Thursday, June 7, 2012

ERROR: Call "VirtualMachine.Relocate" for object...

The full error is:
Call "VirtualMachine.Relocate" for object "VirtualMachineName" on vCenter Server "VirtualCenterServer" failed.

Looks like it thinks there was a snapshot left-over from a Backup Exec backup.  Yet, no snapshot exists, no file on the datastore.  Turns out, it's in the vCenter database...

First hit on Google: VMware KB http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008957

I unregistered and re-registered the VM in inventory and it fixed the problem.  One thing to note:  make sure you answer the power-on question as "Copy" and not "Move".  Selecting "copy" will cause vCenter to assign the VM a new ID, cleaning up the database.