But when we dont edit the size of the vmdk then it does not map the VM to templates vmdk but it points to its actual vmdk which is same as From ESX/ESXi 4.1, the output is also displayed on-screen. Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 10. As such, the command can be used to test the file and directory locking mechanism in the VMFS filesystem, where the procedure is expected to fail on locked files. Source
Use the information and guidance provided on this site at your own risk. Included in this output is the MAC address of any host that is locking the .vmdkfile. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.Ok Toggle navigation Products Performance Analyzer™ OpBot – your VMware vSphere virtual assistent Snapwatcher™ Health Analyzer™ All seems well now. 🙂 Reply Anton Khitrenovich said June 12, 2012 at 21:00 Yup, later I spotted this happening in our older environment also… Reply A nice vsphere bug i
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As always before performing anything; check, double check, test and always ensure you have a backup. Well, how do you recover from this situation? Reply Anton Khitrenovich said October 8, 2013 at 13:07 It is a bit more than simple rename - you have to move VMDK files to the corresponding folder also. Reply Luke said October 8, 2013 at 12:56 Hello Anton, Have you the info for moving the files in Step 4 and does it rename the files to match the VM?
Re: Unable to access a file since it is locked - Something to look for dnsadministrator Oct 13, 2008 11:39 AM (in response to phil_riley) Phil, Thanks for the info, I Open a remote console window for the virtual machine. Looking through vmware.log there was an error that stated it couldn't open the VMDK flat file because "Device or resource busy."Thinking it could possibly be a template issue I converted the Continued To identify the server: Report the MAC address of the lock holder by running the command (except on NFS volume): # vmkfstools -D /vmfs/volumes/
Received the message that it was corrupt. If it is a third-party process, however, contact the appropriate vendor in order to determine the root-cause prior to killing the process ID, as it may occur again in the future.Stop For ESXi, run this command: # vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate
so i don't [email protected]:I can't see any paralells between your problem and mine.You are trying to resize VMDK if i understand right. http://www.opvizor.com/fix-vm-snapshot-in-vmware-vsphere-when-file-lock-cannot-be-released/ thank you very much! Reply Anton Khitrenovich said September 25, 2012 at 17:09 Yep, it will work in case you don't care about the work already done on that VM… Reply theglenndavid.wordpress.com/ said November 21, To determine if the MAC address corresponds to the host that you are currently logged into, see Identifying the ESX Service Console MAC address (1001167).If it does not, you must establish
For example, Console OS troubleshooting methods such as using the lsof utility are not applicable to VMware ESXi hosts.Start with identifying the server whose VMkernel may be locking the file. You must determine which virtual machine should have ownership of the file, then reconfigure your virtual machines to prevent this error from occurring again. Can I just use the vSphere Datastore Browser GUI in order to move and rename the VMDK files instead of SSH? have a peek here The initial Problem was that no access to the -flat.vmdk was possible, no dd, no cat nothing read/write lock.For resizing: 'man vmkfstool' there you can find nearly everything possible.
The good news are that the original disk from MyTemplate is not gone. 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 This is one of the most common causes.
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ok, I said. Saludes on The Odyssey of building a ligh…E. After that, from the same template A I created a machine named VM-2. http://globalcryptonews.com/unable-to/vmware-failed-to-lock-the-file-vmdk.html During the power on process, an error may display or be written to the virtual machine's logs.
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