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Cold Storage vMotion Fails, Hot Storage vMotion Successful

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.10 and later
  • VMware vSphere 7.0.3
  • ONTAP Tools for VMware vSphere 9.13
  • NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI 2.0.1-15 and 2.0.1-16
  • NFS 4.1


After upgrading ONTAP 9.12.1P5 to 9.12.1P10, cold storage vMotion between volumes or flexgroups (same SVM) fails with error, "NfcErrorCode", value = 23.
0000-00-00T00:00:00.000Z info vpxd[11111] [Originator@2222 sub=Default opID=lrtxyw8r-3333333-auto-44vx-vx:55555555-66] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-77777777 -- vm-888888 -- vim.VirtualMachine.relocate: vim.fault.NetworkCopyFault:--> Result:--> (vim.fault.NetworkCopyFault)
{​​-->    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
-->    faultMessage = (vmodl.LocalizableMessage)
[-->       (vmodl.LocalizableMessage)
{​​-->          key = "",-->          arg = (vmodl.KeyAnyValue)
[-->             (vmodl.KeyAnyValue)
{​​-->                key = "DestFile",-->                value = "/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/yyyyyyy/name.vmdk"-->             
}​​,-->             (vmodl.KeyAnyValue) {​​-->                key = "NfcErrorCode",-->         value = 23-->             
}​​,-->             (vmodl.KeyAnyValue) {​​-->                key = "NfcErrorCodeString",-->                    value = "NFC_ASYNC"-->             
}​​,-->             (vmodl.KeyAnyValue) {​​-->                key = "NfcErrorString",-->                value = "The request will complete asynchronously"-->             
],-->          message = ""-->       
],-->    file = "/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/yyyyyyy/name.vmdk"-->    
msg = "Could not complete network copy for file /vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/yyyyyyy/name.vmdk"--> }​​
vCenter Error:
Operation Failed!

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