vMotion timeout on ESXi 6.0 cluster

Armitage318
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Hi, I am using ESXi 6.0 cluster with 9 nodes and 2 SAN (MD3200 and MD3800) through iSCSI.
I am trying to move one particular VM to one storage to another.
Every time, about 94%, I got error "timeout error".
I tried with this solution:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1010045

and raised fsr.maxSwitchoverSeconds  to 900, but I got same results.

This VM has just one disk (with one snapshot created last week).

Any suggestion?
Thankyou!
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Commented:
Have you attempted a cold migration? (powered off)

Author

Commented:
Hi Sean, no, I'd prefer to avoid service disruption on this VM.
Top Expert 2014

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Can you try after merging the snapshot?
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

Commented:
Flatten it to start with and how big is it?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

Commented:
Concur with @andyalder. Merge the snapshot then try again.
Mr TorturSystem Engineer

Commented:
Hi,

+1 !
delete all snapshot before storage vmotion

Author

Commented:
I confirm that I have been able to move VM powered off. thank you

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