This article applies to:
- Product edition: Phoenix
VM is not visible on the Management Console due to missing UUID.
Management Console does not list the VM for which the UUID of the disk is missing.
[2018-09-06 10:11:22,561] [WARNING] One of the VM's VMDK have none as UUID. Skipping VM: <VM NAME> from listing
[2018-09-06 10:11:22,571] [INFO] list_vm total data size=1382
All these steps need to be performed on the vCenter or ESXi. Engage your VM Team to perform all the prescribed steps below.
- Confirm whether the UUID of the VM disk is missing.
Use the steps described in the Backup software shows error: Disk does not have a UUID (1033370) section of the VMware documentation to confirm this.
Alternatively, run the following command, to get a unique identifier (UUID) for the virtual disk stored in the descriptor file of the virtual disk. Login to the ESX/ESXi host as root to execute the vmkfstools command listed.
#vmkfstools -J getuuid /vmfs/volumes/datastore/VM/vm.vmdk
In the above command:
- datastore is the name of VMFS Volume
- VM is the name of virtual machine
- vm.vmdk is the name of virtual disk description file.
- If the UUID of of VMDK is confirmed to be missing, fix the missing UUID with the command:
#vmkfstools -J setuuid /vmfs/volumes/datastore/VM/vm.vmdk
The above command returns a UUID.
Once each disk of the VM has an associated UUID, the VM gets listed on the Management Console and can be configured for backup.