The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing. The error code was: 4 The error message was: Quiesce aborted


Error: Failed to create Virtual Machine clone and the error message “The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing. The error code was: 4 The error message was: Quiesce aborted.”

Cause: The root cause of the problem is VSS in enabled in VMtools.

Solution:

1. Reinstall the VMware tools without VSS support, this will unregister the VSS module in the VMware tools.

2. Restart the server and check.

3. If the problem persists, create or edit a file and add the below content in the path c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools\tools.conf

[vmbackup]

vss.disableAppQuiescing = true

4. Then restart the VMtool services.

Now you can able clone a Virtual machine without errors.

Note: The above configuration will also solve the backup issue if this VM fails to backup with the above errors.

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