In The Bag #7 – Week 5 2017

Welcome to the seventh edition of In The Bag!

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In The Bag #7 – Week 5 2017

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That’s it for the week — Enjoy your weekend!

ESXi Snapshot Problems: msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCINGERROR

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Just a quick post about something I experienced at a client, with ESXi 6.0 hosts, today:

If you have trouble performing VMware snapshots, and see a  msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCINGERROR error, check the host time settings and NTP.

In this case, snapshots of VMs located on other hosts in the cluster were fine, but once a VM was moved to the new host, snapshot operations failed after an hour or so.

It turns out a new host in the cluster was not properly set up to use NTP, and time drift between the host and the vCenter caused the snapshot failures. Correcting the time on the host and configuring NTP resolved the issue.

Always remember: If the problem isn’t DNS, it almost certainly is NTP.

In The Bag #6 – Week 4 2017

Welcome to the sixth edition of In The Bag! It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, but here’s giving it a a go in 2017 as well.

In The Bag #6 – Week 4 2017

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