Ever attempted a VM move or Move Virtual Disk function in Citrix XenCenter on a live VM encountering “Moving Virtual Disk (name of Virtual Disk) The VDI Mirroring cannot be performed?”
- Remove all snapshots from existing VM.
- Use the Migrate VM Wizard and explicitly set a Home Server.
- If you are running a hypervisor pool, Select any other server to be the home server other than the server currently hosting that virtual disk.
These issues typically happen when you are transferring a live VM by using XenMotion, and something with the Virtual Disk and VDI go amiss. If down time is an option, you will be able to clone by shutting the VM down for a few minutes and moving the VM that way. Another way to recover without down time is by creating a snapshot of the VM, and then creating a new VM from that snapshot. If the operating system boots, you’ll have a new VM copy running simultaneously with the original VM copy. From there you may move the original and then shut down the new VM copy for later if the VM’s data doesn’t change much. You’ll also be able to shut down the VM to make any custom repairs using xe cli commands in the XenServer shell