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b.vanhaastrecht
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vCloud consolidation needed

Post by b.vanhaastrecht »

Hi,

In a vCloud environment, we are receiving errors regarding VM snapshot consilidation. This started after upgrade from Veeam v7 to v8. But, to be honest, we don't know which Veeam components is generating the message. B&R / Enterprise Portal?

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VM xxxxxxxxx (1bdc7671-daa6-49e0-a390-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) needs snapshot consolidation, but all automatic snapshot consolidation attempts have failed. 
Most likely reason is a virtual disk being locked by some external process. Please troubleshoot the locking issue, and initiate snapshot consolidation manually in vSphere Client. 
The errors message comes from thin & fast prvisioned vCloud VM's. Fast provisioned means referenced from a golden image, it's not a snapshot. If we would initiate the consilidation, it would meen inflating the vDisk. This is definitely not what we want. Therefore, in a vCloud environment with fast provisioned VM's the logic should be changed.

Kind Regards,
Bastiaan
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Vitaliy S.
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Re: vCloud consolidation needed

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Bastiaan,

Yes, thanks for the feedback. I will pass this information to our dev team.

Thanks!

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Re: vCloud consolidation needed

Post by b.vanhaastrecht »

Great!

Could you tell me if and where we can temporarely disable the snapshot consolidation alarm messages?
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Re: vCloud consolidation needed

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It's not possible, but the issue has been fully researched by now and the hot fix is already in the works (should be available next week). Thanks!

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