VMware tip – Protocol error from VMX

Small tip, big victory. I have weekly snapshots and clones that are scheduled through vCenter. Suddenly one of the clone tasks stopped working and threw this error: A General System error occurred: Protocol error from VMX. Hmmm…that’s odd. It’s run fine up to now right? Luckily the fix couldn’t be too much simpler than this. SOLUTION: Restart the VMware Tools …

vmworld 2010 – My thoughts after Day 2

For those of you who have been at these sort of conferences you will know that there is a careful balance between marketing and deep technical sessions. So far I have managed to choose wisely with my sessions and avoid the pure marketing and hype sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the need for them and it is up …

vmworld 2010 – My thoughts after Day 1

The buzz is incredible here at vmworld 2010. It’s my first time at a vmworld event and I am very pleased with the overall experience so far.  Although I was bumped from my first session due to overwhelming lineups I have been able to get to each of my other planned sessions. As a technology architect I am very excited …