WMI method call failed

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WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:59 am

When trying to define the backup job (File level backup), after selecting Next I get this error message:
WMI method call failed
Critical error

I've searched the forum and the suggestion on this problem is to open a support case.
When clicking on the "Submit Case" button I get "WMI method call failed"
What now?
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:18 am

Hi,

Can you PM me with your email address? I will ask support to contact you directly (but please note this is without SLA so we will contact you when an engineer is available)

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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:28 am

Done.
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:03 am

Hey,

I notified support with an email with your data. From the moment there is availability they will contact you. Please follow up with the case ID and result afterwards in this forum

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[MERGED] WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby svecmarek » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 am

Hello,

When I create the backup job (File level backup), after selecting Next I get this error message:
Critical error - WMI method call failed

When I try set backup repository I get Critical error - Failed to load Veeam Agent for Windows licence. WMI method call failed.

I cant open a support case.
When clicking on the "Submit Case" button I get "WMI method call failed"

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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:59 am

Hi svecmarek,

Try to rebuild WMI. If that won’t help PM me you contact email address. Thanks.
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:53 pm

Case # 02083266
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:13 pm

ROSA,

Per case details support team set a webex session with you. Did that help? Thanks.
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:34 pm

The session just ended.
Sadly not ...
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:35 pm

ROSA,

Unfortunately, can’t see any case details regarding last webex. Did you try to rebuild WMI repository with support engineer? Check the link above it should have detailed explanation on how to do that.
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:17 am

I've tried rebuild WMI already before the session - it did't help.

Aleksandr tried really hard.
He tried rebuilding WMI, WMIDiags, a WMI diag/debug tool (I don't remember the name and can't find it), sfc, different versions of .NET framework even Endpoint backup v1.5 and a lot of other things (registry, logs, etc.).
In the end of the session he suggested running chkdsk /f /r, which I did, but it didn't help.

It seems to me that the problem is in the Windows WMI not in VAW
The interesting thing is, I have a second almost identical server, where the VAW runs without a problem.

I would like to ask for advice - should I close the case, even when it's not solved?
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:24 am

Rosa,

I will leave that open to the support engineer and your good judgement. It indeed seems like an issue with WMI and not with VAW. You can propose him to close and see what he says about it but maybe he wants to escalate or try a few other things. It is difficult for me to give you an answer as we were not involved in the call.

PS: If WMI is really broken, you are going to run in bigger problems with that server and workload rather sooner than later so keep that in mind and maybe look at migrating the workload to a new server
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:24 pm

I've asked and the ultimate solution is a reinstall of the OS.

It's a "not so important server" and there is no other problem besides VAW.
But I'll keep in mind, that when something on this server starts acting strange, then reinstall is the right solution.
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:54 pm

ROSA,

Thanks for the heads up! Just in case you still want to get WMI fixed, here is a detailed MS article (slightly different from the previously shared instruction).
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Re: WMI method call failed

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:16 pm

Thanks for the tip, I'll definitively give it a shot.
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