VivekDhayalan
Contributor
Contributor

Unable to power on Virtual Machines In ESX 3.5 (GUI/CLI)

Hi all,

I was working on ESX 3.5 VM's. I wanted to start the VM through a CLI so I tried vmware-cmd command that time I have got the following error

VMControl error -999: Unknown error: The poweron operation failed unexpectedly.

so I tried to power on the virtual machine through GUI. Then I have got the following error

"A

general system error occurred: The system returned an error.

Communication with the virtual machine may have been interrupted."

but, I was working with the VM before.

Thanks

Vivek

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lamw
Community Manager
Community Manager

On the ESX Service Console try the following command and see if it resolves the issue:

service mgmt-vmware restart

This command will not affect any running VM(s).

Also is this the only VM on the host that is having issues? or are other VM(s) experiencing the same problems?

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VivekDhayalan
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Contributor

I have tried

<code>"service mgmt-vmware restart"</code>But, Still I was not able power on the virtual machines. No I am facing this problem for all the virtual machines in the host.

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AndreTheGiant
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Immortal

Have you tried to restart the ESX?

Andre

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kcollo
Contributor
Contributor

Have you checked the logs on the local ESX server that's trying to start the vm? Should be more details there. Also, if you have mutliple esx hosts, are you sure that you are trying to control the VM from the ESX host thats currently running it?

Kevin Goodman

kevin@colovirt.com

http://blog.colovirt.com

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VivekDhayalan
Contributor
Contributor

I restarted ESX but, still I was unable to figure out what is the problem.

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VivekDhayalan
Contributor
Contributor

I am sure that I am trying in ESX in which VM is running. I was looking @ few sites and found that there may be some problem with machine IP. But I did not changed my IP and I have changed my domain name for the ESX server (Since, I wanted to setup AD server)

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athlon_crazy
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Virtuoso

Have you check on the storage part, VMs configuration files & etc? Could be your ESX unable to connect to your VMs configuration.

VMware newbie..

Zen Systems Sdn Bhd

www.no-x.org

http://www.no-x.org
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