Virtualization Nation,

Shortly on the heels of their latest vSphere 5.0 release, VMware has already recalled one of their new features, telling people to disable it manually and developing a patch to disable the feature. This is the latest in a long string of QA SNAFUs for VMware. In this latest incident, VMware enables a new feature that causes the following symptoms:

  • When performing a Storage vMotion or a Virtual Machine Snapshot you experience poor system performance.
  • A Storage vMotion or Virtual Machine Snapshot fails or times out

Yes, that’s right. Your Storage VMotion or VM Snapshot may just FAIL.

I’ve included the full VMware KB below and a blog post covering the issue as well.

VMware KB:

Blog (