Aarif_Khan
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VM deletion failed with error "Cannot complete the operation due to an incorrect request to the server"

Hi,

Backup snaphot was failing for the VM, as multiple orphaned snapshots were present. We tried to delete the snapshots and consolidate disks manually, but that too failing with an error.

Later we have cloned the VM successfully and powered off the original affected VM. The cloned is running fine without any issue.

Now, we want to delete the old VM from Infra to reclaim the datastore space, but getting below error while executing the VM deletion operation from vSphere Client as well from vSphere Cli.

"Cannot complete the operation due to an incorrect request to the server"

Hence, need assistance to resolve the issue.

Thank You.

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Aarif_Khan
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Thanks for the quick response, I already tried this but getting this same error message.

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estanev
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You can try with "Remove from inventory" and then manually delete the VM files from the datastore to reclaim the space.

admin
Immortal
Immortal

Remove the CDROM from the guest and then try to delete from disk

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Aarif_Khan
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I think this the last option I can try but there are around 100+ orphaned files present in VM folder, manual deletion of these files is time consuming process.

Regards,

Aarif

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Aarif_Khan
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Contributor

Removed cdrom and tried, but same error.

Regards,

Aarif

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jampani_siva
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Hi Khan, does it fixed? I have same issue so what might be the solution.

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Aarif_Khan
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Hi Siva

Yes, In my case, the solution provided by estanev was helpful.

Thank You "estanev".

Regards,

AarK0413

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