• Managed Object Browser disabled or inaccessible

    • Symptom: Can't use ESX or vCenter web services

      • Don't know how this will manifest itself, but it should be obvious for support purposes or documented in the setup process.

    • Diagnosis:

      • Browse (http) to the ESX host or vCenter server

      • Click 'Browse objects managed by this host'

        • If successful, this is not indicated

        • If an error occurs, this is indicated

    • Prognosis:

      • Enable it

  • Restore failed

    • Using VMware Converter

      • Restore-to datastore offline< > Symptom: ERROR: Unknown error returned by VMware Converter Agent
        Diagnosis: Review the logs in C:\Temp\vmware-temp\vmware-converter-N.log, look for:

[#6] [2009-03-10 20:43:54.297 'App' 2628 verbose] [,0] NfcNetTcpRead: timed out waiting for data
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.542 'App' 2628 warning] [,0] [NFC ERROR] NfcSendFile: Did not receive PUTFILE_DONE message: got 4
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.542 'App' 2628 info] [imageProcessingTaskStep,194] BlockLevelCloning::task{11} step "copy local- > remote" destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.542 'App' 2628 error] [blockLevelCloningTaskImpl,868] File transfer failed.
[#6] Dst error:
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.615 'App' 2628 error] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,552] BlockLevelCloning::task{11}: Image processing task has failed with MethodFault::Exception: sysimage.fault.NfcConnectionFault
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.615 'App' 2628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,154] BlockLevelCloning::task{11}: SetState to error
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.615 'App' 2628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,886] Remote task BlockLevelCloning::task{11} completed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.615 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,437] Waiting for updates from BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 3192 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,749] Got an update from CloneTask::task{9}
[2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 3192 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,749] Got an update from BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,437] Waiting for updates from CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,515] Cleaning up remote task BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,668] (Re)Start waiting for property updates from CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1201] Disposing task wrapper for task BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 5812 verbose] [disposable,122] object explicitly disposed: BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.616 'App' 5812 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,123] BlockLevelCloning::task{11} being destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.617 'App' 3548 error] [imageProcessingTaskStep,423] CloneTask::task{9} step "Cloning into disk [sata500-1] penelope-xp-restored/penelope-xp-restored_1.vmdk" failed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.617 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1117] Reporting image processing task failure for task BlockLevelCloning::task{11}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.617 'App' 3548 error] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1124] ImageProcessingTask FAILED. Fault name: sysimage.fault.NfcConnectionFault
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.650 'App' 3548 info] [imageProcessingTaskStep,194] CloneTask::task{9} step "Cloning into disk [sata500-1] penelope-xp-restored/penelope-xp-restored_1.vmdk" destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 3548 info] [imageProcessingTaskStep,194] CloneTask::task{9} step "cloning target disks" destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 3548 error] [cloneTask,320] Cloning failed!
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 3548 error] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,552] CloneTask::task{9}: Image processing task has failed with MethodFault::Exception: sysimage.fault.NfcConnectionFault
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,154] CloneTask::task{9}: SetState to error
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,886] Remote task CloneTask::task{9} completed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.755 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,437] Waiting for updates from CloneTask::task{9}
[2009-03-10 20:44:31.756 'App' 3192 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,749] Got an update from CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.756 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,515] Cleaning up remote task CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.756 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1201] Disposing task wrapper for task CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.756 'App' 3548 verbose] [disposable,122] object explicitly disposed: CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.756 'App' 3548 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskImpl,123] CloneTask::task{9} being destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.757 'App' 5628 error] [imageProcessingTaskStep,423] VmiImportTask::task{8} step "clone to VM" failed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.757 'App' 5628 verbose] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1117] Reporting image processing task failure for task CloneTask::task{9}
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.757 'App' 5628 error] [imageProcessingTaskWrapper,1124] ImageProcessingTask FAILED. Fault name: sysimage.fault.NfcConnectionFault
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.789 'App' 5628 info] [imageProcessingTaskStep,194] VmiImportTask::task{8} step "clone to VM" destroyed
[#6] [2009-03-10 20:44:31.789 'App' 5628 error] [vmiImportTask,492] Cloning failed: sysimage.fault.NfcConnectionFault

  • Prognosis: Use a different datastore to restore the VM's disks