ESXi: VM being restarted

Armitage318
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I see a warning "vSphere HA failover operation in progress in cluster XXX in datacenter DC YYY: 1 VMs being restarted, 0 VMs waiting for a
retry, 0 VMs waiting for resources, 0 inaccessible Virtual SAN VMs". Apparantly, all VMs are up&runnig (according to our monitoring), so I assume this is cosmetic.
Anyway, how can I identify which VM is restarting?
Thank you
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
looks at the Tasks and Events.

(it could be a red hearing!)
RAFAIT CONSULTANT
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Commented:
according to Andrew, validate the events in the VM first.

You can also reconfigure HA availability on the host where the VM is hosted.

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Hi Rafa, as I wrote, I don't know which VM it is.
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Hi Andrew,
I checked old  logs from "that" day (april 4), I see lots of "completed" task. There are few task which are not, eg.

VMware vSphere Update Manager has restarted. The task was scheduled to run when Update Manager was not available and will run on the next schedule

or this:

Unable to generate userworld swap file in directory '/vmfs/volumes/5b61676a-c720b180-486d-d4ae52bc6b95/server' for 'server'

or this:

An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM out.

Anyway, all VMs are up&running now.
I don't know what I need to investigate.

In case, is reconfigure HA a safe option?
Thank you
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An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM out.

that's a HA event.

In case, is reconfigure HA a safe option?

Yes, safe.

otherwise you will have to check FDM logs, and they may not be helppful.

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Hi Andrew, I disabled / enabled again HA on my cluster, the error is gone.
Thank you!

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