13 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2019 8:31 AM by riverson

    Configuration file has unexpected changes - ESXi 6.5 kills virtual machine and cannot be powered on

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      Just installed a fresh HP DL380 Gen10 with VMware ESXi 6.5 (6.5.0 Update 2 (Build 8294253) from HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-Update2-iso-Gen9plus-650.U2. (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)). Installed a Windows Server 2016 Standard virtual machine, but ESXi kills the VM after running for about 5 minutes. After ESXi killed the VM, I can't power it on anymore.


      This appears in the event log of the virtual machine:


      Issue detected for vm1-server2016 on esxi1 in ha-datacenter: Configuration file has unexpected changes. Virtual machine has been terminated. Unregister and re-register virtual machine if the configuration file is correct.


      I have tried unregistering and re-registering but ESXi keeps doing the same...