The operation is not allowed in the current state of the host

Yesterday I was trying to hot-clone one production server in Vsphere and got the error:

The operation is not allowed in the current state of the host

Finally, I figured out where was the problem. I had running multiple servers in a HA cluster (with DRS activated) and one of the hosts were in a maintenance mode. This was the problem – I removed the maintenance mode and hot-cloning worked perfectly.


Comments

  1. Michael says:

    Just happened to me as well, only thing is you can just click past the warning and it will still work (while one host is in maintenance mode) scary looking error though!

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