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High co-stop values seen during virtual machine snapshot activities

Last week, I’ve visited a client to troubleshoot some performance issues. Besides the fact that they handed out too much virtual CPU’s to their virtual machines, I noticed one VM with a much higher %CSTP value than comparable virtual machines. You can see ...
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Estimating the time required to consolidate snapshots for VMware ESX and VMware ESXi (2053758)

This article provides information on how to estimate the time required to consolidate virtual machine snapshots.   When a virtual machine is running without snapshots, the virtual machine runs from and changes are written to the base virtual disk ( ...
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Virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive during a snapshot removal operation (2010953)

During a snapshot removal operation, virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive. You are using a VADP-enabled backup solution, such as VMware Data Recovery, which uses the hot-add method. When removing snapshots after backing up a vi ...
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Global IT Training - VMware Snapshot Disaster - YouTube 4:47

See what can happen when snapshots are not managed properly. Thank you to our partners at VMTraining for the demo!

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Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX (1015180)

This article may be helpful when you encounter these issues: Virtual machines are not responding or cannot start due to broken parent and child virtual disk dependencies. Virtual machines are not responding or do not start due to redo logs resid ...
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Estimating the time required to consolidate snapshots (2053758)

This article provides information on how to estimate the time required to consolidate virtual machine snapshots.   When a virtual machine is running without snapshots, the virtual machine runs from and changes are written to the base virtual disk ( ...
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Videos 9:46 vSphere Anatomy of Snapshots

Joe Desmond, VMware Certified Instructor, describes the snapshot process, a powerful tool that allows safe change of virtual machine states without the worry of failed implementation.

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Recent Videos: vSphere Powerful Tools Come with Big Warning Labels Video 8:42

Joe Desmond, VMware Certified Instructor, describes the proper use of vSphere Snapshots avoiding loss of data or downtime, and allowing movement from pre-change to post-change with ease.

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Critical vCenter Alarm : Snapshots

As of the time of this writing vCenter does not by default include alarms for Snapshots as any of the default alarms. Snapshots while a great feature of vCenter cause even more pain at times when they are left behind to accumulate. A simple diagram of how ...
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VMware and Microsoft VSS: What You Need to Know

Download this NEW white paper to discover how VSS works in a virtualized environment, the risks of not using VSS correctly and how to make sure your applications will be backed up and restored properly when fully integrated with a well-designed backup sol ...
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Changing the location of snapshot delta files for virtual machines in ESXi 5.x (2007563)

The Storage vMotion process was improved with these features with the introduction of ESXi 5.0: Virtual machines can be migrated to a new datastore while running on snapshots. Linked clone virtual machines are supported with Storage vMotion. For mo ...
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Best practices for virtual machine snapshots in the VMware environment (1025279)

This article provides best practice information for snapshots. It also provides links to resources that help you understand snapshots and troubleshoot snapshot issues.

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Configuring VMware vCenter Server to send alarms when virtual machines are running from snapshots

This article describes how to configure VMware vCenter Server to send alerts when virtual machines are running from snapshots.Note: There is currently a known issue with vCenter Server 5.1 triggering false alarms regardless of whether the virtual machine ...
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Committing snapshots on VMware ESXi host from command line

When checking the Snapshot Manager, snapshots are not detected for the virtual machine. The virtual machine is running on snapshot disks.Note:To verify if the virtual machine is running on snapshot disks: Right-click the virtual machine and click Ed ...
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Configure VM Snapshots for Crash-Consistent Quiescing with PowerCLI

First what is crash-consistent quiescing? There are two types of quiescing, Application-Consistent and Crash-Consistent. Awesome! That explains everything right?? Application-Consistent snapshots means that the snapshot also has everything that was in m ...
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Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in ESX 2.5/3.x/4.x and ESXi 4.1.x/5.x

Cannot observe the progress when deleting a snapshot. It is difficult to determine status of snapshot deletion. The hostd process does not respond. Storage vMotion operation stays at 18% for a long time.

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When VMware Snapshots go wrong - Snapshot Hell!

this is the worst case when Snapshots go wrong

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vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 9 - Snapshot Consolidate

I'm sure many of you have seen the new Snapshot > Consolidate option in the drop-down menu of Virtual Machines in vSphere 5.0, and are probably wandering what the use case is

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Snapshot Consolidation needed – Which with my luck… fails

How can you find out if any of your VMs needs snapshots to be consolidated? You can simply add the “consolidation” tab to the VI client, find any VMs that require consolidation and kick it off.

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