Storage vMotion of a virtual machine fails with the error: A specified parameter was not correct
search cancel

Storage vMotion of a virtual machine fails with the error: A specified parameter was not correct

book

Article ID: 344510

calendar_today

Updated On:

Products

VMware Cloud Director VMware vCenter Server VMware vSphere ESXi

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
When performing Storage vMotion of a virtual machine, you experience these symptoms:
  • Storage vMotion fails
  • You see the error:

    A specified parameter was not correct.

  • In the hostd.log file, you see the error:

    'Unexpected type received in extra config for key: guestinfo.ovfEnv'2011-10-20T14:33:15.530Z [56044B90 warning 'Default' opID=23C91022-0000744F-71-b1] Unexpected type received in extra config for key: guestinfo.ovfEnv


Environment

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
VMware Cloud Director 1.5.x
VMware vCenter Server 5.0.x
VMware ESX 4.1.x
VMware ESXi 4.1.x Embedded
VMware ESXi 4.1.x Installable

Cause

This issue occurs if a configuration parameter is unset, whereas the host expects this to be set.

Resolution

This issue is resolved in vCenter Server 5.x Update 1 and ESXi 5.0 Update 1.
To permanently resolve this issue, upgrade vCenter Server and the ESXi 5.0 host to vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1 and ESXi 5.0 Update 1 respectively.
If you are running this in a vCloud Director environment; first upgrade to vCenter Server 5.x Update 1, next upgrade the host to ESXi 5.0 Update 1, then upgrade to vCloud Director 1.5.1 as it is required to operate with Update 1.
If performing an upgrade is not an option at this time, you can temporarily workaround the issue.
To workaround this issue:
  1. Right-click the virtual machine and click Power Off.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Migrate.
  3. Complete the steps to move the virtual machine to the destination host.
Optionally:
  1. Click Virtual machine settings by right-clicking the powered off virtual machine.
  2. Select the Options tab.
  3. Click Enable vApp Options. You see additional configuration options related to the vApp appear. In OVF Settings, disable the checkbox that says VMware Tools.
  4. Power on the virtual machine.
  5. Storage vMotion the virtual machine.


Additional Information

仮想マシンの Storage vMotion が「指定されたパラメータが正しくありません」というエラーで失敗する