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    Hello. I am somewhat new to vROPS. I've created views and reports in the past, but I'm looking for something new. I've been asked to create a View/Report that lists any instances of VMs that are in need of disk consolidation. The screenshot below shows the instance that I am attempting to track/report in vROPS.




    At first, I thought the metric |Virtual Machine | Disk Space Reclaimable | Snapshot Space | Reclaimable Capacity (GB)| with a filter for "not 0" would suffice, but it does not. This simply gives me a list of VMs with snapshots present, not VMs in need of disk consolidation (per the screenshot above).


    My vROPS version is 6.6 (5707161).

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  • 12/21/18--05:15: Vcenter Plugins Failed
  • Всем доброго времени суток! Почему то перестали работать плагины: vcenter hardware status monitor и Vcenter service. Скриншот прилагаю

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    I just updated my host system to Windows Server 2016 and added a new a RAID controller and SSD storage.  I also upgraded to VMWare Workstation Pro 15.  My drives on the host system typically handle file transfers between 700 and 800 MB/s.  However, once a I created a new VM, the disk on the VM is only transferring files at 15 to 20 MB/s.  The disk was created as a SCSI drive, single file, preallocated and set up as a simple volume in the guest OS which is also Windows Server 2016.  I did note the VM CPU usage was maxed out during file transfers so I added two additional cores to the VM which dropped the CPU usage to 75-80 percent but minimal change to the file transfer rate.  The Host CPU usage is running at about 5% during these transfers.


    Yes, VMs have additional overhead and I should not expect the same performance as the host system but this seams to be excessive. Any suggestions?


    I also tried a single SDD as a direct drive for the VM.  Performance did increase to 90 to 100 MB/s but I would rather not utilize this method.

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    I have two, 64-bit Windows 10 Pro VMs running on a Windows 10 Pro host. The host is a Dell Latitude E-6430.

    One of the VMs rolled up just fine, but the other is throwing errors regarding the audio controller. The speaker icon in the system tray is marked with a red X. When clicked, Windows attempts to repair the error and fails. Device Manager does not show an entry for Sound, Video, and Game Controllers like the 'good' VM does, but rather an entry for Other Devices where the Multimedia Audio Controller is shown with a yellow triangle and the device status is listed as Code 28, "The drivers for this device are not installed".


    I've rerun the VMWare tools update; first Repair, then Modify where I removed the device from both Device Manager and VMWare, rebooted, reinstalled, and the condition persists. I've tried manually installing the driver, but that fails with the message "The installation failed because a function driver was not specified for this device instance". References for this type of error harken back to Win XP and Vista days; I've tried what I've seen but nothing has worked so far.


    Can anyone offer any sage advice?


    Kind regards,

    Kenn in Virginia

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    We have found the Vulnerability in ESXi 5.5 server. below are the details.


    The remote service accepts connections encrypted using SSL 2.0 and/or

    SSL 3.0. These versions of SSL are affected by several cryptographic

    flaws, including:


      - An insecure padding scheme with CBC ciphers.


      - Insecure session renegotiation and resumption schemes.


    An attacker can exploit these flaws to conduct man-in-the-middle

    attacks or to decrypt communications between the affected service and



    Although SSL/TLS has a secure means for choosing the highest supported

    version of the protocol (so that these versions will be used only if

    the client or server support nothing better), many web browsers

    implement this in an unsafe way that allows an attacker to downgrade

    a connection (such as in POODLE). Therefore, it is recommended that

    these protocols be disabled entirely.


    NIST has determined that SSL 3.0 is no longer acceptable for secure

    communications. As of the date of enforcement found in PCI DSS v3.1,

    any version of SSL will not meet the PCI SSC's definition of 'strong


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  • 12/18/18--20:25: Can't download esxi 6.5
  • I had a vmware account for years. I know the login and password. I wanted to download esxi 6.5 but couldn't because it "activate" my account. It sends an email to me with a link to activate, where it then rejects my password. There is no password reset offered. I can't contact tech support about this without an account. So...what do I do?

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    Hello there,


    I am wondering if there is a setting will allow my vm(windows server 2012) continue to do automation work on visual studio after disconnected vm session. Every time I disconnect the session, it set the vm to either as a sleep (but its not) or no package sent, so my test will get interfered. I have already done power setting to never off and disable lock screen in local policy setting. Hope this make sense. Thanks

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    To All,


    I would like to use the web tools to create a new vm in ESXi 6.5.0 from an existing vmdk file already in the datastore.  I basically ran the clone on an existing vmdk with the vmkfstools to another directory. 


    I can create it through the desktop vSphere client, through the Create a new virtual machine->"Use an Existing Virtual Disk", but the option or ability seems to be missing from the web client?  Am I missing something?  All I have is the vmdk that I would like to use to create the new VM.


    The three options from the web for creating/registering VM:

    "Create a new virtual machine" -> Does not have the option from an existing vmdk.

    "Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file"->Does not have the option from an existing vmdk.

    "Register an existing virtual machine"->Can't select a VMDK from the data store, needs a vmx file.


    I can always use the desktop app, version 6.0, but it is being depracated.  Any help is appreciated.




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    Dear all;

    I'm having serious issues while installing vcsa 6.7U1. The setup of the SSO always fails.


    Looking at the logs, I've found that service vmware-vmon always fails, crashing.

    In the logs I've got this line:


    VERIFY bora/vim/apps/vMon/src/ServiceManager.cpp:108


    I've already tried to add "::1 localhost.localdom localhost" to the /etc/hosts file, and I don't know what to do...

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    I'm attempting to create my first blueprint in vRA using a template I can see in vSphere, but the template is not showing up when I attempt to add it as a clone template.

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    I have installed the powercli module in powershell using "install-module -name vmware.powercli"; Version along with all the modules:

    Version        Name
    -------        ----  VMware.DeployAutomation  VMware.ImageBuilder VMware.PowerCLI  VMware.Vim VMware.VimAutomation.Cis.Core VMware.VimAutomation.Cloud VMware.VimAutomation.Common VMware.VimAutomation.Core  VMware.VimAutomation.HA  VMware.VimAutomation.HorizonView VMware.VimAutomation.License VMware.VimAutomation.Nsxt VMware.VimAutomation.PCloud VMware.VimAutomation.Sdk VMware.VimAutomation.Srm VMware.VimAutomation.Storage        VMware.VimAutomation.StorageUtility VMware.VimAutomation.Vds VMware.VimAutomation.Vmc VMware.VimAutomation.vROps  VMware.VumAutomation


    When I try to use connect-viserver i get this error:

    PS C:\Users\dbrame> connect-viserver
    connect-viserver : The 'connect-viserver' command was found in the module 'VMware.VimAutomation.Core', but the module
    could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module VMware.VimAutomation.Core'.
    At line:1 char:1
    + connect-viserver
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (connect-viserver:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotAutoloadMatchingModule

    anyone have an idea of what the issue could be.


    This isn't the only command that is not working, but its the main one I need to work. This is on a Windows 10 machine with the latest version of PowerShell. Funny thing is that VMware.PowerCLI module works with PowerShell Core, but not Powershell.

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    So, its been a few months since I've needed to access my ESXI Web Gui.  But I have a support call and need to boot up my test VM so I can work with it.


    But, seems that now with the new browser restrictions, I can no longer open the web gui.


    So, I need to know:


    1) How do I get access ASAP so I can do my work.


    2) Whats the long term fix?  I beleive its ESXI v6.5, but at this point I'm really not sure.


    Any help on the above would be appreciated.


    P.S. - I did try searching, but the search on here didnt give me any results.  Sorry if this has already been asked a billion times.

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    I'm trying to upgrade my vcsa from 6.5U2c ( to 6.7U1 but the pre-upgrade checks always fail.

    The error I get is "Cannot validate target appliance configuration as not enough information from the source appliance can be collected. For more details check out the server logs"


    I have tried deleting the new appliance and restarting the upgrade process and I have found this previous thread but that didn't help in my case.

    This appliance was upgraded previously from 5.5 rather than being a fresh install.


    I have attached the logs which I hope will provide some clues.


    I'm just not sure where to look next

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    When I check for updates or work with specific dialog boxes from VMware Workstation Pro 15, I get this scaling bug that extends the dialog box across my multi-monitor setup:

    I am currently using a 4K monitor (200% scaling) and a 1080p monitor (100% scaling). The setting to automatically fix blurry apps is also disabled:

    I am on the latest Windows 10 1809 update with the latest November cumulative update applied to this system. Whose at fault here? Microsoft? VMware?

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    Does anybody know if it is possible to authenticate with the vRA REST API using a username in the Domain\Username format?  The format username@domain works fine, but Domain\Username generates this as a response:



        "errors": [


                "code": 90135,

                "source": null,

                "message": "Unable to authenticate user Domain\\username in tenant Tenant01.",

                "systemMessage": "90135-Unable to authenticate user Domain\\username in tenant Tenant01.",

                "moreInfoUrl": null





    URL: https://vRAServer/identity/api/tokens

    Method: POST

    JSON Body:



        "username": "Domain\\username",

        "password": "Password",

        "tenant": "Tenant01"



    Note: had to make it a double backslash in the JSON body, to escape the \ character.

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    I need to create a flow to manage physical network interfaces with standard vSwitches.


    I can't find any sample or code to do it with orchestrator (using vro 7.2).


    How can I create a custom script to assign one physical nic to one virtual switch?




    Best regards.

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    I would like to use Unitrend Free on my home lab.

    The problem is that Unitrend dont want to use my white boxes.

    Unitrend config complains that all my ESX have same serial # and it is the case since these are white boxes from Gigabyte and serial # is or blank or something like "This has to be filled by OEM".

    Does anybody already solves that problem ?


    Since I upgraded to 6.7 I have to find a backup solution that :

    - Is not limitated to 2 VM (10 is ok for the lab)

    - Can be sheduled (since I'm not a scheduler myself )

    - May not use an additionnal Windows VM (ressource hungry)

    - May have deduplicated storage (otherwise I still can use HP VSA free as 1 TB is enough for my lab)

    And this is really hard to find. Well, this is just exactly what VDP was providing. Too bad you cant use it anymore even if it dont evolve.


    So far I looked at different solutions to replace VDP but none works for me :

    vm explorer - windows, no sched --> no

    nakivo free - 2 vms --> no

    altaro free - 2 vms --> no

    unitrend free - no white box --> no

    veam backup free - windows, no scheduling --> no


    It's a long way to backup if you wanna rock and roll !

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    hola a  todos


    como comento en el titulo, quisiera ver la forma de que mi servidor virtualizado no se reiniciara con las actualizaciones de windows. ya que pierdo la conexión con unos equipo que tienen que estar 24/7 levantados.

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  • 12/15/18--14:43: OVA Size Discrepency
  • I have several OVAs that I built and they all are exporting as larger OVAs than the total storage the take up (details below). I initially exported them with multiple snapshots, and when I deleted those I thought that would definitely clear things up. Nope. Same export size. Some of them are running in ESXi 6.7 while others are running in 6.5 U2, if that matters. I'm using the OVF Tool to export them as the GUI absolutely never works properly.


    For example:

    VM1: 5.61GB vmdk file, 8.52GB exported OVA

    VM2: 4GB vmdk  file, 7.96GB exported OVA

    VM3: 4.01GB vmdk file, 8.12GB exported OVA


    In each case, I'm getting the vmdk file size from the datastore browser, and there is only one file in any of them over 1MB and it is the vmdk I listed above. I don't expect the final file to have a little bloat, but not several gigabytes worth.

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    I am trying to create windows vm for esxi. I have created three files with the following extensions (vmdk, mf & ovf). My question is how to convert all three files into a single ova using the latest ovftool?


    Moderator note: Discussion moved from Community Warrior Program to ESXi

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