SCVMM "Incomplete VM Configuration"

Posted on 2014-12-10
Last Modified: 2014-12-11
In System Center Virtual Machine Manager, a particular VM is powered off and was showing the error:
"Incomplete VM Configuration"

I didn't find any way to fix this, so I copied the whole VM into the VMM Library and created a template from it. I then deleted the VM from VMM. When this was done, I deployed the template, hoping that the VM would be set up correctly in VMM again. I was then planning to add the VM to the domain again and configure it when the deployment was done.

However, two and a half hour after the deployment of this template (that was created using the original VM), the same error message appeared again:
"Incomplete VM Configuration"

I really don't know where to look for what I need to know to fix this error.
Question by:itnifl
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jkeegan123 earned 500 total points
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You could recreate a new VM from the existing VHD.  This would DEFINITELY re-create the VM in a working state.  The only issue with creating like this is, you would get a new MAC address from the virtual NIC, so the network properties would be default / DHCP and you would have to reconfigure these properties.

I have done this many it in Hyper-V manager.  If you have more than 1 VHD that makes up the VM, make sure to attach all required VHDs.

Author Comment

ID: 40491188
I tried that now. The VM deployes correctly, but when powering up the VM, the power on operation fails with the error that the files are corrupted:
"The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable (0x80070570)"

I am guessing this VM has seen its days. I will be requesting to restore it from backup.

Accepted Solution

jkeegan123 earned 500 total points
ID: 40491311
One last thing you can try is... Mount the vhd on the hyper v server host using disk manager and see if the vhd is corrupted. It should open and you should be able to browse files and close the vhd when done.

Author Comment

ID: 40493365
Yes, the systemdisk is OK, but the datadisk (disk number two) is corrupted. So thats the explanation. Can't mount disk number two.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40493535
We didn't really get to a solution, but all suggestions were good. Thanks for the comments! :)

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