Before You Begin
Ensure that all jobs have stopped. This will ensure that the only disks that will be found attached to proxies will be the proxy's own disks and the ones that need to be removed.
Identify Problem VMs
- Using a vSphere Client, find any virtual machines displaying a warning that consolidation is needed.
- Perform consolidation and note which virtual machines continue to have a warning regarding consolidation.
Find Stuck HOTADDed Disks
Review the settings of each Veeam Proxy, looking for any disks that match the following:
- The name of VMDK does not match the proxy and matches a VM identified in the previous section.
- The disk has a Disk Mode of [Independent - NonPersistent]
Note: If the proxy is used as a Target Proxy for replication, the replica disks will be attached as Dependant.
Release Stuck HOTADDed Disks
Once you have found a disk HOTADDed to a proxy that needs to be released, perform the following steps to release it.
- Click the ⦻ symbol to select the disk for removal.
Note: Do not check the box to delete files from datastore!
- Click [OK] to Confirm the removal.
- After the disk is released from the proxy, attempt Consolidation again.