ESXi host root password does not work from SSH or console due to locked account or expired password. This article will help to reset new root password for ESXi host root account using Host profile without reinstalling the host.
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2 installation failed with error “Could not start service” or related service (vCenter Converter Agent, vCenter Converter Server or vCenter Converter Worker service) cannot start on Windows Server 2008 R2 or later. Additionally, Event ID 7009 can be get in Windows event viewer with content
A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service to connect. This issue caused by Service Control Manager generates an event if a service does not respond within the defined timeout period (the default timeout period is 30000 milliseconds). Follow below steps to change the service timeout period.
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Follow below steps to resolve error “The database cannot be found or a connection cannot be established. Check the DSN name to ensure that it is correctly entered” when upgrading VMware View Composer 6.2.3 or later failed due to incompatible Microsoft .Net Framework.
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Follow below steps to increase the size and number of Management agent (hostd), VirtualCenter Agent Service (vpxa) and VirtualCenter (vpxd) logs for VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESX/ESXi in order to save additional data for troubleshooting purposes.
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Guest OS Customization for Ubuntu 18.04 Server LiveCD will fail due to conflict between cloud-init and VMware guest OS customization or systemd services execution sequence on booting virtual machine. Follow below workaround on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 to set cloud-init or perl scripts as the customization engine when customize guestOS for Ubuntu 18.04 Server LiveCD.
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Pool provisioning operations are not initiated after doing view upgrade for VMware Horizon 7 version 7.5.x due to the stale jars left behind after upgrade. We see the error messages
Pool Info currently inconsistent, skipping determineActions for pool in CS logs at
C:\ProgramData\VMware\VDM\logs. Execute below steps on the brokers one at a time and repeat the steps for the other brokers in the cluster.
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Initial installation of vRealize Automation 7.x fails with
Validation failed status for
Retry All IaaS operation results in an message in the Description field that is similar to:
An item with the same key has already been added. Follow below workaround to clear the system of this message.
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ESX Agent Manager (EAM) Service fails to start after VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) reboot or recovering from 100% storage utilization issue.
EAM MOB web interface unable to access as well. Before EAM starts,
eam.properties file is getting updated using
cis.utils.replace_properties_in_file. This rewrites the eam.properties file which causes a loss of the data inside the file or eam.properties getting removed during start of the EAM service in an environment without any disk space.
Follow below steps to recover EAM service on VCSA 6.0 by manually replacing eam.properties file.
Problem: VDI machine’s view desktops is shown unknown or provisioned missing state on Horizon View administrators of VMware Horizon 7 version 7.4.x.
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Problem: VMware announced potential in-guest data inconsistency issue happen at virtual machine disks (VMDKs) that has been extended while running on VMware vSAN 6.6, 6.7 and later storage which ships with ESXi 6.5.0d and later including vSAN 6.6 (vSphere 6.5 EP2), vSAN 6.6.1 (vSphere 6.5U1), vSAN 6.6.1U2 (vSphere 6.5U2) and vSAN 6.7.
Below are the list of log file path location for various VMware product including Connection Server, Security Server View Agent, View Client, View Composer.
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Problem: Windows System Error Event 7011, Service control manager “A timeout (30000 milisecond) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service.” This timeout event error only happen on windows VM with 8.6.5 version of VMWare tools. Basically this is not an application or service specific but a generic windows error and it can occur with other services too.
Problem: How can I send keystrokes or perform functions that know from Windows PC keyboards when using VMware Fusion virtual machines?
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Problem: When VMware vCenter Converter Standalone tries to connect the source vCenter (5.5), after enter the Destination System details and click ‘Next’, an error show:
A general system error occurred: SSL Exception: error:14077102:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:unsupported protocol
For those who wish to test the new Windows 10 Technical Preview within a virtual machine, there are a number of virtual machine programs for you to choose from. One popular program is VMWare Player, the free alternative to VMWare Workstation, which allows you to install operating systems virtually.
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