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Failed to Create vCenter Snapshot Associated With Volume Collection

 
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vmw9
Frequent Advisor

Failed to Create vCenter Snapshot Associated With Volume Collection

I am getting this error in nimble:

Failed to create vCenter snapshot associated with volume collection xxxxx  schedule DailyRetain15 for virtual machine vsm-n1kv-2 because virtual machine tools in the guest are not running.

I cannot install vmware tools on this vm since its a vendor proprietry appliance.

anyt idea what to do?

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tmoore106
Trusted Contributor
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Re: Failed to create vCenter snapshot associated with volume collection

You can place it in it's own datastore and not use vmware synchronization when taking snaps.

vmw9
Frequent Advisor

Re: Failed to Create vCenter Snapshot Associated With Volume Collection

what is difference between using vmware sychorization vs no synch?

rfenton4
Honored Contributor

Re: Failed to Create vCenter Snapshot Associated With Volume Collection

No synch does not call the VMTools agent to quiesce the filesystem and does not create a VMWare snapshot in order to get a application-consistent snapshot.


If none is used then you will have a crash-consistent