Thursday, November 15, 2012

sVMotion VM won't boot after a reboot and becomes corrupt

Issue: When svmotion a VM in your vmware environment to a different array it works fine but after a first reboot it fails to boot or becomes corrupt.
cause: VAAI primitive “Block Zero”
Resolution : Disable only the "Block Zero" (HardwareAcceleratedInit) VAAI. You can leave the ATS and XCOPY enabled.
public advisory
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03571575
how to disable VAAI?

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1033665 

as a solution you might try