Immortal
Immortal

No message when VMM fails to start

As currently designed, I'm mucking around in the VMX config file and invariably I have something hosed. When I click "Open" to start my VM and there's a config error or the VMM refuses to start there should at least be an error dialog to tell me to look in vmware.log.

Thanks!

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Yes, the current error reporting is quite poor. We want to improve it. Thanks for your feedback!

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Immortal
Immortal

I have found that the best way to detect an error in my .vmx file is with the system-wide console (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app), rather than by examining vmware.log.

When I try to power on a .vmx file with a syntax error in it, tyoically nothing at all is written to vmware.log. But the message in Console is very explicit: it even contains the line number.

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Immortal
Immortal

Thanks. I found I can tail that log at /Library/Logs/501/console.log. There's also a nat log in /var/log

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