Are the ESXi nodes are identical ? By chance is the VM is trying to get booted on other node from where it was created by DRS ?
Is HA and DRS enabled on that cluster ? Can you change the DRS setting to manual and try powering it on on the same node where it was created .
Thanks for the quick reply.
Yes, ESXi nodes are identical
HA isn't enabled, DRS is enabled. I created it on the cluster rather than the individual node, and as the only option when I try to move it is the second node I assume it's running on the 1st node. When I do try to move it manually it gives the same compatibility problems.