November 16, 2012
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Trying to migrate a 2012 VM from VMWare Workstation 9 to an ESXi host i found i saw the ‘sad face’, as below.
“Your computer ran into a problem and needs to restart”
A little research led me to this: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2006859&sliceId=2&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1 but actually patching ESX was not something I’d done for some time, and before i think i used update manager.
A little digging led me here which is much clearer than the vmware instructions for patching. Many thanks Chris! Simply upload the patch to a datastore, enable ssh (or do from console), put server in maintenance mode, run the patch as Chris’ link shows, reboot, and your 2012 and Windows 8 VM’s will now boot just fine.