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vSphere is an enterprise level virtualization solution. It acts as the cloud computing OS managing a set of VMware ESXi-based hosts.

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ESX hosts crash within same vcenter cluster

I have a vcenter cluster of 12 ESX hosts (ClusterA) and another cluster of 3 ESX hosts (ClusterB). All of these are a mix of poweredge r620s and r630s. Some of the hosts have hardware errors that can ...
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How to configure ISP IP address to esxi host?

I just bought a server for my organisation and installed vsphere esxi and i have installed windows server inside esxi host , and also i got an IP address for Internet from ISP, now i want to ...
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VMware vSphere 7.0 U3 + TrueNAS Core 13.0: can't create VMFS6 datastore from TrueNAS iSCSI disk. Why?

I have a bare metal server running vSphere/ESXi 7.0 U3d, and a bare metal NAS running TrueNAS Core 13.0. The NAS has a single pool shared via iSCSI; the pool is running all defaults (lz4 compression+...
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ACL to block certain vcloud pages unless from certain IPs

I have a need to block a tenant URL in vcloud and have managed to do this for the direct attempts, ie vcloudaddress.com/tenant/tenantname, but I can't seem to block the /login/?service=tenant:...
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set-vm(guest customisation) : The operation for the entity "x" failed with the following message: "A specified parameter was not correct: hostname

(powercli newbie here) I am using guest customisationscript that needs hostname when creating vm. Using that in powercli fails $New_vm=get-vm "ies-jtmpl-t005" $OSSpecs = Get-...
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ovftool import succeeds but VM is not able to be found

So I am importing a VM using the following command: ovftool.exe --name="test_VM2" --datastore="vsanDatastore" C:\Users\testuser\Desktop\VM_Exports\test_server.ova "...
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http error 403 for vsphere login page

I am running a vcenter server, and created a desktop shortcut for the vsphere webclient login, it works well, but after a certain time, around 2 weeks the desktop shortcut will no longer work, and ...
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Adding a machine to a domain fails with internal error

I've enabled winrm, disabled firewall, enable remoting, GPOs for winrm, enabled SMBv1 and completed updates first as troubleshooting but I still get the error. I can ping the DC as well. The error I ...
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"resize the virtual machine and the window" not working

The VMware Remote Console is not resizing the virtual machine to fit the window, even though I have that setting set. Does anyone have any suggestions to make this work? VMware Remote Console version ...
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Migrate Kubernetes storage from vSphere to NFS with StatefulSets

I'm trying to move all my persistent volumes from vSphere to NFS, I managed to do it for many applications that use Deployment kind. All I have to do is: Mount the NFS volume to a different path (/...
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Can't see a device listed when creating a vmware datastore

So I am new to vmware and used vmware workstation to install ESXI 7 on my windows 10 pc. I am trying to create a test enviornment where I can have two vm's connect to the internet from my pc. I did ...
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vSphere Enhanced Authentication Plugin for SSO

I have recently configured a vCenter Server to monitor our companies virtual machines, and would like to use the Windows Sessionauthentication. The vCenter is already joined to the AD Domain, and i ...
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Is there a way to automatically install vmware tools on new Windows server VMs upon VM Creation in vCenter7?

We are running vCenter7 to manage our virtual machine infrastructure, i am trying to set up backup verification with nakivos screenshot verification feature, however when the flash VM boot job ...
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Copying large file with robocopy during VMWare storage vmotion

if I copy massive files via robocopy during storage vmotion then is there any negative impact ? thanks,
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How to set VMWare VM screen resolution on Windows using Ansible

I'm trying to deploy a vSphere Windows VM via Ansible and need to set a specific screen resolution (1024x768). Running VMWareResolutionSet.exe works locally in PowerShell with the following command (...
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auto start vm on login and shutdown on logout

I have been looking for this all day but can not find an answer anywhere. We have vmware 7 with vmware horizon 7. We have over 100 vm's running all the time. For 40 of those the users are not assigned ...
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Why should I enable promiscuous mode?

I'm currently using an environment lab for testing ESXi so I run nested ESX(two ESX are installed on ESX) The problem is I was trying to install vCenter on both of my lab ESX and at the end of stage 1 ...
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VMWAre OVFtool export fails with error "Failed to create directory"

I am trying to export a VM using OVFtool running on a windows server ovftool.exe --allowExtraConfig --noImageFiles --noSSLVerify "vi://xx.xx.xx.xx/myVM" "c:\myPath" Enter login ...
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Creating new datastore and VMFS [closed]

I was currently working on the ESXi lab and trying to do some work with it. So I have an ESXi that is running on a server and I installed 2 ESXi on it (two ESXi are running on the primary ESXi). The ...
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pfSense - expose LAN to the WAN network

I am at the point I really need some help to configure pfSense. I am getting no support from the IT and half of the time I am not sure things are not working because of me and my limited experience, ...
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How to interpret the Memory (Top 10) performance chart in vCenter?

I'm trying to interpret the above performance chart from vCenter. The thing is, each of these clusters each has four servers each with 64GB of RAM for a total of 256GB per cluster. What confounds me ...
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vCenter Server dbused Comsuming all the CPU Resources

I have a vSphere 6.7 connected to an ESXi 6.5 server. Recently, I noticed the CPU utilization is always 100%. The process I am aware of "dbused" is consuming all of the CPU resources. root@...
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What can I do with a custom TCP/IP stack in ESXi?

With custom TCP/IP stack, you get following benefits: Separate Memory Heap. Personalized ARP Table. Personalized Routing Table which helps avoiding routing table conflicts that might appear when many ...
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IPsec on ESXi - How to avoid inputting plaintext crypto keys in command line?

The ESXi's IPsec commands require the encryption/integrity keys be inputted in plaintext from the command line. This is not recommended security practice. The command line history is even logged to /...
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vSphere70u1 - How can the vCLS agent VMs provide Clustering Service?

vSphere 7 Update 1 added a new "vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)" and according to the doc: Basic Architecture The basic architecture for the vCLS control plane consists of maximum 3 ...
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could not launch vCenter vSphere client

I just installed vCenter on an ESXI host (v7.0 U3): (my storage is only 256GB, so I choose "thin" mode) It seems that "vSphere client service" is healthy. And I can see linking ...
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New Epyc vmware host slow for .net applications

We have a EPYC Rome 7502 host running vSphere v7.0.3, and for .net applications we're seeing a performance hit of around 50%, compared to the old host which is Xeon E5-2630. The performance hit in the ...
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Using VMware ovftool to check existence of virtual machine (VM)?

What is the canonical way to use VMware's ovftool to query to see if a VM exists or not? If I run this command: ovftool vi://username@password@myvsphere/mydatacenter/vm/myvm I might get this response:...
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Cannot extend VMware HDD because of snapshots that I cannot delete [closed]

There is a virtual machine located at a machine, which I access through VMware vSphere Client. it has only 200 GB HDD which is quite a bit. it's connected to a domain and a lot of users are using it ...
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VMDK disk became read only & how to avoid such this cases on rhel machines

we have Kafka cluster with RHEL 7.6 , all Kafka are VM machines on one of the Kafka machines , we noticed that sdb disk became read only ( when sda is the OS disk ) mount | grep sdb /dev/sdb on /var/...
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ESXi installation PXE boot with GRUB on BIOS (not EFI)

all documents mention syslinux/pxelinux as a way to pxeboot ESXi installation, but I'd like to stay with GRUB 2. How to do that? I'm able, of course, to load GRUB 2 via network (i386-pc/core.0 for non-...
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What is "esxcli network nic attachment add" used for in vSphere 7.0+?

In vSphere 7.0's doc it has a new CLI command: Command: esxcli network nic attachment add Description: Attach one uplink as a branch to a trunk uplink with specified VLAN ID. Options: --branch | -...
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vSphere PortMirror: What does "Source/Destination" mean as in "Remote Mirroring Source" and "Remote Mirroring Destination"?

The following is from vSphere's admin doc: To begin a port mirroring session, you must specify the type of port mirroring session. Procedure Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Client ...
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How to connect VM Migrate Connector to Google APIs by VPN?

In our environment we are trying to connect "Migrate Connector" (https://cloud.google.com/migrate/compute-engine/docs/5.0/how-to/migrate-connector) to Google Cloud for migration VMs from ...
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Recovery VM VMware vSphere [closed]

Please, tell me how to recreate correctly Virtual Machine, if I have following files on my hard drive: X.nvram X.vmdk X_1.vmdk X-flat.vmdk X_1-flat.vmdk.
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VMWare ESX - Hot add RAM does not showing the new value inside Windows Server 2016

I have VMware ESXi, 6.7.0, 17098360 server in my environment. Recently I tried Hot Add RAM with one of my Microsoft Windows Server 2016 VMs. I successfully increased from 16 GB to 24 GB but inside the ...
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Reinstalling ESXi - How to retrieve data

I have lost my ESXi password and I want to reinstall the ESXi server. How can I get the Vms up and running after installing ESXi since I am using Physical SAN to store them (including Vcenter). Please ...
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ESXi/vSphere how to create nic team

I have essentially zero experience with ESXi/vSphere, sorry in advance if this may sounds obvious for some of you. I have installed ESXi/vSphere 7 on my server and I need to set up a nic team with the ...
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Segments that do not exist on NSXT still persist in Vsphere - how to delete?

I am using Terraform to provision VM and network resources but I'm running into an issue where segments that do not exist in NSXT still exist in Vsphere, causing Terraform to error due to network name ...
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Export a list of VMs without a specific tag with PowerCLI

I'm trying to export a CSV file that has a list of all VM's in a cluster that don't have a specific tag that I'm using for rightsizing. However, the CSV isn't populating with anything other than this: ...
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vra how to use single blueprint for multiple endpoint / multiple VCs

we have a multiple VC across locations and all VCs integrated with VRA. Right now we are creating a separate BP for each VC and that leads to lot of issues. how I can use same BP for all VCs. is ...
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VMware vSphere: Change the IP that vSphere sees/reports without changing the IP configured in the guest OS

I have an integration that attempts to use the IP that vSphere detects for a vm guest, but sometimes the IP that vSphere detects is not the IP that the integration should use. The most ...
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HashiCorp packer with vshpere 7.0.2 : error mounting an image

Not sure if anyone using Packer to build images for vmware vsphere 7.0.2. Here is the error I am having and I dont know what does it mean by device 0 What is this Device 0? Here is the error: ==> ...
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is there any deployment automation software that can create an encrypted vm in esxi?

I recently felt the need to encrypt my esxi vms and tried to find some way to do it with terraform but couldn't find an option for that in the documentation so I looked into ansible , chef with no ...
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Reasonable VMware Memory Overcommit Ratio? [duplicate]

As a "rule of thumb" what is considered a balanced VMware memory overcommit ratio? I could find official guidelines for vCPU:pCPU ratio but not for vMemory:pMemory.
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Is it possible to remove storage that's been added to a VM, but is not yet allocated to a disk?

As you can see in the screenshots, the VM has been assigned 250GB to a drive (Hard disk 2), but has been unallocated in disk management within the VM (Disk 1). Is it possible for me to remove that ...
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P2V directly to OVA/OVF (VSphere)

I have a physical server to convert directly to OVA/OVF format. VMware Vcenter Converter produces only vmdk/vmx. How can I do the operation in one step? Thanks, Mario
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Powercli create local user and assign permission At VC level

I need a powercli script to automate some task in VC , I have found below script but here I can assign AD group permission to folder level. but I want to assign permission at VC level. is there any ...
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How do i increase space on my vSphere Ubuntu Client?

So i want to increase the HDD of my Ubuntu 16.04.7 (where Redmine is running) What i did was in my vSphere client under Settings -> HDD -> i pumped up the gb from 20 to 100 Hit ok and vSphere ...
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Kubernetes - vSphere Cloud Provider

I'm following this doc https://cloud-provider-vsphere.sigs.k8s.io/tutorials/kubernetes-on-vsphere-with-kubeadm.html I am using a load balancer as my ControlPlaneEndpoint, now I would like to join a ...
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