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Old 07-27-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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Question Vmware powering off by itself


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i have recently setup a vmware server on my Debian etch box. now to my knowledge this works but when im in the vmware console on my pc when i start the virtual machine it starts and boots but when it get to the point of loading and begins to boot to runlevel 3 or whatever it powers off. my setting on the console application are all default so i don't imagine that its a setting in the console but maybe its a setting in a conf file on the server not sure any help would be great
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:31 AM   #2
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Best start by checking the logs for the VMware services itself and the VM logs for errors.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 02:56 AM   #3
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hey um here is what the log had to say


Jul 28 17:50:43: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOn.
Jul 28 17:50:44: app| cleanup: cleaned up 1 objects
Jul 28 17:51:19: app| VmsdRegister: Config file has changed: /home/vmware/virtua
l machines/Ubuntu-media-studio.8.04/Ubuntu.vmx
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| VMServerd IPC closed the connection with thread /home/vmwa
re/virtual machines/Ubuntu-media-studio.8.04/Ubuntu.vmx (0x8302128)
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| Lost connection to /home/vmware/virtual machines/Ubuntu-me
dia-studio.8.04/Ubuntu.vmx (/home/vmware/virtual machines/Ubuntu-media-studio.8.
04/Ubuntu.vmx) unexpectedly.
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| VMHS: Connection to VM broken: cfg: /home/vmware/virtual m
achines/Ubuntu-media-studio.8.04/Ubuntu.vmx; error: Pipe: Read failed; state: 3
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOff.
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOff.
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOff.
Jul 28 17:52:55: app| cleanup: cleaned up 1 objects


any ideas???
 
Old 07-28-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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No, the (vmware-serverd?)log doesn't tell much here. Do all VMware services start OK? Are the vmmon and vmnet modules loaded OK? Does the log of the VM itself say anything?
 
Old 07-28-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Try the following commands:

vmware-cmd -s unregister /path-to-.vmx-file
vmware-cmd -s register /path-to-.vmx-file

This error might either be the vm guest cannot locate or use the swap file, or it is not properly registered with the vmware-server. So try regestering the virtual server and then try to launch again. Also make sure you have debug logging level on for the virtual server.
 
  


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