At ADAPTURE, we are solution architects. We cultivate visionary, comprehensive enterprise technology solutions by implementing world-class platforms that scale with both business growth and technological innovation to keep clients at the forefront of emerging business technologies. To assist our clients, we are focusing on a common VMware error code: VMware Vix Error Code 21009. The error will display as:

vix error code = 21009

This error occurs typically during an upgrade installation of VMware Tools. This is due to security restrictions that prevent an update by a guest. The guest option is automatically disabled by default. The solution should be a quick fix if you come across this error.

  • If the machine is still running, shut it down