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Error message when you try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host that is running on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
  • You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host.
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Error (2947)
Virtual Machine Manager cannot complete the VirtualCenter action on the server hostname.domain.com because of the following error:

Error during the configuration of the host:
configSpec.guestId.
(Unknown error (0x194))

Recommended Action
Resolve the issue and then try the operation again.
RESOLUTION
There is no resolution or work around for this scenario. The placement of a virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported.

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Article ID: 979592 - Last Review: 02/17/2010 02:28:30 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition

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