This time I will be quick. Over the weekend I upgraded my VMWare ESXi environment at home and from that end, everything worked smoothly (yes I know most of the time upgrading VMWare stuff is not really that easy). But as with anything that usually comes out from 3401 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA, something wrong had to happen.
VMWare had MONTHS to fix the freaking issue with their VSphere Infrastructure Client or whatever that is called now (as they now copy everything Citrix does, they started changing names – word on the street is VMWare ESXi will be renamed VMWare SEXi and VSphere will become VOval) when on Windows 7.
Of course I am running Windows 7. Windows XP, according to my daughter, is “so last year” so I moved everything I have to Windows 7. Once you are in Windows 7 land the VIC (Virtual Infrastructure Client Crap) does not work anymore and when you try to logon it throws one of these really useful, easy to understand error messages. Why not show a simple window that says “You are screwed. Thanks for using VMWare.”?
Thank Lord there is a fix for what lazy VMWare screwed up. You need to grab a DLL from somewhere and change a config file to get that crap working again. All explained here.
Once I did that, everything is now up and running again. And on Windows 7.
Please do not tell me you need Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 to fix this crap VMWare.
Virtualization is cool and great. But using it to fix shit you created in the first place, is not cool.
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