EclipseAgent
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Invalid configuration for device '0' when creating VM from Template

Not sure why this started happening, but I am unable to create new VM's from a template.

It gets to about 90 - 92% then errors with the following error:

Invalid configuration for device '0'

I can convert the template to a VM and run the VM, then convert the VM back to template and still get this same error.

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george_skj
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I have fixed this issue by removing the CDROM while deploying from template.

Thanks VMware community.

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george_skj
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I have experienced that if we select Edit settings(experimental) during the VM build, this error occurs(ESX 4.0). Edit settings can be done after the VM build.

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Hanoon
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Another easy fix is to edit VM settings before you finish the deplyment dialouge.. and delete the cd rom device.

Hope that helps

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SamiEMC
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I read all solutions on the web and made me scared cause i couldnt restart Networking Services on ESX or so

you need to power off the VM with the Problem

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms - To list all the registered VM's on a host.

will show list of VMs with name and VMID

vim-cmd vmsvc/reload VMID - Re-scan & refresh the vmx file.

power it on and it will be working

Thank god Smiley Happy that saved alot of time as I had Vcenter with Network which cant be connected to and that was really annoying

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