VSphere Client 5.5

VMWare VSphere client 5.5 wil standaard niet connecten naar een Windows 2003 Server.

De foutmelding is:

An unknown connection error occurred. (The Client could not send a complete request to the server. (The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.))

De oplossing is het installeren van de volgende hotfixes van Microsoft:

  • KB2655992
  • kb948963

Hierna moet de server gereboot worden.

Hierna de volgende aanpassing op ESXi:


Connect to the host via SSH. For more information, see Using ESXi Shell in ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 (2004746).

Navigate to the directory:


Backup the config.xml file. Do not skip this step.

Open config.xml file using vi editor. For more information, see Editing files on an ESX host using vi or nano (1020302).

Add the <cipherList>ALL</cipherList> parameter between the <ssl>...</ssl> section of the configuration file. Use the model below as an example: 

<doVersionCheck> false </doVersionCheck>

Save and close the config.xml file

Reset the rhttpproxy service for the change to take effect by running the command:

/etc/init.d/rhttpproxy restart


use vi to edit the file

locate the right area to edit using arrow keys

press i to enter vi insert mode

add the new line (avoid using tabs?)

press ESC to return to vi command mode

type :w and press enter to overwrite

type :wq to overwrite again and quit vi


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