samuk
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Enthusiast

Unable to connect to the VM

I get an error when i use the VI client to access a virtual server:

Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to the server servername.doamin name

Any help appreciated...as this is urgent

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Vitaly91
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

What have you tried?

Have you tried connecting using IP address, for example?

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samuk
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I think i found the problem...the incorrect DNS servers exist on the esx servers..

i am trying to change these, however they are greyed out?? hence not able to edit..

any thoughts?

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samuk
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okay dns server addresses changed to the correct ones...problem still exists..will reboot the esx box to see if it fixes the issue

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admin
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I'm pretty sure this topic is covered in our Knowledgebase

Rick Blythe

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VMware Inc.

kumarsenthild
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

can you check the file /etc/resolv.conf . if dns server address wrong then edit VI editor give proper IP address of the DNS server.

and restart network service service network restart




Regards

Senthil Kumar D

Regards Senthil Kumar D
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PaulSvirin
Expert
Expert

It is reported that a dirty hack like this one exists - add the following line to the /etc/vmware/config :

vmauthd.server.alwaysProxy=TRUE

Here is also a possible KB for the issue:

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iSCSI SAN software

http://www.starwindsoftware.com

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samuk
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Turns out after a restart of the ESX server the console has started working...so was a DNS issue..

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