Remove VCA critiera for VCAP cerified

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I recently completed by VCP exam and Training. But I have yet to pass VCA exam to get formally VCP certification. I’m VCAP certified and My VCP got expired.

I was going through VCA official certification guide. I feel the knowledge tested for VCAP certificate holder is below par.

I would request certification team to review criteria for VCAP certified guys to renew expired VCP certification

App volumes app stacks idea

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I have an idea on App stacks assignments


let say we have 15 applications in one app stack  and 10 different users need to use 5 applications among 15 applications, now rather than assigning thous 10 user’s to app stack we can give only thous 5 application with in app stack.


simple, my idea is to implement user based assignment for applications in app stack

Applying custom certificate in vSphere 6.5 using Microsoft CA template fails and rolls back

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When applying a certificate using our Microsoft CA (I followed the VMware article/video on how to create a certiifcate template) to our vCenter (Windows) server, it fails and rolls back. The issue I’m getting is the same as the following discussion posted a few months back. However, there’s no fix provided:certificate-manager ‘lstool reregister’ failed: 1 / VCSA Certificate Manager Option 1: Replace Machine SSL certificate with Custom Certificate


The error in the log:


2017-10-19T00:26:19.474Z ERROR certificate-manager Error while replacing Machine SSL Cert, please see C:ProgramDataVMwarevCenterServerlogsvmcacertificate-manager.log for more information.

2017-10-19T00:26:19.474Z ERROR certificate-manager ‘lstool reregister’ failed: 1

2017-10-19T00:26:19.476Z INFO certificate-manager Performing rollback of Machine SSL Cert…


Is there an actual fix to this that can be made available instead of me having to call VMware support?



HP DL380 Gen10 4114 1P and esx 5.1

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I try to install esx 5.1 on a HP DL380 Gen10 4114 1P but my usb device (keyboard and mouse) are not reconized during the installation.


When i check in the compatibility guid my sever is not listed.


I try to download the version 5.1.3 or 5.5 u3b but in not possible:


Vous n’êtes pas autorisé à télécharger ce produit ou ne disposez pas des droits nécessaires.

Vérifiez auprès du superutilisateur, du contact du compte éligible ou de l’administrateur My VMware.


My licences are:

  • vcenter server 5 fondation for vsphere up to 3 hosts (per instance)- vcs5-fnd-c- Quantity 1
  • vspere 5 Std for 1 processor – vs5-std-c – Quantity 2


Could you please give some help?


Thanks a lot

This host does not support virtualizing real mode in vSphere

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I was tried to set up a Virtual Machine with ESXi.

and download this file VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-5969303.x86_64.iso from VMWare


And when I click to start. The system displayed an error and I don’t know how to solve this situation

“This host does not support virtualizing real mode. The Intel “VMX Unrestricted Guest” feature is necessary to run this virtual machine on an Intel processor”


And my PC configuration is

HP Z400 Workstation 103C_53335X (HP 0B4Ch) – Desktop type

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz (4C 2.8GHz/2.93GHz, 2.13GHz IMC, 4x 256kB L2, 8MB L3)

Component: Intel Xeon W3520

12Gb RAM


All attachment files are

– PC’s information (from CPUz). This is attachment file

– Error image that captured from VMWare

2017-10-15 14_43_19-VMware ESXi 6.5 and later - VMware Workstation.png

– CPU information

2017-10-15 14_47_47-CPU-Z.png2017-10-15 14_49_03-CPU-Z.png


Please, help me solve this issue.

hp ML 150 gen 9 Esxi 6.0

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Hi all ,


I am very new here, and I have very basic knowledge in networking .

We got one hp ML 150 gen9 server, on this server we want to have 2 – 3 vm running (server 2012 r2), so we decided to go with VSphere OS 6.0 and I got iso file of same from HP team.
So my concern is from where we can get the free license for the same and can we run 2 vm simultaneously here of Window Server 2012 r2.

Kindly suggest me .




Script to collect from all VM adapters – portgroup (network), VLAN ID, subnet mask, gateway address

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This info is not all in one place, which adds to the complexity. I need to gather from all VM’s info on all adapters portgroup and I need the VLAN ID, the gateway address, and the subnet mask. The reason for this is we want to gather portgroup info about both VLAN and network (subnet and gateway).

new-tagassignment value cannot be null

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Hi everyone,

so I am trying to simply add a tag to a series of machines. I have the tag and a vm name in a CSV. every time I run my script my output says value cannot be null. what am i doing wrong.


thanks in advance for everyone help.


myCSV data example


1,”windows 2016″

1,”windows 2012r2″


my Script

Import-Csv -Path c:usersnameDocumentstags.csv -UseCulture | %{

#setting variable for name from CSV

$name = $_.Name

#setting variable for tag from CSV

$tags = $_.tag

#used to test that the variables are read into memory,



#trying to add VM name and add a tags

Get-VM -Name $name | New-TagAssignment -Tag $tags -Confirm:$false

#a different way of doing it and it did not work either

#New-TagAssignment -Tag $tags -Entity (Get-Inventory -Name $_.Name)

MY Output

New-TagAssignment : 10/3/2017 2:48:30 PM        New-TagAssignment               Value cannot be null.

Parameter name: collection

At C:UsersnameDesktopadd-tags.ps1:6 char:22

+ Get-VM -Name $name | New-TagAssignment -Tag $tags -Confirm:$false

+                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [New-TagAssignment], VimException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Core_BaseCmdlet_UnknownError,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.Tagging.NewTag


Instant clones issues

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We are in the process of building a VDI infrastructure and doing some test on a sandbox one.

We built a connection server, composer server and we have no issue to generate Linked clones.

When it comes to Instant clones I can never have instant clones machines created as it stops after the creation of the original templates. That templates is registered on Ad and after a certain time I get the following error message: Error during provisioning: Initial publish failed: Fault type is UNKNOWN_FAULT_FATAL – After waiting for 600 seconds internal template VM: vm-1657 is still has not finished customization. Giving up!


I read some information on that forum but didn’t find any solution or lead to solve my problem.


Does anyone already had that issue and was able to go around.