Please provide your feedback in this short Flings' survey.
The ESXi Embedded Host Client has been officially released for ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.5. We continue to release Fling versions with the latest bug fixes and features. Fling features are not guaranteed to be implemented into the product.

Log In to Comment

  • Open

    #12 Getting Warning that client OS does not match what is running

    May 09, 2016

    I am using v8.1 (3843236). I have setup a nested ESX 6.0.0 virtual machine on a ESX 6.0.0 host. I am running this embedded client on the host, not on the nested ESX.

    The virtual machine list gives me the following warning "The configured guest OS for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running. You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations.".

    However, I setup the virtual machine to use "Other" and "VMware ESXi 6.0". I did notice that even though 6.5 is not yet out, it is listed as an option.

    The exact version of ESX that I am running is: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0.update02-3620759.x86_64.iso

  • May 09, 2016

    If I change the VM Options to say it is a "VMware ESXi 6.5" client, then the Warning message goes away. Maybe the labels got messed up?

  • May 24, 2016

    Hi Bret, can you run the following in PowerCLI (connected against the host / the vCenter the host is in):

    Get-View -ViewType VirtualMachine | Select-Object Name, @{N="ToolsReported";E={$_.Guest.GuestFullName}}, @{N="VMSelected";E={$_.Summary.Config.GuestFullName}}

    and post the line of the relevant nested ESXi VM?

  • Jan 24, 2017

    agree with Bret. I have the same situation. I have 2 VMs (gentoo) on ESXI 6.5 with Guest OS Version (Other 3.x or later Linux (64-bit)) and I get follow warning

    "The configured guest OS (Other 3.x or later Linux (64-bit)) for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running (Linux 4.4.39-gentoo Gentoo Base System release 2.3). You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations."

    How to get rid of this message?

    Client version:1.13.0
    Client build number:4762574
    ESXi version:6.5.0
    ESXi build number:4564106

  • Mar 12, 2017

    I get "The configured guest OS (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)) for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running (Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)). You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations." with a SBS 2011 VM.

  • Sep 23, 2017

    I get

    "The configured guest OS (SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (64-bit)) for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running (SUSE openSUSE (64-bit)). You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations."

    but there is no "SUSE openSUSE (64-bit)" in the list of Guest OS types I can choose from.

  • Nov 17, 2017

    I encountered the same issue after uploading a Workstation 12 VM (CentOS 64 bit) to Esxi 6.5.
    To fix this issue I had to use the option Upgrade VM compatibility.

  • Feb 18, 2018

    Same issue here and the option Manish mentioned is not a possibility im my case...The upgrade VM compatibility option is grayed out for me

  • Feb 18, 2018
  • Mar 09, 2018

    "Pull down select the correct OS and SAVE"
    There isn't one for centos 7 64, but it flags up the error with centos4/6 or later

  • Mar 09, 2018

    Found out you can only get centos7 (64) in the pull down if you change the vm to v13, which is not advisable if you have other v6 hosts.

  • Apr 25, 2018

    I try to pull down and load MS Server 2016 and it isn't an available option. Server is running 2016, but ESXi doesn't show anything newer than 2016. Client 1.23.0 Build 6506686 ESXi version 6.5.0 ESXi Build 7388607.