Error 466 adding HV Host to cluster


  • We are running System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition (Version 2.0.4275.0) and are currently expanding the number of hosts from 3 to 5.  I am aware that the wokgroup edition only supports 5 hosts.

    With the 5th host, I add into the cluster via Failover Cluster Manager then refresh the cluster in VMM and the host appears in a pending state.  However, when I try to "add to host cluster", the job fails with error 466 - System Center Virtual Machine Manager Workgroup Edition cannot manage more than five hosts.

    I am confused - as this is the 5th host, should it not allow me to add it into the cluster?

    • Edited by birdhut Friday, January 27, 2012 10:21 AM
    Friday, January 27, 2012 10:20 AM


  • Solution was to add the node into VMM first (not as part of a cluster), then add into the failover cluster using Failover Cluster Manager after it was in VMM.
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:57 PM