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VMWare Fusion VMon mismatch

27 Feb

Credit for the fix –

1. Close VMware Fusion
2. Open the Terminal and execute:

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/vmmon.kext

sudo cp -pR /Applications/VMware\ /System/Library/Extensions/

sudo kextutil /System/Library/Extensions/vmmon.kext

3. Exit Terminal and open Fusion again.

Now … you may run into an error message with the last command.
In that case you can try the following command, or like I had to do: reboot your Mac and try that last command again;

sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/vmmon.kextd

VM stuck in a boot loop fix

28 Sep

Recently had a VM Stuck in boot loop due to Windows update not installing correctly, fixed it by mounting the server2012.iso and running the following command.


Server Boot Loop Fix

BSOD after converting from Hyper V to VMWARE

7 Aug

Changing LSI_SAS to 0 worked for me, original guide below;

VMWare P2V tool – Stuck at 1%

31 Jul

When using the standalone convertor make sure you use “run as administrator”.

VPXUSER continually downloading

9 Sep

I had the same problems. vpxuser tries to download a new config for your VM.


To fix this problem:

  1. go to your VM and set the Permission for the user “vpxuser” on no acces.
  2. then go in your VM setting and replace all adapter with a new one
  3. check all VM settings if they are correct
  4. give the vpxuser the permission back
  5. look if the problem is solved

Replacement File Server

22 Dec

Great write up on quick and easy upgrade solution 🙂

Default VMWare Username and Passwords

17 Dec

Great resource, still scares me how many sysadmins dont change these!

Veeam Backup service refuses to start

25 Feb

Veeam backup and replication service is not running

In my case I had renamed the computer from a default WIN234dfasd type name to a ‘much’ better alternative.

Veeam refers to the local computer name in a couple of registry entries and promptly stopped working – which we didn’t notice until later.

The keys are:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication\SqlServerName

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup Catalog\CatalogSharedFolderPath

Backup of the site’s Virtual Machines is now running again.

Disable SSL VM Standalone Converter

29 Jan

To disable SSL encryption for the converter worker:

  1. Take a backup of the converter-worker.xml file. By default, this file is located at:
    • Windows 7/Server 2008 and Later – C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • Windows Vista, XP and 2003 Server – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • In older Windows versions – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  2. Open the converter-worker.xml file using a text editor.
  3. Locate the tag pair <useSsl></useSsl>. It is located inside the <nfc> tag and has a value of true.
  4. Change the value to false.
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Restart the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service on the machine.

Vmware – Virtual Switch Setup

11 Dec

Recently needed to setup a virtual switch for a newly created subnet, found this very useful little guide which although not perfect allowed me to set things up in a test environment

Multiple Subnets – VMware