In the code there are two similar VM properties: archived and orphaned.
They are defined in the code here: https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq/blob/master/app/models/vm_or_template.rb#L1278-L1289
archived (both Provider ID and storage ID are nil)
ems_id.nil? && storage_id.nil?
orphaned (Provider ID is nil but the storages ID is not)
ems_id.nil? && !storage_id.nil?
Loic - Yes, from everything I know the provider must be known to be able to manage snapshots for a VM. However, you may want to discuss with the Provider team at some point.
Loic, Are we good on the bug??Can this be closed??
(In reply to Sudhir Mallamprabhakara from comment #6)
> Loic, Are we good on the bug??Can this be closed??
> - Sudhir
Yes, we can close it.
Closing as per comments above.