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  • 1.  15 minute wait for Windows Guests to reboot

    Posted Feb 15, 2011 12:27 PM

    Hi,

    Is there any way to decrease the reboot timeout prompt that shows up in guests when remidiating them through Update Manager? It's quite annoying to have to wait 15 minutes for the guests to reboot :smileyhappy:

    I've tried to google for it, and searching in the forums came up with not much at all..

    /Andreas



  • 2.  RE: 15 minute wait for Windows Guests to reboot

    Posted Feb 16, 2011 09:43 AM

    Browsing the installation directories, I found the vc-integrity.xml in "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\". Browsing through it, I found the following parameters:

    <guestRebootTimeout>900</guestRebootTimeout>
    <guestShutdownTimeoutMinutes>10</guestShutdownTimeoutMinutes>

    Now, the first parameter seems to correspond with the time Windows is idling and waiting to be rebooted. The question is, what will changing this value to a lower value mean? If I change it to 120, will WUM wait max 120 seconds for the guest to be rebooted (and then fail if windows still waits 15 minutes before being rebooted), or will WUM make windows reboot after 120 seconds?