Exception:System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80010105)

Jan 22, 2010 at 4:39 AM

Hi , guys.I'm a newbie about VM.

  I work with Vestris.VMWareLib1.4  in VS.Net2008.

I want  to  make a windows form app to control VMWare  Workstation7.0 and VMWare Server2.0.   The workstation has been installed in localhost  and the Server in the other computer( on which WinXP OS runs.  In my codes, I use ListBox control to list the workstation's name and the server's name. When user selects one item in the listbox,  the app will automaticly connect to  the according host.       Some code:

switch (vm_product_type)
       case (int)(VMPRODUCTTYPE.Server2):
       #region server2.0

        string connStr = null;
        if (consolePort != null && consolePort.Length > 0)
                connStr = hostIP + ":" + consolePort;
                connStr = hostIP+ ":8333";
           host.ConnectToVMWareVIServer(connStr, account, password, 10);

           case (int)(VMPRODUCTTYPE.WorkStation):



(1)After the app starts, when user select  the Workstation item ,the app will connect to workstation sucessfully.But after that, when user click the server item,An exception is thrown:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80010105): The server threw an exception. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80010105 (RPC_E_SERVERFAULT))

at  Interop.VixCOM.VixLibClass.Connect(Int32 apiVersion,Int32 hostType,String hostName,Int32 hostPort,String userName,String password,Int32 options,IVixHandle propertyList,ICallback jobDoneCallback)        

at Vestris.VMWareLib.VMWareVirtualHost.Connect(ServiceProviderType serviceProviderType,String hostName,Int32 hostPort,String username,String password,Int32 timeout)         

at Vestris.VMWareLib.VMWareVirtualHost.ConnectToVMWareVIServer(Uri hostUri,String user)name,String password,Int32 timeoutInSeconds


(2)After the app starts,if user click Server item,the app will automaticly connect to the Server sucessfully.But  after that,if user click the Workstation item,the app will throw an exception :

 The procedure entry point gvmoni_session_set_useragent could not be located in the dynamic link library gvmoni.dll.


so Coulde anyone help me? I have struggled with it for nearly one week.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

my email: 424wrl@163.com

Jan 22, 2010 at 4:58 AM

I  have instaled Vix API 1.8 on my computer.

Jan 22, 2010 at 11:49 AM

This is a bug in VixCOM, confirmed in VixCOM's release notes somewhere. You can't connect to both ESX and Workstation in the same process, the second one fails. You could try using appdomains to isolate that, but I am not sure what impact it has on COM and DLL-loading. Do let us know if it does work.