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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Installing ESXi 5.0 in VMware Fusion

In case you didn't see it, we just posted a new how-to video over on our KBTV channel titled Installing VMware ESXi 5 in VMware Fusion.

With Fusion 4, it is possible to install ESXi 5 as a virtual machine. While not meant for production environments, this is beneficial if you would like to create a mobile testing environment or if you don't have the physical hardware to dedicate and would like to study to become a VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Once you have downloaded the ESXi ISO image from the download centre, head over to the following KB for the installation steps:  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2009580

Please note the additional information section of the KB if you plan on running 64 bit guest operating systems in your ESXi virtual machine.

Installing VMware ESXi 5 in VMware Fusion

A brand new video for all of you Mac OS X fans!

In this video we discuss and demonstrate how to install the VMware vSphere 5 ESXi hypervisor as a guest operating system inside of a virtual machine running on the VMware Fusion 4.x virtualization platform for Mac OS X. That's a mouthful! Read again if confused 🙂

Be sure to check out VMware Knowledge Base article Installing ESXi 5.0 in VMware Fusion (2009580) for additional information and instructions.

 

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/26/11

Apache Tomcat
Server fails with the error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space (2009352)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

Socialcast
Socialcast Mobile Apps FAQ (2008689)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware ESX
Powering on virtual machine on an NFS server fails with the error: Unable to retrieve the current working directory (1006539)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Security Audit account issues after an ESX install (1025565)
Date Published: 11/24/2011
ESX host fails with Lost Heartbeat purple diagnostic screen mentioning VmkDev: 3102: Can't find serial# (2009232)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Missing VIB files for the be2iscsi CNA driver causes adapter errors (2009649)
Date Published: 11/23/2011
An ESX 4.x host fails to boot with this message: MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connect to IO-APIC error on ESX host boot (2009763)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 4 and ESX 4.0 Patch Release ESX400-201110001/ESXi400-201110001 use the same VMware Tools OSP repository. (2009863)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware ESXi
User defined xml firewall configurations are not persistent across ESXi host reboots (2007381)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Downloading, licensing, and enabling the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (2009895)
Date Published: 11/22/2011
Cannot vMotion a virtual machine from an ESX/ESXi 4.1 host to an ESXi 5.0 host (2009718)
Date Published: 11/23/2011
VMware Datarecovery (VDR) backup fails with error "Trouble reading files, error -3943 ( open failed)" (2009673)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware Fusion
Upgrading from VMware Fusion 4.1.0 and unsupported versions of Mac OS X (2009990)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware Horizon Application Manager Connector
Horizon Connector does not support Active Directory binary attribute values (2009688)
Date Published: 11/22/2011

VMware Service Manager
Custom fields are not tranferred when using Copy and Paste functionality (2009739)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Default number of database connections in vCenter Server 4.1 (2004716)
Date Published: 11/24/2011
Powering on a virtual machine fails after a storage outage with the error: could not open/create change tracking file (2009244)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat
Disabling the vCenter Server Heartbeat Plug-in on vCenter Server (2009852)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Updating the vCenter Server Heartbeat configuration after changing the domain administrator password (2009856)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
Setup Completion shortcut is missing on the secondary server after the restore (2009859)
Date Published: 11/21/2011
vCenter Server Heartbeat Web Service logs consume excessive disk space (2009860)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Protecting a virtual machine machine using Site Recovery Manager fails with the error: unable to find place holder datastore for the host (2007955)
Date Published: 11/21/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Uploading an ESX upgrade bundle to vCenter Update Manager 5.0 fails with the error: Cannot upload file, because it is an invalid package (2009812)
Date Published: 11/23/2011

 

Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion 4

Greetings!

Today we have a new video which I am sure will be of interest to anyone who has a Macbook Pro, iMac or another Apple product with Mac OS X 10.6.7 running on it and who wants to run some Windows applications on it with VMware Fusion 4.

In this video we will discuss and demonstrate the process of downloading and installing VMware Fusion 4.

Before getting started though, you should first ensure that your host system meets the minimum system requirements as defined in the Getting Started with VMware Fusion guide. It's well worth checking if you want to avoid the possible headaches of trying to uninstall a failed install.

For older versions of VMware Fusion, we suggest viewing Downloading and Installing VMware Fusion.

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/19/11

Apache HTTP Server
Logging user defined cookies with Apache 2.0 and the usertrack module (2008211)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Checking the modules that are compiled into Apache HTTP Server and vFabric Enterprise Server (2009272)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Installing mod_fcgid on Apache HTTP Server 2.0.x configurations under Linux/Unix (2009475)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

Apache Tomcat
Setting up Tomcat in the Windows platform for monitoring by jconsole or jvisualvm (2008410)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Enabling garbage collection logging with Tomcat on a Linux/UNIX platform (2009621)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Enabling garbage collection logging with Tomcat on Windows platform (2009563)
Date Published: 11/16/2011

Datacenter
Script error when downloading objects with file type .tar.gz (2009654)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

Shavlik NetChk Protect
Port requirements for Shavlik NetChk Protect (2007451)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

SpringSource Tool Suite
SpringSource Tool Suite support for UML Class Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams (2007017)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

Virtual Disk Development Kit
Backing up and restoring virtual machine templates using VMware APIs (2009395)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware Capacity Planner
Verifying the inventory data in VMware Capacity Planner (2007127)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware ESX
VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-Update04: VMware ESX 4.0 Complete Update 4 (2006233)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Binding VMkernel ports to the Software iSCSI Initiator fails with the error: Failed to add nic (2006627)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
vMotion fails with the error: Migration to host <> failed with error Out of memory (195887124) (2007083)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
An ESX/ESXi 4.1 U2 host with vShield Endpoint 1.0 installed fails with a purple diagnostic screen mentioning VFileFilterReconnectWork (2009452)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Storage vMotion fails with the error: Storage vMotion failed to copy one or more of the VM's disks (2009623)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201111201-SG: Updates VMkernel, VMX, Hostd, and Apps (2006227)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
vSphere Client reports the error: Culture 'en' is a neutral culture. It cannot be used in formatting and parsing and therefore cannot be set as the thread's current culture. (2007492)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
ESX/ESXi messages log entry: storageRM: Storage I/O Control: connection with vobd failed, error code: -1 errno: 2 (2004523)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
HP G7 ProLiant BL465c running ESX/ESXi 4.x fails when performing a reboot (2009480)
Date Published: 11/16/2011

VMware ESXi
Storage vMotion to thin disk does not reclaim null blocks (2004155)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111202-UG: Updates vSphere Client (2006232)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111203-UG: Updates VMware Tools (2007881)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Installing ESXi 5.0 in VMware Fusion (2009580)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch ESXi400-Update04: VMware ESXi 4.0 Complete Update 4 (2006234)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Setting up Serial Logging for Linux/UNIX virtual machines (2009269)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201111201-UG: Updates Firmware (2006231)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
XML Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses (2007557)
Date Published: 11/19/2011
Storage device performance deteriorated (2007236)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Holes found in BIOS reported IOAPIC listing (2008091)
Date Published: 11/19/2011
High latency vMotion networks  (2008096)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Permanently lost storage device is detected by ESXi (2009209)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Permanently lost storage device is available for use (2009287)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Storage device holding a datastore is permanently lost (2009301)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Storage device is permanently lost with no open connections (2009306)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware Fusion
Fusion 3.x does not support 3D acceleration on Nvidia 7300 graphics cards (2005097)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Java in a Windows 7 guest in Fusion 3.x freezes Mac hosts with ATI Radeon X1X00 graphics cards (2005586)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Migration Agent fails after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (2008225)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
USB device connected to a Windows virtual machine gets disconnected if the virtual machine enters the sleep mode (2009508)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Troubleshooting graphics issues in Fusion (2009565)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
NAT networking fails after a Fusion upgrade (2009642)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
New licensing prompt for Mac OS X virtual machines in VMware Fusion 4.1 (2009714)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Upgrading VMware Fusion 4.0 fails with error: The operation can't be completed (2009730)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Assigning a primary lookup key to a virtual machine for deployment (2005460)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Starting or resuming a virtual machine when launching Fusion 4 (2009717)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware Service Manager
Capturing a trace log with DebugView for VMware Service Manager (2003526)
Date Published: 11/17/2011
Missing ENTITY_TYPE parameter from SENDPAGERIA and SENDEMAILIA in VMware Service Manager 9.0 (1038388)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
Square bracket in the subject field of the Service Manager email is recognised as a database field (2008861)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Application Event log of Service Manager reports the log spew: ERROR: (Infra.Services.Messaging) Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown. (2009453)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Closure Rules based on Log group fail if the call is logged in the portal by a customer only user (2009689)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Collections of vCenter data fail with error: The term <PowerShell script> is not recognized (2008500)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
The <Date Detected> variable for vCenter Configuration Manager Alerts is in GMT (2008668)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Clicking the ellipses in the vCM Unix Bulleting slider reports this error: The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'ecm.sysdat_patch_lst_pls_xref', database 'VCM', schema 'dbo' (2009356)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
The DHCP Servers Scope Definitions report returns no data (2009175)
Date Published: 11/14/2011  

VMware vCenter Orchestrator
VMware vCenter Orchestrator (VCO) times out with the error: Timeout, unable to get property 'name' (2007423)
Date Published: 11/18/2011
vCenter Orchestrator VIX plugin fails when running the Set VIX configuration defaults workflow (2009507)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Interacting with the vCenter Server Appliance embedded IBM DB2 database (2004506)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Settings that use non-ASCII characters do not display correctly after you customize Windows XP and Windows Server 2003  (2004736)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Why a virtual machine CPU maximum limit in a standalone host can differ from the host in a DRS cluster (2009408)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Cluster level performance graphs show the most recent value as 0 (2009550)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
After installing the intermediate certificate chain in vCenter Server, vSphere Client reports that the certificate is untrusted (2009313)
Date Published: 11/14/2011
Storage device performance improved (2007237)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Storage device becomes permanently lost while SCSI reservation is held by ESXi (2009302)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCenter Update Manager
Directory traversal vulnerability in the Jetty Web server that is embedded in earlier Update Manager 4.x versions (2001146)
Date Published: 11/18/2011

VMware vCloud Connector
Copying to a VMware vCloud Director cloud fails with an UnknownHostException (2009285)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Preferred and Alternate DNS addresses must be manually set on VMware vCloud Connector Node when deploying in VMware vCloud Director (2009293)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Using the console "Blue Screen" to do network configuration in vCloud Connector 1.5 (2008281)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
vCloud Connector UI does not show up in vSphere Client as a plug-in  (2009277)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Copying the same virtual machine, vApp, or template multiple times to the same destination fails after the first copy completes (2009279)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Proxies that require usename/passwords are not supported in VMware vCloud Connector 1.5 (2009281)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Cannot delete previous VMware vCloud Connector Server from vcloud.vmware.com after registering a new Server (2009289)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Guest customization must be manually enabled when deploying a VMware vCloud Connector Node to VMware vCloud Director 1.5 (2009292)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Copying a set of items from one cloud to another using VMware vCloud Connector fails due to the exception: Error obtaining lease (2009363)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Enabling centralized logging of vCloud Director cell logs (2004519)
Date Published: 11/14/2011

VMware vFabric RabbitMQ
VMware vFabric RabbitMQ clients cannot connect to vFabric RabbitMQ server (2004788)
Date Published: 11/15/2011

VMware View Manager
Cannot configure the View Persona repository to the user's home directory in Active Directory (2007219)
Date Published: 11/16/2011
Connecting to the View infrastructure using a View 5.0 client reports the warning: VMware View cannot verify the identity of the server you have contacted (2009311)
Date Published: 11/15/2011
Windows servers that run View Connection Server require a Microsoft ADAM and AD LDS security patch.  (2009578)
Date Published: 11/14/2011

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Unable to select ESXi host during VSA Cluster Installation (2005092)
Date Published: 11/17/2011

 

Some VMware Fusion 4.1 Upgrade Tips

Vmware-fusion-4As you may have heard, Fusion 4.1 has been released. This update contains many bug fixes and some new features too. For a full list of new features, please see the VMware Fusion Blog. Details of fixes included in this release can be found in the Fusion 4.1 release notes.

Now, a few words about some common questions our customers are asking.

1) VMware Fusion 4.1 is a free upgrade for all Fusion 4.x users. When launching Fusion, you will see a popup notification indicating that there is an update available. Click the Upgrade Now button to start the process and it should complete as expected. If you choose to download the Fusion 4.1 .DMG directly and then upgrade, you may experience an error saying “The operation can’t be completed”. This can be avoided by moving the existing Fusion application from your Applications folder into the Trash before attempting to upgrade, as detailed in Upgrading VMware Fusion 4.0 fails with error: The operation can’t be completed (2009730).

2) Once the Fusion update has completed, please ensure you upgrade VMware Tools in your virtual machine. For  complete instructions on upgrading Tools, please refer to Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows (1003417).
 
3) If you have had issues with your Wacom tablet with Fusion 4, you should be particularly interested in this upgrade as this issue has been addressed. If you applied the workaround provided in Wacom tablets do not work properly after upgrading to Fusion 4 (2007106) previously, you will need to remove the workaround when upgrading to Fusion 4.1. This can be done by performing the steps in the KB article and removing the entry previously added to the configuration file. In other words, Fusion 4.1 does not need this work around, so you need to undo it.

If you are interested in trying Fusion 4.1, you can download a free 30 day trial here.

Getting Started with vSphere 5: vCenter Server 5 Basic Installation

It's been a few weeks since we uploaded our last video but we are happy to announce that we have just uploaded a new vSphere 5 related video for your viewing pleasure.

This video shows you how to install VMware vSphere 5 vCenter Server in its basic configuration. vCenter Server 5 is a part of vSphere 5 product family and is used to offer system administrators a centralized management solution for remotely managing ESX Servers.

Additional documentation for the VMware vSphere 5 product is available at:

 

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/12/11

Shavlik NetChk Protect
Troubleshooting Shavlik NetChk Protect patch scan error messages (2007383)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

Socialcast
User management in Socialcast On Premise deployments (2008832)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

Socialcast On Premise
Accessing the Command Line Interface (CLI) in the Socialcast On Premise appliance (2008758)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Performing the first login to a Socialcast On Premise appliance (2008824)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Managing processes in the Socialcast On Premise appliance (2008833)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

Spring Framework
Listener defined in DefaultMessageListener is not scaling even when a taskExecutor is defined (2007016)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Spring Framework component scanning, autowiring, and annotations (2005445)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

VMware Data Recovery
VMware Data Recovery backup jobs fail with the error: error -3961 (cannot disable Storage VMotion) (2009333)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
New features of VMware Data Recovery 2.0 (2009451)
Date Published: 11/11/2011

VMware ESX
Cloning or migrating virtual machine files fail with the error: Error caused by file (2009097)
Date Published: 11/11/2011

VMware ESXi
Virtual machine performance degrades while being vMotioned (2007595)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Preparing an ESXi 5.0 host fails with the error: Cannot PUT a file (2009325)
Date Published: 11/9/2011
Unable to remove locked snapshots (1019849)

Date Published: 11/8/2011
vMotion fails with the error: The migration was cancelled because the amount of changing memory for the VM was greater than the available network bandwidth, meaning the migration was not making forward progress. (2009135)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Cannot view the realtime Performance Overview charts after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0 (2009291)

Date Published: 11/10/2011
ESX hosts randomly drops/reconnects iSCSI connection for a LUN(s) to an Equallogic array (2004432)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Not enough ports on the virtual switch to complete the operation (2008095)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Incorrect NIC failback occurs when an unused uplink is present (2008144)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
vSphere5 Storage vMotion does not rename virtual machine files on completing migration (2008877)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Thin-provisioned storage devices met soft threshold (2008927)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Invalid interrupt routing information reported for PCI device (2008995)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Collecting performance data for ESXi5.0 hosts via the vSphere5 client (2009124)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
ESXi host fails to detach a storage device (2009204)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Invalid parameters for disk queue full throttling (2009211)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
ESXi host agent started (2009312)
Date Published: 11/9/2011
ESXi host agent stopped (2009314)
Date Published: 11/9/2011
iSCSI targets are permanently removed from ESXi (2009382)
Date Published: 11/10/2011

VMware Fusion
Cannot license VMware Fusion 4 due to grayed out license box or invalid license key error (2007749)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

VMware Service Manager
Creating a link from the Customer Portal Screen to a Knowledge Bank (KB) Article in a new window (2008937)
Date Published: 11/12/2011
Create Request task reverts back to Unspecified (2008945)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Closure Tasks do not populate the Implementation Profile or State to the parent Request (2008958)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Searching for a service in Service Manager returns duplicate results when CMDB Item Security by Type is enabled (2009223)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Changing the MMA URL in the Service Manager system generated emails to a DNS alias or IP address (2009329)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Configuring Active Directory integration of user accounts in VMware Service Manager 9.0 (2005476)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Closing an incident fails in VMware Service Manager 9.9 (2007438)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
The Forward To field in the Service Catalog appears even though the template is configured to forward to a group (2008794)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Resolution Rules for Organizations using 'Starts With' do not match existing Organizations correctly (2008853)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Microsoft Office documents saved with a .docx extension are not indexed by VMware Service Manager 9.0 (2009180)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
vCenter Configuration Manger baseline process fails when running the patch assessment (2008590)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
VCM UNIX patching data age does not accurately reflect the last assessment date (2008757)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system provisioning fails with a disk partitioning error (2008759)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Discovery rules ignore Exclude Disabled Objects (2008760)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system provisioning fails with a disk partitioning error for RHEL 6 with grow option (2008761)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
When provisioning Windows 2008 R2 machines, the retail key is not applied on the deployed nodes (2008765)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Installing Windows operating system by using OS Provisioning fail if the python.exe command prompt is closed (2008769)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
The vCenter Configuration Manager Transport Layer Security Implementation Guide incorrectly specifies that the enterprise certificate needs to be bundled with the UNIX/Linux Agents (2008770)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Standalone Foundation Checker fails if SQL Server 2008 SP1 is installed (2008771)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
After a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system is installed using OS Provisioning, the firewall is disabled (2008772)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Software Provisioning package size limitation (2009002)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

VMware vCenter Protect Essentials
Deciphering VMware vCenter Protect Deployment Tracker status notes (2009375)
Date Published: 11/11/2011

VMware vCenter Server
vCenter Service Status reports the error: service initialization failed (2004734)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Resource pool or virtual machine vCPU and memory usage are over the set limit (2007932)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Multiple network entries in vCenter Server after migrating from virtual switch to a virtual distributed switch (2008231)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Permissions set on a datastore cluster are lost after vCenter Server is restarted (2008326)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Restoring the default vCenter Server alarms (2009166)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Configuring the IPMI/iLO setting for power management fails with the error: A specified parameter was not correct (2009169)
Date Published: 11/10/2011

VMware vCenter Server
Host gets disconnected from vCenter Server (2005489)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Provisioning a template across different ESX/ESXi clusters in vCenter Server results in the error: Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet0  (2008994)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Cannot update the network configuration in vCenter Server (2009227)
Date Published: 11/9/2011
Incorrect plugin type for SCSI device allocation (2008928)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Customizing a Windows virtual machine fails during the clone or deployment process (2009315)
Date Published: 11/11/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
vSphere Replication Management Server connection fails with the error: Unexpected status code:404 (2007463)
Date Published: 11/7/2011

VMware vCloud Director
Installing or upgrading to vCloud Director 1.5 fails in the RHEL 5 Update 7 operating system (2007405)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
LDAP is configured, but group based authentication fails in vCloud Director 1.0.1 (2009317)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Upgrading to vCloud Director 1.5 fails with the error: Error executing SQL statement: "INSERT INTO role_right (role_id, right_id) VALUES (102, 210)" (2008999)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server
Does VMware modify the original source code when repackaging into VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server? (2008469)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Mitigating CVE-2011-3389 (BEAST) (2008784)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Apache HTTP Server does not show files larger than 2GB in the directory listings (2009116)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Renaming a vFabric Enterprise Ready Server instance (2009377)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Vulnerabilities found in HTTPD in VMware vFabric Enterprise Ready Server 4.0.3 (2008680)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

VMware View Manager
Provisioning the View desktop pool fails with the error: View Composer agent initialization state error (18): Failed to join the domain (waited nnn seconds) (2006879)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Persona Management not working when configured as per the View 5.0 Administration Guide (2008377)
Date Published: 11/10/2011
Troubleshooting Persona Management (2008457)
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Enabling the View/Teradici PCoIP debug log level (2008984)
Date Published: 11/11/2011
Cannot change display font size in VMware View Manager virtual machines (2009016)
Date Published: 11/7/2011
Cannot connect a PCoIP Zero Client to a VMware View Manager 5.0 desktop (2008820)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

VMware vShield Endpoint
Memory usage on a Windows operating system is significantly high when using the vShield Endpoint driver (2008919)
Date Published: 11/8/2011

New Shavlik Content for the Knowledgebase

579_1274475533_Shav_logo_glow_small_042010Shavlik Technologies, a leading provider of easy-to-use, effective cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), was recently acquired by VMware. Their products enable customers to manage both physical and virtual machines, deploy software, discover assets, simplify configuration, control power usage and ensure endpoint security.

With this acquisition, we have incorporated the existing Shavlik technical support documents into the VMware Knowledge Base (http://kb.vmware.com) Below you will find a listing of these documents in their new home. We're sure we'll be adding to this list as time progresses and the products mature.

 

 

New Articles Published for Week Ending 11/5/11

Apache Active MQ
Securing ActiveMQ queues created during runtime (2004786)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
ActiveMQ network of brokers error: java.lang.SecurityException: User anonymous is not authorized to read (2004787)
Date Published: 11/2/2011

Socialcast
Creating SSL certificates for Socialcast On Premise (2008649)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

Socialcast Dedicated Cloud
Socialcast support resources (2008604)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Logging in to Single Sign-On enabled Socialcast domains fails for the Socialcast Desktop Application on OSX (2008672)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

Socialcast On Premise
Installing Socialcast On Premise Best Practices (2008607)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Re-entering networking information on a Socialcast On Premise node (2008610)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Installing the Socialcast desktop application on OpenSuse 11.4 fails (2008659)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Configuring backups for Socialcast On Premise (2008677)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

Socialcast SaaS
Logging into a Socialcast community fails with the error: Sorry, We could not find an account with the credentials you supplied (2008501)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Logging in to a Socialcast community with a mobile application or plugin does not work (2008685)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

Spring Framework
Initializing a database instance in Spring Framework using large SQL scripts in <jdbc:initialize- data-source> fails (2006078)
Date Published: 11/2/2011

VMware ESX
Windows error after upgrading a virtual machine: This hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45) (2003324)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
PowerPath and VE's RTOOLS utility do not work after upgrading to ESX 4.1 build-381591 (2003717)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
ESX/ESXi 4.1 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen: #PF Exception 14 in a helper world mentioning timerq_RB_REMOVE_COLOR (2004337)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Applying a host profile fails with the error: Could not update link speed of physical NIC (2004753)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Linux virtual machines using the vmxnet3 virtual adapter lose network connectivity (2005717)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
vCenter Server error: Unable to check compliance since host does not have host profile license (2007352)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Network adapter in the Windows 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machine disappears (2008161)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
vShield Endpoint installation fails with the error: vShield Endpoint installation encountered error while installing vib (2008205)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Creating a quiesced snapshot in a Window 2008 R2 virtual machine generates Event IDs 57, 137, or 12289 (2006849)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Esxupdate command fails with PackageManagerError: The package manager transaction failed (2008306)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

VMware ESXi
Cannot retire unreliable page (2008612)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
A system's cores or hyperthreads are not enabled (2008844)
Date Published: 11/1/2011
One hyperthread in a core is missing (2008846)
Date Published: 11/1/2011
DRAM ECC is not enabled on the system (2008933)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Interrupt remapping is disabled on the platform due to a defect in the BIOS (2008934)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Windows virtual machine configured to use LSI Logic SCSI controller reports the warning: <Windows OS> does not support the LSI Logic SCSI adapter that VMware ESX currently uses for its virtual SCSI devices (2004740)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
USB configuration changed (2007579)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Windows virtual machine configured to use Bus Logic SCSI controller reports the warning: <Windows OS> does not support the BusLogic SCSI adapter that VMware ESX currently uses for virtual SCSI devices (2007603)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Slow performance during Storage vMotion, Clone, and Snapshot consolidation operations in an IBM XIV storage system (2007723)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201111001 (2008017)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch ESXi500-201111401-BG: Updates esx-base (2008018)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Memory heap reserved for networking buffers is almost exhausted. (2008094)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
VMFS volume has been unmounted (2008151)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
VMFS volume has been mounted (2008152)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
New VMFS volume was discovered (2008158)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
A device backing some part of the VMFS volume is online (2008163)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
A device backing some part of the VMFS volume is offline (2008164)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
VMFS volume is locked by another host (2008210)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Unable to remove an inaccessible NFS datastore with Storage I/O control enabled (2008507)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
ESXi host does not have enough memory to store SCSI device events (2008611)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Storage device fails to close appropriately (2008613)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
ESXi host fails to attach the VAAI filter to a storage device (2008684)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
ESXi fails to boot with error: Error Loading /s.v00 Fatal Error: 8 (Device Error) (2008817)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Memory error detected on previous boot, but is corrected (2008834)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Unexpected type of storage plug-in is discovered (2008837)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
SCSI Inquiry fails for storage device (2008838)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
PCI-E device error corrected (2008845)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Storage device does not allow the QErr configuration that ESXi host uses (2008847)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Recoverable error detected on PCI-E device (2008849)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Fatal error detected on PCI-E device (2008850)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Incompatible changes made to SCSI device configuration (2008855)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
ESXi fails to determine whether storage device is local or networked (2008857)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
ESXi host fails to determine whether a device is pseudo (2008930)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
ESXi fails to identify a device as SSD (2008938)
Date Published: 11/3/2011

VMware Service Manager
Changing a call status when a note is added in VMware Service Manager (2006952)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Approval via incoming email in Service Manager adds the email as object twice (2007559)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Monitor for failed or breached SLM event do not return results in Service Manager (2008485)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Cannot unassign a Service Manager request or workflow after it is assigned (2008494)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Conditional branch configuration item search in Service Manager returns incorrect results (2008575)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
The Short Problem Description field does not populate (2008796)
Date Published: 11/1/2011
Formatting issues with VMware Service Manager KB articles when copied and pasted from another editor (2008797)
Date Published: 11/1/2011
Images do not appear in emails sent from VMware Service Manager (2008798)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Graph generated from the call search screen does not sort results in order of month (2008800)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Company details are not displayed when creating a new contract in Service Manager (2008802)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
After upgrading from VMware Service Manager 8.0 to 9.0, emails sent from Knowledge Base articles do not contain the embedded image (2008858)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Knowledge article title disappears in VMware Service Manager customer portal (2008859)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
After submitting a Service Request in the Customer portal, the resulting screen's title is 'Log an Incident' (2008862)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Unable to delete the existing Description field in a Service Manager call screen in Designer (2008863)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
The Service Manager Connector Service reports this error: The given key was not present in the dictionary (2008864)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Group Details screen in Service Manager shows a member named FULL_NAME (2008867)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
When a report parameter in the Service Manager Report Designer is set to a Display of None, the report is not filtering by the parameter (2008868)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Customizing the SLA clock so it automatically resumes when the status of a ticket changes (2006953)
Date Published: 11/3/2011
Cases updated by incoming email have an incorrect subject line (2008009)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
When creating a new person record in Service Manager, Organization is not automatically populated (2008574)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Specifying invalid lookup fields in API Update Transactions sets the field being updated to NULL (2008793)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Unable to assign tasks within a Workflow Component to Request No/Organization/Stakeholder (Role : Stakeholder) (2008819)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Date Only field and time zone issues in VMware Service Manager 9.x (2008865)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Plain text emails received from VMware Service Manager 9.0 show HTML tags (2008866)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Logging in to the Service Manager application fails with the error: Unable to read beyond the end of the stream (2008946)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
Service Manager calls breach SLAs even when they are suspended (2009001)
Date Published: 11/4/2011

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
VMware vCenter CapacityIQ privilege displays as: XXX privilege.Global.com.vmware.CapacityIQ.label not found XXX (2002326)
Date Published: 11/2/2011

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
vCenter Configuration Manager Agent support on non-english platforms (2008337)
Date Published: 11/3/2011

VMware vCenter Converter
VMware vCenter Converter 4.3 fails to convert a Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP 2 physical machine (2006426)
Date Published: 11/3/2011

VMware vCenter Server
After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.0, the vCenter Service Stats and Hardware Status tab cannot be accessed (2007824)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Upgrading the VMware vCenter Upgrade database from 4.1.x U1 to 5.0.x fails (2008807)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
Recoverable memory error detected on previous boot (2008840)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Unsupported Intel hyperthreading configuration (2008843)
Date Published: 11/1/2011
Machine Check Architecture (MCA) registers are not monitored (2008589)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
Fatal memory error detected on previous boot (2008842)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager TestFailover task fails with the error: Module DevicePowerOn power on failed (2004091)
Date Published: 11/2/2011
VMware SRM installation fails with error: Visual Studio C++ Redistributable could not be found (2008804)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
JBoss monitoring in vFabric Hyper Agent fails with the error: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class org.jboss.invocation.unified.interfaces.JavaSerializationManager (2008724)
Date Published: 10/31/2011
vFabric Hyperic Agent group alerts are visible only to the user who is also the group owner (1032779)
Date Published: 10/31/2011

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Understanding how vFabric Hyperic stores data (1032737)
Date Published: 11/2/2011

VMware View Manager
Recomposing a View desktop or pool fails with the error: Selected snapshot on parent VM is not found on VC server (2008411)
Date Published: 11/4/2011
VMware View with PCoIP encryption and bandwidth metrics: Teradici recommendations for various clients (2009122)
Date Published: 11/4/2011