Error in VMware workstation running on Windows 8

Error:

“Could not get vmci driver version. The handle is invalid. you have an incorrect version of driver vmci.sys. Try reinstalling vmware workstation module devicepoweron power on failed”

Resolution:

Open up .vmx file for the virtual machine in your favorite text editor and change the following line:

vmci0.present = “TRUE” to vmci0.present = “FALSE”

Save the file and your VM should launch.

http://pubs.vmware.com/vmci-sdk/VMCI_intro.html

“THE VMRC CONSOLE HAS DISCONNECTED…ATTEMPTING TO RECONNECT.” Windows 8 vSphere client

THE VMRC CONSOLE HAS DISCONNECTED…ATTEMPTING TO RECONNECT.

The vSphere 5 client is using an IE plugin that isn’t compatible with IE10 as of this date. As of yet I haven’t found anyway to use the legacy plugin. For now you can either run vSphere within an XP VM or if you must use it in Win 8 you can do one of the following:

  • Download and use VMware Guest Console. – http://labs.vmware.com/flings/vgc
  • Upgrade vCenter to 5.1 and use the 51. Client. You cannot point a 5.1 client at vCenter 5.

UPDATE: Thanks to a reader, I have been informed that there is a new update for the VSphere 5.0 client that resolves this issue.

VMware vSphere Client v5.0 Update 2 : VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577