There are a lot of VMware errors 
out there. Way too many, right?

 

You as a sysadmin know that for sure – authorization service not running, internal errors, dictionary problems.
Your VMware setup sometimes drives you crazy.

Here's a list of the most common errors around VMware and the proven solution to them:

  1. VMware authorization service is not running (1007131)
  2. Error while powering on: Internal error
  3. VMware dictionary problem
  4. VMware Workstation Unrecoverable Error: (vcpu-0)
  5. VMware error intel vt x disabled
  6. VMware esx problem hyperthreading unmitigated
  7. VMware mks error

 

And you'll find the solution to get rid of ALL VMware errors – forever: Test PRTG and get started within minutes!

 

 1. VMware error: 

"VMware authorization service is not running (1007131)"

 

Quick Fix

This error occurs when the VMware Authorization service is not running.

Furthermore, when the service does not have the respective Administrator access rights. 

 

Best solution:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1007131

 

More solutions:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647795/vmware-authorization-service-failed-to-start/
https://www.isumsoft.com/computer/solve-vmware-authorization-service-stop-running.html

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors, i.e. by checking if vmware authorization service is running or not and alerts you immediately.

Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware setup, devices, bandwidth, traffic and applications.

Learn more about VMware Monitoring

 

 2. VMware error: 

"Error while powering on: Internal error"

 

Quick Fix

The Error occurs because VMware Authorization service is obviously not running.

 

Hint:

Start the VMware Authorization service or check whether it's running.

 

Best solution

Step by step solution on VMware error “Error while powering on: Internal error”:

https://cs50.stackexchange.com/questions/2281/error-while-powering-on-internal-error-when-starting-the-appliance-in-vmware

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic and applications.

Information about VMware Monitoring

 

 3. VMware error: 

"VMware dictionary problem"

 

 

Quick Fix

Various problems can cause the error “dictionary problem”, like corrupted files in caches directories.

 

Some approved solutions

https://communities.vmware.com/message/1564428

https://serverfault.com/questions/283560/dictionary-problem-error-with-vmplayer

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/525949

 

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic, applications, and of course files.

Information about VMware Monitoring

 

 4. VMware error: 

"VMware Workstation Unrecoverable Error: (vcpu-0)"

 

Quick Fix

The error “VMware Workstation Unrecoverable Error: (vcpu-0)” could be caused by a range of different issues, like:

  • Another virtualization software is running at the same time
  • Secure Virtual Machine (SVM) is disabled from BIOS
  • Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) is enabled
  • CPU is overclocked
  • VMware bug
  • Mac OS error

 

The best solution to solve this error

https://appuals.com/fix-vmware-workstation-unrecoverable-error-vcpu-0/


Other solutions

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/519692

 

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic, and applications.

Information about VMware Monitoring

 

 5. VMware error: 

"VMware error intel vt x disabled"

 

 

Quick Fix

This is the quick fix for VMware error “intel vt x disabled”.

  1. You will have to restart the computer and press either F10 or DEL to go to BIOS settings.
  2. Under Security -> System Security you will find the option to enable VT.
  3. Also can you tell the model of Computer so we can see model specific options.

Source: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/464586

 

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic, and applications.

Information about VMware Monitoring

 

6. VMware error: 

"VMware esx problem hyperthreading unmitigated"

 

Quick Fix

he ESXi patches available in VMSA-2018-0020 to mitigate CVE-2018-3646 introduced a new notification to indicate remediation status of the 'L1 Terminal Fault' (L1TF - VMM) vulnerability.

When ESXi is updated before vCenter, either manually or through vSphere Update Manager, the internal reference for the message from the host instead of the intended one is displayed.

 

Best solution

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57374

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/594807

 

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic, applications, and of course files.

Additionally, PRTG offers a patch und update monitoring to keep you informed about current updates and your systems and applications.

Information about VMware Monitoring

Information about Update/Patch Monitoring

 

7. VMware error: 

"VMware mks error"

 

Quick Fix

Or similar:

"Unable to connect to the MKS: Host address lookup for server"

or

"failed: No such host is known"

This issue may occur if your network contains a firewall between the ESXi/ESX host and the vSphere Client.

 

Best solution

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/749640


https://communities.vmware.com/thread/341229

 

 Proper fix

Use PRTG’s VMware monitoring by using dedicated VMware sensors. Since PRTG is a certified VMware partner tool, you get deep insights into your VMware set-up, devices, bandwidth, traffic, and applications. Furthermore, PRTG monitors every aspect of your firewalls.

Information about VMware Monitoring

Information about Firewall Monitoring

 

Choose your solution: Bugfix or replacement

 

With PRTG you'll never have to deal with
VMware errors again. Ever.

 


  • PRTG monitors every detail of your virtual environments

  • PRTG is preconfigured for monitoring all aspects of VMware


  • PRTG has evolved as VMware technology partner for years

  • PRTG monitors CPU load, memory usage, disk speed, and other performance data of your VM

 

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