Veeam vPower NFS Service fails to start

KB ID: 1094
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 10 | 11
Published: 2011-07-20
Last Modified: 2022-06-21
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Challenge

This article documents troubleshooting steps to be taken if the Veeam vPower NFS Service fails to start.

Solution

Check Port Usage

Check if another process is locking the port used by the Veeam vPower NFS Service:

  1. Open an Administrative PowerShell Prompt
  2. Run the following command
Get-Process -Id (Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 6161).OwningProcess
  1. Review the output. If the port is in use by another process, stop that process and start the Veeam vPower NFS Service.

    The results of the command will either list a process, or an error will be displayed stating that no objects were associated with the port. "Get-NetTCPConnection : No MSFT_NetTCPConnection objects found with property 'LocalPort' equal to '6161'.  Verify the value of the property and retry."
Example of output when no processe is locking port 6161
Example of output when no processes is using port 6161.
Image shows powershell output of commands above, with the process name VeeamNFSSvc highlight as associated with port 6161
Example of output when Veeam vPower NFS Service is running correctly.
Alternatively, if another process is locking the port, and it cannot be stopped, it is possible to change which port the vPower NFS Service will use
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