The training server in Stafford encountered a problem when trying to start multiple virtual machines needed for Sharepoint training. Even though there was plenty of RAM available the following error popped up.
- The server encountered an error occurred while starting Trainee10. Please try to re-start this virtual machine after the problem is fixed.
‘Trainee10′ failed to initialize.
Unable to allocate 2000* MB of RAM: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. (0x800705AA)
*number will vary based on the amount of RAM assigned to the VM
After researching the issue, this KB article popped up. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953585 Since the server, being a 64-bit AMD machine, has NUMA architecture the fix was applicable. As I understand it, all 64-bit AMD servers have this architecture.
After applying Server 2008 SP2 the problem was resolved and the Sharepoint virtual machines worked very well for the classes.