VMware vCenter Error Call “PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents” for object “propertyCollector” on vCenter Server failed

I wanted to modify my templates. After converting a template to a VM I tried to edit the settings. I received the following error: Call “PropertyCollector.RetrieveContents” for object “propertyCollector” on vCenter Server “VC” failed.

I once learned this trick from my fellow worker Bert that also helped me to overcome this annoyance. I removed the VM from the inventory and added it again from the data store. Fixed. But what was the problem? It seems to be a combination of the upgrade to vSphere 4.1 and maybe even to 4.0 Update 2 before that, and the mounting of an ISO that’s in a datastore that doesn’t exist anymore.

Being able to open the settings screen helps a lot in removing the link to the  non-existing ISO =)

All fine again, moving on to the next error message.

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