2011-11-21 03:04 AM
Just installed VSC 2.1.1 and have set up a job to run very hour. Of the 6 VMs that reside on the datastore I am trying to backup using the SMVI functionality, only 2 complete. The other 4 servers all fail with the same error:
VMware Task "CreateSnapshot_Task" for entity "<server name>" failed with the following error: Another task is already in progress.
I can rule out any issues with the VMware Management Services as I can manually snapshot each VM. However, this process doesn't quiesce the VM so I followed this articles instructions and all seem fine:
I have tried to log a call with NetApp Support who simply said:
You will have to get a case opened with VMware to get the logs and see what is causing that to fail. It looks like a VMware error message.
Pretty poor response as far as I'm concerned. I could call VMware, but I expect they would say that as all other VMware functionailty seems fine it is an issue with SMVI. I think I'd agree with that too.
Another, less pressing issue, is the format of of the log entries in the email notifcation - it's in IPv6 format. I've since disabaled IPv6 on the vCenter server but it doesn't change. Quite annoying
2011-11-21 03:31 AM
Just followed these instructions from VMware to reregister the VMware Snapshot Provider. No change
2011-11-21 04:37 AM
Think I may have resovled the issue. There is a legacy installation of Symantec BESR on many but not all of the severs. Removing that on one of them fixed the problem.