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VCS vSphere – Check new notifications stuck on Queued – VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification

February 7th, 2011 37 comments

So if you have a bunch of queued items in your VMware vSphere Client Recent Tasks that say “Check new notifications” initiated by “VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification“, there is an easy fix. Here’s what it looks like:

To fix, all you have to do is restart the VMware vCenter Update Manager Service on your VCS server. See below:

You can also do a “net stop vmware-ufad-vci” then a “net start vmware-ufad-vci” as well. Let me know if this works out for you! 🙂

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VMware vSphere Clone Error Fix – “Number of virtual devices exceeds the maximum for a given controller.”

May 12th, 2010 3 comments

If you get the following error when you try and clone a VM in vSphere 4:

Then you must be checking the “Edit virtual hardware (Experimental)” box when you are cloning… DON’T DO THAT! Leave it unchecked and you won’t have any problems…

Let me know if that works for you 🙂

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VMware VIClient “Please specify a valid image file” Error Fix

February 20th, 2009 7 comments

Using VMware Infrastructure Client to manage your VMs? Try mounting a valid CD image and get the following error?

Please specify a valid image... IT IS VALID DAMNIT!

Please specify a valid image file... IT IS VALID DAMNIT!

Here’s what my file looked like:


If you rename your ISO file’s extention to all lowercase, VIClient will now accept it, even with the long filename.


There is a bug with the VIClient where it requires the file extention “iso” which is case sensitive.

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