Last week we upgraded our vsphere servers to version 6. Today I notice that on our RDS server, there are a lot of events from VMware Tools, like every couple of seconds (see below). VMware Tools is up to date on this server, and all vsphere updates are installed on the host as well. The RDS server is Windows Server 2012, with about 10 clients active on it. The only thing I can find on the net, is this: VMware KB: Installing VMware Tools 5.1/5.5 on a Windows virtual machine reports Unity warnings in Wi..., but that doesn't help. I hope someone here has any other ideas? Thanks !!
Bron: VMware Tools
Datum: 1/06/2015 12:09:17
Gebruiker: <domain user>
[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] SimpleSock: Socket 564 closed by peer.
<Provider Name="VMware Tools" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-06-01T10:09:17.000000000Z" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-21-1955156641-1582828314-1617787245-4268" />
<Data>[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] SimpleSock: Socket 564 closed by peer.
Here few steps which may help you..
To resolve this issue, install the VMware Tools packaged with ESXi 5.1 Update 2 or ESXi 5.5 Update 2 on the affected virtual machines.
To work around this issue, use one of these methods.
Method 1: Disable Protocol Buffer Remote Procedure Call (PBRPC)
tools.conffile of the guest operating system using a text editor.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Tools\
tools.conffile, locate the line with the comment
[unity]and change the
tools.conffile does not exist, create a new file and use the content given above.
Application Data/ProgramDatafolder is usually hidden. Ensure that hidden files are viewable.
Method 2: Delete the Unity plug-in
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr
We are experiencing the same issue. 2012 R2 RDS server on vSphere 6.0. Hardware version 11. Tools are up to date and I have tried the tools.conf file found here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=203826...
Has anyone found out more information on this issue?
Yes this is the responce I got from support.
The Event entry stating "[warning] [vmusr: vmusr] SimpleSock: Socket xxx closed by peer" is said to be log spam and being created in error while logging the events by VMware tools. I have below mentioned the workaround and fix. Do review the same and update me on further proceedings of this Support Request.
1.Add this section to the tools.conf file:
vmusr.level = error
vmsvc.level = error
2. Restart VMware Tools Services
Resolution: The above mentioned logging information shall be updated at large in next upcoming release ESXi 6.0 Update.
The VMware Tools configuration file is named
tools.conf, and the default location is based on the guest operating system type and version:
|Guest operating system||Path to configuration file|
|Windows XP and Windows Server 2000/2003|
|Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012|
|Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD|
|Mac OS X|
I created in our case the file tools.conf in C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools\ and tommorow I will know the results.
Keep you guys posted.
If the file is absent and doesn't exist, do you just create it and cut and paste in the values? I already done it, so we'll see if this resolves the error notifications.