2012 Hyper-V Cluster could not initialize Virtual Machine on SMB share EventID 3080 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Environment:

    2x Windows 2012 DataCenter installs set up in a failover cluster with Hyper-V
    Hardware: Dell R610 Servers with 72GB of RAM and dual six-core processors
    SAN: Dell NX3500 stack serving CIFS from a 72TB MD3200/1200 stack

    The SAN is serving NTFS shares authenticated through a management domain controller.  The Nodes for the cluster are part of that domain.  I can map, create/modify/delete all folders/files on the share location.  My Hyper-V is setup to store the configuration and hard drive files for the VM hosts on this share.  I have verified that Domain Admins, and the individual computer accounts for the cluster have access to this share. 

    The configs are stored at \\<networkshare>\VMStore\configs
    VHDs are stored at \\<networkshare>\VMStore\virtualhdds


    I can create the VM host in the failover cluster.  For this illustration, I am creating a VM host called "www".  The installation finishes and reports no errors.

    Upon starting the VM, I get errors: "www could not initialize.  An attempt to initialize VM saved state failed."

    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker-Admin
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
    Date:          2/14/2013 10:20:38 AM
    Event ID:      3080
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    User:          NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\C8E00640-8B31-4430-8E07-29918E8DC0FF
    Computer:      *******
    'www' could not create or access saved state file \\<networkshare>\VMStore\configs\Virtual Machines\C8E00640-8B31-4430-8E07-29918E8DC0FF\C8E00640-8B31-4430-8E07-29918E8DC0FF.vsv. (Virtual machine ID C8E00640-8B31-4430-8E07-29918E8DC0FF)

    This is also accompanied with a 3040 error that says 'www' could not initialize. (Virtual machine ID C8E00640-8B31-4430-8E07-29918E8DC0FF)

    I have seen a lot of posts about permissions being an issue, but I have checked the permissions for all of these locations and the computer accounts, domain admins, and NETWORK SERVICE accounts all have full access to the VMStore and all of the subdirectories.

    Can anyone please assist?

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:30 PM

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  • If it helps, this is from the Failover Cluster Log for each time I try to start the VM:

    Cluster resource 'Virtual Machine www' of type 'Virtual Machine' in clustered role 'www' failed. The error code was '0x32' ('The request is not supported.').

    Based on the failure policies for the resource and role, the cluster service may try to bring the resource online on this node or move the group to another node of the cluster and then restart it.  Check the resource and group state using Failover Cluster Manager or the Get-ClusterResource Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:09 PM