Console hangs when accessed from Vmware, Error: "occurred while quiescing the virtual machine"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When running Red Hat Enterprise linux 5.8 and running on vmware centre 5.5.
  • The console freezes up on the console and terminal, then no key is able to be entered on the console.
  • Temporarily in order to bring back the console, the affected server has to be reset on the vmware console.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8

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