Strange enough, also a power on works fine. This might not be the solution for me but if anyone can confirm I would appreciate it….I know this post is old and may be abandoned at this point…cheers! It didn't release due to a failed backup at some time in the past and every time a new backup was taken the disks just kept growing. This meant the base disks of the VM being backed up where still locked, hence the failure when trying to consolidate. Source
These issues also get into the picture when we have multiple snapshots for a single Virtual Machine – sometimes it does not get cleared during the snapshot deletion. English Localized Websites English Deutsch Français Русский Italiano Español Nederlands 中文(简体) 日本語 Česky Polski Türkçe Português(BR) Español(LA) Resource Pages Svenska עברית Sign In Downloads Contact Sales Sales Hotline: +49-800-100-0058 CET 8:00am I had went through just about every vmware kb article on consolidation I could find, and nothing was solving this. Some remained and this was due to those disks being mounted via hot-add to the backup server Cause of the issue: So why did this happen?
Screening the vmware.log doesn´t help either and gives no information why the VM snapshot can´t be fixed. Best regards! Don’t have an account? SUBSCRIBE!
After deleting the offending snapshot VMware informed me I needed to consolidate the disks. All Rights Reserved. Pressing the "Consolidate" button did not solved the problem neither. It seemed that the problem is bigger than I first thought. Given VM Snapshot situation In this case it doesn´t matter if the VM snapshot is inconsistent or not, the message you receive when running either Snapshot remove or Snapshot consolidate is
Request unsuccessful. Consolidate Virtual Machine Disk Files Stuck P.S – Do share your views and comments, thanks in advance. Reply Joy Banerjee on September 19, 2015 at 5:42 am You are welcome Sir - Thanks for been here "Snapshot consolidation needed fails with a lock message" its pretty common issue I wanted to make sure that is how you did it before I proceed.
Firstly let me show you – How Snapshot consolidation needed fails with a lock message looks like? Required fields are marked *COMMENTName * Email * Website Search for: Follow Me Twitter LinkedIn RSS Recent Posts Windows 8 Automatic Repair Loop - cmimcext.sys Dec 6, 2016 | Solutions, Windows Virtual Machine Disks Consolidation Failed You will see a warning message on virtual machine summary Snapshot consolidation needed fails with a lock message Now your task is to clear this message for that you need to An Error Occurred While Consolidating Disks: 5 (input/output Error) You helped A Lot to ME Thanks!!!!
Great. this contact form Get More Deals and Updated Post VMware ESXi 5.5 - Unable to Consolidate virtual machine disk files Menu Skip to content Search for: June 29, 2015 by derek.hennessy I've been working Thank you again and happy holidays! Select Yes. An Error Occurred While Consolidating Disks: Could Not Open/create Change Tracking File.
Saludes on The Odyssey of building a ligh…Alexey Stromilov on Clone a VMware's VM with…Alexey Stromilov on Cloning a VM without vCenter i…Adam Bokiniec on The nightmare of vCenter serve…Saludes on The Odyssey of building a ligh…E. Share this:TwitterFacebookGooglePocketLike this:Like Loading... have a peek here Daco says: September 15, 2014 at 09:31 Hi, In my case vSphereDataProtection was holding the disk.
My internet searches were not fruitful. Restart The Management Agents On That Host Normally you would expect a locked file message also when starting the VM. One is to run a vMotion/svMotion in VMware to another host.
I wiped it out by right clicking the vmdk file on the datastore browsing window. Get a IT Job - Windows Server 2012 Training Videos – Day to Day Task Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview Comparison Guide – Download PDF Archive Archive Select Month October 2016 You have Successfully Subscribed! Check This Out Copyright ©2016 Andy Barnes - Please do not copy any content including images without prior consent!
Caveat: Not all vmdks removed as part of the consolidation. Like mentioned before the VM is powered off and the file lock message pops up when trying to delete the snapshots. base5002 says: June 25, 2014 at 15:53 I have also had success by restarting the management services of the ESXi host in which the VM sits. tail -f /var/log/hostd.log I then ran the following command to locate which host(s) had the lock on the VMDK stated in hostd.log vmkfstools -D /vmfs/volumes/yourvolume/yourVM/yourlockedVM.vmdk I could see a single entry for