Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Unable to Power on a Virtual Machine

This kb article goes over troubleshooting steps for an number of issues related to VM file integrity.

Some of the issues / errors to look for:

  • Unable to power on the virtual machine
  • Powering on the virtual machine fails
  • You see one of these errors:
    • A file was not found.
    • Operation not allowed in the current state
  • The .vmdk file does not exist, but the .vmdk file exists.
  • Deleting snapshot fails with the error:
    • ASSERT /build/mts/release/bora-39823/bora/vmx/snapshot/snapshot_vmx.c:752
  • VMFS volume becomes inaccessible due to file system corruption
Here is the location of the KB Article for resolution: KB Article: 1003743

~Scott March

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