Failure in Clone operation of linked clone (lc) Virtual Machine from a base Virtual machine across vVOL Datastores.
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Failure in Clone operation of linked clone (lc) Virtual Machine from a base Virtual machine across vVOL Datastores.

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Article ID: 311926

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Products

VMware vSphere ESXi

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
If base Virtual Machine is hosted in a vVol datastore and if you try to create a linked clone Virtual Machine out of the base Virtual MachineĀ in another vVol datastore, then the operation fails with below error.

com.vmware.vc.CannotCreateFile Cannot complete file creation operation.

Environment

VMware vSphere ESXi 8.0.0

Resolution

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Workaround:
Make sure to keep the base Virtual Machine in the same vVol datastore as where its linked clone is being created or keepĀ the base Virtual Machine in a VMFS datastore to avoid this error while cloning to another vVol datastore.