VMware HealthAnalyzer error “Dataset for the report card is not valid”.

VMware has released version 1.0 of VMware HealthAnalyzer. VMware HealthAnalyzer is an virtual appliance that collects and analyses the VMware configuration and analyses categorized by VMware Health check best practices.  This tool can be uses by VMware consultants and VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC) partners.

The data can be exported to HTML and Microsoft Excel.

Some screenshots from VMware HealthAnalyzer:


The VMware HealthAnalyzer Appliance started


Report created


ESX hardware exported to Microsoft Excel.


Complete report exported to HTML.

I had problems using the VMware HealthAnalyzer on VMware VC 2.5 Update 2. When i try to Create a new Report Card i’ve got the following message:

Dataset for the report card is not valid. Dataset id=12 ; Datset File Name=/usr/share/ironman/capture/captureFiles/c20080817230624

VMware has confirmed there is a known issue, VMware HealthAnalyzer is not able to parse the version of the SDK correctly and released a fix. The are coming soon with a new version.

VMware patch available for the product license to expire on 12 august 2008

VMware has released a patch for VMware ESX 3.5 and VMware ESX 3.5i.

1.Read the following Knowledge Base articles first:

Fix of virtual machine power on failure issue, refer to KB 1006716

For VI 3.5, refer to KB 1006721 for deployment consideration and instruction

For VI3.5i, refer to KB 1006670 for deployment consideration and instruction

2. Download and apply the patch according to the product(s) you have:

VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Patch | VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 Patch

Enhanced VMotion Compatibility EVC

In VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) is introduced.. EVC makes it possible to VMotion between different CPU generations.

Processors included in the new enhanced VMotion compatibility for AMD are:

  • First-Generation AMD Opteron ™ Rev. E
  • AMD Second-Generation AMD Opteron
  • Third-Generation AMD Opteron as well as future AMD Opteron™ processors.

Intel Processors that are VMotion compatiblity:

  • Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 7300
  • Quad core Intel Xeon processor 5100/5200/5300/5400 series, based on the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture
  • Future Xeon processors based on Enhanced Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture.

VMotion between Intel and AMD processors is still NOT possible. Maybe in VMware ESX 4.

More information can be found in the "VMware VMotion and CPU Compatibility"guide found here.