1. You install the Hyper-V role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. 2. You create some virtual machines and store their VHD files into a local hard drive. 3. You attempt to start these virtual machines.
In this scenario, you are unable to start these virtual machines. Their states are changed to "Critical - Paused". You receive the error message "Unable to connect to the Virtual machine Manager Server vmm. The attempt to connect timed out" when you attempt to connect these virtual machines by using System Center Virtual Machine Manager admin console.
In addition, the event below is added into the Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS-Admin log:
Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS-Admin Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS Date: <date & time> Event ID: 16060 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: <computer name> Description: <virtual machine> has been paused because it has run out of disk space on '<path>'
The hard drives which store these VHD files or snapshots of these virtual machines are out of disk free space.
To fix the issue, free disk space on these hard drives or move these VHD files to a new location.
In a particular scenario where you have Virtual Machines configured in Cluster Shared Volume (CSV), and if the CSV disk runs out of free space, the VMs enter into paused state. However, the Virtual Machines on the other nodes of the cluster that do not own the CSV are not affected.
Following event is added into the Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS-Admin log:
Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS-Admin Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS Date: <date & time> Event ID: 16050 Task Category: None Level: Warning User: SYSTEM Computer: <computer name> Description: <virtual machine> is about to run out of disk space on '<path>'
The node that owns the Cluster Shared Volume keeps checking the disk space and warns. When the warning is received the Virtual machine’s go into the paused critical state. The Node that don’t own the CSV, will not have any ways to determine if it is running out of space on CSV volume and hence will allow the virtual machines to run the cluster nodes that don’t own the CSV.
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