Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Add VSS quiescing support. When creating quiesced snapshot of Windows Server 2003 guests, both filesystem and application quiescing are supported. With Windows Server 2008 guests, only filesystem quiescing is supported.
- vcbSnapAll fails to display a relevant error message when the incorrect login credentials are provided for the ESX Server host.
This patch fixes an issue where vcbSnapAll fails with an irrelevant message similar to the following when incorrect login credentials are provided for the ESX Server host:
Could not retrieve a list of virtual machines to back up with the search criteria (name:<VMname>)
After applying this patch, a suitable message similar to the following is displayed:
Other error encountered: Host address lookup for server <name> failed: Unknown host Could not retrieve a list of virtual machines to back up.
- When the destination folder does not exist, vcbSnapAll should fail immediately with ... not a writeable directory.
None beyond the required patch bundles listed in the table, above.
Based on VMware KB 1005896