tijz
Contributor
Contributor

ESXi 5.1: clone keeps failing @ 99% "invalid configuration for device 12"

Hi All,

I'm trying to do a clone of a VM.

It keeps failing @ 99% with the error "invalid configuration for device 12".

I searched the forums and found several similar cases, sometimes with differing device numbers, sometimes also with number 12.

Some solved it with removing all vnics and re-adding them, others with simply removing a mounted iso or something.

But nothing seems to work with my problem.

The VM itself has 5 vmdk's, 4 of which are about 1.6TB.

I clone them from an iSCSI vmsf5 datastore to another iSCSI vmfs5 datastore.

At first the vm was hardware version 8, and to troubleshoot I upgraded to vmx-09.

The problem seems to have started once I upgrade to vSphere 5.1 (from 5.0).

I tried to read through some log files, but cannot find anything. not sure which logs to read though.

Can anyone offer any suggestion?

thanks.

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continuum
Immortal
Immortal

Post the vmx-file of that VM - that may help

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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jrmunday
Commander
Commander

Are you using vDS? If yes, have a look at this know issue;

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200680...

vExpert 2014 - 2018 | VCP6-DCV | http://www.jonmunday.net | @JonMunday77
tijz
Contributor
Contributor

Yes I am using a vDS.

However, it's not easy to get the VM onto a normal vSwitch.

I'll have to see i can reconfigure the physical switch...

EDIT: Also, I was able to do a clone before

But I did do a reconfigure and put the VM on a regular vSwitch and started a clone. seeing as this a vm with about 5TB of storage, it's gonna take a while (which would explain the issue described in the KB you pointed me to)

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jrmunday
Commander
Commander

Did this resolve the issue? Hope so Smiley Happy - Cheers, Jon

vExpert 2014 - 2018 | VCP6-DCV | http://www.jonmunday.net | @JonMunday77
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tijz
Contributor
Contributor

The clone takes about 40 hours Smiley Happy so I'll get back to you on monday...

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jrmunday
Commander
Commander

Ouch - I bet you don't want to be repeating this too many times!

vExpert 2014 - 2018 | VCP6-DCV | http://www.jonmunday.net | @JonMunday77
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