Transport (VMDB) error -45: Failed to connect to peer process.

Hello all

I have a big problem moving two VMs.

I can move all VM's in my cluster from one host to another except two. If I want to move them with vMotion, vMotion starts, stops at 20% and after some time I get the message:

Transport (VMDB) error -45: Failed to connect to peer process.


- VCSA 6.5 most recent build

- vSphere ESXi 6.5 (Build: 8294253)

- NetApp Storage, Datastore via NFS mounted

Anybody got a solution here?

Many thanks and greetings


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VMware Employee

This could be due to lack of free space in Datastore and not being able to create a swap file.

We would see following entries in hostd.log

2017-01-25T17:26:01.292Z info hostd[A0AFB70] [Originator@6876 sub=vm:/vmfs/volumes/54e639e8-d1b40fa0-d11c-40a8f0253994/SCB-DVM-8046/SCB-DVM-8046.vmx] VMX exited: '0 MainRun: Could not reserve memory for the Virtual Machine Process during initial power on.-22 Initial VMX memory reservation failed.

2017-01-25T17:26:27.007Z warning hostd[E781B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmsvc.vm:/vmfs/volumes/54e639e8-d1b40fa0-d11c-40a8f0253994/SCB-DVM-8046/SCB-DVM-8046.vmx] Failed operation

2017-01-25T17:26:27.008Z info hostd[E781B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Vimsvc.ha-eventmgr] Event 28125 : Cannot power on SCB-DVM-8046 on in ha-datacenter. A general system error occurred:

Free up space in datastore would be my suggestion

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