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Hello,

any idea why I'm getting this errors:

Error parsing the server "SERVER IP" "clients.xml" file. Login will continue, contact your system administrator.

and after pressing OK buttom I'm getting another error:

The type initializer for "VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy" threw an exception

when I try to connect to ESXi 4.0 with vSphere client?

My clients.xml file contents (https://SERVER IP/client/clients.xml):

<ConfigRoot> \\ <clientConnection id="0000"> \\ <authdPort>902</authdPort> \\ <version>4</version> \\ <exactVersion>4.0.0</exactVersion> \\ <patchVersion>1.0.0</patchVersion> \\ <apiVersion>4.0</apiVersion> \\ <downloadUrl>https://*/client/VMware-viclient.exe</downloadUrl> \\ </clientConnection> \\ </ConfigRoot> \\

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Hi there,

Read the following article

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26251559.html

the windows update KB980773, if you have already installed it in your Windows XP then uninstall it thereafter you will be able to connect to vSphere client

Currently awaiting either from Microsoft or VMWare to fix the issue, but you can unistall the KB980773 security update as its affecting DotNet 3.5 and 2.0

Regards,

Nikhil

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My solution to this problem is not about what OS version or .NET you're running -- I simply re-install vSphere client and it seems to work fine. For some reason, this happens to me a lot on many different ESXi servers -- seemingly randomly. A simple re-install has -- so far -- been the golden solution to vSphere error: "Error parsing the server "SERVER IP" "clients.xml" file ..."

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Hi Nikhil,

Thanks your solution definetly work & I have documented it on my blog few days back. Further, the solution of uninstalling & reinstalling the client as

the other comment suggest did not work for me. Though I just came to know that VMware has released a KB for this & this issue does not affect newer vSphere clients. I have posted the KB link and a bit more on my following post for any one still have the same problem:

http://www.virtualizationteam.com/virtualization-vmware/vsphere-virtualization-vmware/vsphere-client...

I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

Enjoy,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

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Hello,

i Got the Same Eror. please follow the below setp it will help you.

1. go to add remove Program and Uninstall KB 980773 Microsoft Patches under Dot net framework 2.0. after that you able to connect through Vshpare Client.

Thanks

Durgesh

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I am running Windows 7 on my personal Desktop and not getting the error.

I attempted to install on another Windows 7 box I do get the error.

Attempting to find out why.

Here is my version on my windows 7 desktop that works

see attached screen shot of the version that works on Windows 7

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hey,

go to Add Remove Program and uninstalle Dot net 2.0 Update File name:- KB 98077 after that try to connect.

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Durgesh

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hey,

go to Ad Remove Program and uninstalled Don net 2.0 Update File name:- KB 98077 after that try to connect.

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Durgesh

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There is a new VI client. I installed it and the parsing problem disappeared, even with 98077 still installed.

VMWare Environment: vSphere 5.0, EQ PS6000 SAN, Dell R710 Hosts, quad Bcom NICs built in, quad Intel nics added, dedicated Dell 5424 switches w/ separate vlans for vmotion and iscsi.
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Thanks you giving that a shot

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Where can I find it?

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Go to the vSphere updates page (should be here)

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esx41/ZHcqYmRoaGViZHRAQA==#version_history

From there, you have to click the Download button for Vsphere 4.1. After you log in and accept the eula, it will take you to the page with the different components. You can choose the vsphere client there. FWIW, this client works even for the VI3 environment.

I hope that helps.

VMWare Environment: vSphere 5.0, EQ PS6000 SAN, Dell R710 Hosts, quad Bcom NICs built in, quad Intel nics added, dedicated Dell 5424 switches w/ separate vlans for vmotion and iscsi.
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Hi misppc,

Although I would recommend you just use the lates VI Client as that resolve the problem. You still can find the update loction as per the following post it has even a snapshot of the add/remove programs that show the update.

http://www.virtualizationteam.com/virtualization-vmware/vsphere-virtualization-vmware/vsphere-client...

I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

Enjoy,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

System X & Storage Technical Specialist

Founder of http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com

Founder of http://www.TSMGuru.com

Regards, Eiad Al-Aqqad Technology Consultant @ VMware b: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com b: http://www.TSMGuru.com
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Hi Zenking,

Seems you have beat me to it with less than a minute :).

I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

Enjoy,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

System X & Storage Technical Specialist

Founder of

Founder of

Regards, Eiad Al-Aqqad Technology Consultant @ VMware b: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com b: http://www.TSMGuru.com
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LOL, I saw your message in email and thought, "Looks like we both had the same idea at the same time". Timing is everything, right? Smiley Happy

Cheers.

VMWare Environment: vSphere 5.0, EQ PS6000 SAN, Dell R710 Hosts, quad Bcom NICs built in, quad Intel nics added, dedicated Dell 5424 switches w/ separate vlans for vmotion and iscsi.
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I had a thought that your mouse is faster than mine, looooooooooooooooooooooool

Cheers.

I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

Enjoy,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

System X & Storage Technical Specialist

Founder of

Founder of

Regards, Eiad Al-Aqqad Technology Consultant @ VMware b: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com b: http://www.TSMGuru.com
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try this VMware-VMvisor-Installer-4.0.0.Update01-208167.x86_64_2 and download from vmware and am sure its working fine from win7 and win2k8 when u r trying to connect to host.

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