VMware: VMware Remote MKS has stopped working

Running vSphere Client 6.0.0 build 2741530. Sometimes when opening the remote console, during boot virtual machine the resolution is swapping from small to a bigger resolution. App crash with details: vmware-remotemks.exe version 8.0.0.33578   Solution Update the VMware vSphere cliënt, in my case to version: … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware Remote MKS has stopped working

Running vSphere Client 6.0.0 build 2741530. Sometimes when opening the remote console, during boot virtual machine the resolution is swapping from small to a bigger resolution. App crash with details: vmware-remotemks.exe version 8.0.0.33578   Solution Update the VMware vSphere cliënt, in my case to version: … [Read more...]

VMware: Installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1 or 5.0 on Windows 8.1

Today I tried installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1 on my Windows 8.1 update 1 workstation and I received this error message: This product can only be installed on Windows XP SP2 and above.     Solution 1. Download the vSphere ClientCLient installer 2. Properties > Compatibility > Run this program in … [Read more...]

VMware: Alias value is empty when attempting to log in to VMware vCenter Server 5.5

  A general system error occurred: alias value should not be empty   Cause This issue occurs when the Active Directory Identity Sources are not available. This issue may also occur while SSO is starting up, or for a period of time after start-up. This occurs when the number of domains in the Active Directory … [Read more...]

Managing Amazon EC2 VMs from the vSphere client

Automation and mulitplatformsupport is getting more and more attention. There was already a multihypervisor management tool from VMware for Hyper-V and VMware. From vCloud Automation Center you can create workloads in AWS, etc. Now Amazon comes with its own tool to bring the worlds of AWS and vSphere together. With … [Read more...]

No internet connection results in slow vSphere client consoles

In the last few weeks a customer that I am working for has been making a lot of changes within their infrastructure. Some big and some (on the surface) small. Somewhere during those weeks a change was made and the consequence of that change has gone by unnoticed at first. Then reports started to come in from colleague … [Read more...]

XP can’t connect via vSphere 5.5 client

Last week I added some new vSphere 5.5 host in a new configured cluster, the customer is still using Windows XP SP3 32-bit, he received this error message:   An unknown connection error occurred. (The Client could not send a complete request to the server. (The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error … [Read more...]