jslarouche
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The VMRC console has disconnected.. attempting to reconnect

Seeing this error on my Virtual Center client while tryign to get to the console.. We are running Virtual Center 5.0 Build 455964

Anyone now how to fix it?

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Virtualinfra
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Please paste a screen shot in here....

Thanks & Regards Dharshan S VCP 4.0,VTSP 5.0, VCP 5.0
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DanWebb85
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I'm getting the same message when you open the console to any VM in the vSphere -client 5.0.

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satya1
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DanWebb85 wrote:

I'm getting the same message when you open the console to any VM in the vSphere -client 5.0.

Hi

have you rebooted ?

Yours,

Satya

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pasquito
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Hello,

When i try to open a console-screen of a VM a will receive the following error : The VMRC console has disconnected...attempting to reconnect. The screen stays black.

ESXi : 5.0.0-469512.x86_64

Client : Vsphere 5 Client version 5.0.0-455964

Virtual Machine : Windows 2003 R2 32 bits

I get the error when I attempt to open (in this case) a Windows 2003 VM from my desktop, which is running Windows 7 64-bit with Vsphere 5 Client version 5.

This error is recent, because until a few days ago was to access these VM normally.

Anyone who knows a solution for this case?

Thanks!

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J3anss0n
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Im seeing the same issue but only with the console tab, I have no issues when using the open console option to get the console in a separate window. Thats been our workaround so far

How hard can it be, it's only one's and zero's
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ph0bia
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We experienced this issue on Windows XP workstations immediately following the installation of Microsoft Visual Studio.  Neither the Console tab or the Console window would work, both reporting the error that "The VMRC console has disconnected, attempting to reconnect" using the vSphere 5 client.

It seems that the installation of Microsoft Visual Studio overwrites or breaks something related to vSphere Remote Console access.

Solution:   Re-installing the VMware vSphere client on the affected systems resolves the problem.

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ph0bia
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We have actually experienced the problem again since then, where MS Visual Studio was not a factor, in this scenario I powered off the VM and migrated it to a new host, then powered it back on and the problem was resolved.

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SandyB
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has anyone found a fix for this issue?

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Virtualinfra
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Just to summaries the work around given so far are as follows

1. Reinstall the vsphere client on the affected system

2. reboot the VM

3. move the VM from one host to another host and reboot.

4. open console in separate window and see..

But dont see a fix for.. let see if we get some input from any expert here for this..bouncing this up..

Thanks & Regards Dharshan S VCP 4.0,VTSP 5.0, VCP 5.0
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ChipSharpDotCom
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I had this problem after I upgraded my VMWare server to 5.0 from 4.1.  I found that installing the 5.0 vSphere client did not upgrade from the 4.1 client.  I had to uninstall both 4.1 and 5.0 and reinstall just the 5.0. 

Hope this helps somebody.

--Chip

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mwpreston
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Did you reboot the machine running the console....

I had a couple of hung vmrc processes in my task manager, I killed those, restarted the client, everything worked fine again Smiley Happy

ala139
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Thanks mwpreston...your solution worked for me.

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rodnikosh
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i had the same issue,

If you have a web cam in the guest computer that runs the cSphere client:

* kill the proces called "fixCamera.exe".

* stop the host server

* close the vSphere client.

* open it again and try again.

Problem solved for me.

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canadavirt
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Hi guys,

I got that error yesterday and I fixed it.

Even after several reboots...no progress. I removed the VClient from my vCenter Server and put it again. I figured this out when I tried connect into my Host by another vClient and worked fine. So the problem was on my VCenter Server.

VSphere Client Version 5.0.0 Build 455964

VMWare vCenter Server Version 5.0.0

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cloudsmith
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I had this exact issue, and interestingly enough while i was loading Visual Studio 2010 on a Win 2k8R2 VM.  So i'm assuming something in the Visual Studio load causes an issue with the vSphere client.

At any rate, the same error happend "VMRC console has disconnected.. attempting to reconnect".  Even when i tried to power off the VM it hung at 95%.  I was about to ssh into my esx host to kill the process for the VM when i saw this post and checked the processes running on my PC.  Thank you for saving me some head ache pain.

I did not have to reinstall or reboot.  I just had rogue vmware_vmrc.exe processes running.  I killed them from the task manager and the issue was resolved.

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WilliamOutsourc
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Try running the vSphere client as an administrator.

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RickEveleigh
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Thanks mwpreston, that was the answer for me. Go to Task Manager and kill the vmware-vmrc.exe process that has the most CPU.

huyhuyt
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After upgrade to vCenter 5 Update 1, got exact this issue. I tried to kill process vmware-vmrc in task manager and no go. Have to uninstall vSphere client and installed again, now it works.

dmyers33
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For those of us just starting with VMware, it would be really helpfull if you gave more detailed informatiion.

After upgrade to vCenter 5 Update 1, got exact this issue. I tried to  kill process vmware-vmrc in task manager and no go. Have to uninstall  vSphere client and installed again, now it works.

How does one go about doing this?

I am running the vSphere client from my Windows 7 systems --> ESXi5 system.

- Wher is the process running? How to access and kill?

- Do you upgrade the vSphere client on the Windoes 7 system?

Thanks

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