Migration to target ESX host with special symbols ('+', '&', '#', '%') in datastore name will go to recoverable error at step 'Preparing Files' while taking control of target VM.
The error thrown when the job fails is:
Failed to put file from C:\Program Files\PlateSpin Portability Suite Server\Controller\Packages\0\c5506436-36fd-44df-860c-156284138bd5\1\winpe.iso to https://<IPAddress>/folder/platespin/portabilitysuite/administrator/QA-DORISI/9f9073c4-059f-45dd-b9a8-d414919610c3/packages/c5506436-36fd-44df-860c-156284138bd5/1/winpe.iso?dcPath=SingleHost&dsName=storage1%20###3Unable to write data to the transport connection: An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine
This issue is caused due to special characters ('+', '&', '#', '%') in the name of ESX datastore. The special symbols ('+' or '&') are supported by VMware for naming the datastore attached to an ESX server. Problem occurs when Platespin server creates the URL for ISO images on the datastore. The special symbols are allowed as a valid XML character but not as a URL character.