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SCV backups fail with VMDKs on excluded datastores despite excluding spanning datastores in the resource group options

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV) 4.6, 4.6P1
  • VMs with VMDK(s) on excluded datastore(s)
  • Manually select the spanning datastores with supported storage system only or Always exclude all spanning datastores is selected 


  • Backup fails at the resource discovery stage when any VM has a VMDK on an excluded datastore (non NetApp storage)
  • Error seen is:

DEBUG xxx.xxxx.xxxx --- [qtp474675244-11] c.n.a.d.VsphereDiscoveryManager          : Skipping .vswp file from getting added to arrayVMFile: [xxxx] <vmID>.vswp
DEBUG --- [qtp474675244-11] c.n.a.d.VsphereDiscoveryManager          : Skipping .vswp file from getting added to arrayVMFile: [xxxx] vmx-<vmx_ID>.vsw
ERROR --- [       Thread-6] c.n.w.r.SCVBackupServiceImpl             : Unable to discover resources on SCV: Failed to determine LUN based on the serial number


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