When starting a VMware ESXi/vCenter guest VM Run Direct restore from AhsayCBS web console the following error message is shown "Hostname cannot be empty".
This due to a configuration issue on the AhsayCBS server, the "Host Name" of the AhsayCBS server has been left empty.
The "Host Name" value is required by the NFS service during a AhsayCBS Run Direct restore so that the VMWare ESXi/vCenter host is able to resolve and mount the user home drive on AhsayCBS as network drive.
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