What was the error that was getting thrown and what tasks were you completing when the error occurred?
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This is a bug I encountered (and reported) in the web client. When editing a VM, it incorrectly checks to see whether the datastore your current VM disks reside on have enough space to fit the virtual hard disks already assigned to them. Example:
Your data store is 100GB
Your VM's HDD is 70 GB, so 30 GB free
You edit the VM, it throws this error as it checks to see whether there is enough space on the datastore to fit *another* 70GB which is nonsense as the 70GB is already committed to this VM.
This is a really annoying bug, and while you won't encounter it with the Vsphere client, this doesn't help you as certain settings of your VM you can only edit with the web client.
The only workaround is making sure you don't create any virtual disk on a VM (first or second!) that is greater than the free space available on your datastore.
No remedy in sight though. I wanted to change my CD/DVD from using an image to using the device on the hosting server. Every time I go to save I get that message. I guessed that was what it was doing, trying to set up the drive again but it's madness. What is the remedy - an update?
When I get this message I power off the VM, unregister it and make the change manually by editing the vmx-file and reregister the VM.
Thats inconvenient but ir works.
I've had this issue for about two years and I've been working around it as you suggested. I can't believe that this issue is still around, how is it possible there is no bug report or update to fix this issue? I just patched vcenter to the latest version thinking surely it was included in the April updates to no avail. Incredibly disappointing.
There are lots of function that are not really reliable / trustworthy via the webinterface.
If you value your mental health I recommend to get used to:
1. doing all your VM edits that are potentially dangerous or destructive via edit of vmx-files or commandline
2. assume that flaws in the webinterface will be fixed before you get married
Thats what I do - it definetely safes time often.