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“Does not support virtual hard disk sharing” Error when moving Hyper-V VMs

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Error Message:

“The storage where the virtual hard disk is locaed does not support virtual hard disk sharing” error when creating VMs or moving VMs from one Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host to another (unclustered). These two machines are managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager, but I am trying to test VM Migration from the Hyper-V Console because it kept failing in SCVMM.

VMM Does not support virtual hard disk sharing

My Resolution

Stop mucking around with the Hyper-V console when it is be part of SCVMM! Because I turned on the Replication feature (not sure if there is an SCVMM counterpart for this), migration stopped working. So the resolution is disable the Replication feature.

Turn off replication

Good old patience and troubleshooting!

I did not find any published resolution to this problem and am already contemplating on rebuilding the lab. Importing VMs also did not work (exporting did work on the two hosts that are a member of SCVMM). I tested importing on a HV host that is not part of SCVMM — it worked! I compared the settings and the difference was that I enabled the two HV servers in SCVMM as Replica Servers. Once I switched off this feature in Hyper-V and tested Migration in HV Console, everything worked.

I am now testing migrating using SCVMM. I will update this post on the results. It’s already 1AM in Singapore and I had a long day.

NEXT DAY UPDATE: successful VM movement using SCVMM. Problem has really been solved. Have a nice day!

jay paloma  |  27 apr 2016  | singapore

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Written by jpaloma

April 27, 2016 at 12:53 AM

Posted in Hyper-V, SCVMM

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