Attempting to Refresh a Storage Array in the VM Manager Create a Job Which Fails Whereas the Re-scan Physical Disks Child Jobs Succeed

(Doc ID 2134811.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64


On Oracle VM, when attempting to refresh a Storage array in the VM Manager Graphical User Interface, the job to refresh the array is marked as failed with no particular error message besides failing.

This job's children, which are made to re-scan the physical disks to which the storage however succeed.

e.g. in the jobs tab of the VM Manager GUI :


When reviewing the jobs of the VM Manager in the AdminServer.log (the exact location of the AdminServer.log relies on the release of Oracle VM Manager which is in use), the following kind of Null Pointer Exception (NPE) can be found :

 This NullPointerException can be triggered reliably by attempting again to refresh the storage Server.


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