Get operation of SCVMM using SPF query virtual machines fails if VM's LastrestoredcheckpointId property is null. RRS feed

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  • Hi ,

    We have SCVMM 2012 R2, SPF R2 set up in our environment.

    Everything was working fine with SPF until we faced the below error recently.

    "Unable to construct the property LastRestoredCheckpointId from the object returned from the cmdlet. Cause: Unable to convert from .NET Framework type System.String, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089 to type System.Nullable`1[[System.Guid, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]], mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089.. An error occured while processing your request"

    After some investigation we found that some of vms are in creation failed state or customization failed state .So these vms didnt have the LastRestoredCheckpointId property set.

    If I repair the vm, then the LastRestoredCheckpointId  value is set

    But My question is ......

    How can we overcome this issue? or is there any workaround??

     any one faced similar issues with SPF??



    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:35 PM

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  • Hi ,

    When I further investigated this SPF Issue, I found that there is another problem 

    If we manage vmware ESX virtual machines through VMM, and if we create snapshots for ESX VMs , the property lastrestoredcheckpointid is appended with '*snapshot-randomno**' as below


    Due to this also the SPF query for getting vms fails 

    Any Idea why while creating snapshots for ESX vms generate this additional value for the lastrestoredcheckpointid property????

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:52 AM
  • I know the post is 2 years old, but I have exactly the same issue, did you find any solution?


    Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:16 PM