Exporting to an OVF file results in an unsupported hardware family vmx-12 error. Here are a few possible fixes.
I spent hours exporting a virtual machine (vm) to an OVF format only to discover that VMware vSphere 6.5 gives me an error when I tried to deploy it.
Error message: Unsupported hardware family ‘vmx-12’ error ( also applies to vmx-10, and vmx-11 )
Cause: You created the VM using Workstation 11 or 12/12.5 and didn’t set the vm version to 10 or below before creating the OVF. Continue reading
If you read my posts then you know we’re been here before. The Windows 10 Pro update called the Creators Edition released in September 2017 (Build 1703) breaks your VMs running on VMware Workstation pro 12 or 12.5. It is possible that 11 or earlier may have this same problem.
Instead of simply sending you back to my old post I thought I would share how to fix this problem quickly.
Summary: The VMs suddenly no longer see the Network Interface Card (NIC) of your computer running Windows 10 Pro. Just to be clear, the VMs can be running any version of Windows and have this issue. The Workstation is running on Windows 10 Pro. Continue reading
What to do if the Windows 10 June 2017 update hangs on restart. Some people report seeing the progress go up to 28% or so before having issues. This is usually when the Windows reboot is taking forever. A long time has passed and you’re not even sure if it is still working or if it is frozen. Continue reading
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 u2 (update 2) New features include:
- High Ethernet Link Speed: ESXi 6.0 Update 2 supports 25 G and 50 G ethernet link speeds.
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- vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO): Enhancements made to VAIO includes supports for IPv6 and VMIOF versions 1.0 and 1.1.
- Two-factor authentication for vSphere Web Client: Better Security with RSA SecurID and Smart card authentication.
- Windows 10 Support for the vSphere Web Client
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It took a long while longer than expected to get back to doing a serious lab trial. We wiped everything and put evaluation versions of version 6 update 1. Here are some observations. Continue reading
Issue: VMware vSphere Client 6 takes a long time to open and hangs when trying to connect to the vCenter or directly to an ESXi host. Reported on Windows 10.
Description: We encountered this problem after updating our machines to windows 10 and our lab server to vmware vSphere 6. The client installed but took 10 minutes to load. It would then simply take long enough that we cancelled. Continue reading
I updated a lot of computers to Windows 10 recently as everyone else most likely has, and I ran into a bug which prevents vms running on VMware Workstation 11 (and previous versions) from using bridged networking (bridge connection) to the Network Interface Card (NIC).
It turns out that Microsoft has seen fit to prevent the addition of services to a network card. This means it’s not possible to use a bridge connection until a way is found around this.
Workaround: Use NAT
Just to be clear, this is VMWare Workstation 11 running on Windows 10. The VM itself can be running Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 and still have the connection issue.
It’s not great for all VMs. Let’s hope this is a bug and not by design and that it will be fixed in an upcoming update.
UPDATE: This has been resolved. Simply enable vmware bridge on your NIC in Windows 10.