Network name cannot contain the following symbols: ~`!@#$%^&*+=;'><|?*:"

KB ID: 2074
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-07-25

Challenge

Veeam incorrectly displays portgroups in Virtual Lab -> Settings -> Isolated Networks and when trying to add such a port group the following message box is displayed:
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Cause

it is a known VMware SDK limitation where special characters are not escaped when used in names of vSphere entities such as port groups. It might still be possible to add that port group as your production network in the Virtual Lab Properties -> isolated network settings, but the Surebackup job will not be able to match a port group with a special char to the production one resulting a Sure Backup job failure.

Solution

To resolve this issue, avoid using special characters in the vSphere entities names.
 

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