ESXi datastore with corrupted partition table


My colleague told me that he always failed to vmotion virtual machines to a particular datastore. The error message does not have much information, it just says the virtual machine files on the destination datastore is not accessible even the vmotion has not started yet.I found some relevant information in the vmkernel log: 2014-03-26T04:36:20.189Z cpu28:6188)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2318: … Continue reading ESXi datastore with corrupted partition table

TSM 6.4: Backup VMware VM Template


In TSM 6.4, there is a new parameter in the VMware backup options : -vmenabletemplatebackups If you want to backup the VMware VM template, you need to add '-vmenabletemplatebackups=yes' in your VMware backup job schedule options. Here is a example: update sched vmware Weekly_full OPTions='-vmfulltype=vstor -vmbackuptype=fullvm -asnodename=DATACENTER-01 -vmprocessvmwithindependent=yes -vmprocessvmwithprdm=yes -vmenabletemplatebackups=yes -domain.vmfull="vmfolder=Weekly-Backup" -MODE=FULL'

Fail to quiesce a virtual machine while taking snapshot


The issue was firstly caught by TSM. The backup job of a virtual machine failed and the log shows 02/22/2014 04:09:37 ANS4015E Error processing 'virtual-machine-name': unexpected TSM error (115) encountered.My understanding is that the first step of TSM backup is to take a snapshot. So I tried to manually take a snapshot of the running virtual … Continue reading Fail to quiesce a virtual machine while taking snapshot