#1 2018-05-24 22:50:12

clicream
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Registered: 2018-04-19
Posts: 27

the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected

The VM that I tried to back up already have vmware-tools running but xsibackup cannot detect it. Is there any way to correct this?

Log snippets:

2018-05-24T16:09:47|  Snapshot & Quiescing
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2018-05-24T16:09:47|  [MAIL1] info: the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected
2018-05-24T16:09:47|  [MAIL1] info: round 2
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2018-05-24T16:09:48|  [MAIL1] info: snapshot taken, quiescing status: NO (no tools detected)
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2018-05-24T16:09:50|  Initiating OneDiff differential backup...
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2018-05-24T16:09:52|  [MAIL1] info: delta remains cleaned up at mirror VM [MAIL1_XSIBAK]
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[MAIL1] info: transfering snapshot file [MAIL1-Snapshot4.vmsn]

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#2 2018-05-25 08:55:48

admin
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Posts: 1,369

Re: the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected

This is the command XSIBackup uses to know about the current VMWare Tools status:

vim-cmd vmsvc/get.guest VMId "toolsStatus"

Which returns something like this:

(vim.vm.GuestInfo) {
   dynamicType = <unset>,
   toolsStatus = "toolsNotInstalled",
   toolsVersionStatus = "guestToolsNotInstalled",
   toolsVersionStatus2 = "guestToolsNotInstalled",
   toolsRunningStatus = "guestToolsNotRunning",
   toolsVersion = "0",
   toolsUpdateStatus = (vim.vm.GuestInfo.ToolsUpdateStatus) null,
   guestId = <unset>,
   guestFamily = <unset>,
   guestFullName = <unset>,
   hostName = <unset>,
   ipAddress = <unset>,
   screen = (vim.vm.GuestInfo.ScreenInfo) {
      dynamicType = <unset>,
      width = 720,
      height = 400,
   },
   guestState = "notRunning",
   powerPolicy = (vim.vm.PowerPolicy) null,
   appHeartbeatStatus = "appStatusGray",
   appState = "none",
   guestOperationsReady = false,
   interactiveGuestOperationsReady = false,
}

Where "VMId" is the Virtual Machine Id as returned by

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms

Just run the above command and check whether the toolsStatus key shows VMWare Tools are installed and running or not.

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#3 2018-05-25 17:11:36

clicream
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Registered: 2018-04-19
Posts: 27

Re: the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected

It is running

VMware ESXi 6.0.0 build-4192238

vim-cmd vmsvc/get.guest 1 "toolStatus"
Guest information:

(vim.vm.GuestInfo) {
   toolsStatus = "toolsOld",
   toolsVersionStatus = "guestToolsNeedUpgrade",
   toolsVersionStatus2 = "guestToolsSupportedOld",
   toolsRunningStatus = "guestToolsRunning",
   toolsVersion = "9231",
   toolsUpdateStatus = (vim.vm.GuestInfo.ToolsUpdateStatus) null,
   guestId = "centos64Guest",
   guestFamily = "linuxGuest",
   guestFullName = "CentOS 4/5/6/7 (64-bit)",
...
   guestState = "running",

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#4 2018-05-26 07:41:41

admin
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Posts: 1,369

Re: the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected

Please clicream, read out answers carefully.
Your output clearly states that your VMWare Tools are outdated:

toolsStatus = "toolsOld"

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#5 2018-05-26 09:07:06

clicream
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Posts: 27

Re: the VM will not be quiesced, no tools detected

I will try updating it thanks.

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