If you run the Set CPU Resources or Set Memory Resources action with a value that is greater than the value that your vCenter Server instance supports, the task fails and an error appears in the Recent Tasks messages.

The Recent Tasks list indicates that a Set CPU Resource or Set Memory Resource action has a state of Failed. When you evaluate the Messages list for the selected task, you see messages similar to the following examples.

If you are working with Set CPU Resources, the information message is similar to the following example, where 1000000000 is the supplied reservation value.

Reconfiguring the Virtual Machine Reservation to:[1000000000] Mhz

The error message for this action is similar to this example.

RuntimeFault exception, message:[A specified parameter was not correct. reservation]

If you are working with Set Memory Resources, the information message is similar to the following example, where 1000000000 is the supplied reservation value.

Reconfiguring the Virtual Machine Reservation to:[1000000000] (MB)

The error message for this action is similar to this example.

RuntimeFault exception, message:[A specified parameter was not correct. spec.memoryAllocation.reservation]

You submitted the action to change the CPU or memory reservation or limit value to a value greater than the value supported by vCenter Server, or the submitted reservation value is greater than the limit.

Procedure

Run the action using a lower value.