AppSync: Mounts fail when VMware snapshot exists on the production host

Article Number:484500

Article Title and Link for Registered Users: AppSync: Mounts fail when VMware snapshot exists on the production host

Affected Product(s): VNX/VNXe Family,VMware ESX,VMware ESXi,AppSync,AppSync 2.2 SP3

Article Summary:The user is unable to mount virtual disk SQL database due to below errors. AppSync .csv: ,Mount copy,VM_000138, ,Virtual disk mount failed. Check any snapshots disks of VM [ ] resides in the copy., … Mount copy,VM_000075, ,”Virtual center service unmount operation failed for the following reason: ResourceInUse. …

Last Updated:April 11, 2017

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