I recently upgraded my ESXi hosts to 6.5. I am using horizon 7 with a linked clone desktop pool. I recently went to update my Gold Image and create a snapshot when I noticed in the View Administrator console I get the following error message "File system specific implementation LookupAndOpen[file] failed" for my linked clone desktop pool.
This error message is preventing me from doing a recompose or provisioning new VM's.
Even we faced this issue on few Virtual Machines in our newly upgraded 6.5 vCenter & ESXi hosts. Called up VMware support and they suggested to find and reboot the host that holds the lock. but considering the criticality of the environment, it is not feasible to reboot the host. Hence I performed some steps to find a alternate solution to release the VM lock without rebooting hosts.
Perform following steps:-
VM gets powered ON
let me know if this solution helps.
I noticed the new cloned VM is trying to use the hard drive of the old VM. I had to remove that drive and locate the cloned drive. Once I mounted the new cloned drive, it booted fine.