Tag Archives: VMware

Managed Settings question

This post was originally published on this site

I have set a wallpaper (Groups & Settings>All Settings >Devices & Users>Apple>Apple iOS>Managed Settings>Default Wallpaper) for a specific organization group consisting of DEP devices,

However the wallpaper file is incorrect and I have already deployed 50 devices using an OG-specific DEP profile.

My question is, “If I upload a new wallpaper to that DEP profile, will the wallpaper be updated on the previously deployed devices? Or do I need to re-enroll the devices to get the correct wallpaper applied?



Tim W.

Moving VCenter 6.5

This post was originally published on this site

Im running VShere 5.5  Essentials.  I migrated to VSPhere VCEnter 6.5  on the 5.5 host.  I know have my 6.5 host and want to move VCEnter to the 6.5 host.  What is the best way to do this?  Can I just run the installer and have it migrate from the 5.5 host  to 6.5 host.     I have migrated my vm’s to new 6.5 hosts, no just have vcenter 6.5 running on one old 5.5 host.   I guess I could try upgrading vmware on the 5.5 host tp 6.5, but would rather not mess with that.  


Any recommendations?

High CPU Usage while copying file. VMs Crashed

This post was originally published on this site



I have a ESXi 5.1 server running 5 Win Server 2008 VM.

I powered off one of the the VMs to copy the VM files (280GB) to another data storage that I mounted from a NAS to backup purpose.


After ~5hours the Windows Servers have crashed due to high CPU.


On the first attached, It is cleared to see that when it started to copying large files, the CPU usage hit the 100% several times.


On the second attached we can see the cpu usage while the files were being copied. A t the beggining of the chart, there was 3 files being copied. In the middle, there was 2 files and at the end just one file.



Have you ever seen such behavior? Is there any thing I should do to avoid it?

Can you please advise?




Host-Affinity during VM Creation

This post was originally published on this site



We are currently looking into purchasing VCF in a stretched setup to replace our current HCI Solution from another vendor.

A lot of our applications are already redundant and have no need to be stretched over two locations, which seems to be rather easy to setup with Storage Policies, so that is a no issue for us.


Our biggest concern is that there seems to be no good way to properly place VMs in their correct sight without jumping through hops with:


– Creating the VM with the correct Storage Policy

– Add VM manually to VM-Host Group


I really can’t see how it’s acceptable for a product to not have implemented any kind of VM Policy to solve this issue, nor why a VM with PFTT=0 and SiteAffinity is not following the storage placement.


Either I’m dumb and I just can’t find it in all the menus or else this featuring is lacking which is a major issue when looking at the product.


Any tips on our concern and perhaps any upcoming enhancments regarding this?


Kind Regards.

New-SpbmRuleSet missing -Server attribute

This post was originally published on this site

I prefer to set  Connect-VIServer to a variable and -NotDefault then then set the -Server attribute on any Get-* New-* cmdlets. E.G.

$viserver = Connect-VIServer -Server vc1 -Credential $cred -NotDefaultGet-VMHost -Server $viserver

However the New-SpbmRuleSet doesn’t have a -Server attribute but errors if there is not a Default connection set.

Working example but doesn’t limit to a specific vCenter.  Needs extra logic to ensure only one vCenter is in the default varriable.

Connect-VIServer -Server vc1 -Credential $cred New-SpbmRuleSet -AllOfRules $rules

Prefered code but fails with unkown -Server attribute

$viserver = Connect-VIServer -Server vc1 -Credential $cred New-SpbmRuleSet -Server $viserver -AllOfRules $rules

Is there a work-around although this looks like an over-sight in the cmdlet?

Otherwise anyone know how to report a bug / feature request for PowerCli so that I can register an interest in having the -Server attribute added to the New-SpbmRuleSet cmdlet.

Manually set IP in VRA 8.1

This post was originally published on this site

What I am trying to do is to set the IP address of the VM manually so I do not have to use an IP Range. My company has a bluecat IPAM, and I have a powershell script that will get an available ip for the network from bluecat. We do not have the bluecat intetgration for vra and are not purchasing it. In vra 7.6 with vro I used virtualMachineAddOrUpdateProperties to set the IP and it worked fine.


I am now trying to get the same using VRA 8.1, on-prem, with powershell and an ABX. I have a VRA network profile with 1 network and it has 1 IP range in VRA of .5-.10. When I deploy a blueprint and the YAML has assignment:static for my network resource the vm deploys and it obtains 1 of the addresses from the IP Range (example .6) no problem. When I deploy a blueprint and the YAML has assignment:static for my network resource the VM deploys but it keeps it’s original IP (.252).


How do I set a static IP in 8.1? I have an ABX subscribed to compute.provision.pre and compute.provision.post. These both have a place in JSON for addresses.

I use the ABX and inject into addresses, the 1st addres out of my range,



  “tags”: {},

  “target”: “World”,

  “zoneId”: “5ad9740d-6829-4739-8a92-46c297c90ffc”,

  “addresses”: [






Even with this output, if assignment:static is set in YAML, I get an address from the IP range, not the manually specified IP address .11

What am  I doing wrong? It was much easier in 7.6 I must be missing something simple.



Graphics problem after upgrade 15 to 16

This post was originally published on this site

I have several Windows 7 x86 guest machines, running on a Windows 10 x64 host with VMware Workstation 15. Today I decided to give VMware 16 a try. After installing VMware 16, virtual machines are totally unusable, severe graphic issues arise just after power on, all screen components and pixels begin to mess randomly. I hardly achieved to upgrade VMware tools on one of the machines through crazy random clicking on the screen, and after that the VM works perfectly. So is feels like VMware 16 is not compatible with VMware tools 15 Windows 7 graphic driver – but it seems I am the only one on the forum suffering this so it’s obviously not that simple.


I have snapshots so I can go back to the previous state in order to perform any check you can recommend me.


Before upgrade tools:


After upgrade tools:

Anyway To Hide VMWare Fusion From Dock In Unity Mode?

This post was originally published on this site

I like that VMWare Fusion shows an icon in the dock that allows us to launch apps within VMWare when in Unity mode. But it also has the other VMWare Fusion icon in the dock as well. Is there any way of hiding that from the dock? Parallels has an option where when you’re unity mode, only the icon that allows you to access the menu and launch apps is visible in the dock. It would be great if we had this same option unless i’ve missed it somewhere?