After upgrading my ESXi 7 server to ESXi 8.0.0 I can no longer upload or download VMs from VMWare Workstation. Either the options are greyed out, or it fails with an ugly stacktrace.
Is VMware Workstation 16 is just not compatible with ESXi 8, or is this some bug that might be fixed soon? I found no incompatibility warning on this site.
Upload failed: Error processing attribute "type" with value "HostDistEsxClusterStoreManager" while parsing MoRef for ManagedObject of type vim.host.DistEsxClusterStoreManager at line 7, column 2137 while parsing property "distEsxClusterStoreManager" of static type HostDistEsxClusterStoreManager while parsing serialized DataObject of type vim.InternalServiceInstanceContent at line 7, column 59 while parsing return value of type vim.InternalServiceInstanceContent, version [class Vmomi::InternalVersion:0x00990180] at line 7, column 0 while parsing SOAP body at line 6, column 0 while parsing SOAP envelope at line 2, column 0 while parsing HTTP response for method retrieveInternalContent on object of type vim.ServiceInstance at line 1, column 0.
Same issue with Workstation 17. I really start to wonder why I keep spending money on Workstation. There are hardly any new features, and stuff that vmware broke are not even fixed anymore.
Did really no one test the connection between Workstation 17 and ESXi 8.0.0?
Apparently it must still not be fixed.
Just had the same issue after finally working out why ESXi 8 won't work with any of my video cards or Realtek NIC's (so I have no passthrough now)
Tried to move a server from my workstation (Pro - 16.2.4 build-20089737) to Version 8.0.0 and exactly the same failure error
Do you think it will ever be fixed?
This seems like false advertising at this point. It's been months and as far as I can tell there has been no acknowledgement of the issue and they are still advertising the compatibility in the page for workstation.
So I fixed this on my 16.2.4, by downloading the latest ovftool
take the win64 archive and extract that tool over the top of the workstation version in
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool
after that I could upload.