This morning my VM’s decided to become schizophrenic and stop opening consoles. Virtual Center showed the VM’s as still running but some weren’t responding to pings, some were but all had this error when trying to connect via console:
error connecting to vmfs volumes
Ok, well luckily this was a test environment VM so I tried hard restarting it and I got this lovely message:
Operation failed since another task is in progress.
Really?!? Crap, ok time to head to the oracle of all knowledge Google and BLAM-O I found this thread in the VMware Communities forum with my solution. I learned some nice new things including nice commands via the vmware-cmd as well as the vm-support commands which ended up helping me in the end. Here’s the solution from the thread, thanks to users Duncan Epping and Kim Rubeck for these commands/tips.
vmware-cmd -l = list all the vm’s running, copy and paste the full path to the below command.vmware-cmd <config> stop trysoft
if trysoft doesn’t work you could always kill the process ->
ps -ef | more
find the proces related to the world
ps -auxwww | grep -i <vmname>
Find the PID and kill -9 pid
vm-support -x – to list vmid’s
vm-support -X <vmid> to kill it.
For the record my solution wound up being identifying the vm’s PID and killing the process directly. After doing that Virtual Center shows the VM as not running. Once that happens simply power it back up like you normally would.
Hello everyone! Well our presentation last night went very well. Glenn actually came out of the meeting with a new iPod Touch so now he’s joined the Dark Side with a few of us others in the office that have iPhone/iPod Touch. I’ve uploaded our presentation to my SkyDrive (links below)
PowerPoint 2003 version – Click here to download
PowerPoint 2007 version – Click here to download
Overall it was a lot of fun presenting and I’m that much more motivated to work on more presentations to bring to our SQL Server User Group and one day, hopefully, even present at PASS! The slide deck is a little sparse on information as I’m not one of those “read everything off the slide” guys so if you have any questions feel free to leave comments below or contact me on Twitter. Any feedback is appreciated!
Hey all just a reminder that tonight is the VMware User Group meeting here in Tampa. The meeting will be held at the Tampa branch of the Southwest Florida Water Management District starting at 5pm. Myself and Glenn Trail will be presenting on our VMware environment here at the hospital and I will also be covering our virtualized database servers.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Southwest Florida Water Management District
7601 U.S. Highway 301 – Building One
Tampa, FL 33637
To register: http://tinyurl.com/cx75jf
5:00 pm – Introduction
5:05 pm – SWFWMD: The VM Saga continues – Jack Garvey
5:20 pm – Audience Q & A
5:25 pm – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office – Chris Peek
5:40 pm – Audience Q & A
5:45 pm – University Community Hospital – Jorge Segarra-Rovira
6:05 pm – Audience Q & A
6:10 pm – Refreshment Break
6:40 pm – HP/Lefthand Networks – Mark Hall
7:10 pm – Audience Q & A
7:15 pm – Riverbed Technologies
7:45 pm – Audience Q & A
7:50 pm – Door Prize Drawings
8:00 pm – Birds of a Feather, Group Discussion, Vendor Off-line Interests, Information Exchange
8:30 pm – End of Meeting
Snacks will be available to all attendees and door prizes will be awarded at the close of this meeting.
Sponsored by Riverbed and HP/Lefthand Networks
Register today to join us for this free informative event. Space is limited, so respond as soon as possible to reserve your seat.
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