Troubleshooting – cannot stop, start or remove VM snapshot

Shares

In the morning I was trying to remove snapshot from VM using vSphere client, to my surprise, I couldn’t remove it.  An error says:

Remove snapshot <VM name> Another task is already  in progress. < domain\user> <virtual machine name> console

I tried to stop VM, without success, error this same like above.

Second try-out, from command line using vmware-cmd command with removesnpahots syntax, failed with error:

VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(0) : (Operation failed since another task is in progress.)

I  solved a problem by restarting vmware management agent on ESX host, # service mgmt-vmware restart. After process restart I was able remove snapshots and power VM down

 

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

[…] Troubleshooting – cannot stop, start or remove VM snapshot … – Remove snapshot Another task is already in progress … line using vmware-cmd command with removesnpahots syntax, failed with error: VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(0) : (Operation failed since another task is in progress.) I solved a … […]

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

FOR FREE. Download Nutanix port diagrams

Join our mailing list to receive an email with instructions on how to download 19 port diagrams in MS Visio format.

NOTE: if you do not get an email within 1h, check your SPAM filters

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Don't miss any posts. Subscribe To Our Newsletter!!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from www.vmwaremine.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest