Host is in a state that cannot perform snapshot
Posted on 2013-12-20
We have a weird case with backing up VMs on VMware ESX 5.5. It doesn't matter if we use native VMware's VDP, EMC Networker's VBA or VADP solutions, the message is always the same:
2013-12-17 03:00:34 avnwcomm Error <0000>: Plugin returned non-zero exit code (10059). Aborting NetWorker connection.
2013-12-17 03:00:24 avvcbimage Warning <6788>: Found unknown section 'browse-from-catalog' in workorder, ignoring
2013-12-17 03:00:25 avvcbimage Warning <6788>: Found unknown section 'browse-from-catalog' in workorder, ignoring
2013-12-17 03:00:34 avvcbimage Warning <16004>: Soap fault detected, Could not connect to getHostMoref 'esx2.local'., Msg:'SOAP 1.1 fault: SOAP-ENV:Client [no subcode]
2013-12-17 03:00:34 avvcbimage FATAL <0000>: [IMG0009] The Host 'esx2.local' is in a state that cannot perform snapshot operations.
2013-12-17 03:00:34 avvcbimage Error <0000>: [IMG0009] createSnapshot: snapshot creation failed
The google is silent about it. We have restarted services, physical hosts, vcenter, VDP, VBA, Networker, nothing helps. The weirdest thing is that it was working for about a week, and then stopped. No known changes were made to VMware environment. Does anyone have an idea what could be the cause or at least how to diagnose deeply this issue?