"A specified parameter was not correct: parent" error when trying to power on a virtual machine in Cloud Director
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"A specified parameter was not correct: parent" error when trying to power on a virtual machine in Cloud Director

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Article ID: 325484

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Products

VMware Cloud Director

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
  • "A specified parameter was not correct: parent" error when trying to power on a virtual machine in Cloud Director.


Cause

This issue can occur if there are invalid resource pool mappings in the Cloud Director for the virtual machine and its Organization VDC where it is located.

Resolution

In vCenter via the vSphere UI ensure that the virtual machine affected is located in the correct resource pool for the Organization VDC where the VM is located.

If the error persists with the virtual machine in the correct resource pool at the vSphere level then there may be an issue with the resource pool mapping for the VM in the Cloud Director database.
To resolve this please open a Support Request with VMware Technical Support and reference this article, KB 95276.