Monday, December 17, 2012

Unable to migrate VMs between ESXi hosts

Issue : unable to migrate VMs from one host to another in a 2 node cluster with dvSwitch.
“network card 'network adapter 1' has a DVPort backing, which is not supported. This could be because the host does not support VDS or  because the host has not joined VDS”

Background (may be irrelevant) : the source host was disconnected from the vcenter server.
restarted the services inside the esxi 5 host (services.sh restart) and added it back to the host.

Resolution: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/vsg/sw/4_2_1_VSG_1_1/troubleshooting/guide/VSG_TS_03Install.html
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004892
added the host to the dvSwitch using the wizard.
Issue Resolved.