Can't create VMware snapshots after upgrading NAC/Purview to v8

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After upgrading our various Extreme VMs (Control and Analytics) to version 8.0.2, Veeam backups were failing because they couldn't create a VMware snapshot. Some googling found that it's an issue relating to the Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 that leaves a reference to `/var/lib/ureadahead/debugfs/tracing` in `/etc/mtab` after rebooting. Another reboot fixes the problem, or you can just edit `/etc/mtab` and remove the line with ureadahead in it.

References: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mountall/+bug/499773
https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/issues/101
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Thanks James, 

I expect we'll see more of this. 

I've moved this information into the knowledgebase: 

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Solution/Can-t-create-VMware-snapshots-after-upgr...

Thanks
-Ryan