4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2014 8:41 AM by vmproteau

    DRS powered on a VM immediately after OVF Import

    vmproteau Expert

      We have some isolated clusters. I needed to move a VM from one isolated cluster to another and chose to export and import an OVF template of the VM. During the OVF deployment in the new cluster I made a point to not select "power on after deployment". When the deployment completed, it appears that DRS powered the VM on. This was not a critical issue but, I'm wanting to understand this behavior. I didn't expect that and don't recall DRS ever powering on a deployed OVF like that. I've included the pertinent events read from bottom to top.

       

      Has anyone had a similar experience or an explanation?

       

       

      DRS powered On the virtual machine on
      ESXI-Host-Y

      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:37 PM
      Power On virtual machine
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM

       

      Resource allocation changed
      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:37 PM
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM

       

      Warning message from hfesxinf27ph.hilton.com:
      Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution
      of the virtual machine will be limited to 1176x885
      . To use the configured maximum resolution of
      2560x1600, increase the amount of video RAM
      allocated to this virtual machine by setting
      svga.vramSize="16384000" in the virtual machine
      's configuration file. 
      warning
      10/30/2013 12:39:36 PM
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM
      vpxuser

       

      Failed to retrieve OVF environment sections from
      extension vService Manager
      error
      10/30/2013 12:39:35 PM
      Power On virtual machine
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM

       

      Virtual machine is starting
      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:34 PM
      Power On virtual machine
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM

       

      Completed the relocation of the virtual machine
      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:34 PM
      Power On virtual machine


      Relocating from ESXi-Host-X,
      to ESXi-Host-Y
      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:32 PM
      Power On virtual machine


      Task: Power On virtual machine
      info
      10/30/2013 12:39:31 PM
      Power On virtual machine
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM

       

      Virtual machine created
      info
      10/30/2013 12:14:06 PM
      OVF-DEPLOYED-VM
      Domain\UserX