During a migration or protection job to an ESX server, the job enters an error state when attempting to create the VM with the following error:
|Reason||Invalid configuration for device '4'.|
|Message||The CreateVM_Task submitted to the VMware ESX server failed: Invalid configuration for device '4'.|
This issue occurs when non-English characters are used in the .vmx or .vmdk files for the target server. This is a known VMware issue discussed here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1003866
To work around this issue, abort the job in error state and re-create it using standard English characters for the .vmx and .vmdk file names.