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Solved: How do I Fix “vSphere HA initiated a virtual machine failover action” Configuration Issues?

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:

Configuration Issues
vSphere HA initiated a failover action on 1 virtual machines in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%

Configuration Issues: vSphere HA initiated a failover action on 1 virtual machines in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%

Configuration Issues: vSphere HA initiated a failover action on 1 virtual machines in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%

Configuration Issues
HA initiated a failover action in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%

Configuration Issues: HA initiated a failover action in cluster %Cluster_Name% in datacenter %Datacenter_Name%

Configuration Issues: 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.

Reference

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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