I am having a little trouble replicating a VM and was hoping someone knew of a solution.
We are trying to replicate a VM that is on a host that has it's own Direct Attached Storage to another host that has it's own Direct Attached Storage.
Everything we are running is v5.1.0 update 1, the host is running vsphere Enterprise.
I go through the following steps in the vSphere Web Client:
1. Select the vm and select Configure Replication
2. Select the Target Site
3. Select the Target Location
4. Select the Replication settings
Everything validates ok but when the replication starts I get:
Unable to create base virtual disk '[XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX2.vmdk' for primary virtual disk with key 2002.
Cause: Insufficient disk space on datastore
The Target Datastore is 6TB in size. The VM uses approximately 330Gb and is Thick provision with Lazy Zeroing.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate,
Can you try to create disk at the target datastore of the needed size using vmkfstools with thick provisioning:
1. SSH or login at the target host console.
2. Type vmkfstools -c 330G -d zeroedthick /vmfs/volumes/<datastore name>/test_disk.vmdk
3. Check if the command from step 2 fails with "There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation" or throws other error or succeeds.
4. Remove the test_disk.vmdk and test_disk-flat.vmdk if such were created.
Could you provide more details on the number of disks of the VM that you are trying to replicate, whether they are RDMs? Also is the target datastore VMFS type? What version?. Thanks
Try to grep by the datastore uuid value (one linked at /vmfs/volumes/ at the target host).
Also you can limit the search by looking around the time at which the "storage issue with datastore path" message appears in /opt/vmware/hms/logs/hms.log.