When I connect to my ESX 4.0 server using VMware vSphere Client 4.0.0 I cannot work with any of my VMs using the console tab because the characters I am typing repeat. The repeating prevents me from logging on because I have very complex passwords. I do have one server with a very basic password and can logon to it. When I do I can open Notepad and type and see the characters repeating there.
I have been trying to solve this problem for months now - 500 points is the max that EE allows or I would make it more. The below fix from VMware suggest this is a bandwidth issue - I have a gigabit network so that is not likely.
This KB article from VMware was of no help and did not solve the problem:
Here are the details from the KB:
Repeated Characters when Typing in Remote Console
When I type into the remote console, I see unintended repeated characters. What is wrong?
If you are using a wide-area or low-bandwidth connection, the time delay over the network may be long enough to cause the virtual machine to start auto-repeat.
To reduce these effects, increase the time threshold necessary for auto-repeat in the remote console.
Power off the virtual machine.
Add a line, similar to the following, at the end of your virtual machine's configuration (.vmx) file.
The delay is specified in micro-seconds, so the line in the example above increases the repeat time to 2 seconds. This should ensure that you never get auto-repeat unless you intend it.
Power on the virtual machine.