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vmware / Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:902

issue: When trying to open the console to a VM, I got “Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:902“.

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solution: make sure the ESX & vCenter servers are in DNS or at least the local hosts file.

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How to enable vSphere ESX root SSH login

First of all you need physical access to the ESX host(s).

login as root

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

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change “PermitRootLogin” to yes

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Restart sshd service

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Extra info: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/8375637

Howto: migrate a VMware Workstation VM to a vSphere 4.1 VM ?

I prepared a Windows 2008 R2 DC VM on my Win7 & VMware workstation 7.1.4 pc.
Then I wanted to transform it to a VMware vSphere 4.1 VM.

The easiest way to do this, is to use the VMware Converter.
Afterwards I still have to change the following:
– VM properties: change guest os: Windows 7 -> Windows 2008 R2
– uninstall VMware Tools and reinstall VMware Tools