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Creating Linked Clones in vSphere/vCenter w/ PowerCLI

I'm fairly new to enterprise IT: We have a 'mini cloud' server at work that everyone uses for 'training.' We have 3 host machines with multi SSD/HDDs (on the hosts and on other hardware) which we ...
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Uploading vCenter appliance to ESX server

I have a vCenter appliance running in VMware Fusion. I want to upload it to an ESX host. I tried uploading directly from the Fusion GUI and exporting to OVA and uploading to the ESX host. In both ...
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Virtual machines hard disks sizes can be larger than the available datastore capacity?

I am quite new in VMWare VCenter Lab Manager. Can it be that the total summary of a Virtual Machines hard disk sizes are larger then the capacity of the datastore? For example I would like to have a ...
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the host proxy switch associated to no longer exists in vcenter

I had an issue on my mgmt server and had to reinstall vcenter 5.1. Now the vsphere distributed switch is missing on my vcenter, however I can see them on my hosts... Question: Is it possible to ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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vCenter Converter - migrate P2V without dedicated boot partition

I'm looking to migrate a physical machine to my ESXi cluster with vCenter Converter but actually I got this following error : There is no '/boot' directory mounted on the source machine. It is ...
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Where to add a new sudoer in vCenter?

Currently, in vCenter, I clone new VMs using an Ubuntu 14.04 template and a SimpleLinux customization spec. I now need to add a new user (newuser) and configure it to be a sudoer in /etc/sudoers like ...
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Accessing vCenter Server from Internet (remote network)

I have this topology: And I would like to be able to give my users access to the vCenter Server through the Internet (I will use VPN here, but security is not the main concern here, at least not ...
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PowerCLI without vCenter

I am new to VMWARE PowerCLI, but I am looking to take a serious dive into it. Looking to just set up new hosts and VLANs on a single server running ESXi. Can this be done using powercli or esxcli - ...
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Virtualize an old MS-DOS machine to VMWare

There is a very old workstation at a power plant running an MS-DOS system based HMI, I need to recover this and I believe the best way is to create a virtual machine from the old physical machine. ...
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Creation of Virtual Machine with VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone fails

I'm trying to convert my physical system to vm. And i'm trying to use VMware vCenter Converter. I was trying to follow the instrustions on this article: ...
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Can someone explain what is the difference VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere to me?

We are currently looking to implement a Geo Spatial Infrastructure (see below) that will include a number of servers and we are planning to run each server on a different virtual machine. At the very ...
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P2V fails on Windows 7 machine with vmware vCenter Converter

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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Performance data is currently not available in vcenter 5.0

Performance data is currently not available in vcenter 5.0. So I verified the existence of jobs and removed them: Open SQL Management Studio using a Sysadmin account (typically SA or ...
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Installing CentOS on VMware vCenter VM from remote console

I have a VM on my school's VMware vSphere server and I need to install CentOS on it, the disc is already in it but I can't install it 'cause the console doesn't work without VMware Tools (I can't ...
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Creation of Virtual Machine fails using 'VMWare vCenter Convertor Standalone'

I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition. The ...
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How to transfer virtual machines from VMware Fusion to vSphere?

I have a virtual machine built by using VMware Fusion v2.0 on OS X and I would like to move it to a VMware vSphere server (version unknown). What would be the best way to do this? From what I found ...
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“An unexplained error ocurred” when connecting on ISO cd

While using vSphere vCenter client, I try to connect to a local or network ISO cd and I get "an unexplained error ocurred". If I connect directly to the ESXi host I can use the ISO image. So the ...
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Customizing Redhat Enterprise Linux Guests

What is required to clone and customize a RHEL guest. I need to duplicate a RHEL guest into 20 separate unique guests, on a ongoing basis. Who is this done, is there some Open Source Perl scripts that ...