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ESXi 5: Expected put message. Got: EROR

Hi All,

When I try to download a .VMX using the Datastore broser I get the following error;

Expected put message.  Got: EROR


Any ideas what could cause this and how to fix it?
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detox1978
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Is the VM running?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
restart the vSphere Client.
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detox1978Author Commented:
Yes the VM is running.

How do I restart the vSphere Client?  and will this affect the VM's running on the ESXi HOST?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Exit the vSphere Client, and restart the vSphere Client.

This does not effect the VMs running on the host.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
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detox1978Author Commented:
The files are all on local storage.
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detox1978Author Commented:
When you say vSphere Client do you mean the program that I use to connect to the ESX server?

I've exited it and tried from several workstations.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, the prohram you connect to the ESXi servers is called the vSphere Client.

does this happen with ALL vmx files for other vms ?
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detox1978Author Commented:
Not all of them....  we have 9 setup and it happens on 7 of them
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
this is you error documented in the VMware KB article here, with workarounds

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1019286
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detox1978Author Commented:
Thanks for the link, I looked it it earlier today and these are on local storage

This issue may occur when the .vmx or the .nvram files are stored on a shared datastore

I have tried to download the .VMX on a VM on the same HOST, but get the same error.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
seems, a very strange error, personally never seen it.
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detox1978Author Commented:
I've scheduled a reboot of the ESX over the weekend, so hopefully that will fix it.
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detox1978Author Commented:
Ok, curiosity got the better of me an I did a reboot during the day, without any luck.

Any other suggestions?

I also noticed when migrate the VM's to another ESX host the issue follows them....!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you could try De-registering the VM from the Inventory, and re-adding.
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detox1978Author Commented:
I'm pretty new to this.  How do I do that?
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detox1978Author Commented:
If it's just a case of selecting a Vm and remove from inventory, followed by readding, then no luck.

Interestingly, when it was removed from the inventory, it still had the record lock error!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I think it's time to escalate to VMware Support, open a Support Request, and see what they have to report about this error message.

looks like a bug!
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detox1978Author Commented:
I have theory, but not sure how to test it.

All the affected servers have square brackets in their name (used to denote the service they run).  i.e. MyServer1 [DC]

When I try to copy and paste it complains about not being able to find the files.  It errored with a path that also included square brackets....

How can I rename a folder in a datastore?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Ah, do not use [ ] brackets, in filenames or folders, it get's confused!

because square folders defines a datastore!

stick to numbers and letters, and dash (-) if you must.

Right Click the Folder in the Datastore Browser, and Click RENAME!
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detox1978Author Commented:
Nothing happens when i right click.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Right Click the Folder, and a list of functions will appear, one of which is rename.

or just click the folder.
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detox1978Author Commented:
I can rename the VM, but not the folder it sits in with the datastore.

I'm going to try;

* renaming the VM
* migrate it to another datastore (the folder it creates is based on the VM name)
* detach it
* rename the files
* reattach it
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VM Folders sometimes cannot be renamed, not sure if it's supported.

otherwise V2V, vMotion, Storage vMotion etc
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detox1978Author Commented:
bingo we got it....

Renaming the VM and migrating from one datastore to the other fixed the issue, so it looks like it was the []'s in the VM folder name in the datastore.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, although you can name VMs using [] (square brackets), it confuses the vSphere Client, because it thinks the name around the [ ] square brackets is a datastore.

So do not use [ ] square brackets. use a dash (-)
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detox1978Author Commented:
great thanks
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