steve4747
Contributor
Contributor

VI Consolidation Tab

I seem to be missing the Consolidation Tab within the VI client. I have installed the Enterprise converter which is all enabled and working and ideas how I can see this option?

Thanks,

Stephen

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dpomeroy
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Champion

You have to install both client and server side and then enable the plugin on the client side.

In VC go to Plugins->Manage Plugins

There is an Available and Installed Tab, and also an "enabled" check box on the Installed Tab. If everything is installed and enabled you may have some other problem.

Don Pomeroy

VMware Communities User Moderator

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steve4747
Contributor
Contributor

Using VI Client on the server I have installed and enabled Converter Enterprise - this is the only plugin available. Do I need to do something else?

Thanks

Stephen

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dpomeroy
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Champion

There is a client and server side. On the server that runs VC you should have a VMware Converter Enterprise service running, and it should show up under add/remove programs. It almost sounds like you just installed the client side.

Don Pomeroy

VMware Communities User Moderator

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steve4747
Contributor
Contributor

Converter Enterprise for Virtual Center is showing in Add/Remove programs on the server and I can import machines OK but just don't see the consolidation tab within VI Client. Strange.

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jamieorth
Expert
Expert

OK, have to ask, did you choose to install this when you installed VC2.5?

Regards...

Jamie

Remember, if it's not one thing, it's your mother...

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lreesey-old
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I'm having a similar issue, however, I have some VI clients that have the consolidation button while others do not. Any thoughts?

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snapper_
Contributor
Contributor

I performed the obvious actions: complete reinstall of VC2.5.0 update 1, reinstalled converter plugin, repair, but did not solve my missing Consolidation button problem.

I opened my VI client on my notebook to the virtual center server, then followed the process of installing the

VMWare Converter Enterprise plugin, and enabled it. but sadly also it did not work.

The "VMware Converter Enterprise Service" is running on my notebook, and after rebooting notebook still no

button?

When I open the VI client on VC server, and connect to localhost, it takes more then 4 minutes before opening.

but when the converter plugin is not installed it goes quick less then 30 seconds. Strange?

My VC server OS = Windows 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 perhaps something in my client ?

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Radster
Contributor
Contributor

Hello, same problem here, any pointers to solutions would be much appreciated.

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Radster
Contributor
Contributor

In reply to myself the humbler RESTART of virtual centre box seems to have fixed the problem. Next time I get a flat tire I'll just turn the engine on and off couple of times ... 'doh.

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Nautilus
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi Steve,

i think you are using VCenter 2.5/Update1. Something is changed in this Version.

1. Install capacityplaner.exe is on the Vcenter cd in VPX Folder

2. edit vpxd.cfg in in all user profile path and remove the lines

<vcp2v>

<dontstartconsolidation>true</dontstartconsolidation>

</vcp2v>

3. restart Vcenter.

4. try again Smiley Happy

Kind regards

Nautilus

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RobertAnders
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Contributor

Thank you very much, it work!

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dwcrist
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Nautilus, I ran the CapacityPlanner.exe. It copied some files, no prompts.

I searched my entire C drive, and do not have a vpxd.cfg file anywhere. Do I need to reboot or cycle something just to see that file?

Also, is there a Capacity Planning service that I should have?

Thanks for any help,

Doug

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dmadden
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

vpxd.cfg is your virtualcenter configuration file.

Default location is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\

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dwcrist
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Yeah, I found it. The lovely search provided by Microsoft doesn't search hidden folders by default. I still don't see those lines in my file. I'm waiting for a clone to finish so I can do a reboot of the VC server to see if that will clean up anything. Thanks.

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