fault.CustomizationPending.summary

While developing a vSphere cause I got the error fault.CustomizationPending.summary while deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template in vShpere.

The problem was simple but it took me a while to figure it out, so I thought to posted it out here for you guy’s.

Before I converted a Virtual Machine to a Template, I cloned it from another Virtual Machine. The I also used sysprep through the Customization Wizard but never powered on the Virtual Machine to let him finish the customization. Instead I converted the Virtual Machine right to a Template. So when I deployed a Virtual Machine from the template and used the Customization Wizard I got the error.

While typing this post, I thought by me self. So what if I did not use the Customization Wizard when I wanted to deploy a Virtual Machine from the Template but just choose  the option “do not customize”.
This is not the fact. Somehow the Sysprep isn’t started so the Guest OS isn’t customized.

About Michael

Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance.
Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

2 Comments to “fault.CustomizationPending.summary”

  1. By Joseph G., October 3, 2009 @ 07:24

    Sounds familiar as well, during our three day training, the other two students ran into the same problem as described above. They were trying to deploy from a template but something went wrong and they coulnd’t figure out what the issue was. Toine seemed to have a bit of a problem with it as well..

  2. By Joseph G., October 3, 2009 @ 07:24

    Sounds familiar as well, during our three day training, the other two students ran into the same problem as described above. They were trying to deploy from a template but something went wrong and they coulnd’t figure out what the issue was. Toine seemed to have a bit of a problem with it as well..

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