version 6.7.0.140000 I'm trying to create a new user to allow using the vSphere web console to a specified VM only ...
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PowerCLI - Get Active FC Path WWN of all datastores

I need to turn off one of the FC switch for maintenance. To turn off the switch smoothly, I want to set the manual path selection mode and switch all datastores to the second switch. I have a lot of ...
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VMware Power CLI: how to get custom attributes for a datastore

I am trying to get a custom attribute value for my datastore, but bumping into an issue with type incompatibility. Is there anything I am doing wrong below, and how to fix it? PowerCLI C:\> $ds = ...
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vCenter ghost network

I have 3 ESXi 6.5 hosts with the same network configuration: single Standard Switch with four networks with same naming on all hosts. This is what I see at ESXi web client. Inside vCenter I see ...
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Can't migrate VM in vSphere [closed]

Our Vsphere interface looks like this: So what we want to do now is above the servers folder there is a virtual machine called vvc3 (this is the VMware vCenter server appliance) We want to move that ...
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Add ESXi 6.5 host with powered on VMs to VCSA 6.7

I have a fully licensed ESXi 6.5 VM host that has 3 VMs running. I am trying to add it to a new Cluster (HA, EVC, DRS off) that I have created on a vCenter 6.7 Update 1 VCSA, but it tells me the host ...
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VMWare --> Adding new CD drive --> “Reconfigure virtual machine”

I am trying to add a new CD/Drive to a VMWare virtual machine. I'm currently doing it via Web UI. I am able to add the drive for mounting an ISO from Content Library. Once the drive is added it give ...
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Failed to get an SSL thumbprint of the target server certificate, when trying to install vCenter 6.5

I am trying to install vCenter 6.5 on windows as a standalone server and I am getting that error message. Does vCenter 6.5 need to be deployed as a VM on an ESXi host? If it can be installed on a ...
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Exporting VM as OVA in ESXi 6.5

How can I export a VM in the OVA format with VMware ESXi 6.5? In vCenter (vSphere Client version 6.5) I can only export as an OVF. The same is true for the ESXi web client. The old application (...
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Does VMware centralized supports image repository like OpenStack Glance?

Like OpenStack Glance or AWS AMI, Does VMware Vcenter provides any service for archiving the images.If not what's the recommend method in Vcentre/Esxi based Datacentre
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How to remove extension from vCenter?

There is an "vCloud Director-1" extension in vcenter. It's successfully removed via MOB as described in many sources: https://vcenter.xx.de/mob/?moid=ExtensionManager&method=unregisterExtension ...
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Clone of production environment for tests in VMware

I'm trying to find a way to make a quick copy of a large number of virtual machines in order to use them to test new features for a productive environment. For example, the VMware has a product "Site ...
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iSCSI vCenter/Veeam issue

I have a little pickle here that I cannot seem to find a solution for; As of a few days ago, my backups (VeeamB&R-9.5) started failing with the following error: Veeam output; Error: Cannot ...
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VMWare Converter standalone gives a “cannot find source file” error at 98% when reconfiguring the destination virtual machine

I'm trying to convert a recently updated physical Debian to a virtual machine, but the process halts at 98% giving me an error that I'll include at the end of the post. From the error I deduced that ...
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Ansible parsing a JSON output

I'm using URI in order to get a JSOn output to a register called "vchosts" TASK [debug] ****************************************************************************************************************...
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Utilize Measure PowerShell command to get vCenter VMs HW versions

I've never used PowerShell measure command, but found it pretty handy and it can make my code shorter. For now I'm looking how to get a report about VMs count and HW version they run on. Using latest ...
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Ansible vmware_guest_facts use facts for multple vm's

I am writing a script where I deploy and configure VM's on a vSphere environment. After the deployment I want to gather the IP's of the VM's for DNS registration. Facts can be gathered for 2 or more ...
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How to share a storage between multiple VMs using VMWare ESXi and VSphere?

I have two application servers running in a active/active cluster within a VMWare ESXi (5.5, upgrade to 6.5 in near future) virtual host running VSphere. The application needs a shared, high ...
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service.sh restart stuck at stopping sfcbd-watchdog

ESXi 5.5, I was unable to connect via vCenter which was returning Call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on server xx failed so I logged in via ssh to recover. I ...
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VMware VSphere Data Protection- Unable to load resource module

Yesterday I decided to try my hands on VDP 5.8 but upon loading the vCenter v6 page the pop up message comes up with this error causing that there is no VDP module loaded: An internal error has ...
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Vm server migration with independent disk

I have this vm with 2 disks, one of the disk was setup as Independent disk. so it failed on migration to another Datastore. I would like to know that what the best practice is for migrating vm with ...
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How can one access Vcenter in NAT environment

I red thru posts on this topic which in mostly deal with Vcenter and access to vsphere servers which is not what i am looking for. In my case i have a Vcenter which is the Appliance ver 6.7 and i ave ...
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Mirroring 2 Host with their own local storage

I'm trying to decide between 2 infrastructures. 1. 2 Servers host that point to a NAS 2. 2 Servers that mirror each other with their own local storage. Infrastructure Requirements: 50 TB of storage,...
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How to update ansible host vars UUID on automated vm creation with vmware_guest

Ansible allows us to automate vm creation and provisioning on VMware vSphere 6.5U1. The vmware_guest module requires a UUID to always correctly identify a VM. However, VMware does not allow the UUID ...
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How does one trust third party certificates in VMware vCenter 6.5?

I have an vCenter 6.5 server and a Content Library named iso. I'd like to import CentOS 7.4 from https://mirror.us-midwest-1.nexcess.net/CentOS/7.4.1708/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1708.iso....
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How do I attach an external VMDK disk to a guest image, from within the guest image?

I have a Linux guest image that starts up, with only the OS drive. The actual ESX server has many VMDKs (I know the IDs of them). In my workflow, I need to on demand, from within the guest, attach ...
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vCenter migration from one ESXI to another

I have two ESXI servers, and one VCenter Server appliance on one of those ESXI servers. Now, I want to migrate this VCenter to the other ESXI server because of memory issues. I have multiple virtual ...
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Cant access vcenter server appliance on esxi guest VM from host

My esxi 6.0 is running inside a vagrant vmware virtual machine and I can't ping the ip of the vCenter Server Applicance virtual machine from the host machine or access the web client from the host ...
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Is it possible to set network address, mask and gateway with a vCenter guest customization script? (Linux)

I’m using a guest customization script in vCenter 6.5 to return a xml with custom IP address information. This script is called when creating VM from template, and the IP will be defined by the script ...
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VMware/Vcenter move file from datastore to another datastore

I have a machine template in datastore connected to one host. I want to move this template to another datastore connected to another host. They are in the same Vcenter but datastores are not connected ...
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VCenter has failed, DHCP server is down

Our VCenter is crashing and technicians are trying to work on it, however this has resulted in the DHCP server failing, therefore none of the machines on the network can connect to the Domain ...
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VM restarted by HA after powered off from PowerCLI

I am using PowerCLI to "PowerOff" VMs when there is a certain event detected. When this even happens, the only thing we can do is to power off the VM and power it on again. I use Stop-VM -VM xxxx -...
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VMWare Update Manager - Cannot download files from patch store

We're having some issues with the VMWare Update Manager at the moment. To start with the service wasn't starting at all. I tracked that down to an XML issue in one of the many config files (jetty-vum-...
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NAT Port Forward to VCSA Web Client not working

tldr; VCSA won't load upon external NAT port forward connection. I am trying to login to the vSphere Web Client (VCSA web client) from an external IP address. I have a functioning NAT port forward ...
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VMware vCPU is the core of physical socket or logical threading?

As the title, My physical esxi has 2 sockets with 10 cores on each. 40 logical cores in total. I have this vm assigned 20 vCPUs, my question is that this 20 vCPUs assigned to this vm are 20 cores or ...
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VMware vCenter - Is rebooting gonna break the cluster

We are currently working on updating our infrastructure to the latest versions of everything but now we are stuck with vCenter. I would like to know if it is possible to update the VM appliance then ...
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Migrating VMWare vCenter Server 5.0.0.29542 to Another VM Win 2008 R2

I'm looking to migrate VMWare vCenter Server 5.0.0.29542 from a win 2008 R2 server called W1 to another win 2008 R2 server called W2. Reason being we're looking to decommission W1. W1 is the vcenter ...
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vCenter server appliance 6.5 installer error: “No networks on the host. Cannot proceed with the installation.”

On step #8 of the GUI installer there was no Network in the top drop down at all. Because of this when I attempted to proceed past this point I was met with: No networks on the host. Cannot ...
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Can't import self-signed CA into vCenter 6.0 for Windows

I have a self-signed CA (root certificate) I use in our LAN to sign SSL/TLS certificates for other things such as pfSense itself, our HP iLO interfaces, and so on. Everything works fine here and we ...
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Joining VMware VSCA with separate PSC to the Microsoft AD

I am considering an installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance for our pretty small production environment. After some time playing around it, I have narrowed down a number of questions that I need ...
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What data is lost when migrating an ESXi host between vCenter servers?

I am getting ready to remove some ESXi machines from an older vCenter inventory and add them to a newer one. I'm trying to create a list of all data that will not make the migration. Reading through ...
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Stuck increasing VSA storage cluster size

I am trying to increase the size of a VSA cluster in vCenter 5.5.0. I stopped all the VMs running on the VSADs-n datastores, put the VSA cluster in Maintenance Mode and started the Increase wizard in ...
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How to use the Ansible best practices repository layout with VMs?

I am (relatively) new to ansible and should set up an ansible repository to manage our contiuous integration infrastructure with multiple servers (version control, build, build-agents, ...). After ...
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How to enable Virtual Guest Tagging(VGT) in ESXi 6.5

I'm running ESXi 6.5 and managing the host using the built in http GUI. Looking at documentation and videos on youtube on how to configure VLAN I only see them using the External vSphere Client and ...
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VCenter 6.5 Permissions not being applied

I have created a local user using the SHELL, gave it a password and then added it to the Read Only admin group using the UI. I'm a bit clueless as to why the permissions are not being applied though ...
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Finding Unused/Inactive VMs (that aren't domain joined?)

Recently we've been given the task of identifying inactive VM's so that we can save on resources + licensing. Usually, for domain joined VM's, it would be easier for me to find out if any domain user ...
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Can I run a vCenter 5.1 VM on an esxi 6.5 host?

I don't have a quick means to test this in a lab and don't want to mess with production without at least someone else confirming my suspicion. I have a vCenter 5.1 VM (and accompanying SQL VM) ...