vmware probe faulty status error

Document ID : KB000097742
Last Modified Date : 30/05/2018
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Introduction:
Getting errors when trying to configure the vmware probe from Infrastructure Manager after adding some new vCenter devices for monitoring.
Question:
What causes the following error when opening the vmware probe Configure GUI from Infrastructure Manager?

"unexpected application error occurred. Faulty status in reply message: expected 0 (OK), got 120 (.).
Environment:
UIM 8.40 SP2
vmware 6.87
robot 7.93
OS Linux RHEL 6
Answer:
One or more custom templates in the <templates> section of the vmware.cfg file contained incorrect syntax.  The following steps had to be followed to correct this:

1.  Delete the vmware probe
2.  Delete the vmware probe directory and its contents
3.  Redeploy the vmware probe
4.  Add back the vCenter resources
5.  Recreate the custom templates.