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Vsphere Client Hangs with hour glass

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I have a lab environment that I created to test vmware.
Created a server last week and left it up and running on the Hypervisor server.
When I came in this morning, I launched the Vsphere client on my Admin pc, logged in, and then attempted to view the console of the running server.  I got an hour glass and Vsphere appers to be hung with no response to clicks.
This is not the first time that this has happened.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
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Make sure you are using the correct version of vsphere 4.1 if ESXi is 4.1.  4.0 will not connect, should ask to update though.
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I'm using vsphere 4.1.
My thoughts are that it might have to do with the hypervisor server itself.
I've tried restarting the management agents which seems to take a while but does complete.
A reboot of that server will probably be my next step as it is a lab environment and won't affect anyone.
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Is it the VM that's not responding or the host?

can you ping host and vm successfully?
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The host.
can ping host.
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The host seems to be slow at the console just navigating system configuration options.
Maybe I'm giving too many resources to the VM.
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Just processed a "restart host" and it has been at "restart in progress....." for 5 minutes.
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how much ram has the host got, and how much ram has the VM got?
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Host 2.5 GB
VM 1.5
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verify DNS server settings.  I've seen similar behavior from hosts when they couldn't contact the specified DNS servers.
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I put in another host system that had more RAM and faster processor.   I'm experiencing absolutely no issues with that host.   Maybe it was just slow hardware and minimal resources that I was trying to work with.  Mirror that comment and I'll award you the points.
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Hardware couldn't handle hosting VM.
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