storage vmotion fails
Posted on 2013-05-21
I have tried a few times to get a server moved to another storage device and it has failed three times giving me different errors
the first time two times i got:
Aneneral system error occurred: The migration has exceeded the maximum sitchover time of 100 seconds. ESX has preemptively failed the migration to allow the virtual machine to continue running on the source. To avoid this failure, either increase the maximum allowable switchover time or wait until the virtual machine is performing a less intensive workload.
After reinsalling vmware tools i get
a general system error occurred: storage Vmotion failed to copy on or more of the VM's diskss. Please consult the VM's log for more details looking for lines starting with "SVMotion".
The error above mentions the file "Servername-000001.vmdk" as the disk it could not copy. This file has grown everytime i try to use vmotion (it may just be growing in general).
I need to move this server (worst case scenario shut it down and copy it i suppose), and i also need to deal with the vmdk file that is mentioned above. Please, if any one has ideas or suggestions i am open to all.
I can't afford to make a mistake as this is a production server and rebuilding will take a too long to restore. Thanks!!