Skip to main content
NetApp Knowledge Base

SCW - Failed to create windows file system

Last Updated:

Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plugin for Windows (SCW)
  • Shared disks


SnapCenter shared disk create operations fail when attempting to initialize the disk on the non-cluster owner node with the following error:
SCW_XXXX.log (on cluster owner host)
2022-12-19T11:19:35.4492007-05:00 Verbose SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] ++CmdletDiskManagementStrategy::InitializeDisk
2022-12-19T11:19:35.4502017-05:00 Verbose SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] ++CmdletDiskManagementStrategy::CreateRunspace
2022-12-19T11:19:35.4502017-05:00 Verbose SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] Creating remote runspace
2022-12-19T11:19:35.5725582-05:00 Verbose SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] --CmdletDiskManagementStrategy::CreateRunspace
2022-12-19T11:19:35.6045810-05:00 Error SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] Failed to initialize the disk: error = Connecting to remote server <SERVER_NAME> failed with the following error message : WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication: The computer <SERVER_NAME> is unknown to Kerberos. Verify that the computer exists on the network, that the name provided is spelled correctly, and that the Kerberos configuration for accessing the computer is correct. The most common Kerberos configuration issue is that an SPN with the format HTTP/<SERVER_NAME> is not configured for the target. If Kerberos is not required, specify the Negotiate authentication mechanism and resubmit the operation. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
2022-12-19T11:19:35.6055820-05:00 Verbose SDW PID=[15220] TID=[16356] --CmdletDiskManagementStrategy::InitializeDisk

Sign in to view the entire content of this KB article.

New to NetApp?

Learn more about our award-winning Support

NetApp provides no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability or serviceability of any information or recommendations provided in this publication or with respect to any results that may be obtained by the use of the information or observance of any recommendations provided herein. The information in this document is distributed AS IS and the use of this information or the implementation of any recommendations or techniques herein is a customer's responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. This document and the information contained herein may be used solely in connection with the NetApp products discussed in this document.