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


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.


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.

Read full article here >> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022611

Via http://kb.vmware.com

Using WinPE 2.1 with VMWare virtual machines

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Apr 292010

Source: https://kb.altiris.com

Article ID: 40812

Using WinPE 2.1 with VMWare virtual machines

Applies To

• Deployment Solution 6.9


How do I use WinPE* 2.1 with VMware* virtual machines?


You must use Intel E1000 network card emulation instead of AMD pcnet network card emulation. See http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tweaking-vmware-work-winpe-2x-and-microsoft-vista for instructions.
Excerpts from the link:

The following works for VMware WorkStation 5.5 and 6.0 and VMware Server 1.0+. By make the following alterations, WinPE 2.x will work seamlessly with network drivers.

  1. Make sure VMware is not running. Stop any virtual machines running and close VMware.
  2. Browse to the Virtual machine files and open the .vmx file with your favorite text editor.
  3. Add the following to the <Path to VM> .vmx file:

    ethernet0.virtualDev = „e1000“

    This is right after the ethernet0.present = „TRUE“.

  4. Save the changes.
  5. Start your virtual machine.

Virtual machines with installed operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows XP might have an issue with the drivers after this change. Change the network drivers and point to c:\windows\system32 for the drivers. Or download the latest e1000(Intel) driver.

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VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide Downloads

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Jul 212009

The book VMware Infrastructure 3 Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide“  by Scott Herold, Ron Oglesby and Mike Laverick are available as a free PDF Download.

Download your FREE copy at vmguru.com >> http://www.vmguru.com/index.php/component/content/article/83

Much thanks to the authors

I have the book in front of a half year purchased and it´s really great

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