Tag Archives: Vmware


vQuicky –

> DRS has a bug that shows multiple vmotions or svmotions for a single vm

> The bug reports operation not allowed in current state.

> The DRS operation, however succeeds.

> The bug is harmless and can be ignored according to vmware.

inDepth  – 

So, in the latest KB articles come up a DRS bug in 5.1 where you will see multiple vmotions or svmotions for a single vm. The alerts end up throwing an error saying – “The operation is not allowed in the current state.”

The kicker is that the vmotion or svmotion that was being performed completes without any issue.

You will also see some logs in the vpxd log file as follows –


[07208 error ‘drmLogger’ opID=task-internal-1-2cbc1369-5e-72-b5] [DrmExecute::ExecuteVMotion] VM FW.host.local (/vpx/vm/#2/) is already in VMotion, so not executing another vmotion
> 2013-01-16T15:55:32.018+01:00 [07208 info ‘Default’ opID=task-internal-1-2cbc1369-5e-72-b5] [VpxLRO] — ERROR task-13275 — vm-2 — Drm.ExecuteVMotionLRO: vim.fault.InvalidState:

> –> Result:
> –> (vim.fault.InvalidState) {
> –> dynamicType = <unset>,
> –> faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
> –> msg = “”,
> –> }
> –> Args:
> –>


The vmware kb article says that this is a bug that can be safely ignored. Apparently they are working on a fix but watch out for your monitoring systems ringing the alarm bells 🙂

You can find the kb article here.

VMware will soon allow Openstack hosting!


At OpenStack summit in SanDiego and news from the VMware booth is that VMware ESXi will soon support spinning up OpenStack instances on VMware.

So does that mean the compute node will manage ESXi? Or does it mean ESXi will manage the compute nodes?
It surely is exciting. VMware already bought Nycera which is virtualization for networking and PAAS with Cloudfoundry.

I suspect it will be more than just this!

More as we know it 🙂

VMware Announces no more vRAM Entitlements!

Lets not even debate the whole structure about the vRAM pricing but VMware at VMWorld just announced (a minute back) that there are no more vRAM license entitlements. No vRAM, no per vm licensing model. Only per socket model which makes a lot of things easier. This was received with a lot of applause!