We've been getting a few questions about VM Console - so I'm starting an FAQ list. If you have a question - please feel free to submit it and I'll add it to the list.
- ESX 3.0
- ESX 3.5
- ESX 4.0
- ESX 4.1
- ESXi 3.5
- ESXi 4.0
- ESXi 4.1 (free version)
- VM Overall Status is OFF. (VM Overall status is a property that vcenter reports for a VM.)
- VM Power Status is OFF.
- VM Connection State is: Disconnected, Inaccessible, Invalid, or Orphaned. (Basically anything other than “Connected”)
A: This is a message provided back from the VM Ware server when a management operation (snapshot, suspend, restart) is requested from an account that does not have rights to perform management operations. This error is common for users using one of the free ESX/vcenter servers.