I have deployed a VM from a template and i was trying to edit the VM settings(Note: VM is powered off) but i can't it is greyed out. I tried to migrate the VM to another ESX host even migrate option is also greyed out and also delete from disk and remove from inventory is also greyed out. can anyone suggest me on this please
Do you have permissions on this VM?
Has the deployment finished? Look at the status at the bottoms of the vSphere client-
It sounds as if either the deployment hasn't finished or it has got stuck. As weinstein has mentioned checked the status panel at the bottom of the screen to see if the deployment has completed without any errors
deployment has finished. i've logged into the vm and i need to increase the hdd space so i tried to increase the size by editing the VM settings it is greyed out so i powered off the vm and tried to edit still it is greyed out
Without the possibility to take a closer look at this situation, it's hard to say why all the different options are grayed out. However, the reason you cannot edit the virtual disk size could either be related to the virtual disk controller being an IDE controller or - in most cases - because the VM has an active snapshot. If the virtual disk's file name in the VM's properties contains s.th. like "...-00000x.vmdk" then you need to delete the snapshot(s) using the Snapshot Manager before you can increase the disk size.
I had the same problem:
Windows server 2003 r2 - converted from physical machine.
A snapshot was taken and after it, most of the settings greyed out.
I did as a.p. advised and it worked.
Thank you, a.p.