Enable Copy and Paste within vSphere Client

To enable the copy and paste option for all virtual machines in the ESXi host:

  1. Log in to the ESX/ESXi host as a root user.
  2. Take a backup of the /etc/vmware/config file.
  3. Open the /etc/vmware/config file using a text editor.
  4. Add these entries to the file:

    vmx.fullpath = “/bin/vmx”

  5. Save and close the file.

The Copy and Paste options are only enabled when the virtual machines restarts, and you must have vmware tools installed.

Unable to manage a VM with version 10 with the vsphere client

If your using VMware’s Hypervisor V5.5 you may come up with the error where you cannot manage your VM using the vSphere Client due to the VM version being 10 which can only be managed through the CLI or the webclient, the fix is to downgrade using the vCenter Converter Standalone, located here:
Download  VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

Now you’ll be able to convert from version 10 to 9 and manage your VM.