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Vmware server consolidating disks

If the consolidation fails, there were no snapshots shown in the Snapshot Manager, but the snapshot files were still being used on the datastore. Unfortunately today this happened for me too, but it has been the first time this happened in a v Sphere 5 environment.

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I quickly found there is a new option now under the snapshot menu. Committing a snapshot on a VM fails and you can’t get your VM to boot again because there are disks missing.This could happen because when initiating Delete or Delete All snapshots, the snapshot details are deleted from Snapshot Manager, then the snapshot files are consolidated and merged to another snapshot file or to the virtual machine parent disk.In workstation go to File on menu and select Import or Export.Convert Physical Computer to Virtual by VMware Stand alone converter 4) Select Virtual Appliance in source type.5) Browse the virtual machine’s configuration file VMX in next screen as shown below.( I’m not sure whether workstation and server VMware tools are same, but I think its better to remove now and install later in v Sphere Client)2) Shutdown the virtual machine and remove floppy drives, USB and sound devices.

If not removed now, converter will remove them with warning message later.3) Make sure network connectivity is OK and firewalls are opened between VMware workstation host and ESXi server.

I eventually had to revert to my last Veeam backup because that was more recent that going back in time to the day the snapshot was made.

The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware v Sphere components, including ESXi, VMware v Center Server, the v Sphere Web Client, and optional VMware products.

LCK in the name from your virtual machine’s folder, which would preserve any snapshot data.

From time to time, I want to copy just the minimum files for a VMware virtual machine: the two files and the file.

Also, there are plenty of advantages by server virtualization.