VM (inaccessable) on one Host but not another
Posted on 2010-09-22
We have 3 VMWare VMserver 2.0 Hosts. 2 are running on Centos5 and 1 on Windows 2008. We have setup the 2008 box for testing running vmware server on that platform/hardware as it don't support ESXi. All boxes are running same Vmware build and version.
I have several virtual machines and I can add them to the hosts that are running on Centos but when I try to add the machine to the 2008 host the VM is tagged (inaccessible).
The vm guests are stored on an SAN box run via Openfiler. I have used the same credentials used on the Centos box to add the datastore to the 2008 box. I can browse the datastore without a problem and I can access the vmware web administration console from my workstation without a problem.
While searching for an answer I will try to copy the vm guest to the local drive of the 2008 box to eliminate some sort of permission conflict but I don't really think that is the issue. Windows firewall is disabled to eliminate that as an issue.