Error 803 Virtual Machine Already Exists

I copied a virtual machine and imported it again in Hyper-V using a Unique ID.
When refreshing the host in Virtual Machine Manager I hit the error below:

Error 803

Error (803)
Virtual machine Darryl ASR already exists on the virtual machine host other cluster nodes

Recommended Action
Specify a new name for the virtual machine, and then try the operation again.

The issue that we’re hitting is that when copying the virtual machine, it also copies the “CLUSTER-INVARIANT” with it.
Virtual Machine Manager already has this GUID in the database and gives this error.
When deleting the GUID from Hyper-V manager, Virtual Machine Manager is able again to refresh the VM and everything starts working.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *