Python: Encoding latin-1 utf-8

# coding: latin-1

If script is stored in utf-8, a u character has to appear before any utf-8 strings, as in following example:

# coding: utf-8


ws.write_string ("B6",u'Ñéñººª')

For cygwin users, python should be manually pointed at windows python available.

 ln -s  /cygdrive/c/Python27/python.exe /usr/bin/python

If encoding is not set up:

$ python
  File "", line 20
SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xc3' in file on line 20, but no encoding declared; see for details

To learn more about encoding:



Vmware vcenter migration. The operation is not allowed in the current state .

Despite having DRS enabled on our vmware cluster, we are unable to migrate virtual machines.

Every migration ends with the following error:

The operation is not allowed in the current state .

Thist issue occurs not only when using powercli, but also when manually trying to migrate:

$vm | move-VM -Datastore  $datastore -Destination $vmhost

If you check the host configuration (summary tab),  vmotion state is set as “No”, though  Host license is Enterprise plus.


Step 1: Restart licencse service in vcenter
vcenter:~ # /etc/init.d/vmware-cis-license restart
Stopping VMware CIS License Service...
Stopped VMware CIS License Service.
Starting VMware CIS License Service...
Waiting for VMware CIS License Service..................
running: PID:4108
Step 2: Disconnect and reconnect host.

When a disconnection and reconnection is performed, licence information is read, and vmotion host configuration will be re-enabled.