ukdaz
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Contributor

Issue with Storage vMotion and dvSwitch

About to do some work on my san and was going to migrate the machines to local storage ready for this work.

The VM's are using nics connected to a DVS.

When i tried to migrate the live machines i got the following error immediatley - A general system error occurred: failed to copy VM config to VMotion dest (vim.fault.InvalidDeviceSpec)

When i powered down the VM i got a different message after about 20% stating - Invalid configuration for device 3

What was strange was when i changed the nics to be on standard switches the machine migrated fine to local storage. I was then able to change the nics to be dvs again. Just wondered if anyone else has seen this?

Thx in advance

Darren

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rogard
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Im not sure this is related to the dvswitch, sounds to me like it had trouble parsing the vmx file.

Recreate the vmx and attach the vmdks again.

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