Unable to connect to the MKS: Error connecting to /bin/vmx process

tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
So I rebuilt my lab a couple months back due to the prevalence of this error. Would prefer to not have to do that again. My best guess is the HDDs are overtaxed and can't service the VM. I have two WD Green 2TB drives configured as a single data store that are connected directly to the MB. Also have 2 or 3 server OSs on an SSD. I've tried powering off the VM but it is stuck at 95%. In the past hard resetting the host has resolved the issue but I dont view this as an acceptable solution would like to determine the root cause so as to remedy it rather than bandaid it. Not educated on which logs to look at.Online resources haven't been super helpful. I've also heard the Green drives can be problematic. Any advice?

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I suppose if I can't resolve the problem I'll chalk it up to a storage error and shell out for this Whitebox SAN icon_cool.gif
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  • tstrip007tstrip007 Posts: 306Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
    tomtom1 wrote: »
    I do not have vCenter installed as I have not been able to get my hands on 5.1 and 5.5 is giving me grief on the install. Everything is A-Okay when I am stepping through the installation. Once it finishes I plug the IP of the vcenter server into the browser and I get the vSphere web UI. The vCenter servers tab has a 0 next to it insinuating it doesn't see it. When I try and use vSphere to login to the vCenter server using the same credentials as the WebUI it denies connection. I've successfully installed vCenter 5.0. Not sure what step I am missing.
    tstrip007 wrote: »

    I meant to double back and provide more info. I am running ESXi 5.1 So I need to upgrade to 5.5? Fun.
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    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
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  • bensenbensen Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    This is usually DNS.. Check your DNS configuration especially on the computer that has the vmware client you are running to connect to the vcenter
  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
    bensen wrote: »
    This is usually DNS.. Check your DNS configuration especially on the computer that has the vmware client you are running to connect to the vcenter
    I am connecting by putting the IP of the ESXi host into vSphere on the client machine. No name resolution should be taking place so I don't see how it could be DNS.
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Posts: 2,116Member ■■■■■■■■□□
  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
    Yeah I saw that one when I was initially troublshooting this. If the VMX was corrupt then why does it return to a normal state after a reboot? I am not positive the HDD is 100% but I have no reason to believe otherwise. I have blown away and recreated multiple VMs numerous times. This problem still seems to creep in. I am hoping an upgrade to 5.5 resolves everything.
    Funny story, I went to upgrade on Sunday night and when I walked to my server I noticed the key was missing out of the front of the panel. My 2 year old had ran off with it and lost it! No way to open the front panel. I contacted Rosewill hoping for a replacement but my wife had found them sitting ontop of a heater behind our bedroom door. And I was || close to getting a new chasis!
    Hopefully will get to upgrading tonight. I started last night but the Rufus Bootable USB creator site was down so that brought things to a halt.
    We'll see if I get it right!
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
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