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Deleting a View desktop from the VMware View Administrator console fails with the error: Failed to delete VM: null (2039855)

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  • Cannot delete a VMware View desktop from the View Administrator console
  • Deleting a View desktop from the View Administrator console fails
  • You see the error:

    Error: Failed to delete VM: null

  • You are able to delete View desktops in newly created pools
  • In the View Composer logs, you see entries similar to:

    FATAL | Sim.ServiceCore.SimServiceApiImpl - Error: fail to execute web service call: DestroySviClones
    VMware.Sim.CommonLib.Exception.SimVcSubsystemException: Soap exception connecting to VirtualCenter, url =
    https://VC_NAME.5:443/sdk ---> System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password. at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)

  • In the vpxd logs on vCenter Server, you see entries similar to:

    [09932 error '[SSO]' opID=c557da83] [UserDirectorySso] AcquireToken InvalidCredentialsException: Authentication failed
    [09932 error 'authvpxdUser' opID=c557da83] Failed to authenticate user

  • Attempting to delete the View desktop from the View Composer server using the sviconfig command also fails


This article describes a specific issue. If you experience all of the preceding symptoms, consult other sections in this KB article. If you experience some, but not all, of these symptoms, your issue is not related to this article. Search the Knowledge Base for your symptoms or Open a Support Request.


This issue occurs if there are multiple VC_CONFIG_ID values in the VMware View Composer database pointing to the same vSphere server.


To resolve this issue, perform the steps in the resolution section of Recompose or refresh of linked clone pools fail after upgrade of VMware View (1030996).

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