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

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 443 is open.