A restore job fails when restoring virtual machines to ESX hosts that is managed by vCenter 5.x.

Article:TECH173237  |  Created: 2011-10-31  |  Updated: 2014-11-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH173237
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



A restore job of virtual machines to ESX hosts managed by vCenter 5.x fails with the following error in the job log:

Access to the host is restricted because it is being managed by a Virtual Center.

Error writing file data.

 


Error



Final error: 0x200095c1 - Access to the host is restricted because it is being managed by a Virtual Center.

Final error category: Resource Errors

[Figure 1 - Job log in English]


[Figure 2 - Job log in Japanese]


Environment



ESXi 5.x, vCenter 5.x


Cause



With the release 5.x, VMware has blocked the ability to restore virtual machines to ESX hosts that are managed by vCenter.


Solution



Restore virtual machines via vCenter, or restore them via ESX after unmanaging the ESX host from vCenter.

Steps on how to unmanage an ESX host from vCenter:

1. Connect to the ESX host using vSphere Client.
2. Select [Home] [Inventory].
3. Open [Summary] tab.
4. Click [Disassociate host from vCenter Server...] in [Host Management]. (See Figure 3.)

[Figure 3]


Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value2415942
Description

AVVI: Restore to ESX managed by vCenter reports unable to create VM


SourceError Code
Value0x200095c1
Description

Access to the host is restricted because it is being managed by a Virtual Center


SourceETrack
Value2599694
Description

AVVI: A correct error message is not reported with a final error 0x200095c1 under Japanese environment


SourceUMI
Valuev-79-8192-38337
Description

0x200095c1 - Access to the host is restricted because it is being managed by a Virtual Center



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