Fix the requested operation (0x00002EF3). (Virtual Machine ID …)

Fix the requested operation (0x00002EF3). (Virtual Machine ID …) . Hyper-V Replica: Hyper-V failed to enable replication .. the handle is in the wrong state .. (0x00002EF3) .i am trying to get HV Replica on 2 servers with Hyper-V Server 2012 in a workgroup, based on certificates.
All configuration works well until i actually try to activate replication for a vm. No matter which vm, which direction, what options, i always get the following errormessage:

Hyper-V failed to enable replication.

Hyper-V failed to enable replication for virtual machine ‘xxx’: The handle is in the wrong state for the requested operation (0x00002EF3). (Virtual Machine ID …)

I do not find any information in the net about any “handle” or it’s “state” and what i can do about this.
Has anyone seen this error and knows more about it?

 

Fix: 

i finally solved it, with re-installing and tests after each step while setting up the systems again:

On both server the proxy-setting was set (to get Microsoft updates, using “netsh winhttp set proxy server.company.com”) – just the proxy-server, but no bypass-list, what worked well enough in regards to Microsoft Updates. Apparently HV-Replica (with certificates relying on http/s) uses those proxy-settings to communicate with the Replica-Server but can of course no longer connect directly to the Replica-Server.
Resetting/Removing the proxy-settings (or adding a bypass-list like “<local>;*.company.com”) helped, HV-Replica is working now.

Looking at the solution it seems obvious now but I would have really appreciated if there was a more descriptive error-message (“could not connect”, “HTTP(S) failed” ..)  then just the mysterious “handle is in wrong state” ..

But anyway, hopefully this helps someone else ..

br,tm

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