Problem: “vSphere HA initiated a virtual machine failover action” or “HA initiated a failover action in cluster” configuration issues warning message keep showing on one of the clusters. All hosts in the cluster running fine and there is no HA error in logs too. No server was rebooted and fewer chances of host isolation since there are 3 networks configured for HA failover.
This alert occurs when a Failover occurs in the cluster. All the servers are in a production environment and there is no issue while provisioning a VM on all the servers. Once the configuration issues warning message appears, you can no longer suppress it and there is no option available to acknowledge, clear, or see which machine was migrated.
Still, removing the alert is feasible.
The detailed error message as below:
vSphere HA initiated a failover action on 1 virtual machines in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%
HA initiated a failover action in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%
This article will show you the solution to resolve this configuration issues warning message. Follow the below solution steps to resolve “vSphere HA initiated a virtual machine failover action” configuration issues.
Solution: Disable vSphere HA and Enable vSphere HA Again
Step 1: From the vSphere Client, display the cluster in the inventory, right-click the cluster, and select Edit Settings. In the left pane of the Cluster Settings dialog box, select VM Monitoring. Or go to Cluster > Configure > Services > vSphere Availability.
Step 2: vSphere HA is turned ON, toggle vSphere HA to OFF and wait for all hosts to complete unconfigured for HA.
Step 3: Toggle vSphere HA to ON and wait for all hosts to complete the HA configuration.
Step 4: The configuration issues warning will disappear.
- Disabling VMware High Availability (HA) (1008025)
- How to Enable VMware HA for High Availability
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