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Attempting to migrate a VM to another host (the other host is part of a cluster).

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Hello,

When I attempt to migrate the compute resources to the 2nd host the error in the attached appears. Looking online it mentions something about a vswich or whatnot - though could be wrong?
 
Both of the VMs (a Win VM and vCentre) are using shared storage so only the compute resources are being migrated. 

I need to move the VMs before adding the host to the cluster.






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Thanks Seth  - will look into this error.

Rather than moving the VMs I tried to just move the host to the cluster (with the VMs still attached ) and it worked!
Cluster-4.PNGHowever, when doing this, for some reason two new VMs appeared  - see attached! Is this something to do with vCentre's HA?
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Migration is something to do with a vMotion Network error.

Check your vMotion Network.

vCenter Server HA, is uncontrolled failure of a Host.

What are the Red Alerts flag for ? that's not healthy ?

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Hi Andy, one of the errors is for the TPM.  Should I set up a new vSwitch when using clusters and HA? Only the default ones exist. Looks like HA has been set up (as per the screen shot) but weird how two VMs were created when I migrated the 2nd host to the cluster!

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Thanks both, very helpful as always.

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Not sure why but I had a VM template created for a server but it seems to have disappeared when I attempt to deploy a template, seems to have happened after I moved the host to a new cluster.

Based on this for future reference for my next lab build, it looks like its best or preferable to create the datacenter, then create the cluster under the datacentre and then add the two hosts before adding any VMs?
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Cheers Andy, it's all a learning experience but good all the same :)