org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphereException

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  • While trying to create a new clone / slave, instead of the vm being cloned, the following error is being thrown: Provisioned agent MacOS10.10Slave-1 failed to launch org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphereException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: folder must not be null. at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneOrDeployVm(VSphere.java:169) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneVm(VSphere.java:129) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloudSlaveTemplate.provision(vSphereCloudSlaveTemplate.java:250) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloud$1.call(vSphereCloud.java:274) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloud$1.call(vSphereCloud.java:272) at jenkins.util.ContextResettingExecutorService$2.call(ContextResettingExecutorService.java:46) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: folder must not be null. at com.vmware.vim25.mo.VirtualMachine.cloneVM_Task(VirtualMachine.java:164) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneOrDeployVm(VSphere.java:158) ... 9 more I tracked down in the source where this was happening, and it looks like this line is the problem: Task task = sourceVm.cloneVM_Task((Folder) sourceVm.getParent(), cloneName, cloneSpec); So -- "(Folder) sourceVm.getParent()" is returning null, and then the cloneVM_Task() function is checking that the folder is not null, and throwing this error. I am not sure under what circumstances .getParent() on the source VM is allowed to be null -- other clones of this same vm by the same ID, under similar api restraints is working fine -- its only failing in our Jenkins instance with the above stack trace.
    via by Greg Smith,
    • org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphereException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: folder must not be null. at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneOrDeployVm(VSphere.java:169) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneVm(VSphere.java:129) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloudSlaveTemplate.provision(vSphereCloudSlaveTemplate.java:250) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloud$1.call(vSphereCloud.java:274) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vSphereCloud$1.call(vSphereCloud.java:272) at jenkins.util.ContextResettingExecutorService$2.call(ContextResettingExecutorService.java:46) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: folder must not be null. at com.vmware.vim25.mo.VirtualMachine.cloneVM_Task(VirtualMachine.java:164) at org.jenkinsci.plugins.vsphere.tools.VSphere.cloneOrDeployVm(VSphere.java:158) ... 9 more
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