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“Already Used” status in VMware Horizon View – how to fix

When linked-clone desktops are not cleanly logged off and the “Refresh on logoff” policy is used, VMware Horizon View marks the desktop as “Already used” and blocks other users from accessing the machine. This “Already Used” state is a default VMware security feature which prevents other users from accessing the previous user’s data and allows a VMware Horizon View administrator to investigate potential[...]
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ESX /tmp filling up due to ql_ima.log

Problem: VMware reports: A general system error occurred: cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time Operation failed, diagnostics report: Cannot read the host cache configuration because some other process is modifying it at this time. ls -alh /tmp shows the tmp folder as being full with ql_ima.log[...]
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VMWare Cookbook

Here’s another new book just out about VMware VMware ESX and ESXi. According to Amazon.com, you’ll not only learn the basics — how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines — but also the stumbling blocks you’ll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems,[...]
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The top 25 ESX commands and ESXi commands

The top Linux commands The ESX service console is based on Red Hat Linux and therefore many Linux commands can be used inside it. Here are common Linux commands and some VMware-specific versions of them. Find/cat/grep commands find, display and search for files. Find locates specific files, cat displays the contents of files and joins[...]
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You receive the “vSphere client could not connect with the vCenter Server” error message when you attempt to connect to the Virtual Center using a remote VMware vSphere Client

I received this error message after a system restart to complete the installation of the some Windows updates. Fortunately it was nothing major – just 2 services that had failed to start. Just ensure that the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices and VMware VirtualCenter Server services are both ‘Started’
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