Thursday, May 19, 2011

ESX/ESXi 4.x Unable to connect to MKS, error connecting /bin/vmx process

Issue: Unable to open the console for the VM and you are also not able to ping the VM in many cases.
Resolution: Create a new VM with custom option with the same configuration but without any virtual disks. Attach the existing the disks of the problematic VM in the proper order.
Note: Make sure the problematic VM is powered off.
Issue mostly seems to be with the Linux VMs.
Why? :- vmx file is corrupt.
Refer:- http://communities.vmware.com/message/1424538