Troubleshooting Error 2947 when deploying VM to VMware ESX running 64-bit Windows Server 2008 (KB979592)

You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host. VMware E66SX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008. In this scenario, you may receive following error message:As of now, there’s […]

You run Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. You try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host. VMware E66SX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008. In this scenario, you may receive following error message:

As of now, there’s no resolution or work around for this scenario. The placement of a VM to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 host on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2 isn’t supported. For all details and latest updates please reference following Knowledge Base article: KB979592 - Error message when you try to deploy a newly created virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 Host that is running on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.