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Holy sVmotion Fail Batman!

I thought I had covered failed sVmotion in a past post, or at least some of the symptoms. Alas, I can not find the post (either I fail at Google, or they fail at indexing my content… likely the first). During a recent sVmotion fail I came across a wonderful cleanup KB from vmware.com. From the KB:

Symptoms

    * Storage VMotion (SVMotion) fails or is interrupted.
    * A generic DMotion error displays on the console in the Remote Command-Line Interface (RCLI).
    * In VirtualCenter or VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client connected directly to an ESX host, the virtual machine appears running or stopped in the inventory.
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      If you right-click the virtual machine and select one of the hard disks, it references a DMotion file instead of the VMDK.
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      If you right-click the virtual machine in VirtualCenter, the Power and Snapshot options are not available.
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      If you right-click the virtual machine in VirtualCenter, the Complete Migration option is available, but it does not work.
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      The VMX and vmware.log files are moved to the destination datastore but have duplicates in the original datastore. The files in the original datastore contain original virtual machine information.
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      The DMotion*-delta.vmdk and the VMName*-flat.vmdk files may remain on the source volumes or may be moved to the destination datastore.

Unfortunately it is a long post, and pasting it here ruins the formatting, so to see the solution, you’ll have to click through.

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