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.