Snapshot alarm where no snapshot exists

Have a situation where vCenter is sending an alarm alert for a snapshot but no snapshot exists

5.5 environment, hardware version 7, VMware tools need to be upgraded (tidying up as contracting)

Any quick way to fix this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Why did you think there were no snapshots ? just because you looked in Snapshot Manager, that is not good enough I'm afraid!


[Name of VM]-000001.vmdk

[Name of VM]_1-100001.vmdk

[Name of VM]_2-00001.vmdk

hence why the alarm has gone off!

Question Answered.

Please see my EE Article about snapshots and how to detect and deal with them

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check the datastore ?
Indie101Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew just getting access to take a look

Using VNX550 as Storage

Alarm for thin provisioned volume capacity threshold exceeded since last December, (first day here looking at it)

When i browse the datastore

I see some huge files in machine name folder of the datastore through web client

[Name of VM]-000001.vmdk
[Name of VM]-00001-ctk.vmdk
[Name of VM]_1-100001.vmdk
[Name of VM]_1-100001-ctk.vmdk
[Name of VM]_2-00001.vmdk

No delta files present in datastore
Indie101Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew, you're right i was wording the question on the fly without full access to vSphere at the moment

Is it a case of using below kb article
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