V-79-57344-38277: Invalid connection handle
Trying to backup VMware ESXi guests using SAN transport mode.
BE server is a VM attached to iSCSI SAN, as are the ESXi hosts. All LUNS used for VMFS are accessible by the BE server as read only and appear in Disk Management as Basic disks. Initially I was successful in backing up using SAN mode (only selected option) when selecting a VM directly under the relevant ESXi host hierarchy. When selecting a VM under vCenter, I would get the error below. I tested many times, and even added AD authentication to the ESXi hosts, but still would not work when using the vCenter hierarchy. So, I simply decided to build my jobs and select VMs under each host.
However, now that is not working either. I can't think of anything I changed, except for adding several more iSCSI targets that contained all my production VMs. Previously I was just using a test LUN.
Below is the error I get. Like I said, it was partially working at first. No will not work at all.
Job ended: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 2:52:37 PM Completed status: Failed Final error: 0xe0009585 - Unable to open a disk of the virtual machine. Final error category: Resource Errors V-79-57344-38277 - Unable to open a disk of the virtual machine. VixDiskLib_Open() reported the error: Invalid connection handle
Any ideas? Thanks!