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trash characters vs menu: missing xxxx

Hi,

I'm getting a bunch of missing xxx when I click on actions.  Any idea on how to clean this up?

thanks

GregCapture.PNG

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Expert
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Hi,

did You install ESXi Embedded Host Client Fling on ESXi host?

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Radek

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No, I'm not even sure what that is?  This is base installation

thanks

Greg

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Expert
Expert

In this situation somethink went wrong with installation or update, or someone changed file structure on hosts filesystem.

Is it possible that you reinstall this host?

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Radek

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I didn't do anything to it, just the base installation?  is there an update I should perform? to clear this up?

I can/will try to reinstall the software this weekend.

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Immortal
Immortal

And where did you get this ESXi ISO? From your screenshot, it appears to be a tech preview.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello glousteau​.

Others indicated same crash in that build (3357452 - 2015.12.21) of the client, if you read the comments here it was fixed long ago (so update your environment) but may potentially be worked around by clearing browser cache:

ESXi Embedded Host Client - Comments

Bob

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Enthusiast

can someone point me to the upgrade process?

thanks

Greg

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

I appreciate the responses and guidance.  I have re-imaged my server and NO longer getting that error.  Now that I'm going to build a VM, I'm getting this error though

Failed to create virtual machine vm. Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder /vmfs/volumes/5c712ad5-5c7d575a-2edf-288023b3015c/blah_test already exists - dismiss

Any ideas on how to fix it?

thanks

Greg

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Commander
Commander

Can you browse the datastore and check if there is a folder named "blah_test" already exists. Try creating a vm with different name if you do not want to delete the folder or rename the existing folder and try creating a VM.

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

that directory does NOT exist and I get the same error no matter what directory name I use

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Commander
Commander

could you please launch ssh session to the ESXi host and run the steps given below , post the output here

1. Launch ssh session to ESXi host

2. cd /vmfs/volumes/5c712ad5-5c7d575a-2edf-288023b3015c/

3. ls -al

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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[root@bizzyb:/vmfs/volumes/5c712ad5-5c7d575a-2edf-288023b3015c] ls -al

total 845832

drwxr-xr-t    1 root     root          1400 Mar  6 08:27 .

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Mar  6 08:56 ..

-r--------    1 root     root      58654720 Feb 23 11:13 .fbb.sf

-r--------    1 root     root     267026432 Feb 23 11:13 .fdc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root       1179648 Feb 23 11:13 .pb2.sf

-r--------    1 root     root     268435456 Feb 23 11:13 .pbc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root     262733824 Feb 23 11:13 .sbc.sf

drwx------    1 root     root           280 Feb 23 11:13 .sdd.sf

-r--------    1 root     root       4194304 Feb 23 11:13 .vh.sf

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           420 Feb 26 09:42 ISOs

[root@bizzyb:/vmfs/volumes/5c712ad5-5c7d575a-2edf-288023b3015c]

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

daphnissov,

Your directions are generic for updating the host client, but where do I get the file itself?

I'm fighting a seperate issue (mouse cursor doesn't appear in guest console window), but still haven't updated the host client and thinking this might help resolve that too?

thanks

Greg

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Immortal
Immortal

Instructions are here; VIB file URL for latest 6.x is here.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Thanks for the quick response.  I tried the process, but am getting an error:

[root@bizzyb:/gjl_vib] esxcli software vib update -v esxui-signed-12086396.vib

[VibDownloadError]

('esxui-signed-12086396.vib', '/tmp/vibtransaction/tmp.vib', '[Errno 2] Local file does not exist: /var/log/vmware/esxui-signed-12086396.vib')

        url = esxui-signed-12086396.vib

Please refer to the log file for more details.

[root@bizzyb:/gjl_vib] ls -lsa

total 3784

     4 drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Mar 22 08:23 .

     4 drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Mar 22 08:23 ..

  3776 -rw-r--r--    1 root     root       3863894 Mar 22  2019 esxui-signed-12086396.vib

[root@bizzyb:/gjl_vib]

Any ideas?

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Immortal
Immortal

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