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Failed to start the virtual machine

Symptom

When a virtual machine has been replicated in vSphere and backed up, and a full VM restore is performed from the backup, the following status message might be displayed in vCenter:

Failed to start the virtual machine.

Cause

If the Power ON Virtual Machine After Restore option is selected when performing a full VM restore, VMware attempts to power on the restored VM before disabling replication.

Resolution

Clear the Power ON Virtual Machine After Restore option when initiating the restore. VMware automatically disables replication when the restore is completed, and you can power on the virtual machine manually.

Last modified: 1/24/2019 7:41:14 PM