Veeam Backup & Replication, job fails with message “Cannot register management service … VeeamVssSupport”


Last week, I encountered a situation where one of the VMs in a Veeam Backup & Replication job failed time after time. The Job summary showed this message:

The essential part of this Error message:

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vCenter repair and other issues


I have to confess, the vCenter server in my home lab has a terrible life. It is home lab and not a customer’s production environment, so my vCenter server has to undergo all kinds of OS patching, vCenter upgrades, unexpected power downs etc, etc.

The “vCenter Service Status” often shows all kinds of interesting alerts.

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