Did you finally sort this out? I have a similar error, and it is driving me to the bend. I need to stop a virtual machine but I cant because it is stuck with a snapshot, the first I was gonna take from the VM
(VM it is a W2k3 Server R2 SP2 )
I miss a lot the power button. . .
Thanks in advance
I don't know if You have the same issue I had before. My situation was that during VCB backup some snapshots sometimes "hang", and I could not remove snapshot, and also could not power off vm. I was getting the same error message as You. I am in such situation doing:
I log on via https to ESX host that hosts this VM. I can see if operation is pending. If it is, then I try to reboot this vm from https interface. If this is NOT SUCCESS, then I must log on to ILO (console) of server (NOT PUTTY)and then make 2 commands (from root):
service mgmt-vmware restart
service vmware-vpxa restart
Then I can power on this VM.
I hope this helps
Sorry about the delay. Finally I figured this out using " service mgmt-vmware restart " command.
It took a few minutes, but it worked.
Thank you very much for your answer.
Great to hear that.
So if this is correct, You can mark this answer as CORRECT, so other people will know that this is one of possible solutions.
I would like to mark it like Correct Answer, but I am not the owner of the post, so I guess I can not do it.
In fact, I can't see the button to do it .
Sorry about that.