Article number
000004121
Affected Versions
All
Source Hypervisor
All
Target Hypervisor
All

Error: “Cannot allocate memory” when Creating/Editing a VPG

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Summary

An administrator cannot create or edit a VPG due to a memory allocation error.

Root Cause

This issue is caused by a lack of heap space on an ESX/ESXi host when a large quantity of virtual disk space is active.

Symptoms

Create/Edit a VPG task fails with error:

Cannot allocate memory

Solution

This issue can be resolved by following the instructions in this VMware KB article.

Alternately, this issue can be resolved by selecting a different target host for the VPG/specific VM(s).