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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 ...
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Is it possible to configure the version of snmp trap used by vCenter alarms?

It's seems that vCenter alarms traps are sent in SNMPv1 only. I would like to receive it as SNMPv2. Is it possible to configure the version use by vCenter (I'm using version 5.0.0) ? I can ...
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Copy VM Snapshot to a new VM Environment

We have 2 separate VMWare environments, one is the main environment which has hundreds of virtual machines across lots of sites. The other is a much smaller one installed on one server, just for ...
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On vCenter setting in vcdb.properties , what does it mean by 'usevcdb = true'

VMware KB is very complicated and not enough. I'm very confused. I had migrated the database from bundled SQLServer Express to Standard. I've followed KB1028601 , which is for migrating database and ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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vmtoolsd returns 'no value' when trying to read OVF env parms

From within a linux VM, I'm trying to read the OVF environment parameters using this command: # vmtoolsd --cmd 'info-get guestinfo.ovfEnv' No value found I did check that vmtoolsd service is running....
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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 ...
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Unable to retrieve users from AD on VMWare vcenter

I have added the AD successfully from the vcenter console and also configured the Single Sign On. When I try to retrieve the users from the AD, I first set the domain in the Users and Groups tab, ...
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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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Cannot ping from host to host on the same internal network vmware

I am simply trying to create two Windows 8.1 Desktop VMs and test network connectivity between the two without binding the network/vSwitch to a physical NIC. I created a standard vSwitch and set the ...
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How to provision a node via puppet if it's using an image-based virtualization technology?

I'm trying to integrate puppet and vSphere via this module: https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/vsphere This module lets you create servers via a few lines of puppet code. I have a vm template ...
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Export virtual machine list

I'm doing an inventory of both our physical and virtual machines. I'd like to export a list of virtual machines from vCenter instead of having to type everyone into a spreadsheet. Anybody know of an ...
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Change VMWare vSphere Memory Usage Charts to MB or GB

Is there a way to set VMWare vSphere Client to show my OS memory usage in MB or GB instead of KB?
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How to remove inactive datastore from vSphere 6.0?

I followed this vmware guide to remove a storage device and replace with another. Everything worked fine apart from the fact the the datastore still show on the list as inactive. During the procedure ...
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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 ...
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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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Terraform + VMWare - can't provision a server

I'm trying to do some really basic stuff with Terraform on VMWare. I'm pretty sure I must be doing something obvious wrong as this is a really simple use case. I have a test.tf file like this: # ...
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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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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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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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VMware deploy OVF template causes vApps error

I have a VMware vSphere essentials license, which includes one license for vCenter Operations Manager Foundation. When I try to deploy the OVF template of vCenter Operations Manager Foundation, I ...
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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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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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Unable to connect to MKS: Could not locate vmware-authd executable

i am glad to be part of this community , wanted to stop by , say hello and share my sadness. i have installed a vcenter applience 6.0 with a hope to manage some of my old 5.0 esxi servers , everything ...
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VMware vCenter ESX host error “License assignment on the host fails”

We have a vCenter 4.0 Server with two ESX 4.0 hosts. We have a vCenter Server 4 Foundation license and a vSphere 4 Advanced 6CPU license. Licenses have been assigned to the server and hosts (each host ...
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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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PowerCLI Move-VM Returns failure but vm still moves

I have a script that is moving VM's from one datastore to another. I have other logic to protect the Storage backend and fabric from over subscription and to wait to submit new requests at specific ...
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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 / SQL - physical vs logical cores - how many vCPUs to assign when HT is enabled

We have a ESX host: It has 2 CPU x 8 cores each, and HT enabled. So, total 16 physical cores or 32 logical cores. It has a single dedicated SQL VM on it (no other VMs run on this host), and it has ...
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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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vSphere 6 fails to deploy VM from template

I am having a funny issue with my vCenter.. When I try to deploy a new Windows Server 2012R2 from my template VM it almost always fails with this error: Cannot migrate <vm> from <host the ...
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Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?

We have multiple ESXi servers managed by a vCenter; is there a way to get a list of all the snapshots in all the VMs?
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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