Bug 231069

Summary: Official VMware image of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE can't be snapshot
Product: Base System Reporter: patpro <freebsdbug>
Component: miscAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Some People    
Priority: ---    
Version: 11.2-RELEASE   
Hardware: amd64   
OS: Any   

Description patpro 2018-09-01 08:53:14 UTC
I've downloaded Vmware image of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE of late July, and it appears that the resulting virtual machine can't be snapshot: creating a snapshot of this VM results in an immediate shutdown and in a light corruption of the VM.
Corruption can be reversed by manually editing the config file of the VM.

I'm using: 
VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 3 (Build 3248547)
VM is installed on an NFS datastore
This datastore in served by a FreeBSD server (ZFS)

Not sure whether the vmdk available for download is somehow defective or non-compatible with my setup. It's the first time I'm hit with this kind of bug.

URL of the vmdk: https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/VM-IMAGES/11.2-RELEASE/amd64/Latest/FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64.vmdk.xz