VMware: Remove Snapshot stuck at 95%
July 11, 2009 4 Comments
This morning a woke up and grabbed my BlackBerry to see if there was any news (mail / twitter). The first e-mail I read was one from our monitoring system that one of the VM’s did not respond anymore. So I started a remote session and logged on to vCenter. There I saw a running task which was running since last night :-S.
These are the steps I took to solve this issue:
- Connect to the ESX Host via SSH.
- Run this command Service mgmt-vmware restart to restart the service
- If the VM is still okay then you don’ t have to restart the ESX Host, otherwise restart the ESX Host.
- Open the snapshot manager of the VM and create a new snapshot
- Now delete all snapshots
- Poweron the VM
I want to thank @Depping, @diederikm, @laurensdekoning and @sanderdaems for pointing me in the right direction.