Spotlight has failed to connect to the VMware Server. Verify the VMware server address and authentication details are correct.
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Check the connection details

The VMware Server address is entered on the VMware Server | Connection Details screen.

From the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.
  2. Right click on the VMware connection and select Properties.
  3. Check the connection details.
  4. Click Test to test the connection.

VMware Server address

Check the address is a valid IP address or hostname of the ESX server or VirtualCenter server.


Verify the user has at least a read-only role for the ESX server or VirtualCenter server.

VMware Server availability

Verify the VMware Server is available and accessible over the network. Verify TCP port 135 is open.