NFC connectivity issues w/Veeam and VMware 6.5

Seeing the following and hourly replication is failing...

11/13/2017 2:48:02 PM :: Processing SR-99EXCH01 Error: NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:datastore-277,nfchost:host-279,conn:172.16.99.110]. Storage display name: [VRTX6].
Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:172.16.99.110,nfchost:host-279,stg:datastore-277@SR-99EXCH01_replica/SR-99EXCH01.vmx].
Mike WilliamsAsked:
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ITSysTechConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Could you try C:\netstat -bano from a command prompt and scroll up until you see port 902 (if it exists) and note the status?

Edit: Run cmd as admin. You might need to use C:\netstat -bano | more if your output is cut off on the top. Then hold down the enter key to see the next lines.
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ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Have you recently moved a VM to another location like local storage or another datastore? Also, you might want to hide your IP address in the question.

Edit: You could also try restarting management agents from the VMware ESXI or reboot the VMware host.
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Mike WilliamsAuthor Commented:
Thanks, it was suggested to restart the management agents and reboot the host if required. Is there a recommended process to follow to determine exactly what the issue is? Can we test by trying to TELNET using port 902 as suggested?
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ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
First it would be best to see which VMs are causing the issue, by watching the error message time and seeing which VMs are replicating on an hourly basis.

Edit: It would be something on datastore-277.
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Mike WilliamsAuthor Commented:
I believe we have isolated the affected VMs in question, we worked with Veeam Tech support and were told that the issue was related to the VMs not listening on port 902. I believe that this port is used as a connection back as per below...

Product        Port     Protocol       Source                                    Target          Purpose
ESXi 6.x         902      TCP/UDP      VMware vCenter  Agent      ESXi Host     vCenter Server agent

Is there a way to determine if the VMs are listening on port 902 correctly? I ran "netstat -s" and was not able to see port 902 listed as listening as I thought that it might be?

Thanks for your time and assistance with this? I am jumping into an pre-existing issue and I am trying to understand what caused this issue as well as the fix.
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Mike WilliamsAuthor Commented:
netstat -a

sorry....
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Mike WilliamsAuthor Commented:
Thank-you for your patience and assistance in helping me to understand and isolate the problem.

We have the backups working again!!
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Mike WilliamsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all of your help
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ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
Your welcome. Have a good weekend!
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