Placing a highly available virtual machine on an ESXi Cluster in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails

Symptoms

When trying to place a highly available virtual machine on an ESXi 4.0 cluster managed by System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, the Virtual Machine Manager placement engine blocks the placement with the following error:

The virtual machine <name of the VM> is configured as highly available but the selected host in not highly available.

Cause

This will occur if the VMware cluster is configured as non-highly available in the VMware vCenter server. You can verify this using the steps below:

1. Open vSphere client

2. Right-click on the cluster 

3. Click Edit Settings

4. Click Cluster Features. There, the option "Turn ON VMware HA" is not selected

Resolution

To resolve this issue complete the steps below:

1. Open vSphere client

2. Right-click on the cluster 

3. Click Edit Settings

4. Click Cluster Features

5. Select the option "Turn ON VMware HA"

6. Refresh the ESXi cluster in the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager console.

More Information

For more information see the follow:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008025

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Article ID: 2712454 - Last Review: Jul 9, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

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