Questions tagged [vmware-vcenter]

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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) ...
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Import OVA once, deploy multiple

Is there a way using the ovftool to import an OVA image once and create multiple VMs from it?
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Cannot login to restored domain controller unless NIC removed

We have four DCs (Windows 2008 R2) running on VMware, backed up with Veeam. Currently doing some DR testing. If I restore a DC (full VM) from backup (obviously isolated from our production ...
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vCenter 6.5 how to add a serial port?

in vCenter 6.5 web client, I don't see a way to add a serial port to a new or existing VM. When I edit VM settings, the only options under Add New Hardware are hard drives, CD/DVD, Network adapters or ...
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Cannot power on new VM's on Host3 since bringing under vCSA6 management. Error: Device 'Bootstrap' is not available

We have three ESXi hosts, like so: Host1 - ESXi 5.1 Host2 - ESXi 5.5 (vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 lives here) Host3 - ESXi 6.0 I deployed vCSA 6.0 about two weeks ago and now we cannot power-on ...
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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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Colocation server: where to install ESXi?

Sorry if this is a newbie question. I am colocating a 1U server and want to install ESXi on it. Given that a colo provider likely won't allow a USB key sticking out of the server, what is the ...
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Enable Remote console for vmware 5.5

There is a nice feature - at least in my opinion - in VMware 6.5 that I have seen yesterday: Remote console. How can I add this feature to vmware 5.5? thanks
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vCenter Static IP registration in Win 2008r2 DNS

I am trying to figure out how to register static IP of my vCenter Server Version 6.5 in DNS of Windows 2008 R2. To be clear, I am not talking about FQDN. Please take a look at both the sentences from ...
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Changed Network Label on VCenter Server VM now Unable to Connect to Reset it Back

I didn't think it through, in vSphere on my vCenter Server VM I changed the Network from VMNetwork to VMotion. I did this with the intention of changing it back immediately, I sometimes do this as a ...
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Get actual usage of VMDK on SAN

I have a script that retrieves details for all VMs in my vCenter Cluster. Essentially Get-VM | Get-Harddisk. I can also get the Provisioned Space and Used Space values, but these are only for the VM ...
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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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View in use certificates on vCenter Server Appliance

I'm trying to find which certificates are in use on a VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). For example the current MACHINE or vpxd certificate, where are they located so that I can check the ...
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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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LVM Device Busy on Extended VCenter VM

I'm trying to extend an LVM group on VCenter without much success. I followed this guide to extend the VMs disk and create the new primary partition /dev/sda3. When I go ahead and use the pvcreate -...
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Any suggestions on recovering from a 100% utilized vSAN?

I am seeking suggestions and comments on how to recover from a 100% full vSAN (without the obvious, reset to factory option). I have an 8 node ESXi cluster which runs entirely on a vSAN backing. Due ...
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How to optimize vCSA Tiny peformance housed over 100 VMS? [closed]

vSphere Cluster is 3x HPE DL380 G8 with 128GB RAM on board connected to 3PAR. The total number of running VMs is over 60. Although the vCSA deployment size is Tiny meaning there should be the enough ...
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VMWare Virtual Machines Black Console/APIPA

We seem to have some strange issues in our environment and haven't had great luck finding a root cause to the issue. So the problem typically lies when we upgrade systems (sometimes this happens ...
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Cannot get vCenter installed in VMware Workstation using OVA file

I am testing in a lab environment with the following setup: I have a Windows 10 laptop with VMware Workstation 12 Pro installed. I have create a virtual machine in Workstation running Windows Server ...
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Trying to understand vCenter Server 6.5 Installation [closed]

I am a bit confused as to how a vCenter Server 6.5 installation works. I am testing in a lab environment with the following setup: I have a Windows 10 laptop with VMware Workstation installed. I ...
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How to separate VMs from vCenter network?

I need to restrict a couple of virtual machines from the LAN access in my vCenter, so they can't access any other LAN resources excepting few locations. The only thing comes to mind atm - to create a ...
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Can't access files in ESXi 6.0 datastore

I am trying to get backups running again in an ESXi 6.0 system. They were running prior to my tenure, but stopped. I am using a fresh install of vCenter on Windows Server 2012 I'm stuck on what seems ...
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Is there any relation between VMware VMotion and VMFS?

I was studying VMware's VSphere suite, cloud computing virtualization platform. I could not figure out whether there's any relation between VMotion and VMFS in the suite? VMotion enables the live ...
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CIP fails to load during vCenter installation - repeated errors

I am trying to install VCSA 6.0 U3b. I have a Windows 7 64 bit machine running the latest version of Chrome. The CIP needs to be installed in order to run the setup. I've installed and I've explicitly ...
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Recover VM deleted from Inventory on vCenter

I accidentally removed a VM from the Inventory on vCenter. Fortunately, I did not delete the files, so the VM is still on the datastore. How do I put it back to the inventory? I could just rebuild it ...
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VMWare consumed memory

I have a VMWare ESXi Cluster and I'm trying to get my head around memory consumption on ESXi. My physical server has 48GB of memory. The host is running one VM which has been allocated 12GB RAM with ...
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VMware customization specification for Linux CentOS server not prompting for gateway

So I created a customization specification in VMware 6.0.0 and configured it so that it prompts the user whan a vm is deployed from my CentOS 7 template. The ip address, subnet mask and hostname are ...
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Upgrading ESXi License from 5.5.0 Free to 6.5 Essentials

We currently have a single server running ESXi 5.5.0 1331820 with Live VMs and would like to upgrade the license to 6.5 Essentials so that we can use Altaro VM Backup since this does not work with the ...
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VMware vCenter and ESXi monitoring with Xymon

We currently have a Windows vCenter for which I have written a few scripts for various monitoring with Xymon. We are moving to a vCenter Appliance and I need to port these scripts (or write ...
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Issues adding ESXi host to vCenter Server [closed]

I seem to be having quite a hard time adding a specific ESXi 6.5 (enterprise license) host to my vCenter Server (standard license). I currently have two ESXi 6.5 hosts running on Dell PowerEdge ...
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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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Unable to Add ESXi hosts to vCenter Server

I am using two ESXi 6.5 hosts running independently. Both are DELL servers, utilising local storage. Both are running fine. I have a vCenter licence and I have downloaded the appliance and created a ...
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Setup LDAP services for SSO vCenter

Fresh install vCenter server Server 2008 r2 I installed AD setup a user and when trying to "Add identity source" in vCenter when i hit "test connection" I get an error "The vCenter Single Sign-on ...
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vCenter locks when a particular Windows server is shutdown

We have two hosts. On one of the hosts I needed to edit a machine (change the processor configuration). When I powered it down, the entire host seemed to lock up. All guests on that host showed as "...