Vmware Esxi - Segmentation fault - vim-cmd

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I am trying to manage a virtual machine running on Vmware ESXI using the VIM-CMD command and I am having problems with some operations.

I can power on a specific server using the command 'VIM-CMD /VMSVC/POWER.ON 688' but cannot power off that server (command used:VIM-CMD /VMSVC/POWER.OFF 688) for example. In that case, I have a 'Segmentation fault' error.

I also tried the command 'VIM-CMD /VMSVC/GET.SUMMARY 688 with the same result BUT this command work with another vm that I have.

The vm is running Red Hat Linux.

Any ideas why I get that 'Segmentation Fault' error?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


Question by:DbsoftAdmin
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    Expert Comment

    Segmentation fault normally refers to some kind of memory error.. that's all I can think off.
    Are you using installable ESXi or Embedded ESXi?

    Author Comment


    I am not running on an embedded ESXI.


    Accepted Solution

    Found the problem.

    The vwmare server was not up to date. Installation of the latest updates fix the problem.


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