Category Archives: VMware

Adding more cores to a VMClient : Feature ‘Hot-Pluggable virtual HW’ is not licensed with this edition

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I am trying to add more cores to a VM client running on  the following HP Server and I am getting the following error:

 

Feature ‘Hot-Pluggable virtual HW’ is not licensed with this edition.

 

What do I need to purchase in order to add more cores?  The server has 1 CPU and 6 cores?

 

Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 1 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)
License Key: H129K-0UL9L-28Y88-XXXX-XXXX
Expires: Never

Product Features:
    Up to 8-way virtual SMP

 

Reconfiguration fails on standalone with vim.fault.NoPermission during registry access

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The relevant fragment of the worker log appears to be as below.  What could this be caused by?  Is there a possible workaround / solution?

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2018-09-13T23:46:00.234+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Starting system reconfiguration …

2018-09-13T23:46:00.234+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Using temp dir C:WINDOWSTEMPvmware-tempvmware-SYSTEMsysReconfig

2018-09-13T23:46:00.281+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] ReconfigurationTransaction: cached guest system volume

2018-09-13T23:46:00.281+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] ReconfigurationTransaction: cached guest system volume

2018-09-13T23:46:00.281+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] LocalPathToGuestSystemFolder: .vstor2-mntapi20-shared-8C73F4D0000010000000000005000000WINDOWS

2018-09-13T23:46:00.281+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] LocalUndoFolder: .vstor2-mntapi20-shared-8C73F4D0000010000000000005000000WINDOWS$Reconfig$

2018-09-13T23:46:00.828+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] [LoadTempHive] Registry hive .vstor2-mntapi20-shared-8C73F4D0000010000000000005000000WINDOWSsystem32configSYSTEM is loaded under the name mntApi233162130830690227

2018-09-13T23:46:02.109+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] [LoadTempHive] Registry hive .vstor2-mntapi20-shared-8C73F4D0000010000000000005000000WINDOWSsystem32configSOFTWARE is loaded under the name mntApi233646505830690227

2018-09-13T23:46:02.109+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Populating predefined expressions …

2018-09-13T23:46:02.109+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Processing user-defined expressions …

2018-09-13T23:46:02.109+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = CurrentControlSetServicesACPIValueName StartValueType 1 dataPattern 0

2018-09-13T23:46:02.109+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = MicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionValueName CurrentTypeValueType 0 dataPattern Multiprocessor.*

2018-09-13T23:46:02.125+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = CurrentControlSetControlCriticalDeviceDatabaseprimary_ide_channelValueName ServiceValueType 0 dataPattern atapi

2018-09-13T23:46:02.125+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Evaluating registry expression, Key = CurrentControlSetControlCriticalDeviceDatabasesecondary_ide_channelValueName ServiceValueType 0 dataPattern atapi

2018-09-13T23:46:02.125+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Applying reconfigurations …

2018-09-13T23:46:02.156+01:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 2 (opening key) saving registry key mntApi233162130830690227ControlSet001Servicesrhelfltr into .vstor2-mntapi20-shared-8C73F4D0000010000000000005000000WINDOWS$Reconfig$mntApi233162130830690227-ControlSet001-Services-rhelfltr-reg

2018-09-13T23:46:02.250+01:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 5 (error restoring key: Access is denied (5)) restoring registry key C:Program FilesVMwareVMware vCenter Converter StandalonedataSKUNKWORKS_FILLER into mntApi233162130830690227ControlSet001Servicesrhelfltr

2018-09-13T23:46:02.250+01:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Reconfiguration failed with: vim.fault.NoPermission

2018-09-13T23:46:02.250+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Rolling back the reconfiguration transaction…

2018-09-13T23:46:02.250+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Deleting pending files…

2018-09-13T23:46:02.250+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Writing the undo log …

2018-09-13T23:46:02.328+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Unloaded hive mntApi233646505830690227

2018-09-13T23:46:02.359+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Unloaded hive mntApi233162130830690227

2018-09-13T23:46:02.359+01:00 info vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Cleaning up temp directory C:WINDOWSTEMPvmware-tempvmware-SYSTEMsysReconfig …

2018-09-13T23:46:02.359+01:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] TaskImpl has failed with MethodFault::Exception: converter.fault.ReconfigurationFault

2018-09-13T23:46:02.359+01:00 error vmware-converter-worker[05116] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Task failed:

ESXi 6.0 U3 installation stuck on enter root password page

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HI while installing custom made ESXi 6.0 image into HP Proliant DL380 Gen 10 server, I am stuck on enter root password page.

 

My logical disk is show at remote section and not on local. I can still choose remote location and pressing enter takes me to set root password.

 

This is where I am stuck, I try to enter password to root section but as soon as I hit seven characters it says password mismatch, even though I have not enter password on confirm password section.

Pressing enter key dose not seem to work here but still can press back (F9) and ESC key.

 

Not sure what the problem is.

 

The custom image consist of ESXi 6.0.0 offline bundle and contains this driver VIB package from HP website found below:

Drivers & Software – HPE Support Center.

Start of VMWARE Workstation Player fails

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Hi.

I have a new Computer (HP Spectre x360 with AMD Ryzon and Windows 10 pro.

If i try to start Vmware Workstation Player 14 i get a error message:

 

Windows 7 Pro Work Vmware Workstation 14 Player

Vmare Player and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible.
Player can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard.

 

I was visit the suggested web site for turn off Device/Credential Guard, but found no answer.
Have anyone a idea, what i can do in this case?

 

The Windows Defender guard is deactivated also Virtualization based security.

Thank you for help.

 

Rob

My laptop Lenovo ThinkPad needs to support Virtualization ASAP

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Greetings all,

 

I seek your prompt support to help me resolve my virtualization issue as my laptop ThinkPad X series apparently doesn’t support the Virtualization.

I badly need my computer to support the virtualization as I will have a training course next week. Please note that I could follow this step: How to enable Virtualization Technology (VT-X) in Lenovo, idea, ThinkPad and ThinkCentre system – sa ; however, it seems that my laptop still doesn’t support it. If you also can provide me with a tool to check or find out whether my laptop supports the virtualization after following the instruction through the abovementioned link or not.

 

This info may be helpful:

 

Processor:”Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz , GenuineIntel”

Windows 10.

 

 

Any ideas to resolve this issue ASAP would be really much appreciated.

 

Best,

AAA

___VMware_Conv_SA___

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Hey there.

 

After i’ve installed Vmware converter all, in my laptop probook 640g2, it blocked because the vmware created user ___VMware_Conv_SA___ and this user conflicted with the HP software security and blocked my bios.

 

Now… when i try to start my laptop, the pasword for user ___VMware_Conv_SA___ is requested.

 

I would like any assistance for know the password of user for unlock my probook bios.

 

Regards

 

Rafael

HPe Gen10 DL360 servers networking failing

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We have 4 new DL360’s GEN10, and we’re having issues with the switch ARP table not following what the servers have going on, and we’re seeing it seems to be mostly on the 10GBC ports.

 

I’ve ran this up with HPE and Aruba(switch) and they’re pointing at the OS (ESXI 6.5) as being the issue.

 

We have ISCSI and its running on the second SFP+ port going into a separate switch with Nimble storage, thats working great. No issues i’m aware of.

 

The VM’s will randomly drop off, and i’m stuck moving them to 1GB ports, or VMotion to another server. The switch will show all 0’s for a mac, and not list a port, but have the IP in the arp table. This seems to be only happening on the VMS on the new environment, and they all came from a 6.0 version of vmware, and we migrated them over. We haven’t had as many problems on the 1GB ports, but a few other people involved have told me we have. This was running from Friday until this morning with no problems, and today at 8 am it died. We moved the servers onto the 1GB and vmotion to another host and seems to be fine. This randomly happens across all the hosts, and we’ve not found anything to be strange, and the ISCSI doesn’t skip a beat.

 

Suggestions?

6.5 shows warning for hardware

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We’re updating our GEN10 HPe servers and we’re getting errors now.

 

I’ve attached a screen shot, but we’re seeing

 

[device] I/O module 1 ALOM_Link_P4

 

 

This wasn’t here until we did the firmware upgrade on the server, and we had nothing but problems with the old firmware dropping connections to VMs, and causing network hell.

 

We obviously don’t want warnings showing up, suggestions?

Adding NIC to HP DL580 Gen9 running ESXi 5.5U3

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Having some troubles with our HP DL580 that I was hoping I could get some suggestions for;

 

When we build our ESXi servers, we set the BIOS settings and Legacy BIOS mode via the profile templates in HP OneView.

We have just finished configuring a HP DL580 Gen9 with our standard build scripts and SPP but were asked to provide an additional, dedicated connection to provide a direct network path for patching.

 

Generally the server is built with 2 x CNE1200 NICs and 2 x LPe12000 HBA. To accommodate the client’s request, we added an additional CNE1200 NIC to the server, ran the SPP again to apply drivers and restarted the server (new total 3 x CNE1200 NICs on DL580 Gen9)

 

When the server comes back online after installing the NIC, we are issued the following error message:

1706-The Extended BIOS Data Area in Server Memory has been Overwritten – Smart Array Interrupt 13h BIOS Cannot Continue – System Halted

 

During some troubleshooting, I noticed that if I revert the server BIOS setting to UEFI mode, it will circumvent this error and it appears that ESXi 5.5U3 loads up properly and I am able to interact with the server in vCenter no problem. We are able to configure and utilize the server properly at this stage but if I try to revert the BIOS settings to Legacy Mode, it will present the 1706-error message again.

 

I was poking around based on some articles I saw online regarding similar errors others have dealt with; and I noticed that the Smart Array Storage Administrator fails to load as well – the screen gets stuck on the ‘loading drivers’ portion of the built-in application.

 

Is there a reason to be using Legacy BIOS in ESXi 5.5U3 if I am able to boot to the OS?

I read that swapping between the 2 was not supported after installation but I have been able to do so without any obvious adverse behaviour in the system

Is there a recommended process/steps I can follow for adding hardware such as NICs to an already running server configuration?

Would a full re-imaging of the server be recommended to have this new hardware function properly?

 

I can try to provide any additional, relevant information in determining the underlying cause should it be required

 

Thanks for any help you guys can offer