Error while editing VM settings in vSphere

Today I got an annoying issue when I was trying to edit settings from a Virtual Machine. It happens after I converted a template to a VM to make to change but every time I tried to edit the VM I got this error message :

Error:The server fault ‘SystemError’ had no message.
Error Stack
Call “PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents” for object “propertyCollector” on vCenter Server “xxxxxxx.domain.local” failed.

Not very nice message and not very “understandable” for me… Anyway, I needed to edit these settings and to do so, you can follow the next steps.

Use it at your own risk !

First I removed the VM from the inventory, right click on the VM and chose “Remove from Inventory”

Then, browse the datastore where VM files are stored and I right clicked on the .vmx file

To add back into the inventory by following the regular wizard. At the end I’ve been able to edit the VM settings.

Resources :

VMDude (Frédéric Martin) made a Powercli module to resolve this issue : link
vmware KB : link

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