4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2008 6:11 AM by stevemaring

    virtual machine console window won't open

    stevemaring Novice

       

      My host is Ubuntu 8.02 (hardy) running VMware Server 2.0 rc2 (build 110949).  I can access the web gui admin console and configure my VM.  I can also start it just fine.  However, when I click on the "console" tab and see that it says my VM is "powered on" and "open the console in a new window" "click anywhere to open the virtual machine", I do so and nothing happens.  I don't get a window. 

       

       

      I HAVE been able to do this successfully on other boxes running Ubuntu 8.02.  It would sometimes take 10 secs or so for the window to show up, but it eventually did.  Here I get nothing or a popup that says ...

       

      Remote console plug-in error
      Cannot access the virtual machine console.  The request timed out.
      The attempt to acquire a valid session ticket for "" took longer than expected.

       

      Reinstalling the browser plugin and rebooting has not helped.

       

       

      The proxy.log says ...

       

       

      User not logged in. Request /view/createAndQuery failed : Please log in.

      User not logged in. Request /view/createAndQuery failed : Please log in.

      User not logged in. Request /view/createAndQuery failed : Please log in.

      User not logged in. Request /view/createAndQuery failed : Please log in.

      User not logged in. Request /view/createAndQuery failed : Please log in.

       

       

      but I certainly logged into the web gui just fine

       

       

      the only thing that remotely looks like an error in the VM log is

       

       

      Failed to copy tools version manifest file. hgfsError = 9

       

       

       

       

       

      -Steve Maring