Is it possible the VM is using something not available on another host, like the port group it is using? Or it is tied to a host by having PCI or USB device passthrough set, or even connected to a disk in the hosts optical drive?
Is the VM powered on OR powered off ?
Could you try to unregister and register VM from inventory and then check if that works ?
VM is powered on. We need to take downtime. Trying to avoid downtime.
The "VLAN" selected exists on the destination host?
The hard disk is not a RDM?
Does the VM have snapshots?
Diego my assumption at the moment is that since vmk2014 is trying to avoid "downtime" the VM is running and therefore the KB article linked is not relevant since it is for powered-off VMs.
In fact he states that the VM is powered on in his 07:20 post further down the topic.
Couple of things to try:
- Try with the HTML5 client (https://<vCenter>/ui)
- Check If the VM needs consolidating (e.g. does it have outstanding snapshots that don’t appear in the snapshot Manager)
- If using backup software that uses snapshots, try creating and removing a snapshot.
Does the VM have a snapshot?
I think diegodco31 is spot on.
The mentioned VPX_DISABLED_METHODS are be used by e.g. some VM based backup applications, to avoid VM migrations during the backup. In case the backup doesn't complete successfully (i.e.crashes), the flag may not be removed. I ran into this issue myself some time ago, and the easy fix was to run the backup for the VM again. Once it completed, the grayed out items were available again.
Hi, sorry for the delay.
I suggest trying Andre solution, run the backup for the VM again.
If, does not work, try the kb.
No snapshot and i did try to take a snapshot and deleted the snapshot but no luck.
Full backup or incremental backup? We are using TSM backup tool. However, today's incremental backup was successful.
1º Shutdown the vm.
2º Remove the vm from the inventory
3º Add the vm to the inventory again.
The option to migrate should be available again.