Skip to main content
NetApp SMI-S Provider

Network path not found

  • Message

    Network path not found

  • Description

    This message reflects a DNS issue and occurs during VM deployment on an SMB share when the host does not have a record on the DNS server.

    Typically, the domain DNS server should automatically update the host record within 24 to 48 hours when a new host is configured in the domain. However, this update does not always automatically happen.

  • Corrective action

    • If you are a domain administrator, manually update the DNS host record.

    • If you are not a domain administrator, update the host file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).

      The host file does not have a file extension (.txt).