Tech Tip - VMware API Data Adapter VM Guest OS Name

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Issue: The current version of the VMware API data adapter gets an incorrect VM Guest Operating System name for some Windows Server types. 

Symptom: VMware guests are showing the Operation System as names like 'windows7Server64Guest' instead of 'Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)'

Fix: Edit the hyp_vmware_api.xml file in the <Data Manager/Capacity Command Center Install Root>\ApacheTomcat\webapps\DM\classes\' folder and find/replace the following text: ".guestId" with ".guestFullName" and save the file.

The next data Load and Migrate will update the OS with the correct name. 

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