VMware – Failed to lock the file

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Problem: I recently had an issue powering on a VMware guest after a HA problem with one of my host, when I attempted to power on the guest I received the message “Failed to lock the file” in vCentre. Within …

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VMware VMRC: Failed to install hcmon driver

Problem – Failed to install hcmon driver: While trying to install VMware’s VMRC on Microsoft Windows 10 the installation fails with error “Failed to install hcmon driver” In my case I was trying to install VMRC version 7.0.1-2508353 Solution: The …

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VMware: Unable to access file since it is locked

Problem – VMware Unable to access file since it is locked I recently had a problem where the backup of one of my VMware vSphere Guest servers created a 400Gb snapshot and filled up the datastore. After deleting the offending snapshot VMware informed …

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VMware: The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created. The content ID of the parent virtual disk does not match the corresponding parent content ID in the child

Problem VMware: The parent  virtual disk  has been  modified  since the  child was  created. The  content ID  of the  parent  virtual disk  does not  match the  corresponding parent  content ID  in the child After my weekend backups I was greeted …

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