2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2018 9:51 AM by pdx1jtj

    Provision targetDatastore Null VM Exception: Unable to locate targetDatastore

    Favoritevmguy Lurker
    vExpert

      I am trying to create my first tile using java -jar tools/VMmark3Service.jar -c VMmark3.properties but every time I run it I get the error:

       

      ERROR MAIN : Exception Caught: Provision targetDatastore Null VM Exception : Review Log and Configuration : Unable to locate targetDatastore: 'DatastoreName' in Datacenter " exitSetting true

       

      I have triple checked my datastore name and I have tried renaming the datastore. 

        • 1. Re: Provision targetDatastore Null VM Exception: Unable to locate targetDatastore
          RebeccaG Hot Shot
          VMware Employees

          Hi, this is probably a formatting issue in the VMmark3.properties file. Could you post the results folder (named using the RunName parameter in VMmark3.properties) from /~/VMmark3/provisioning-output so I can take a look?

           

          Thank you,

          Rebecca

          • 2. Re: Provision targetDatastore Null VM Exception: Unable to locate targetDatastore
            pdx1jtj Lurker

            Hello,

             

            I can consistently create clusters where all the VMs come to life – or appear to (screenshot VMmark setup below).  

             

            In the test environment, cluster creation works for both “static” and “dhcp” test setups. 

            Have also tried extending the time limits in “VMmark3.properties” for RebootTimeSeconds and for ProvisionPingIpSeconds.

             

            Logs (example attached) consistently show that the arrangement isn’t really working, even while the VMs continue to come online. 

             

            It always ends like this:

             

            2018-10-01T20:48:17.377 [pool-3-thread-1] ERROR MAIN : Exception Caught: Provision targetDatastore Null VM Exception : Review Log and Configuration : Unable to locate targetDatastore: 'static-SUT1-datastore' in Datacenter : exitSetting true

             

            2018-10-01T20:48:17.394 [pool-3-thread-1] INFO  MAIN : Email Disabled

            2018-10-01T20:48:17.394 [pool-3-thread-1] INFO  MAIN : Ending Early

             

            setup.png

             

             

             

            Have also tried using vSAN storage - One-Host and Two-Host - but setup takes much longer.

            And with the same result.

             

            Any help would be greatly appreciated.