vmware probe faulty status error

Document ID : KB000097742
Last Modified Date : 30/05/2018
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Getting errors when trying to configure the vmware probe from Infrastructure Manager after adding some new vCenter devices for monitoring.
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 (.).
UIM 8.40 SP2
vmware 6.87
robot 7.93
OS Linux RHEL 6
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.