If the vCenter HA configuration process does not create the clones successfully, you have to resolve that cloning error.


Clone operation fails.
Note: Cloning a Passive or Witness VM for a VCHA deployment to the same NFS 3.1 datastore as the source Active node VM fails. You must use NFS4 or clone the Passive and Witness VMs to a datastore different from the Active VM.


Look for the clone exception. It might indicate one of the following problems.
  • You have a DRS-enabled cluster, but do not have three hosts.
  • The host or database connection is lost.
  • Not enough disk space.
  • Other Clone Virtual Machine errors


  1. Resolve the error that caused the problem.
  2. Remove the cluster and start configuration again.