Blank console in VI client?
Posted on 2010-09-20
I'm having trouble accessing VM consoles, when I try to view them using the VI client, all I get is a black screen. I've tried connecting to multiple servers, ESX and ESXi, through VirtualCenter and direct to the host with the same result.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I uninstalled all of the VI client software and reinstalled the latest version. I've tried running the VI Client in 'administrator mode" in Windows 7. I've disabled the Windows firewall. I'm not using any 3rd party firewall or antivirus software. My computer is on the same subnet as the VC server and ESX servers, there are no access-lists on the switches between us. Using Wireshark, I have verified that traffic from the ESX server is getting to my computer when I attempt to open the console.
My coworker is able to connect and the only difference I'm aware of between our systems is that he's running XP Pro. Everything else in the VI client works fine, the only problem is that I get a blank screen when attempting to bring up the VM consoles.