vReplicator can't create a snapshot. when I try to take a snapshot form ESX I get "Operation not allowed in current state"
While researching this VMware message I found that it appears something has happened to the ESX Host the VM being replicated resides on.
To resolve this follow the steps below:
1. In the VC select the ESX host, Configuration tab, Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown.
Make sure Startup value set to Disabled for all VMs.
2. Open a (Putty) SSH session to the ESX Host the VM resides on and login as root 2. Run the following commands:
service mgmt-vmware restart
service vmware-vmkauthd restart
service vmware-vpxa restart
This will restart the management services on the ESX host. And with running step 1 the restart of the management services on the ESX host will not shutdown any of the VM's on that host.