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Troubleshooting a virtual machine that fails to clone from VirtualCenter (1005341)

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  • Virtual machine fails to clone
  • Cannot clone a virtual machine from VirtualCenter
  • The dialog Task in progress appears and fails after an extended period of time
  • The following error appears:

    An error occurred while communicating with the remote host.

  • The VirtualCenter log shows:

    vpxd-4.log [clone] (<VMNAME>) Unexpected exception (vmodl.fault.HostCommunication) during clone. Aborting.


You need to restart the VirtualCenter agent on the ESX host.
To restart the VirtualCenter agent on the ESX host:
Log in to the ESX host using an SSH client and run the command:

service vmware-vpxa restart

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