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VeeamCDP I/O filter installation fails with “The agent’s workflow is blocked” error

Challenge

You want to install VeeamCDP I/O filter on a cluster that will be used for continuous data protection (CDP), but the installation fails with the following error “The agent's workflow is blocked until it's required solutions are re-mediated externally in vSphere Lifecycle Manager”.

Cause

vSphere LifeCycle Management installed on your cluster requires you to remediate updates for hosts in your cluster.

Solution

To install the VeeamCDP I/O filter on a cluster, do the following:

  1. In the VMware vSphere client, navigate to updates of a cluster for which you want to install the filter.
  2. For the hosts on the cluster, click Remediate All.
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  1. In the opened window, accept the terms of EULA and click Start Remediation.
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  1. Wait some time (about 5 minutes) to complete the operation.
  2. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, launch the VeeamCDP Filter Management wizard.
  3. Despite the cluster has the “Veeam I/O filter is up to date” status, perform the installation for this cluster once again.
KB ID:
4096
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication 11
Published:
2021-02-03
Last Modified:
2021-02-15
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