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There is a pretty helpful VMware KB article on Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshots issue.
One of the troubleshooting steps therein was to restart the management agents on the particular host the VM is running on.
Next locate which ESXi host has a network adaptor with that MAC address.
Once confirmed I placed the host in maintenance mode, DRS v Motioned all VMs to another host in the cluster and restarted the hostd service.
Consolidate on the VM and it completed successfully.
You can initiate a consolidation of the VMDKs manually by right clicking on the VM and selecting Snapshot -- Consolidate.
Right click the VM, select Snapshot and select the new option “Consolidate”. A great new option that probably can save quite some work for v Sphere admins.
See these KB’s for more info: Unfortunately in my case, this didn’t work and I immediately got a general I/O error, even though the datastore had enough space left.
However, when running the consolidate operation an ominous error presented – VMware disk consolidation unable to access file since it is locked.
Let’s take a look at this issue and how it was resolved in my case.