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VMware vCSA 6.5 SSO: Cannot get “Enhanced authentication plug-in” working for any browser, multiple PC's

I have successfully setup SSO with my .LOCAL domain and I can login if I type the credentials, but I cannot get the "Enhanced authentication plug-in" working for any browser, and have tried 2 PC's now....
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vCenter Server update procedure [closed]

In the process of making a decision of implementing a FT storage in your environment that is running vCenter Server 6.0 4541947, I wanted to upgrade vCenter prior to implementing the solution. Our ...
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How to get IP address of vCenter Server from a vCenter Plugin (using vsphere web client sdk)?

I want to get IP address of vCenter Server from my plugin. But from UserSessionService, I only can get host name of vCenter Server (something like vc01.example.local). Is there anyway to get IP ...
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Vcenter Options missing

I'm just new to the Vcenter 6.5 webclient. I can't seem to find some options which the VMWARE documentation refers to. E.g. I can't see the 'Access', 'Firewall', 'Networking' for the Vcenter under ...
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VMkernel not listed in vsphere machine creation wizard

I Installed fresh ESXi 6 on my server. I connected to my server using vSphere client and add "VM Network" and "VMkernel" on vSwitch0. I assigned valid IP address on VMkernel and want to attach it to ...
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How to assign ip address to machine in ESXi?

I installed ESXi 6 as a main OS on my dedicated server and want to create some machines on it now, but in virtual machine creation wizard I got an error about "Warning - this host does not have ...
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What are the main differences between the vsphere_guest and vmware_guest Ansible modules and which should I use?

The vmware_guest is the newer module. I've been playing around with the vsphere_guest module, but facing some issues. http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/vsphere_guest_module.html https://docs.ansible....
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vCenter Prevent VM Deletion

I'm starting to play with automating VMWare vCenter using PyVMomi. I want to take some base images and clone them, do some work on them, then delete them afterwards. However, I'm terrified that I'...
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What does the domain in vm host TCP/IP stack DNS config do?

We are pulling an Active Directory server out and modifying DNS settings on all systems. Attempting to update DNS list on a vm host results in a validation error that the domain value is not filled. ...
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Setting up teaming on Esxi

I have connected to nic adapters a standard vSwitch, and have enable 'Route based on an IP hash' on the vSwitch. For the physical switch we are using a cisco switch and have enabled LACP with nic ...
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automatic deployment of linux VM on VMware ESXi [closed]

I need to deploy lots (around 100) of (almost) identical linux VM on ESXi, as a matter of fact, the biggest difference is the static IP assigned to each one of them. Is it possible to automate this ...
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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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Fibre channel zoning with VMware datastores

If I have multiple VMware ESXi servers controlled by vCenter that share a datastore over FibreChannel, what is the best practice for zoning those connections? I see two obvious ways to do this: ...
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vCenter Log on as a Service Concerns

I was installing VMWare vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2 when I came across vCenter Server Service Account feature. I can use a local system account or specify a service account on my ...
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vCenter in nested ESXi kills the host vCenter session

I created a nested ESXi environment (virtualised ESXi host inside an ESXi. Lets name it vESXi for simplicity) for testing purposes. In the (nested)VM network I assigned the necessary attributes to VM-...
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Vsphere client could not to connect to (IP of Vcenter).Unable to connect to the remote server

When I was connected to the vCenter server with the vSphere client and cloning a VM, my connection was broken. I tried to reconnect to vCenter with the vSphere client and encoutered this message:
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What are the options for attaching DAS units greatly exceeding 62TB Virutal Disks max size limit on vSphere 6.0/6.5?

Our new DAS unit is on the horizon and I'm looking for the best way to configure the storage. We currently use vSphere 6.0 but will have to upgrade to 6.5 when Update 1 is released as all HDDs in ...
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vmware vcenter use evaluation version to ugrade

I have a rather pressing issues that I need to resolve as soon as possible, and in order to do it I need to upgrade my current installation of vCenter 5.5 to 5.5Update3. The problem is I cannot get ...
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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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Monitor vSphere DRS concurrent vmotions count

We are going to enable DRS on the vSphere 5.5 cluster and want to enable email notifications if more than X VMs are migrated simultaneously. I found that it's possible to send a message when VM is ...
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Separate NFS harddrive mounted to an ISCSI stored VMware virtual machine

Is it possible to add an NFS storage harddrive to an already existing VM that is stored on an ISCSI storage repository? I'm specifically trying to mount an NFS repository to this VM for backup ...
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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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Upgrading from vCenter 5.5 to vCenter 6.0 U3 fails with “Error 1326 while creating SSO group ”ComponentManager.Administrators“: dir-cli failed”

Has anyone else come across this issue? We have our vCenter server 5.5 on a Windows 2008 R2 OS using the administrator@vsphere.local user account. We are able to successfully login to vCenter using ...
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How to display VM Hostname as hostname and not IP?

I had a problem while adding some VM into NetBackup. VM Hostname is shown as IP, but I need to display it as hostname. This problem appear while try to add linux machine, for Windows machines it works ...
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Can ohai retreive the VM name from a node?

I am working on building an inventory using Chef and ohai. The plan is to pull relevant data from ohai and build an inventory "spreadsheet" that gets published on a webpage. Chef and ohai are capable ...
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Error trying to create a new vm in ansible

I just started learning Ansible. It has been a pain so far. I have this code to create a new vm. I followed this tutorial. --- - hosts: localhost connection: local tasks: - vsphere_guest:...
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Anti-Affinity Rules not Enabling in vCenter 6.0

Can anyone please help. I am building a new vCenter with 3 hosts, all running VMWare ESXi 6.0. I currently have about 16-18 VMs created. I have been able to create a number of Affinity and Anti-...
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Vmware Site Recovery Manager Bubble network with SQL Server

We are trying to test an application that uses sql server 2012 in a bubble network with vmware site recovery manager. This means when we test the replication the servers are on a vlan that can't ...
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Unable to perform RBAC for vCenter

I have added the vCenter to the AD, and I am able to retrieve groups. We have a Datacenter which has about 7 ESXi hosts. I'd like to slice these hosts, in such a way that a few users are granted ...
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Restore a part of VM from snapshot in VMware ESXi

I have a VM which is deployed in a ESXi. The VM has 2 virtual disk: disk1 and disk2. Then I created a snapshot for the VM. Is there anyway to only restore disk1 of VM (to the time snapshot was created)...
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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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What happens to vDS networking when my vCenter server crashes

I have a query What exactly happens when the vCenter server crashes. I know that the database and logs would be lost if the vCenter Server crashes, but I need to know what will happen to the Guest VMs ...
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Setup vCenter 6.0 site accessible from networks with strict firewall

How can I set up a vCenter (VCSA) site that allows external access from networks that have strict egress firewalls (i.e. HTTP/HTTPS only, no high numbered ports open)? Though the base web client ...
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How to install vCenter on ESXi host where both are on different IP?

I need to install vCenter server on ESXi host, but there is a constraint that- vCenter and ESXi host are required to be on different IP ranges, i.e vCenter server is on one machine and ESXi host on ...
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vcenter isn't seeing open vm tools

Centos 7 DVD is packaged with open vm tools. But this is what I see in vCenter: VMware actually recommends running Open VM tools. When I tried to install vmware tools I got this message: open-vm-...
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VMWare Datastore Availability Between Hosts

I'm having trouble getting my datastores to be visible to all hosts in my cluster. I could swear I've done everything right, but I clearly didn't, because I still can't get these datastores accessible ...
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ESXi host only using 45% percent of physical memory but why are SWAP and MEMCTL not at 0?

ESXi host (version 5.5.0) is only using about half of physical memory, but when I look at esxtop I see: SWAP /MB: 1136 curr, 854 rclmtgt MEMCTL /MB: 7986 curr, 7986 target, 103832 max I would ...
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VMware vcenter client unable to log in

I restarted our DC this morning and now we are unable to log into the client to see all the VM'S the credentials are correct but it says there wrong... Did I need to do something before rebooting and ...
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vmware vcenter appliance 5.0.0 update slow

First, while it would be amazing to get a solution, at this point I'm willing to accept new ideas to try. Here is the background: What I'm trying to accomplish is to upgrade an old vCenter ...
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SQL Server without memory reservation completely hangs

We are currently experiencing failures on our SQL Server machines. It appears that once a server on the same (VMWare) host as our SQL Servers starts a maintenance procedure. The SQL Servers will ...
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VMware vSphere 5.5 any authentication attempts fail

In a VMWare vSphere 5.5 Windows based environment, any authentication attempts fail (taking some time). The logs mention lines like: ERROR [IdentityManager] Failed to find solution user by subject ...
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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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New-VM cmdlet stalls when create a new VM (works fine in vCenter)

Not sure were the issue is here. I can interactively create a VM in vCenter with exactly the same settings and it creates the VM like instantly. I just tried to do this with New-VM and it stalled at ...
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How can I get the VMware view agent version of VMs with powercli?

How can I get the VMware View Agent version running on a VM with powercli or View Powercli?
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How to force power off a VM in vCenter web console?

When right click a VM in the vCenter web console I only get the option to "Shut Down Guest OS". When I connect directly to the host and look at the VM I have both options to "Power Off" and "Shut ...
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vCenter Email Alerts

We have 4 ESX hosts in a cluster managed by vcenter (5.5). We have the Dell Open Manage integration suite which adds 100's of additional alarm/alerts to vcenter. We want to setup email alerts for ...
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Terminal servers, VM clone keep getting kernel-power 2008r2 crashing both servers

I'm desperate at the moment to get an answer to the following problem. Als servers are managed in our VMWare-vcenter environment. We've got 2 terminal servers, term01 and term01 and we also got a ...
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Dual-homed vCenter 6.0 server appliance

I've installed the VCSA 6.0. Now, I'd like to add a second NIC to it and be able to access the vCenter Web UI from both networks. I've followed the steps here to add a second NIC to the vCenter and ...
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Does it make sense to use perfmon in a vSphere infrastructure?

vCenter has its own performance counters, so does it make sense to use perfmon to baseline or monitor things like IOPS of Windows VMs, or should I just be using vCenter counters instead? Would ...
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Is there a way to find out what cluster or vcenter an ESX server is on?

I need to be able to identify which cluster or vCenter instance some ESX servers are part of, but need to get this information directly from the ESX server itself. Is this information available in ...