Friday, March 11, 2016

VSphere | Advanced snapshot trobuleshooting - Part 3 - Example: Invalid snapshot configuration

Unable to consolidate because of invalid snapshot configuration

This is Part 3 of the short tutorial series:
vSphere | Advanced snapshot troubleshooting

This is much more advanced than our previous example.  You will see these two errors if you attempt to consolidate, clone or migrate the VM:

Detected and invalid snapshot configuration

or

... vmdk was not found

VSphere | Advanced snapshot trobuleshooting - Part 2 - Example: Unable to consolidate because the file is locked

This is Part 2 of the short tutorial series:
vSphere | Advanced snapshot troubleshooting

Virtual Machine consolidation attempts result with bellow error:
Unable to access file since it is locked

VSphere | Advanced snapshot trobuleshooting - Part 1 - The ESXi shell is your friend

I am writing this article as an extension to my previous post A VM is showing disk size of 0B where I will attempt to make a general explanation on how to troubleshoot and successfully solve snapshots and consolidation problems in your vSphere with a number of examples. Because the general article was so big, I decided to split it into three parts. This Part 1, is where I am describing the commands which are used to solve most of the snapshot problems and in the next two parts I will describe the process of troubleshooting via examples.