Showing posts from July, 2010

Desktop Composer Error:VMware.Sim.Fault.AdAuthenticationFault

Summary: This particular error occurred when I was migrating my vCenter / vComposer server to new hardware.  There were 2 successive errors that would appear in View Manager that look something as follows: Pool ::Unable to remove from inventory VM /DataCenter/vm/VDIFolderName/VMName - Failed to cleanup linked clone /DDTC/vm/VDIFolderName/ Desktop Composer Error:; Error Type:com.vmware.SviService.AdAuthenticationFault;Error FaultActor:null; Error code:{}Server.generalException; Error details:[Lorg.w3c.dom.Element;@1fc1ee1 Resolution: Essentially the system was complaining that the vComposer account that is specified under Configuration -> Server -> vCenter Servers was not part of the local administrator group (Windows side, not vCenter) of the vCenter server.  This was one part of the issue, the other half were the QuickPrep accounts, the accounts specified need to have AD rights to create/modify/delete computer accounts.  If it i

VMWare View (Desktop Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with input specifications already exists)

Summary This error is caused when View Composer has some kind of hiccup and ‘thinks’ it deployed a desktop and can’t get over the fact that it failed.  There are 3 event entries that will usually show up right next to each other: Desktop Composer Error:VMware.Sim.Fault.InvalidParameterFaultParam: cSpec Detail: AlreadyExist; Error Type:com.vmware.SviService.InvalidParameterFau Desktop Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with input specifications already exists PendingOperation-Path/that/has/been/defined/ VMName Config: View 4.0.1 SQL 2005 Resolution: I found this SQL script on the vmware communities board after I went through the manual hell of finding each related key.  Essentially, you need to delete all related SQL entries so View Composer can move on to start deploying VM’s again.  This script makes this job a WHOLE lot easier. 1: DECLARE @vmdelete varchar (20); 2: set @vmdelete = 'FAILED_VM_NAME' ; 3: delete from SVI_VM_NAME where NAME = @vmdelet