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VMWARE VM "edit" grayed out and error when attempting to migrate live with VMOTION

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I am attempting to move a running VM but get the error

 "Virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents migration: Device ‘SCSI Controller 0’ is a a SCSI controller engaged in bus-sharing”.

AND the if I right click and "edit" is GRAYED OUT

any ideas ?
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by:billherde
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Are you migrating datastore or host?
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by:Joseph Daly
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You can not edit the scsi settings while the vm is running. Power off the VM if you wish to change the settings.
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The reason for this error message is that your SCSI controller is not set to share the attached virtual disks.  By entering the Virtual Machines properties and viewing the offending SCSI Controllers SCSI Bus Sharing section you will likely notice that it is set to ‘Physical’.

To resolve this issue either set the ‘SCSI Bus Sharing’ type to either  ‘None’ or ‘Virtual’.  Your VM will need to be powered down before you can make a change.

-Harp
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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but should i still be able to right click on the VM and EDIT?

it is greyed out so I cannot see what the SCSI is set to
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by:Joseph Daly
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You should be able to right click and choose edit. Unless your account does not have the correct permissions assigned to allow you to do that. are you using an account with full admin access or a restricted account with only a subset of permissions.
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by:Harper McDonald
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Shut it down, make changes and check perms
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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Harper : thanks and will do
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by:Harper McDonald
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NP.

-Harp
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Not supported for vMotion and SCSInbus sharing at best us only a feature for lab use.

Your guest VM is support is unlikely.

Disable power off VM and remove and then vMotion or look at RDM alternatives
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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thanks and sorry for the delay
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