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Cannot drag and drop virtual machines across hosts using the vSphere Web Client 5.5 (2059828)

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  • Cannot vMotion virtual machines from one host to another using the vSphere Web Client
  • You are unable to drag and drop a virtual machine from one host to another
  • You see a red X indicating that drag and drop is not supported
  • You are able to drag and drop virtual machines across clusters


This issue is resolved in vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b, available at VMware Downloads. For more information, see the VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b Release Notes.

To work around this issue, use the Migrate option to invoke the migration wizard. 
To migrate virtual machines:
  1. Right-click the virtual machine and click Migrate.
  2. In the Migrate wizard, select the Change Host option.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Expand the cluster to which you are going to vMotion the virtual machine.
  5. Select the Allow host selection with this cluster option at the bottom of the window.

    Note: If this option is not selected, vMotion picks a random host to move the virtual machine.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the new host to which the virtual machine should be migrated.
  8. Click Next
  9. Select the vMotion Priority.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Review the selected vMotion options.
  12. Click Finish.

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