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Storage vMotion of Instant Recovery fails with “The method is disabled by ‘’”


When attempting to migrate an Instant Recovery VM to a production datastore using VMware Storage vMotion the following error occurs:

User-added image

The method is disabled by ‘VM_ID’
Call ‘VirtualMachine.Relocate’ for object ‘<VM_Name>’ on vCenter Server ‘<vCenter_Name’ failed.


To correct this issue please perform the following tasks:

1.  Power down the Guest OS of the instant recovery VM from within the OS.
2.  Remove the Instant Recovery VM from Inventory via vSphere client
3.  Add the Instant Recovery VM to inventory from the Veeambackup_ServerName NFS datastore

Once the VM has been removed and added back into the infrastructure please test the Storage vMotion again.

More information

The following VMware KB article is related:

Veeam Backup & Replication
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