I was wondering if anyone had seen this error before when running Get-Task for the first time?
Get-Task : 10/07/2012 16:58:41 Get-Task An item with the same key has already been added.
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+ get-task <<<<
+ CategoryInfo :NotSpecified: (:) [Get-Task],
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId :
The command still runs successfully and if I run Get-Task again it runs with no error. If I disconnect from the VC and then reconnect and run the command again I get the error again.
This error is also occurring for any task I run for the first time after connecting to the VC..ie creating a new VM
if I run get-vmhost server.name | new-vm -name test01 I will get the same error but for New-VM An item with the same key has already been added.
Interestingly the progress indicator doesn't display but the VM is still created successfully.
If I run the same command to create a VM again with a different name there is no error, the progress indicator displays and the VM is created
I am running powercli 5.0
Thanks for the reply Lucd
Unfortunately I am not able to upgrade at the moment. I do have a test virtual center and cluster running the same versions and i cant replicate the behaviour.
I am running a script that reconfigures many settings for vm's contained in a csv file. ie changes port group,moves to destination folder,resets resource settings etc the error occurs on the first task of the first vm which in this case is the set-networkadapter cmdlet....again it does complete successfully and continues on and completes, however the performance is poor compared to my way lower spec test environment. Could the error be impacting performance?
I began seeing this error after upgrading my infrstructure to 5.1.. After scouering google i came across this article.
This is obviously a different case where the person isnt using powercli but it is the same error.. So i tried the fix anyway on my VMs and it seems to have resolved the issue.
Consolidate the snapshots on the VM (even if the VM says it has no snapshots) - the the consolidate option is available run it - it will take a upto a minute to run. Then try your NEW-VM clone task again..
Hope this helps.