Windows Azure VM Role – Handling Error : The expiry time is invalid. A parameter was incorrect. Details: The expiry time is invalid


Once
you have VM role enabled with your subscription, you can start working on VM
Role using the step by step guide provided as below:


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/WAZPlatformTrainingCourse_VMRoleLab


After
finished creating your VHD for VMRole, and uploading using CSUPLOAD script, you
may encounter following error:

 

C:\Program Files\Windows
Azure SDK\v1.3>csupload add-vmimage -Connection

“SubscriptionID=*********************************************;CertificateThumbprint=********************************************”
-LiteralPath C:\Applications\Azure\baseimage.vhd -Name baseimage.vhd

Windows(R) Azure(TM)
Upload Tool 1.3.0.0

for Microsoft(R) .NET
Framework 3.5

Copyright (c) Microsoft
Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Using temporary directory
C:\Applications\Azure…

Found previously prepared
data for VHD C:\Applications\Azure\baseimage.vhd.

Found previously created
VM image.

Name                 
: baseimage.vhd

Label                
: baseimage.vhd

Description          
: baseimage.vhd

Status               
: Pending

Uuid                 
: 8fd4e45a-3245-1789-ae34-2gf634a235c2

Timestamp            
: 2011-01-03T11:12:21Z

MountSizeInBytes     
: 32212254720

CompressedSizeInBytes :
5517869568

Recovering from an unexpected error: A parameter was
incorrect. Details: The expiry time is invalid.

Waiting before continuing
with upload…

Waiting before continuing
with upload…

Waiting before continuing
with upload…

Waiting before continuing
with upload…

 

 


Reason:

It is possible that your machine time clock is not synchronized
correctly. A wrong time on your host machine where CSUPLOAD tool is executing, could
cause this error.


Solution:

To solve this problem, please update your machine clock
time correctly depend on your geographical location and then rerun the CSUPLOAD
tool.


 

 

Comments (2)

  1. Arnold says:

    The suggested solution to change the time does not work.

  2. Arnold says:

    Hello Avkash

    Still no luck. I've changed the Time Zone to half a dozen different ones including the time zone I am in and then the one that I am trying to upload to "North Central US" and no option seems to work. I can't find anything on Google about it and have opened a Support Incident with Microsoft.