Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Difficulty putting Lab Manager ESX host into maintenance mode.

The job gets to 2% and hangs, you have a VM on that blade called 000000-VMwareLM-ServiceVM-x00-x00 without VMware tools installed. 

The simple version is that this VM is there to help with “host spanning networks”.  So inside the Lab Manager UI Resources/Hosts, you must go into properties of the host and disabled the checkbox for “Host Spanning Enabled”, then the VM will power down and you will be able to enter maintenance mode gracefully.

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