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Questions tagged [vmware-vsphere]

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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vSphere P2V Conversion without converting an iSCSI disk

I have a physical Windows 2008 R2 server that connects via iSCSI, over ethernet, to a SAN. I need to convert the server to virtual, but I don't want to convert the iSCSI volume to VMDK, because I don'...
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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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How to renew VMware certificate in Veeam

I had to reinstall the vcenter appliance. Since that the Veeam backupjobs fail with the error: Task failed error: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure Presumably ...
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Sending ESXi Snapshot to 3rd party forensics team

We recently had a couple security events occur and we immediately took a snapshot of the VM as we wanted to preserve as much of the data as we could. Now we would like to send it to a 3rd party ...
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Highly available virtualized SQL Server on 2 ESXi hosts and one SAN storage

I have two ESXi hosts. I am planning on installing a SQL Server instance on each hosts and make them highly available. The two hosts are connected to one SAN storage. The storage is Dell EMC ...
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How to update vSphere inventory remotely after resizing disk with vmkfstools?

after successfully resized a disk with : vmkfstools --datacenter x --vihost esx42 --server vc1.example.com --username me \ -X 25G -d eagerzeroedthick /vmfs/volumes/FOOBAR/FOOBAR.vmdk Now, how can I ...
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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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ESXi 6.7 NFS Datastore - Access denied

I am setting up a new vSphere environment using 6.7. I have built the first ESX server and need to connect to an NFS mount to use as a datastore. The NFS share is on a NetApp running in Cluster mode, ...
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How to change disk setting 'thick lazy zeroed' to 'eager zeroed thick' by command line (Linux) or API (pyvmomi) from outside of an ESX?

I use Ansible 2.6 and pyvmomi 6.7.0 to create some vm via vSphere 6.0.0. When I resize disk, I loose 'eager zeroed thick' disk setting. What is the simplest way to get back to this setting remotly (...
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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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ESXi 6.7 Instant Clone without vCenter

Is it possible to create an Instant Clone of a Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.7 Standard without a vCenter Server present using PowerCLI?
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Creating a VSAN datastore

I am trying to set up my first HA cluster and I have some hard time digging into VSAN datastores. I have two ESXi hosts both with two 480 SSD hard drives in RAID 1 Can I add the existing hosts' ...
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Secondary Domain Controller no longer part of the domain

[before anyone corrects me I've used the terms secondary and primary colloquially and I understand the terminology] I have a problem with my secondary DC, but not on any other server in the domain. ...
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all required agent virtual machines are not currently deployed on host 'hostname'

Getting the above error on a virtual machine. Powered it off, added more RAM, tried to power it on again. Now I get this error Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?
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vSphere VMKernel per vlan?

I'm trying to understand a vSphere cluster where there are 20+ VMs on each host, almost all of them in unique vlans from each other. To have vMotion work successfully between the hosts does each ...
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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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Powercli to run IE on remote machine

I am trying to launch internet explorer and pass the url in remote machine using a bat file. I am using powercli to execute the bat script. Problem: When I tried to launch calculator, it launches ...
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sudden lost of access to esxi vSphere network

Our lab setup consists of a vSphere Esxi server hosting some VMs. In front of VMs exists a pfSense router VM. All VMs are getting connectivity from router and additionally a openVPN server is set in ...
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How to save licensing data from a decommissioned VMware server?

My current VMware (Vsphere? ESXi?) hardware is being repurposed and its virtual machines are moved to VirtualBox. I want to save the licensing data - so if the need arises in the future - I could ...
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Issue with resizing disk on VMware VSphere

I have expanded a virtual disk for a Centos 7 virtual machine to 100 GB size. Then I used Gparted to add the unallocated 30GB to the /dev/sda1 partition. But when I execute df -h the new size of ...
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pvcreate: device /dev/sda3 not found (or ignored by filtering)

've read tons of threads about this problem, but nothing seems to work for me. I'm trying to expand the LVM volume of virtual machine located on our vSphere. This VM runs Debian 9. I already made the ...
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VMWare Fault Tolerance vLockStep

I would like to understand how vLockStep is working and could only find very high level description. The current documentation say that disk read but not disk write performed by the primary are ...
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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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vSphere Replication Performance Impact

We're planning to move some production workloads to a UCS environment using vSAN and all flash. We are looking at vSAN with replication as we have two identical nodes in two data centres. Is there a ...
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ESXi Passthrough hard drive to use ZFS on VM

I have ESXI 6.7 installed on my r710. I have 1 2TB drive that's being used as the boot drive for ESXi and the VMs. I have 3 4TB drives that will be large storage. I want to send the 4TB disks ...
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VMware Windows 10 VM goes black

I have a Windows 10 VM where i wanted to reinstall VMware Tools. I removed it, restarted and then reinstalled it. After that the screen went black. I have tried things like: Restarting the VM ...
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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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How do you specify how much disk space for each mount point on vsphere?

I created a vm via the vsphere web client. The ESX version is 6.5 and the vsphere version is also 6.5 Via the menu: create virtual machine Option 2f: customize hardware Virtual Hardware: New Hard ...
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clone VM via SaltStack

I try to clone the virtual machine: ubuntu-template: provider: vcenter01 clonefrom: Ununtu1804 host: 192.168.1.6 and got: Error creating newvm1: A specified parameter was not correct: ...
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Are there any VMware ESXi virtual memory limits?

When using vSphere 6.0 Enterprise Plus Edition, are there any memory limits (virtual RAM per virtual machine)? I am refering to the vRAM entitlements.
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Deploying VM from a VM template is extremely slow in Foreman 1.14.3

I'm trying to deploy a new Centos7 VM through Foreman VmWare compute resource and using user data template for OS customization. Everything is working fine but the initialization process is extremely ...
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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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How to add missing domain user to VMWare?

I'm logged into the vSphere Client and I want to add a specific person from our domain to the Global Permissions list. I set the user prompt to domain and then I search for the name in the search box....
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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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ESXi - Multiple Separate Concurrent Uplinks on vSwitch?

I currently have an ESXi server hosting a PFSense guest which is being used as an internet-facing router. This ESXi server is set up with two vSwitches (each with an associated port group): WAN - 1 ...
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VM export to OVA failed on vSphere Client 5.5

If I want to export a VM on the vSphere Client to an OVA-File I get the error-message "Operation timed out". The VM has a size of ~3.5TB - I think thats the main problem because all other exports are ...
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ESXi 6.0 DCUI frozen, host is in not responding state

One of the ESXi hosts lost connection and entered an unresponsive state, and all of its VMs are disconnected in vSphere. However, I can RDP into the VMs, and can ping them and the host as well. SSH is ...
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VSAN: Initialization for SSD Failed

ITNOA I have two SuperMicro servers and install ESXI 6.0.0 on both of them and create vSAN with them and installs all VMs on vsanStorage. and each of them have two SSD storage with RAID 1 and two HDD ...
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How do I set a password on an Ubuntu cloud image?

I'm trying to start on .ova with VirtualBox and want to import the same image later in vSphere. Ubuntu cloud images don't have a standard password anymore. I'd like to edit the .ova to configure a ...
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Standard vSwitch static LAG with iSCSI hardware initiators - impossible configuration?

In one site, we have vSphere hosts with 2 10G NICs. Both NICs are in one vSwitch failover policy IP Hash for static LAG (this is to balance/failover VM traffic) Both NICs (HPE 534FLR-SFP+/QLogic ...
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Uploading an OVA to vSphere as template, not VM

I'm interested in uploading an OVA or OVF template on local file storage to vSphere without immediately deploying it as a VM. Some things I've looked into: doesn't seem like you can do this through ...
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VMware vSphere cant connect to esxi

I can not connect with the vCenter, the message is: vSphere Client could not connect to vcenter. An unknown connection error occurred. (The client could not send a complete request to the ...
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VPS doesn't use all assigned resources

I have a virtual machine on VMware ESXI and I assigned high resources (CPU,RAM,HDD) to that for maximum performance I want to use just this virtual machine on this server, So I want to use all of ...
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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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WMware Workstation ESXi vm's cannot reach gateway

For test purposes I build a VMware vSphere labenvironment on 2 ESXi hosts virtualized on VMware Workstation. First build I used NAT networking, second build bridged networking in VMware Workstation. ...
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Guest processing skipped (check VMware Tools status)

When doing backups I'm getting the "Guest processing skipped (check VMware Tools status)" warning from Veeam. The backups actually work just fine. How can I disable the warning? It's entirely ...
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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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Shrinking overprovisioned thin disks

We have a VCenter with some data storages, one of them is 10 TB. The issue is that the former sysadmins created many VM's with thin provisioned disks of 8 TB. Right now, the provisioned storage is ...
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VMware VSphere Data Protection- Unable to load resource module

Yesterday I decided to try my hands on VDP 5.8 but upon loading the vCenter v6 page the pop up message comes up with this error causing that there is no VDP module loaded: An internal error has ...
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Vm server migration with independent disk

I have this vm with 2 disks, one of the disk was setup as Independent disk. so it failed on migration to another Datastore. I would like to know that what the best practice is for migrating vm with ...