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A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile

KB ID: 4266
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 10 | 11
Published: 2021-12-31
Last Modified: 2021-12-31
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Challenge

A Replication job fails with the following error:
Failed to set storage profile VM Encryption Policy to vm.
Screenshot of a replication job failing with Error: A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile
An Entire VM Restore fails with the following error:
Error: A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile
Screenshot of restore operation failing with "Failed to set storage profile VM Encryption Policy to vm."

Cause

This error occurs when the datastore selected for the restore operation or replication job is part of the VM Encryption Policy and the vCenter or vCloud Director in use does not fully support VM Encryption.

More information is available here: VMware KB: "A specified parameter was not correct: spec.vmProfile" error when adding a new disk to a VM (78581)

Solution

To resolve this issue, select a Datastore from the Default Policy.
Screenshot of the Select Datastore wizard window with the "Default Policy" highlighted
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