Posted by: Nathan Simon
agentless mode, ESX Server, ESXi, serrvice console agent mode, SOAP Credentials, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Fast SCP, vmdk, vmfs, vmware
You get an error after attempting to backup a vm, which is similar to the following…
opening `/vmfs/volumes/48ef3738-77af8bc0-d6aa-0022190bdb5f/vm_name/vm_name.vmdk’: Permission denied
The issue is that the “Service Console Agent Mode” is being used, and there is a permission problem preventing a proper backup.
The work-around is as follows… Uncheck “Use Service Console Connection” check box on the page where you specified credentials, this will make Veeam fall back to agentless mode and use SOAP Credentials.