Take a test on the Windows 7 virtual machine.
- Turn off the virtual machine
- open "settings"
- remove cd-rom from the device list
- turn on the virtual machine
Thank you for the reply.
I don't get the error obvoisly because there is no CD drive. As soon as I add a device, cd rom, I get the error.
The VMware tools isue is the issue I need to get fixed.
It is fine as you prefer. Maybe I didn't explain myself well, the problem is not if there is a CD inside the CD-Rom drive, ... but the Sata controller, that's why I told you to try to remove it.
If I were you, I would try to remove it and then add another new 0: 2
mine is just a piece of advice.
Thank you for the advice.
I meant that there was no CD drive. I removed the CD Drive, rebooted and then added a new CD Drive, then rebooted and have the same issue.
Were these virtual machines created by new ones in your environment or were they imported?
did they have snapshots? or linked CD-ROMs when they were exported? (if they have been exported)
Windows 7 was created in Fusion 8 and then I upgraded to version 11.
Red Hat I took a snapshot and then restored the snapshot.
On Red Hat I have done
ps -ef | grep tool
ps -ef | grep vm
There are no processes so looks like vm tools is not running
the vmtoolsd is running but when trying to share or use cut and paste, it doesn't work
Snapshots across Fusion versions (or hardware changes) don't really work well. The recommended steps are to shut down the vm, remove any snapshots, then upgrade Fusion, then upgrade the guest tools (open tools for Linux, VMWare tools for Win/Mac) and virtual hardware.