I'm trying to activate FT on a virtual machine that as far as I know fulfils all the requirements for FT but I'm having this message when activating it. Any hint on what could be happening or where to log for extended information? This error message is too generic ...
Thanks in advance mates.
I printed that document and followed all the requirements to my best but maybe I've forgotten something or I misunderstand something so i would like to know if there is a log where I can check what's wrong with the virtual machine configuration. I've read a post about log locations but that logs didn't contained nothing related to the activation of the FT system. So I'm a bit lost 😕
Ey, I was not able to find that KB, it was just what was happening to me but this limitation is not reflected at the documents you pointed before :? Anyway, thanks a lot mate!
I had similar issues when trying to configure FT.
Turns out that for the intial setup I needed to have my vm's powered down (AMD processors on the hosts).
It then worked fine.
Hope this helps.
Have you ensured that every single needed component for FT is implemented?
FT logging network
Intel or amd vritualization enabled in bios
Enable host certificate checking.
Do you have an floppy/cdrom iso mounted in the vm settings.
There is alot to FT, any slight misconfiguraiton it will not work.
this is on 6th page in VMware Fault Tolerance Recommendations and Considerations on VMware vSphere 4, http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/fault_tolerance_recommendations_considerations_on_vmw_vsphere4.pdf
"Turning on VMware FT for a virtual machine first requires the virtual machines’ virtual disk (VMDK) files to be
eager zeroed and thick-provisioned. During the process of turning on VMware FT, a message will state this
requirement. The message asks whether or not it should convert the virtual disk to the supported format of
eager-zeroed and thick-provisioned. The user must convert the virtual disk at this time in order to proceed
with turning on VMware FT. Alternatively, the user may wish to convert the virtual disks before they turn on
VMware FT to allow for a quicker VMware FT turn-on process at a later time. So, thin-provisioned or lazyzeroed
disks could be converted during off-peak times "
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