AnyBackup-Full VM restores directly to the ESXi server fails with the error: Access to resource settings on the host is restricted to the server

2019-09-12

Keywords

VMware restore

 

Applied Versions

· AnyBackup 5.0.x

· AnyBackup 6.0.x

 

Symptoms

Full VM restores directly to the ESXi server fails, click Job History > Execution Output, then click View Details, you may see error shows below:

Failed to restore the virtual machine objects.(Error provider: vmwareBackup, error value: e0460018, error location: ncVMwareRestoreExec.cpp:860).(Additional information: Error occurred when creating the virtual machine, cause: Access to resource settings on the host is restricted to the server that is managing it: 'vCenter IP'..(Error provider: vsphere api 6.0, error value: 1, error location: ncVsphereApi6.0.cpp:1115).)


 

Impact

Unable to restore a VM on ESXi host that is managed by vCenter.

 

Cause

In ESXi 5.0 and above, to ensure consistency between the information in the vCenter Server database and in the ESXi host's configuration, VMware blocks the function to restore virtual machines to ESXi hosts managed by vCenter Server. 

 

Resolution

To resolve this issue, you can restore virtual machines via vCenter Server or restore them via ESXi after unmanaging the host from vCenter Server.

To unmanage an ESXi host from vCenter Server:

1. Connect to the ESXi host directly using the vSphere Client.

2. Go to Home > Inventory.

3. Select the host and click the Summary tab.

4. In the Host Management section, click Disassociate host from vCenter Server.

Note: This does not affect the other ESXi host's connectivity to vCenter Server. The ESXi host that is disassociated from vCenter Server will show as (not responding).
You can reconnect the host to vCenter Server by right clicking the ESXi host in vCenter Server and selecting Connect.

 

More Information

For more information about disconnecting the ESXi Host from the vCenter, please refer to the VMware KB :A restore job fails when restoring virtual machines to ESXi hosts managed by vCenter Server 5.x (2038838)

 

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