HA Monitoring error when un-suspending.

Leigh Kalbli
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I have some  lab VM's that i have set to suspend in the evening and then power back on in the morning.  The task works fine but when it powers on in the morning the VM shows a "vsphere HA virtual machine monitoring error"

Is it possible to permanently ignore or suppress it?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Is this the Suspend function, e.g. next to Power Off, Reset ?

If so, it's unnatural for servers/workstations to be suspended, I would recommend a Shutdown/Power Off.

Because this is when VMs become HA Protected at Power On.

Do the VMs in question have VMware Tools installed ?

It's giving you an error because of VMware Tools heart beat.

You could disable the alarm.... or power off, rather than suspend.

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Andrew,
Thanks for the clarification. They do have VM Ware tools installed.  I will change it to power off and test it out.
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I would power off and power on.
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I just changed one and did power off and powered it on 15 mins later.  That worked.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes, HA gets confused - Power off and Power On, will re-enable HA Protection.

Glad to help out with your question, have a good day.

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Thanks. Have a good one.
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