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SL55AMG
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VMControl error -999 or In Orphaned State

For some reason I use the VMware Converter tool that always works for me and after completion, it is putting my VM instances in Orphaned state. I tried the following command: vmware-cmd -s register vmfs/volume/vmfslabel/VMname/VMname.vmx;

Will not register my new VM instance back to the host. Error I get is : VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(1588) : (Invalid datastore format

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kharbin
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Let me guess, you service console RAM is set to 272MB? See -999 errors a lot with minimum RAM. Up it to at least 512MB and this goes away (mostly).

Ken Harbin

www.esXpress.com

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SL55AMG
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Hello kharbin,

Thanks for the help, Question: will I need to restart my server (Host) at some point in order to take effect? I see a small arrow with a restart message.

Johnny Velez

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kharbin
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Yes, reboot required.

Ken

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Couldn_t_Find_D
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The problem vanished once, I started using the full path of .vmx file

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