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Cisco HyperFlex & Veeam CDP support status


Cisco HyperFlex VM Snapshot creation process will stop VMs if a Veeam CDP storage policy filter is present. Affected VMs will not boot anymore.


The Cisco HyperFlex Snapshot creation process changes the ddb.sidecars entry within the vmdk metadata and reference to a non existing vmfd file.


  • Make sure that the VM is in shutdown mode.
  • Go to the Veeam Files Area within Backup & Replication and browse to the base folder of the VM.
  • Select the <vmname>.vmdk file and right-click “edit”
  • Go to the ddb.sidecars entry and correct the vmfd filename so that it points to the existing file within the same folder.
VM Name: Sample
vmdf File on disk: Sample-c9c24ae00ec07941.vmfd"
Sample.vmdk file on disk shows: ddb.sidecars = "veecdp_1,Sample_675617-62e8e8ccb585c028.vmfd"
This entry need to be corrected to: ddb.sidecars = "veecdp_1,Sample-c9c24ae00ec07941.vmfd"
  • Save and close the editor.
  • Boot the VM.
KB ID: 4093
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Published: 2021-02-01
Last Modified: 2021-03-24
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