VMware plugin restore fails with Fault type is 4595
ESX server version 5.*
VCenter server 5.*
ESX server controlled by vCenter server
VMware plugin configured with ESX servers added not the VCenter server.
VMware Backups work as expected.
VMware restore fails as seen in binary log Extract from binary log sub text:
MWVIM :01428 110 0 135456 Property name is info.error and change type is 2
VMWVIM :01428 111 0 135456 Property value type is 312
VMWVIM :01428 116 0 135456 Fault string is 'Access to resource settings on the host is restricted to the server that is managing it: '10.1.53.35'.'
VMWVIM :01428 117 0 135456 Fault type is 4595
VMWVIM :01428 110 0 135456 Property name is info.result and change type is 2
VMWVIM :01428 119 0 135456 Property value is empty
vSphere 5.X does not allow some operations to be performed directly on the ESX host when attached to vCenter server.
Option 1/ remove the ESX server from the vCenter server to do the restore or permanently remove the ESX server from the vCenter server and control the ESX server individually
Option 2 / add the VCenter server to the plugin and backup and restore through the vCenter server.
Note if you are not using VMware enterprise license you cannot do this as the VMware ESX server license will not allow backups or restores through VCenter server. You will need to upgrade the VMware license