Step to Reset VMware vSphere ESXi Host Root Account Password using Host Profile

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.

Host Profile is not compliant with password difference
Host Profile is not compliant with password difference

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[Solved] vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2 Installation Failed or Service cannot Start

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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[Solved] VMware View Composer update failed with error “database cannot be found or a connection cannot be established”

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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[Solved] Guest OS Customization will fail for Ubuntu 18.04 Server LiveCD

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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[Solved] Pool provisioning fails after upgrade VMware Horizon 7 version 7.5.x

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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[Solved] vRealize Automation 7.x Installation Validation failed for “Retry All IaaS” operation

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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[Solved] ESX Agent Manager Service fails to start after VMware vCenter Server Appliance reboot

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.

ESX Agent Manager Service fails to start after VMware vCenter Server Appliance reboot
ESX Agent Manager Service fails to start after VMware vCenter Server Appliance reboot

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Extended VMDK on VMware vSAN 6.6 and later Report In-guest Data Inconsistency

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.

Extended VMDK on VMware vSAN 6.6 and later Report In-guest Data Inconsistency
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[Solved] Windows System Timeout Error Event 7011, Service control manager, while waiting response from VMtools

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.

Windows Event Error 7011 timeout while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service
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[Solved] How to Fix VMware vCenter Converter Standalone show SSL Exception Error 14077102 SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO unsupported protocol

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

VMware vCenter Converter error
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How to Install Windows 10 Technical Preview with VMware Player

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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