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VASA Provider: "Flexvol was too small" during managed snapshot operation

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Applies to

VASA Provider 9.7.x and earlier


When attempting to take a managed snapshot of a virtual machine residing on a vVol datastore the following happens:

  • Snapshot operation fails with an exception during the prepareToSnapshotVirtualVolume API call 
  • An error similar to the following is seen in the vvolvp.log:

2020-11-20T05:08:06,728Z (INFO ) [cxf-53991:prepareToSnapshotVirtualVolume-7] Application {}VASA#{http://com.vmware.vim.vasa/2.0/}prepareToSnapshotVirtualVolume has thrown exception, unwinding now: Caused by: Caused by: Unable to find a location for a vVol of size 2,048 in storage container Test30 - Checked 1 places.  Specific reasons were iscsi_vol10 | Final Score: 0 | 100 -> 300 : Snapshot Bonus | 300 -> 300 : Max Luns On Node Penalty | 300 -> 300 : Max Luns Penalty | 300 -> 299 : Max Data Vvols Luns Penalty | 299 -> 0 : FlexVol iscsi_vol10 was too small. Volume of iscsi_vol10 has 1801875456 bytes available. 0 is space that is reserved and 2147483648 was requested.


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