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Error 2947 when deploy a VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008

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According with Virtual Machine Manager Team Blog e may get the error 2947 if you try to deploy a newly created VM to a VMware ESX host running on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008:

Consider the following scenario:
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 ESX Server 3.0 Host is running on the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.
In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:

Error (2947)
Virtual Machine Manager cannot complete the VirtualCenter action on the server hostname.domain.com because of the following error:
Error during the configuration of the host:
configSpec.guestId.
(Unknown error (0x194))
Recommended Action
Resolve the issue and then try the operation again.

As of now, there is no resolution or work around for this scenario. The placement of a virtual machine to an instance of VMware ESX Server 3.0 host on an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported.
For all the details and latest updates please reference the 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
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February 22, 2010 at 11:17 PM

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