I have one VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. It uses a VMXNET3 NIC. In production the ESXi version is 5.5 however our recovery environment is ESX 6.0. Of all the 14 VMs I replicate only one has an issue with VMtools. It is installed, up-to-date, and the service is running on the source machine. Once I failover to the replica it shows VMtools Not Running(Out-of date), then changes to Running(Out-of-date), then to Not Running(Not Installed). After working with a Veeam engineer he determined that this VMware article describes the issues I am facing.https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micro ... Id=1012693
On the source VM I have tried un-installing VMtools, rebooting, installing VMtools, rebooting, and finally replicating. However after failover I still have this issue.
So what should I do? This VM is the Domain Controller and it needs the NIC and the NIC needs VMtools. Can I script an install of VMtools after failover on this VM? Has anyone run into this issue? I'm looking for all the help I can get on this.
The support case ID on this is 02144402