[Bug 231069] Official VMware image of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE can't be snapshot

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=231069

            Bug ID: 231069
           Summary: Official VMware image of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE can't be
                    snapshot
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.2-RELEASE
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: misc
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: freebsdbug at patpro.net

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

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