An error message appears indicating that the virtual machine is not powered on or is not available on the network.

Problem

When you attempt to connect to a vSphere or vApp provisioned resource with Internet Explorer, you see an error message indicating that the virtual machine is not powered on or is not available on the network.

Procedure

  1. To define the virtual machine mode, log in to the Internet Information Services (IIS) machine as an administrator and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Website\VMRC folder, and open vmrc.js with a file editor.
  2. Search for var startup = function (modes, msgMode, advancedConfig) {
  3. Add two lines to define modes and msgMode so that the content of the file appears as
    var startup = function (modes, msgMode, advancedConfig) {
    modes = 2;
    msgMode = 2;
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Restart the IIS machine.