2012-11-07 09:04 AM
I have two 8.1 sims powered off and sitting on an NFS datastore that I want to decom. (want the sims, but on a different vol).
Trying to storage vMotion them to the new datastore, I get, from Hard Disk 1: "The datastore is not compatible with the virtual machine."
Hundreds of other VMs moved without complaint, and regular vMotion works. Is this some limit built into the sims?
2012-11-08 12:07 AM
OK, this was fun, and I realize that I left out the critical piece for diagnosis.
DSx = datastore number x, DSCx = datastore cluster number X, DC = datacenter, SVMO = Storage vMotion
All tests done by disabling storage DRS during the SVMO.
sim sitting on DS1 sitting in DSC1, SVMO to a DS2 sitting in DSC2, fail.
sim sitting on DS2 sitting in DSC2, SVMO to a DS3 (NOT sitting in a DSC), succeed
DS1 sitting in DSC1, pull DS1 out to where it's just DS1 under a DC, trivial
sim sitting on DS3 (NOT sitting in a DSC), SVMO to DS2 sitting in DSC2, succeed.
DS1 pulled to where it's a DS under the target DSC2, trivial.
sim sitting on DS1 sitting in DSC2, SVMO to a DS2 sitting in the same DSC2, fail
Sims can't handle datastore clusters. BURT.