Error encountered while powering on a VM

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Hi Experts,

I was trying to power on a VM via Vcenter when I encountered this error message below (months ago).

So I restarted the host then it was fine. 

However, I started getting the error again which seemed intermittent. 

Got any solution to get rid of the error message permanently? 

I depend on you guys. Please help. 

Thanks in advance.

Power On virtual machine

The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of the host.

Time:                        2011/10/9 10:42:23

Target:                     vc5win_wuchuang_110

vCenter Server:         VCENTER5-100

Answered By 10 points N/A #122897

Error encountered while powering on a VM


The possible cause of the error is because the CPU reservation of the virtual machine has become greater than the total CPU that is available on a single processor, and therefore you will need to troubleshoot that.

Use the following procedure:

  • You will need to connect to the ESX or vCenter Server host using the right administrative credentials.
  • And then you will select the virtual machine from the inventory.
  • And thereafter you will right-click on the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  • You will then locate the Virtual Machine Properties dialog, and from there click the Resources tab.
  • You will need to select CPU from list under the Settings column.
  • Once done the above, you will use the slider or the Reservation text box to lower the CPU reservation value.
  • That is it.

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