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Contributor
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A ticket of type mks has been acquired?

In the Events tab on a VM that got hung this afternoon, we see these messages:

Alarm 'Virtual machine cpu usage' changed from Gray to Green

Migration from host

hostname.aaa.bbb.ccc completed

A ticket of type mks has been acquired

A ticket of type mks has been acquired

A ticket of type mks has been acquired

Migrating off host

hostname.aaa.bbb.ccc

Migrating VM from

hostname.aaa.bbb.ccc to

hostnamexx.aaa.bbb.ccc

Task: Migrate virtual machine

Alarm  'Virtual machine cpu usage' changed from Red to Yellow

Can someone explain what "A ticket of type mks has been acquired" means?

Thanks.

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

This is commonly associated to using the console on a VM - when you open the console, an event is logged stating "a ticket of type mks has been acquired" with your user name in the user field. MKS is mouse, keyboard, screen.

VCDX #104 (DCV, NV) ஃ WahlNetwork.com ஃ @ChrisWahl ஃ Author, Networking for VMware Administrators
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dear sir

why it occured?

is there any wrong in system

please explain why this kind of message create system

regards

s m khalse

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User Moderator
User Moderator

"mks" stands for mouse, keyboard, screen. This event is typically logged when a console connection is opened for a VM.


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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

No, nothing is wrong.  The event is of type "info", not "warning" (or something worse).

Thanks Chris Wahl and Peets -- the wording of the message is rather obscure, and I had no idea what it means.

Why is it "commonly" or "typically" associated?

I think it simply means someone connected, and as was said, it tells you who.

Try "launch console", then click refresh in the vSpere tab/window, and you see your new MKS ticket.

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yes I have tried, so when I open the console from one of my vm from vmware vcenter the MKS ticket event will appear.

I also tested to open the console from the vmware workstation and from the vmware esxi, from there the MKS ticket event did not appear.

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I have tested it again, so I tested the vmware vcenter remote using the vmware workstation, and when opening one of my vm console a ticket of type VirtualMachine.TicketType.webmks.label appears

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