The base disk was simply still connected to the backup proxy VM, and for that reason the base disk was locked aka the snapshot could not be consolidated (as the base Join & Ask a Question Need Help in Real-Time? Get 1:1 Help Now Advertise Here Enjoyed your answer? Thank you. https://communities.vmware.com/thread/429441?start=0&tstart=0
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No snapshot present on the VM which could not be backed up - but a yellow mention in the VI client: "Configuration Issues - Virtual Machine disks consolidation is needed". You can not post a blank message. As always before performing anything; check, double check, test and always ensure you have a backup. I got into the snapshot manager window and pressed the "Delete All" button and after a few minutes a new error message appeared.
VMWare ESX - Creating a Windows XP VM and getting error: "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer." Outlook Web Access (OWA) - How to fix Generally the problem will be caused by one of three things. 1. The solution in the end was very ugly and I've not had time to log the issue with VMWare. https://www.vmadmin.co.uk/resources/35-esxserver/411-disk-consolidation-needed-unable-to-access-file-since-it-is-locked IF this does not help,Your backup utility is having lock on this VM.RegardsMohammed Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 4.
I love my work & spend most of my time working with Virtualisation & other Enterprise IT based technologies, in particular VMware, EMC and HP products. I've tried to look up the locked file via SSH with no luck.The vmdk's do not live on the local host's HDD, they are on a networked SAN (if that makes This post saved me a lot of time! After lots of reading and diagnostics I'd not resolved the issue so I went to the extent of rebooting the host.
Basicly the guest was powered off and locked. http://vmdamentals.com/?p=3677 This is the ESXi server which has the lock on the VMDK file. Next locate which ESXi host has a network adaptor with that MAC address. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. No No - I run my labs out in The Cloud Yes - Using dedicated hardware Yes - Running under VMware Workstation, Fusion or similar vote View Results Featured TechHead Video
LinkedIn Twitter grab this Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent - check your email addresses! this contact form By editing the VDP appliance properties, I deleted the mounted virtual disk that belonged to my problematic VM and left only the four default virtual disks of the appliance. The final solution was to power down the host, while the host was down via WinSCP I deleted the original guest from the disk. zSprawl says: May 26, 2014 at 07:02 In my case, a storage vMotion cleared up all issues.
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Of course, consolidating the snapshot did not work in my case. If you have set VM to power On with host power On, then it can be,RegardsMohammed Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 7. Re: Unable to access file
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No snapshot present on the VM which could not be backed up - but a yellow mention in the VI client: "Configuration Issues - Virtual Machine disks consolidation is needed". Latest Blog Posts Veeam CBT Data is Invalid - Reset CBT Without Powering Off VM View 7 Administrator Blank Error Dialog/Window After Upgrade App-V 5.x Writing to the native registry vSphere If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.Ok MenuExperts Exchange Browse BackBrowse Topics Open Questions Open Projects Solutions Members Articles Videos Courses Contribute Root cause So what is causing this "needs consolidation" warning?
Doug Rafuse says: September 17, 2013 at 17:16 Ben's solution of performing a storage vMotion (whether the machine be off or on), then running Consolidate worked perfectly. Article by: Todd Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage). He loves working in the ever changing IT industry & spends most of his time working with Virtualization, Cloud & other Enterprise IT based technologies, in particular VMware, EMC and HP http://globalcryptonews.com/unable-to/disk-consolidation-needed-unable-to-access-file-since-it-is-locked.html When we tell it to consolidate the snapshots it failes with the error "Unable to access file
This is one of the most common causes.