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ESXi 6.5 Update 1: Anyone that knows how to edit the port groups of live VMs?

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/31

Anyone that knows how to edit the port groups of ESXi 6.5 Update 1 live VMs?

This worked fine in the C# based Windows vSphere Client, but not in the web-client.

When pressing Save, you get this error: Failed to reconfigure virtual machine [[vmname]]. The attempted operation cannot be performed in the current state (Powered on). - dismiss.

You have to edit because of This VM is attached to a network portgroup VM Network Fiber xs4all that doesn't exist. Edit this VM and attach it to a different network. Actions.

If seems a known issue at [] ESXi Embedded Host Client – Bugs: #88 Error while editing a VM more than once, but it is unclear how these bugs are tracked and in which of the labs versions any of the bus are fixed ([] @jpluimers: Hi @elesueur ! …How can we track progress at VMware Labs Flings?).

The big problem is that the vSphere Web Client is nearly covering the vSphere Windows Client, but as of VMware ESXi 6.5 update 1, the vSphere Windows Client cannot be used any more:


Press Actions, then Edit Settings:

Press Save:




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