An action task for Set CPU Count or Set Memory for VM has a Failed status in the recent task list because power off is not allowed.
Unable to perform action. Virtual Machine found powered on, power off not allowed.
Virtual Machine found powered on, power off not allowed, if hot add is enabled the hotPlugLimit is exceeded.
You submitted the action to increase or decrease the CPU or memory value without selecting the Allow Power Off option. When you ran the action where a target object is powered on and where Memory Hot Plug is not activated for the target object in vCenter Server, the action fails.
- Either activate Memory Hot Plug on your target virtual machines in vCenter Server or select Allow Power Off when you run the Set CPU Count, Set Memory, or Set CPU and Memory actions.
- Check your hot plug limit in vCenter Server.