Fixing the – the server fault invalidargument had no message – error message

Written by Simon Eady
Published on 5/2/2013 - Read in about 1 min (118 words)
Published under VMware and vSphere #ESX and ESXi

Today while creating new VMs from a template I got the error “the server fault invalidargument had no message” when editing the VM settings, the settings were modified successfully but the error was present whether a change had been made or not to the settings of the VM.

A quick search of the web suggested removing said VM from the inventory and re-adding from the datastore, for many this fixed the issue but not for me.

Another suggested removing and reading the Host from the cluster which I did and still no joy. Finding little else to go on I elected to simply restart the host the VM/template was originally on.

Lo and behold this fixed the issue!

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