System halts after login - using PA-VM v 10.0.6 eval hosted on ESXi 5.5

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System halts after login - using PA-VM v 10.0.6 eval hosted on ESXi 5.5

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I have installed the VM and on boot up I can log in with the default user/password admin/admin but my system then crashes shortly after that.


I unchecked time sync



I added these to the config



Any ideas?


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Hi @JKerouac ,


Can you try factory resetting your box? Then, once reset please try the following:


1- Disable the time on the Vmware

2- Go to VM host directory and add below lines to the vmx file, to completely disable the time sync

      time.synchronize.continue = "FALSE"
      time.synchronize.restore = "FALSE"
      time.synchronize.resume.disk = "FALSE"
      time.synchronize.shrink = "FALSE" = "FALSE"

3- Start the VM from : Power -> Power on to Firmware

4- from BIOS, change date to 01/01/2021

5- Save and Exit from BIOS

6- VM will come up and will not power off anymore, you can set NTP on the PA VM to have the correct time.

7- If you shutdown the VM and want to restart it again, repeat from step 3. 

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