An administrator notices that one virtual machine is in an orphaned state.

What are two reasons that a virtual machine can appear as orphaned? (Choose two.)
A.A Vmware High Availability host failure has occurred.
B.The virtual machine was unregistered directly on the host.
C.The ESXi host is disconnected.
D.The user does not have privilege to access the virtual machine.

Answer: A,B

Virtual machines can become orphaned if a host failover is unsuccessful, or when the virtual
machine is unregistered directly on the host. If this situation occurs, move the orphaned virtual
machine to another host in the datacenter that has access to the datastore on which the virtual
machine files are stored.

Comments 1

  • The Question does not state that HA is enabled in the Cluster. If a Host becomes disconnected from the network and HA is not enabled in the Cluster then all VMs (running or not) on that Host will become Orphaned. I’ve seen it happen before…

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