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VSphere client CD/DVD rom is hangs in connecting mode ?

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  • VSphere client CD/DVD rom is hangs in connecting mode ?

    Hi All,

    I am confused now as to why one of my VM CD/DVD Rom Drive is always hang in Connecting mode.

    it stays greyed out in both condition VM online and VM offline (turned off)

    I have installed VMware tools and it is running perfectly fine.
    Change the CD-ROM device type into host and ISO datastore.
    Add / Remove the CD-ROM drive again but it will always end up in (Connecting...) mode ?
    I have turned off the VM and turn on numerous time but still no luck yet.

    FYI, my environment is as follows:
    vSphere client 4.1 (build 345043) connected to ESXi 4.1u1
    The VM guest is Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 64 bit

    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: VSphere client CD/DVD rom is hangs in connecting mode ?

    Two possible solutions

    1. restart you vsphere client (check that you do not have a vpxclient.exe process still running)
    2. check also that you do not have any vmware-vmrc.exe processes still active on you machine. This is the remote console process that starts when you open a console to a VM
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