Event ID 15191 — Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation

Updated: April 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

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Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 15191
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSVM_VMMS_SNAPSHOT_VM_ERROR_SUMMARY
Message: '%1' failed to take a snapshot.

Resolve

Retry snapshot

Analyze the environment in which the snapshot operation was being attempted, including the virtual machine configuration, the permissions on the folder containing the virtual machine configuration files and virtual hard disks as well as disk space. Also, look at the event log for prior failure events. Then, retry the operation.

By default virtual machine configuration files are at  %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines. %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Snapshots.

A snapshot in Hyper-V is a file-based snapshot of the state, disk data, and configuration of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. For more information about snapshots, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147648.

Verify

The snapshot operation succeeds when retried.

Related Management Information

Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation

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