Restore of VMware virtual machine may fail with "0xe000957e - Unable to create the new virtual machine"

Article:TECH206609  |  Created: 2013-05-26  |  Updated: 2013-05-26  |  Article URL
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The restore of VMware virtual machine to a specific datastore fails with "0xe000957e - Unable to create the new virtual machine". Both redirect restore and restore to the original location fails with the same error.
The CreateVirtualMachineAPI fails with INVALID_PARAMETER error to recognize the datastore and reports an incorrect datastore name which "(DS)" string is added to.

<< beremote debug log >>
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:23.865 [fsys\vmvcb] - VM_VCBPROXY_FS::CreateVirtualMachine: Adding datastore(0) </csvlist/__DATASTORE_NAME__,__DATASTORE_NAME__>
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:23.868 [fsys\vmvcb] - SymVmTools: BuildDatabases: Building databases
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:24.092 [fsys\vmvcb] - SymVmTools: BuildDatabases: Building databases
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:24.115 [fsys\vmvcb] - SymVmTools: CreateVirtualMachineAPI: Do not recognize the datastore name <__DATASTORE(DS)_NAME__>
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:24.116 [fsys\vmvcb] - SymVmTools: CreateVirtualMachineAPI: SYM_VMC_ERROR: INVALID_PARAMETER
[15568] 2013-05-16T12:20:24.116 [fsys\vmvcb] - VM_VCBPROXY_FS::CreateVirtualMachine: failed, result = 0X1


Final error: 0xe000957e - Unable to create the new virtual machine.
Final error category: Resource Errors


Media Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
Backup Exec:  Backup Exec 2012 SP1
ESX Server:   VMware ESXi 5.0.0, 914586


 Rename the datastore name to be restored and perform redirect restore to it

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