Small tip, big victory. I have weekly snapshots and clones that are scheduled through vCenter. Suddenly one of the clone tasks stopped working and threw this error:
A General System error occurred: Protocol error from VMX.
Hmmm…that’s odd. It’s run fine up to now right? Luckily the fix couldn’t be too much simpler than this.
SOLUTION: Restart the VMware Tools service in the guest machine and restart the task
7 thoughts on “VMware tip – Protocol error from VMX”
Thanks so much! This works for me. I have this error while using VEEAM to backup a vm.
I had a similar problem, and I have searched the internet for a solution, but couldn’t find a proper solution, it kept failing, until I came a cross this tip, tested it and it worked like a charm.
Thanks alot, this was really helpfull
That’s great to hear! I’m glad that it helped out 🙂
Awesome, Thank u so much 🙂 Its works for me also.
i was unable to do cloning. 🙂
That’s great to hear!
Excelente… me tomo semanas encontrar una solucion hasta que llegue aca… me funciona de maravillas..
You really saved my day.. thanks a lot for your tip. it worked like miracle for me.. Excellent..