Veeam/VMware Error: Failed to parse “.”

OS: Centos6.2 (64bit) running on ESXi5 / Veeam 6.0

Scenario: I tried to backup a  freshly created VM  with Veeam Backup but get the message: Error: Failed to parse “.”

Looking at the .vmx file there appeared to be an incomplete value:

isolation. =”true”

I removed this then, bingo!  Please note that you”ll need to switch the machine off and edit the .vmx for the change to become permanent . I’d also recommend updating the template this was spawned from!