BUG: Creating 11gR2 RAC Using VMware On Toshiba Laptop

I was setting up 11gR2 RAC grid infra on my new Toshiba L745 series laptop on OEL5.4, the installation was going very smoothly but suddenly the VMWare machines crashed while performing remote operations on second node with following message:

<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">"vmxaiomgr.retrycontabort" Please disconnect and reconnect if the storage is external to comupter</span>

The next thing was to look at the error file generated by vmware, and it states the following about this error:

<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">"Insufficient quota to complete the requested service (1453)" </span>

Though I had enough Diskspace, RAM availability, CPU etc. etc. it was hard to believe that I am running out of allocated resources.
Googling this error message, I saw THIS VMware Communities blog which explains the same error which I faced. It explains about a bug in Toshiba's WiFi service "cfWiMAXService" i.e "ConfigFree WiMAX" which is causing all this and not allowing to perform the remote copy operation of Grid Infra install.

<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The solution is to disable ConfigFree Service on Toshiba Laptop</span>

After disabling this service, the installation worked fine. Though I am not aware what will be the effect of disabling this serviceon laptop but the laptop is working fine since last two weeks.

Thanks to the above mentioned link which helped me solving this issue.

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