We recently had a P2V migration for a bunch of 2008 R2 Servers. Now we are experiencing daily instances of VMTools service timeouts everyday.
Although this has no disruption to the service but I would aappreciate if someone can throw some light if I can set up some logging to troubleshoot this further.
VMware Tools for Windows (Version 8.6.5 Build 652272)
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 12/07/2012 5:02:27 p.m.
Event ID: 7011
Task Category: None
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VMTools service.
Check this out kb/2465772 from ms
looks like a win 2008 problem not a vmware one..
Experienced the issue today, this is what resolved it for me. Note that reboots are required.
Hope that helps someone.
Just updated a number of VMs and one showed same symptoms as in this thread.
I did the steps as shown above and now the Tools are stable. Our version of ESXi is 6.0 U1.
Thanks for posting.