vSphere Client does not open on any Windows operating systems with the error: parsing the server „“ „clients.xml“ file

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Jun 292010
 

Symptoms

When trying to launch the vSphere Client you receive errors similar to:
Error parsing the server „<servername>“ „clients.xml“ file.
The type initializer for VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy‘ threw an exception.

Resolution

You cannot use vSphere Clients prior to the Update 1 release, to access the vCenter Server or ESX hosts because of a Microsoft update that targets the .NET Framework (980773), released on June 9th 2010.
Perform one of these two options to correct the issue:

Download and install vSphere Client 4.0 Update 1 (build 208111) or Update 2 (build 258672) using method a or b below, depending on your environment.

To download and install the vSphere Client for ESX, ESXi (paid version), and vCenter Server:
Go the downloads site.

Note: The vSphere Client .exe is part of the ESX, ESXi, or vCenter Server download binaries.

Click Download next to your ESX, ESXi, or vCenter Server edition.
Log in with your VMware Account credentials.
Click the .exe link next to vSphere Client and Host Update Utility

Note: You do not need to download the entire vSphere suite, only the vSphere Client.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the updated vSphere Client.

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Extraneous Error Message on Systems With SAS 6/iR Integrated Controllers and Running Dell OpenManage (1004122)

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Jun 292010
 

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Extraneous Error Message on Systems With SAS 6/iR Integrated Controllers and Running Dell OpenManage
(1004122)

*Release Date:* 03/13/08 *Document Last Updated:* 03/13/08   In systems with SAS 6/iR Integrated controllers and running Dell OpenManage

      
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Adding a Program to the Unity Applications Menu (1002201)

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Jun 292010
 

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Adding a Program to the Unity Applications Menu
(1002201)

After installing a new program in your virtual machine, the new program shows up in the Windows Start menu but does not show up in the Fusion Applications menu. The contents of the

      
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VMware Products in VI3.5 Foundation, Standard and Enterprise Editions (1003296)

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Jun 292010
 

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VMware Products in VI3.5 Foundation, Standard and Enterprise Editions
(1003296)

What VMware products are available in the Virtual Infrastructure 3 Foundation, Standard and Enterprise editions? VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Foundation edition includes:

      
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Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails (1003926)

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Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails
(1003926)

· You cannot connect to VirtualCenter · If you try to connect to VirtualCenter, you see the error: Cannot connect to host : No connection could

      
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Unable to remove or create an NFS datastore (1006790)

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Jun 292010
 

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Unable to remove or create an NFS datastore
(1006790)

· You cannot add NFS storage to an ESX host · Multiple entries for a single NFS datastore display in vCenter Server · NFS datastore entries in vCenter Server cannot be removed To workaround this

      
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Changing the account that Site Recovery Manager uses to access vCenter Server (1008165)

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Jun 292010
 

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Changing the account that Site Recovery Manager uses to access vCenter Server
(1008165)

This article provides steps to change the user ID and password of the account that Site Recovery Manager (SRM) uses to access vCenter Server. SRM 1.x To change

      
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Datastore name displays in red on the Service Console (1008188)

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Datastore name displays in red on the Service Console
(1008188)

· When you run the # ls -l /vmfs/volumes/command, one or more of the datastore names appear in red, blinking text. · For example: # ls -l /vmfs/volumes/ drwxr-xr-t 1 root root  1260 Apr

      
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Performing an offline upgrade from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x (1009440)

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Jun 292010
 

Source: VMware Newsletter >>

Performing an offline upgrade from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x
(1009440)

The esxupgrade.sh script is an experimental way to upgrade an ESX 3.x host without network access to ESX 4.x. This knowledge base article provides information about the esxupgrade.sh

      
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Storage VMotion fails with the errors "File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore" or "Insufficient disk space on datastore" (1011607)

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Jun 292010
 

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Storage VMotion fails with the errors „File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore“ or „Insufficient disk space on datastore“
(1011607)

· Storage VMotion (SVMotion) fails · In the Migrate Virtual Machine wizard, you see one or more of

      
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NFS performance cache issues when EMC Clariion Celerra NS40 running in degraded mode (1011656)

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Jun 292010
 

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NFS performance cache issues when EMC Clariion Celerra NS40 running in degraded mode
(1011656)

Virtual Machine performance issues on ESX storage using an EMC Celerra NS40 NFS mount. An EMC Celerra NS40 F/W 5.6.39-5 Clariion running in degraded mode

      
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New Solutions Announcements from HP Tech Forum

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Jun 292010
 

Source: VMware Partner Central >>

Ben_matheson_74x100  Ben Matheson: The vMarketing Expert 

Hi All – As many of you know, HP has been a great partner to VMware for the past 8+ years and we’re proud to have such a long-standing relationship. Many of the solution providers that read this blog are also very close partners with HP so I wanted to let you know that this week we announced 5 exciting new solutions at HP TechForum 2010 in Las Vegas that are worth your time finding out more about.

We have been working with HP to validate these solutions to ensure our technologies work together seamlessly and we have created a series of technical, sales and marketing materials that should help you generate revenue and profitability with your customer base. The solutions are: 

  1. Affordable Virtual SAN Appliance for SMBs: We’ve created a soft-bundle that channel partners can sell to their customers that combines VMware vSphere™ Essentials Plus with the HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA). This solution really targets SMB companies as it provides organizations with affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure virtualization.
  2. Enterprise-class scalability, performance and high availability: This solution provides high availability to midsize companies. We’ve validated that HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) Cluster is compatible with VMware vSphere to allow these customers to consolidate up to 600% more virtualized storage, reduce complexity, improve capacity utilization and lower management costs.
  3. Virtual desktop reference architecture: We have created a Converged Infrastructure reference architecture for VMware View featuring the new HP P4800 BladeSystem SAN. This solution, which is targeted at the VMware View market, brings value-added design plus full reference architecture to partners. We see the desktop market as a massive growth opportunity and we hear the same feedback from many of our solution providers.   
  4. Simplify and Scale Infrastructure Virtualization: This solution combines HP’s networking module, HP Virtual Connect, with VMware vSphere to reduce complexity around the network. It provides scalability for up to 4x more VMs per blade, eliminates 95% of network access equipment and reduces power and cooling costs by 40 percent with the new HP ProLiant G7 servers.
  5. Faster time to value: This is a consulting solution on HP and VMware technologies that will enable partners to help their customers build out private clouds within their datacenter and deploy management, disaster recovery and business continuity, in addition to desktop virtualization across their infrastructures.

 To find out more information about these solutions search on VMware Partner Central or at HP’s partner portal. View the release here: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/hptechforum-vmw-hp-advisory.html

Ben

Matheson
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing


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Converting disks from thick to thin format (1013052)

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Jun 072010
 

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Converting disks from thick to thin format
(1013052)

  This article describes how to convert virtual disks from thick to thin format. A thick disk cannot be directly converted into a thin disk.   A clone of the virtual disk can be created with the

      
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Licensing VMware Fusion 3.0 (1015444)

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Jun 072010
 

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Licensing VMware Fusion 3.0
(1015444)

This article provides steps for licensing VMware Fusion 3.0. To license VMware Fusion 3.0:  1) Launch VMware Fusion. 2) Go to VMware Fusion > License…. 3) Enter the serial number. The VMware Fusion Activation

      
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