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The operation is not allowed in the current state: when trying to make changes/power on VM!

Posted on 2013-01-09
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hi guys

I'm on the Vcenter 4.1 server and on one of the hosts, there's a Vm which was literally powered off. We went to increase the number of Virtual CPU's from 2, to 4 and suddenly it said 'the operation is now allowed in the current state'.

So I tried to turn it on, as it won't accept changes and it says exactly the same thing. Screenshot attached.

Thanks
Yashy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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A process has hung or a task is in progress.

1. Be Patient
2. Wait
3. Restart Network Management Agents on Host ESXi/ESX server.
4. Restart vCenter Server Service.
5. If the above fails restart host server.
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How do you know this stuff? Jesus:)

You were right, it went into maintenance mode for some reason. I didn't ask it to do that. I cancelled it. Now all is good.

Is it okay to cancel the maintenance mode? Or have I caused chaos as usual?:)
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You can cancel maintenance mode. It just stops power on of all VMs and Tasks.
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