Again I am not running virtual machines, these are powered off replica's of original VM's, the original VM's have no snapshots, only the replica VM's created by veeam have the snapshots and they are all powered off hence my question about a state check before raising the finding.
If the VM is powered down but with snapshots that is not relevant as it is not "running"
You'll have to wait for someone from the Skyline team to see this thread, or I can move it to that forum area (as a moderator)
Sorry for that I thought I had posted it in skyline section, if you could relocate it that would be great.
Moderator: Thread moved to the Skyline area.
The recommendations are generated for the disk chain of the VMDK, hence the power state of the VM does not have any effect. Irrespective of the solution that created the snapshot, it would still be considered a snapshot chain on VMDK.
You can mute the findings if it is not relevant to your environment, but the rule is put in place as VMware recommends snapshot as a temporary state only.
I appreciate that I can mute it but that doesnt solve the underlying issue
Veeam uses this method for its replicas, which as I understand it is a vmware supported/verified product
If we mute the finding it will not notify us for all VM's when I only want to exclude a subset of VM's created by veeam, I want to know if this is the case for any standard virtual machine not for the the DR replica's.
The Skyline analysis for snapshot considers all Delta disks(snapshot disks) in the environment irrespective of the source of creation, the only consideration it has is the age of the Delta disk. Hence, it is not possible to hide/remove the VMs from the list in the case of replica VMs.
I realize that snapshots are not ideal, but in vSphere7 the content library uses snapshots as checkin/out points for templates within the library.
So how do we reconcile that part as well?
(example below of a VM in the content library with three versions of the VM)
Name Date State Quiesced Description
vm-template-snapshot 2020-05-15T19:43 poweredOff N Snapshot used by Content Library to che
vm-template-snapshot 2020-05-15T19:47 poweredOff N Snapshot used by Content Library to che