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Restore of a VMware virtual machine fails with error VMWARE VMOMI65535

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Problem Description - 1

Restore of a VMware virtual machine fails with error VMWARE_VMOMI65535. This error is observed with VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Pre Update 1.

Traceback

[2020-01-23 14:18:25,505] [ERROR] Error <class 'pyVmomi.VmomiSupport.vim.fault.InvalidDeviceSpec'>:(vim.fault.InvalidDeviceSpec)

Workaround

Restore the individual VMDK file(s), and manually create a new VM using the VMDK file(s).

Resolution

This is a known VMware issue and has been resolved with the release of Update 1 for ESXi Update 1.  Refer to VMware documentation for more details. 

Note: This is an external link and is subject to change.

Problem Description - 2

Restore of a VMware virtual machine fails with error VMWARE_VMOMI65535. This error is observed only when we perform the Alternate Vmware restore.

Traceback

Phoenix.log
SyncError: VMware VMOMI: Internal Error (#10006ffff : vim.fault.InvalidState) (Error Code : VMWARE_VMOMI65535)

Vmware.log
the instance of VixDiskLibConnectParams is NOT allocated by VixDiskLib_AllocateConnectParams. The new features in 6.7 or later are not supported.
warning -[12595] [Originator@6876 sub=vimaccess] cannot get thumbprint: SSL error code '151441516', exception: 'Wrong X.509 Certificate format'

Cause

ESXi server selected for restore is in Maintenance Mode.
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/9639912

Note: This is an external link and is subject to change.

Resolution

Take out the selected ESXi from maintenance mode and then attempt restore OR try to restore on another available ESXi

 

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