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SVMotion - Logs?

Where does svmotion log its' errors? Anyone know?

Charlie Gautreaux vExpert http://www.thickclouds.com
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fakber
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For troubleshooting Storage VMotion, take a look at the following logs in the Service Console.

/var/log/vmkernel

/var/log/vmkwarning

/var/log/vmware/hostd.log

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxa.log

The most important of the log files mentioned above will be the hostd.log and vmkernel log files.

I hope this is what you are looking for.

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dominic7
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VirtualCenter will log the errors in 'Events' for the VM being SVMotioned.

thickclouds
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The VC logs are helpful but do not point me in the right direction. I really need a location in the SC to look. Do you know what I mean?

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fakber
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For troubleshooting Storage VMotion, take a look at the following logs in the Service Console.

/var/log/vmkernel

/var/log/vmkwarning

/var/log/vmware/hostd.log

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxa.log

The most important of the log files mentioned above will be the hostd.log and vmkernel log files.

I hope this is what you are looking for.

Faisal

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thickclouds
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Hostd was it. Although the svmotion still fails!

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Have you filed a Support Request yet?

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thickclouds
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yes sir. I will let you know what they say.

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thickclouds
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Support acknowledged an issue they are actively working on but would not give details. They said a patch would be available soon.

Here is the error I found in the log but they pinpointed as what they are working on fixing:

DMotion: Failed to unstun VM after disk reparent.

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mcowger
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You have thin provisioned volumes or snapshots on those volumes, I'm betting.

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dominic7
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Or VMs provisioned from a thin provisioned template 😜

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thickclouds
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no thin and no snapshots....

interesting...

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ROMCH
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I had also no thin templates but a snapshot occruring (from esXpress) while svmotion.

on the end of svmotion: crash of vm --> failed to unstun...in the log

Testing showed me:

1. Snapshot Manger: GoTo brings the "Complete Migration" to the VIC and after clicking this all is :).

2. Snapshot Manger: DeleteAll no "Complete Migration" at all oo the VIC. :_|

This makes sens because step 1 brings the vmdk(s) back to the stae when svmotion did start and step 2 not.

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kitcolbert
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The issue of another process creating a snapshot during Storage VMotion is covered in KB 1003114: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003114.

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