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SCVMM "Incomplete VM Configuration"

Posted on 2014-12-10
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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.
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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 times....do it in Hyper-V manager.  If you have more than 1 VHD that makes up the VM, make sure to attach all required VHDs.
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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.
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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.
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Yes, the systemdisk is OK, but the datadisk (disk number two) is corrupted. So thats the explanation. Can't mount disk number two.
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We didn't really get to a solution, but all suggestions were good. Thanks for the comments! :)
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