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NDB or SCV backups failing with "getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance"

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV)
  • vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)


  • Backup fails with error: "Unable to discover resources on SCV: getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance".


NDB or SCV backups failing with  getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance

  • vmcontrol.log shows that the vSphere session is reported a NULL.


DEBUG <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.v.VsphereService                   : [JobId:<JOB_ID>] NVPF vSphere session is NULL, can't get vSphere service instance using null session!
DEBUG <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.v.VsphereInventoryService          : Enter getMo with Datastore:<DATASTORE>
DEBUG <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.v.VsphereInventoryService          : getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance.
ERROR <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.s.p.DiscoverResourcesManager       : [JobId:<JOB_ID>] com.netapp.nvpf.api.model.ApiException: getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance.
DEBUG <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.m.DatastoreStorageDetailsCache     : JobId + <JOB_ID> count reduced to 0, removing from cache
DEBUG <HOST> --- [p250075633-6234] c.n.a.s.p.DiscoverResourcesManager       : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
        <_message>getMo was passed a null pointer for ServiceInstance.</_message>


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