Posts Tagged ‘Redo’

VMware: Cannot delete virtual machine from disk with more then 100 active snapshots

March 19th, 2013 1 comment

Today I tried to delete a virtual machine with more then 100 (damn Backup Exec) snapshots, in the vSphere Client I selected in the inventory:  “Delete from disk”  , few seconds later I received this error message:

Cannot complete the operation due to an incorrect request to the server


Events directly at the vSphere 5.0 host:

Warning message from ESXHOST: This virtual machine has more than 100 redo logs in a single branch of its snapshot tree. Deleting some of the snapshots or consolidating the redo logs will improve performance. The maximum number of redo logs supported is 255.

Virtual machine disks consolidation failed.


With this simple PowerCLI command I was able to remove the virtual machine include all active snapshots

Remove-VM "VM" -DeletePermanently -Confirm:$false



Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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