Tag Archives: VM

Error connecting to /bin/vmx process and cannot open a local pipe to local virtual machine

Today, when I wanted to power one my virtual machine, I got the following error: An error was received from the ESX host while powering on MK_SIM. Connection error while establishing connection (11): Error connecting to /bin/vmx process. Cannot open a local pipe to local virtual machine '/vmfs/volumes/.... Under investigating I realized that there was a VM process… Read More »

How to restore VMware VMs backups by NetBackup?

As described here, NetBackup provides nice features to protect VMware. In the previous article here, I showed how to create a VMware policy in NetBackup. Therefore, in this article we discuss how to restore VMs because NetBackup provides an powerfull interface/tool to perform restores. NetBackup supports the following scenarios: Restore the full VMware virtual machine Restore individual files… Read More »

Virtual machine powers off and causes file lock

Recently my customer has faced a problem with VM which was powered off by NetBackup snapshot and the VM was not possible to be powered on because of error: Failed to lock the file. Some errors confirming that  VM was powered off during creating NetBackup snapshots: As shown on above screenshot, there were 2 errors. Let's focus on… Read More »