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VMware: vRealize Operations Manager vApp deployment fails with error: This operation is not supported on the object

December 10th, 2014 2 comments

Today I was installing VMware vCenter Operations in my vSphere 5.5 update 1 homelab, during deployment I received this warning message:

The OVF package is invalid and cannot be deployed.

This operation is not supported on the object.




vRealize Operations Manager vApp 5.x can only deploy to a host inside a cluster if DRS is enabled.



My homelab is running a VMware vCenter 60 day trial version, after I enabled DRS in my cluster with 2 hosts I was able to deploy vCO 5.8


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VMware: Creating a snapshot for a virtual machine fails with the error: File is larger than maximum file size supported (1012384)

February 4th, 2010 3 comments

When Creating a snapshot for a virtual machine fails

Or you receive the error:
File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore

Note: This error does not occur on ESX 3.5 or earlier.

ESX 4.0 is able to detect when a snapshot file at maximum size cannot fit into a datastore. Instead of allowing the file to be created, which may not work correctly if it grows to big, ESX cancels the operation and displays the above error.

To confirm if the snapshot files may be too big, compare the size of the virtual machine’s base disks against the block size of the datastore which contains the virtual machine’s working directory.

Note: If you are using Raw Device Map, you should compare the size of the RDMs instead of the base disks.

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