Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Error message when clicking on “Download and Install” Nexus 1000v Plug-in in Plug-in Manager

Have you ever tried clicking on the Download and Install option for the Nexus 1000v?


What you’ll notice is that when you do, you’ll get the following error:

An internal error occurred in the vSphere Client.

Details: Invalid URI: The URI is empty.

Contact VMware support if necessary.


This is actually expected behavior and I joked about it with a VMware support engineer when I asked him when we were troubleshooting another issue. He laughed about it as well saying he already brought this up internally and how this generates support calls.

I went as far as suggesting that I’ll go click on this several times a day and click on the Report Error to VMware … button just so I can help get the message to VMware. As I asked if I should click on it now, he responds with:

“No, don’t report it!”

By the way, the engineer I was working with was Chris K. and he was extremely helpful/knowledgeable on the other issue we had to deal with.


Randy said...

Did you ever get this issue resolved? I'm getting the same importing the extensions from Cisco UCS (same as 1000v).

Terence Luk said...

Hi Randy,

As I indicated in my post, this is actually "by design".

Radek said...

OK, if it is "by design" - how to actually install the plugin?

In my case it simply fails because on this error