vmware resource warning


I am fairly new to VMware management. I am setting up some new ESXi 5.5 Hosts and have utilized vCenter Server. I thought that using Resource Pools was a good way to logically seperate VM's for different purposes. I have discovered however this is a common mistake and may lead to future problems given the % Shares the child VM's would share if the server resources became contended.

I decided to move the VM's out of the resource pools and into the HOST root inventory location before deleting the unnecessary pools. This was fine one all but one to which I receive the attached error. I believe this is a long standing bug but I don't understand the consequences of moving the VM without addressing the message. As this VM will become an Exchange 2013 machine I want to ensure it doesn't have any performance issues before it is put into production.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Select yes, and reset ALL the Shares.

Resource Pools and Shares are not necessary, unless you are running a very constrained/resource intensive/over subscribed model.

Can you upload a screen shot of the resources section of the VM

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Assist-NetopaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew, I have attached both the hardware settings and the resource tab.

How do you reset all the shares?

Glad you have confirmed I am correcting this early on.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Normal and Unlimited is the Default.

So you are okay there are no restrictions on the VM.
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Assist-NetopaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew, I have just selected Yes to move the VM anyway. I guess that is just a spurious warning if the resources and shares are unlimited.
Assist-NetopaAuthor Commented:
Very quick reply and follow up. Well Done
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, glad to help.
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