VMWare Tools are not running in the guest

May 31, 2011 at 2:52 AM
Edited May 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Hi all,

Sometimes, I have the following error when copying files to remote VM.

As you can see the first copy operation is succesful but the second one failed :-(

Copying 'Local:C:\ContinuousIntegration\workspace\checkout\src\ContinuousIntegration\Tool\..\..\..\lib\NUnit\' to 'Remote:C:\NUnit'

'C:\ContinuousIntegration\workspace\checkout\src\ContinuousIntegration\Tool\..\..\..\lib\NUnit\' => Remote:'C:\NUnit'

Copying 'Local:C:\ContinuousIntegration\workspace\checkout\src\ContinuousIntegration\Tool\..\..\..\src\WinPresentation.Tests\bin\Release\' to 'Remote:C:\NUnitTests'

'C:\ContinuousIntegration\workspace\checkout\src\ContinuousIntegration\Tool\..\..\..\src\WinPresentation.Tests\bin\Release\' => Remote:'C:\NUnitTests'

ERROR: VMware Tools are not running in the guest

ERROR: VMware Tools are not running in the guest

Can someone help me to solve this issue?

May 31, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Are those copy operations within the same VM one after another?! That's weird, the only time I saw this was when the machine didn't have enough time to power up (hence we added a powerDelay option).

Jun 1, 2011 at 2:36 AM

Hi dblock,

These copy operations are on different VM (dev VM -> client VM). I also increased powerDelay option but it still occurs.

It's weird because the first is ok but not for the second.

Jun 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I am wondering if vmware tools is up to date?

What version of RemoteInsall?  ViX API?  VMware?  Operating Systems?

You can also try increasing the copyFile timeout.

Jun 8, 2011 at 12:28 AM

I bet it's an old version of VixCOM that has concurrency issues.