When you add a VM back into the vCenter inventory it is grayed out and in brackets states (invalid)


I had this recently when I made a change to the .vmx file, removed the VM from the inventory and then attempted to add it back in to the inventory to reinitialise.

Although I saw many explanations relating to services on the vSphere host and restarting the vcenter service on the vCenter server my issue was caused by a corrupt speech mark from copying and pasting configuration syntax into the .vmx file from notepad.

As soon as I checked and replaced the corrupt speech mark and added the VM back in it reinitialised successfully.

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