Earlier today I was trying to download a VM from one of our ESX datastores using the Datastore Browser. Unfortunately, the vSphere Client kept crashing with the error “VpxClient has encountered a user-defined breakpoint” after I chose the destination folder. Some quick research turned up a thread on the VMware Community site which highlights the cause: Datastore browser – user-defined breakpoint
…If you close the VI Client and re-open it as administrator the problem appears to go away…
It appears that VMware is not fully finished preparing the vSphere client for UAC elevation, which is pretty sad, considering Vista shipped with UAC over four and a half years ago. It’s unfortunate to see a company as forward thinking as VMware let their client stagnate so much.
In my last post I described my experience with upgrading from VirtualCenter 2.5 to vCenter4. Here I’ll be describing the process of upgrading the host machines via a couple of different methods as well as my process for getting the VMs upgraded to the latest verision of VMware’s virtual hardware.
Last week I started our migration from VMWare’s VI3 to vSphere. There are many improvements to the load balancing capabilities as well as the management capabilities. The storage engine has been greatly improved as well. Storage vMotion is available in the GUI without a plugin and thin provisioning is finally available, which is a huge boon and reason enough to make the move on its own. Most of this process can be completed with no downtime for the virtual machines.