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Cant power quest machine.

Cant power quest machine.

Cant power quest machine.


I have installed GSX 3.2 on a linux host, then installed 2003 server as a guest. It worked, that is until I reboot the host. Now when I open VMware and open the virtual machine, the "power this virtual machine" button is greyed out, (this includes powering via the menus too.)

Anyone able to point me in the right direction.


RE: Cant power quest machine.

may be the virtual machine is "suspended"?

issue (at console):

vmware-cmd -l    (to list the virutal machines)

and then, with the results issue:

vmware-cmd /var/lib/vmware/Virtual_Machines/vmname.vmx getstate


/var/lib/...  is the path and the filename to the virtual machine.

if it is "off" then issue:

vmware-cmd /var/lib/vmware/Virtual_Machines/vmname.vmx start


Chacal, Inc.

RE: Cant power quest machine.

Thanks for that Chacal.

After running those commands it says that the VMachine is "stuck".

I will look around for an answer, but any tips will be helpful.


RE: Cant power quest machine.

Hi I resolved this issue by killing the vmware process.

Thanks for your help.

RE: Cant power quest machine.

cool! thanks for post the solution.

Chacal, Inc.

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