The opvizor solution - Snapwatcher Enterprise Edition
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Invalid or broken snapshots are caused by all kind of actions the system admin has no control of i. e. backup solutions that trigger the snapshot creation and deletion. If VMware struggles to delete the snapshot files an invalid snapshot is made. This kind of snapshots are known to be hard to detect and tend to grow hidden to waste precious disk space.
Our goal: Even the meanest, hidden invalid or broken snapshot can be removed using Snapwatcher
some further information: http://www.opvizor.com/snapshots-a-love-hate-relationship/
"Excellent product for admin and vSphere users to manage VM snapshot. Manage storage, manage snapshots -> go snapwatcher"
Process Operation Specialist
"Using Snapwatcher has really opened my eyes to finding and fixing broken snapshots within my environment"
Nigel Hickey, Systems Engineer