FATAL Imaging thread 'svm' failed with reason [none]

  • 16 November 2020
  • 14 replies

Hi all,

I am trying to install Nutanix Community edition on a Hpe DL360 Gen 9 with the latest firmware.

This is the configuration:

HPE Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331i Adapter
Smart HBA H240 with:

  • 3x  1TB RAID 0 SSD for DATA DISK
  • 1x 1TB RAID 0 SSD for CVM Boot Disk
  • 1x USB Sandisk Ultra 3.0 for Hypervisor Boot

After selecting the discs after a few minutes I get this error:

Any ideas?



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Hi Carlos,


I’m getting exactly the same error. Did you manage to find a fix/solution


Hi Mohideenyassarvm,

I have tried several installations but I have not found the solution. It seems that the installation is not so easy 


I’m trying to install this in a 4 Node server. 3 Nodes i was able to install Nutanix CE successfully. However only one node is giving this error. Difference between this node and other node is that the not working node has 4x1TB HDD, 1x400GB SSD and working nodes are having 3x1TB HDD , 1x400 GB HDD and 1x 400GB SSD




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I have the same error on my Intel NUC7


Intel NUC 7 i5 NUC7i5BNH, Intel Core i5-7260U with storage shown below (BIOS is current)

  • SanDisk - SDCZ430-016G-G46 16GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive
  • 120 GB SSD Drive
  • Crucial P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe
  • 40 GB Memory


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To clarify, the “120 GB SSD Drive” is my SATA drive.


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I am having exactly the same issue. Any ideas how to fix this?

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For me it turns out it was an issue witht the RAID controller. I used the default PERC H710, which did not work. Swapping it for an LSI 2008 / 9211-8i made the difference.

Have this same issues with Dell R230 

4x 8TB on raid 5 

2x SSD 250GB 

in 60/2430 have always this error 

Any idea how to fix this ? IN other server install no have any problem 

Hello. I have the same issue. 

Any ideas to fix it?

I had this same problem on one of the 4 nodes in a Dell C6220II. The installer selected /dev/sdc as the CVM disk and /dev/sdd as the AHV disk. I wanted the AHV disk to be /dev/sdc and the CVM disk to be /dev/sdd, but every time I tried to modify during the install process, it would result in this particular error at around 420 or 450 out of 2430. When I accepted the default selection from the installer, it completed w/o error. I tested both SSDs successfully - both were perfectly operational, so not a disk problem. Very weird...

I had the same problem with installation ce-2020.09.16 on the Dell R730.

Before I was using the BIOS. But when I switched to EFI - 3 nodes were installed without any problems.

I have the same problem.

Any solution?

Hi Guys,

I found a quick and dirty workaround for this issue.

It looks like the partition marker for the CVM partition is missing at the runtime of the imaging.


I’ve changed the line 603 of the and assign a value of my CVM boot partition ‘sdb1’ to the self.boot_part variable to avoid the call of find_nutanix_partition.

Please try this one and report your success of fail.



Hi guys.


Today, I got faced into same problem.


devices I used as following below:

  • HPE DL360 Gen8
  • HDD 450GB  × 2 
  • SSD  320GB  ×    1

and one USB that formatted for Nutanix Comity Edition.


Then at first, the install display comes up like this;


then installation ended up with failure reason with as everyone mention “FATAL Imaging thread 'svm' failed with reason [none]” 


2nd trial

I added one more HDD and then tried installing again.

Display was like below; letter “I” newly showed up, which you can’t type in with your keyboard.  You can do so with “h”, “c” and “d” tho.

All letters were automatically set and I did nothing with those.


finally installation got done.

please try this tip and hope this helps you solve the problem!!