Problems with vmware-serverd on GSX Server Linux Hosts (1726)
The vmware-serverd process crashes under the following circumstances:
You move a virtual machine from one host to another and that virtual machine has its file ownership set to a user account that does not exist on the new Linux host.
To work around this issue, make sure the user account exists on the new Linux host.
It crashes when a temporary interruption in the network occurs and the host is using NIS. The vmware-serverd process cannot authenticate user credentials against the NIS database during a network interruption, as the password entry for the user logging on is not accessible.
If you are experiencing short-term intermittent network outages, try logging on again when the network is available.