Vmware HA & Vmotion

I have a cluster that has 2 hosts, the cluster is in HA mode. Is their a setup where I can have my esx hosts in an HA cluster and still be able to VMotion the VMs to the secondary host? If so, what do I need to change. Currently when I vmotion a VM over , it gives me an error that the host is set as the failover host
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
It sounds like in the HA settings you have specified one server as the failover server which is unnecessary for your 2 host cluster.  Just uncheck that option to have a specific failover server.
MISOperationsAuthor Commented:
If I dont specify a failover server, will the VM guests still fail over in the event of a host failure?
Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
yeah, HA will still work.  The option to specify a server is typically for clusters with alot more hosts and you have hosts that are either more lightly loaded or have a different config that you don't want production VM's running on them on a regular basis.
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