Command to create or convert shared VM

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I am using Workstation 10.0.5, and I’m trying to do what seems like a simple task, but I have been unable to find any documentation or discussions on how to do it.



I have a script which uses the ovftool to import an OVF, and then it uses vmrun -T ws to start the VM.  However, I would like to modify this either to create or convert the VM to be a shared VM, allowing it to auto-start without a user.  It is very simple to do through the UI:  Manage –> Share, but I want it to be hands-off for the user.


Any suggestions?



ESXi 6.0 and Emulex LPe11000 (possibly other Emulex cards that aren’t working oob)

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I’m posting this so others might not have to spend hours on the line with support figuring this out.

My environment is older and has the Emulex LPe11000 hba cards.  This card isn’t discovered oob.

Obviously a problem right.  After spending hours on the phone with VMWare support they pointed me to Emulex.

The issue really is that some of VMWare’s support personnel don’t know where they keep all the VIB files for their OS.

I was able to find the attached VIB here.  Import this and apply it and your Emulex card will start working and you can take your hosts up to ESXi 6.

ALERT: vSphere Web Client 5.0 fails to load

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VMware Support AlertVMware has become aware of an issue with the vSphere Web Client 5.0 failing to load with the error:

RSL Error # of 29
 Error 2046

Note: The RSL Error (# out of 29) number may fail at different values.
Note: This issue only impacts only the usability of the vSphere Web Client 5.0

  • This error occurs regardless of the browser or version used.
  • This is independent of the Adobe Flash version installed.
  • Setting the system clock on an effected system back may allow the vSphere Web Client to work outside of the vCenter Server for a short amount of time.

For further diagnostic and mitigation information refer to KB article: The vSphere Web Client 5.0 fails to load and displays the error: Error # of 29 2046 with RSL (2116567). Any updates to this information will be made in the KB article itself.

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