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I'm getting the same message when you open the console to any VM in the vSphere -client 5.0.
have you rebooted ?
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?
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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
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.
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.
has anyone found a fix for this issue?
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..
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.
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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
Thanks mwpreston...your solution worked for me.
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.
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