VC_FAULT_FATAL – Disconnected from virtual machine.

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– ESXi 6.5 U1

– vCenter 6.5 Build 5973321

– VMFS 6

– Horizon 7.7

– VM Tools 10.3

– Instant Clone Pools


This error is only happening when publishing Windows 10 (1703, 1809) snapshots to the pool. Seeing the following:

  • The snap publishes to the pool
  • The machines in the pool are created and they are not powered on.
  • The machines are renamed and joined to the domain.


VMware says there is a hotfix to address the issue. Is everyone experiencing this issue? Is no one creating Win10 instant clone pools?

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