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In our DR cluster we replaced 3 x Dell 2950 ESX 4.0 u2 hosts with 3 x Dell R-710 ESXi 4.0 u2 hosts. The replacement went very well.  We have only 1 nagging issue.

The DR host profile is not compliant.  Here is the error returned.
Given Services are not enabled on the port group 10.10.x.x

I have gone into the host profile and removed services and config relasted to the esx service console. Reviewed the port group settings.

What advice can be given about using ESXi after setting up the host profile on ESX?
What does the "Given Services" error indicate?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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If I'm reading this correct you had Host Profiles defined for ESX, and you have used these to provision ESXi.

If so...

although this document

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-Host-Profiles-Tech-Overview.pdf

states

VMware ESX and ESXi versions

Host Profiles created from a VMware ESX reference host can be applied to both ESX and ESXi hosts. An ESXi host profile can
only be applied to an ESXi host. If you have a mixed cluster of ESX and ESXi hosts, then it is recommended to create a host
profile from an ESX host. Host Profiles is able to translate and apply the ESX service console definition to an ESXi VMkernel port
for management access, but not vice versa.


We've always seen issues when a ESX server is used as a profile for a ESXi host.

Check the Management Network, VMKernel Portgroup

A service is vMotion, FT - also check speeds of NICS are consistent across all NICs, vSwitch properties
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by:epmmis
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Thank you for a really good response.  I read the Host Profile tech guide and found it very useful.  A new host profile was based on one of the ESXi servers.  The new profile was attached to the cluster.  Each ESXi host returned this error when complicance was checked..

Given Services are not enabled on the port group 10.10.x.x

I am confused why this error would be returned even on the reference host.

Any suggestions?
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by:epmmis
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I found the answer to the error.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1035431

When there are more than one vmk# ports that are enabled with different services in the same dvs portgroup, you experience these symptoms:

•Host Compliance check returns the error:

Host Compliance Failures
Failures Against Host Profile
Given Services are not enabled on the port group <portgroupname>
Given Services are not enabled on the port group <portgroupname>


•The ESX host declares that it is not compliant with itself
•The compliance check is successful if vMotion and FT logging are disabled in the vmkernel port
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by:epmmis
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Your answer led me to the solution VMWare article.
Added a new port group for just the vMotion NIC.
The cluster is now in compliance.
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