Questions tagged [vmware-vcenter]

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how to create a high availability cluster using vmware on ovh hosts with vrack

i am planning to create a smal HA cluster on vmware infostructucture on two dedicated OHV hosts running in the same vrack . I have two question vmware related questions if any body have done something ...
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Failed to enable VMware vSphere Fault tolerance for VM with virtual RDM

I am trying to enable FT on a VM that has a virtual RDM disk but whenever I do it I got an error message saying "Device "Hard disk" is raw disk which is not supported" but to the best of my knowledge, ...
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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 ...
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vCenter - Virtual machine memory usage alarm after Fault Tolerance enabled

Very simple environment: one cluster made of two ESXi 6.5 hosts vCenter 6.5 I create one Linux Debian VM, VMWare tools are installed. When I run the VM, everything seems fine. When I enable Fault ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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How to run cloud-init in vApp VMs?

I have already build images for OpenStack which I can customize using a cloud-init script. Now I have to run the same images in VMware vcloud director. But I couldn't find any way to inject cloud-init ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What port/s does VMware Workstation use to connect to a vCenter server?

We have a vCenter Server running in Windows. I am trying to connect to the vCenter server in VMware Workstation 12 via File -> Connect to Server With the Windows Firewall on, the connection times ...
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Intermittent vSAN issue

I have a test lab deployment and am facing some issue in the first vSAN (4 nodes) creation (it works some times, and other times it doesn't) I'm trying to troubleshooting the issue as to when it doesn'...
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Vcenter + can we update memory online in spite Hot-add feature is disabled ,

Hot-add feature is disable in the vcenter therefore we need to shutdown the Linux OS in order to update the memory. Since we cant shutdown the linux machine, and we must increase the memory of the ...
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Deploying letsencrypt certs automatically to VMware VCSA 6.7

I have an existing haproxy VM responsible for managing various letsencrypt certificates. I'd like to use these certificates in VCSA 6.7. Does anyone know of a "nice" way to deploy them to VCSA non-...
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How to replace vSphere vcenter 6.7 SSL

This might be a multipart question as it effects my vsphere and esxi hosts. I have a setup which works just fine but i am running into issues with the SSL Certs of vcenter or ESXI hosts when i try to ...
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How to deploy .VMX to vCenter using Linux CLI tool?

I need to deploy a .VMX VM to vCenter using a Linux CLI tool. For a long time, I have been using ovftool for this purpose, which worked well enough. However, recently I found that ovftool is ...
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vCenter Server crashed after improper removal of VMware tools on a client

We administer a small business network (3 Dell servers and about 20 Windows workstations). The installation is mostly Microsoft based Active Directory, Windows Servers, WSUS, etc. All machines and ...
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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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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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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 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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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 -...