• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.06

    DB:4.06:Cannot Add Host To A Virtual Centre 88





    I have created an ESX 3.0 server and various VMs. Am trying to import this host in to my virtual centre. I run through the wizard to add the host, looks ok until the end gives me error message

    The operation is not supported on the object

    any ideas

    DB:4.06:Cannot Add Host To A Virtual Centre 88


    Is the VM you are trying to connect local to the ESX server, or is it across a WAN? If across a WAN, it could be related to a timeout issue which is explained in the link below. Even if it isnt, you can still manually load the VC client on that server which should make it manageable.

    http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=45935tstart=20

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.57

    DB:3.57:Add Host To Virutal Centre Cluster Using Kickstart cf




    Guys, is it possible to add an ESX 3 host in to Virtual Centre, then add the host to a Cluster using a kickstart script?

    I was hoping that it might be possible via the %POST% section of my ks config file.

    Thanks in advance

    DB:3.57:Add Host To Virutal Centre Cluster Using Kickstart cf


    Hello,

    Your kickstart script would need to use the VI Perl Toolkit to do this.... It would require hardcoding passwords into the kickstart or the VI Perl Toolkit script.... But there is no tool directly available on the ESX server to do this.

    Best regards,

    Edward L. Haletky

    VMware Communities User Moderator

    ====

    Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education. As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.56

    DB:3.56:Cannot Reconnect Hosts To Virtual Centre Server 7z




    I had some problems upgrading from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 and as such i created a new DB for virtual centre.

    Now i am unable to recconnect the existing hosts to this Virtual Centre,

    I'm getting the following errors...

    "Failed to install the VirtualCenter Agent Service"

    Can anyone help?

    DB:3.56:Cannot Reconnect Hosts To Virtual Centre Server 7z

    Had exactly the same problem when I upgraded. If I remember correctly the /tmp/vmware-root directory needs to be created and then the mgmt-vmware service needs restarting in the service console for every host. The article below explains in further detail.

    http://www.vmwarewolf.com/failed-to-install-the-virtualcenter-agent-service/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:Cannot Add Host To The Virtual Center !!! jx


    Hi guys,

    When i try to add my Host to the Virtual Center 2.5 i see this error (See Pic below). Any Idea?

    Thanks

    DB:3.55:Cannot Add Host To The Virtual Center !!! jx

    I think i found the problem, since i was try to run vCenter from a Server that have already install IIS maybe there was a port issues, they was using the same port, i believe that because i unistall the IIS role and then reinstall vCenter and work ok. BTW after that i reinstall the server from scratch and install the vCenter and work OK

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:Cannot Add A Host To Virtual Center 7x



    HI all, I just built two ESX boxes with VI 3.5 Update 2, these are SUN x4450, one I was able to add it to the Virtual Center but the other one even thought I can console into it with the root account I'm not able to add it to virtual center. I get Login failed due to bad username and password. Any ideas where I can start looking? I'm ready to rebuild it since I can't seem to find the solution. Any help will be greatly appreciate it. Thanks

    DB:3.55:Cannot Add A Host To Virtual Center 7x

    Hi everybody

    I am having the same problem with two Dell Esx 3i embeded boxes.

    I can add Host to Virtual center Server, but they appear "No connected", and "connect" command never succeeds.

    Any Ideas ?

    Http and VC works fine.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.41

    DB:3.41:Virtual Centre Permissions k8



    G'day all,

    Have a question, is it possible to limit access to Virtual Centre to just the web access component?

    Thankyou

    VCP,MCSE NT4/W2k/W2k3, MCSA W2k3

    DB:3.41:Virtual Centre Permissions k8


    thanks for the quick response

    VCP,MCSE NT4/W2k/W2k3, MCSA W2k3

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.35

    DB:3.35:Not Enough Cpu Licence When Adding Gsx Into Virtual Center 8f



    Hi,

    I have purchase one virtual center management server licence, 3 Virtual Center Agent.

    I have able to sucessfully manage the 3 blade server running ESX.

    However, the server that is running the virtual centre is also a GSX Server.

    I try to add the GSX Server into the Virtual Center and have the above error.

    What is the likely caused?

    Tks

    DB:3.35:Not Enough Cpu Licence When Adding Gsx Into Virtual Center 8f


    There is a special agent license for GSX in VC, you need to purchase that separately, it does not come with the VIN.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Vmware Server Monitoring And Virtual Center 1j



    Is it possible to add and monitor a VMware Server host into Virtual Center?

    DB:3.28:Vmware Server Monitoring And Virtual Center 1j


    Check out the VirtualCenter 1.4 beta program if you are interested in testing this out. It's posted under the announcments section of this form.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Unable To Add A Previously Configured Virtual Disk To A Vm 17



    I get the below error while trying to add a previously configured Virtual Disk to ESXi 4.1 Host. Please Help.

    DB:3.28:Unable To Add A Previously Configured Virtual Disk To A Vm 17


    It probably happened because of the disk format.

    You can import the disk to be compatible on a ESX host by using the below command (login into the esxi via techsupport mode or ILO)

    vmkfstools -i ProblematicDisk AnyName

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Esx 3.5 Freezing xa


    Hi, I am new to the community and ESX, but i have installed ESX 3.5 on a DL380 HP Server and have the VMCentre installed on my machine.

    I noticed that the network speed in the Virtual Centre for the NIC is 100mb/s but the physical connection is 1gb/s. The virtual machines are also showing a connection of 1gb/s. So i tried to change the connection properties in the Virtual Centre to 1000mb/s Full Duplex.

    When i did this the Virtual Centre said that the host took too long to reply. Then showed it as unavailable. I couldnt access any VMClients or the Host.

    When i went to reboot the host locally the esx local log on worked and now it shows as disconnected. When i try to right click and connect it shows as In Progress.

    I have tried to re-add the ESX server, but get the error:

    "Unable to access the specified host. It either dies not exist, the server software is not responding, or there is a network problem"

    Any ideas what the problem is?

    DB:3.23:Esx 3.5 Freezing xa

    Worked like a treat! I think i worked out where the problem was, the VLAN is only set up as 100mb and not 1gb.

    Thanks for giving me the commands to reconfigure at command line!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:Vcbmounter - Connection Refused dz


    I am trying to manually run the vcbmounter.exe command but have a connection refused error message. This is the vcbmounter command I am running

    vcbMounter -h virtual-centre -u vcbuser -p xxxxxxxxxx -m san -a

    ipaddr:v-lit-1 -r D:\Backup -M 1 -F 1

    virtual-centre resolves to the vc server IPAddress

    I have read that I should change the port from 902 to 443 in the config.js script but this doesn't work

    I've been banging my head against thisfor a while and am really confused?

    Error: Other error encountered: Cannot connect to host virtual-centre: No connection made because the target machine actively refused it

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks Oli

    DB:3.19:Vcbmounter - Connection Refused dz


    It turns out I was using an incomptable version of vmware consolidated backup, 1.0.3 running aginst vc 2.5

    I installed 1.1 and everything ran first time....

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:Problem Managing Esx In Vmm 2008 R2 - Need To Migrate Virtual Hosts 7k


    I'm running VMM 2008 R2 and clicked Add VMware VirtualCenter server. It asked me for an Administrative account and I think I goofed by entering the root/password of the ESX Server instead of my MS domain administrative credentials.
    The job successfully completed Add virtualization manager and failed on Add virtual machine host due to invalid permissions.
    When I try to add the VMware ESX Server to VMM again, it says, The serverESXSERVER is already associated with this Virtual Machine Manager server.
    The hostgroup that was created says No hosts have been added to host group ESXHOSTGROUP When I try to delete the host group, it says Unable to delete host group ESXHOSTGROUP because the host group for VirtualCenter
    server ESXSERVER is not empty.
    So I cannot add hosts, and I cannot delete the host group.
    When I retry the failed Add Virtual Machine Host job, it allows me to enter new credentials, but I've entered my MS Domain credentials, and I've tried entering the ESXSERVER root credentials and both fail.
    Please help, thanks!
    I was trying to add the VMWARE ESX Server to SCVMM to migrate those ESX VMs to our Hyper-V environment.
    If I can't figure out how to do this through SCVMM, hopefully there's a manual way to migrate them.
    Hopefully there's a way to delete this failed ESXHOSTGROUP host group, too.
    Thanks!

    DB:3.17:Problem Managing Esx In Vmm 2008 R2 - Need To Migrate Virtual Hosts 7k

    You should add vCenter host not the ESX HostsMohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Exporting Information From Serveral Virtual Centres z3


    Hi,

    I have 7 virtual centres at the moment and i need to produce a consolidated on a weekly basis

    I need the format of :

    "Virtual Centre Name" - "ESX Host name" - "Guest Name" - "Power State"

    I can currently get all the details but not the "Virtual Centre name" by using the following code

    Get-VM | select { $_.Host.Name },name,{$_.PowerState}| export-csv results.csv -NoTypeInformation

    Can someone please help me on the final leg

    DB:3.14:Exporting Information From Serveral Virtual Centres z3


    Thank you everyone for your help

    This is the code that is now fully working :

    $vc = @("VCSERVER1","VCSERVER2")
    $report =@()

    $cred = Get-Credential
    # this technique only works this way if credentials are the same
    $allVC = get-vc -Server $vc -Credential $cred
    foreach ( $VC in $allVC )
    {
    $VCName = $VC.Name
    $HostServers = Get-VMHost -Server $VC
    foreach ( $VMHost in $HostServers )
    {
    $VMHostName = $VMHost.Name
    $VirtualMachines = Get-VM -Location $VMHost
    foreach ( $VM in $VirtualMachines )
    {
    $output = New-Object PSObject
    $output | Add-Member -name VC -memberType NoteProperty -value $VCName
    $output | Add-Member -name Host -memberType NoteProperty -value $VMHostName
    $output | Add-Member -name VM -memberType NoteProperty -value $VM.Name
    $output | Add-Member -name PowerState -memberType NoteProperty -value $VM.PowerState
    $report += $output
    }
    }
    }
    $report | Export-Csv result.csv -NoTypeInformation

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Cannot Add Host Vitual Adapter mx



    I installed VMware Workstation 6.5.2 on a Windows Server 2008 EE SP1 for testing.

    The 2 default virtual network adapters have been setup for 2 HOST-ONLY vlans and work fine. Now I need to add one more host vitual adapter for the third VLAN. After add it in and click apply, I got "An error occurred while updating the virtual network setting. Error code: 0". Anyone has got this issue? Thanks.

    DB:3.13:Cannot Add Host Vitual Adapter mx


    Running vmnetcfg.exe got the same error as my first post.

    Using Administrator account to run "rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection VMnetAdapter5.Install 128 %CD%\netadapter.inf" does not help, I did reboot but no virtual network adaptor installed.

    I did another clean install on a Windows XP SP2 machine. It works fine. I am wondering if some default local policy can cause this issue on Windows Server 2008 EE SP1.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Error 3219 Perimeter Network Host 10.0.10.21 Cannot Be Used In Physical-To-Virtual Or Virtual-To-Virtual Conversions. f3


    I amusing VMM 2008 R2 and tryingP2Vto convert physical server (Joined to the AD Domain)into Hyper V host (Not joined to the AD domain but Residing on Network Perimeter), All feasibility passes by but i receive an error message as
    below:
    Error (3219):
    Perimeter network host 10.0.10.21 cannot be used in physical-to-virtual or virtual-to-virtual conversions.
    Recommended Action:
    Specify a host located in a trusted domain, then try the operation again.
    Please Advise.

    Sumeet Khokhani

    DB:3.11:Error 3219 Perimeter Network Host 10.0.10.21 Cannot Be Used In Physical-To-Virtual Or Virtual-To-Virtual Conversions. f3

    Hello Kristian

    I run into the same problem as Sumeet Khokhani. I have a windows server 2008 R2 with HyperV and the HyperV server is not a member of my domain. I just want to convert a physical machine (member of my domain)into the hyperV host with Scvmm 2012. As fare as
    I know so is scvmm 2012 supporting this. Is that correct or wrong? looking forward to hear from you.
    Best Regards
    Chris

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Virtual Centre Licence da


    Hi,

    I am using server based licence for my esx server . Now i have 10 ESX box added in Virtual centre and want to add 5 more.I dont know the how max i can add to virtual centre, can you please suggest me how can i check this in advance..many thanks in advance.

    Jitu1

    DB:3.08:Virtual Centre Licence da

    Hi,

    I am ruuning two VM ( A B) on one ESX host it has 4 dual core processor of 2.66ghz .Initially i asigned 1 vcpu for each VM.after that my VM A is showing 100% cpu utilization.and application running on that server was not working fine.after that i incresed the share value and no of Vcpu and increased the limit then my problem became resolved but not 100% ,still CPU utilization is 60% i have given more than 90% share to this VM.Any suggestion on this.

    Jitu1

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:How Many Esxhost ( 2.5.2) Can Be Added To Virtual Centre 1.3 dz


    Hello Guys,

    Can You please help - How many ESX host 2.5.2 can be added to Virtual Centre 1.3...

    many Thanks in advance - Jithin

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Performance Interpretation 3a



    Hi all, can someone give me a clear explanation as to what the "Guest Mem - %" field on the Virtual Machines Tab in Virtual Centre is showing me. I guess the Host CPU- Mhz and Host Mem - MB are the amount of Host CPU Cycles and Host RAM currently being utilised by the Guest VM at that point in time - so what is the Guest Mem - % showing me ? Thanks

    DB:3.02:Performance Interpretation 3a


    Hi, take a look at this thread.

    http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=62628tstart=0

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Can Not Add A Virtual Machine To The Inventory c9



    Hello,

    I just installed VMware Server. I can creat Guest but cannot add Guest ( Virual Apliance image from wmware site )

    When i click on add a virtual machine i do not see any browse tab

    any idea what i am doing wrong ??

    I have follow these steps still do not see browse tab...

    Adding a Virtual Machine to the Inventory

    When you create a virtual machine with VMware Server, it is added to the inventory automatically. This section describes how to add a virtual machine to the inventory, for example, if you copied the virtual machine from another host or if it is on a networked file system.

    To add a virtual machine to the inventory

    1 -Select the host in the Inventory panel to view summary information about VMware Server in the workspace.

    2 -In the Commands section of the host Summary tab, click Add Virtual Machine to Inventory.

    3 -Click Browse to locate the configuration file (.vmx file extension) for the virtual machine you want to add to the inventory.

    Use the Inventory column to navigate the file system.

    The Contents column lists the contents of the current directory.

    The Information column shows detailed information about the selected directory or file.

    4- When you find the file you want, select it from the Contents column, and click OK.

    The virtual machine is added to the inventory.

    Thanks for help

    DB:3.01:Can Not Add A Virtual Machine To The Inventory c9


    FYI: this thread has been moved to the Server 2.0 RC1 - General Issues forum.

    Oliver Reeh[/i]

    [VMware Communities User Moderator|http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2444][/i]

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Virtual Win98 On A Winxp Host zj



    I have a windows XP pro and I install a virtual win98 sec.

    My questions are:

    Should the virtual computer be able to have sound using the host sound system?

    My virtual 98 cannot load-install the drivers for soundmax . So all the sound Icon are greyout.

    Also the speed of the virtual computer is slower that the speed of the host

    Is all this normal or I am doing something wrong

    DB:3.01:Virtual Win98 On A Winxp Host zj


    This has been talked about in many threads. First on your Win98 Guest OS deinstall the SoundMax driver. Then download the driver SBPCTAudioSetup_W9x.ZIP from the Creative site ( http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?DriverLang=1033searchString=CT4700) and install it on the Guest OS. Be also sure to install VMware Tools in your Guest OS cause this should make it much quicker.

    \-- Edi

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Vcb And Virtual Center On The Same Server 1p



    Has anybody installed Virtual Centre, the License server and VCB on the same physical host.

    I have limited Phyiscal hardware, but I do have a xeon server with 3 GB of ram that I was thinking of installing the above products on for testing and not production use.

    Does anybody know of any reason that you cannot install these products on the same Windows 2003 physical server?

    Thanks

    DB:3.00:Vcb And Virtual Center On The Same Server 1p


    A reason can can be performance expecially for VCB that must have access to the SAN and to the backup server...But for testing it would be great!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:W2k8 R2 Host Name Resolution ka


    Hello,
    I have just build 2 Dell R610 servers with Win 2008 R2 and have some host name resolution problems on the local host only. The new servers can ping any other server/device on the network. Other servers/clients can ping the servers. DNS is working and ok.
    Just cannot ping/resolve their own host name locally. I found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981953 which works for pining and for web browser resolution. But name resolution doesnt work when trying to install programs. In particular Virtual
    Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer Setup v2.0.4271.0. and System Centre Virtual Maching Manager. Cannot get them to install/run, unable to resolve hostname?
    Anyone have same problem/found a solution?

    DB:3.00:W2k8 R2 Host Name Resolution ka

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for your efforts. I'm sure this is a name resolution problem of some sort and the SCVMM issuse is a result. I will open a thread in above fourm anyway and see if anyone has had same problem. I'll leave this open for now to see if anyone else has a
    suggestion.

    Regards,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:How Do I Add An Existing Virtual Maschine To Esx Host ? c1



    Hi,

    we have an environment for testing ESX server 3 and VirtualCenter 2 without a SAN at the moment. So all virtual maschines are stored on local drives. I've reinstalled our ESX host and cannot add my existing virtual maschines. If I create a new virtual maschines and select "use an existing virtual disk" the information are created twice like "ServerOne" (allready exists)and "ServerOne_1"(created) on the vmfs volume but VMDK files are only stored in the first folder.

    How do I add an existing virtual maschine to my ESX host without creating a new virtual maschine or how do I let the ESX host use an existing VM? Is there any possibility to let the ESX host or VirtualCenter "scan" for existing virtual maschines?

    Thank You!

    DB:2.99:How Do I Add An Existing Virtual Maschine To Esx Host ? c1


    Thank you very much... this is so easy! I've tried a lot in the "Datastore Browser" but I didn't see that small tiny icon on the top left.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Vcbmounter Unable To Connect To Vc Post Upgrade cz


    We have just upgraded our infrastructure to ESX 3.02,63195 ( 3 servers, HA ) and Virtual Centre 2.5 (build 64192)

    Prior to upgrade I have been backing up our VM's, via a VCB Proxy, using the following command

    vcbmounter -h 10.36.1.98 -u administrator -p hpinvent -a ipaddr:gl-test-01 -r G:\testing -t fullvm -m san

    This was working beautifully !!

    Now when I run vcbmounter or vcbvmname I get the following error

    Error: Other error encountered

    : Cannot connect to host 10.36.1.98: No connection could be made because the taret machine actively refused it

    Can anyone out there HELP please ??

    DB:2.99:Vcbmounter Unable To Connect To Vc Post Upgrade cz

    Thanks for all your help guys - but in the end it turned out that I am indeed a pillock!!

    Once installing the new 1.1 client all is OK

    Many thanks

    Mike

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Virtual Centre m9



    Guys

    Just installed Virtual Centre 2.0.

    Tried to add my ESX 3.0 host, which it has - although it's disconnected.

    RTFM or is there something else I should know about?

    DB:2.98:Virtual Centre m9

    Run SSH then log in with the Administrator account that you created in VI then type:

    su-

    password:lt;enter root password heregt;

    If administrators are assigned accounts on each ESX server then when they log into the ESX via SSH a log is kept of who accessed it and when, and using the su- (superuser) they then can still administer the server and a log is kept of who did the work.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Upgrade Virtual Centre 2.5 3z



    Hi Guys,

    I have currently using Virtual centre 2.5 and ESX3.5 Host

    I need upgrade Virtual centre 2.5 what is step to upgrade to Virtual centre?

    Thanks ,

    Vinoth.S

    DB:2.98:Upgrade Virtual Centre 2.5 3z


    Look here please.

    http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_upgrade_guide.pdf

    If answers were helpfull or right, please award points ***

    MCP, VCP

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Cannot Add Host. Failed To Configure Management Account. kk



    Good day!!!! Im a newbie in using virtual center and im using vmware infrastructure 3. I want to add a host to data center. The host is running a vmware server. I can detect the settings of the vmware server but during the authentication log in it prompts a general error. It states that it cannot configure management account. And because of that, I cannot add the host. But when I add a host which has an ESX server running, there is no problem encountered. Please someone give me an idea about this problem.

    DB:2.98:Cannot Add Host. Failed To Configure Management Account. kk


    Thanks!! Maybe I'll look for more information about the posibility of handling box esx and vmware server.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Bad Username\Password? ca



    I have just added an ESX 2.1 host to Virtual Centre 1.0.1 7770. I have 11 other ESX hosts running with an identical configuration. I add the host to VC which works fine, but after ~5mins or so the host goes in to a disconnected state claiming a Bad Username\Password as the problem.

    -I have added it multiple times with the same problem.

    -I have tried restarting the ESX host.

    -The forward and reverse lookups for DNS AND all local DNS\IP information has been reconfirmed.

    -Local root password has been reset with passwd

    Can anyone think of anything that would cause this problem to occur?

    DB:2.97:Bad Username\Password? ca


    I just got the same error with one of my esx servers. I can't seem to shake it. I have killed the ccagent and the problem still occurs.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Searchdatastore Error pc


    Hi

    I have come across the following error when using both EcoShell and PowerGUI when trying to list Files from either a vSphere Host or vCenter server.

    ERROR: Exception Calling "SearchDatastore" with "2" argument(s): "Not initialised: boolean fileOwner"

    I am sure that this worked fine with ESX 3.5 and Virtual Centre 2.5, listing all files related to VMs hosted by that Virtual Centre server.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Ossie

    DB:2.97:Searchdatastore Error pc


    I have tried the workaround proposed and it doesn't seem to pick up any files.

    **Disreguard, think I figured this out.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Recover Vm From Dead Host zs



    I am running ESX 3.02 with virtual centre with three hosts. HA/DRS and vmotion are enabled and I am able to migrate VM's from host to host.

    Today I lost a host and one virtual machine migrated but one did it. THE VC is reporting that the VM is powered on but disconnected and is associated to the host that failed.

    Can someone advise how I recover my VM.

    DB:2.97:Recover Vm From Dead Host zs

    Great resource, thanks!

    In our particular case we found a host seemingly disconnected generating a host connection state alarm because the HA agent in the cluster had an error. The host and all VMs showed up as if they were disconnected, but we could remotely (RDP, etc.) access all of the VMs. We couldn't SSH into the console, but we could ping it. We couldn't log in at the ESX terminal itself. For the local terminal, a login prompt would display but no authentication would take place. IIRC, we couldn't even enter a password.

    We had a failed disk in the host. My co-worker had set it up as a RAID5 with a hot spare, but something must have really hosed up the config, because when I looked at the RAID BIOS it displayed a RAID 0 config, with a failed disk, and a hot spare that was basically useless since the adapter treated the array as RAID 0. Not sure if this was a mistake in initial setup or some kind of bad corruption.

    Since we could remote into the VMs, we were able to shut them down gracefully. After that, we rebooted the host and since it had a RAID 0 array with a failed disk, there was no ESX to load. I guess we had essentially been running ESX off memory when that disk failure occurred. Pretty amazing that those VMs kept chugging along.

    After the host rebooted, HA was able to detect a downed host and migrated all VMs to the other online hosts. HA brought them all back online, since its last known state of the VMs was that they were online (almost like zombie VMs).

    We had one issue, however, which brought me to this thread. I missed shutting down 1 VM before the failed host reboot. So VC thought this VM was running, disconnected on the failed host and I couldn't migrate it. In reality, it had hard crashed when I rebooted the failed host and was offline.

    After removing the host from VC, the VM was also removed from VC and I was able to add it back to the inventory per this thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:System Centre Virtual Machine Manager cx


    Hi All,
    One of our customers is currently trialling System Centre 2012 and I can’t figure out the licensing. The customer really just wants VMM and the Self Service Portal on all of the servers.
    The note below is from one oftheir techs. Basicallythey have 4 physical servers andthey would want to license 20 VM’s across those servers.

    We currently have the trial copy of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal installed on a physical windows server, this is managing 2 clusters and a total of 12 virtual machines.

    Cluster 1 :- 2 x Host IBM Servers with a total of 4 physical processors – running 10 virtual machinesCluster 2 :- 2x Host IBM Servers with a total of 4 physical processors – running 10 virtual machines
    Can you please help with which licenses will be required?

    DB:2.96:System Centre Virtual Machine Manager cx

    Hi All,
    One of our customers is currently trialling System Centre 2012 and I can’t figure out the licensing. The customer really just wants VMM and the Self Service Portal on all of the servers.
    The note below is from one oftheir techs. Basicallythey have 4 physical servers andthey would want to license 20 VM’s across those servers.

    We currently have the trial copy of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal installed on a physical windows server, this is managing 2 clusters and a total of 12 virtual machines.

    Cluster 1 :- 2 x Host IBM Servers with a total of 4 physical processors – running 10 virtual machinesCluster 2 :- 2x Host IBM Servers with a total of 4 physical processors – running 10 virtual machines
    Can you please help with which licenses will be required?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Virtualised Virtual Centre 1d



    I have a quick question on having a virtual centre server (VC) running on a virtual machine . If HA is enabled on a cluster and the ESX host which has the virtualised virtual centre goes down, will the vm's on that esx host still power off and power on to the other esx hosts as the virtual VC will be down due to the host.

    Any ideas

    DB:2.96:Virtualised Virtual Centre 1d


    HA installs as a service on the ESX hosts and runs independently of the VC, so loss of the node running the VC does not prevent the VM being started on a different host.

    the only remaining problem is something like a power outage that brings all ESX hosts in a cluster down.

    You can of course tell the ESX hosts to start VMs when the hosts restart, but that does not alleviate the problem of the VC and dependencies.

    Here is a script that with a little configuration will identoify the hosts in a cluster hosting the various services dependencies (provided you configure it) and start up VMs in sequence, waiting for services to be running before starting the next VM.

    http://www.get-virtual.info/2011/02/25/script-of-the-day-find-and-start-vc-in-dr/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Esx Migration To Vsphere Question s8



    Hi

    We are just about start doing a esx 3.0.2 to 4 upgrade. We are not doing a inplace upgrade up but a migration to a new vsphere setup.

    My question is

    once we have vsphere 4 all up and running with vcentre etc etc, can we import the old esx hosts 3.0.2 from virtual centre 2.4 into vsphere and will the VM servers on the hosts be automatically imported into vsphere ? That is when we add the 3.0.2 host (say hosting 20 virtual servers) into the vcentre 4 console will the virtual servers be imported at the same time ? or do we have to import the virtual machines one at a time ?

    many thanks

    Tony

    DB:2.95:Esx Migration To Vsphere Question s8


    As AndreTheGiant stated, you'll need to have the license server in place for the older hosts as vSphere 4 is a license file based architecture whereas 3.x used the license server model. Just to save you a little time, here's the download for the 3.x license server. I went through a similar process a while back moving to vSphere and everything went very well.

    http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esx_35_licenseserver_dt/dGViZGVoKmIqZA==

    Eric Pond

    Western PA VMUG Leader

    2009, 2010 vExpert

    If you found this or other information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful".

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Schedule A Shutdown Of The Host 13


    Hi all,

    Is there a way, either on the host, or through Virtual Centre, that I can schedule a shutdown of a host ESX server? There doesn't seem to be an option in scheduled tasks for the host, only to change the power of a VM.

    Regards

    Carl

    DB:2.94:Schedule A Shutdown Of The Host 13


    just to answer my own question. "chmod +x PowerOff" seemed to sort that message.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Ha Failover Capacity Settings fp



    In virtual centre, we have 3 hosts in a HA cluster and the HA configuration settings we have is:

    Current Failover Capacity: 2

    Configured Failover Capacity: 1

    Allow constraint violations

    Does this mean our HA setup can handle 2 host failures and all the VM's will be migrated and powered on to the one available host. I cannot see our one host able to run all virtual machines, but is it just stating the current failover capacity because the allow constraints violations is set. With the allow constraints violations set does it mean all vm's will be powered on but they will be slow or does it depend on the VM setting.

    DB:2.93:Ha Failover Capacity Settings fp

    That's not quite right. Current failover capacity is the number of hosts that can fail and still leave you with enough resources to keep all vms powered on. If this number seems too high for you it is probably because you have not set any reservations on the vms. HA admission control uses the memory and cpu reservations to do resource calculations. If you don't set reservations on a vm they default to 0. In VC 2.5 we added a minimum slot size (defaults to 256MB and 256 MHz, controllably with HA advanced options) which is used if you don't specify any reservations but that is still pretty low.

    Configured failover level is the number of host failures you want to be able to tolerate. This number is used by HA admission control to try ensure there will be enough resources for failover. HA will always try to restart vms, no matter what you set for the configured failover level is, but there may not be enough resources available for vms to failover.

    HA does do resource calculations for you - read the HA docs for details about the so-called "slot algorithm" - however if you chose to allow constraint violations then HA will won't enforce keeping the current failover level above or equal to the configured failover level.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Moving Esx Between Virtual Centres zz



    I want to move a esx 3.5 server from one virtual centre to another virtual centre. The virtrual centre its currently on is 4.0 and the one I want to move to is v4.1

    The esx server has currently some Virtual machines running on it. So i would remove the esx server from the current VC and then add host in the new VC.

    Just wanted to confirm when I remove the esx host from one virtual centre will it bring down the virtual machines, or cause an outage of the virtual machines.

    Also is there any issues from moving from one VC v4.0 to VC v4.1 with a esx 3.5.

    DB:2.93:Moving Esx Between Virtual Centres zz


    if you disconnect then remove your guests will not be impacted. Once the host has been removed from the old instance, you can "add host" into the new. However, if you are going to manage a VI3 Host in vCenter 4.x you'll need to keep you license server running (which I assume you have one if you are managing your VI3 guest in your vCenter 4.0.x environment).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Vranger With 2 X Virtual Centers jx


    Hi, We have VRanger installed and connecting to a virtual cente database. From here we backup all virtual machines. On the same remote site where this is implemented, I have moved another ESX 3.5 server that is part of a remote virtual center implementation.

    Question is can we use the VRanger software to backup virtual machines from 2 x virtual centre implementations? Or can I add my single host server that is not part of the local VC implementation to the VRanger backup schedule?

    DB:2.92:Vranger With 2 X Virtual Centers jx


    Thought I would post my answer.. I have VC installed and monitoring 2 x Hosts locally and 1 x host remotely... The 2 local hosts backup to SAN disk attached to the VCB box itself and the remote esx host server has a specific VMFS destination specified. Works a treat!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Backup Esx Using Netbackup 77



    I am attempting to backup an esx v3.02 server using netbackup 6.0mp4. The install appears to be successfull and i choose linux redhat 2.4. The backup is failing with a error message of 'cannot connect to client'. I have checked all host resolution details. I have also tried to backup the esx server using bp utility from the client but it fails stating that it cannot connect to the netbackup master server. I am familiar with netbackup but never for an esx backup. The backup server is also the virtual centre manager server. Are there any additional steps required to backup the esx server?

    thanks

    DB:2.91:Backup Esx Using Netbackup 77


    Thanks. I am backing up through the service console so this is most probably the cause of my backup failure.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Cannot Add A Host With A Virtual Machine That Have A Fault Tolerance Turned On As A Standalone Host 8a



    Hello,

    I ran into the situation were the Vm have FT enabled was showing a orphened. After trying hard, I ran into the situation where i endup deteleting the FT enabled VM from inventory, Fine it got deteled.

    Then I removed the host from the cluster by deleting the cluster. Now after creating the new cluster, its not allowing me to add the host in the cluster. the error display is "cannot add a host with a virtual machine that have a fault tolerance turned on as a standalone host "

    Now if i see the host from the Vcenter client it show me the secondary VM which is on readonly mode.

    How do i remove it.???

    Pls let me know if any one have solution

    Regards

    DSRSAS

    DB:2.91:Cannot Add A Host With A Virtual Machine That Have A Fault Tolerance Turned On As A Standalone Host 8a


    Hello,

    Connect to Host with SSH, Which one has FT VM then run 'service mgmt-vmware restart' with root privilege rights.

    Now you can add the Host to VC.

    Regards.

    Hutoglu.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Not Enough Licenses When Adding An Esx Host (Even Though There Is) 37


    Hi everyone, our company has two servers running 3.0.2 of ESX server and 2.0.2 virtual centre.

    We encountered a problem whereby we were not able to deploy any new virtual machines to these two ESX servers (ESX A ESX B) that were in a DRS/HA cluster (ESX-AB).

    The initial symptom was that on completion of the New virtual machine wizard the Create Virtual Machine task would hang in the Progression state and eventually time out.

    As part of trying to diagnose the fault the cluster configuration was first removed. The remove cluster task hung at 33% progress for ESX A and ESX B completed and removed from the cluster, as further fault diagnosis we found that the vpxa process was not running on ESX A, so to restart this process we removed ESX A from Virtual Centre and attempted to add the host back to virtual centre. The cluster config is now removed.

    Now when we try to add the host back to virtual centre, Virtual centre complains that we are not licensed to add the host even though we are. I can use VI client to connect to ESX A and I can then unlicense the ESX server which reflects in the FLEX LM license server however we still cannot get ESX A into the virtual centre server inventory. We have tried restarting the FLEX LM license service and Virtual Centre Server services but this does not make any difference. We have tried restarting ESX A but it still complains about the licensing, we've tried removing the ESX hosts and the datacentre they reside on but it still won't come into virutal centre.

    After sending all the support logs to VMware, their support seem to think that the issue is related to duplicate virtual machines being registered in the hosts and they've asked me to identify any duplicate VMs on the two hosts that may be resgitered somehow, secondly they've suggested that I unregister all the VMs from both ESX A and ESX B which will cause us major downtime as you cannot unregister a powered on VM.

    My thoughts on this are that we should restore the VC database back to a point where the cluster was unconfigured as I beleive the problem is that the current database has VMs registered in a HA cluster that now does not exist and thus the database is currently corrupt. Alternatively we restart with a new database.

    My question is, does the the DRS/HA cluster reside solely on the database and does the ESX server not have any clue that it is part of a cluster - my thoughts are that this is right as the clustering is actually a part of Virtual Centre rather than the ESX servers?

    When I use VI client to conenct directly to ESX A and create a VM it says the VM is being created on a HA datacentre rather than a the host ESX A - very confusing.

    If anyone has any advice on this I would really appreciate it as a second opinion as I'm really tempted to restore the database back to when the cluster was configured.

    Regards,

    Graeme

    DB:2.91:Not Enough Licenses When Adding An Esx Host (Even Though There Is) 37

    What I tested was to "disconnect" the host with running vms and then "remove" it - all vms were running further. The vms and the host were no more to see in inventory and licensing (VC admin/licenses).

    Then I added the host back, it came back with all running vms.

    Just an idea.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Enable Virtual Machine Protection z9


    I cant enable any VM's for Virtual Machine Protection, i'm getting the following error
    Protection couldn't be enabled for the virtual machine. The host operating system of the virtual machine isn't supported. The operating system must be Windows Server 2012 R2 or later. Migrate the virtual machine to a Hyper-V host running a supported operating
    system.
    The machines are all running Windows Server 2012 R2,
    System Centre 2012 R2
    VHD's are Gen1
    Agents installed and connected,
    Storage setup,
    SSVMM connected to Azure
    Networks mapped
    ???

    infologic telecom

    DB:2.90:Enable Virtual Machine Protection z9

    I've tried with both Portal and VMM. In the portal this happens, no jobs...

    ...and in the VMM [ ] enable site recovery a) doesn't have the options b) on save nothing happens, no jobs either.

    infologic telecom

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Two Questions About Svcmm And Hyper-V 37


    1.can we add a virtual machine to the SCVMM as a host? if it ok,can we create virtual machine on the host?
    2.Can we add the vmware virtual machine to SCVMM,and change the memory in SCVMM?

    DB:2.89:Two Questions About Svcmm And Hyper-V 37

    can we add a virtual machine to the SCVMM as a host? if it ok,can we create virtual machine on the host?
    If I understand your question correct, that you wan't to create virtual machines on a virtual Hyper-V machine, then the answer is no. A Hyper-V host needs to have the Hyper-V role enabled and requires that the CPU features DEP and intel-VT support.If
    you install Hyper-V server inside a VM and somehow actually manage to create VM's, they will not be able to start.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Time Management For Vm Guests In Virtual Centre c1


    We currently have several hundred VM Guests running Windows Server - we are currently using a combo of Veeam's ESX Diag script to report and command line vmwareservice.exe -cmd process to set the tickbox.

    Since the Virtual Centre can see the status of the tools, it would be great if you could apply the time sync setting from the VC and show the status (both on/off and time difference) in relation to the host. This would add to the welcome addition of being able to set the time on the hosts that came out in VC 2.5.:D

    Thanks

    Matt

    DB:2.89:Time Management For Vm Guests In Virtual Centre c1

    We currently have several hundred VM Guests running Windows Server - we are currently using a combo of Veeam's ESX Diag script to report and command line vmwareservice.exe -cmd process to set the tickbox.

    Since the Virtual Centre can see the status of the tools, it would be great if you could apply the time sync setting from the VC and show the status (both on/off and time difference) in relation to the host. This would add to the welcome addition of being able to set the time on the hosts that came out in VC 2.5.:D

    Thanks

    Matt

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Migrating/Cloning Virtual Centre Virtual Machine p7



    I need to move my virtual centre server which is a virtual machine running on a 2.5 ESX host and version 2 vmfs datastore to a ESX 3.5 host and vmfs 3 datastore.

    What is the reccomended way of doing this?

    Thanks

    DB:2.88:Migrating/Cloning Virtual Centre Virtual Machine p7


    So the VC is 2,5? If it is you should just be able to vmotion the vm running the VC 2.5 to the 3.5 host which will upgrade it - check out page 21 of http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_upgrade_guide.pdf

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Cannot Add Host In Virtual Center ks



    Hallo

    I did an upgrade from ESX 2.X to ESX 3.0. When

    I add this host in the VirutalCenter Server, i received following error"A general system error occured: Internal error".

    All services are running, i have disabled the firewall and i can connect directly

    the ESX host with the Vitual Infrastruture Client.

    HELP

    DB:2.88:Cannot Add Host In Virtual Center ks


    ... and check vmware.log in your VMs directory also!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:How Can I Run A Small Network On My Host Pc With Vmware Play 9k



    Im learning a bit about security and forensics at Uni just now and want I want to start working more at home to learn about snort and wireshark as the vm centre set up at uni when accessed at home is too slow, so my question is what can I do? I have VMware player with unbuntu installed on my windows 7 host pc. can I set them up to work as a network like a server/host or can I add another OS to VMware player like linux server to work with my virtual ubuntu? my host PC only has 1 NIC installed? any ideas on what I could do to get more studies of these point at home? What beginners tips can you give please?

    Thank you

    DB:2.88:How Can I Run A Small Network On My Host Pc With Vmware Play 9k


    Aside from having the physical resources available, like enough RAM and Host hard disk space or external storage, yes you can set up a virtual network of virtual machines, Suggest you read Chapters 14 (Configuring a Virtual Network) 15 (Advanced Virtual Networking) in the Workstation User's Manual? as most of it this is applicable to VMware Player as well. If you want to be able to edit the Virtual Network easily and only have VMware Player installed you'll need to extract the Virtual Network Editor In VMware Player 3.x as the Virtual Network Editor (vmnetcfg.exe in Windows) is not installed however you can execute VMware-player-xxxx-xxxx.exe with the --help argument to get syntax to extract the contents. Then extract the contents and then in the network.cab extract the vmnetcfg.exe to the C:\Program Files\VMware/VMware Player folder. You can create a shortcut for it and place it with the VMware Player shortcut.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Connect The Cd/Dvd Virtual Machine Equipment Can Also Supports Two Virtual Machine? pj


    Hello everyone
    I installed a vSphere environment, I now by the client to the host add virtual machine, and then to the virtual machine installed operating system, ISO image I used to connect / disconnect the CD/DVD virtual machine equipment function as a virtual machine to connect local, also use this function to another virtual machine to connect local mirror. I encountered a problem now, it is this: the connection of CD/DVD equipment second virtual machine cannot be connected and cannot be cancelled, then I need to re open the client operation.
    Has anyone encountered this problem?

    DB:2.88:Connect The Cd/Dvd Virtual Machine Equipment Can Also Supports Two Virtual Machine? pj

    Hello everyone
    I installed a vSphere environment, I now by the client to the host add virtual machine, and then to the virtual machine installed operating system, ISO image I used to connect / disconnect the CD/DVD virtual machine equipment function as a virtual machine to connect local, also use this function to another virtual machine to connect local mirror. I encountered a problem now, it is this: the connection of CD/DVD equipment second virtual machine cannot be connected and cannot be cancelled, then I need to re open the client operation.
    Has anyone encountered this problem?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Unable To Add 3i Server To Virtual Centre 79


    Is anyone aware of any Build Number/Version pre-requisites for adding a ESXi host into Virtual Centre?

    When we attempt to add a 3i host (Build 85332) the process hangs at 19% and eventually fails with the error

    "Failed to install the VirtualCenter Agent Service"

    We have licenses available, all existing hosts are ESX 3.5 (Build 77234), Virtual Centre (Build 64192)

    DB:2.87:Unable To Add 3i Server To Virtual Centre 79

    Thanks KJB.

    We'll explore the upgrade option and feedback the results.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Installing Virtual Centre Using A Sql Backend Db, Do I Need A Sql Cal Lic? fk



    Hello,

    A client has asked me if i install virtual centre for them, using an existing SQL backend DB, do they need to buy an SQL cal, or is it included in the Virtual centre licensing?

    DB:2.87:Installing Virtual Centre Using A Sql Backend Db, Do I Need A Sql Cal Lic? fk


    Ther is no CAL with the VCMS.

    The Client will need to License the SQL separately.

    If they are per seat you need a CAL if they are per CPU then you are good to go!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Esx 2.5.1 And Virtual Centre zf



    Hi,

    A compatability question - Does Virtual Centre need to be upgraded from 1.2 to 1.3 if I implement ESX Server 2.5.2 in the environment.

    Right now we have ESX 2.5.1 servers and Virtual Centre 1.2 but would like to throw in a 2.5.2 ESX Server?

    DB:2.87:Esx 2.5.1 And Virtual Centre zf


    Make sure to upgrade to 1.3 before you add the dual cores or bad things will happen!!!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:No Host Is Compatible With The Virtual Machine mm



    whenever i power up this virtual machine, the host that it is running on discconects from virtual centre. However, when the Virtual Machine is shutdown, the host is able to reconnect to the VC with no issues. I have moved the VM to another host and this exact issue occurs on the host that I move it to.

    DB:2.87:No Host Is Compatible With The Virtual Machine mm


    Hithat sounds like you have an interesting VM ;-)

    please post a vmware.log from that VM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Server Cannot Be Added To Virtual Centre x8



    We recently had a network issue and one of our ESX servers would not reconnect to virtual centre.

    I removed it from Virtual Centre and tried to re-add it however, it keeps coming back saying it is already managed by virtual centre. I can access the Mui etc... so we are not running blind, however, I cannot get it back into virtual centre to manage it that way.

    Any suggestions?? Is there a way of restarting a service on the esx server that will release it from virtual centre??

    Thanks

    DB:2.87:Server Cannot Be Added To Virtual Centre x8


    From the cli on the hosts - kill vmware.serverd process (it will restart on it's own). Then try reconnecting/readding to vc.

    DB

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Catalyst Control Centre Host Application Has Stopped Working Error Windows 7 s9


    A few days ago I started my laptop and an error message came up stating Catalyst Control Centre: Host Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution. But it nevercomes back with a solution. It will not let me open any programs or
    internet or anything. So, I got on under safe mode with networking, and I found a solution on here to uninstall the ATI stuff and reinstall, butI cannot uninstall while in safe mode.Please help!

    DB:2.87:Catalyst Control Centre Host Application Has Stopped Working Error Windows 7 s9

    Hi xlivingdeadgirl5,

    1. Did you make any changes to the computer recently?

    Step1: You will not be able to uninstall or re-install the programs in safe mode, You need to boot the computer to the normal mode, I would suggest you to place the computer in clean boot, follow step1 to place the computer in clean boot.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
    Note: After clean boot troubleshooting step, follow Step 7 in the provided link to return your computer to Normal startup mode.

    Step 2: I would suggest you to uninstall the program. The following link will help you to uninstall the program, and re-install the program from the following link.

    Uninstall or change a program
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Uninstall-or-change-a-program

    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Cannot Install Software Using Vmware Workstation 9p



    Hi, i am trying to install a software cd-rom on my vmware workstation but instead of it installing on the virtual machine it keeps installing on the host system, i am not very computer savvy so i hope someone understands my problem from this brief explanation, my host system is Windows XP Media Centre Edition and my workstation is running Windows XP Pro. Many Thanks.

    DB:2.87:Cannot Install Software Using Vmware Workstation 9p


    hiii

    Welcome to the forum!!!

    please select the appropriate physical drive on your host system i guess xp media center ,then also check whether the cd(probably show as drive D on ur vmware workstation guest explorer interface) contents now show up in workstation guest xp pro explorer windows then run the program from there ..

    if found this info useful please consider awarding points for correct and or helpful..thanks.....

    regards

    Joe

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Help! Allocting Resources To Virtual Centre Vm 9p



    Hi there,

    We have our Virtual centre running on a VM machine, i would like to allocate more RAM to this machine as we are using 512MB Ram Pageile on the C$..obviously not good. Currently the server has 512 but i plan on giving it 2GB unless anyone has any suggestions..

    The problem that i have and require some help with is that if i power off the VM to add ram i cant use the Virtual Centre console to do the allocations...is there a way for me to do this?

    Thanks

    DB:2.86:Help! Allocting Resources To Virtual Centre Vm 9p


    After you shutdown the VC VM, you can start the VI client on your PC and instead of using the VC server IP or network name on the login screen you can enter the IP / hostname for the ESX host that runs the VC VM. You'll need to login with root or another account with adequate permissions on the host. You can then edit the VM as you would if you were connecting via VirtualCenter and when you're done you'll be able to start up the VC VM.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Virtual Centre Problem cf


    Hi,

    I have 2x ESX 3i servers which are up and fine. I have installed Virtual Centre and its other products, Infrastructure Client and Converter on a Server 2003 box but I can't load Virtual Centre. The only icons I have are Infrastructure Client and Converter. I can connect to both host servers through Infrastructure, but I thought that With Virtual Centre, all hosts could be managed from one location? I'm pretty sure it is installed because in Add/Remove programs it shows up, and there is also a Virtual Centre service which is started.

    When connected to either host in Infrastructure and clicking on the 'Summary' tab there is an option to 'Manage this host through VMWare Virtual Centre'. Clicking on this just opens a web page and prompts me to download the version of Infrastructure that I already have?

    I have a license server set up with licenses installed, and when installing Infrastructure I pointed it to the license server and it went through fine.

    As you can tell, I am new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you!

    Adam

    DB:2.86:Virtual Centre Problem cf


    unless anyone else has any suggestions, my next steps would be to open an SR. VMware can WebEX into your enviornment.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Reboot Virtual Machines x3



    Is it possible to scedule a reboot of all the virtual machines over night through the Virtual centre schedules tasks

    DB:2.86:Reboot Virtual Machines x3


    This will schedule a restart at 0300 (am) every night.

    \# crontab -e

    0 3 * * * /usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vpx/test01/test01.vmx stop;/usr/bin/vmware-cmd /vpx/test01/test01.vmx start

    For more scheduling options you can read the man page here:

    \# man 5 crontab

    Lars

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:How Do I Add My 6520 Printer To Hp Solution Centre s3



    Just purchased a new HP 6520 and trying to add it to HP Solution Centre - cannot find "add a printer"

    Also, can I use the photo tray for index cards? It is not allowing me to do that.

    THanks!

    DB:2.86:How Do I Add My 6520 Printer To Hp Solution Centre s3


    Hi lindapoli,

    You can try downloading and installing the HP Officejet 6700 software to get the OCR installed on your computer. It is the same version as the Photosmart 6520. It may work or it may not with the Photosmart.

    HP Officejet 6700 Premium HP Officejet Full Feature Software and Driver.

    If it does not work, you can go to the I.R.I.S. website and purchase it. Or there are free downloads as well at Download.com ( I am not sure if these are trial versions).

    Good luck with this, let me know how it goes.

    Thank you,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Forcing Virtual Centre To Rediscover A Guest Os jd


    Hi

    I am running an ESX 3.5 environment and one of my guest OS entities is no longer being recognised by Virtual Centre

    The message I get says "The request refers to an object that no longer exists or never existed"

    I know it does exist as I can log into the ESX host that is hosting the Guest OS and start the Guest OS from that ESX host

    So clearly I need to alert Virtual Centre to this fact

    Under 3.5 what is the easiest way of doing this as the entry for the Guest OS still exists in Virtual Centre but when I call up the right click menu

    I do not have any of the options such as remove from inventory etc. that would allow me to remove the entry and then add it again from the vmx file in the datastore

    Any thoughts or advice welcome

    Many thanks

    DB:2.85:Forcing Virtual Centre To Rediscover A Guest Os jd

    Hi

    I am running an ESX 3.5 environment and one of my guest OS entities is no longer being recognised by Virtual Centre

    The message I get says "The request refers to an object that no longer exists or never existed"

    I know it does exist as I can log into the ESX host that is hosting the Guest OS and start the Guest OS from that ESX host

    So clearly I need to alert Virtual Centre to this fact

    Under 3.5 what is the easiest way of doing this as the entry for the Guest OS still exists in Virtual Centre but when I call up the right click menu

    I do not have any of the options such as remove from inventory etc. that would allow me to remove the entry and then add it again from the vmx file in the datastore

    Any thoughts or advice welcome

    Many thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.85

    DB:2.85:Configure Virtual 2003 Server To Use Two Physical Nics On Host js


    I have a virtual server (2003 server) that I am trying to point two virtual NIC's to two different physical Nics on the host machine. The two nics on the host are on separate networks and I cannot get the virtual Nics to connect properly.

    I am using VMWARE Server 2 with the Virtual Network Manager. Any good instructions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    DB:2.85:Configure Virtual 2003 Server To Use Two Physical Nics On Host js


    Can you change from the default, on vmnet1 though? I am having issues making vmnet1 into something other than host-only on VMware Server 2.0.0 on Win2003 Enterprise SP2.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:[Solved] Qemu Xhost - Cant Open Display 18



    Im using quemu and i got a problem, network works fine but i cannot use x apps on virtual machines.

    I cannot launch xterm from a virtual machine,I got the error message : cant open display 10.0.2.2:0

    where 10.0.2.2 is the ip of the host machine.

    On the host ive used xhost for add localhost to the access:
    access control enabled, only authorized clients can connect
    INET:localhost

    DB:2.84:[Solved] Qemu Xhost - Cant Open Display 18


    Ok Ive solved the puzzle, xhost+ is unnecessary and dangerous, using xhost+ localhost is enough, it wasnt xorg stopping the tcp connection bat was gdm, thanks for the tip it helped me to think to this matter. Theres an option in the gdm security panel that block tcp connections Disable tcp connection to the X server just uncheck it then reboot gdm by pressing CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE and youre done.

    and... YAIIIIIIIH!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Virtual Center Wish List m9



    Just a couple items that I would really like to see in Virtual Center:

    1) Add a tab when accessing a HOST server which allows for an SSH session with the HOST

    2) Add a tab when accessing a HOST server which allows access to the files system on the host (like the MUI)

    Thank You

    DB:2.84:Virtual Center Wish List m9


    Just a couple items that I would really like to see in Virtual Center:

    1) Add a tab when accessing a HOST server which allows for an SSH session with the HOST

    2) Add a tab when accessing a HOST server which allows access to the files system on the host (like the MUI)

    Thank You

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Web Interface To Vi Centre Connected Host Fails fd



    Hi.

    This is my first post on this message board, please be a little patient...

    I have a number of ESX hosts that are connected to the VI Centre.

    Everything seems to work ok. I can use the Web Interface to get a console on virtual machines.

    Then, I have assigned a public IP address to the VI Centre. I can connect to

    the VI Centre on the public IP address. Everything looks fine, i.e. I can see

    the Inventory of Virtual Machines. However, when I try and open a console

    I get the message below.

    "Cannot connect to the virtual machine.

    Cannot connect to host 10.128.49.16: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host

    Try Again "

    10.128.49.16, off course, is not available from the 'outside' interface of the

    firewall because it is an 'inside' address.

    In other words, I want to make remote consoles available through

    the VI Centre's web interface on the firewall's outside interface. I want all

    ESX hosts to appear behind the one IP address of the VI Centre. How can this be done?

    Thanks

    Gunter

    DB:2.84:Web Interface To Vi Centre Connected Host Fails fd


    Also a console connection to a VM is not through VC but directly to the ESX server itself on port 903.

    Using VM Remote Console over NATd Network - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=87453messageID=661225#661225

    What TCP/IP ports are used by ESX, VirtualCenter and the License Server?

    The ports that are used are very well documented in the Server Configuration guide on pages 183 188 http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_server_config.pdf

    Heres a summary of the core TCP/IP ports:

    oPort 80 HTTP access - The default non-secure TCP Web port typically used in conjunction with port 443 as a front end for access to ESX Server networks from the Web \[Incoming TCP]

    oPort 443 HTTPS access - The default SSL Web port used for Connection to VI Web Access from the Web, VI Web Access and third-party network management client connections to the VirtualCenter Server and direct VI Web Access and third-party network management clients access to ESX Server hosts \[Incoming TCP]

    oPort 902 - Authentication traffic for the ESX Server host and virtual machine configuration - Used for VI Client access to the VirtualCenter Server, VirtualCenter Server access to ESX Server hosts, direct VI Client access to ESX Server hosts and ESX Server host access to other ESX Server hosts for migration and provisioning \[Incoming TCP] \[Outgoing UDP]

    oPort 903 - Remote console traffic generated by user access to virtual machines on a specific ESX Server host - Used for VI Client access to virtual machine consoles and VI Web Access Client access to virtual machine consoles \[Incoming TCP]

    oPort 2049 - Transactions from your NFS storage devices - Used on the VMkernel interface rather than the service console interface \[Incoming TCP] \[Outgoing TCP]

    oPorts 2050-5000 - Traffic between ESX Server hosts for VMware High Availability (HA) and EMC Autostart Manager \[Outgoing TCP] \[Incoming UDP] \[Outgoing UDP]

    oPort 3260 - Transactions from your iSCSI storage devices - Used on the VMkernel interface rather than the service console interface \[Outgoing TCP]

    oPort 8000 - Incoming requests from Vmotion - Used on the VMkernel interface rather than the service console interface \[Incoming TCP] \[Outgoing TCP]

    oPort 8042-8045 - Traffic between ESX Server hosts for HA and EMC Autostart Manager \[Outgoing TCP] \[Incoming UDP] \[Outgoing UDP]

    oPort 27000 - License transactions from ESX Server to the license server - \[Outgoing TCP]

    oPort 27010 - License transactions from the license server - \[Incoming TCP]

    Additional optional ports:

    oPort 22 Used by ESX for SSH server access - \[Incoming TCP]

    oPort 123 Used by ESX if you setup NTP to sync from a time source - \[Outgoing UDP]

    Fyiif you find this post helpful, please award points using the Helpful/Correct buttons.

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Esx Host Showing As Not Responding p1



    I set up a virtual centre server on Friday and everything was working OK, got to work this morning and it was still OK, for some reason now my hosts are showing as not responding, I've not changed anything, if I have remove the host and re-add it, it connects fine, I don't want to have to remove the host's all the time and re-add them to reappear - is there any way I can get them to reappear / reconnect?

    DB:2.84:Esx Host Showing As Not Responding p1


    It sounds very much like a network connectivity issue though. Have you checked the event logs on the VC box and the logs on the hosts for indications of a network outage. Also, check your switch logs etc

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.84

    DB:2.84:Adding Storage To A Virtual Machine 8x



    Hello,

    There are 2 was to add storage to a Vmware virtual machine :

    1) to present the storage (volume) to the physical server (hosting virtual machines) with Unisphere.

    2) to use Unisphere (Host Virtual server ...) add server ... add storage (volume)

    What do you think is the best way ?

    Thanks for your help

    Regards

    Consty

    DB:2.84:Adding Storage To A Virtual Machine 8x


    Consty,

    I would recommend option number 1 in most cases. Option 2 only allows you to provision RDMs and typically you want to provision virtual disks not RDMs. So I would add storage to the ESXi physical host and then format it as VMFS and then create a virtual disk and add it to whatever VM. Another option is to provision new storage from within the vSphere Client using something like the VSI tool.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Virtual Os Cannot See Host Cd Drive 3z



    I have a win2k host os.

    Virtual winXP os.

    I cannot see the host CD drive from within the Virtual XP os.

    Do I need to map to this drive? What steps are required for a virtual os to see the host os's cd drive?

    DB:2.83:Virtual Os Cannot See Host Cd Drive 3z


    If you have more than 1 CDROM drive (physical or virtual - doesn't matter) installed on the host system, the virtual system may not pick up the correct CDROM drive if the CDROM drive setting in the guest configuration is set to "AUTOMATIC".

    Go into the guest's CDROM drive configuration for the VM and point it to the specific drive letter that is hosting the CDROM on your host system.

    I hope that helps!

    Jas

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Automatically Add An Extra Line In Apache Virtual Host fz





    Hello,

    id like an extra line to be added, each time a new virtual host is created.

    THe line should look like
    ServerAlias *.domain.com

    In which file can I add this?
    Which file generates the new httpd.include?

    Thanks!

    DB:2.83:Automatically Add An Extra Line In Apache Virtual Host fz




    http://forum.plesk.com/showthread.php?s=threadid=1155

    that is exactly what i need.

    Cant plesk change that with a fix?
    Isnt it just a matter of one extra line of code?

    because it would solve most subdomain problems.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Virtual Center 1.4:Newbie m1



    Hello,

    I just downloaded a trial version of Virtualcenter and installed the virtualserver (all) on my desktop (winXP)

    When I try to add a host (a Vmware-server Virtual machine) somewhere on our network ;he says he cannot contact the agent.

    I know on the Vm an agent should be installed but I don't know how.

    I installed the client and was able to connect from the VM to my virtual center server.

    So my question is : how can I install an agent on my VM-host so I can monitor it and add it into my virtual center server ?

    Thank you,

    Johan

    DB:2.83:Virtual Center 1.4:Newbie m1


    You need at least one HOST too!

    VC is only a management console

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.83

    DB:2.83:Will We Able To Install Virtual Machine Without Proper Storage On Host? zf


    Hi....

    If we have a Hyper-v Host with storage for 3 Virtual machines. What if wewantto install 4th Virtual machine on that host without proper storage, will we able to install the VM firstwithout any storage then later will we be able to add additional
    storage for that host and configure thatstoragefor this 4th virtual machine?
    Is it possible!!!

    ThanX

    DB:2.83:Will We Able To Install Virtual Machine Without Proper Storage On Host? zf

    Sorry guys, couldnt reply back, really busy here with hectic schedule. Thanks the issue was resolved.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Cannot Add Esx Hosts To Virtual Center 83



    I have the Virtual Center installed in my laptop. When I attempt to add an ESX host of a customer network to it I receive the error message "Server Agent not responding". I connect to my customer using a VPN.

    There's no firewall blocking the port 902.

    Is there any restriction between Virtual Center and VPN connections ? If not, what would be causing the problem ?

    Thanks in advance.

    DB:2.82:Cannot Add Esx Hosts To Virtual Center 83


    That was exactly what I did. I seems to work only inside the network in this kind of case.

    I'll try a couple of things more.

    Thanks for your efforts.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:The Storage Where The Virtual Hard Disk Is Located Does Not Support Virtual Hard Disk Sharing cj


    Hi,
    I have a single Hyper-V host and a single file server, both running Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM in my lab.
    I`ve configured Constrained Delegation in order to use the new Shared VHDX feature, but I`m getting the following error when trying to add a VHDX-file from the file server to a virtual machine:
    [Window Title]
    Settings
    [Main Instruction]
    Error applying Hard Drive changes
    [Content]
    Failed to add device 'Virtual Hard Disk'.
    The storage where the virtual hard disk is located does not support virtual hard disk sharing.
    Cannot get information for attachment '\\fs01\hyper-v smb storage\shared_disk_1.vhdx'.
    The storage where the virtual hard disk is located does not support virtual hard disk sharing.
    Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this error?

    DB:2.82:The Storage Where The Virtual Hard Disk Is Located Does Not Support Virtual Hard Disk Sharing cj

    Thanks. I`m mainly going to demo Shared VHDX in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V as well as use it for guest clustering in my lab.
    Since this is for lab purposes only, I guess I could configure a single-node Scale Out File Server cluster.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Importing A Host To Virtual Centre cj



    I have created an ESX 3.0 server and various VMs. Am trying to import this host in to my virtual centre. I run through the wizard to add the host, looks ok until the end gives me error message

    "The operation is not supported on the object"

    any ideas

    DB:2.82:Importing A Host To Virtual Centre cj


    Verify you have licensing for the VirtualCetner server, VC agents, and ESX server. On the last two you should have enough to cover all the physical CPUs. Are you using the license server for all your licensing?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Add An Evaluation Esx Host To A Production Vitual Centre p9



    Hi

    We have a production cluster with 4 hosts in a cluster. All the Virtual Center Agent for ESX licenses are used. We want to add two new hosts, decommission 2 of the old hosts and use the licenses for the new ones. For this we installed ESX 3.5 in evaluation mode on 2 servers. When we tryed to add those host to the Virtual Center cluster we get the message "There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation". I tried again deselecting the check box for "Change host license server settings to match VirtualCenter's setting when they are added to inventory" but I get the same message. We don't want to decommission the existing hosts to free the licenses without testing the new ones.

    Is any way we can add the host without buying new licenses ?

    DB:2.82:Add An Evaluation Esx Host To A Production Vitual Centre p9


    Yes, that is what we intend to do. Even so I hoped that there was an easier solution.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.82

    DB:2.82:Virtual Interfaces To Virtual Machine 9p



    I have linux and guest and host how do i add virtual interface ?

    ricky1

    DB:2.82:Virtual Interfaces To Virtual Machine 9p


    Add a virtual ethernet network adapter to your guest VM.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Adjusting The Performanc X And Y Axis ad



    My infrastructure consists of a server farm with two ESX host servers running verson 2.5

    On checking the performance stats of each host, using virtual centre, I observerd that the x and y axis are graduated diffently in each host.

    Where can I do to configure the performance stats on each host so that the graphs are configured the same?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    DB:2.81:Adjusting The Performanc X And Y Axis ad


    I don't believe there is any "out of the box" way to change this. Maybe someone can supply another method.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Cannot Add Domains To Microsoft Admin Centre f7


    Cant Add a Domain to my Windows Admin Centre

    Cant add my domain, www.aitpl.com

    DB:2.81:Cannot Add Domains To Microsoft Admin Centre f7

    Hi,

    We already made some adjustments and you may now use your domain in Windows Live Admin Center. Please check it out.

    Let us know if issue still persists.

    Best regards.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Cannot Add In Host 8s


    We have a W2K8 server that has been happily running Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008 R2 for some time. We've recently installed another server and have put W2K8 R2 on it, and SCE2010.
    I cannot add the W2K8 host into SCE2010 so can't manage any virtual machines on that host from the W2K8 R2 server. And Vice Versa I can't add the W2K8 R2 host into SCVMM 2008 R2 from the W2K8 server.
    What have I missed here, or are you not supposed to be able to do this?
    Thanks

    DB:2.81:Cannot Add In Host 8s

    Hi,
    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as Answered as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios.
    In addition, wed love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems.
    Thanks,Yog Li -- Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:System Center 2012 Vmm, Cant Add A Virtual Machine Host a9


    This is being on a Win 2008r2 host, running as DC (hyperV enabled). On attempts to add the HOST this process fails on setp 1.2 [Install Virtual Machine Manager Agent] with the below error.
    The agent SCVMMService services are running.
    Error (2912)
    An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent on the WinServ.ServDomain.com server: NO_PARAM: NO_PARAM. Cannot perform this operation on built-in accounts (0x8007055B)
    Recommended Action
    Ensure the agent is installed and running. Ensure the WS-Management service is installed and running, then restart the agent.yup

    DB:2.81:System Center 2012 Vmm, Cant Add A Virtual Machine Host a9

    Please check that thread
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/virtualmachingmgrhyperv/thread/ede6687d-9e8c-4496-9ded-e87102b0c994Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.81

    DB:2.81:Cannot Restore Virtual Host: Virtual Host Already Exists In Parallels Plesk Panel 19





    When I try to restore my domain onto my new server i get an error Cannot restore Virtual host: Virtual host already exists in Parallels Plesk Panel. If I delete this domain, then the backups dont show up.

    DB:2.81:Cannot Restore Virtual Host: Virtual Host Already Exists In Parallels Plesk Panel 19




    thats a huge bug!

    Why does a such huge bug exist in plesk?
    So, you back up a domain , but cannot restore it back?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Trying To Add A Host To Vi 2 cs



    when trying toi add a host to my virtual center server i get, failed to install virtualcenter agent service. i have over 150 license available

    thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Cannot Add Citrix Xenserver 6.1 As A Host Server In Scvmm 2012 Sp1 pd


    I have installed SCVMM 2012 SP1 and would like to add a Citrix XenServer 6.1 (with the SCVMM supplemental pack) as a host. When I attempt this task, I get the error message: Citrix XenServer host could not be added becuase the version of the
    hypervisor is not supported by virtual machine manager. Ensure your XenServer hosts are version 6.0. ID: 20555. I was able to add this same host to SCVMM 2012 (not SP1).
    Any thoughts?

    DB:2.80:Cannot Add Citrix Xenserver 6.1 As A Host Server In Scvmm 2012 Sp1 pd

    That TechNet article is unclear and MSFT is aware.
    And Citrix has no support statement for SCVMM 2012 R2.
    Folks can get 6.1 to work - but again, the message is not clear.
    Both sides have been asked to clarify their revision support. I actually suggest that you contact Citrix directly.Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.
    Disclaimer: Attempting change is of your own free will.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Virtual Centre Active System Task Display 3s



    We run two ESX servers (2.5.2) and Virtual Centre 1.3 build 16701 on a Windows 2000 server. We are new to ESX and are currently modelling our production environment. So far we have had no real problems, but yesterday we saw a small glitch with Virtual Centre. We migrated a win2k VM from one host to the other. The Virtual centre active system task display hung at 80% completion. The VM did migrate successfully and we could connect to the machine without any problems. The only way we could get rid of the display in active system tasks was to restart the Virtual Centre service on the win2k server.

    Is there any documentation that details how this actually works, ie where is it getting the information from etc in order to update the display, and what processes are involved. I've got the Virtual Centre user manual but I can't find the relevant information.

    subsequent migrations took place without issue.

    Thanks

    Steve

    DB:2.80:Virtual Centre Active System Task Display 3s


    In the case of VirtualCenter 1.3 and ESX 2.5.2, VC communicates with the ESX servers via an agent which is identified as vmware-serverd on the ESX host. You can view this process by running the command ps -ef |grep vmware-serverd[/b] on the ESX host.

    This agent was formerly called vmware-ccagent in VirtualCenter 1.2 and prior.

    If you are seeing this issue consistently, it may be a good idea to recycle the VirtualCenter agent by right clicking on the ESX host in VirtualCenter, Properties, Advanced, click the Restart button. This may clear up the delays in VirtualCenter for that particular host.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Esxi Integration Into Virtual Center 9f


    I am trying to add a new ESXi server to our Virtual Center. I have it currently set to our Virtual Center host for licensing, and it is pulling 2 ESX CPU licenses just fine. We have a VI Enterprise license, with 20 availble Virtual Center Agent for ESX Server licenses availble.

    When I try to add the host into Virtual Center, it says that there aren't available licenses. I can see on the ESXi host that the Virtual Center Agent server is stopped, though I cannot restart it.

    I have read many posts about needing a license for Virtual Infrastructure Foundation or Enterprise licenses to be able to get the Agent licenses, though we have that.

    Am I missing something here?

    DB:2.80:Esxi Integration Into Virtual Center 9f


    Hopefully the below image loads correctly. There are currently 3 hosts managed through Virtual Center. Yes, added the host ot the license server before hand and that host took two licenses. You will see that that host (virtual3.roc-hsd.local) does not show in the list.

    Also, as a note, we wre granted a new license today from our corporate IS team. We wre increased from 10 total CPUs to 30.

    Message was edited by: twrochester

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Add Info In Existing Virtual Centre Fields During Vm Provisioning d9



    Hi guys

    We have a requirement to input additional information during the provisioning phase of a VM. This info can consist of either "Owner", "Dept" etc, similar to the fields in VC such as "host", "provisioned space", "used space" etc. Could someone perhaps direct me on how to achieve this? How can I bring in certain input parameters that will go to the corresponding field for the info that is needed?

    thank you

    DB:2.80:Add Info In Existing Virtual Centre Fields During Vm Provisioning d9


    You just need to bind the output of your cloning workflow which is the new VM as a VC:VirtualMachine object to your custom field scriptable task and throw it into your VM attribute there.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Locating Vmx Path Of A Vm In Virtualcenter Using Vixcom 7f


    Hello,

    I'm trying to add the ability to power on a VM into my utility.

    The VM is located on an ESX 3.5 host managed by a VI centre/client (2.5)

    I'm using VixCOM 1.6.x

    All the samples in the world that I have been able to locate for a "PowerOn" require a host.Open command that requires the path to a VMX file.

    What if I don't know that path or file name ?

    All I have is a DNS hostname of the VM or perhaps the VM ID from the Virtual Centre SQL Database.

    How can I find out the path to the VMX ?

    Thank you for your help.

    dks99

    DB:2.80:Locating Vmx Path Of A Vm In Virtualcenter Using Vixcom 7f


    VI Toolkit will give lots more functionality against ESX but if all you require is the Power function then : download VMWAREtasks library from codeplex.

    errQ = New Queue(Of String)

    Dim _host As New VMWareVirtualHost
    Try
    Dim _uri As New System.Uri(txtconnString.Text)
    _host.ConnectToVMWareVIServer(_uri, txtUser.Text, txtPass.Text, 30)
    errQ.Enqueue("Connected.")
    'errQ.Enqueue("Retrieving VMs")
    Dim count As Integer = 0
    For Each _vm As VMWareVirtualMachine In _host.RegisteredVirtualMachines
    errQ.Enqueue(_vm.PathName)

    'power op
    _vm.poweron

    count += 1
    Next
    errQ.Enqueue("VM Count: " count.ToString)
    _host.Disconnect()
    Catch ex As Exception
    errQ.Enqueue(ex.Message)
    Finally
    _host.Dispose()
    End Try

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.80

    DB:2.80:Thread: A New Virtual Search Server Cannot Be Created! 1s


    Hello,

    I am getting this error on a server that used to be NW 6.0 sp4 using the

    old quick finder. Since then, I have upgraded to nw 6.5 sp3, and the new

    quickfinder has been giving me this error when I try to add a search index.

    -' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-

    Maximum Number of Virtual Search Servers

    A new virtual search server cannot be created!

    This version of QuickFinder Server can support only a limited number of

    virtual search servers. Contact the QuickFinder Server development team for

    information about obtaining a version of QuickFinder Server that can host

    additional virtual search servers.

    Back to Virtual Search Server List

    -' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-' + '-

    I don\'t know what is happening, possibly some kind of conflict with old

    version that is not running - to my knowledge. Anyone know a way to fix this?

    Thank You,

    Cade

    DB:2.80:Thread: A New Virtual Search Server Cannot Be Created! 1s

    ,

    I had a similar issue and found that this file was corrupted :

    sitelist.properties in sys:\\qfsearch

    There is even a TID that desctibes this.

    - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE

    NSC Volunteer Sysop

    Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

    Novell does not monitor these forums officially.

    Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at

    http://support.novell.com/enhancement

    Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Workstation 6.5.1 Host Virtual Adapter Add Error 0 37


    Info:

    Vmware Workstation Version: 6.5.1 Build=126130

    Error: An error occurred while updating the Virtual Network setting. Error Code: 0

    Host OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1

    Tring to do:

    Tring to add a host virtual adapter to vmnet8, also get the error on other vmnets

    Has anyone seen this problem before?

    DB:2.79:Workstation 6.5.1 Host Virtual Adapter Add Error 0 37


    When i try and install the host adapter, I get a information event in system:

    Source: User-PnP

    Event ID: 20001

    Driver Management concluded the process to install driver FileRepository\netadapter.inf_7ee1e7d4\netadapter.inf for Device Instance ID ROOT\VMWARE\0000 with the following status: 31.

    Log Name: System

    Source: Microsoft-Windows-User-PnP

    Date: 1/9/2009 4:32:46 PM

    Event ID: 20001

    Task Category: None

    Level: Information

    Keywords:

    User: SYSTEM

    Computer: ############

    Description:

    Driver Management concluded the process to install driver FileRepository\netadapter.inf_7ee1e7d4\netadapter.inf for Device Instance ID ROOT\VMWARE\0000 with the following status: 31.

    Event Xml:

    My download is over 30 days

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Backup Configuration Settings Of Virtual Centre kj



    Is there a way tobackup the secuirty settings, resource host and other settings in virtual centre 2.5. we are thinking of rebuilding VC as probs with existing database so was wondering if an easy way to do this or any free apps that do this. Even apps that report all the VC settings. I know veeam reporter does alot though is not free.

    DB:2.79:Backup Configuration Settings Of Virtual Centre kj


    Is there a way tobackup the secuirty settings, resource host and other settings in virtual centre 2.5. we are thinking of rebuilding VC as probs with existing database so was wondering if an easy way to do this or any free apps that do this. Even apps that report all the VC settings. I know veeam reporter does alot though is not free.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Can Not Add Hosts To Vds zp


    Hello,

    i will configure a virtual distributed switch, but i can not add any hosts. i have eight esx server with 3 free NICS, but i cannot add any host. i can't see them to add then now.

    So what is the problem? I can nothing find in the documentation.

    DB:2.79:Can Not Add Hosts To Vds zp


    What license are you using? vDS needs Enterprise plus license for ESX hosts. If you don't have such license, evaluation should also work.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:Upgrade From 4.1 To 5.1 New Database 9c



    Hi All,

    Looking at our upgrade plans from 4.1 to 5.1 and are wanting to start a new database as the one we are currently using has been around for 5 years. What we are hoping to do is to create a new virtual centre server which then connects to a new database. We would then remove each host one by one which would also has virtual machines on it then add it to the new virtual centre server. I believe the host should just ad without any issues along with the VMs.

    I understand we wont have the performance history or VC permissions move over. Then after a couple of days the hosts will be upgraded to 5.1. Anyone have thoughts on this method?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.79

    DB:2.79:How To Add A Virtual Host On Appserver 10g R3? p7


    Hi, where can I found a guide to add a virtual host for 10G R3?

    DB:2.79:How To Add A Virtual Host On Appserver 10g R3? p7

    I guess you ment 10.1.3.X with 10GR3?

    Anyway, just start here and look for virtualhost: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B32110_01/web.1013/b28948/toc.htm

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Scvmm Coexisting With Scdpm ad


    Is it possible to coexist
    System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 with System Centre Data Protection Manager 2010 on the same server?
    System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 on a Win2008R2domain controller?
    System Centre Data Protection Manager 2010 with McAfee Epolicy on the same server?jk

    DB:2.78:Scvmm Coexisting With Scdpm ad

    Hi,
    when I take 'possible' as recommended/supported;
    - SCDPM and another application -- No, server should be dedicated to SCDPM
    - SCVMM and DC -- belongs in another forum
    - SCDPM and AV -- when appropriate excludes are used it usually works (dpmpath and anything below that).
    \R2 This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights

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    DB:2.78:Hardware Virtual Host jj


    Hi all,

    I'm trying to set up a hardware virtual host on my iplanet 4.1 web server on HPUX. But when I access the new virtual host from browser, I still got the old(primary) instance's docroot, what did I miss here?

    What I did was:
    1. create an virtual IP on my unix server (lan0:1 )
    2. add the bind-to-ip for the webserver primary instance
    3. add a hardware virtual host using the IP created in step 1 throung the admin console
    4. restart iplanet.

    PS, how can I install multi SSL cert for each virtual hosts?

    DB:2.78:Hardware Virtual Host jj

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to set up a hardware virtual host on my iplanet 4.1 web server on HPUX. But when I access the new virtual host from browser, I still got the old(primary) instance's docroot, what did I miss here?

    What I did was:
    1. create an virtual IP on my unix server (lan0:1 )
    2. add the bind-to-ip for the webserver primary instance
    3. add a hardware virtual host using the IP created in step 1 throung the admin console
    4. restart iplanet.

    PS, how can I install multi SSL cert for each virtual hosts?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Secure Email From Virtual Centre 1.3 jc



    Is there a way to setup "secure" email from the VC smtp configuration?

    I cannot find where you enter credentials, if you can.

    Thanks

    DB:2.78:Secure Email From Virtual Centre 1.3 jc


    Is there a way to setup "secure" email from the VC smtp configuration?

    I cannot find where you enter credentials, if you can.

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Cannot Access Virtual Centre Server Or Infrastructure Client jm


    I am completely new to VMware and I have inadvertently powered off my virtualized virtual centre server and can no longer access it or the infrastructure client to power it on again.

    The only solution I can think of is to restart the host, as the VC server is set to power on automatically but I am not sure if this will work if it's current state is powered off and there must be a better way of doing this.

    Any help would be gratefully received.

    Thanks

    DB:2.78:Cannot Access Virtual Centre Server Or Infrastructure Client jm

    1) Just connect to your ESX host with the VI Client.

    2) You will need local credentials on the ESX Server either root or another user and su to root.

    3) Power up the VM

    If you found this information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful". Thanks!!!

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    DB:2.78:Urgent Virtual Centre Msde To Sql 2005 ps


    Hi

    I foillowed the post to replace msde with sql 2005 server in virtual centre. However i cannot start the virtual centre server. I attached the database to my 2005 server anc changed the odbc connection. It tested fine but i cannot start the vmware virtual centre server service. I changed the odbc connection back but i cant reattach teh database. P)lease help!!!

    DB:2.78:Urgent Virtual Centre Msde To Sql 2005 ps

    Hi

    I had to change the logon account for the service to domain account as had moved to another service.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Host-Only Virtual Network To Host-Only Virtual Network fz



    hello all

    is there anyway for a vm on one host-only virtual network to talk to a vm on a different host-only virtual network

    regards

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:No Virtual Machine In Broker s9


    I have my RDS Broker role installedon a virtual guest running on a 2008 R2 server with Host Virtualization turned on. I add the host virtualization server to the broker, but it shows0 virtual machines.I have a few personal virtual desktop
    on my host server.
    Thanks for your response.

    DB:2.78:No Virtual Machine In Broker s9


    Hi,
    From your description, I understand that you would add host virtualization to RD Connection Broker, but it shows 0 virtual machines.

    According to the description above, follow these steps to check:

    1.
    Make sure that you have installed Remote Host Virtualization role in host virtualization server.
    Check steps:
    Open Server manager console, click Roles in the left column, click Add Roles in the right panel, then check the Remote Host
    Virtualization role have been installed in Remote desktop service .
    2.
    Open the Remote Desktop Connection Manager in Server manager, then click RD Connection Broker for personal virtual desktop --Configure in the middle of the
    panel.
    3.
    In specify an RD Virtualization Host Server to add the Remote Host Virtualization server. (Enter the NetBIOS name or FQDN)
    4.
    Confirm Changes and click finish.

    It will show the number of virtual machine in RD Connection Manager.

    Technology changes life

    I have the exact same issue, but I managed to get it working once. My RD Connection Broker VM saw the RD Virtualization Host. But now it don't see any more and showing 0 VMs?? :(

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Adding Vmware Virtualcenter Server Fails With Error (2891) Http Status 400: Bad Request j9



    Hi,I get this error when trying to add our VirtualCenter Server to SCVMM 2008 Beta version 2.0.3194.0Installed OS and ApplicationsWindows Server 2008 Std 64bit SP1Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta (2.0.3194.0)Virtual Machine Manager Admin ConsoleSQL 2005 ExpressVMWare EnvironmentWindows Server 2003 Std 32 bit SP2VMWare VirtualCenter V2.5.0 Build 64192Local Firewall disabledNo AntivirusActionTrying to add VMWare VirtualCenter to VMMResultError (2891) in Job logVMM cannot complete the Virtual Server action on the FQDN becuase of the error: The request failed with HTTP status 400: Bad Request. (Unknown error (0x194))SummaryStatus: FailedCommand: Add-VirtualizationResult Name:  (Virtual Centre IP Address)Duration: 00:00:25Owner: Domain\UserAccountProgress: 0% completeCurrent Step: Add virtualization managerDetailsStep 1: Add virtualization managerStep 1.1: Install Virtual Machine Manager agentStep 1.2: Refresh hostChange TrackingHost: Virtual Centre IP addressCPU percentage reserve: 10Disk Space reserve in MB: 100Enable VMRC: TrueHost Username: Domain\UserAccount (Virtual Centre FULL Administrator)Is non-trusted domain host: FalseIs perimeter network host: FalseMaximium disk I/O per second: 10000Memory space in reserver in MB: 256Network percentage reserve: 10Use CA Certificate: FalseVirtual Server Status: UnkownVirtual Server Version: 0.0Virtual Server version status: Up-to-dateVirtualization Platform Scheme: vmwarevc://VMRC port number: 809 (VMWare VirtualCenter port)Troubleshooting
    Able to ping Virtual Centre (VC) from VMM server
    Validated VC account details and verified member of FULL Administrator Role
    Made sure VMM account used (same domain account that has full admin access to VC) is member of Administrator Role
    Turned off local windows 2003 firewall on VC
    Can browse to VC and open web based console from VMM server
    Tried creating a vmmservice.exe.config file as suggested in this link and restarted the VMM service

     
    Any help resolving this problem would be appreciated.Thanks Ollie

    DB:2.78:Adding Vmware Virtualcenter Server Fails With Error (2891) Http Status 400: Bad Request j9

    IF you are using the beta 3194 I of SCVMM 2008 I would not recommend that.  Please use the eval RTM version (Build 3444) that you can download from the web.Also, It looks like you are trying to add VirtualCenter with a domain\useraccount.  If so, I recommend installing this hot fix as there was a known bug with that has been fixed.http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/961983 

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Add Virtual Sound Card To Virtual Machine ss



    Hello, for demonstration purposes a user needs to produce sound from a virtual machine and stream the sound through remote desktop connection and have therefore requested that I should provide a virtual sound card for that very purpose.

    I am pretty sure that this cannot be done without having physical sound cards in the host servers and a software-based solution only is not possible or am I wrong? Also, I suppose you would need to add sound cards to all host servers or there would be problems with the HA functionality?

    DB:2.78:Add Virtual Sound Card To Virtual Machine ss


    It turns out it was indeed possible to redirect the sound to remote desktop for client processing by following the steps at:

    http://www.emware.nl/articles/no-sound-in-esx-esxi-through-rdp.html

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:Powering Down A Virtual Machine And Virtual Centre State m8



    Hi,

    We got a virtual machine that has been powered down by going directly to the host and been shut down but now via the Virtual Centre it says its still running?? Does anyone know what would cause this and how it can be resolved?

    Regards

    Dave

    DB:2.78:Powering Down A Virtual Machine And Virtual Centre State m8


    The ESX box I am seeing the problem is on a ESX2.\*.* box and I dont seem to have that service as a recognised one??

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.78

    DB:2.78:There Are Not Enough Licenses To Perform This Operation 99



    Hiya

    Have redeemed my vmtn licenses and having problems registering the esx server within virtual centre, this worked fine for the demo license!

    Build ESX with a host license

    Guest runs w23r1 with virtual centre and license server, firewall turned off.

    Change ESX to point to the license server.

    Virtual centre points to itself

    Try to register the machine into Virtual Cente and get the above error.

    Anyone else seen this and how do you get round it.

    Thanks

    Simon

    DB:2.78:There Are Not Enough Licenses To Perform This Operation 99


    Hiya

    This is the third day now and still no resolution.

    Filed the problem as a support issued and was told to contact vi hotline.

    Anyone else had the run around?

    Simon