msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCING-ERROR” in vCenter Server

You get this when you clone a powered on vm.

From:

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2069952

 

To resolve this issue, start the Windows Virtual Disk service:

  1. Log in to the Windows operating system as an Administrator.
  2. Click Start, type services.msc, and press Enter.
  3. Right-click the Virtual Disk service and click Start.
If this does not resolve the issue, disable VMware snapshot provider in the affected virtual machine:
  1. Disable the VMware Snapshot provider service in the guest operating system.
  2. Restart the Volume shadow copy service.

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