vMA 5: Cannot initialize property ‘ vami.DNS0.vSphere_Management_Assistant_(vMA)’

| 23/08/2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Just a quick post regarding the vSphere Management Assistant 5 – when deploying the vMA with a static IP address, you might see the following error:

vMA Error

Power On virtual machine¬†<VM name>¬†Cannot initialize property ‘ vami.DNS0.vSphere_Man- agement_Assistant_(vMA)’ , since network ‘<network name>’ has no associated IP pool configuration.

Edit the vMA virtual machine’s properties and go to Options, vApp Options and select disable. Acknowledge the warning and click OK to close the VM properties.

Disable vApp Options

The vMA booted fine after that – the solution comes from this vmware communities post.


Managing ESXi 4.1 with vMA 4.1 on VMware Workstation

vMA is available as a Virtual Appliance (OVF) from VMware. To install it on VMware Workstation 7, open Workstation and select Import or Export to import a new OVF, the URL for the latest OVF for vMA is on the vMA download page