VirtualCenter Service To Core Dump With vRangerPro4

Just wanted to let you know about what looks like a severe bug in vRangerPro4 version which prevents VMware VirtualCenter service (version 2.5U3 build 119598) to start and the service does a core dump.

N.B. I have the problem with those versions stated above. I have not tested any other versions of both products here.

The vpxd.exe process just coredump and you can see something similar to this in the vpxd logs:

–2009-08-19 17:52:54.852 ‘App’ 4840 error– Backtrace:
backtrace00 eip 0x0128e8b6 ?GenerateCoreDump@System@Vmacore@@YAXXZ
backtrace01 eip 0x011d6d3a ?CreateBacktrace@SystemFactoryImpl@System@Vmacore@@UAEXAAV?$Ref@VBacktrace@System@Vmacore@@@3@@Z
backtrace02 eip 0x011aff6e ??0Throwable@Vmacore@@QAE@ABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@@Z
backtrace03 eip 0x011b0647 ?PanicExit@Vmacore@@YAXABV?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@@Z
backtrace04 eip 0x01292f27 ?GetThisThread@System@Vmacore@@YAPAVThread@12@XZ

–2009-08-19 17:52:54.852 ‘App’ 4840 info– CoreDump: Writing minidump to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\vpxd-1004-4840.dmp

Basically you have to stop all vRangerPro4 services prior a restart of VMware VirtualCenter service. Once started and you can connect through your VI Client you can start RangerPro4′ services again. 

 Does anyone know anything about this problem?


N.B. Thx to Jason Mattox at Vizioncore to point us out to a KB related to this issue.


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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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