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VM creation fails with "NodeCreateFailed"

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Applies to

  • NetApp ONTAP Select
  • NetApp ONTAP Deploy
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware vSphere


The sdotadmin_server.log show that the vm cannot be found after the initial creation attempt:
(ONTAPdeploy) !bash
admin@ONTAPdeploy: cd /opt/netapp/log
--- sdotadmin_server.log snip ---
2021-10-12 08:12:49,438|ERROR| 1418|85207||132||1766:vm_node_create| vm create error: <SDOTAdminError(key="NodeCreateFailed", message="Node "cluster01-01" create failed. Reason: Could not locate VM 'cluster01-01'.. Manual deletion of this node from its host may be required.")>
2021-10-12 08:12:49,443|DEBUG| 1418|85207||132||136:is_vm_on_host| is_vm_on_host executing
2021-10-12 08:12:49,449|DEBUG| 1418|85207||132||172:vm_get| vm_get executing
2021-10-12 08:12:50,237|DEBUG| 1418|85207||173|response body: {"code":13,"details":"<vmname> invalid - no vm named 'cluster01-01' on host ''","type":"InvalidArg"}
2021-10-12 08:12:50,243|ERROR| 1418|85207||132||184:vm_get| Unable to locate VM "cluster01-01" on host "". Reason: <vmname> invalid - no vm named 'cluster01-01' on host ''

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